Saves the Day

Hey heyyyyy ๐Ÿ˜€ How is your weekend going?

Mayjah huge gigantic apologies for the blog down time this morning. I was going to throw a note up, but when I woke up, my web wizard was already hard at work transferring the blog to a new server. Alas, she was being a little hormonal and made the task more difficult for him (SO much data to transfer + some files that were corrupt and needed to be mended). All is well now and ready for the new design launch on Monday! The good news is that with my new server, I wonโ€™t be crashing all the time anymore. Thatโ€™s very exciting ๐Ÿ˜€


Work today was so much fun. I got to take a world beat class, using LIVE drummers (I was in love), Zumba, work as weight room supervisor, and watch/observe stretch, drills and a beginning class. My first week is over and Iโ€™ve learned so much.

I also learned that on some days, Iโ€™m going to have to bring extra fuel. Today, was one of those days.
Today I started the morning with a bowl of brown rice farina and blueberries:


+ green tea

and packed up some snacks for today:


2 amazeballs, strawberry Sun Warrior smoothie and a coconut water

For lunch, I finally cooked up some of the tempeh bacon thatโ€™s been marinating in the fridge:


and made one of the best wraps Iโ€™ve had in a looooong time.


Brown rice tortilla, grapeseed veganaise, Dijon, lettuce, tempeh bacon. I die.

As incredibly foodgasmic as it was, it didnโ€™t do the trick as far as hunger goes. Thank goodness for a hefty lunch break, so I could come home and make one of these:

muffin (2)

Stuffed with chocolate and topped with almond butter. Mmm yeah.

So Iโ€™m home from quite a whirlwind day and am going to sit in silence in my pajamas for a second, before cranking out some work stuff and going out with friends ๐Ÿ˜‰

What are you up to tonight?

Hope you have a wonderful evening and Iโ€™ll see ya in the morning!



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  1. Brittany (Eating Bird Food) on April 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I’m glad to hear your first week has gone so well Gina. It sounds like the perfect job for you!!

    Tonight, I went out to dinner with a friend and my plan for the rest of the evening is to stay in and relax. Yes, I know… I’m 26 going on 76. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 30, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      girl, i’m in my jammies and could quite possibly not change out of them for the rest of the night ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy & Healthy on April 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    The World Beat class has actual drummers?? Sounds kind of amazing.
    Looking forward to hearing more about that!

    • Fitnessista on April 30, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      yes, 3 live drummers. it was the coolest thing ever

  3. Holly @ The Runny Egg on April 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I love seeing your packed lunches/snacks — gives me ideas for what I should bring to work!

    Jason and I just got back from dinner — and yes it is 9:15pm but I’m ready to go to bed. I’m exhausted.

  4. MMiller on April 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Just chillin and watching TV tonight! We were out in the sun today for a few hours and it really drained us! 90+ already in Florida, and humid! And we will be at a beach picnic tomorrow! Hope there is a really nice breeze!

    • Fitnessista on April 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      beach picnic?! that sounds heavenly

  5. Sierra on April 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    How did you work up to working out so much? I’m kind of just starting out exercising (again…for the millionth time!) and I can barely run a mile or take one Zumba class. I would like to work up to running for 30-45 minutes and doing weights and some classes (not necessarily all in the same day ) and I’m wondering how to increase my endurance threshold. Thanks, Gina! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      slow and steady wins the race ๐Ÿ™‚ add on 5 minutes every few weeks and before you know it, you’ll be up there! couch to 5k is a great program for that
      i’m used to it.. i’ve danced my entire life- in high school and college i danced for 4-5 hours everyday

  6. Sana on April 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I can’t waitttt till monday!!!

  7. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 30, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I’m chatting with one of my best bloggie friends ๐Ÿ˜‰ We had sushi for dinner and are watching TV

  8. Jill {i run i eat} on April 30, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I am so jealous of your job! It sounds amazing!! I’m glad things are going so well.

  9. Holley @ Lunges and Lashes on April 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I am loving all these fun fitness classes you are getting to take! I am totally jeal though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am so curious where this new job is you have… so I can find out where I can take all these fun classes! I have never even heard of some of them before! Your muffin looks heavenly.

  10. lindsay on April 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I gotta try your tempeh bacon. Great recipe you Smart gal! And sorry about the techonology, sheesh it can be a pain in the booty.

