Such a Jokester

Hi guys 😀 Hope you’re having a great weekend so far!

The mung bean pasta was AMAZING.

mung beans

I packed it up with a tablespoon of nutritional yeast and munched it in between appointments. I still can’t believe that bowl of noodles and nooch had 35 g of protein. Wowza!

Also, a salad:


It was a lovely meal.

I do have to say though, I almost didn’t make it through all of my training appointments today. By the last one, I thought I was going to have to cut it short, come home and crash. Here I was, thinking I was totally better this morning, and when this afternoon came I felt a million times worse. Such a jokester :/ The entire time I was at the gym I was aching and freezing. No fun 🙁

Chocolate makes everything better:


Remember the glorious chocolate agave sauce Katie sent me? I swirled some with raw almond butter on top of millet toast. No words 😉

Then I proceeded to crawl onto the couch with the puppers and sleep for 3 hours.

When I finally felt ok enough to move around, I meandered to the kitchen for some enzymes and vitamins.


A giant green juice with 2 green apples, an anjou pear, 1/2 lemon, lots of spinach, parsley and spirulina.

The pilot stopped at Wizzle to grab some Emergen-C for me, too.

save me

Why hello doctor….


That seksi face is enough to make me feel better 😉

The raw chocolate tarts are ready for tomorrow’s dinner party:


They’re chillin’ in the freezer and I’m thinking of making some hot tea and calling it an early night.

Today is my second day in a row of not doing any cardio—I can’t even remember the last time I took two days off. I also can’t remember the last time I was sick, so I’m gonna take it easy for now.

Exciting things coming up:

Winter Shape Up Week 4 workout will be posted Monday (we’re going to SUPERSETS)

Giveaway on Monday

-Very exciting news coming atcha next week. Hint: It involves macaroons.

Have a great night and I’ll see ya tomorrow with party prep stuff 😀



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  1. Jen O on February 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the exciting news!

    I hope you feel better soon! It’s no fun being sick. 😛

  2. Barbara on February 5, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Feel better Gina…:(

    Sending healthy vibes….

  3. s on February 5, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    hope you feel better.
    the WSU workouts are kicking my butt! (in a good way, if possible) i have no idea what supersets are (i’ll def find out shortly) but they sound intense.

  4. Laura J. @ Health & Hotness on February 5, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Oh you’re such a tease! Can’t wait to see what this exciting news is about 🙂

    Hope you feel better girl!

  5. Kilee on February 5, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    I hope you feel better! You need to get some rest, let your body relax and come back strong once you feel up for it. I’m excited to see what’s coming up on Monday. Take it easy this weekend and thanks for all the great workout and nutrition advice. I always see what you have goin’ on and refer back to older post. Get better soon!

  6. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin on February 5, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Hope you feel better soon! Emergen-C always seems to help, even if it’s just a mental thing… 🙂

  7. Gina G on February 5, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    i hope you feel better Gina! =)

  8. Jenna @ EatingGreen,StayingLean on February 5, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Aww, I’m sorry to hear you’re sick! That’s the worst when you can’t even go to the gym, or do much for that matter. At least you’re still finding time to make yummy looking eats 🙂

    Totally pumped for the supersets on monday, I’ve been wanting to get into them and have heard good things!

  9. Katie on February 5, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I think something is going around…the nation, I guess! I’ve been down with sickness since Wednesday. Pooey. It sucks because I really wanted to go to a Zumba class on Thursday. I feel like such a lazy bum laying in bed all day with the computer glued to my lap and scholarship/homework stuff sprawled out before me. Hopefully we are all better in the next few days! (Fingers crossed)

  10. Jamie on February 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    What is nutritional yeast?! I keep seeing it on all the blogs! 🙂

  11. Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN on February 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Aw, I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well! Emergen-C is the best and I actually had a glass of it earlier today.


  12. Jamie on February 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    and feel better!!!

  13. kt F on February 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I feel you on the illness, I’ve been battling some virus all this week as well. I’ve been taking zinc lozenges (Cold-eeZe) all week, as zinc is supposed to shorten the duration of colds, as long as you don’t overdo it/keep taking it after you’re better. Emergen-C is a great idea, I’ve never tried it. Maybe tomorrow! Feel better!

  14. Ariffa on February 5, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    it’s too bad you can’t eat things through computer screens, I would destroy those chocolate tarts. The bread with chocolate agave sauce doesn’t look too shabby either =))

  15. Karyn on February 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    feel better! lots of fluids too 🙂

  16. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on February 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I’m sorry you are feeling worn down. Take care!

    And seriously, the protein in mung bean pasta blows my mind. I added it to my Whole Foods list for tomorrow; can’t wait!

  17. Dynamics on February 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    I hope I know, I know. Yippee. I hope I am right. Come on Monday!

  18. Jessie (Vegan-minded) on February 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Okay, I need to find some of that mung bean pasta! I would finally be able to justify making a meal out of it alone. 🙂 Feel better! 🙂

  19. *Andrea* on February 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    feel better!!! rest will help 🙂
    35g is crazyyyyy for a bowl of pasta – you’re a master. those chocolate tarts look amazing too!

