Saving Room

Hey guys! How are ya?? Hope you’re having a fabulous morning <3

Thanks again to those of you who participated in the Sun Warrior promo– I stocked up, too 😀 The deal is good until tomorrow AM.

So, I didn’t end up making it back to the gym yesterday to finish my weights sesh.

But next time I do, I have a little extra motivation because of the sahweet gym back that the Livewell fairy sent me 😉


You can read my review *here* edited to say: here’s the YouTube review I did, too, because I lost it on the review page and technology is not my friend….

Please excuse the gym hair and lack of makeup 😉

Dinner last night was one of my favorites:


snobby joes

This meal is so flavorful, inexpensive and easy to make. The pilot likes it, too 🙂 If it’s your first brush with a vegan dish, or if you want to make a vegan dish for someone else, try snobby joes. I made these, along with some sweet potato fries, for my very carnivorous (but open-minded) Tucson family- they loved them 😀 What’s your favorite quick, easy, healthy dinner?

I saved a little room so I could have protein ice cream before bed 😉

ice cream

I’m obsessed.

The puppers and I polluted our minds watching Kourtney and Khloe and the Bachelorette, then called it a night 🙂

This morning’s bfast was a little.. interesting.


Lovely, right?? Hahaha.

I *tried* to make a breakfast cookie with the Vega Smoothie To-Go since I’m out of Sun Warrior, forgetting how strong the Vega is. I only used 1/2 a serving but ended up “watering” it down with almond milk and turning the breakfast cookie into an overnight oats/chia pudding hybrid. I think the Vega is best for a smoothie, but not really bfast cookie appropriate.

Today’s plan:


-Registering the new wheels

-Mall 😉

-Lunch + Blog



See ya this afternoon!



Zumba Song of the Day: “Ella Quiere” Franco El Gorilla (SUPER fast- love it)

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  1. A Teenage Gourmet on June 29, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I had protein ice cream last night for the first time. I was so proud of my little blender for crushing all it the ice. 🙂 I even made it chocolate in honor of your chocolate shakes. 😉

  2. A Teenage Gourmet on June 29, 2010 at 8:09 am

    all of the ice* (sorry)

  3. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on June 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I made protein ice cream last night, but I need to buy the gums to help it thicken and cream better. It was delish anyways!

  4. Maggie on June 29, 2010 at 8:35 am

    New reader here–love the blog, Gina. Great info and very entertaining.

    My favorite quick and healthy dinner is beans and brown rice. I freeze leftover rice so I don’t have to wait for it to cook. Then I saute some garlic, onion and olive oil, add a can of black or pinto beans and a can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes and let simmer for 15 mins or so. Delicious just like that, or you can add cheese and sour cream, or an avocado, or I put it in a tortilla for my kids.

  5. rachael on June 29, 2010 at 8:36 am

    “Ice-cream” and kourtney & khloe is an ideal Monday night.

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet on June 29, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I always save a little room so I can have some banana soft serve after dinner(sometimes w/ protein, depending on if I’ve had enough for the day!) and it makes my night. 🙂

  7. Jenny on June 29, 2010 at 8:40 am

    The more I see protein ice cream, the more I realize I hVe to try it!

  8. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on June 29, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Ooh, I’m about to watch the Bachelorette, dvr’ed. Hope it was a good one!

  9. Allison @ Food For Healing on June 29, 2010 at 9:09 am

    the snobby joes are definitely something i’m going to have to try!

    I cannot stand to watch those shows lol
    I was asleep before 10 last night, i was so happy!

  10. Naomi (onefitfoodie) on June 29, 2010 at 9:15 am

    i always save room 🙂 cute bag! I love that it has a separate shoe compartment! that is SO key!!!!

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 9:52 am

      yes, the shoe compartment is awesome!

  11. denise on June 29, 2010 at 9:19 am

    the bag is very fun.

  12. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on June 29, 2010 at 9:23 am

    oh my gosh, that bag is amazing!! I just added it to my birthday wish list…too bad my birthday isn’t for two more months. haha!

