Put it in chip form

Hey hey hey ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy (?) Monday! ๐Ÿ˜€ How was the rest of your weekend??

After hitting up the gym with Michelle, I came back to the hotel-casa to get ready for work.

I snacked on some grapes:


(Which I ate about half of because I only like the hard ones. TWSS. Terrible, haha)

And had half of this stinky drinky:


See the bacteria floating in there?? Mmmmmmm.

I think the reason why Iโ€™m starting to get into kombucha is because I now know what to expect as far as taste and flavor goes. When I first started trying it, I had no clue what to expect and was not a fan of the vinegary taste. Now, anticipate the vinegar taste and pretty much roll with it. Iโ€™ve found that I love the ginger kombucha flavors the bestโ€”a little spice is very nice ๐Ÿ˜‰

Work was bueno and I had one of my favorite dinners everโ€ฆ

Raw sushi


Kale chips!!!!


I donโ€™t even like kale that much, but put it into chip form and I turn into a fiend ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are two of the things I plated last night:

Blood Orange Cheesecake and Sicilian Pistachio Nougatine



(The orange piles look kinda blobby, but we were almost out)

The nougatine is sooooo good. Youโ€™d think that after making, plating and looking at desserts for the past 3 weeks I would be sick of them and have a non-existent sweet tooth. Au contraire. I think I love desserts even more ๐Ÿ˜‰

This morning, I had a bite of Larabar before hitting the gym.


And had a less-than-stellar cardio workout (15 minutes hill walking, 15 minutes ellipticalโ€ฆ I couldnโ€™t wake up today!) followed by a banging weight workout.

Split squat 5 lbs each 3 sets of 10
Saxon side bend 5 lbs each 3 sets of 10 each side
Sumo squat and leg lift 6 lb kettleball 3 sets of 10 on each side
Good mornings 10 lb flat weight 3 sets of 12
Stability ball calf raise 8 lbs each 3 sets of 12
Weighted step ups 8 lbs each 3 sets of 12 each side

Total workout time: 1 hr

When I got back to the hotel-casa, I made a delicious almond butter and jelly smoothie


-1 cup almond milk

-1 nanner

-1 scoop sprouted brown rice protein

-handful frozen strawberries

-1 tbs almond butter


-1/2 pack Stevia

-pinch sea salt

-love (haha)

Something about pink smoothies makes me so happy ๐Ÿ˜€

Time to get ready for class! Have a great day!



So Iโ€™m hoping this falls into the 33% of my posts he doesnโ€™t read, but I want to take the pilot on a date when he gets into town Friday night. Iโ€™ve narrowed it down to a few places after talking to some friends at the restaurant:

Flip’s Wine Bar and Trattoria

Rococo Restaurant and Fine Wine

Sushi Neko

Trattoria Il Centro

Everything looks so good! Please help me decide ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on September 28, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Oh dear I couldn’t pick. They all look delicious. I can’t believe it’s almost time for you to leave already!

  2. Heather on September 28, 2009 at 9:30 am

    I had the Gingerberry Kombucha for the first time yesterday and LOVED it. I think that zing of ginger helps with the vinegar taste.

  3. Cara (Cara Craves...) on September 28, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I think each of those restaurants have something great to offer…I am sure you can’t go wrong with any of them.
    I guess it just depends what your in the mood for on the day…guys aren’t too choosy, I am sure he will be happy with any of these fine choices ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 28, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I’d go with sushi for sure… but you know me and sushi! I haven’t ever had kale chips, and have thought i wouldn’t like them because I don’t love kale… might have to try them if YOU say they’re good ๐Ÿ™‚ Ok, that sounded a bit creepy-stalker…

  5. Stephanie on September 28, 2009 at 9:54 am
  6. Gena on September 28, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I’m voting sushi or Il Centro!

  7. K on September 28, 2009 at 10:07 am

    ABJ smoothie?! Really?! I’ve got to have it! All four of those restaurants look lovely – anything that involves wine has got to be good, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a wonderful Monday!!

  8. Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life on September 28, 2009 at 10:16 am

    OK that smoothie looks delish!!! I am sure he will like any of the restuarants you choose!!

  9. VeggieGirl on September 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

    That sushi, shake, kale chip batch, and desserts look MAAAAARVELOUS, my dear!

