Senator Suave

Hey guys! How’s your day going?


Look who got a haircut!


Doesn’t he look so handsome? My cousins call him “Senator Suave”

A portable groomer came to the house yesterday and prettied Scamp up. He even has a glow-in-the-dark Halloween ascot!

It’s funny though because the tables have turned…

the entire time we’ve been here, Scamp has spent most of his days trying to lick Viesa on the mouth and every since he got his haircut, she’s vying for his attention but he’s playing it cool Winking smile

This morning, while getting ready for Bikram, I decided I wasn’t really in the mood to be drill seargent-ed. So I went to the gym for magazine cardio instead  Winking smile (<— anyone know how to make those white boxes go away? Not a fan)



2 hemp waffles with a spread of Sun Warrior, pumpkin and almond milk, topped with goji berries and cacao nibs

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It was pretty face-rocking. As a texture person, cacao nibs give anything a glorious crunch Winking smile

Next, I made some vegan chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. (Recipe in Eat, Drink and Be Vegan)


and packed up lunch:

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Leftover sweet potato and black bean chili with Daiya, greens, Larabar and two pieces of kamut bread.

I’m currently eating the greens with the chili on top, cold because I didn’t have time to microwave it at work. Still amazing though Smile

Fun stuff going down on the bloggy this week:

-How to Foam Roll (this will most likely be a video post!)

-Pilot Eats

-Discussion post

Hope you have a wonderful night!



Today’s workout jam: “Hello, Good Morning” Dirty Money

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends! Smile

Holler to Lauren, whom I met at work today! It was so lovely to chat with you for a little while <3

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  1. Stefanie @thenewhealthy on October 10, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Yes, I’m excited for the upcoming post on how to foam roll! I really have no idea how and I know that it’s beneficial!

  2. Stefanie @thenewhealthy on October 10, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Yay!! I’m excited for the upcoming post on how to foam roll! I really have no idea how and I know that it’s beneficial!

    • Stefanie @thenewhealthy on October 10, 2010 at 6:28 pm

      Oops, I don’t know how that happened I tried to change something and double-posted! Feel free to delete the first!

  3. Exercise and Eat on October 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Beautiful puppers! Love it:) Can’t wait for the Pilot eats post!

  4. Lindsay on October 10, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I can’t wait for the foam rolling post! I have tried to do it before but it’s soooo painful! I’m not sure if I’m doing it wrong or I’m just that big off a wuss. I know that it’s not supposed to be super comfortable right off the bat.

  5. Jess @moderngirlsguide on October 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Scamp looks adorable 🙂 I want to get the Eat, drink, be vegan book- is it worth buying? Jess x

  6. Kristina @ spabettie on October 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I am foam rolling Right Now!! 🙂

    Mmm, those cookies from ED&BV are TOTALLY face rocking ! 😀

    cute puppers!

  7. April @ Crazy Fabulous Life on October 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Ooh, glad to see a foam rolling post because I have yet to figure out how in the world that works!

  8. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 10, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I lurve foam rolling. I can’t wait to see the video. I’m sure there is stuff I don’t know!

  9. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on October 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I think there’s a setting on WLW for “background color” and it has to be set right so you dont see the little boxes…but im not positive.

    I’m interested to see the discussion post. They always make me think!

  10. rebecca lustig on October 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    pups are soooooooooo cute.

    and thsoe waffles look fantastic. all that’s missing is a scoop of ice cream! 😉

  11. grocery goddess jen on October 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Yes to foam rolling! I hear about it all the time on blog world but have no idea how to do it. And that haircut looks so cute 🙂

  12. hippierunner on October 10, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Your waffle snackage looks yummy! I love crunch!

  13. Sana on October 10, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Yay! I love posts frm the pilot! And you!! I miss funny quotes ladyy!

    • Fitnessista on October 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm

      i miss training funny quotes lady :/

  14. Katie on October 10, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I also decided today I didn’t feel like going to Bikram and instead went to an awesome yoga class at my gym. 🙂

  15. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on October 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks for teasing us with the empty dough bowl from those cookies — where are the finished products??? 🙂

    I made your sweet potato chili today — we loved it. Now I just need some of that Daiya cheese to put on top!