  13. Katie on June 29, 2010 at 9:25 am

    ode to addicting reality tv!! LOVE it! brings me back to college days and all the shows we were hooked to…omg…rock of love, telia tequila? girls next door?? real world? keeping up? I could go on and on buahhh =)

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 9:51 am

      i love girls next door and keeping up, too 🙂

  14. Julie @ Pickley Pear on June 29, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Protein Ice Cream is the best – especially with berries. LOVE the bag!

  15. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on June 29, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Oooh I love your bag! I always save room for dessert… I’m currently shopping for a food processor and when I get it, I’m pretty sure there will be protein ice cream every night! 🙂

  16. ashleigh on June 29, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I love when you share the zumba song of the day!! Last night we danced to waka waka!

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 9:51 am

      ahhh! waka waka is my favorite right now 🙂

  17. Shannon @ Before Sunrise on June 29, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Yum! I want to try the protein ice cream so bad – it looks so refreshing!!

  18. Heather (Heather's Dish) on June 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

    oh, i LOVE super fast zumba songs! i need to download that one 🙂

  19. katelyn on June 29, 2010 at 10:10 am

    GINA! That bag looks really cute, but I want to know how much stuff it “really” holds- it seems narrow for shoes and a water bottle and gym clothes AND my wallet… after you try it out fo realz will you update the review? pretty please?

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 10:16 am

      hey girl- did you watch the video?? it’s pretty huge and would definitely hold shoes, a water bottle, gym clothes, wallet, jewelry, etc

  20. Courtney @ Three Months on June 29, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Those snobby joes look great – will have to give them a try!

  21. jennifer on June 29, 2010 at 10:34 am

    hi, this is a random question, but what gym do you go to?

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 10:38 am

      i don’t like to give that info out on the blog for privacy reasons- valdosta only has 4 big gyms

  22. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on June 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

    My very carnivorous and not very open minded father even loved sweet potato fries 🙂

  23. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on June 29, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Cute bag! Sorry the breakfast cookie didn’t pan out! I watched the Bachelorette too last night…I got suckered into it by my friends but now I’m enjoying it. 🙂

  24. Kristina on June 29, 2010 at 11:10 am

    those snobby joes look GOOD! I love Post Punk Kitchen!

    I am looking for new workout songs… I’m going to have to try some of yours ! 🙂

  25. maxinthegym on June 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Planning on making those Snobby Joes soon! They look so yum!

  26. Paige (Running Around Normal) on June 29, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Haha – I’ve made a few watery breakfast cookies too before. So sad I missed the trash TV last night! Wellll I guess I did see the housewives, haha

  27. Angela on June 29, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Gina, your meals always look so yummy. I love that you feature Indian on Wednesdays. They get my mouth watering. These snobby joes look fantastic – I might give them a try tonight. Just a question – can you get Zumba videos? My gym doesn’t offer it and I really want to try it out.

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 11:23 am

      yes, you can order them online! the old school zumba advanced ones are my fave

  28. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 29, 2010 at 11:40 am

    That bag is really cute! And I think I’m in the market for a new one since the zipper is busted on my favourite Lululemon bag.

    I wish I could try making those snobby joes for my family, but unfortunately they’re carnivorous and not at all open minded! 😛

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm

      you’ll love it- i was very impressed with the bag 🙂

  29. neiry mae on June 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Well, someone looks amazing without any makeup on! go you! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      hahah you stop that 😉
      thank you <3

  30. catherine on June 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Hey, Gina! If you love snobby joes, you would love the ones that your girl, Rachael Ray, makes. They are made with portabella mushrooms and my husband (also very carnivorous) LOVES them. – Catherine

  31. catherine on June 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      YUM. thank you for the recipe- they look amazing!!! can’t wait to try them 🙂

  32. Katie on June 29, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I LOVE snobby Joes!!! I was a big fan of regular sloppy Joe’s growing up, but since I don’t eat beef much anymore, I live these. Iv’e even gotten my parents who are total meat and potato eaters to eat them! I load them up with veggies to make them go even further too. It’s great on a bed of lettuce, or as a dip too. So versatile.

