We Have Life

Hey guys! It’s THE WEEKEND! What are you up to??

Remember those herbs we planted last week?



The dill is growing so quickly…


And so is the RAINBOW CHARD!


The future holds many bountiful salads 🙂

A blue jay has been munching out of the bird feeder


while this sneaky squirrel keeps trying to figure out a way to get in on the action.


(it creeps me out how rat-like squirrels are. Mayjah shudders)

Sorry, buddy. We bought squirrel-proof for a reason, foo 😉

This morning’s breakfast was the classic oats + egg combo:


Oat bran with Sun Warrior, cinnamon, blueberries and banana


and a 2-egg white puff with nutritional yeast and cayenne


+ mint tea in my favorite mug


We’re off to the gym and then LOOKING AT A NEW CAR! We’ll see what happens…

Enjoy your Saturday!



Something to read: Restaurant Tells Diners to Eat Up (thank you to a bloggy for sending me the link!)

Something to watch:

So awesome 🙂

Post Navigation:


  1. Little Bookworm on June 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Yay for your herbs growing. 🙂 Hope you have a good Saturday!

  2. Cindy on June 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I ordered a Vita-Mix and can’t wait until it arrives! Other than awesome smoothies, what do you do with yours? Have you ever made nut butter with it? Thanks! Love your little garden, by the way 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      ehhh i didn’t succeed with nut butters -i want to try again!- but coconut butter, hummus, soup, almond four, everything. you’ll love it!

  3. Julie @ Pickley Pear on June 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Your herbs are great! I need to plant some ASAP. Hopefully I won’t kill them this year, like I usually do! Haha – I love how the squirrel will try so hard only to find out it’s gross food!

  4. Jenn on June 5, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Omg that video is too funny! Thanks for the lil’ laugh!

  5. Carrie on June 5, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Greeeeeat video. Can’t believe I hadn’t seen this on Twitter yet.

  6. andrea on June 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I just got my pic taken w Shaun T and thought of you, he’s a sweetheart!

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      where did you meet him?!? i’m so jealous!!!!
      if you’d like, i’d love to see the pic if you’ll email it to me! 🙂

  7. mary ann on June 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    tricky tricky article. Im trying to practice intuitive eating myself to prevent binges-but on the other hand fully appreciate his motives. I dont know what the portion sizes are-but regardless, it isnt ituitive to eat something you simply dont care for. If he were to create an amuse-bouche or one-bite menu-bothhis and the customers mission would be satisfied.

  8. Chantal on June 5, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    That newspaper article just made my day! Anyone working in the restaurant industry knows how much gets wasted, I had SUCH a hard time dealing with that as a waitress (especially cuz it was a small organic local restaurant, where wasting for seemed like such a crime…). I think everyone should be this hardcore, lol.

  9. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) on June 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    The herbs look great! Fresh herbs make all food dishes taste even better! And they look so pretty as a garnish as well!

    Love the blue jay!

  10. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on June 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Your garden is looking great! Wish we could have one here.

  11. christina cadden on June 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    LOL, that video is so funny!

  12. gigi on June 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Squirrels are so cute! and much more entertaining to watch than birds

  13. ariel on June 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    That article is really interesting… but as someone who often can’t finish all of what she orders from restaurants for medical reasons, I have to say I’d be a little bummed out if they told me to get lost and never return. I am a huge fan of taking home leftovers! Seems a bit extreme to me.

  14. katelyn on June 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Sasquatch is the BEST!!!! You have to go, everyone is crazy silly all weekend!

  15. Anne on June 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    That’s so funny about squirrels. Really, they’re just rats with a good press agent.

  16. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on June 5, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Love both the video and the article!! I have to say though, I don’t think people should be forced to finish their meals if they’re full. What about asking people to bring their own container from home if they think they’ll have leftovers?

    Good luck with the car search!

  17. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 5, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    That article is interesting! It reminds me a bit of when I go out for all you can eat sushi and the restaurant will charge you for anything left over. Luckily I always devour my sushi! 😉

  18. A Teenage Gourmet on June 5, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Yay for gardening! I just put human HAIR around mine to keep rabbits away. I’m glad that you don’t seem to need that solution. 🙂

  19. Nicole on June 5, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I HATE squirrels, so I feel your pain. Last year my window was open a crack and two got in. Thank the lord my husband was home and shooed them out but I was screaming and freaking out. yay for herbs and veggies!

  20. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh on June 5, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I just started my very first garden – I can’t wait to eat some yummy fresh things out of there!

  21. Allison @ Food For Healing on June 5, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    new car shopping is fun!

    i cant wait to have a garden 🙁 itd be so nice , but i do not have the space right now where i am living

  22. Molly on June 5, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    At my university, the squirrels aren’t afraid of people! My friend on EMS said that in one semester they got 50 calls about squirrel attacks, and that’s in a 6000-person school!

  23. LisaG on June 5, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I think all the rain is helping our gardens. I have itty bitty tomatoes, eggplant and peppers and herbs galore.I heard the new Get him to the Greek movie is really funny. May go see it this weekend. (after house is cleaned) Have a good night.

  24. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on June 5, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    hahah EVERYONE here goes to sasquatch. Thats too funny of a video!

  25. Kris | iheartwellness.com on June 5, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Too funny!!!

    Question for loosing some thigh weight – should women be watching their fruit intake do you think while slimming down because of the sugars? Hmmm I should google this! I love my veg, but fruit is so much more convenient!

    What kind of car???? I love car shopping!


  26. caronae on June 5, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Yay for home grown herbs! I bought a basil plant today and am so excited to take care of it 🙂

  27. Ellen on June 5, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Mmm your oats sound so yummy right now…I’m always in the mood for oatmeal! And I totally want to challenge that dude in a dance-off!


  28. Katherine on June 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    you’re a new [plant] mom! mother nature I guess

  29. andrea on June 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I’m at the aaai fitness convention in atlantic city nj, we rode the elevator together and I was like what’s ur name and he said shaun and I was like I knew it he was so flattered and humble!!! Ill email it 2 u what’s ur email?

  30. LaurenO on June 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Ah, The Gorge is seriously the most gorgeous place to go for a outdoor concert, having that view behind the stage.

  31. RhodeyGirl on June 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Hope you had fun car shopping!!

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm

      yes, it was so much fun! 🙂

  32. Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! on June 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    What a great feeling to grow your own food! I have tried myself, but the dang squirrels (%$#%@!!!) dig them up. May you be blessed with better luck than I 🙂

  33. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on June 5, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Aww, hello little sprouts! 🙂 Good luck with them.


  34. Catherine on June 6, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Hahaha that is the greatest video ever!!

  35. greenbean on June 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    that was dope!

  36. Annie D. @ Annie's Simple Life on June 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Don’t you love it when your little babies start to grow?!?!?! It’s like being a proud mom.

    AND I LOOOOVE THE VIDEO! Thanks for sharing- too funny!

  37. amber on June 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    My boyfriend loves this video! but he first saw it as part of a Ted Talks with an amazing narrative about Leadership – seriously watch it http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html

  38. rebecca lustig on June 7, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    oh yumm, so exciting and delicious 🙂

    hope you have a great night
    love love love– bec

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.