Hey hey hey ๐Ÿ™‚ How are you? Hope your day has been lovely. Thanks for all of your fabulous comments this morning- Iโ€™m so stoked to hear that the Brita filter works!

So the reason why I woke up early as ballz was because my work friends and I went to Miraval, one of the local health resorts.


Before leaving the casa, I packed up two gluten-free waffles with an egg puff, and put it in a baggie in my purse for later. I was SO glad I had it!


We spent the morning training some of Miravalโ€™s retail employees- it was a lot of fun ๐Ÿ™‚


After our training sesh, my manager had to take a conference call, so the rest of us went exploring.


Miraval is BEAUTIFUL.

Comfy bed?


Yes please.

Gorgeous pool?


Uh huh.

OUTDOOR yoga studio with mountain views?



Iโ€™m kicking myself for not buying the Groupon they had a few weeks agoโ€ฆ.

After the adventure, we stopped at Ikeโ€™s for a little caffeine boost:


(Rice Milk Chai)

and I came back to the casa to make some lunch.

Leftover lentil loaf with kale and 3 egg whites:


Thanks so much for your tips on how to get the lentil loaf to stick better next time (flax/chia egg and/or processing half the lentils in the food processor). I knew that Ange had made one (which took her a couple of trials and she perfected it), but figured Iโ€™d give it a whirl on my own. I need to remind myself that thereโ€™s no need to re-invent the wheelโ€ฆ if another blogger has created an amazing version, why mess with perfection? ๐Ÿ™‚

Iโ€™m off to choreograph for a while and then teach!

See ya in the morning <3



Something to read:

The lululemon blogyours truly got a special shout out today for my unicorn tears comment ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my goals is to eventually write the โ€œJuicy Goodsโ€ (the company weekly update), so this was extra exciting

Tory Hortonโ€™s Hardcore Fitness Plan

Millions of dead fish blanket Redondoโ€™s King Harbor Marina (so very sad)

Camel Milk?

20 Reasons to Be Happy Right Now

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  1. aj on March 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Omg that bed looks like a cloud!

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      it’s so fluffy… i’m gonna die!

      • Jill on March 9, 2011 at 9:13 pm

        hahahahha great quote!!

  2. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on March 9, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I’ve made Angela’s lentil loaf and it’s so good! That’s so cool you got a shout out! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a good night!

  3. Lindsay @ LivingLindsay on March 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    The Pilot may need to worry a bit about the man on the bench. He’s a hottie…I’m just sayin’… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      that einstein… what a lady killer, right?

  4. Maryann (The Balanced Bean) on March 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    How exciting about the shout out! Ill check it out right now ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and I totally had an egg puff yesterday!

  5. Susanne on March 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Miraval looks like a fabulous place. The view is beautiful!

  6. Alicia @ This Organic Body on March 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    The kale looks great, I need to start eating it. It feels like the universe is telling me to eat it. Kale is the new spinach! (Modern Family) You inspired me to try my hand at Indian food. So, I thought I would tell you about Seeds of Change simmer sauces… they are AMAZING!! They are certified organic (a must!) they were $3.89 at my Whole Foods in Utah, and there is a $1.00 coupon on the Whole Foods Website. I hope you give them a try.

  7. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    that place looks amazeballz haha

    im going to have to try to make my own lentil loaf, ill try and follow an already perfected one, but still knowing me.. i wont haha

  8. Ashley @ Feeding Ashley on March 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I saw the shout out. You go girl! That place is gorgeous! But Einstein is lookin a bit handsy. Pilot might wanna watch out. :p

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2011 at 11:08 pm


  9. Katie on March 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Love the pic of you on the bench, lol! Too cute!

    Wow the outdoor yoga looks amazing! The whole place looks amazing!

    Have a good night friend! Woohoo on the Lulu thing!!!!! xoxo <3

  10. Holly on March 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I need me some Miraval, like NOW!!!

  11. Stefanie @thenewhealthy on March 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Miraval does look beautiful! That would be such a fun place to stay!

  12. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing on March 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    What is it about having a huge fluffy bed all made-up for you that just takes “being somewhere else” to HOLY LUXURY happines?! haha, enjoy : )

  13. Vanessa @ Swift as Shadows on March 9, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    They have rice milk at Ike’s? I WISH Starbucks would start offering almond milk!

  14. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on March 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    mmmm that place does look swanky nice ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice job on the shoutout on the blog!!

  15. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on March 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Uh oh – maybe the Pilot will grow back his ‘stache since you seem to like Einstein’s? ๐Ÿ™‚

    That place looks amazing!!!

  16. Dana Marie on March 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    those 20 reasons to be happy – thing about loans–well damn I guess I should have just gotten loans and went to college instead of being an admin at 17 – so much for earning your money before spending it!

  17. Tina on March 9, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I’ve heard Miraval is AMAZING! Enjoy your time there!

  18. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    OUTDOOR yoga studio with mountain views = omg that is a gorgeous shot! I bet yoga would be sooo awesome right there! And in AZ, you have your own personal “bikram/hot yoga” studio for more than half the year. No need to invest in a heater with the weather there ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve heard awesome things about Miraval, too. How wonderful for you.

    And reinventing the wheel…girl, I am so right there. Sometimes I want to make something on my own, make it my own, put my own spin on it, but then I go back and study what another blogger, cookbook author, or my mother or grandmother did, and i realize there is NO NEED to reinvent the wheel.

