Too Legit

Hi guys 😀 How’s it going?? Hope you’re having a fabulous day!

I started mine with something that’s been MIA in my life for too long…

a Fitnessista breakfast cookie!

bfast cookie

This baby had:

1/2 C oats

1 serving Nutribiotic brown rice protein (it’s no Sun Warrior, but I forgot mine in Valdizzy and picked up the Nutribiotic as a sub for the week)

almond milk

1/2 smashed nanner

1/2 T chia seeds

1 T almond butter

1/2 T maca

It was amazing, and the perfect fuel for a crazy spin class. Israel, my favorite spin teacher EVER (and I’ve been spinning for 5 years) has an awesome Puerto Rican accent and yells at everyone during class (like, “SHOW ME!”, “Go, go!!” and “keep that beat!’”)—he knows almost everyone’s name and while he called me Gina on Tuesday, today he called me by my full name, which is Angelina. (He pronounced the “g” with an “h” sound. Baller). It was pretty funny 😉

After spin, I did a half hour of weights (triceps, chest, back and a little abs) and then came home for protein power.

A smoothie with:

-frozen organic dark cherries

-the other half of the banana from this morning’s bfast cookie

-almond milk

-brown rice protein


The henna tattoo looks pretty legit, huh??

I texted a pic of it to my brother, who is the tattoo king.

(910): Check out my sweet tat.

(520): You’re so lame, haha.

Thanks, buddy 😉

I spent the afternoon doing some work on the computer and then met two lovely blog girls for lunch at Heaven on Earth (aka Whole Foods, or Whole Paycheck): Charlie and Katy!

I wasn’t too starving since I’d had the smoothie and a copious amount of dark chocolate eggs, but I still managed to find something feast-able 😉

hot bar

A lil salad with Annie’s Raspberry Vinaigrette and yucca fries. Garlicky, starchy glory.

And some bacteria action:


I can’t believe I used to hate kombucha- it’s SO good 😀 Now, I chug that stuff frat boy style… if I could crush the bottle with my hand afterwards, I so would 😉

I’m back at my aunt’s casa and we’re hitting up Urban Flatts for dinner.

See ya in the morning <3



Today’s tip: While spinning, try to stand with just your fingertips on the bike. I see so many people clutching the handlebars for dear life! By easing up on the handles, you rely more on leg power (and get a better workout!) while reducing the chance of hurting your wrists.

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  1. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble on April 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Whole food = Whole Paycheck, so true! I wish I had nothing better to spend my money on then delicious healthy foods! And I’m with you 100% of the kombucha!

  2. Babycakes on April 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    why didn’t I realize your full name was Angelina? Lovely name! I am a spin fanatic so I can really appreciate good teachers. Yay for Whole Foods!

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm

      haha i’ve never mentioned it on the blog before! i like spilling random secrets 😉

  3. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on April 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I looooove Whole Food’s salad bar!!! And I love Textfromlastnight even more! 🙂

    Didn’t know your name was Angelina!! How come you don’t go by that as well? So perdy 🙂

  4. Jessica @ Dairy Free Bety on April 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Can you believe we only have 1 spin class in my whole town!! And it’s always completely full (and $16 drop in)… so sad… I love spin classes!!

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm

      what?! that’s insane. i’m taking classes at the y here, but even in valdosta on base they’re FREE. $16 is crazy!

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on April 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Your full name is Angelina?!?! OMG I LOVE IT! It is perfect for a beautiful girl like you!

  6. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) on April 8, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I need to get on the breakfast cookie bandwagon. What a delicious treat! 😀

  7. highonhealthy on April 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Lol, so much for being tired of the chocolate eggs. 😉

    Your henna tattoo is amazing and super pretty! I don’t think I’ve ever gotten henna before.. but I kind of really want it now.

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm

      hahah for real. i just love them so much!!

  8. Tara @ on April 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    That breakfast cookie looks awesome. I just cannot get into Kombucha!

  9. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on April 8, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Mmm I love Kombucha. I can’t find it here, though!! =(

  10. ashleigh on April 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Angelina, what a pretty name! I love kombucha it tastes SO good!! I treat myself to two a week and only drink half at a time so I can savor them for 4 days!

  11. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on April 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    AND P.S. Angelina?? So pretty!!!

  12. Run Sarah on April 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I def need to try cherries in smoothies soon, yum!

