Welcome back, Pork

H guys 🙂 How’s your April 1st going??

Last night, I just didn’t feel like Indian food even though I had all of the ingredients at home.

So I did what any hungry Valdizzy girl would do…

went to Smoking Pig and got some BBQ.

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I got French fries, a pulled pork sandwich, and coleslaw.

Granted it wasn’t a typical Gina meal, and I haven’t had meat in almost two years and white bread since God-knows-when, but since I still eat fish and figured that pork is kind of like white meat and white bread isn’t so bad, I decided to roll with it.

It was so delicious!!!

It was kind of an indulgent meal, but no worries since I’m starting the Cookie Diet today.

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Cookies ALL DAY? Every day?!? Dreams do come true, my friends.

Well I’m off to have a cookie and try a new workout I heard about. Apparently if you visualize yourself exercising, it has similar effects to actually exercising. So I’m off to the yoga room to think about vinyasa, running and lifting weights for an hour. Awesome.

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Oh, and Happy April Fools 😉

Be back with a *real* post this afternoon.



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  1. S on April 1, 2010 at 10:56 am

    hahahahahaha. you got me…

  2. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on April 1, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Ha you silly girl, I thought that was a very unlike you post!

  3. Samantha on April 1, 2010 at 11:09 am

    hahahaha cookie diet. That’s funnny!

  4. melissa lillie on April 1, 2010 at 11:09 am

    whoa- the pork got me for sure!

  5. eatdrinkandbemerrynyc on April 1, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Ha 🙂 Love it!

  6. Nikki on April 1, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I have to say, as soon as I read “I didn’t feel like Indian food”, I *knew* this couldn’t be a real post. That’s like saying the Pope didn’t feel like being holy today 😉 Totally made my morning start off with chuckles..

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 12:55 pm

      ahahahah i’m laughing so hard at the pope thing. very true 🙂

  7. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on April 1, 2010 at 11:33 am

    wow….I actually had to check to make sure I was reading the right blog!!! You got me!

  8. Kat on April 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    The pork dinner I went with then after I saw the cookie diet header, I KNEW this was for sure an april fools joke!! Silly girl..

  9. vanessa naidoo on April 1, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    this was too funny!!i look at yr blog daily for inspiration and i always marvel at your concoctions. thank you.Happy Easter

  10. shannonmarie (Rawdorable) on April 1, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Too funny. I knew you’d never put a pulled pork sandwich on this site, unless it was for April Fools. I just opted not to post anything today at all.

    In the past I posted this baked blueberry muffin (http://rawdorable.blogspot.com/2008/04/oops-i-did-it-again.html) that lead to a ton of confessions.

    The very next day, I felt bad about what I had done, posting this: http://rawdorable.blogspot.com/2008/04/gotcha.html

  11. jami on April 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    geez, am i gullible! i didn’t catch on until the visualizing exercise part. i was so disappointed with the cookie diet. i’m a fairly new reader to your blog, and i was thinking, ‘wow, i guess she’s not as knowledgable as i thought.’ i was so relieved that it was all a joke. you’re very tricksy! enjoy the rest of your day.

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm

      hahah of course it was a joke! there’s no way i would do that.. even with how much i like cookies 🙂

  12. brittney on April 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I just got suckered.

    Nice going.

  13. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place on April 1, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    hahah i knew this was a joke when you said you were going on a diet! you could have fooled me with the pork sandwich though!

  14. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    im always prepared for april fools. I don’t believe a word any one says on this day ha

  15. Kelly on April 1, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    You had me going for a second but not for too long! I kept checking to make sure I was on the right blog but I knew something fishy was going on!!

  16. Dee on April 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I was surprised by the BBQ pork segment, but thought oh well, Gina can afford a bad food day. I didn’t get that you were April fooling until I read that you were going on the Cookie diet. Started cracking up right then!

  17. michele on April 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    You fooled me! I was thinking is she crazy more over the cookie diet than anything.

  18. Anon on April 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Awww! I was gonna say anything from Smok’n Pig is DELICIOUS!

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm

      it’s one of my pilot’s favorite places. i haven’t tried anything from there yet, but have heard amazing things!

  19. Katie on April 1, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Ha! The advertisement for the cookie diet with the picture of the girl in the purple leotard is a little ridiculous…

  20. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) on April 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I loved the line, “but since I still eat fish and figured that pork is kind of like white meat…” hahaha!!

  21. Melissa on April 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    You had me for a sec! I love April Fools Day!

  22. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Hey Girl, have an amazing time in the Bahamas! I mean, how could you not, right 🙂

    Somewhere between the pulled pork and the cookies, there’s an April’s Fools joke…


    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm


  23. Ashley on April 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Is it bad I think the pulled pork sandwich and fries look good? lol

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm

      not at all! i used to eat pulled pork all the time before i stopped eating meat 🙂

  24. Aoife - Adventures in Veg on April 1, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Ha!! That was hilarious, at first I was like ‘what the…??! Pulled PORK!?’
    Brilliant 🙂

  25. Jessica @ Dairy Free Bety on April 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    hahahaa………… I hope no one took this seriously!
    i agree… the pulled pork was believable.. but the cookie diet? Really?
    Good one!
    I totally got sucked into the starbucks one 😉 buggers…

  26. Hanna on April 1, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    the diet thing actually didn’t shock me quite as much (but still a shocker!) since you seem to be such a strict eater, but the “new exercise” and the meat were a give away…
    although i strooonggly believe there is absolutely positively nothing wrong with bread (and meat for that matter)!

  27. Beth on April 1, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    God, I’m so gullible. I didn’t get it until “cookie diet.” HA!

  28. Susan @ Journey for Health on April 1, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    LOL….I read this early this morning (well, MY morning…I have a later start to my days than most people) and was wondering what was going on. I was feeling confused and curious WHY you’d be eating that, and especially eating pork since I know it’s not your thing.

    VERY cool and convincing post. Totally got me at first 🙂

  29. Sana on April 1, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I fell for it until the cookie diet 🙂 Don’t let the mean comments get to you…it’s pretty obvious you were joking and it was funny!

  30. Danielle on April 1, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    To all the haters that didn’t like your post, I thought it was hilarious. I got pranked several times today and fell for every one of them except yours. Love your blog!

  31. Donna Porter on April 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    I certainly needed that laugh today!

  32. Kate on April 2, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Almost got me with the pulled pork until I read how white bread isn’t that bad and how pork is like fish. And is madonna a spokesperson for the cookie diet? seriously? haha

    Don’t worry about all the haters, some people see everything they read as gospel and don’t understand that it’s a food blog. You’re chronicling what you eat, not preaching to people about how they should be. I’ve been reading since around September and I have never felt that you ‘judge’ anyone for not eating the way you eat. You shouldn’t feel like you are offending anyone, or at least me!:)

  33. Kathie on April 2, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I found this post rather funny! At first, i’ll be honest with ya, you were getting me..then i remembered it was April Fools and kept on reading and sure enough…APRIL FOOLs!! good one, Gina!! Love your humor! <3

  34. Carrie on April 2, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I’ve been had… I was like…what the Fuuuuudddge???? lol 🙂

  35. Michelle! on April 3, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Not fooled at all…but funny 🙂

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