  16. Krystina on October 10, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Looking forward to pilot eats!

  17. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Cute doggies..and mobile groomers ROCK! Next up, get a mobile vet. Seriously they may charge a $20-25 trip charge but not having to take my animals to the psychotic craziness of the vet..worth every penny to do all their checkups in your own living room and no one has a near seizure from all the vet commotion. Well my doggies were always soo scared at the vet!

    Anyway I am totally a texture person too. Things must have texture, crunch, or something…that’s why I never make vitamix pureed soups…so, texture-less..haha!

    Enjoy your nite 🙂

  18. Alexi on October 11, 2010 at 1:04 am

    just curious… where do you buy your cacao nibs and goji berries? are they an acquired taste or did you like em right off the bat?

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2010 at 8:19 am

      i get them from opensky- i loved the taste the first time i tried them!

      • Alexi on October 11, 2010 at 12:34 pm

        i’m so excited… i’m going to try them both!!!! 🙂 thanks so much!!

  19. Brittany (Eating Bird Food) on October 11, 2010 at 5:12 am

    I love the first photo of all three pups looking up so intently. You had to have had a treat!

    I’m an avid foam roller – it hurts so good. 😉

  20. Cara Craves... on October 11, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Those pups are so cute…I love how innocently they look, all peering up at the camera…too cute!

  21. Maya on October 11, 2010 at 7:14 am

    How to foam roll—yes, yes, yes, yes, YES! Can’t wait for that one!

    I don’t like little dogs generally, but Senator Suave is adorable.

  22. Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun on October 11, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Awww, the doggies look so cute! (Especially Scamp! 😉 )
    Looking forward to the posts coming up – I tried using a foam roller once but somehow it actually made me MORE sore than when I started! 😕

  23. Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful on October 11, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Thanks so much for the shout out! It was so nice to meet you in person today. I’m not gonna lie..I was a bit nervous when I saw you…it was like meeting a celebrity or something since I’ve been reading your blog for at least 2 years now. But I have to say I was a little embarrassed since I had just come from the pool and was covered in lotion and chlorine. Thanks for being so warm and friendly anyways! 😉 I can’t wait to see you again at Foodbuzz in a few weeks. We must meet up together there. Thanks again for the shout out!

  24. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on October 11, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I’m so excited about the foam roll post! I’m so bad at using those! lol you would think with everything I know about exercise physiology that I would at least know how to foam roll….negative 🙂

  25. Melissa on October 11, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Groom to you is the best! We had it as a option for a while but it kid of fizzled out. Bummer for me b/c I always used it. I love the halloween bandanas; my dogs is sporting one too!

  26. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 11, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Ooh it sounds like we have a budding romance on our hands lol! 😉

    I can’t wait for the post on how to foam roll. I have absolutely no idea how to do it!

  27. silvia on October 11, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I love to read your blogs and I especially love the parts about workouts, while I don’t really care about the food stuff. I can’t see why people should sneak inside other people’s dishes, that’s all.
    Having said this, I find a little bit morbid that we should care about the “pilot eats” part. We’re all happy he likes a big burger or a steak, that’s ok. It seems to me you’re a bit envious, a bit unsatisfied with the way you eat so you have to take pics of his tastier numbers so that your blog comes out more colourful…

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2010 at 10:36 am

      i’m sorry you feel that way, but have to disagree. you may notice that my meals are a lot more colorful than the pilots- i eat way more fruits and veggies. i provide his meals sometimes as a way to show that we don’t eat the same way, but we find a good balance. since there are many couples like us who eat differently, i like to provide options for those families. the only reason i was going to do a pilot eats post was to show how i pack his lunch and create our dinners to accommodate our eating styles.
      i don’t really understand the part about me being envious of how he eats. i couldn’t be happier with the way i choose the fuel myself and i’m sorry you seem to have a problem with it.

