Sodium overload

Hey everyone!! Hope youโ€™ve had a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜€ This day has turned around COMPLETELY- thanks for all of the good vibes! The pilot is doing well, Bella is 100% and has been feasting on dog food all day, Viesa is still lounging around looking like a supermodel and all is right in the world ๐Ÿ˜‰


This afternoon, I really wanted an egg so I microwaved two egg whites and topped the fluffer with red chili flakes, sea salt and pepper.


I also packed up a snack to have after Pilates and Zumba to munch on the way back to the other gym.

A sprouted English muffin:


Leftover veggies from seafood fest 2009


And a coconut water for delicious electrolyte replacement:


Before leaving for the gym, I made a sludge using hemp milk, Vega smoothie infusion, almond butter, sea salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract and Stevia. I also thought it would be a good idea to throw some raw cacao nibs in there.. I was horribly mistaken. Iโ€™m a huge chocolate lover and they just tasted crunchy and weird. Maybe itโ€™s an acquired taste??


Pilates class was beautiful ( I LOVE taking classes!) and Zumba was a blasty- we packed the house!!! An awesome Zumba sesh always makes my day a little brighter ๐Ÿ˜€ So instead of two hours of classes today, I did three (spin, Pilates and Zumba)– I just really, really love working out. It feels like HEAVEN (especially on days that havenโ€™t gone my way.. like today) and for longer workout days I just make sure to properly fuel myself and stretch throughout the day.

I went back to the other gym after Zumba to train a client and munched my packed food along the way. After the training sesh, I was still snacky, so as I was picking up a burrito for the pilot at Moeโ€™s, I got a salad for myself.

I told the guy I wouldnโ€™t be able to eat one of the huge salads (I was just snacky, not starving) so he kindly made me a smaller one.

Nutritionally devoid iceberg lettuce, pico, black beans, olives, jalapeno, guacamole and salsa from the casa.


The salad was the perfect size, but oh wee was it salty!!! Itโ€™s crazy how you can taste such a flavor difference after making so many meals at home (particularly salads!). I hope my wedding ring fits tomorrowโ€ฆ I may be slightly bloated haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

Shelby made my Raw Slobby Joes!!! Mmmmm ๐Ÿ˜€ Might be making some of those bad boys tomorrow!

Now Iโ€™m watching 13 Going on 30 and about to catch up on your lovely bloggies.

Have a great night <3

Much love,


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  1. VeggieGirl on July 20, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    So pleased to read that your day got better!! Hope you have a glorious evening as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jennifer @ His N' Her Health on July 20, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    glad your day got better! Viesa is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Danielle C. on July 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    What kind of dog is Viesa? I'm in love with her, she's so cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I'm right there with you on restaurant food being so salty. ๐Ÿ™

  4. Fitnessista on July 20, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    danielle c.- she's a shiba inu ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. shelby on July 20, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I'm so glad your day turned around!

    Working out is heaven for me too. I love doing it when I'm bored or angry. Its so relaxing.

    Thanks for the shout-out hun! That recipe is scrumptious!

  6. Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) on July 20, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I have also grown up used to eating not-so-salty foods. My mom was always health conscious and careful to not use too much salt in her cooking, so now whenever I eat out, it's always too much for me when the food is overly salty!

  7. Healthy Beach Bum on July 20, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Sound like you had an amazing exercise day! I hope I can find some motivation to get back on track tomorrow.

    That salad looks really good!–too bad it was so salty =[

  8. Danielle C. on July 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks! I kinda thought that but wasn't totally sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. fittingbackin on July 20, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    How sweet of the Moe's man! 3 hours of classes is AWESOME!! What a fun combo too – very well rounded. ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE 13 going on 30!! too cute – hope you have a great day tomorrow!

  10. Chloe (Naturally Frugal) on July 20, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Good to hear that everything is right again in the Fitnessista's household.
    I am in love with your dog – such a cutie! She fits in perfectly with your little family ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. thresholdofgreatness on July 21, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Glad to know your day improved! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would have thought cacao nibs would be good in a smoothie too.

    Hope Tuesday is a good day from start to finish!

  12. ttfn300 on July 21, 2009 at 8:21 am

    it's so true how working out can help!! i always wish i had more time to get movin ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Ada on July 21, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I'm glad your day turned around and that the puppies feel better!!!

  14. Pam on July 21, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I love that movie 13 going on 30…so cute…enjoy!

    P.S. glad everyone is doing well!

  15. whitsgettingfit on July 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Your workout regime wows me! I love working out though, and am always envious of your profession. I was telling my mom about you the other night. "Hey mom, you would not believe the workouts this girl gets in. It's amazing!" Love ya!

  16. K from ksgoodeats on July 21, 2009 at 9:31 am

    That English muffin looks so doughy and delicious! I know what you mean about sodium – I can't eat Panera any more because it's just SO salty to me ๐Ÿ™ Booo!!!

  17. Krista on July 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Viesa looks like quite the diva in that picture! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad t hear that the day turned around for you…

  18. Menden @ Skinny Menny on July 21, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I used to literally coat my food in salt…my friends would joke that I needed my own salt lick! But I've had the same experience with eating out these days…everything tastes totally overloaded with sodium!

  19. Diana on July 21, 2009 at 10:56 am

    So true about the sodium! I have been working on cutting down my intake, and now whenever I eat out, I am super sensitive to the salt! I guess that's a good thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad the whole casa seems better off today!

  20. Jenn@slim-shoppin on July 21, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I've never seen that coconut water, where did you buy that, just at the regular grocery store??

    Great job on taking all those classes! I would love to take more classes with peope, its so much more fun than working out on your own in my opinion!

  21. Annie on July 21, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    When I use cacao nibs in a shake I grind them first in a (bosch)coffee grinder. Same thing for grinding flax seeds. I just started reading your blogs. Thanks for doing a blog for us health conscious folks who are always looking for a yummy nutritious recipe!!

  22. heyitstay on July 21, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I LOVE long workout days as well! Unfortunately, I need to take classes and mix it up to really enjoy it. Going 2-3 hours on the stairmaster or elliptical would bore me to tears!!

    I'm so glad you ended the day on such a wonderful note ๐Ÿ™‚

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