  20. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 5, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Look at the Pilot in his pilot gear 🙂 Feel better soon love!

  21. Sally on February 5, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Hey Gina, what brand of mung bean pasta did you use? Also, I hope you feel better and don’t fret taking 2 days off because you deserve it since you work hard 🙂

  22. Sarah Anne on February 6, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I hope you feel better soon Gina! Hop to the natural foods store and pickup some “Oscillococcinum” from Boiron. I’m telling you – those little homeopathic bits are just phenomenal. I have them stashed in my purse, at work, in my bathroom, in the kitchen – EVERYWHERE just incase sniffles hit. Works like a charm for me every time.

    Tarts look lovely too! Take care of yourself!

  23. ari on February 6, 2010 at 12:25 am

    aaaahhhh so excited for week 4!!!
    feel better darling =/

  24. Mama Pea on February 6, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Oh, honey, I hope you feel better. Don’t sweat missing the cardio…your body needs the rest!

  25. Heather (Heather's Dish) on February 6, 2010 at 1:06 am

    so sorry you weren’t feeling great! look at that sweet hubby face though…snuggle up and relax 🙂

  26. Rosemary on February 6, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Raw tarts look yum!!!!!!

  27. Rosemary on February 6, 2010 at 7:42 am

    What brand is the mung bean pasta? I found the Eden Organic brand but pkge looks different than your pic. I like the nutritional numbers on your brand.

    Feel better!

  28. christie @ honoring health on February 6, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Feel better soon!

  29. Susan on February 6, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Hope you feel better soon Gina, have a good rest this weekend.

  30. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on February 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

    feel better! I use emergenc when I don’t feel good too, it usually works wonders!

  31. Tiffany on February 6, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Oh, I hope you feel better soon! Your pilot is really oh so seksi!! And hearing that the mung bean pasta is amazing, I’m going to have to track some down myself, now! Can’t wait to see the supersets on Monday!

  32. Raya on February 6, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Ahhh now I’m dying to try that pasta!! Also, where do you get nutritional yeast??

    • Fitnessista on February 6, 2010 at 10:29 am

      i got the nutritional yeast at the health food store 🙂

  33. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on February 6, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I hope you feel better!


  34. sarah on February 6, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I hope you feel better soon, Gina! Glad your pilot takes care of you 🙂

  35. kalli@fitandfortysomething on February 6, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Take it easy. It is okay to take sometime off. I don’t think you realize how much you do!

  36. Emily on February 6, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Feel better soon! Take enough time to rest!

  37. Laurie on February 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Hi Gina! Hope you feel better 🙂

    Can you tell me where you bought your mung pasta? I researched and it looks like it’s imported from Australia! Any US distribution? Thanks!

    They also make a black bean pasta that looks amazing!

  38. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on February 6, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I hope you get to feeling better! What exactly is mung pasta? Is it very expensive?

  39. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on February 6, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Good for you for listening to your body and skipping the cardio. Hope you feel better!

  40. Lauren @ eater not a runner on February 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Ugh hope you feel better soon!

  41. amber on February 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    i’m so sorry you’re sick Gina! rest up and feel better. i’m sure it’s your body telling you it needs a break. i am practically a spokesperson for Emergen-C, that stuff works! down a few of those a day; they really work, all those B vitamins… xo.

  42. Rachel on February 6, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better! What brand of mung bean pasta did you use? The ones that I have seen have ZERO protein, but I would definitely try one with 20 grams!

  43. Gracie @ Girl Meets Health on February 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I hear that chocolate + almond butter can heal all illnesses 😉 And a cutie husband doesn’t hurt!

  44. Heather on February 6, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Ugh so sorry your sick. So excited to hear whats involved with macaroons. I have had my eye on them from the first time i saw them on your blog. Hmmmmmm..

  45. Tieghan on February 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Hey Gina! I have a question I really want to get a dehydrator and was wandering what one you would recommend?
    P.S I hope you feel better we need our Fitnessista!

    • Fitnessista on February 6, 2010 at 4:27 pm

      thanks tieghan!
      i use the excalibur 9 tray and LOVE it 🙂

  46. Jessie @ thehappinessinhealth on February 6, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Oh geez, chocolate and almond butter … <3

    Feel better soon!

  47. Katie on February 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    the toast looks like a cheesecake brownie- only much healthier 😀

  48. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on February 6, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Feel better girl!

  49. Jenny on February 7, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Hope you are feeling better!

    Woo hoo, I love supersets 😉

  50. Melissa on February 7, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Hi Fitnessista!

    I love your blog! You’re truly an inspiration.

    A question: What millet bread do you use? I found some by Food for Life which looks about right…

    I’ll be ordering the mung bean pasta online; it’s not in a store near me. Thanks for the heads-up. It looks super delish.

    Cheerio & keep up the good work!

    • Fitnessista on February 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

      yup, i use the food for life brand, have you tried it yet? it’s amazing!

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