Rise and Zumba

Morning!! Happy Saturday <3 Hope you’re having a great weekend so far!

I got everything ninja-kicked off the list yesterday:

-made all the crazy phone calls and errands- I still can’t believe we get the house keys on Monday!

-got robbed of blood


(Poor Pilot- I was squeezing his hand, HARD)

-Trip to World Market as my reward 🙂


(We found an patio dining set, living room table + chairs, rug for the den + balcony table set)

-Movie with nana

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Larry Crowne was super cute- it was nice to go see a warm fuzzy movie 🙂

Since I was so full from the bucket of popcorn we shared, dinner was light: miso soup and house salad with ginger dressing from Sakura.


This morning, I made a quick bowl of banana protein oats:


-1/2 C GF oats

-1 mashed banana

-1/2 scoop Sun Warrior (<— promo early next week!!)


-blob of almond butter

and am about to get my stuff ready for work.

Or in the case of Zumba: werk. 😀


[New Power Y print!]

See ya laterrrrrr <3



Something to watch: LOVE this cover- perfect for a Saturday morning 🙂

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  1. Kris | iheartwellness.com on July 23, 2011 at 10:36 am

    What a FUN day!!! I love waking up early and getting ready for a nice blood pumping workout! Enjoy the sweat sesh as I am off to shop for veggies at 7:30 am on Saturday 😐


  2. Sam on July 23, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I love your clothes for zumba! Especially the top. You make me want to try zumba! Which is honestly something I didn’t think I would say 😛

  3. Brittany (Eating Bird Food) on July 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

    World Market is the best for furniture. We got our bed there, a pull out sofa for our guest room and our dining room table there. LOVE!

    I’m so excited for you and Tom to move in your new house. ahhh!!

    We still need to catch up soon – maybe a gchat sess is in order. 🙂

  4. Sara K on July 23, 2011 at 10:43 am

    World Market is the best! And I’m loving your festive Zumba outfit

  5. Shayla @ The Good Life on July 23, 2011 at 10:46 am

    What a fun start to your day!! Don’t cha just love early morning workouts on the weekend?! I’m off to get my Spin on 😉 have a great day, and I love your zumba outfit, that pink is awesome 🙂

  6. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine on July 23, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Have fun Zumba-ing, Gina! Love the outfit!

  7. Destini on July 23, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Your posts always make me giggle and are an always welcome addition to my morning routines. I really wish I could find Sun Warrior here(Winnipeg, Canada) but never can. I may see if I can get some in the States when i head up in a few weeks.

    Have a great workout 🙂

  8. Amber @ Chicken and Chocolate on July 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I’m watching a Zumba infomercial and drinking iced coffee… Does that count for anything? lol

  9. Emma @ Microcosm of Life on July 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Oh no, vampires stole your blood! World Market is mah faaave. 🙂

  10. Kilee on July 23, 2011 at 11:24 am

    How exciting about the new furniture! It sounds like you had a great day yesterday 🙂
    Yesterday I made the mistake of putting a whole scoop on sun warrior into my oatmeal instead of just a half. Let’s just say it tasted like a pink eraser. That’s what I get for making my oatmeal before my coffee!
    Your Zumba outfit looks super cute today.
    Have a great day day!!!

  11. Christine @ BookishlyB on July 23, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Is it wrong that one of the main reasons I want to try zumba is because the pants look so comfy? 😉

  12. Allison @ Food for Healing on July 23, 2011 at 11:52 am

    i’m gettin back into zumba this week! 2 times a week. woohoo

  13. Mallory on July 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Um, yeah, I’ve listened to that cover about, oh you know, 20 times in a row. It’s so good! Thanks for posting!

  14. Jenna on July 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    That video. I can’t even… that was so AMAZING! My mouth was hanging open in awe pretty much the entire time!

  15. Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo on July 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I’m so impressed by that kid! WOW! Even in the first few seconds I was totally thinking about how talented he was.

  16. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on July 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Those oats look yummy!! I’m interested in trying protein powder for the first time to whip up some protein smoothies, so i’m excited a promo is just around the corner.. that stuff is pricey!

    I went to a movie last night with my mama- ‘Friends With Benefits.’ It was so funny- waaaaaay better than I had anticipated!

    • Lindsay on July 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      I saw that movie last night too! I love Justin and mila together. Started off my morning with a 45 mile bike ride. It was pretty warm by the end. Love the video Gina. It made me smile.

