Thank you so much for the Bella well wishes <3

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After a day of snuggling, a bland diet of rice and boiled chicken (she LOVED that) and some Pepcic AC (per the vet’s suggestion), she seems to be back to her Bella self.

I loved reading your at-home yoga tips, too- can’t wait to check some of them out!

It’s been a little unseasonable over here… not that I’m complaining- cold and I aren’t exactly friends.


This time last year fountains were freezing into ice sculptures, and yesterday I wore a tank top. I like that.

Since it’s been so warm, I’ve been enjoying some of my favorite cold eats:

New-to-me cereal


(kind of like GF Grape Nuts, and super filling)



and smoothies.


Might need to dust off the Vitamix- it always gets a little break over the winter.

Breakfast: 2 egg-rito with salsa + a cinnamon apple


and tea 🙂


This morning I’m off to a doc’s appointment (I’ll post what the verdict is on the Family page) and then gym time.

Have a great Friday!



Something to think: Tea words of wisdom


Something to read:

10 words you mispronounce (I’m guilty of off-ten)

Healthy slow cooker recipes

DailyBuzz Healthy Living– a new site that just launched this week! It’s a great source for healthy living inspiration, and I’ve been working with the site designers along with some fellow blogger friends.

Celeb workout routines

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  1. Steffany on January 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Love the tea wisdom !! (: And those pix have me really craving an egg-rito !

  2. LisaG on January 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Hope your appointment goes well. I don’t remember any pain from them, just uncomfortable.

  3. Michelle on January 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Your egg combo looks delish! I use gluten free brown rice wraps and I can seem to fold them! They break instantly! Any suggestions/tips?

    • Fitnessista on January 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

      do you warm them up in the microwave first?

      • Michelle on January 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

        Yes for about 30 seconds

    • Julie (A Case of the Runs) on January 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

      I seem to have that problem, too! Slow wrapping or fast, warm or cold.

      • Nicole on January 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm

        What brand do you guys like? They were always so dry and crackly that I gave up on GF tortillas all together.

  4. Suzanne on January 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

    aw, sweet face! Poor little thing.
    Our vet told us to give Chubs the exact same remedy when she had tummy issues.
    There was one time (and ONLY TIME!) we tried the flea medication you put on the neck. She got violently ill, because she had reached around and licked it all off!
    Glad Bells is on the mend. <3

  5. Julia on January 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Woah, that’s what I call green…Love the color!

    Must try one soon! Only had great things about it!

  6. Brittany @Little b's healthy habits on January 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I’ve just started doing green smoothies and I love them!

  7. Kim on January 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Glad Bella is better! The vet told me to give my dog pepcid AC also! Good luck at the doc!

  8. Ali @ Peaches and Football on January 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Glad Bella is doing better! I kept checking for a post this morning wondering if maybe there wouldn’t be one and you’d be in labor. Maybe tomorrow. 🙂

    Good luck at the Dr. Yummy looking eats!!

  9. mallory on January 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I pronounce 95% of those words wrong, hahahahahaha. Welcome to Massachusetts, where we create our own language. Don’t even get me started on the ridiculous accents we have that completely alter words!

  10. HRCK the Herald on January 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Ah, can’t wait to hear what the doctor says!

    Question re: the pomegranate seeds in your yogurt- do you buy whole ones and cut them open and pluck out the seeds? That process seems so daunting to me and I’m wondering if there’s an easier way.

  11. Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run on January 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I cannot believe you are still gymbound. You are so awesome.

  12. Erin @ Running Tall on January 6, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Glad to hear Bella is feeling better! And thank you for the healthy slow cooker link. We got one for Christmas and I’ve been searching for healthy recipes!

    Good luck at the doctor!

  13. Angela on January 6, 2012 at 11:09 am

    It has been unseasonable here in Missouri, too! Last year we were snowed in with a blizzard…literally…my car was nearly buried, and this week it has been in the 60s! Kind of crazy, but I’m loving it!

  14. Katie on January 6, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Glad little Bella is doing better, its not fun when a pet is sick.

    So excited for your doctor appointment today! Can’t wait to hear the update!

