Shrimp Catch Fail

Hi friends <3 How’s your weekend going? Things are bueno over here 🙂

A group of us went out for hibachi last night.


I wasn’t planning on blogging about it, since I’ve gone out for hibachi 14,592ish times since starting the blog and I get the same thing every time (shrimp and veggies, no rice), but I have to tell you a little story.

You know how sometimes the hibachi cook will fling shrimp from the grill into each person’s mouth?

Well, the Pilot always puts his face in front of mine and catches it for me. I have no athletic abilities or coordination whatsoever, so this works out well for us.

Last night, the chef tossed a shrimp to my little bro, who caught it, the Pilot, who caught it, and then the Pilot left me to fend on my own. The shrimp bounced off my nose. I thought it was over, but then after tossing shrimp to the rest of the table, he came back to me and said “Try again, try again!”

You know where this is going…

He tossed 4 more shrimp to me, all of which I missed. By the end, my brother had everyone in the restaurant chanting “Gina! Gina! Gina!”

and then there was one more shrimp.

It bounced off my cheek.

Shrimp catch fail, haha. We were all laughing like crazy- little Meg had tears rolling down her face.

This morning, I had a quick bowl of oats before work:


[I found my cacao powder! I thought it was lost forever]

-1/2 C oats

-frozen organic blueberries

-1/2 Vega smoothie infusion pack

-cinnamon, honey

-almond milk

-1/2 mashed banana

Snackage for in between classes:


[LOVE these bars]

and just came home for lunch break.

It’s time for some of this


then some of this


and then my real weekend shall begin 🙂

Have a great afternoon and I’ll see ya later today!



Something to do: Give someone a compliment. I usually wake up and take a shower before work to wake up, and then do my hair [just to get it sweaty and nast a couple hours later] but today I picked the snooze button instead. I was walking around the weight room feeling like a preggo greaseball, and one of the older men who has worked at the resort a very long time told me I looked “radiant.” It totally made my day. Make someone else’s and let me know how it goes! 🙂

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  1. Sana on September 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Aww your co-worker is so sweet! I would be scared to catch the shrimp, is it hot?

    • Fitnessista on September 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      not really- i’m just a klutz

  2. Shannon on September 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Haha! I can never it catch it either! 😀

    your oats look delish! have a great weekend 🙂

  3. Sara K on September 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Haha! I had a similar experience at benihana- where the shrimp actually fell down my shirt…now thattttt was awkward; good thing I was with my good friends so it was all in good humour

  4. Kilee on September 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Haha! This is something that would happen to me. No athletic skill over here too.

  5. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on September 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    HAHAHAHA! That sounds like me whenever I go for hibachi! I am so bad at catching things in my mouth! I always get hit in the chin or the eye!

  6. Army Amy* on September 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I’ve never been to a hibachi place. The food sounds yummy, but they better not try to toss me any food; I got no skills!*

  7. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on September 24, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I bet you do look radiant and there’s no way I’d do my hair just to get it all sweaty in a few hours either. Snooze bar = right choice!

    And I would not be one to catch flying food through the air with my mouth either. I’ll save those tricks for everyone else as the food would likely be in my lap or anywhere but caught in my mouth.

    Glad you guys had a fun night!

  8. Beth (Well I'll Be) on September 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I hope you still got to eat all the shrimp even though you didn’t catch them!

  9. Rachel on September 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    “I have no athletic abilities or coordination whatsoever, so this works out well for us.” LOL! Awesome.

  10. Brianne Bingham on September 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    You are just too cute!!! Nice to read how down-to-earth real you are and that you fun!! <3

  11. Marguerite Miller on September 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    We love Hibachi! A few years ago, one in our party said no, and the chef tried to toss it anyway…not a good idea…he was severely allergic to shellfish! The chef stopped tossing shrimp at that point! Luckily, the shrimp never touched him or his plate! I have noticed since then, many don’t even do it anymore!

    Now I am craving Hibachi!

  12. Roselyn @ A Balanced Fit on September 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Haha! I can’t catch anything at the hibachi grill either. 😉

  13. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on September 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I think I’ve caught the shrimp like once so don’t feel bad! Although, I’ve never had the restaurant cheering for me! 😉 haha

  14. Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous on September 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Hahahaha!! I can never catch the shrimp either! Hahahaha!

