So Fly Fried Rice

Try saying that 10 times fast 😉

Hey guys! How’s your morning going?? Hope it’s off to a great start 🙂

Last night, I couldn’t get my mind off fried rice.

So healthified fried rice it was 😀

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It was so fly 😉

All I did was add some cooked brown rice –cooked earlier in the day so it was ready to go when I got home from Zumba- to 1/2 package Whole Foods stir fry mix in the skillet.

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After everything was heated through, I cleared the way for an egg, cracked in an egg from the farm and scrambled it all together.

Seasoned with nama shoyu, rice vinegar, a lil EVOO, and red chili flakes.

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Face <—– Rocked

I spent the evening watching Dancing with the Stars and wearing my Moji Knee.

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(Matching socks are for suckas)

I can’t believe that I haven’t told ya’ll about the Moji Knee yet. The company sent it to me after I hurt my knee during the half marathon, and I’ve used it quite a bit in the past few weeks. You can read my full review *here*. My knee feels a thousand times better, but I’m still icing it regularly to keep it safe 🙂

This morning, Ashley came over for our AM Insanity workout.

It was… well, insane. In a good way though! Today we did cardio plyometrics and it was a killer workout. The awesome thing is that it proves that quality trumps quantity. In a little over 40 minutes, I got a wayyyy better workout than I would have gotten dilly dallying on the elliptical.

I made Ash a chocolate cherry bomb, and had a little “taster” 😀

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As well as a Fitnessista bfast cookie:

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I’m off to SHOWER, run errands, then walk the puppers before heading to work. See ya this afternoon with that reader’s request post 😀

xoxo,

Gina

Something to talk about: After my jaunt to Orlando and recent pool time, my hair has gotten SO much lighter. I’m thinking about dyeing it this week…. I haven’t colored my hair in over a year, but usually like to when it gets brassy (it’s usually a chocolate brown color). Do you color your hair or leave it natural? I will never forget when we dyed my friend Becca’s hair in high school… she had brown hair and wanted to go blond, so we bought blond hair color and dyed it during a sleepover. My mom is a stylist, so I have no clue how I forgot this crucial step, but you have to bleach the hair before taking it to a lighter color. We just put the blond hair dye on her, and the only part that took the color was the roots of her hair. It looked like she was wearing a bald cap with hair sticking out of it. Disaster!! She got it fixed the next day, but we all felt horrible. I’m always extra careful when I dye my hair at home now…

Something to do: If you’ve been needing a yoga mat, they’re on promo this week in my OpenSky store: $25! Coupon: 5ForYoga

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78 Comments

  1. Kelly on April 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    My hair is natural right now, but once the grays take over I expect to have regular dye appointments with my stylist. Right now, I can get away with plucking the 6 or 7 gray hairs that appear periodically. Thankfully, I have good skin in my genes, so I think if I dye it, I can keep looking fairly young. My grandma still dyes her hair a dark brown and everyone thinks she’s a good 20 years younger than she is. We are vain in my family I guess. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm

      not vain at all 🙂

  2. Ana (AnActive Adventure) on April 13, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I have really dark hair, so dying it would be a huge change!! In high school I had various failed attempts at highlights and the results were never good. So for now, until the gray hairs come around, I will be sticking to el natural!

  3. Kalli@fitandfortysomething.com on April 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    what a great workout! i love plyos-so your new is okay with them? yes, i color my hair. i like it dark and so does hubby and since i like you tend to get lighter and unfortunately grayer-i color it! worth it 🙂

  4. allison @ thesundayflog on April 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    hi gina! love that fried rice! i need to get my hands on some of that pronto! i also LOVE that you used a sushi cocktail napkin!!! i was cracking up when i saw that.

    im a natural brunette – almost exactly your color – so i know what you mean about it gettings a little lighter in the sun. when that happens to me, i usually color it from a box, because as the lightness grows out it just looks terrible. i hope it works for you!!

    oh, and i also NEED that moon pie! o.m.g. it looks amazing

  5. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    matching socks ARE for suckers, theres not a day that mine match!

    i haven’t dyed my hair in a LONG time, it used to be a dark red, but then i just let it grow out, its so much of a hassle when it gets long.

  6. Jaclyn on April 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    What a great idea for ‘fried rice.’ What whole foods (paycheck) stir fry mix are you talking about… frozen or fresh? Need to check that out!

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2010 at 4:20 pm

      frozen 🙂

  7. Hilary on April 13, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I color my hair. It’s a plain ol’ mousey brown without it (I think…i’ve colored it for a long time 🙂 ) I like to change it up and go lighter for a while then do an all over darker color. It’s nice to have something different.

  8. Jessica on April 13, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Holy shhhhhh! Gina! That healthified fried rice sounds amazing right now. Seriously, come cook for meeee 😀

    I am seriously bookmarking this post and making that over summer. I’ve been getting more and more into eggs lately, so i bet the eggy addition was fab! I say darken the hair if you’re into that–but I bet it’s cute having it lighter for the summer months 🙂

    Oh, and I tried to be cool and dyed my hair some auburn color in high school and it just wasn’t ME! I bet you’d look rockin’ though either way!

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2010 at 4:31 pm

      haha i’ll totally cook for you- if we get stationed in tucson, it could happen! 🙂
      xoxo

  9. Jessica on April 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    “rockin”??? hahahah blog world gets me saying the cheesiest thangs 🙂

  10. Katie on April 13, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I have naturally medium brown hair but when I’m in the sun it gets really red. And, at 24, I’m already starting to get greys along my part line. I usually keep mine about a shade darker than natural because it covers the red and the grey. I alway do mine at home but maybe once hubby finishes school, maybe I can start having someone do it!

  11. jessica on April 13, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    I say keep it natural! I have dark brown hair and have never, ever dyed it and I use minimal products. I always get compliments about how shiny and healthy my hair looks and I’m positive that’s the trick.

  12. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on April 13, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Mmm, I love healthified favorites!

    I used to dye my hair every 6 weeks for a long time and it has been many, many different colors. Recently, though, I grew it out and I am lovin’ the natural look =D

    xo
    K

  13. Vicki on April 13, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I have really dark, dark hair and pretty much leave it natural now. I used to highlight it regularly but now I’m just kind of embracing it. 🙂

  14. Rebecca on April 13, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Healthy “fried” rice is my fave lately! We make it Thai style – if you are lucky enough to have an Asian grocery nearby or just a great grocery store, pick up some fresh Thai chilis (once you have them in your fridge, I swear you will use them all the time) and cut up a few (we use maybe 3-4 of the tiny ones) and saute them with onions and the EVOO before you add everything else…YUM. Spicy and delicious. We use a little fish sauce too. My boyfriend also uses the chilis to make Chili Lime popcorn – he chops up a few chilis and a little garlic and puts them in EVOO and in the microwave for a tiny bit…strain out the chilis if you want, and then pour over popcorn and add fresh lime juice…it’s addictive!

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