Two To Tango

Heyyyyy πŸ˜€ It’s Friday! Wahoo! What are you up to this weekend??

I did it.


AT&T owned me. It took three different places, over two hours, and lots of sanity, but I crossed over to the dark side and like it so far πŸ™‚ The main reason why I got the iPhone is because I can use it for credit card transactions– pretty baller.

After the craziness, I did a happy dance with Tucker:


And joined the roomies and familia for Pei Wei takeout at the madres.

I enjoyed the gluten-free Spicy Shrimp with brown rice, + vegetables

pei wei2

It was delicious but veryyyyyy sweet. My teeth were hurting when I was finished! They definitely made up for lost gluten with LOTS of honey.

It’s funny because gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean *healthy*- just like β€œorganic” or β€œvegan”. (Even though I admit to telling people they should have dessert because it’s vegan. Then they say β€œoh, ok!” and I have an instant dessert buddy)

When we finally got back to the casa, I made another batch of almond butter πŸ™‚


(If you need help making almond butter, check out Ashley’s post- she turned my world upside down)

This morning, I had a workout date with an old friend:



It’s been awhile since I’ve seen her face, since I’ve been fortunate to be taking live fitness classes in Orlando and now Tucson. Since today is crazy busy, I thought it would be easier to squeeze in an at-home workout instead of rushing around later.

I did the HIIT 30 workout and it was just as fun, difficult and sweaty as I remembered πŸ™‚



Hope you have an amazing day <3



Today’s Workout Jam: β€œWho’s that chick?” Rihanna ft David Guetta (LOVE this song right now.. if I choreograph a dance for it, I’ll post it for ya’ll)

Winter Shape Up starts MONDAY!!  πŸ˜€

Ps. I picked this post title because of the tango-esque dance I’m doing with Tucker.. and whenever people ask when the Pilot and I are going to have kids, I tell them it takes two to tango. πŸ˜‰

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  1. Kristina on January 14, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Totally agree about he vegan, organic, GF doesn’t (always) = healthy-but it sounds good and occasionally convinces me otherwise;) I can’t wait for Feb 10-i’ve been patiently waiting for Verizon to jump on the Iphone bandwagon!!!!
    Have a great wknd!

  2. Maria on January 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

    My mom has celiac disease and when she came to visit me in Chicago, she was in heaven when I took her on her first whole foods excursion. She wanted cupcakes and cookies and I kept reminding her, “Gluten-free doesn’t equal fat-free!” She laughed but just gets so excited when she sees anything with a GF label.

  3. Jenna on January 14, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Is that an iPhone case in the first picture? Because if it is, it’s SO adorable! Actually… even if it’s not, whatever it is is super cute. lol

    • Fitnessista on January 14, 2011 at 10:20 am

      yep! it’s kate spade- i thought it was fun πŸ™‚

  4. Carla on January 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

    oh man I cant figure those phones out. I will stick to my basic motor razor LOL I have had it forever and I never have to worry about breaking something super expensive. πŸ™‚

  5. thefruitpursuit (Sabine) on January 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Ahh thats THE cutest picture ever! You two look like a handsome couple πŸ˜‰

    and congrats with your iPhone! i love mine, the camera on the 4 is amazing.

  6. Gill (snaxandthecity) on January 14, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I love that song too!

    Good point about vegan/GF things not necessarily being healthy. I think Gena at makes the similar point that it’s all too easy to think ‘its vegan, I can eat as much as i want’! That shrimp did look good though!

    Hope you enjoy the iPhone πŸ™‚

  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on January 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Dont you love it when people ask questions like that? I like your comeback πŸ™‚ When your brain is probably thinking…none of your business! Your comeback probably gets them good.

    Turbofire..Ive never done any of the at-home workout programs, i.e. p90x, turbofire, insanity, but id love to try! I know you did a review post once on them ages ago, like 6-8 mos ago? I think if memory serves? Hope you got a good workout in!

    And your new phone!! CONGRATS! Getting a new phone, service, etc is never just easy. Glad it worked out and keep us posted on how you like the touch screen and the learning curve! I may get one if you go seamlessly from Crackberry to iphone….


  8. Kimberley on January 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I have a random almond butter making question…I tried to make some the other day and about 8 minutes in the food processor (a reasonably new standard Cuisinart) started making this high pitched squeaking sound, which I thought was a bad sign so I turned it off and ate lumpy AB. πŸ™ That’s not normal, is it? Do you have any weird noises while processing??

    • Fitnessista on January 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm

      did you roast the almonds first?

  9. kt on January 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Ooooh, that almond butter link was spectacular! I wonder if dehydrated/candied almonds would work as well….

    I’m interested in Turbofire as I live in the boonies, far from a gym. I don’t remember you talking about it, but have you ever done P90X?

