To market, to market…

to buy a huge scone. 🙂


(or “to buy a seksi Pilot?” heh heh)

Hi friends 😀 How was your day today?

Man oh man did it feel GLORIOUS to sleep in. The Pilot and I slept until we woke up (no alarm!) and then I grabbed a macaroon, warm from the dehydrator


(I had to make sure they’re *safe* to send out)

some brown rice toast with peanut butter, cinnamon and banana


and took Bella with us to hit up the Farmer’s Market.

me and bell

The weather was BEAUTIFUL today and there were the most vendors I’ve seen in a while!


Gorgeous local, organic produce, cheeses, dips and soups, beauty care products, raw foods, local organic meats, gluten-free bakers, ethnic foods, anything your heart could wish for.


We only picked up a couple of things (gorgeous tomatoes and prickly pear jelly, the Pilot also munched a saltena, which is a Bolivian pot pie), but we just happy to walk around and enjoy the sights and sunshine.

Bella enjoyed the sunshine, too 🙂

bella (2)

We’re trying to take her out and about with us more often, because the exercise is great for her and she’s becoming semi-senile in her middle age. She always loves people (especially kids) but we noticed she’s be growling at other dogs, which she never used to do. Hopefully she’ll get her social skills back 😉

The rest of the day has been pretty mellow. There are tons of to-dos and errands on the horizon, but sometimes ya gotta take it easy 😉

It’s dinner time over here! See ya in the morning 😀



Something to do:

Start your week off with a BANG! Try this total body workout tomorrow am—you’ll feel good the rest of the day and will get that metabolism crack-a-lackin nice and early 🙂 All you need is a stability ball and some dumbbells.

*Note: As always honor your body and injuries. Check with a doc before making any fitness or nutrition changes.

Monday BANG workout

1. Warm up 5-10 minutes cardio of choice

2. Deadlift upward row (3 sets of 12-15)

3. Clock lunges (3 sets of 10 of each lunge, on each side)

4. Jumping squats (45 seconds)

5. Stability ball chest press and overhead extension combo (3 sets of 12 chest presses immediately followed by 12 overhead extensions)

6. Stability ball leg left (3 sets of 15)

7. Bent-over fly (3 sets of 15)

8. Burpees (1 minute)

9. Squat and bicep curl combo (3 sets of 12-15)

10. Cardio: 20 minutes of HIIT training (45 seconds balls to the wall, 1 minute 30 seconds recovery)

11. Cool down and stretch

Let me know if any of ya try it!!

Today’s tip: It’s meal-planning day! Take a few minutes to jot down your fuel for this week and a grocery list, if you haven’t already. What’s on the meal plan this week?? Anything new and amazing I need to try? 🙂

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  1. Jessica on April 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Love your market outfit! Very comfy chic.

    That workout looks great. I did the new Bob Harper DVD this morning (hadn’t seen your workout yet)… it’s not kidding around. Have you ever done a workout by him?

    • Fitnessista on April 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      i’ve heard of his new dvds and have been wanting to try them! glad you know you’re a fan- i love bob 🙂

  2. melissa (fitnessnyc) on April 4, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    definitely want to try the workout!

    • Fitnessista on April 4, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      let me know if you do! 🙂 miss you, girly!

  3. Stephanie on April 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Lately your workouts are the only thing keeping me going in the fitness realm.
    Thank you for this booty kick! I loved it.

    • Fitnessista on April 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      awesome!! i’m so happy you liked it 🙂

  4. Michelle on April 5, 2011 at 12:49 am

    This looks like a great workout! I’m definitely going to give it a shot tomorrow morning. I have a question about deadlifts: are you supposed to keep your knees fairly straight or are you supposed to bend them more like a squat? I’ve seen them done different ways so I’m confused about the proper form. Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on April 5, 2011 at 12:51 am

      slightly bent- let me know how it goes!

      • Michelle on April 5, 2011 at 3:10 pm

        Loved the workout! I definitely felt those deadlifts

  5. Katherine: Unemployed on April 5, 2011 at 6:58 am

    this little piggy stayed home but it looks like your choice of market was fun!

  6. Ashley on April 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I just did this workout! Thanks for kicking my butt…I needed that 😉

    • Fitnessista on April 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      🙂 happy to kick your booty anytime

  7. Preet on March 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Gina my name is Preet. I just started to follow you’re bling and I love love it. I was Gona start doing the weight training listed for beginners from you’re blog. What is the balls to the wall in the hilt.

    Thank you

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