Spicy makes it nice-y

Warning: Wine-Induced Blog ahead. Let’s hope I don’t make a super fool outta myself 🙂

Hi guys! Happy Saturday! Sorry I haven’t posted today.. I have no excuse except for the fact that pilot makes me want to be a lazy bum 😉

We went to hibachi last night with an intimate group of 12 friends, and I wasn’t feeling hibachi…

I was feeling like salad:


And edamame:


After dinner, the girls and I went to see Couples Retreat while the boys went to one of the pilot’s houses, drank and smoked cigars (disgusting) until us girls went to pick them up. The movie was pretty hilarious—I totally recommend seeing it! Picking up belligerent pilots on the other hand is not quite as hilarious 😉

When I got home, I was feeling a little snacky, so I had the rest of the kale chips:


Addicting little guys. I’m out now, so I’ll be making more very soon 😀

This morning for bfast, I grabbed a nanner with almond butter, mesquite and cinnamon:


And made some french toast for the pilot:


I spent a good part of the day cleaning the casa, and the downstairs is totally done. Yeahhhhhh

For lunch, I made some Thai rolls using cucumber, carrots, bell pepper and spicy coconut (coconut flakes with lime juice, agave, cayenne and sea salt)




I also drizzled some almond butter on top:


(rainbow chard is probably my new favorite green.. it’s amazing)

The pilot and I ended up sharing the plate—he loved them!


This afternoon, Jeni and I hit up the gym for some cardio and weights. I’ve been feeling a little less-than-motivated lately since it’s so hot here (in the 90s today!) and having a gym buddy certainly helps.

Here’s what we did:

Walk 4.2mph, 2.5% incline 30 minutes
Weighted squat 8 lbs each 3 sets of 12
Leg extension 50 lbs 3 sets of 12
Seated calf raise 60 lbs 3 sets of 10
V-glutes on stability ball Body weight 3 sets of 12
Walk 4.2mph, 2.5% incline 20 minutes

Total time: 1 hr 15 min

After the gym, we hit up the Main Squeeze for some smoothies.

I got the Tropical Superfood (pineapple, mango, spinach, parsley, apple juice and banana) with extra spinach and a shot of wheatgrass:


And Jeni and I split our favorite vegan cookie:


I ran some errands and made a pretty delicious dinner for the pilot and I.


Kale salad with lime juice, nama shoyu, tomatoes, agave, sea salt and cayenne


Raw sushi with cauliflower rice, bell pepper, cucumber, carrot and avocado


Noodles in peanut sauce for the pilot (I had a few bites to make sure it tasted ok)


(Garlic, coconut milk, tahini, peanut butter, sea salt and cayenne)

And organic cab:


It was pretty much glorious, if I say so myself 😀

Well I’m off to chill with pilot. I’m hoping he turns off football already and puts a movie on 😉

Have a great night!




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  1. Jocelyn on October 10, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    mmmm all of your food looks so delish! Especially dinner 🙂 Nice presentation as well!

    Football can be addicting. I spent a good amount of my day watching buckeyes kill Wisconsin ;);) I had fun 😉

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    You meal looks beautiful! I can’t get over how great that sushi looks. I also like the spring rolls. I may give them a try tomorrow.

  3. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on October 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Um, girlfriend has gotten TOTALLY fancy since 105degrees! I am impressed you are keeping up all the gorgeous presentation and such! For now the blog is my hubby so the only meals that get pretty are the ones that are destined for a photo shoot. 🙂

  4. Stephanie on October 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Oh girl I was just thinking the same thing… it’s been a football day/night/etc in our house too and I’m ready to watch a movie! *sigh* however the ECU game is on, and that’s where my man went to school, so that isn’t in my cards tonight haha :/ p.s. the din looks awesomely deelish 🙂 and as for wine induced blogging, love it!!!!

