Sad Soup

Hey guys!! The weekend is in sight πŸ™‚ How’s your morning going?? <3

LOVED all of the awesome feedback for Bridal Bootcamp! Forgot to mention to leave a comment *here* after you finish the first workout- we can cheer each other on πŸ™‚ (and I like to hear what you think of the workouts!)

Yesterday afternoon, I had a little photoshoot with Kayla Selans. She’s a photographer in Orlando and I needed some shots done for different blog thangs.

A couple of my faves:

wheel headshot dancer

Fun, huh?? πŸ˜€

I came back to the casa and packed up dinner to take to work:


An entire bunch of kale, massaged (in a creepy way), and topped with Nama Shoyu, rice vinegar, olive oil, cayenne, Garlic Gold, sea salt and pepper- crammed into a to-go container (which leaked in the baggie I was carrying it in… loverly)


+ soup from Whole Paycheck and a Larabar

The soup was *supposed* to be an Indian vegan lentil soup. Um, it tasted like water and lentils. There were about 20 spices I wanted to add to it…

I worked late, came back to the casa and called it a night <3

This morning, I had oats on the brain:


Pumpkin protein oats with:

-1/3 C steel cut oats

-1/2 scoop Sun Warrior (the last I could scrape out of the bottom of the bag!)

-1/2 C pumpkin

-Stevia, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg

-Blob of almond butter + cacao nibs for my face garnish

oats (2)

Well I’m off to get started on the days to-dos and squeeze a workout in πŸ™‚

See ya later today with Fitnessista-fied mac n’ cheese.



2 weeks until Foodbuzz Festival!! SO EXCITED to meet everyone who will be there <3

Today’s workout jam: β€œGypsy” by Shakira – ideal for a cooldown

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Love the headshot of you! It is so pretty.

  2. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on October 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I can’t wait to see the mac and cheese!

    The pics turned out great — Your headshot turned out really beautiful!

  3. rebecca lustig on October 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

    i hate a liquidy, flavorless soup– ESPECIALLY when a hearty soup is all i can think about!

    p.s. youre stunning. but i don’t need to tell you that πŸ™‚

  4. rachael (peace, kale, and yoga) on October 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Beautiful pictures! You can tell you were a dancer by your dancer’s pose:)

  5. Stefanie @thenewhealthy on October 21, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I love the photos! So pretty! πŸ™‚

    And fitnessista-fied mac n’ cheese?! Yum, I’m excited to see what you do with it!

    I make healthified mac n’ cheese for my son by adding chickpeas, and frozen veggies! He loves it!

  6. McPinks on October 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Great pics! – Can’t wait for the mac n cheese…one of my favs!

  7. Leanne @ Simplicitlee on October 21, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Hey Gina! Those pictures are awesome! πŸ™‚

    I’m excited to see this mac & cheese recipe!

  8. allison @ thesundayflog on October 21, 2010 at 10:29 am

    i had pumpkin oats today too! steel cut with pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, maple, and a blob of pecan pumpkin buttah

  9. Nic on October 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Excited for the mac and cheese.

    I did the dancer pose this morning… it looked nothing like that πŸ˜‰

  10. BethT on October 21, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Very pretty photos!

  11. skinnyrunner on October 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

    cute photos, you little model, you!

  12. babs on October 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

    i hate lackluster soups. amy’s soups are on sale this week at wholefoods (5 for 10). i scooped up a TON! i love the split pea, but tried the butternut squash last night. uhhh, it was thinnnnnnnnnn. real thin. so thin i wanted to drink it. it was also pretty flavorless. i suggest buying amy’s soups, but not the butternut squash πŸ˜‰

  13. Claire on October 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

    You look so pretty in your pictures. P.S. Your recent yoga post inspired me to finally get up the courage to attend a yoga class – and I loved it!! Totally not scary at all haha. Your recommendations for poses to familiarize yourself with before attending your first yoga class was right-on. So thanks!!

    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

      sweet! i’m so glad you had a good time πŸ™‚

  14. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on October 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I love those photos of you!! I hate when soups don’t turn out as tasty as I plan, but I posted about one today that was delicious!

  15. Judy on October 21, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I love your leaf place mat! So autumn-esque:)

    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2010 at 11:28 am

      thanks πŸ™‚

  16. Anna S @ History Running Girl on October 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Yum the oats look delicious. I have to add protein to my oats otherwise I get hungry!

    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2010 at 11:28 am

      me too!

  17. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) on October 21, 2010 at 11:33 am

    OOOOOOOOOOOH! Can’t wait to check out your mac n cheese.

    I have that pink tank!! πŸ˜€ SO CUTE! Love the pictures too. Wonder what your doin’ with ’em ??

  18. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on October 21, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Pretty sure you came up with the mac n’ cheese recipe just for me πŸ™‚ Can’t wait!

    And really CAN’T WAIT for Foodbuzz!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  19. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on October 21, 2010 at 11:36 am

    You so fritty. πŸ™‚

    That soup IS sad. In fact, if I’m gonna make soup my main course, it better be exciting–I’m probably like a dude that way. Whenever my mom used to make soup for dinner, my dad would be like, “…and what else?” Hahaha…

    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

      haha i’m the same way! if i’m having soup for dinner, it better be really GOOD soup

  20. Moni'sMeals on October 21, 2010 at 11:37 am

    nice photos! Yoga photo shoots are harder than they look, trust me I know!