    Happy Friday! <3

  15. Alicia F. on January 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Glad Bella is back to her normal self! 🙂 Good luck at the docs! 😀

  16. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on January 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I’m glad Bella is ok, and lucky for you to have such nice weather!! Can’t wait to hear about the appt – I’m sure your mini Fitnessista will be arriving soon!

  17. Liz on January 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I love the link to “words you mispronounce” — I was never sure of sherbert or often!

  18. Becky on January 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Do you have an email address I can email you at? I have some questions for you. I searched your blog, but did find one. I could still be half asleep though. 🙂

  19. Anna @ On Anna's Plate on January 6, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Good luck at the doctor, and glad to hear Bella is feeling well– sick dogs are NO good 🙁

  20. Alyssa on January 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

    today’s your due date, right? If so, Happy Due Date!

  21. kara on January 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

    it’s been unseasonably warm here too. i think there was a news story yesterday about places all over the country breaking temperature records. i’m a fan.
    that yogurt looks so good.. i reallyyy wish i could like yogurt.
    good luck at your appointment!

  22. Kelly @ Vegolosophy on January 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Your egg-rito’s always look so delicious. Mine usually turn in a broken sloppy mess lol. I think I need to learn a better folding technique. Good luck with your doc appt. today!

  23. Chelsa on January 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

    When is the baby coming??? I thought maybe it would be today!

  24. Kris | iheartwellness.com on January 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I looooooove that cereal! I make so many treats with it too, like squares, and balls and stuff! Very good and good for you 😉

    Can’t wait to hear how the appt goes!


  25. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on January 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Love the tea messages! Perfect way to start the day!

    Glad Bell is feeling better!

  26. Whitney from quillandcouture on January 6, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    That egg-rito just made my tummy howl for delishisshness.

  27. Jess on January 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Do you drink yogi tea too?! It’s my newest obsession, love the taste as well as the little pick me up quotes it gives me every morning

  28. Kaila @ Healthyhelper on January 6, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Oooooh I am excited for the dr’s news!! Crossing my fingers for ya!

    And I think its so awesome that you are still exercising…even on your due date!!! Thats dedication!

  29. Jill on January 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve had that cereal – very crunchy. Good with yogurt, nut butter, fruit, and a couple eggs on the side. There is a Crunchy Rice version too that might be interesting.

  30. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on January 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Glad Bella is back to normal and who knew that Pepcid works for dogs! I know that pediatricians will prescribe it for babies with acid reflux. I guess it’s a universal product 🙂

  31. Paula @ lipstick and lunges on January 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I’m so glad Bella is feeling better! It’s so scary when your fur baby is sick because they can’t tell you whats wrong. Have a great weekend!

  32. Electra @ vanillabeanlean.com on January 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I love tea-bag quotes 🙂 Yogi tea right?? What are you favorite flavors??? I LOVE Bedtime Caramel & Egyptian Licorice. If you haven’t tried them yet, I highly suggest them 🙂

  33. Kath on January 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    wow…had no idea it’s “for all intents and purposes” as opposed to “all intensive purposes” but the correct one makes so much more sense haha, thank you!

  34. Alycia on January 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    We’ve got unseasonable weather here in Wisconsin too. January is usually our coldest and snowiest month, but we are enjoying a balmy 45 degrees today! I know it won’t last forever, but I’ll take what I can get. I’m not really a fan of the cold either!

  35. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on January 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    It’s been pretty warm in Chicago, too. It’s in the 50s today!

  36. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on January 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    It’s oddly warm here too! I had to switch from my big winter coat to a lighter spring coat today. It’s not tank top weather or anything, but I’ll take it! I hate the winter. 😛

  37. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on January 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I hope our appointment goes well!! That cereal looks delicious and perfect for mixing in yogurt!

  38. Rachel on January 6, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I love teas like that. It’s like opening a fortune cookie on a regular basis. 🙂

  39. aislin on January 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    love love love your tea wisdom! i’m a delta gamma and our motto is ‘do good’! that made me smile!

  40. Linz @ ItzLinz on January 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I definitely say off-ten! Woops!

  41. Jeralyn on January 7, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I love the pomegranates on the yogurt idea…YUM!

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