Replacement Zumbie

Hey guys! Happy almost-Friday! πŸ˜€ Any big plans for the weekend??

I started off the morning with a chocolaty energizing smoothie. Something about having chocolate in your breakfast makes the day a thousand times better, no? πŸ˜‰


-1 C almond milk

-1 bannaner

-1/2 C frozen mixed organic berries

-1 T raw cacao powder

-1/2 T maca

-1 serving Vega smoothie To-Go

-Steia, vanilla, cinnamon + pinch of sea salt

smoothie (2)

All slurped up with a glass straw πŸ™‚

This morning is going to be interesting because I’m off to take class Zumba the teacher they hired to replace me. I’m not going to say anything or act like I used to teach the class- I’m going as a student to see what the class is like. If it’s lame, I’m going to go hop on the Stairmaster and read a book.

I packed up a container of oats to munch on the way to work:


-1/2 C oats cooked in water with cinnamon

2 training appointments and then back to the casa to wrangle puppers and clean up around here before heading back to work for more appointments and bootcamp.

Today’s an exciting day– I’ll be back later this afternoon to tell you why. (It’s not anything too crazy –still haven’t signed with that record label, bahaha- but still, exciting) πŸ˜‰



Upcoming: A FASHION FRIDAY post tomorrow! Which summer trend are you loving right now??

Something to think: (via my favorite yoga studio)

Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life, even if it is easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand, even if I have gone away from you. ~ Pueblo blessing

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  1. Pam on July 1, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I love choccie smoothies..yum! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on July 1, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Good for you for taking the class and not saying anything. (I would do the same thing.) OBVIOUSLY it’s not going to be nearly as good, but I think you should come to NYC and give a special class in zumba or spin or boot camp to all of us πŸ™‚

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on July 1, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I think it is awesome that you went and took it! Good for you. πŸ™‚
    I am loving rompers right now – so comfy!

  4. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on July 1, 2010 at 8:06 am

    LOVE Fashion Fridays — I do them every week over on my site too πŸ™‚
    I’m taking my first Zumba class this morning and I’m suuuuper psyched!!

  5. A Teenage Gourmet on July 1, 2010 at 8:17 am

    My favorite summer trend is the bright, strappy footwear! I actually don’t have a pair of trendy shoes myself, but I always admire them on other’s feet. . . πŸ™‚

  6. Melissa on July 1, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Summer trend I’m loving right now.. cute rompers (ew. I really just said that.. I guess everything comes back around!)

    Trend I HATE… those open toed but the rest of the foot is covered big clunky shoes. Not my taste at all.

    Interested to see how to Zumba is.

  7. Heather (Perspective Is Everything) on July 1, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Summer trend? hmmm…..i guess it’s not a trend, because they never went out of style and will always be in style (in summer): sundresses. i love! πŸ˜€

  8. Katherine on July 1, 2010 at 8:32 am

    happy july 1! free internet at starbucks whoo hoo!

  9. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on July 1, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I give you credit for taking the class. I’d avoid the place and never go back. Is it bad that I’m hoping the class kinda stinks now?

  10. rachael on July 1, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Yay for fashion Friday! My favorite summer clothes are strappy flat sandals and summer dresses.

  11. Jenny on July 1, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I’m all about fancy rompers you can wear out- simple and fashionable!

  12. allison @ livingoneday on July 1, 2010 at 8:54 am

    eeeeeeeeeek im interested to find out how the class went!! happy almost friday – im heading to connecticut to visit my best friend for the weekend, and i cannot wait!

  13. Jess @ Jessica is Getting Fit on July 1, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I’m loving some of the nautical looks this summer! Also thanks for that quote, I put it up in my cube at work!

  14. Jess on July 1, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I am so happy to be able to wear sundresses and sandals every day. Thank god flats are in style! I could not survive NYC in strappy high-heels!

  15. Jill on July 1, 2010 at 9:10 am

    I am loving the jumpsuits with a pair of wedge sandals

  16. Lindsey @ Foodie on the Rocks on July 1, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Hmmm, can’t wait to see how the new teacher is! I wish we had summer trends… Haha, people don’t even switch to shorts in Wyoming. They are not appropriate ranch wear ;).

