Unicorn Tears

Hey friends! Howโ€™s your weekend going so far?

Mine has been bueno ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you SO much for all of your dress shopping tips. So many amazing suggestions! Ill be on the prowl this weekendโ€ฆ

I planned to do a Bodyrock workout before work today, but decided to run errands and to-dos instead. Itโ€™s been a weird week getting back in the swing of life after being away last weekend- my suitcase still hasnโ€™t been unpacked! Iโ€™ve also fallen way behind on emails, so if I havenโ€™t gotten back to you yet, mayjah apologies, and Iโ€™ve made time tomorrow to be an email machine ๐Ÿ˜€

So yesterday morning, I figured out the secret to helping cereal keep me full for longer than 3 minutesโ€ฆ


adding protein + healthy fat in the form of an amazeball and a hefty drizzle of goatโ€™s milk kefir

It kept the growling stomach at bay for 4 hours- ballertastic.

Per usual, work was a little fun today ๐Ÿ˜€

me and liz

Thatโ€™s my friend Liz, who is having a baby girl this summer, and weโ€™re wearing our new print: UNICORN TEARS!

Two things:

1. Who came up with that?!?

2. Somewhere in the world, lululemon is paying unicorns to watch The Notebook.

Lunch was leftover Greek salad with added quinoa and goat cheese

Snack was a smoooooothie


(almond milk, 1/2 avocado, 1 scoop Sun Warrior, 1 scoop Standard Process dairy-free, strawberries, cacao powder)

and dinner was courtesy of my friends at Pei Wei, enjoyed with roomies.

pei wei3

The kidโ€™s teriyaki shrimp + vegetables with brown rice never does me wrong ๐Ÿ™‚

Iโ€™m off to see where the night takes us! I kind of want to see the Justin Beiber movieโ€ฆ

Have a lovely night <3


*Heads up: Sun Warrior promo is confirmed for next week! Thank goodnessโ€ฆ my stash is getting low ๐Ÿ™‚

Something to talk about: Trying any new workout classes or running a race this weekend? Iโ€™d love to hear about it!

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  1. Jackie @ Baking Charms on March 4, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Whenever I have cereal I stick my spoon in the AB jar first and swoosh it around… otherwise I end up eating half the box ๐Ÿ˜›

    That lulu print is really pretty… I’ve been meaning to get to the new store in Charlotte and take a peek at their stuff!

    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

      oooh that’s a good tip!

  2. Becca@ Start Over From Scratch on March 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Can you tell us more about kefir? Not really sure what it is! But I’ve seen it popping up all over lately!

    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 12:31 am

      it’s like the middleman between milk and yogurt. it’s fermented diary so it’s high in probiotics and tastes lovely and tangy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Runeatrepeat on March 4, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I love pei wei! Glad you had a good day ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 12:31 am

      my friend said “pf changs” yesterday and i’ve had asian food on the brain ever since

  4. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on March 4, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Uhhhh… please give a full review of the Bieber movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just signed up for pilates! I’ve never done it before, but I’m hoping it will keep me more engaged than yoga (I tried, really I did!).

  5. Cassandra on March 4, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I got a Unicorn Tears CRB today! So lovely.

    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 12:31 am

      AHHH! we haven’t gotten the racerbacks yet

  6. Ashley @ the fit academic on March 4, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    omg, she’s having a baby THIS summer? She barely even looks preggers! Crazy!

    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 12:30 am

      i know, right?? she looks amazing

  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 4, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Goat’s milk kefir..I have had goat’s milk. And I make my own coconut milk kefir. But never had goat’s milk kefir. But I used to buy it for Skylar when she was a baby, well about 18 mos, until I figured out how to make my own countertop kefir. What can I say, Im cheap ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats to Liz! I always get goosebumps when I hear someone is expecting!

    Have a great weekend, Gina!

  8. Kate on March 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Gina, I always love your blogs, but “Somewhere in the world, lululemon is paying unicorns to watch The Notebook” is far and away your best sentence ever. I’m still laughing. Thanks for bringing the joy every day.

