Slugging Along

Hey everyone! How’s your morning?? Mine has been a little slow!

Even though we hit up the gym, it failed to give me that energy boost I can always count on…

Maybe it’s because I found out about Patrick Swayze right before going to bed.

And then let my tears fall into the raw banana nut ice cream I had for dinner….

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Banana, almond butter, mesquite, coconut meat, a little agave, vanilla and sea salt


Way more nutritious than Ben and Jerry’s, but ice cream nonetheless 😉

Maybe it’s also because my sleep schedule has been helter skelter since I got here.. Megan usually gets home a few hours after I go to bed, and then I wake up pretty early so I can gym it up with Michelle.

Maybe it’s because I’m missing this little thing:


This little thing:


And this thing:

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Today’s workout was not as heart-thumping as I prefer but something is always better than nothing 🙂

I had a banana sandwich before leaving the hotel-casa:


And did:

Elliptical Level 5 5 minutes
Stability ball hamstring curl Body weight 3 sets of 12
Medicine ball squat 6 lbs kettleball 3 sets of 12
Cable abductor 7.5 lbs 3 sets of 12 on each side
Cable kickback 10 lbs 3 sets of 10
Medicine ball crunch 6 lbs kettleball 3 sets of 12
Hill walking Speed 4.0, incline 4.0-10 30 minutes

I just got back to the hotel-casa and it’s time to get ready for school 😀

Hope you have a great morning and I’ll see ya with pics of all of the goodies we’ll be making today.

I’m especially stoked to try these kale chips that are in the dehydrator:


And these rosemary walnut crackers


They’ll be nice and crispy…


Aight, I’m out.

Hasta luego, bloggies <3



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  1. Jessica on September 15, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I was so sad about Patrick Swayze too. I think he was every girl’s first crush. 🙁 The banana ice cream looks fab!

  2. Samantha on September 15, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Who did I see this morning when I was eating my eggs and watching the news?? YOU!!!! I live in KS a couple hours north of OKC, and they had a story about 105degrees this morning on the news, and I swear I saw your gorgeous face!! It really gave my day a good start! Hope you have a rockin’ day at school!

  3. Leianna on September 15, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Hope you get more energy today, especially from all that yummy food!
    I need to try kale chips, they look delish!

  4. Melissa on September 15, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I was sad to hear about Patrick Swayze too. 🙁 I hope you find more energy as the day goes on!! 🙂

  5. Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries on September 15, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I bet those rosemary crackers are delish! Have fun trying all this great food!

  6. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 15, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I’m so bummed about Johnny Castle… I’m going to watch Dirty Dancing to honor him.
    Hope your day looks up! Love you girlie!!!

  7. Lindsey (Mrs. LC) on September 15, 2009 at 10:11 am

    That ice cream looks awesome. Hope you have a great day today, Gina!

  8. Kristen @ Simply Savor on September 15, 2009 at 10:17 am

    aww im sure the fam misses you too!! but at least you’ll be able to cook them raw delicious treats when you get back! 🙂 everything looks delish! have a great day!

  9. cjbrownsc on September 15, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I have been sad ever since I heard about Patrick Swayze too!
    How sexy was he in “Ghost”!!?? That’s when I first fell in love with him.

    Thanks for the great blog updates about your adventures at 105 degrees. I so want to go there!

    I am slowly adding more raw items into my diet – many thanks to you. I never even thought about it before finding your blog! And guess what I had for breakfast this morning – a banana with almond butter! It was delicious!!

  10. Pam on September 15, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Chin up girl, you’ll be home before you know it with all that great knowledge to share…love the photo’s. Sending hugs your way!

  11. Dotsie on September 15, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I like your exercise box–how did you do that?

    🙁 you will be home before you know it!

  12. Shari B. on September 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Hey there Gina, I saw your Patrick Swayze tweet when I woke up this morning, so that’s how I found out. It’s really sad. He was the picture of grace with how he handled his battle with this terrible disease.

    Just think, when this weekend hits, you’ll be halfway to getting home to see the puppers and your man already! Time will fly by with how busy you’re keeping. We all appreciate so much that you are keeping us filled in on your fun adventure! Have a great day!

  13. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 15, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I can tell you’re a little lower key today Miss G, hope you are doin’ ok. It’s gotta be really hard for you missing your Pilot, been there before with being separated from my hubs for a month and it sucks, no sugar-coatin’ that one. But I’m wishing you good vibes and happy days. Enjoy that ice cream and whatever the kale chips were garnished with looks really good, so maybe drown your PAtrick sorrows in those a bit 🙂 Hugs!

  14. Stacey on September 15, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I’m a little blah today’s raining here in AR. A little Boy George & Culture Club is cheering me up a little. I just bought an Excalibur, should be in any day now. All of your food looks so yummy, what cookbook would you recommend to someone new to raw foods?

  15. K on September 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Oh goodness, that ice cream needs to get in my belly! Sorry you’re in a funk – I hope you feel better today!!

  16. Pam (Highway to Health) on September 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Aw hang in there! This is just temporary and you will be so happy you did it! Eveyone gets a little home sick sometimes!

  17. A on September 15, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I asked for a dehydrator for my upcoming b-day. I’m most excited about making crackers in it! I’ve been marking recipes online already!!! Can’t wait to see how yours turn out! 😀

  18. Low on September 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    So sad about Patrick Swayze. He fought so long and hard. I hate knowing people died in pain 🙁

    I neeed to purchase some of that raw ice cream real quick like!

  19. Steph on September 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I’m sorry you’re missing your hubby and puppies…hang in there! It’s so interesting to read about all the amazing food you are making!

  20. Jenna on September 15, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    banana nut ice cream looks great!

  21. Mari on September 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Something must be going around because you are the 5th person (including myself) who is feeling sluggish…I worked out this morning and felt like I was running on empty but like you said; something is better than nothing

  22. Anne on September 15, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    That ice cream looks nummy!

  23. Paige on September 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Sorry your missing your loves! That banana ice cream sounds so good. I hope your sleep schedule gets better.

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