Slow Rollin’

Hi guys ๐Ÿ˜€ How are ya? Iโ€™m so stoked that yaโ€™ll are enjoying the Intro to Iron Pumping plan- some of you have told me that youโ€™ve tried a workout already. Lurve it ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay tuned for the Winter Shape Up for more fitness plans (January 18, 2010)!

I just want to clarify that the plans I create for yaโ€™ll are by no means meant to cause pressure or anxiety about working out- theyโ€™re meant to do the opposite! I like to share information with readers (for FRIZZIE=free!) so that you all can create a workout and nutrition routine that works for YOU! Roll however you want to roll, and my shenanigans and info are here for you to use as you see *fit* ๐Ÿ˜€

Iโ€™ve been a little slow rollinโ€™ today after the fast and furious.

I got up early and had 1/2 a breakfast:


(2 servings of TJs High Fiber cereal and almond milk)

did back and biceps with Jeni, then had some protein:


1 cup almond milk with 1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior, 1 small nanner and lots of cinnamon

Then I went to Bizzle (aka โ€œStarbucksโ€) and did 3 hours of work on the good olโ€™ computadora. I munched a Larabar and drank green tea.. it was lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

For lunch, I had a salad beast


Wild Alaskan salmon burger (from the health food store), organic greens, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, balsamic vinegar and red pepper flakes.

Next, I had three training appointments, came home and laid on the couch while I half-watched Tyra, and now Iโ€™m getting ready to go back to work for two more appointments. Ay carumba!

Hope you all are having a great day <3



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  1. Nicci@NiftyEats on January 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Your salad beasts look so good everytime.

  2. Samantha on January 14, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I would love to get a break during the day to kick back!!

  3. Jessica (Fit and Clean) on January 14, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Can you come to my house and make me a salad? LOL! They always look so fantastic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Charlotte on January 14, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    That salad looks good!

  5. simpledaisy on January 14, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Wow…that seems like a lot of training appointments in one day!! Good for you!! And your salads always look so yummy:)

  6. Jenny on January 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Great point about your AWESOME Iron Pumping Challenge! I like to take bits and pieces and learn new moves from your advice. It helps me enjoy exercise and not stress about getting in every last set ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on January 14, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I love salmon burgers on my salads. Such good protein!

  8. Lexi on January 14, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Love love love TJ’s HF cereal and that salad!!

  9. Sara on January 14, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Please come to my house and make me a salad. I live in NZ. You need a holiday. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have a coffee machine. It’s summer over here.

  10. Leah on January 14, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    You make the most amazing looking salads! Im not even a salmon fan and I want some of that salad.

  11. Lauren @ eater not a runner on January 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    That salad beast looks too good to be true!

  12. Michelle on January 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Oh wow … another blog reader from New Zealand! I had to comment just to say that. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Oh, and ‘Hey, Gina!’)

  13. Kailey (SnackFace) on January 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    You have crazy busy Thursdays like I do, too! Aren’t they exhausting? Mind you, I only walk all over campus and sit in class, but still! It’s the traveling to and from the house that’s killer.

    Have a faaaab Friday, though! xoxo ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen on January 14, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    yummy salad! sounds like quite the day…hope tomorrow is a good one ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Bliss on January 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I just want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Each post provides me with motivation and I love that you tend to be so positive. I plan on doing the winter shape up and have been doing some of the exercises from your previous challenge. Thanks again! Bliss and kisses!

  16. K on January 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    You are one busy bee!! I’m tired just reading about your here, there, and everywhere-ness ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope tonight is quick and easy and that you have a wonderful Friday!

  17. Joy on January 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    i definitely enjoy your free advice. i am very knowledgable in the nutrition department but i only know the basics about working out. sometimes even the workouts in self/women’s health are too much for my brain to handle, but your “challenge” is great and it will be easy to stick with, so thanks!

  18. The Healthy Hostess on January 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    You crazy girl! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the great looking salad!
    If you have a chance, I sent you an email asking for help!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  19. Ashley @ Good Taste. Healthy Me on January 14, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    That is one yummy looking salad! I am so excited for the Winter Shape Up! I can’t wait to hear what it’s all about! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. The Paris Food Blague on January 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    what a great blog. new to it, but will definitely come back.

    quick question–why almond milk? is it the taste you prefer? nutritional reasons?

    • Fitnessista on January 15, 2010 at 7:57 am

      welcome to the little bloggy ๐Ÿ˜€
      i prefer the taste, but i also usually don’t have cow’s dairy and almond milk is a great substitute ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Paige (Running Around Normal) on January 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Five training appt’s in one day! Go Gina ๐Ÿ˜€
    Have a great night!

  22. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on January 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Mmmmm….salmon burger on a salad! What a great idea!

  23. BridgetP on January 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I think your slow rolling is a lot more active than most people’s normal days ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a relaxing weekend ahead!

  24. Busted Kate on January 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Hey Cousin! Just saying hello and that I’m thinking about ya ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Jenna on January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Smoothies looks delish!
    Wild Alaskan salmon sounds awesome on the salad beast!

  26. Leanne on January 14, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I love your workout page because I’ve been in a rut lately with my clients and it’s super useful. Thanks for posting some non-traditional exercises. You’re a lifesaver!

    Have a great weekend!

  27. sarah on January 14, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Hi Gina,
    When I read your posts about working out I always feel like I need to crank up my own workouts! Inspirational!


  28. Samantha on January 15, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Thank you for continuing to offer challenges and free programs/info. I did the summer shape up and really enjoyed it…it was a fun mix and I still now intersperse 5:00 cardio bursts between my weight sets. I’ve slacked off though on “gym activity” and for a few months have mainly been hiking, doing yoga, scuba diving and swimming. The Intro to Iron Pumping has gotten me back in the gym, thanks!

  29. Royvia on September 13, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Great post.

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