      • Amanda on October 11, 2010 at 11:08 am

        Totally agree with you Gina! I love it when you show that just because you’re married doesn’t mean you have to eat the same things. Keep doin what you’re doin!

      • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on October 11, 2010 at 11:10 am

        Gina, I love that you do the Pilots’ eats sometimes!! My BF eats a lot like him- he’s open to my healthy cooking, but still loves his meat and other “man food.” By incorporating his meals, I think you show that 1) balanced diets can come in many ways and 2) you don’t have to compromise one person’s tastes when cooking for two!

      • Shelly on October 11, 2010 at 11:41 am

        I really like it when you show how you eat compared to how the pilot eats. I think it’s really common for women to get married or move in with a man and struggle with things like nutritional requirements and portion sizes for themselves versus their man. I really struggled with this last year when I was training for a half marathon while my fiance was lifting weights all the time. Our nutritional requirements were worlds apart! He’s also a lot more carnivorous than I am, so it makes me feel better that I’m not the only one making him chicken and having an egg for myself!

      • Kiki on October 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm

        I don’t understand why people feel the need to make comments like this. if you don’t like it then just skip that part. You are your own person and can make your own decisions.

        Gina – keep up the good work! I like to see the contrast as my hubby and I eat differently so it is nice to see how one dish can be made in two different ways with some tweaks.

      • Kate on October 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm

        As someone who is the primary cook in the family and eats differently from her own husband, I can say that I really appreciate you sharing what you make for the pilot. Don’t change what you’re doing, Gina!

    • rebecca on October 11, 2010 at 10:50 am

      i enjoy reading about the pilots eats 🙂 i relate to gina, i ea the way she does, and my fiance eats the way the pilots does. before i started reading her blog(years ago) we kind of just compromised and ended with meals we both were not happy with.

      I like seeing the pilots foods, because i get ideas for my future husbands.

      so, i dont think its morbid at all, i have someone to share an amazing hobby with.

    • Paige on October 11, 2010 at 11:04 am

      I also like seeing the contrast between the meals that Gina feeds herself and the meals that her Pilot chooses. I think many women can relate to choosing different nutrition from their significant others – women simply don’t need the same food combinations and volumes that men do!

      I think Gina shows great examples of how it’s possible to make two very different meals for two very different eaters without lots of extra effort.

  28. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on October 11, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I luuuuurrrve foam rolling now – used to hate it when I did varsity cross country because all I felt was pain, but now that I do it regularly I’ve found that it really helps to prevent soreness and injuries. Love the photos of the puppers! 🙂

    • Shelly on October 11, 2010 at 11:42 am

      I really need to foam roll more regularly. I know my IT bands are tight- I’m just lazy!

  29. Beth @ DiningAndDishing on October 11, 2010 at 11:08 am

    aw, you’re the first blogger i’ve seen do a shout out to canada today! i went to college up there so i love to see that :).

  30. Ashley on October 11, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Personally, I love seeing what the male counterparts of bloggers eat! It’s usually pretty different and really interesting. 🙂

  31. Kayla on October 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I’m diggin’ the Pilot eats posts, Gina. My fiance is a major meat and potatoes boy (although, I’m getting him eating more and more veggies, even green beans and edamame and green peppers), and I always struggle with how to accommodate both our tastes, so seeing someone else do it might spark some inspirational fire under my bootay!

  32. Anon on October 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    are you ever going to re post about the body builder who tried your high protein diet for 2 weeks? i forgot about that!

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm

      lol! um, he lasted one day. he was eating chicken wings the next day!! hahah

  33. justine on October 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Gina – how anyone that is a regular reader of your blog could conclude that you are subconsciously channelling Burger Envy, or are somehow practicing some brand of food zealot martyrdom while The Pilot feasts, has clearly grabbed rather wildly at the wrong end of the stick.
    Your blog is unashamedly a celebration of all that does a body good, and of delicious food in all shapes, sizes and dietary denominations.
    And quite apart from anything else – you’re clearly a thoroughly nice person and have done nothing to deserve having ill-informed dimwits saying insulting things to you on your own blog! Hats off to your grace under fire, my dear.

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