    ***Take The Pilot to Flipโ€™s Wine Bar and Trattoria!!!

  10. shannonmarie on September 28, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Hey, did you notice that your sushi looks like the Hungry Little Caterpillar? I guess it’s just the mom in me. Cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Amara on September 28, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Hey, sorry –I just read your post about the Polar dying, and just wanted to say maybe think twice about the Garmin. I got one and love the mapping features (I don’t get lost jogging anymore ๐Ÿ™‚ ), but it only tracks your calories based on distance and speed. You couldn’t use it to track calories for your zumba or spin classes. I’ve had quite a few friends who like the “Body bug” though. I haven’t tried it yet.

  12. rhodeygirl on September 28, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I only eat the hard grapes too. I make everyone else eat the other ones. Is that mean?

  13. Pam on September 28, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Flip’s….have fun and enjoy!

  14. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 28, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I recently made kale chips with an awesome coating that a girl you know ๐Ÿ™‚ told me about..anyway, they turned out super fabulous. And like you, I am not the hugest kale fan. I even got my hubs to dig into ’em. And then I used the tail end of the bag of them and dumped that over a salad with all the little coating crunchy bits…it happens to be on my post today. Happy Monday Miss G ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Suzanne on September 28, 2009 at 11:38 am

    My vote is for the sushi! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Laura W on September 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I really like Trattoria il Centro’s website, BUT I like Rococo’s dinner & wine list the best. So I vote for Rococo… it seems like they have something for everyone! (That sounded like a really corny endorsement, didn’t it?!)

  17. Jenna on September 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    yayy! defs take him out on a date!

  18. muffy on September 28, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    awesome girl! I knew what to expect because I was told about it, but i didn’t know what to expect at the same time. i tasted it and it took me the whole day to drink my first. now i crave it! haha.
    homemade kombucha tastes a lot diff, but i havent started flavouring mine yet.
    i dont even know how to make kale chips… or what they taste/feel like. how do you make them??
    good luck on the pilot missing this post hehe!

  19. natalie on September 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    wow, these all look amazing. I love sushi and it looks amazing, so i’ll go with that!!

  20. Lindsay on September 28, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Hey Gina!
    I’m sure you’ve already answered this question somewhere on the bloggy but what kind of sprouted brown rice protein do you use and where oh where did you find it????
    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Sarah on September 28, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Neko does have pretty amazing sushi, but you can’t beat Flip’s for the atmosphere. Plus if it’s nice out you can sit on the patio and drink wine all night!

  22. Kelly on September 28, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    The Chilean Sea Bass at Sushi N. sound delish!!!!!!!

  23. The Formerly Anonymous Yvette on September 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Love your crow pose!! I read about this site today and thought of you, your macaroons, and your mystery business plan.

  24. Shelby on September 28, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I actually LOVE kale (except raw kale, bleh!) so those kale chips are right up my alley! YUM!

    But those desserts! Just…wow!

  25. Low on September 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    As an okie girl I had to weigh in on your restaurant question. All the options would be great (well, I’ve never been to Trattorio but I’m sure it’s great).

    Flips is so cute and fun. The atmoshpere is very relaxed, the wine selection is great and they have those cute little checkered tablecloths (big plus for me for some reason). I’ve always thought of Flips as the ultimate date restaurant.
    Rococco is great too, I’ve actually only eaten there for brunch but my brother and SIL go about once a month. This is more of a romantic local – think dim mood lighting, flowers on the table, etc. They have a fun bar and (usually) great service. It’s definitely on the pricey side tho.
    Sushi Neko has the best sushi in OKC. Nuff said.

    Hope that helps!

    • Fitnessista on September 28, 2009 at 5:57 pm

      thanks for the info, low!
      i’m thinking between flips and sushi neko.. we both love sushi and pizza, but i love pizza more and he loves sushi more ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. Gina on September 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    My vote is for Trattoria Il Centro…I can’t resist Italian!
    Those desserts you plated look fabulous! It helps that my stomach’s growling right now…
    I’m tempted to make a smoothie every time I see one of yours…and I usually give in. Yum!

  27. Kara on September 28, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I say def. take The Pilot out to Sushi Neiko, looks like a great place =]

  28. Peanut Butter Bliss on September 28, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    grapes just taste amazing now don’t they!? yum ๐Ÿ™‚

    great workout girlie!

  29. stephanie on September 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Hey Gina! I went to college in Oklahoma. BOOMER SOONER! Sushi Neko is my absolute favorite restaurant in OKC. I’ve had many wonderful dates there with the boyfriend. You can’t go wrong with any of your choices, though. Have a fun date night ๐Ÿ˜‰

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