Tea Me

Hey everyone! HAPPY FRIDAY! Hope you have something fun going on this weekend πŸ˜€

******Click here to read the final re-cap of our trip to Fresno for the POM Blogger Harvest Tour!******

So last night, I didn’t have an appetite since my throat was killing me, so I made a simple kale salad to get some veggies in my life.


Kale, shallot, grape tomatoes, nama shoyu, cayenne, apple cider vinegar, a splash of agave and a drizzle of olive oil.

And ate it atop my legs while I watched Fools Rush In



Matthew Perry, you will always be Chandler Bing to me πŸ˜€

And had 4 cups of scalding hot green tea:


Even though I had a blasty this past week, it felt SOOOOO good to crash out in our own bed, curled up with my puppies πŸ™‚

We woke up and went on a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood and then came back for more tea, and an unpictured warm cookie from the dehydrator. I’m thinking another recipe test is in order because while the taste is spot-on, the texture isn’t quite right. I added too much agave and they’re a little on the gooey side.. so I’m gonna leave them in the dehydrator for the rest of the day and see if they dry out a little.

The plan for today:

  • Laundry and cleaning (blah!)
  • Take puppies to the vet to get ear drops
  • Workout (light cardio and weights)
  • Hit up the Main Squeeze for a wheat grass shot
  • Training appointment
  • Dinner with Ashley (and hopefully Meara and Kelly… I need to call those girls!)

I’m kinda worried because I have a 5k tomorrow morning and if I still feel like I do today, it might be a disaster.

Have a wonderful day!



A certain pilot has a birthday tomorrow <3

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on October 23, 2009 at 10:06 am

    The last leg of the pom tour looks like so much fun. I’ve seen it on some other blogs but I cannot believe the entire process. Your pictures do make me want to drink some POM all day long. Hope you feel better so you can make your 5k! πŸ™‚

  2. Lindsey @ Sound Eats on October 23, 2009 at 10:19 am

    The pilot from the POM plane? haha jk…happy birthday to your hubby tomorrow! Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Shari B. on October 23, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Hope you feel better before tomorrow! Did you already pay registration for the 5K or can you bail w/out losing your money?

    Your Kale salad looks FAB!

  4. Jaime (Embracing Balance) on October 23, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Woohooo for Chandler Bing. haha.

  5. Erica on October 23, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Glad you’re home and snuggling with the puppers!I’m so sorry you’re not feeling too good. Lots of fluids!

  6. Pam on October 23, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Hey, my hubby’s BD is today…great people are born in October! Happy B early pilot!

    Hope you get feeling better soon! and pup too!


  7. VeggieGirl on October 23, 2009 at 11:15 am


  8. K on October 23, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Ohhh the Pilot shares the same birthday as my cousin! I hope you start to feel better – you’ll be an all star at the 5k regardless πŸ™‚

  9. Maggie on October 23, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Ooo that salad is heavenly. I haven’t had kale in a while!! It’s always nice to be home πŸ™‚

    Happy early bday to the pilot!

  10. Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries on October 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Hope the kale & green tea put your immune system in check! Good luck on the 5k!

  11. Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) on October 23, 2009 at 11:26 am

    K.. kale and green tea= two of my obsessions! YUM.. hope it makes ya feel better! Happy b-day to your hubby πŸ™‚

  12. Gabriela on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Feel better and good luck with the 5k! And happy birthday to the pilot πŸ™‚

  13. Julie on October 23, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Salding hot is the only way I’ll drink hot liquids. I hate to let a hot drink get warm!!

  14. Biz on October 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I’d sit it out if you don’t feel good – you may make it worse! πŸ˜€ Feel better! πŸ˜€

  15. Jenna on October 23, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    hope ya feel better and your trip looks amazing πŸ™‚

  16. Whitney @ Lettuce Love on October 23, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I love kale salads. Feel better πŸ™‚

  17. Teresa on October 23, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Aw so sorry to learn that you are sicky… no fun, but I know that kale salads are always the thing to get back to health quickly. Paired with a dose of Matthew Perry (always Chandler Bing to me too) is the best medicine, haha! If it makes you feel any better (or to gross you out, we’ll see which), while I was living in Peru and teaching at a very poor school, I actually got fleas and had them for a good month. All my kids were farmers kids and pretty much had two outfits total meaning I couldn’t get rid of those guys for a long long time.

    I hope the cookies turn out because they look super yummy!

    Best of luck on the run tomorrow and I know your gonna kick some booty!

  18. Felicia on October 23, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    This might be a silly question, but are you just using raw kale for the salad? I’ve only eaten kale cooked, so I was curious.

    I hope that you feel better soon! Good luck in the 5k if you do it but health always comes first – so no worries if you don’t. πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on October 23, 2009 at 5:21 pm

      not a silly question at all! yup, it’s raw kale. when you massage all the liquid ingredients with it, it wilts the kale down and gives it a “cooked” feeling

      • Felicia on October 24, 2009 at 10:31 am

        I’m intrigued… I’m definitely going to have to try that. Thanks!