    Now I am craving them. Lentils in the pantry…I think I just figured out dinner! Thanks!

  33. Samantha on June 29, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    That bag is so cute! You’re lucky to have gotten to review it, that bag aint cheap! hahah 🙂

  34. Laura on June 29, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    hope you are having a lovely day:) …that breakfast cookie malfunction does look…interesting! xx

  35. Jessica @ Dairy Free Bety on June 29, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Awwh Zumba!!! do you have any fun links to zumba work outs? The only zumba instructor in our town just had emergency surgery and is out until September. So sad for both reasons!! 🙂

    Love that bag!!

  36. Mandi on June 29, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Just wanted to drop by and say that I love your blog! 🙂

  37. Melissa on June 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    It’s so funny you should post a recipe about “Sloppy Joe’s”. I was planning on making them for the kids tonight and then making myself the usual second dinner as I am the only vegetarian in the house. Sometimes I go through the extra effort but I have never found a really good recipe- I will be making these along side and we will be dining side by side tonight with the “same” meals! Thanks. Also, after 4 back surgeries I went to my first Pilate’s class and it went great! I have been doing PT for what seems like forever (still am) but it’s nice to ease back into the regular workout scene. I am a regular reader and a sometimes poster! I love love your blog. Keep up the great work. Mel

  38. Jennifer @ shesafitchick on June 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I love your bag! And that protein ice cream looks yum! 🙂
    Hope you had a good day!!

  39. Katherine on June 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    you’re so active! what a plan for the day

  40. Dee on June 29, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Oh! I must try this!

  41. Tracy C. on June 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I pre-ordered that bag from Livewell 360 when they first came out and just got it a couple weeks ago. I absolutely love it!!

    I am going to have to try that protein ice cream. It looks amazing.

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm

      so glad you like it- i love it so far, too 🙂

  42. Jocelyn on June 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I have the livewell bag 🙂 I won the livewell prize package from angela’s (ohsheglows) shop for a cause auction 2!! I use it all the time now 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm

      that’s so cool – it’s an AWESOME bag 🙂

  43. ari on June 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    do you know about how long it takes for the sun warrior to get to your house if you order through open sky? i want mine NOW! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm

      hahah i want mine now, too! not sure- maybe 3 to 5 days? check with your opensky rep to make sure

  44. Liz on June 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    That bag is AWESOME! Compartments are pretty much my dealmaker for bags and all of those compartments were making me swoon! lol

  45. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on June 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Just checked out the recipe for the snobby joes and they sound fabulous! I’m picking up lentils at the store NOW! 🙂

  46. Rebecca on June 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Hi – I’m a blog stalker 🙂 I love your blog! and have a quick, stupid, to embarrassed to ask in spin class question – my spin instructor does cornering on the bike – so what muscle does it work when you are on a stationary bike cornering? God I hope that makes sense 🙂 thanks!!!

  47. Laura J. on June 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    The shoe compartment in that gym bag is what sold me! What a great idea!

    I have a quick spin question- what would you recommend eating beforehand? And should I eat anything after or just wait til my next meal? ( I usually spin in the morning at 9:30 and eat lunch around 12:30/1:00). Thanks!! 🙂

  48. Emily @ Emilyeatsclean on June 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Protein ice cream….I need to give that a try! That bag is adorable!

  49. Heather Eats Almond Butter on June 29, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Oh Snobby Joes – definitely my favorite lentil recipe ever, and it’s probably been a year since I’ve made them. Thanks for bringing them to the forefront of my mind! 🙂

    Your heartshaped bowl of protein ice-cream looks so pretty Gina. Mine is usually slopped in a bowl or eaten straight outta the Vita. I’m lazy that way.

    Luv you. 🙂

  50. Tracy on June 29, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Hi. I think this is my first time commenting but I’ve been reading for ages. I just have to say that you are soo gorgeous and you seem so sweet on that video. Just made me like your blog even more. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 30, 2010 at 8:09 am

      thank you so much for saying hi and for the sweet compliment <3

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