    But with all that said, your lentil loaf (and angela’s!) both looked awesome!

  19. Ashley @ the fit academic on March 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    wow – yoga with the mountain view sounds like my fave part!

  20. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 9, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I love you, and I love that you gave Ange props ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2011 at 11:07 pm

      love you too friend. good recipes always deserve props ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Stacy @ LoveDiscoveryGratitude on March 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    The most amazing bed I stayed in was at Mirage hotel in las vegas…. they WERE CLOUDS. LOL. ๐Ÿ™‚

    ooh, and lentil loaf sounds like a good dinner tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Suzanne on March 9, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Hideeho g-monaaaaaaaaaaah,

    Ahem, so anyway, this is a link I found via another blog i enjoy, theclothesmakethegirl.blogspot: http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2011/03/09/the-perfect-body-as-illustrated-by-olympic-athletes/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SociologicalImagesSeeingIsBelieving+%28Sociological+Images%3A+Seeing+Is+Believing%29

    And I think it’s so cool! Just wanted to share it with you and thought you might want to share it with your readership as well.

  23. Namaste Gurl on March 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Wow, wish I could be in your place- yoga, massages, lentils….
    You’ve got it good- enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Runeatrepeat on March 10, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Love waffle sandwiches like that!

  25. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on March 10, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I am literally drooling right now over that outdoor yoga studio! I LOVE doing yoga outside!!

  26. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on March 10, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Wow, that resort looks splendid!!

  27. Emma (Namaste Everyday) on March 10, 2011 at 4:19 am

    i’ve always wanted to try the lentil load from oh she glows!

  28. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on March 10, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Absolutely GORG. I am a Groupon FIEND, it is my favorite way to keep up with my cheapo ways:)

  29. Runner Couple - Sara on March 10, 2011 at 7:34 am

    That bed looks so so comfy!! I would love to try yoga at that outdoor studio! I cannot imagine how peaceful and serene it must be out there!

  30. Stephanie @ Walking my Talk on March 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

    The outdoor yoga studio is beautiful! Love the pic with you and the other man.

  31. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on March 10, 2011 at 8:23 am

    OMG I’m so jealous you live so close to Miraval! That’s pretty much my dream holiday destination and my mum and I are planning a (late) graduation present trip to go there. I’ve looked at the website so many times and REALLY want to try some of the cooking classes that they offer. Everything looks so amazing!!

  32. Kara on March 10, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I’ve been tempted multiple times to buy trips to Miraval on both http://www.jetsetter.com/sales and http://www.ruelala.com. don’t mean to fuel the shopping fire.. but I do… ๐Ÿ™‚

    also the blurb about Starbucks being on a health kick? so awesome. makes me feel less bad about my $5 chai everyday.

    • Kara on March 10, 2011 at 9:27 am

      oh wait a sec.. is that link old? I skimmed it earlier but it just occurred to me that other things on the list happened awhile ago. weird.. wonder why they still have it on their site.

  33. April on March 10, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Thanks for the link on the fish in Redondo Beach, i am from that area and when my friend (who still lives there) sent it to me yesterday i was DEVASTATED, but so happy to learn it was not from pollution, whew!!!! Still a frightening scene, but nonetheless relieved to hear the cause.

    That resort looks amazing, sign me up!

  34. jenna on March 10, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit that resort! it looks amazing!!! I hope you get to go and stay awhile soon. What a fun work trip!

  35. Lisa on March 10, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Wow, swanky resort indeed! When I was last in northeastern India, there were a ton of “spiritual”/healing resorts that literally looked like magical palaces. You’d have an absolute field day there!

  36. Kat on March 10, 2011 at 11:36 am

    so swanky! I want to stay there ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on March 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Don;t you love Groupons? That outdoor yoga space looks like perfection.

  38. Hilary on March 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Hey Gina:

    I really love the new (or new to me, at least) “you might also like” widget! I’ve been playing around on it, and at one point it took me to a post (“Sweet Day”)that included some delicious-looking raw cacao cayenne truffles. Unfortunately, I didn’t see a recipe anywhere. Any chance you could point me in the right direction?


  39. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic on March 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Miraval looks gorgeous! I definitely want to go there someday ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Christin@purplebirdblog on March 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I love your links of stuff to read… they’re always interesting!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Dana Marie on March 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I love the new ‘you might also like’ widgets! help me find older posts I like before I knew about the blog

  42. Bridget on March 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Mirival looks like heaven…maybe someday. On a sidenote, I broke down and bought a bag of Sun Warrior from your promo…totally an impulse buy! But I;ve been dying to try it!!

    • Fitnessista on March 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      let me know what you htink- i have a feeling you’ll love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Chelsa on March 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    That resort looks amazing. I’d love to go there.

  44. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    That outdoor yoga studio is amazing! Now *that* is how yoga is meant to be practiced!

  45. Amanda Jewell on March 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Is the sun warrior promo only for the vanilla sun warrior??? i need me some of my beloved chocolate SW!! (they say admitting is the first step to addiction). I’m addicted and in need! hehe thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      i think it is- just add cacao powder to it and then you have vanilla and chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Amanda Jewell on March 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    p.s. lurve your little zip-up; is it LuLu?

    • Fitnessista on March 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      yup the define jacket

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