  13. Maggie on April 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I totally don’t think you look like an Angelina, but I guess that’s because I’ve always thought of you as Gina! Haha! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm

      haha i’ve never gone by that name, ever. which is why i totally don’t look like an angelina 🙂

  14. Diana on April 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Hmmm breakfast cookie. 🙂
    I also had no idea that your name was Angelina!

  15. Mama Pea on April 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I don’t mind the Nutribiotic too much. Of course, I’ve never had Sun Warrior, so I’m sure I don’t know what I’m missing.

    Yo Angelina, where’s Brad? Too bad you aren’t in grade school anymore 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm

      LOL. haha not “too bad”. i had crooked teeth, curly hair and glasses. thank you, baby jesus those awkward days are over 😉

  16. borntocare on April 8, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Your smoothies always look so good! I need to get one of those vitamix miracle makers 😛 The henna looks sweet!
    And Angelina? What a beautiful name! How did it come about that you go by Gina? Does anyone call you Angie? What a fun secret to divulge!

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm

      nope, i’ve always gone by gina! weird huh??

      • borntocare on April 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm

        No not weird! SOmetimes it’s those little things that make us even more interesting 🙂 Thanks for sharing both of your lovely names!

  17. Jackie on April 8, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    i want SOOOO BADLY to try the spin class at my gym, but it makes me very nervous since I have never done it!!

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm

      don’t be nervous! the instructors are almost always SUPER cool and will help you get set up and teach you everything you need to know 🙂

  18. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on April 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I forgot that Gina would be short for Angelina. Such a beautiful name for a beautiful woman.

    I really want to try Kombucha, but I’m nervous for spending that much money on something that has such mixed reviews.

  19. Chelsea on April 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Wow – Angelina! Like everyone else, wow! GORGEOUS. Could your life get any more perfect? 😀

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm

      oh goodness. i promise my life isn’t perfect! only the nice, fluffy things make it on the blog.. promise

      • Chelsea on April 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm

        I believe you! The grass is alwasy greener, n’all. Have a good night, Angelina!! (honestly, too cute. I think you look like an Angelina)

  20. Ariffa on April 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    oh mannn i made my first breakfaast cookie the other day and i cant BELIEVE i havent had one before, girl you should get a Nobel Prize for that baby

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm

      hahah! i’m so glad you liked it!

  21. Heather (Heather's Dish) on April 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    i just love your henna tattoo…i have a girl’s night tomorrow and methinks that will be the activity du jour 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm

      oh that sounds like such a fun idea!

  22. Emily @ Emilyeatsclean on April 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Cracked me up with the Whole Paycheck comment, BUT if there was a Whole Foods in my area, I would gladly give them my paycheck!! 🙂 Lovin’ the tat… totally can rock it!

  23. kate on April 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I love that we are all so blind sided by your real name! It is beautiful by the way! Whats your fave kombucha? Are you partial to Gingerade?

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm

      thank you!
      ginger is definitely my favorite. i like citrus, too!

  24. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on April 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Sounds like a super fun spin class! Your brothers message back is silly, does he do tattoos or get tattoos?

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      he gets tattoos. many, many tattoos haha

  25. Brooke on April 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Kombucha Love! <3

  26. Katherine on April 8, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I would love to be a spin instructor! Spinning is fun but I feel like I’m confused/doing the wrong thing the entire time (guess I don’t know the lingo)

  27. Lauren @ eater not a runner on April 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Gotta love Whole Paycheck, always a good time!

  28. kirsten on April 8, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Angelina is such a pretty name! I like Gina as a nickname too!!

  29. Janna on April 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Ah! Your name is Angelina! Would never have guessed that!
    I love both of your names 😀

  30. Danielle (Coffee Run) on April 8, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I’ve tried the Nutribiotic protein powder before and it was kinda “blech” for me. Love the tat 😀

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      yeah sun warrior is so much better

  31. Erica on April 8, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Love a good instructor!! Makes all the difference! This is going to sound funny, but I hate when people post about breakfast cookies like they came up with the concept – I always look for a reference to your bloggy 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm

      thanks girl! i do, too 😉

  32. Jenny on April 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    You’re very right- the less hold, the better the workout!

  33. Lisa on April 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    It’s so funny, seems everyone that I suggest Kombucha to doesn’t like it at first hahah! But I always encourage them to try it again and before you know it they are Hooked and they LOVE it!

