Road trippin’

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful Friday! I LOVED your insightful comments on the Whole Foods discount policy- leave it to ya’ll to be such a wonderful group of intelligent and classy ladies <3

We’re road-trippin’ it to Orlando:


(Pilot = seksi, me = pale)

Earlier this morning, I munched a glorious Fitnessista bfast cookie before hitting up the gym with Ashley


This little gem had:

-1/2 C oats

-1 tiny banana

-1/2 scoop Sun Warrior vanilla

-1 heaping T almond butter

-splash of almond milk

-cinnamon, Stevia and maca

-Goji berries and cacao nibs

Ahhhhmazing 😀

Ashley and I did an hour of biceps, triceps and abs, which I followed with 30 breezy minutes on the elliptical with the new issue of Self. My legs are SORE from yesterday’s weight sesh and 6-miler with Meara, but it felt really good to shake them out.

Some recent eats:


My favorite green juice (apple, pear, cucumber, spinach, parsley and lemon, with spirulina stirred in)

A raw cacao crunchy cookie:

Recipe to come… they came out AMAZING 😀

A bowl of organic veggies (carrot, broccoli and cauliflower with sea salt and red pepper flakes) while I packed up food supplies for the weekend:


(I always like to pack bars and fruit as well as protein, oats, HEED powder (for long runs) and vitamins in little baggies)

Unpictured roadtrip snacks:

-Larabar (PB&J)


I feel like a bad road trip buddy because I spent two-thirds of our car ride fast asleep, mouth open (hot, right?) with Bella on my lap. Sorry pilot 😉

We’re almost to my aunt’s house, but I’ll see you tomorrow after two Zumba classes. I can’t wait!

Have a wonderful night <3


******Stay tuned for Week 3 of the Winter Shape up– will be posted Monday AM 😀

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  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) on January 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    how fun! hope you guys have a fun time on your roadtrip 🙂 such a cute couple, you two 🙂

  2. Paige @ Running Around Normal on January 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Yay! Have fun in Orlando 😀 That breakfast cookie sounds phemon!

  3. Paige @ Running Around Normal on January 29, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Woops…I mean phenom 🙂

  4. Ashley on January 29, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Hey Gina, I asked this on the last post but it was probably lost in the sea of comments. I’ve been doing a lot of research on body recomposition. In order to burn fat/build muscle, do you think it is necessary to cut your carbohydrate intake? Most plans I’ve read suggest no more than 30% of calories should come from carbohydrates in order to achieve an optimal level of fat burning/muscle building. What are your experiences and thoughts on this?

    • gina (fitnessista) on January 29, 2010 at 6:39 pm

      hey ashley,
      i disagree.. it’s all about what works best for you! since my activity level is so high, i need more carbs to maintain my muscle. i don’t keep track any more, but when i did, i found that i did best on about 60% carbs. just play around with some ratios and see what works best for your body and activity level.
      take care <3

  5. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on January 29, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    We’re all pale these days…summah time is comin’ soon (I say that and it’s supposed to snow 6-10 inches tonight….in NC of all places).

    Can’t wait for that recipe!!! Have a great trip!

  6. Karyn on January 29, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    enjoy the trip! how fun 🙂

  7. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on January 29, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    You constantly inspire me with your health!!

    Just wanted to let you know 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Lauren @ eater not a runner on January 29, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Love a good road trip! I always pack tons of bars and fruit too 🙂

  9. Miss Gee on January 29, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Hey Gina,
    Have fun in sunny Florida! It’s a cold SNOWY day here in TN, so booooo for that. Anyways, I finally found millet bread and I am officially a fan. Love it!
    Take care.

  10. Brenda on January 29, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Hey Gina!! Have a great trip and a wonderful weekend with your family. We are stuck inside this weekend, i tried shoveling the snow in my driveway and it almost came up to my knees(and I have pretty long legs). Be safe and have a wonderful weekend. Bye!!

  11. Amy on January 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Hi Gina,
    Have a safe trip. I just wanted to say I love your blog. I have some chia seeds,Goji berries and cacao nibs being delivered to me this week! I am so excited!!
    I am also excited to be “officially” starting the Winter Shape Up this week. I know I am behind by 2 weeks but I am looking forward to it.

    Plus, my birthday is in 14 days so I need to look good…right 🙂

  12. Kimberly on January 29, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Gina, I must say, your husband is a spitting image of my boyfriend who I refer to as “The Ninja”…yes, he may or may not kill people for a living…lol! I bought some Annie’s Goddess dressing today…rocked my socks, sooooo good!! Have a great weekend!


  13. rachael on January 29, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Hope the weather’s nice in Florida! Coming from a northern girl, you are so not pale:)

  14. Sara @ Activegal on January 29, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Have fun in Orlando!! It should be a lot warmer there than here!

  15. Jenna @ EatingGreen,StayingLean on January 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Bringing all of those goodies with you is such a great idea- really sets you up for a healthy way of eating even while you’re away from home 🙂

    Have a great time in FL! I woke up today and it was 3 degrees here, yikes 🙁

  16. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on January 29, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Have a blasty!!! Road trip to Chicago soon, k?

  17. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on January 29, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I am the WORST road trip buddy because all I do is sleep, but my husband thinks I am the best because he can listen to whatever he wants on his ipod haha. have fun!

  18. Gracie @ Girl Meets Health on January 29, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Woooo have an amazing trip!! Road trips are my FAVORITE, especially with a significant other and some good music =)

  19. Island Girl Eats on January 29, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Have a great weekend in Orlando. Enjoy Whole Foods! What I would give to go there!!!!!

  20. Tyler Ramey on January 29, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Do either of the Zumbas include the GaGa???? 😉

  21. Jenna on January 29, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Have a good weekend!!

  22. Leah on January 30, 2010 at 12:11 am

    haha when my boyfriend and I were driving back from Seattle, I totally fell asleep for 1.5 hours of the 2 hour drive. The poor guy had to drive in the dark, after a long plane ride with no company! I felt so bad.

  23. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on January 30, 2010 at 1:41 am

    I hate that I fall asleep with my mouth open too… embarrassing yes. Especially on plane rides. Hope you have a fun trip!

  24. Susan on January 30, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Hey Gina, hope you’re enjoying Orlando. too funny you fell asleep in the car, I did that when I was on a date in the cinema, fell fast asleep, it wasn’t good but kinda funny looking back. Your food for the day looks so tasty and healthy, you’ve inspired me to eat healthy this Saturday, I’m awake early so I’ll make a trip to the food market. Those raw cacao cookies look delicious, looking forward to the recipe. Have been thinking a lot about getting a dehydrator, very tempted.

  25. Emily on January 30, 2010 at 3:41 am

    you guys always look like you’re having so much fun 🙂

    thanks again for your whole foods post. i went back to read the comments, and actually altered my opinion because of it!

  26. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on January 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Those veggies, green juice, and cookie all look so yummy!

  27. All Women Stalker on January 31, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Road trips with the right people are a lot of fun! And mmmmm, that cookie looks delicious. I could chomp it down in a few bites.

  28. Running Betty on January 31, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    pale=sexy, because it means you take care of yourself despite the Florida sun!

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:51 pm

      hahah, i wear spf 30 every day 🙂

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