Welcome back, Pork

H guys πŸ™‚ 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.

smoking pig

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 πŸ˜‰

Be back with a *real* post this afternoon.



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  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on April 1, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Ha. I’ve heard the cookie diet works WONDERS. πŸ˜‰

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet on April 1, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Hahah I knew you wouldn’t have eaten pork, of all things! πŸ˜‰ Maybe chicken would’ve fooled me. πŸ™‚

  3. Whitney @ Whitinspired on April 1, 2010 at 8:44 am

    hahaha. The cookie diet is amazing…and who the heck needs ACTUAL exercise?

  4. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on April 1, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Haha, I forgot it was April Fool’s but I knew you’d never eat pork!! Have a good first of April, chica!!

  5. Mia on April 1, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Ha! You are hilarious! Even though I only “know” you through your blog, I know that if you are absolutely starving, there is no way you would eat pork! Now maybe the Pilot would enjoy BBQ, but you would have brought along your own food to enjoy…I’m sure. πŸ™‚ I look forward to your REAL post later.

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 8:54 am

      hahah that was one of the pilot’s meals that he picked up one day. i knew i had to take a pic and use it for april fools.
      and you’re totally right, i will never eat pork ever again πŸ™‚

  6. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on April 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

    hahahaha! You totally got me!! I was so confused that you were just so nonchalant about eating pork!

  7. Haley on April 1, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Oh goodness! You got me! … I just thought, “Wow. You go girl… Talk about indulgent!” Happy April Fools!!

  8. Jennie {in Wonderland} on April 1, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Bahaha…. I actually fell for it until the Cookie Diet. I was all, “Waaah, Gina ate PORK! WHY????!” and then. Well. I remembered what day it is.

  9. Diana on April 1, 2010 at 8:50 am

    HAHA… for a minute I thought you actually ate that meal. The cookie diet part, however, I did not believe! Good April Food’s πŸ˜‰

  10. Fit for Fashion on April 1, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I’ve heard about the cookie diet and wanted to know more! Can’t wait for your posts on it.

    Lmao @ the April fool’s day joke!

  11. Miranda on April 1, 2010 at 8:57 am

    You had me going (PMS does strange things sometimes) until you got to the cookie diet stuff!!!

  12. nelly on April 1, 2010 at 9:02 am

    i absolutely knew it…i knew it was a prank, especially after i read you were starting a cookie diet…ha! good one!!! i’m shocked that the pork meal didn’t shock me too much…and the fries, and THE WHITE BREAD!!!

    good one lady!!!


    have a beautiful day!

  13. sarah on April 1, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Wow, you totally got me. I was like, … PORK? … cookie diet?!

    I’m so bad at April Fools! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 9:05 am

      hahah i usually forget too! which is why i’m STOKED i remembered last night and wrote this post, haha πŸ™‚

  14. Melissa on April 1, 2010 at 9:03 am

    hahaha gina youre great

  15. icecreamie on April 1, 2010 at 9:08 am


    and i was soooo confused. hahaha that was a good one.

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 9:08 am

      LOL. sorry i tricked you πŸ™‚

  16. Catherine on April 1, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Hah I was just soo confused! Pork, white bread and then the cookie diet? I was like, noooo she’s started doing weird fad diets, what’s happening??!!

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 9:10 am

      hahah i would never πŸ™‚

  17. Anne P on April 1, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Lol, this is awesome.

  18. Rhea on April 1, 2010 at 9:10 am

    HAHAHA! i felt so betrayed when i saw you were doing the cookie diet. i was all, “if the fitnessista is doing that, then everything i know is a lie!!” you got me good!

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 9:33 am


    • Lily on April 1, 2010 at 9:36 am

      I felt the exact same way, like “wow, I don’t want to be mean to her but I might have to comment on this terrible behavior! endorsing the cookie diet? HUH?”

      • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 9:37 am

        hahah don’t you worry. i broke up with fad diets many years ago πŸ™‚

  19. Erin on April 1, 2010 at 9:18 am

    OMG, I was SHOCKED that you were going to do the cookie diet. Thank God this was a prank!!! πŸ™‚ You sure got me! And Pork? And “white bread isn’t so bad”? Hilarious!

  20. Erin Alexandria on April 1, 2010 at 9:20 am

    lol you are so cute!

  21. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on April 1, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Ah, the cookie diet! πŸ™‚ I’m all for cookie diets…as long as they include other food! πŸ™‚

  22. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on April 1, 2010 at 9:27 am

    haha I get like that too! That diet sounds interesting!!

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 9:32 am

      *april fools* πŸ™‚

  23. Jessica on April 1, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Meat after 2 years? Wow, did it feel weird? The sandwich looks great, as do the crinkle fries.
    Take out rocks.