  17. Romy on July 1, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Yay Gina, can’t wait for the Fashion post tomorrow πŸ˜€ I need this post because I have no clue what’s “in” this summer. And please let us know what you thought about the new Zumba Teacher πŸ˜‰

  18. Joanna on July 1, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Love the Pueblo Blessing. I’m posting it on my fridge right now πŸ™‚

  19. Naomi on July 1, 2010 at 10:02 am

    thtas so great that you went and took that zumba class…even though I am sure you are a much more high energy instructor πŸ™‚

    cant wait to hear your news!!

  20. fittingbackin on July 1, 2010 at 10:08 am

    ooooh can’t wait to see what’s exciting! Summer trend – def all of the crazy colorful, fabulous gladiators and flats!

  21. Heather (Heather's Dish) on July 1, 2010 at 10:15 am

    let’s see…summer trend that i love? bright colors! it’s part of what makes summer SUMMER πŸ™‚

  22. jenna on July 1, 2010 at 10:36 am

    cherry bombs are soooo yummy…you just reminded me what i’ve been missing from my life this week πŸ™‚ hope you have a fab thursday.

  23. Ilana on July 1, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I eat chocolate for breakfast almost every single day (cocoa powder in the smoothie or oatmeal, yum). It’s kind of what gets me out of bed and to eat breakfast!

  24. cynthia on July 1, 2010 at 10:44 am

    never tried zumba…or should i say not yet! can you recommend a great zumba dvd?

    have a great day!

  25. Laura (B Foxy Fitness) on July 1, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Kudos to you for taking that class! I know how frustrating it is to be “replaced” (been there–I can empathize!), but you are definitely being the bigger person! πŸ™‚ My favorite summer trend is, and will always be, the classic, pretty summer sundress paired with espadrille wedges a la Audrey Hepburn.

  26. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on July 1, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Chocolate makes everything better!! Especially at breakfast! πŸ˜‰

    Hope you have a good Zumba class– I still need to try it!!

  27. Cassie @ Tasteful Tales on July 1, 2010 at 11:30 am

    That quote just brightened up my morning! Thanks

  28. Meg on July 1, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please!

    Hope you enjoy your class – although I’m sure you rocked that class harder than the new instructor will πŸ™‚

  29. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on July 1, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I can’t wait to see how the zumba class is. You should come to the University of Oregon and teach our zumba classes! They need a bit of a pick me up

  30. Jessica @ Jessica Balances on July 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    What a wonderful passage you quoted at the end of the post. πŸ™‚ I hope the zumba class is bearable… Even if it’s not, I think it’s awesome that you are going to try it out and not say anything about how you used to teach it. xoxo

  31. Carrie on July 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Zumba is so hard to find around here, I’m still not sure what it’s like!

  32. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary on July 1, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I’m dying to read your fashion post!! I need help my friend πŸ˜‰

  33. Anon on July 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for leaving us with that positive affirmation quote. I’m going to hold onto it.

    I read your blog and twitter all. the. time. Way to keep me loyal, Ms.!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2010 at 12:21 pm

      thank you! positive anon comments always make me so happy πŸ™‚

  34. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I love bright or patterned miniskirts!

  35. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on July 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I think it’s great that you took the Zumba class – was it as good as yours?! πŸ™‚
    My favourite summer trends right now are strappy flats and rompers (the rompers I see in magazines – I haven’t actually managed to find one I like in the shops yet!)

  36. Annie D. @ Annie's Simple Life on July 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm


  37. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on July 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    cant wait for the big news πŸ™‚

    and taking a class you used to, that’s pretty ironic! I have to say, i have never taken any of the yoga classes I used to teach…that would be pretty surreal! You are a bigger woman than me for doing it πŸ™‚

  38. Katherine on July 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    This summer I’m loving skirts and sun dresses. Good for you for being able to take the class that you used to teach.

  39. Ellen@FirednFabulous on July 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I’ve been into stripes lately. And layering and mixing and matching bracelets and bangles πŸ™‚

  40. Nae (of CookingInCambridge) on July 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    I hope the class went well! How interesting. I imagine your students really miss you.

  41. Nikki on July 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Cute outfit! Love the new do too. πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on July 2, 2010 at 7:37 pm

      thank you!

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