Time for a throwdown

Why hello 🙂 How are you? Hope you’re having a chillax kinda Sunday <3 It felt heavenly to sleep with no alarm this morning… when I woke up at 8:30, it felt like I had slept for 3 days.

After crawling out of bed, taking Bell out and putting on the Casey Anthony trial, I made some bfast:

Gluten-free toast with apple butter


I LOVE apple butter, but it’s usually loaded with sugar. This Eden organic version only contains apples and apple concentrate, and tastes fantastic

+ the smooooothie


-1.5 C almond milk

-organic frozen strawberries

-raw cacao powder

-Sun Warrior


-frozen organic spinach – it was my first time using frozen instead of fresh, and I didn’t notice a difference in taste at all. Usually the more frozen components you can use in a smoothie, the better, since you won’t have to use ice. (Frozen banana is always better than fresh in smoothies)

I’m off to the gym to battle the Stairmaster –that thing is a BEAST. and I love it- and then prepping some food for tonight. My cheffer bro and I are going to grill at the madre’s house for the fam. I have no idea what he’s making, but here’s what I have planned:

Black bean burgers and sweet potato fries


(That picture is actually from Bleu Pub in Valdosta.. and is causing some serious hankering right about now)

Massaged kale salad


(Even kale non-believers love massaged kale salad)

Mixed berry crumble


Of course, whenever we cook together it turns into a friendly competition. I’m ready for it 😀


Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll see ya this afternoon!



Something to do:

FIREWORK BLAST! A quick workout to bust out in between holiday festivities:


-Jog (or mock jump rope in place)- 2 minutes

-Jumping jacks- 30 seconds

-Lunge right leg- 30 seconds

-Lunge left leg- 30 seconds

-Jumping lunges- 1 minute

-Squats- 30 seconds

-Hold the squat position- 30 seconds

-Burpees- 1 minute

-Push-ups- 30 seconds

-Plank- 1 minute

*Bonus: try to do it 3 times throughout the day!

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  1. Sara K on July 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Hahahaha love that apron!!! Supa stylin’! Oh boy am I craving sweet tater fries and a black bean burger right about nowwww

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on July 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Sweet workout! I got mine in too in anticipation of all the cook out goodness today. 🙂

    The crumble looks so good! I love that crunchy topping with the juicy berries. I just made chipotle corn hummus to share – really good and I love bringing a healthier option.

  3. Holly @ Pink Runner on July 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    mmmmmm black bean burger and sweet potato fries are my favorite!!!

  4. Sana on July 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Bahahaha love love the apron!

  5. Babs on July 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    OK..that is one self assured secure male:)

    • Fitnessista on July 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      hahah! if you ever meet my brother, you understand. he is the funniest guy ever

  6. Krystina (Organically Me) on July 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    LOL, who made Kyle wear that apron? 😉

  7. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on July 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Soooo basically you’re throwing down. Wooo I’ll bring the oatmeal!

    • Fitnessista on July 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      haha sounds good!

  8. Meredith on July 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Love the firework blast! Going to try it out right now! Thanks for posting it. Have an awesome 4th with your fam!

  9. Holly @ The Runny Egg on July 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Love the apron! Don’t you have one too?

    I’ve had that apple butter before and it is delicious!

  10. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on July 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    That apron is classic. Your brother looks like a fun guy! I wish you luck in your cook off!

  11. Stephanie on July 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    It’s really easy to make apple butter at home without sugar! Just peel and chop apples, add spices (I love cinnamon and nutmeg), barely cover with water and boil until everything’s soft. Then I use a potato masher to get it to the right consistency – I like my apple butter a little bit chunky. So good!

  12. Cait's Plate on July 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    That black bean burger + sweet potato fries look AWESOME.

  13. Sara on July 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for the workout- I will do it later this afternoon! The food looks delicious. I have never eaten a black bean burger but I may just have to try one soon! 🙂

  14. Laura (Cookies vs. Carrots) on July 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Good luck on the throwdown!

  15. Yaara on July 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Your brother is so cute!! I hope you have a lovely 4th with the fam. Enjoy your day!! 🙂

  16. hippierunner on July 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Seriously hilarious apron! Good luck w the throwdown! 🙂

  17. Bella on July 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I love love loveee Apple Butter! I seat I put it on everything. Try a Apple Cinnamon Muffin sliced in half with some apple butter heated up. You’ll die! Also, I am making a crumble too. It will be for tomorrow but it has to chill overnight. Have fun girl!

  18. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on July 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Love the picture of The Pilot. Pink is definitely his color 🙂

    And that mixed berry crumble. Oh, that looks sooo good. I just made a mixed berry clafoutis the other day that turned out so well. Mixed berries are the way to go.

    And apple butter…I have bought the TJ’s apple butter around the fall, like Thanksgiving time, and not sure what all is in it, but it sure is good! 🙂

  19. Christine @ BookishlyB on July 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    A man with an apron like means business.

  20. Emily@RunningPerspective on July 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    yummmmmmm that meal looks soo so good!
    and love that apron! hahaha!!

  21. The Teenage Taste on July 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Hahahaha! I love that apron! 😛

  22. Brynne on July 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    LOVE your brother’s apron haha!

  23. fittingbackin on July 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    That apron is awesome!! hahaha

    Love that even the kale non-believers liked the salad – success!

  24. Clare @ Fitting It All In on July 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    We’re twins today with smoothies and black bean burgers.
    Good to know that frozen spinach is okay in smoothies – I’ve always wondered!

  25. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on July 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    oh my gosh, i hear ya on the chillaxing sunday, i woke up at 8.30 too without an alarm and felt soooo wonderful and rejuvenated and refreshed for having 9 hours of beautiful sleep! <3 love it! Good luck in your cook-out tonight! That dinner you've got planned sounds just delicious 🙂 xyx

  26. Sara on July 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    the stairmaster IS a beast! do you have specific intervals?

  27. Hillary on July 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    That picture of your brother is absolutely priceless!

  28. Janiek on July 3, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Apple butter, that sounds awesome, too bad they don’t have it here in The Netherlands (searched the internet as soon as I read it here)…. Secretly praying for a giveaway! Haha!

  29. Suzi @ Confessions of a Fitness Instructor on July 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    As odd as it is to say seeing how I live in the “apple capital” of Nova Scotia, I’ve never had apple butter. But I see someone posted above how to make it so I might have to try making some! 😀

    Have a supper duper supper & throwdown 😉

  30. Moni'sMeals on July 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    My husband would SO volunteer to wear that apron! Your meals look so good!

    I liked you previous post too, great tips on workout transitions. 🙂

  31. Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats on July 4, 2011 at 12:04 am

    What a fun tradition with the bro–I hope you kick some butt!

  32. geetha on July 4, 2011 at 9:31 am

    love that apron!!!….black bean burger, kale salad and sweet potato fries…what a drool worthy meal!!! :)…enjoy!

  33. latay58 on July 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    My girls and I just did this impromptu workout in my living room. That’s a great 8 minutes!

    • Fitnessista on July 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      whoo hoo!

  34. Ann @ Running With Chopstix on July 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I love your workouts! Can’t wait to try this one out later tonight!

    • Fitnessista on July 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      let me know how it goes!

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