  10. Stefanie @thenewhealthy on January 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

    When I saw the post title I totally thought it was about having kids! πŸ˜‰

  11. amber on January 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Agh, you’re brave! My heart beats fast when I think of getting rid of my crackberry – not having BBM? My world would end! However, I have been trying to get the husband to cross over to iPhone so that I can play with his phone. HA! I want to try Turbofire – I am in love with Insanity, but after fracturing my tibia this summer, Insanity doesn’t agree with my leg any longer *super sad face* I need to find something sweaty to do indoors though, b/c I am not a fan of this cold weather or leaving my house and the gym is getting boring.

  12. Caree @ Fit-Mama! on January 14, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Congrats on the iphone! The process of getting it sucks but once its home and you have everything set up – its soo worth it!!

    And I thought the title meant having kids too!

  13. Moni'sMeals on January 14, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I still want to try Turbo Fire. Good to know you like it so much. I wonder how different or the same it is from others?
    That almond butter you are making…looks….amazing!

  14. Leanne (For Health's Sake) on January 14, 2011 at 10:53 am

    You’re kids are going to have the most awesome mom! πŸ™‚

    I can’t wait to get myself a big food processor so I can make some almond buttah!

    • Fitnessista on January 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

      i made mine with my mini chopper and it worked great!

  15. Kris | on January 14, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Congrats on the i πŸ˜‰ I think your going to love it!

    Hahaha, isn’t that funny when people ask these questions. I get it all the time but with marriage and kids πŸ˜‰ This is what happens when your with the same dude for so long and 30 is right around the corner 😐 EEEKKK

    Tucker is so stinking cute!


  16. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on January 14, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Ooh, I’m excited for the Winter Shape Up!!

  17. Liz @ Blog is the New Black on January 14, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I can’t wait to see what you think of the iphone!

  18. Stacy @ Every Little Thing on January 14, 2011 at 11:28 am

    A lot of people think the same about organic, that if something is organic it must be healthy. THEY MAKE ORGANIC COOKIES! hahaha. Just because something is in a certain food category, you still have to read your labels and use common sense about what you should be eating! πŸ™‚

  19. Katy (The Singing Runner) on January 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I’m jealous of the iPhone…. my Droid Incredible (Piece of Crap) is about to be thrown out the window…. I hate it! Gah! Haha

  20. Krystina (Basil & Wine) on January 14, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I LOVE that song! You and Tucker make a great dancing duo. πŸ˜‰

  21. jessica g on January 14, 2011 at 11:42 am

    yesterday you asked about some apps:
    here are some that i love love love

    TiltShift – allows for SLR like photos with depth of field
    Retro Camera – cool vintage photos – shows your personalized financial trends
    myfitnesspal – calorie, fitness, and water tracking
    motion traxx – upbeat free music for working out.
    mobile RSS – for following that google reader!

    • Fitnessista on January 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

      thank you!!

  22. Kathie @ Frugal, Fit and Fabulous on January 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

    i have been avoiding the iPhone like the plague. HAHA! Then again, you’re talking to a girl that still does NOT have internet access on her phone. I refuse to pay for the data plan…im rarely online when im out and about and have an iPod iTouch w/wifi so really I dont exactly need to purchase the data plan.

    That Kate spade case is cute! I recognize her work anyway. Love her!

  23. Tina on January 14, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Ever since my boyfriend got the iPhone, I no longer exist (just kidding, sort of). That is one big puppy! And yes, Vegan, GF, etc does not = healthy. Often they will add tons of sugar or salt to makes up for what they feel is missing. Enjoy your weekend! πŸ™‚

  24. Joanna@ Drizzle of Sunshine on January 14, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I’m like the only one out of my friends and family without the iphone! Sprint doesn’t carry it..booo. I’m sure you and your new iphone will be very happy together! haha I DO have an ipod touch though and my FAV apps, pandora and words with friends which is like scrabble that you can play with your homies! Let the addiction begin! haha

  25. Kelly on January 14, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I crossed over to the iPhone over a year ago and I love it! Now I’m just waiting for Feb 10 to go upgrade with Verizon. Good luck figuring out all the apps you want. Sudoku is my favorite for plane rides. πŸ™‚

  26. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on January 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Ohhhhh, how I love my i-phone!!!! You’re going to love it too!

    Have a super Friday, Gina!

  27. Natalie @ Will Jog For Food on January 14, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I can’t wait to get Turbo Fire!! It’s on my shopping list πŸ™‚

  28. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on January 14, 2011 at 11:58 am

    You’re right about those things not always meaning “healthy”! It’s so frustrating when things like too much sweetener happen.

    Tucker is too cute! I love how you two are basically the same height:)

    Slash yes, dance routine please! πŸ™‚

  29. Kate on January 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Love the iphone cover! Like you, I had a blackberry before my iphone. When I had the bb, I thought I loved it. But now that I have my iphone, its like a whole different world! You can do so much with it! Hope you continue to enjoy it!

  30. Christin@purplebirdblog on January 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Tucker is a cutie pie!! I dance with my dogs too, but they are smaller so I have to carry them!

  31. Amanda (Eating Up) on January 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    That dog is adorable! And basically your size!

