Want to Rolf?

Hi friends! Happy Saturday Smile Hope you’re having a wonderful day so far.

First things first, the winner of the 3 batches of custom macaroons is:

Lindsay W.

Congrats, girl! Stay tuned for an email from me later today <3

Thank you again SO much to all of you for supporting Luon for a Cause <3 Together we raised over $2500 for disaster relief. I’m so thankful to everyone who helped out- my heart feels happy to know that our efforts will help those who truly need it.

Last night, the fam munched enchiladas for dinner, but since they were cheesy (and beautiful), I made some shrimp pasta for Meg and I.

Sautéed shrimpies, garlic, and onion, with TJs marinara, fresh basil, shrimp and black bean spaghetti.


Hit. The. Spot.

This morning, the Pilot and I did a Bodyrock workout together- the 300 rep challenge. I’m going to go ahead and say that Bodyrock eats Insanity for breakfast. Just when I thought I’d never try anything more challenging… whoa. It was so much fun -a very intense and sweaty kind of fun- and the whole workout took us about 27 minutes.

B-fast was waiting at home:


The classic b-fast cookie Open-mouthed smile (Giant PB banana smoothie and bagel for the Pilot)

And I packed up lunch to take to work:


TJs lentil vegetable soup + salad beast with greens, dinosaur kale, bell pepper, tomatoes and goat cheese

It is a BEAUTIFUL day today:


Not a cloud in the sky – perfect for the Farmer’s Market.


(and a perfect day for baby goats!)

After one of my friends went to scope it out, she came back to tell us about a Rolfing booth at the market.

I had NEVER heard of Rolfing before, but after she told me what it was, I was excited to check it out.


It can help with a host of problems, posture issues and injuries. The point is to bring the body back to balance, but using a technique that feels similar to massage. The main difference is that massage loosens the body and is more for relaxation, while as Rolfing helps restore imbalances and train the body to carry everything in its rightful place.

I got a complimentary consultation because my shoulders slightly roll forward. After about 20 minutes of work (and learning that my hips and ribcage are tilted forward and my sciatic is super tight, which is contributing to my less-than-perfect posture). It was really interesting (and felt GREAT), so I’m excited to explore it more. I already feel like I’m standing taller Smile

Today is an exciting day- Elite 8, baby!


(Viesa has spirit!)

here’s hoping the Wildcats take it <3

The Pilot and I are meeting up with some friends to watch the game. There’s a gluten-free beer with my name on it Winking smile

See ya in the morning!



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  1. Katie~ Run For The Bikini on March 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Lol when I see Rolf I think of Rofl, or rolling on the floor laughing 😀 And I’ve never done Insanity so It’s good to know BR kicks its booty, I’m just gonna keep on with the BR 🙂

  2. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 26, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Omg I LOVE Rolfing!!!! It’s the best! Such a deep, awesome, style of massage. Another style you’d probably love is Thai Massage. If you’ve never had one, they basically “put” you in various yoga-ish positions in order to more properly access/work on the area they’re focusing on, i.e. tuck your arm somewhere to work on your back, etc and it’s all done on the floor, no table. Great.Stuff. Along with rolfing.

    I love reading about your acupuncture, rolfing, etc…and to think that just a few years ago this was all foreign concepts. I have loved watching your journey, Gina 🙂

  3. Ash on March 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    GO WILDCATS. have fun. 🙂

  4. Jackie @ Baking Charms on March 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    oh my gosh those baby goats are so sweet!!!

  5. Kilee on March 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Sounds like a fun Saturday so far. Have lots of fun tonight! I just made a batch of macaroons. We’ll see how long they last 🙂

  6. Bex on March 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    When you do BodyRock workouts do you just do the workout as posted daily? I have been looking for workouts I can do from home when I can’t make it to the gym (or for me to do when I go on vacation).

  7. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on March 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    That’s really interesting- Rolfing eh?? Have to check that one out. Good luck tonight- my team lost in the sweet 16….SOOO sad 🙁
    Love the b-fast cookie!!

  8. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on March 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Aww, I love the baby goats! So cute. I have a package of black bean pasta, can’t wait to try it. You make it look delish!

  9. aj on March 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    ha. I totally thought rolfing was going to be some sort of golfing, like golfing on rollerskates of something. : ) If it is at all related to massage, I’m sure I’d like it!

  10. Emma (Namaste Everyday) on March 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    shrimp pasta looks so good! I need to recreate that soon 🙂

  11. Stephanie @cookinfanatic on March 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Exciting about the elite 8!! Richmond is a-buzz after VCU made it last night too in a overtime win… good luck to your team today!!

  12. Wendy on March 26, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    yes – rolfing is great. A close friend practiced on my husband and I while he was in school.

  13. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing on March 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Augh, I always ask my husband for baby goats for my birthday! So far no luck 😉 Cuteness. Let me know how the gluten-free beer is; haven’t tried ’em yet….!