  9. kirst on March 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

    running a half marathon on sunday! where do you find goats miles kefir, sounds uh-mazing!

    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 12:37 am

      whole paycheck

  10. mi-an dela cruz on March 5, 2011 at 12:42 am

    i was at lulu yesterday and finally bought meeself a no limit tank! and saw those beautiful unicorn tears design… i like the wunder unders with those design! i didn’t get some though…as i’m trying to only get 1-2 things when i’m in lulu!! i should just work there! i also just got scuba hoodie in ikat. loooove!

    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 1:10 am

      i’m obsessed with the ikat print- did you get the purple or blue??

      • mi-an dela cruz on March 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

        got the purple ikat scuba hoodie! also my no limit tank is blue with the ikat flow y bra! sooo cuuutee!!!

        • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm

          love love!!

  11. Christin@purplebirdblog on March 5, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I love the tip on the kid’s Pei Wei meal! I always put a big ol’ plop of peanut butter in the bowl before I add the cereal and milk… peanut butter surprise in every bite! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Namaste Gurl on March 5, 2011 at 1:07 am

    That’s the trick I’ve found when eating cereal– adding protein powder, as well as seeds, nuts and fruit! Enjoy the movie!

  13. Lisa on March 5, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Hahah unicorn tears. Wow. Good ol’ Lululemon. I actually live not too far from the first ever Lululemon shop :O

  14. Emma on March 5, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Go see Bieber! He drinks Green Monsters! http://namasteeveryday.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/justin-bieber-drinks-green-monsters/ I wrote about it on my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Katherine: Unemployed on March 5, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Hey Gina! I have just the thing for you: a ton of coupon match-ups for whole foods. I have never been a hardcore barcode-reading couponer but I just discovered these (like in the past 24 hours) and would love to shoot you an email about it! just a heads up

  16. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on March 5, 2011 at 6:56 am

    I love that pattern! No races or workout classes this weekend – I’m starting to volunteering with this really neat program, and I have training all day. Enjoy your weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Jillian on March 5, 2011 at 7:09 am

    I just got the groove pants in the unicorn tears yesterday and will be wearing them to zumba today! And i saw the comment about someone getting it in the cool racer back and its not in my store yet either but i want it now!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love reading your posts!

  18. Ashley on March 5, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Such a cute print! I wish I had known that trick yesterday before I ate 4 bowls of cereal.

  19. Katie~ Run For The Bikini on March 5, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I love those shorts ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Katie on March 5, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Ahhhhhhh the unicorn tear design, yeah I saw that online this past week, they didnt get too much great stuff online this week, Im hoping next week they will! I do like the shorts you girls are rocking!

    Yay for Sun warrior promo, my stash is LOW ! Have a good day girl! xoxo <3

  21. Michelle on March 5, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I am running a race! It’s a 10 miler and the longest distance I’ve ever run. Eep! It’s practice for my first half marathon in 2 weeks!

    I kinda love the unicorn tears print even though the name is a bit absurd. I think it’s pretty!

  22. Amber L on March 5, 2011 at 8:37 am

    yay! I’m almost out of sun warrior too! I can’t wait to get some.

    p.s. you are so cute! Love the new unicorn tears print!

  23. Faith @ lovelyascharged on March 5, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I love those shorts, and the print is awesome! Even though it’s quite strangely named, haha.

  24. Stephanie on March 5, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Cereal is nothing but a snack to me unless I add walnuts, chia seeds, raisins, blueberries and a sliced banana. THEN it’s breakfast.

  25. Carla on March 5, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Oh I know everything from that line is gorgeous. I bought a ton at the biltmore store the other day ๐Ÿ™‚ Waiting for the CRB and for us to get those cute run shorts your wearing! we should be getting them next week!

  26. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on March 5, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Those shorts are super cute!

  27. Liz on March 5, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I have yet to try kefir. My nutrition professor last semester promised to bring some in for us to sample but never got around to it ๐Ÿ™ Also, your bracelet is so cute! Where is it from?