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2010 at 9:32 am

      *april fools*

  24. liz on April 1, 2010 at 9:29 am

    haha I’m slow…I think this is the third April Fools thing I fell for today! I was thinking…this isn’t like Gina…did I miss something??

  25. Jenny on April 1, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Funny lady:)

  26. Midgetkeeper on April 1, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I am always aware of April fools, so they never work on me πŸ™
    Funny post though!

  27. Lily on April 1, 2010 at 9:35 am

    LOL! Omg for a moment I was like, “Wow, the Fitnessista has CHANGED! I can’t believe she’s going on the cookie diet! This is RIDICULOUS!” Hahaha good one =)

  28. Paige (Running Around Normal) on April 1, 2010 at 9:38 am

    LOL I was like…ummm what’s she saying all this for? Then I remembered it was April Fool’s. I especially love the cookie diet reference bahaha
    Have a good one, Gina!

  29. Kait on April 1, 2010 at 9:40 am

    hahaha I was so confused when I read this…totally didn’t seem like you! I wish there were a workout where you could just visualize and get the same results, what an idea!

  30. Jenny @ nutmegger on April 1, 2010 at 9:40 am

    For a second I thought someone had highjacked your blog! I think it’s hilarious how I always know it’s April Fools, but it never comes to mind when something odd happens…

  31. ashley on April 1, 2010 at 9:43 am

    omg, i seriously considered ending my love affair with your blog after that post HAHAHAA!! nice one πŸ˜‰

  32. Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES on April 1, 2010 at 9:44 am

    this is my favorito day!! don’t outrageous lies make everything more interesting/fun? (well, when they are told in jest and limited to one day a year haha)

  33. Carrie on April 1, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Ok, you had me going all the way up until the visualizing exercise part. What can I say? I’m gullible, LoL.

  34. claire! on April 1, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Baah that was a good one! I told my mom and fiance that I was pregnant (wedding is in 2 months). It was a good one, they freaked out…

  35. Lauren @ Eater not a runner on April 1, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Hahaha gotta love that cookie diet!

  36. Carrie on April 1, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I hope that you actually did make Indian food last night because I want to see your recipe! I have never eaten Indian but I wouldn’t mind trying out something that you like. I totally fell for the pork–I was thinking, “her stomach is going to kill her!” But I figured it out when you said no exercise!! HAHA

  37. Amy on April 1, 2010 at 10:03 am

    “White bread isn’t so bad” HA! I laughed out loud when I got to that point.

  38. Tamara on April 1, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Wow. As I was reading all this I actually started to visualize a Big Mac for lunch……

  39. Courtney on April 1, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I love reading everyone’s April fool’s posts!

  40. Gigi on April 1, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Haha! Miss Gina it just hit me that you pulling a joke on us!;) Bahaha I actually had to go read another blog to figure it out, (I thought all my healthy gals had gone nuts on me :(!) lol Thanks for the laugh!:)

  41. e. on April 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

    you got me… it wasn’t until the exercise visualization that I heard Homer Simpson’s voice in my head going… “Waaaiiit a minute!”

  42. Heather (Heather's Dish) on April 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

    haha…i totally believed you at first! πŸ™‚ although I do like pork…oh well! excited about the real post later today too πŸ™‚

  43. skinnyrunner on April 1, 2010 at 10:36 am

    um yeah, didnt believe any of that for a second!

  44. Amara on April 1, 2010 at 10:37 am

    You had me until the cookie diet! I know your wednesday night was kind of the indulge night but dang! I thought “She’s really going for it this week!” This after my 12 year old just got me but putting a sticky note on the bottom of the mouse to make it not work. Takes a fool to really celebrate this holiday and I’m getting into the spirit I guess!

  45. Kelly on April 1, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Haha nice April Fools post, I would have maybe believed you up until the Cookie Diet part.

  46. Lindsay on April 1, 2010 at 10:46 am

    OHHHHH Gina! You totally got me!!! Until I got to the cookie diet part…. I thought something is wrong here… then for a second I thought did someone hack into her blog? Then I remembered it’s April Fools Day!!! Ahhh I love it πŸ™‚

  47. Erica on April 1, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I hardly eat meat, but I can’t resist an awesome pulled pork sandwich!!!

  48. Lindsey512 on April 1, 2010 at 10:52 am


    To be fair I don’t think an occasional pulled pork and fries meal is *quite* on the same level of crazy as the cookie diet or the mental exercising.

  49. Kelli Zink on April 1, 2010 at 10:53 am

    amazing! i almost fell off my chair reading this.

  50. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on April 1, 2010 at 10:56 am

    hahaha awesome. I believed the pulled pork part! I don’t know why I fell for that! LOL πŸ™‚

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