    Also a great Shakira song thanks for reminding me I need to download it. πŸ™‚

  21. Janiek @ abrandnewchange on October 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

    haha, that soup doesn’t sound very enjoyable:P I love your blog by the way, you’re such a gorgeous girl. I hope you will make some more videos on recipes, maybe some yoga videos or something. I love all the videos on you youtube account so I was sad when I watched all of them(twice):P
    Feel free to pay me a visit at
    (I’m a new foodblogger so there’s not so many posts yet)

    Keep up the blogging!
    With love,


  22. Heather (Heather's Dish) on October 21, 2010 at 11:46 am

    you look beautiful! love those shots, especially the 3rd one πŸ™‚

  23. Laughter-Loving Stacy on October 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Very nice photos! And yay for man n cheese!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

      man and cheese? i want some of THAT! bahaha

  24. Chantal on October 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Fun shots! Gina, gotta say though, the way you write is totally one of those random things that make my day :o) example? “Kale massaged (in a creepy way)”. Love you!

    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm

      haha thanks girl

  25. Mi-An Dela Cruz on October 21, 2010 at 11:50 am

    you look so pretty! i’m so bummed i won’t be able to make it to foodbuzz, i’ll be in NY that weekend for an interview for internal medicine residency! (wish me luck!). but i live like 40 mins away from SF! would have been awesome to meet you, averie, and other foodbloggers i follow!

    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

      awww wish you could be there too! good luck with your interview, though! i’m sure you’ll rock it πŸ™‚

  26. Lauren on October 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    The photos look awesome!!! So beautiful. πŸ™‚
    I hate when you feel like you could make a store bought food so much better. Its usually a reminder to me that I just wasted money on something I could have made 1000 x better at home. But I guess in the essence of time, it’s needed some days. πŸ™‚
    Have a great day hun.

  27. Allison @ Food for Healing on October 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    aw so beautiful!

    I wish i was going to Foodbuzz, i swear one day i will go to one of those events and meet everyone!

  28. Krystina (Organically Me) on October 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    You’re so gorg! And I agree, that soup does suck.

  29. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on October 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Cannot wait for the mac n cheese recipe!! The pics of you are awesome!

  30. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on October 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    The head shot is gorgeous and I love the back bend one. So fun.

  31. Jessica @ Jessica Balances on October 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Look at you in your wheel! I am so jealous! πŸ™‚

  32. Paige @ Running Around Normal on October 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Love the shots! Purty πŸ™‚
    Wish I were going to FBF – that’s awesome that you won the challenge and get to go, girl:)
    Have a great day!

  33. Laura J. on October 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Love the pics! You look beautiful!

    Can’t wait for the fitnessista-ifed mac n cheese!

  34. Jessica@tastyandtrim on October 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Love the pictures – you’re gorgeous! Can’t wait for the mac n’ cheese recipe! πŸ™‚

  35. salah on October 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    omg I cannot wait for this mac n’ cheese recipe!!! The FBF sounds amazing!

  36. lindsey on October 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Love the pics! I’ve had that vegan lentil soup from WF…not great. I’m making a kale, sweet pototo and lentil soup for dinner tonight…should be interesting.

  37. Little Bookworm on October 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Love the photos! Sorry about the soup though.

  38. Molly on October 21, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    You are gorgeous and super flexible! Your kale massaging comment made me giggle. Get it giiiiiiirl!

  39. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    The pictures look awesome…doing photo shoots + yoga photo shoots = so much fun!! Looks like you had a great time and the one of you in Dancer Pose is awesome. I can tell you can rock the splits any ole time you want. Nice!

    And Food Buzz…yes, I am so excited!!!!!! I need to shop for some clothes though. Dresses! And try not to overpack LOL

    Can’t wait to finally meet you!!


    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2010 at 8:29 pm

      you have no idea how excited i am to FINALLY meet you!

  40. Shanna @ Shanna LIke Banana on October 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Mac n cheese? Yes PLEASE!

    Great photos!

  41. April on October 21, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Ah, i have NEVER had a good soup from WF, sadly never:( I love everything else about Whole Paycheck tho, they just don’t know soup:=

    Lovely pics by the way:)

  42. Liz @ Blog is the New Black on October 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Sorry about your soup bot you look purrrrty in your pics!

  43. Allison @ Food for Healing on October 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    that soup is such a bummer! better luck next time

  44. Erika @ Food.Fitness.Fun on October 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Love the pictures – your SO flexible! LOL
    I don’t know what it is but WF soups are either a hit or a miss. My favorite is the Pasta Fajoli. πŸ™‚
    PS – Can’t wait to see the recipe for Fitnessista-fied mac n’ cheese! πŸ™‚

  45. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on October 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Too bad to hear about the your soup being a dud πŸ™

    Oh-and I’m startign the Bridal Bootcamp tomorrow!! I’m excited πŸ˜€

  46. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 21, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    That’s such a bummer about the soup! You should start carrying spices in your purse in case of emergencies like that. πŸ˜›

    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2010 at 8:28 pm

      great idea!

  47. Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness on October 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Gorgeous photos, Gina. You should be a fitness model!

    I am stoked for Foodbuzz as well. Hopefully *someone* will be teaching a Zumba class again? Somehow, some way? πŸ˜€

    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm

      i can’t wait to see you again!! I HOPE SO πŸ™‚

  48. jill on October 21, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    You are so beautiful Gina! Great pictures, love the head shot!

  49. Emily @ Emilyeatsclean on October 21, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I sooo wish I was going to the Foodbuzz festival. Maybe someday I’ll make it to a blogging event! Great photos by the way!

  50. sally on October 21, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Wow those are great photos! Like everyone else I agree the headshot is stunning. I saw a couple of A-10s fly over the NAS for the airshow this weekend and thought of you! Those things are no kidding. Take care!

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