  32. Nic on January 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I’ve never owned a blackberry so it’s hard to compare but the iPhone is pretty sweet. My husband and I actually had to switch from Verizon to AT&T because Verizon wouldn’t work in our house! I think it helps that the guy (family) we bought the house from was a director at AT&T πŸ™‚

  33. Amanda @ JustAmandaJ on January 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I don’t know what I would do without my iphone. I got my Husband to switch over from his blackberry and he’s pretty obsessed with his iphone for the past year now. I don’t know how much I like the new ones, they’re so square and I really like the roundness of mine. Or I could just have major issues with change…lol.

    That doggie is adorable btw!

  34. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on January 14, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Love that song! I’m glad you’re enjoying your iPhone, and I agree that it’s pretty baller too! πŸ™‚

  35. Maryann on January 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Your iphone case is SO cute! love it!

  36. mary (what's cookin' with mary) on January 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    That pic of you dancing with Tucker is so freakin cute! He’s as big as you are !! He reminds me of my childhood dog πŸ™‚

  37. Amy on January 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I’d like to try Turbofire at some point. Have you taken any Turbo Kick classes at the gym? The classes are really fun!

    • Fitnessista on January 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      not yet- but i def want to try it

  38. mary on January 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Hmm, ok, so the new business is something you need to accept credit card payments for, but not something you need a separate terminal for, so I’m guessing there’s no storefront? And no commercial kitchen. And lululemon doesn’t franchise. And you probably are doing something mobile since roots aren’t in the near future… WHAT IS IT??? Personal chef/trainer? Haha, I’m so impatient! ; )

    Hey, thanks for your posts on Bikram. I’m hooked! The Tempe studio is terrific, if you’re ever up this way.

    • Fitnessista on January 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm


  39. Holly on January 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    so, if you have the iPhone 4, FaceTime could be your new bff. if the Pilot has an iPhone with him that works, you can call each other, then use the camera to talk AND see each other at the same time πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on January 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      face time is going to be AMAZING

  40. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on January 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Congrats on the new iPhone!! Maybe I’ll cross over to the “darkside” someday, too… πŸ˜‰

    I love how you mentioned that gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean “healthy” as well. I think it’s really easy for people to get confused about that! I’ve come across many gluten-free desserts that are still filled with sugar and fat, so they should be treated the same as any other traditional sweet!

    Now, raw desserts– that’s another story!! πŸ˜€

  41. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete on January 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I hate to sound redundant, but I completely agree that gf doesn’t necessarily mean that it is healthier. When I had to go gf for medical reasons like yourself, I had a friend who wanted to try it to lose weight. She didn’t get that I was still eating the same amount of calories a day. I wouldn’t wish having a Gluten Intolerance on anyone!! I can’t see why anyone would want to inflict that on themselves!

  42. Sarah @ Long Legs Healthy Life on January 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I have the same phone case, but mine is white with black spots. It’s so preppy-cute! One word of warning though, if you have a really thick headphone plug, or plan to use your iphone in the car with an aux cable, the headphone hole isn’t very big. It fits my headphones (skullcandy) ok, but not the cable to my car stereo. Hope you enjoy your new phone, and that you and The Pilot can use facetime to see each other more!

  43. Cory on January 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Chalene actually lives in Orange County where I live too and I have taken her Turbo Kick boxing at 24 Hour fitness! Back before she had all these infomercials and work out DVDs. She’s awesome in person and full of energy!

  44. Sarah on January 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Gina! I too am thinking of making the switch from Crackberry to iPhone, but I feel like the break-up from the Berry is going to be rough, so let me know what you think!

    Also, I took my first spin class this morning and loved it! Happy Friday!

    • Fitnessista on January 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm

      wahoo! so glad you liked it!

  45. Cheryl Lynn on January 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Enjoy your new iphone you will love it. There are so many great apps out there it would be great to get your take on some of the diet and exercise ones.

  46. Allison @ Food For Healing on January 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    my cell phone service doesn’t even have the iphone yet, so its not an option for me yet, but im not sure if i would leave my blackberry or not, i’m sure in a couple years i might upgrade when we finally get up to speed in technology

    I hope YOU have an amazing day.

    • Fitnessista on January 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm

      thank you πŸ™‚

  47. Deborah on January 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Welcome to the dark side …theres no turning back! πŸ™‚ Ive had every version and I LOVE my iphone! One of my fav apps is “fatsecret” for tracking macros since it has a bar scanner so if you cant find the food item you’re looking for you just scan the bar code…very cool! Have fun with your new iphone.

  48. Erika on January 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Hi I love your blog!

    I can’t find where to “follow” on your page tho…so I’ll add it to my blog scroll.

  49. Erika on January 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    oops I didn’t include my blog site.

  50. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on January 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Are you loving the iPhone? I’m still attached to my crackberry (for now). πŸ™‚

    How do you like Turbo Fire versus other cardio workouts? I’m thinking of buying Insanity – I’m looking for something really challenging.

    P.S. I got my whole office to try black bean brownies the 1st day back after the new year by telling them “it’s gluten-free!” Too funny.

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