  15. Brianna on September 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Gina, I’m a long-time readerr, first-time commenter… I have to tell you, I laughed out loud when I first read about the shrimp bouncing off your nose and the whole restaurant chanting your name. I even read the stoey aloud to my husband, and we were both cracking up. You rock! I love the workouts you post, too – like the fri night party animal ab burner:)

  16. Hillary on September 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    1. I did your newest arm workout this morning, and my arms feel like jelly : )

    2. I LOVE surprising people with compliments. I especially try to be generous with them at school. It’s hard to be thirteen years old sometimes, and I try to boost my students’ self-confidence whenever possible. They are ALWAYS taken off guard, and it makes me smile!

    • Fitnessista on September 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      so glad you liked the arm workout 🙂

  17. Lindsay Loves Veggies on September 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    That shrimp story is hilarious! Good luck next time (if Tom gives you a chance!) 😉

  18. Ali on September 24, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Oh my goodness! I have to admit, that is most likely exactly what would happen to me if they tried to toss somthing into my mouth. So funny. I am so stoked for show me your fit!

  19. Allison @ Food for Healing on September 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    that same thing would probably happen to me with the shrimp, seriously!
    oh dang, I dont have any pictures of me from my first 5K this morning, or else i’d send it in for “show me your fit”

  20. Kathleen on September 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Haha! I totally understand your shrimp fiasco. We have a restaurant here where they throw rolls at you and after missing half a dozen times the guy throwing them bribed me by saying if I caught this one he’d give me a free desert. Yeah, didn’t catch that one either, now I just let the hubs grab them for me 🙂

  21. Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs on September 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Oh man! After try two I would have told the guy to stop wasting precious shrimp! I don’t think I would be good at catching them either 🙂

  22. Dominique on September 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I could never do the shrimp catch thing. I hate attention so it would make me feel so nervous and anxious and then I’d get red from all the attention. Looks like you faced the situation like a champ though! Your breakfast looked good! Mine was just sunnyside-up eggs with rice cakes.

    • Fitnessista on September 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      oh my face was bright red 🙂

  23. Heather on September 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Aww! Haha. Shrimp fail. Wahhh! It’s okay. I stink at catching hibachi food in my mouth too. You’re not alone, Gina!

    Such a great tip on giving someone a compliment, too. It’s so true – you really can make someone’s day. And for the record, you always look radiant. 🙂

    Stay lovely,

  24. Nicole Rodriguez (@Nicole2112) on September 24, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I’ve been dying to go to a hibatchi-style restaurant forEVER but can’t ever seem to get anyone to want to go too. We finally decided we would go for my daughters birthday next week and we look up the restaurant and don’t you know it – they closed down. Such a bummer!

  25. Jessica on September 25, 2011 at 12:25 am

    you should really know that your “friend” Mara from “what’s for dinner” is posting all over the Get off my internets forum about you, sometimes defending you and other times half insulting you. As are other people as I am sure you know as you are getting traffic to your blog. just thought you might want to know! her username is FatFoodBlogger….

    • Fitnessista on September 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      i had no idea that forum existed- thanks for pointing me to it. guess i better start tracking my word usage and emoticons 😉

  26. Hilary on September 25, 2011 at 3:58 am

    I have no coordination either! My boyfriend thinks it’s funny to try to throw popcorn in my mouth because I can never catch it:)

  27. Janiek on September 25, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Don’t worry, you’re not alone, I never catch the shrimp (or egg, depends on what they’re tossing) EVER!.

  28. Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas on September 25, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Your breakfast looks Yum! And I LOVE your pink sneakers! I would adore a purple pair! 🙂

  29. mary on September 25, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I’ve been going out for teppanyaki for a long time and have never had them fling shrimp at me! Usually they flip some tails into their own hat is all. I think they’d be hit with some dry cleaning bills!

  30. Christy on September 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Hi there, totallly different subject… ive been looking into investing in a dehydrator, I was wondering what other gadgets you recommend besides the excalibur dehydrator? I see there are lots of options and was thinking the 9 tray would be best. Its just my husband and I for now, but i see it being used more later? thanks!

    • Fitnessista on September 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      i have the 9 tray and love it! you can dehydrate a lot of different things at once, which is really convenient

  31. Dee on September 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I love hibachi! And lol, awww… I’m sure I would fail at catching shrimp too!

  32. Valerie @ FreshMutz on September 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    One of the first cases in law school I had to read about was a hibachi shrimp catch fail. Fortunately you fail was much less tragic than the plaintiff’s in the case. The pink shoes are superb!!

  33. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on September 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Aww haha it sounds like your hibachi night was so much fun!! I’m terrible at catching the stuff too. Leave it to siblings to make it embarrassing! ;p

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