  11. Audrey@MonkeyHeartsFitness on April 30, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    it’s reli encouraging as I’m working my way to become a groupx instructor- will start d RPM training, NASM personal training, TRX and Pilate certifications next month, so excited ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish that I’ll have an enjoyable working experience like u do :p

  12. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 30, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Brown rice tortilla, grapeseed veganaise, Dijon, lettuce…I LOVE Vegenasise and it’s the base of about 17 of my dressing recipes on my site and i eat vegenaise daily. Yes, I do. And I love it. Love the wrap action, mmm, good!

    Blog issues, downtime, server migrations, new site unveiling…dear lord girl. You have had to have been having some stressful moments lately, like tons of them!

    Not to mention a little thing like starting a brand new job this week AND Pilot traveling. Chaos and stress much? You are handling it all like a CHAMP!

    Can’t wait to see the new site and i bet you are soooo glad that it will be done and up and running!

  13. mi-an on May 1, 2011 at 1:45 am

    so nice to hear that you love your job! if you love your job, you’ll never have to work! ya know what i mean. ๐Ÿ™‚ my bro just purchased a 60′ tv!!! so we put into action tonite. speaker isn’t so good but man, this tv is gigantic!!! so not used to it! hahha but so far, it’s really coool watching a movie in a big tv!!

  14. ellalinea on May 1, 2011 at 3:10 am

    so happy that eveything is going well! It’s the perfect job for you I think ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck with the second week!

  15. Ruth on May 1, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Great that you love your job! We spend too much time working – it’s great to be donig something we enjoy.

  16. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on May 1, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Sounds like you are loving your job more and more every day. It is super important to LOVE what you do.

  17. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 1, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I’m glad you’re loving your new job! I can’t wait to hear how it goes when you start teaching. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was lame-o last night and spent the night in my PJs in front of my tv. Sometimes that’s just all I want to do on a Saturday night!

  18. Dana Marie on May 1, 2011 at 8:03 am

    omg you were totally in my dream last night – prob because I looked at your blog before going to bed after a 15 hour day on set starting at 5am.
    Is there a recipe for your grapeseed veganese?

  19. Stephanie on May 1, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I love drumming. I’ve wanted to be a drummer my entire life. Drum lessons are on my to-do list. Today, I’m going to finish getting the house ready to sell. My husband flew to Iceland for the weekend, so I’ll also probably spend some time being jealous of him.

  20. Chelsa on May 1, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Which veganaise do you buy? I used to buy it but it had soy and that irritates my stomach. Is there a soy free one?

    • Fitnessista on May 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      the grapeseed one has soy in it, but my homeopath said it was ok… so i eat it.. and it is delicious. doesn’t bother my stomach, either

  21. Steph @ Steph's Life in Motion on May 1, 2011 at 11:32 am

    That drumming class sounds exciting and different!

    On a different note, I found some raw macaroons at Whole Paycheck yesterday and…..holy foodgasms they are good! I’m sure yours (since you’ve got so many interesting flavors) are even better!!! Must. Have. Recipe. Now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Moni'sMeals on May 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    glad you are back! these meals look great! drumming is the best, rock band baby!

  23. Amber B on May 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Hey Gina! Quick question: Do your smoothies not separate and get weird when you pack them to take to work? You post that you pack them up a lot pre-made, which is great as long as they hold together…?

    • Fitnessista on May 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      they totally separate, but i shake them up before drinking them and keep them in the fridge at work. it works out really well

  24. Allison @ Food For Healing on May 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    i can’t wait until the launch tomorrow!

  25. Katherine: Unemployed on May 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    peace out; great day-savers!

  26. Mai on May 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Mmm tempeh bcon – any way I can bribe you into posting the recipe???? I can’t buy it up here in Canada, and I try and keep my trs for groceries to Washington down to once a month (hey it’s only an hour from my home to the nearest trader joe’s. Who cares that it is across an international

    • Fitnessista on May 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      it’s publisher violation to post it here, but if you click the link, i included a way to find it ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Sam on May 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Where do you buy those brown rice tortillas?

    • Fitnessista on May 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      trader joe’s

    • Fitnessista on May 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      trader joes

  28. Alexa @ SimpleEats on May 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Yum, that tempeh bacon looks amazing!

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