  19. carolinebee on October 23, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    HAHA toooo bad u didn’t go see Pitbull!!! But i hope you are feeling better and of course you are being a good puppy momma so iz cool πŸ˜€ Good luck tomorrow G!!

  20. Chloe (Naturally Frugal) on October 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I love Fools Rush In – such a great movie, but yes Chandler Bing all the way. Have a great day!

  21. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) on October 23, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I love Fools Rush In! I always have to watch it whenever it’s on TV!

    Happy early birthday to the pilot!

  22. VOcanas on October 23, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    A little while ago you made wraps with collard greens stuffed with veggies. I had that for lunch today, and it was fabuloso! I’ve never had collard greens before, and they are so yummy. I’m rather new to the clean eating, about 9 months. I grew up in a Mexican household as well with little fruits or veggies, other than the occasional apple or banana that would go bad, since it was never touched. So, I’m finding all new kinds of fruits and veggies I never even knew existed!

    Thanks for the great idea!

  23. coco on October 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    getting veggies back to life was a MUST!!! πŸ˜€

    • Fitnessista on October 23, 2009 at 5:19 pm

      seriously! that’s all i want lately!
      miss you california friend but so happy we got to meet and hang out!

  24. Janel on October 23, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    You are too sweet! Your recap of my talk was spot on – you have one good memory! It was a delight to meet you this week, and I’ll be in touch about web stuff πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on October 23, 2009 at 5:19 pm

      i love everything about nutrition and was basically sucked into everything you said πŸ˜€
      sounds great– it was so wonderful to meet you and hopefully i’ll see you again sometime soon!

  25. Mama Pea on October 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    He’ll always be Ms. Chanandler Bong to me. You either remember my favorite friends episode ever, or think I’m crazy.

    I say skip the race and sleep late. I’m such a bad influence.

    • Fitnessista on October 23, 2009 at 5:18 pm

      hah of course i remember the episode about the tv guide!
      and i will probably thank you as i press the snooze button πŸ˜‰

  26. Megan on October 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I hope you feel better! I loved your POM recaps; sounded pretty cool!!! It inspired me to buy a pomegranate and take a stab at dissecting it! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on October 23, 2009 at 5:16 pm

      whoo hoo! it’s really not as intimidating as it looks- check out caitlin’s blog (healthytippingpoint) for a how-to she posted!
      enjoy <3

  27. Lyss on October 23, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    hahahaha I thought “CHANDLER!” even before I read your comment.

  28. Sarah on October 23, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I have a spin question.I have just started taking spin classes. They are intense and I am dripping with sweat after. I was wondering if you know a ballpark of how many calories are burned during a one hour class. I know there are a lot of factors, but for a small framed woman of 115 pounds what number is reasonable. I have seen everywhere from 300-900.

    Also I hope you feel better.

    • Fitnessista on October 23, 2009 at 5:15 pm

      so cool you just started taking spin! it’s one of my favorite workouts πŸ˜€
      i’d say around 550 if you’re really pushing yourself. that’s what i usually burn for harder classes: 450-550

  29. Paige@ Running Around Normal on October 23, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I hope you feel better! And good luck on the 5K if you make it:)

  30. Melissa (Melissa Likes To Eat) on October 23, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Hope you feel better! Go to sleep early if you can and see how you feel in the morning. Don’t push yourself if you don’t feel well. There’s always a 5K but your health is most important. Happy early birthday to the Pilot!

  31. kristi (sweet cheeks) on October 23, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Hope you are feeling better by tomorrow morning!! xoxo

  32. Kristin on October 23, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Question: what’s the deal with KALE ?? I notice that you and other raw food folks seem to LOVE it for salads, etc. I have tried it and have nothing against it at all, but wonder why so many (raw) people seem to prefer it over other more traditional lettuce mixes ? Thank You !!

  33. The Voracious Vegan on October 24, 2009 at 6:30 am

    That salad has me drooling! I love kale but we don’t ever get it in Saudi Arabia so it has become a distant memory…I love what you added into the salad, it would definitely take it over the delicious top!

    Hope you feel better, good luck with your run.

  34. Heather on October 24, 2009 at 8:19 am

    October 24th is also my daughter’s birthday AND my step dad’s birthday!! awesomeness. happy birthday to pilot πŸ™‚

  35. Tina on October 24, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Hope you feel better! I’ve still never had kale, but I really want to make kale chips.

  36. Denise on October 24, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Ha! I totally heard “Chandler Bing” in Janices voice. AND? She keeps repeating it with the laugh!

    • Fitnessista on October 24, 2009 at 9:51 pm

      ahhhahaha janice!!! i miss friends

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