  34. Kelly on April 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Wow spin and an hour of lifting?! You go girl!

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm

      half hour of lifting 🙂

  35. andrea on April 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I bought two gingerade kimbuchas and i really do not like them i really tried though!!

  36. Katie on April 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Oh Angelina is so pretty! At your wedding did the minister ask the pilot to take Gina or Angelina? I go by a nickname too but I honestly can’t remember what the minister called me.

  37. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on April 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Kombucha is definitely one of those things that takes a while to warm up to…but when you do, you CRAVE it! Or at least, I do 🙂

  38. Chantal on April 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Mmmmmm, yucca fries… my ultimate Whole Foods weakness! Love the henna 🙂

  39. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    whole foods = whole paycheck. Thats funny!

    Wow, Angelina? i wouldn’t have thunk that!

  40. kristi (sweet cheeks) on April 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I seriously need to try a spinning class. I want to do more class workouts but just never end up getting around to them. New goal, I think!

    Love the tat! 😉

  41. Tee on April 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I find it REALLY offensive when people refer to Whole Foods as Whole Paycheck. I work for the company and know for a fact that we keep our 365 brand items at comparable if not CHEAPER prices. Furthermore, no one forced you to go in and spend your “whole paycheck.” You made that decision on your own. And why complain about the getting the most bang for your buck on superior food?? If you want low quality, nasty meat, then go pay the lower price somewhere else. And be a smart shopper–if chobani yogurts are on sale at Stop and Shop, than buy them there. But don’t complain about spending a fortune on blueberries when you consciously put the local or organic ones in your cart. Shop the sales, shop the store brand, and be aware. You’re paying for Whole Foods’ quality standards and reassurance that you are getting the best product possible, and in the long run, that’s a very, very small price to pay. So you can either spend some money on maintaining your health now, or you can spend a whole lotta paychecks later in life trying to fix it. Remember, it’s your choice.

    • Katherine on April 8, 2010 at 10:27 pm

      I only say that as a joke to point fun at myself when I spend money there. I think most people say it all in good fun, but I’m glad you are saying how offensive it is. I have never meant it that way, but now that you point out it can be offensive, I’ll stop. I love the company!

    • gina (fitnessista) on April 8, 2010 at 10:37 pm

      Hey girl I say ‘whole paycheck’ lovingly. I’m more than happy to spend the money I spend there, just tend to go

      a little buck wild 🙂

  42. Kristina on April 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Whoa, Tee! Fitnessista- I hear ya! I love the place, and go there almost daily but I also affectionatley grumble about how much $$$$$ I cough up for the goods.
    Thought yer comment about crushing the Kombocha frat boy style was funny ;P
    Glad you’re feeling better after the knee thing!
    Have a great night~

  43. Cyndi on April 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    The tattoo is completely unnecessary … ugh !!! Sorry. “It’s not you it’s me”.

    But I love Kombucha! It is a treat and a medicine all rolled into one.

  44. Tessah on April 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Tee, you got shares in Whole P.. er, Foods, or something?!

  45. Heather on April 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    You…hate…Kombucha!?!?!?!?! Never would I dare think that!?!?! lol…I’ve loved it since the first time my lips pressed against that $3+ glass bottle of glorious drank!

    Also, people clutching the handle bars in spin….I’m gasping!!!! That’s a no no!!!! haha. I heart a good extra sweaty spin class!

  46. sandy on April 8, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    omg that is such a pretty name for you Angelina (with the h sound). i’m likin the tat in that pic

  47. Marisa on April 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    My first breakfast cookie is in the fridge! I am excited to try it.

  48. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 8, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I’m with ya on the Nutribiotic: It aint no Sun Warr! In a pinch though, yeah, I’ve done it.

  49. Edith on April 8, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Angelina is such a pretty name! It’s a little shocking, you’ve always been Gina… I don’t know what to say. Thanks for telling us? haha.

  50. Dominique on April 9, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I like your henna tattoo! It looks like something I should do while I wait to get my next tat–which won’t be for a while. Whenever I see someone else’s tattoo (like your bro’s), it makes me itch for another.

    I’ve only drank Kombucha once (in Central Park while on vacay) and I hated it too. That was last July and I haven’t drank it since then. I can’t remember which flavour it was–I’ll have to look back at my blog–but I’m really afraid at giving it another go. While at WF the other day (I like your “Whole Paycheck” name for it), I was telling my boyfriend that maybe I should give it another go but then he reminded me about my initial reaction to the drink–which was NOT pretty.

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