  17. Bea on July 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    zumba is a blast and a killer workout too. Have a great class and lovely weekend.

  18. Mindy on July 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Can’t wait to see your new house pics!

    And thanks in advance for the SW promo!!! I am almost to the end of mine! Have you ever tried Life’s Basics plant protein in chocolate? It’s made from pea, hemp, rice and chia and the choc flavor pluse a banana plus almond milk is super yummmmmy!!!

  19. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on July 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Looks like a very productive day! I love World Market.

  20. Nicole on July 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I love furniture shopping!! Can’t wait to see the goods!

  21. Colleen on July 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Just FYI – I’m not sure how sensitive you are to gluten, but most restaurants that I’ve asked use soy sauce (which most always has wheat in Japanese restaurants) in that delicious ginger dressing. I love it dearly but have to pass because I have celiac disease! Congrats on the house!

  22. Heather @ Ooops I Blogged The Toilet on July 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I feel ya on the whole needle/blood thing. I had a traumatizing experience where a nurse was DIGGING in my arm with a needle trying to find a vein. I was never the same. 🙂

  23. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on July 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Yey for getting house keys! Yey for zumba! 🙂

  24. Yaara on July 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Love!! I want to download this on my ipod. It’s funny I’ve lately become obsessed with this song.

  25. Katie on July 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Oh Gina, I feel your pain on the blood work, I always feel sick when they take mine, I turn colors and passed out last time : p

    World market rocks! Glad u guys found some great stuff! Have a good weekend!!

  26. Kathi on July 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing the music! I loved it!

  27. Amy on July 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Oh man. That violin cover is outstanding. <3

  28. Errign on July 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Why oh why is ginger dressing so delicious?! haha

  29. Lauren on July 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    this is random, and i’m sure you’ve covered this before, but could you briefly explain the whey vs. soy vs. vegan protein powder debate? in moderation, are whey or soy powders fine to use? i just bought a few samples of an all natural, 100% whey isolate, so i’m just curious! 🙂

  30. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather on July 23, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Great reward for being tough! Hope zumba is a blast! The pink is so much fun 🙂

  31. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on July 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Sorry you were blood robbed. Ugh! Pregnancy is one of those times I swear, I was always getting a blood draw for something or the other…not fun!

    Congrats on getting your keys on Monday!!!!!!!!

    And whoa, that’s a major score at World Market! Happy for you!!!

    And the Zumba clothes. Ok so those purple pants. I want those!!! Where can I buy them??


  32. AJ on July 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Gina,
    Love you blog. I was wondering if you had tried TheGymBox,com? I would love to know what you think of the workouts. I just discovered it, I haven’t joined but it looks like it would be good for travel or for when you have to stay at home to workout.

    • Fitnessista on July 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      i haven’t! will have to look into that

  33. Stephanie @cookinfanatic on July 23, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    That video is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  34. kristi (sweet cheeks) on July 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    sounds like the needles were worth it, eh? 🙂 I always feel so relieved afterwards!

  35. Lisa on July 23, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    This guy is mesmerizing; I will show my son since he plays. On another note, I found Kerrygold garlic & herb butter at publix; too good for words. Can’t wait for you to unpack the pod into your new house. Let the nesting begin!!

    • Fitnessista on July 23, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      kerrygold is insane.
      yes!!! i can’t wait!

  36. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on July 23, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Lovely tank, and awesome video! Happy Saturday to you to lady! I hope your blood supply is ok now.

  37. Danielle (Shrinking and Studying) on July 23, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Ever since my boyfriend dragged me to donate blood, I’m slowly getting used to the needle thing. I used to be terrified of them! I even went to donate blood by myself last time!

    Loved that video, totally brightened my day a little bit! 🙂 I hope you are having a great weekend lady!

  38. Amanda on July 24, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Move in day is coming!!! YAAAAY!!!!

    Larry Crowne looks adorable & fun, I must go see it!

  39. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on July 24, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I’m going to my first zumba class this week and I am so excited! Totally inspired to try it out because of you and my Mum, who goes three times a week and says it makes her feel FANTASTIC! 🙂 That banana protein oats bowl looks delicious…I think the Vanilla Sun Warrior is so so good…my favourite thing in oats of cereal ever. You must be so stoked to move into your own place…it’s happening so soon! 😀 xyx

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