  14. Stacy @ LoveDiscoveryGratitude on March 26, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Ha, ha- it’s fun to learn about new things!

    AND I LOVE BABY GOATS!! I used to work on a farm, and I cherish all the baby goats. So darn cute.

  15. Kara on March 26, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I really thought you meant Rolling on the Floor Laughing…what does that say about me? 🙂

  16. Brittany on March 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Bear down Arizona!

  17. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on March 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Rolfing sounds very interesting – and something I could definitely benefit from! Sounds like you guys had a lovely day. I agree with you – BodyRock TV is INTENSE!! I need to do some more of it soon! 🙂 Have a great night Gina!

  18. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    glad you have your workout buddy back!
    I love seeing Viesa! so cute.

  19. Katie on March 26, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Yeah Viesa with the team spirit!!! Love it!!

    I ned some rolfing in my life ; ) sounds amazing!

    Have a fun night love!!!! xoxo

  20. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on March 26, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I had a roommate in college whose mother was a rolfer!! It’s pretty interesting… 🙂

  21. Katie on March 26, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    *need , I also need to not have any more wine tonight, as I can’t spell now, lol

  22. Holly @ The Runny Egg on March 26, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I’ve never heard of rolfing — I could only think of rofling (which other comments show me that I wasn’t the only one!

  23. Heather on March 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I have never heard of it either..I also thought you meant rolling on the floor laughing hehe… Love the baby goats.

  24. sarah (sarah learns) on March 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    i’ve never heard of rolfing! i just asked my fiance about it – he’s a chiropractor – and he said it’s hardcore. i can’t wait to hear more about it!

  25. Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy on March 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I love the breakfast cookie! It’s one of my go-to’s for my early classes

  26. Katie on March 26, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    You get baby goats at your farmer’s market?! My husband is from Tucson and we’ll be there in May. We are going to have to visit this farmer’s market!

    And such a bummer about the Wildcats. We just watched the game and it was sooo close!

  27. Laura on March 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Where do you buy your black bean pasta? I can’t find it anywhere. How about the Mung Bean Pasta? I’ve found that on Amazon but it is really expensive. Thanks!

  28. Island girl on March 26, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I don’t do gluten either and have always wanted to try gluten-free beer but am too scared haha! Let us know how you enjoyed it!

  29. Ashley @ Feeding Ashley on March 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I’ve never heard of rolfing. Viesa’s such a cutie.

  30. anna on March 27, 2011 at 12:32 am

    ahh! so glad you posted this, my dad’s name is rolf and he has been having back problems lately (nothing major). i see puns in our family’s near future.

  31. Amber B on March 27, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I did the 300 rep body rock today too! It’s only like the 4th or 5th time I’ve done it and I’m so out of shape (but getting back there!!!), so my time was 41 minutes! I had to keep stopping because I thought I was going to die, and fighting myself to not quit completely, but I pushed through and did all the reps of every move!!! 🙂

  32. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on March 27, 2011 at 7:54 am

    The name of Rolfing makes me giggle, but the massage + posture improvement sound divine. I always used to love it when my dance teachers would make me stand super straight….it feels so good when you’re used to hunching!

  33. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 27, 2011 at 8:03 am

    I’m super curious to find out more about rolfing. It sounds like something I could use! My posture sucks around this time of year when I’m always hunched over my books studying for exams. 😛

  34. Chelsea on March 27, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I always had teachers pulling on my shoulders in dance class because my shoulders slightly roll in too! I hated going to workshops because teachers that didn’t know that it was natural would try to correct me! I need to check this out!

  35. Christine (The Raw Project) on March 27, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Very interesting on Rolfing, I want to check it out now. And breakfast looks wonderful! Jealous of your beautiful day, we’re finally starting to see a little sun after weeks of rain.

  36. Stephanie on March 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Just wanted to thank you for turning me onto Bodyrock. I run a lot, but have been looking for some other stuff to strengthen and vary my routine (gym membership is just not in the budget right now) and there are def some BEAST workouts on that site. I just did the 300 rep challenge, (only 260 for me because I didn’t have a pull up bar for the 2 that required that) and am DRENCHED!

    • Fitnessista on March 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      ridiculous, right??? so glad you like them!

  37. Meghan on March 27, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    One of my yoga students told me about rolfing and by ‘told me’I mean she raved about it – said it did wonders for her, since she had some longstanding problems with hip alignment. Very cool practice, would love to check it out sometime for my own body quirks.

    • Fitnessista on March 27, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      it’s crazy what a difference it made- he only worked on me for maybe 15 min yesterday and i FEEL it today. amazing

  38. Pure2raw twins on March 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    my grandpa swears by rolfing, something I have always wanted to try. So glad to hear you enjoyed it. Posture is something I really need to work on.

    • Fitnessista on March 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm

      i think you would LOVE it

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