    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      the gem show in tucson ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Sarah on March 5, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Saw this recipe and thought of you…

    Mushroom Quesadillas with goat cheese!!!!!!


    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      YUMMMMM ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. AJ on March 5, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again. I LOVE the bangs on you! Best decision ever to get those!

    I saw the Biebs movie last weekend, with my 13 year old cousin. I don’t care what anyone says, his music is so catchy. Makes me want to dance! I told me cousin that I’m pretty sure she is his type.

  30. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on March 5, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations to your friend having a little girl soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Meghan on March 5, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Love the amazeball in the cereal. I have a fiery passion for cereal but tend not to eat it too much because it never sticks with me – until I started melting peanut butter and drizzling it on top. Its the only thing that gets the job done for me now.

  32. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on March 5, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I love pei Wei too! P.s. my cereal is only amazing/filling if I add protein to it too- like nuts or nut butter ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Amanda on March 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Hi Gina – random question for you. A while ago, you mentioned that you were creating a vegan meal plan for a friend of yours in a fitness/body building competition. If the competition is over now, could you please share the meal plan with us, maybe as a RR? Thanks so much!

    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      sure i’ll share the meal plan! he only lasted 2 days until he was eating chicken wings though ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Carrie on March 5, 2011 at 11:41 am

    How cute are you in those shorts! Adorbs.

    I tend to eat a half box of cereal at a time too, but then write it off because it was Special K afterall. Then I figure out how many calories I just consumed… haha. I don’t buy cereal anymore for that reason.

  35. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on March 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I love new prints!! I want a pair of those, too cuteee. Slash I am obsessed with avocado lately, it is so creamy and delicious and makes my chocolate milkshake a million times creamier!

  36. Jessica on March 5, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I love the shorts. Very cute!

    I recently started taking Pure Barre classes and I’m obsessed!

  37. Tracey on March 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Damn, Gina! (Haha…Martin Lawrence.) Your legs look amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on March 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Ok Unicorn Tears is hilarious — My sister has a t-shirt with a unicorn pooping a rainbow — I know, not the same thing, but I thought about it and laughed.

    I never would have guessed your friend is pregnant — she looks fantastic!

  39. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Cute shorts! I’ve actually been needing a new pair… I think I need to add a shopping trip to today’s agenda. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Congrats to your friend. She looks amazing!

  40. breakingsilence @ Freshman -15 on March 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Pei Wei!!! A couple new friends and I had dinner there last week – SO GOOD

  41. Dana Marie on March 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I want to loose 15-20 pounds and I can’t do it alone, I was wondering if you know of any spas where they control and monitor what you eat?

    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      canyon ranch in TUCSON. come visit!!

      • Dana Marie on March 6, 2011 at 11:36 am

        hmm I think I need more control and less frills. It looks expensive and they don’t list prices..

  42. Kara on March 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Did you know that when unicorns poop, it’s actually how rainbows are made? True story.

  43. Amanda @ The Artsy Kitchen on March 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Love the shorts!! So cute!

  44. Cyndi on March 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Armadillo half marathon sunday in college station TX whoop home of the fighting Texas afford suppose to be 34 in the morning brrrrrr

    • Fitnessista on March 5, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      good luck!

  45. Ashlei on March 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I love the new Unicorn Tears items! I can’t wait for the stores near me to get them in! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. s on March 5, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    hey gina! where do you get your smoothie cups? they look so convenient to take to work.

  47. s on March 5, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    also loool @ unicorn tears!

  48. Kim on March 6, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Your Pei Wei picture made us crave it even more! Up here in Scottsdale, they are closed! Yep, Arpirio did a raid and most up this way are closed for now ๐Ÿ™

    Perfect excuse for a road trip “down South” no?!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2011 at 11:07 am

      what?!?! why??????
      exactly, just come down to t-town for pei wei ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Lauren C. on March 7, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    What’s with the animal tear colors? At Old Navy, there is a jacket and the color is ‘Crocodile Tears’. I’d like the rationale for this. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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