  5. Kristin on October 10, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Hi Gina!
    I have been a follower for sometime – but only commented a few times – ewww – I promise too comment more often 🙂 I LOVIEEEE your Bloggie it is definitely one of my favs 🙂 The raw sushi looks absolutely devine – I am definitely embracing a high-raw lifestyle right now – and I am SO jealous of your skills!


    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2009 at 11:53 am

      hey krissy!
      thanks so much for saying hi 😀 hope to see you around here more often! <3

  6. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on October 10, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Nice work on the rainbow chard wraps and of course the raw sushi action. Tres chic presentation! Ooo-la-la! I wish I had more time to reallllly take my time on presentation but normally by the time Im ready to plate it up, I have a reallly hungry 2 yr old on my hands so I dont give final presentation the time it should get. Anyway enjoy your Sat nite, vino and all 🙂

  7. Jenna on October 10, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    nice dinner with the pilot!

  8. WholeBodyLove on October 10, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Football season comes at a nice time for me. I’m usually swamped with homework and Mallard can watch the game in the basement while Snuffy plays. He even throws her a few passes while he watches!

  9. Amara on October 11, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Whoa! what happened to the pictures? I went back here to see if you posted again and a bunch of the pictures were changed out.

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2009 at 11:52 am

      hey amara,
      i’m trying to get that figured out over here too. it happened to me yesterday- i was skimming the blog and then saw where it said “road trip snack” it was a picture of a cocktail instead of a larabar!! hahah not good. i talked to my webmaster and he said it’s because a lot of my pics have similar numbers in their file name, so i need to go and re-name them.

  10. Menden @ Skinny Menny on October 11, 2009 at 7:35 am

    That sushi plate looks like something out of a magazine…gorgeous! Hope you enjoyed your night 🙂

  11. Erica on October 11, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying the weekend!We saw couples resort as well and I thought it was totally hilarious. <3 vince. I cannot believe its already Sunday!

  12. Shelby on October 11, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Those wraps are genius girl! I love how you made spicy coconut, how unique! I must try these asap!

  13. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on October 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

    WHEN can I come over for dinner?! Seriously that stuff all looks amazing!!!

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

      you know where i live 😀 come over anytime, friend!

  14. Nicole on October 11, 2009 at 9:47 am

    wow that raw sushi looks amazing! yum!

  15. Steph on October 11, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Wow! Your dinner looks amazing and so fancy. It looks better than a restaurant! I bet the pilot feels lucky to be married to you 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

      hahah he puts up with my antics so it all works out 😉

  16. Emily on October 11, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Gina, your dinner looks amazing! I’m jealous of the pilot – he’s one lucky fellow, for sure! 🙂

    Have a great Sunday!

  17. Abby (Abby's Vegan Eats!) on October 11, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    The chard wraps looks delicious!! I enjoy the pretty table setting, as well 🙂

  18. Abby (Abby's Vegan Eats!) on October 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Sorry, I was signed in under wrong name.. looks delish! I can imagine you are missing 105, but you are making up for it back home!

  19. The Formerly Anonymous Yvette on October 11, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Cute nappies!

  20. Stephanie on October 11, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Everything looks absolutely delish! What kind of coconut flakes do you use? Or did you make them? Thanks!

  21. Erin on October 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    What up knife skillz! V. impressive 🙂 Is the pilot enjoying your new skills as much as we are?
    I love that you trimmed the chard to fit. That’s smart. I’ve done it using the whole leaf and it sort of ruined it for me.
    Nice workout bb.

  22. Beverly on October 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Hi there. I am a new reader and am loving your blog! I found you through Pasta Queens’ blog. Quick question: I have searched (and searched) your blog for the recipe to your kale chips but can’t find it, how do you make them? I have made kale chips before but with just garlic and salt and baked not dehydrated. What makes these cheesy? Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on October 13, 2009 at 9:17 pm

      i wish i could say but since i tweaked school’s recipe and made it my own, i’m keeping under wraps for now. everyone will find out why in a couple of weeks, i promise! thank you so much for stopping by my bloggy- hope to see you around here more often!

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