What’s in the rotation?

Hey guys! How’s your day going? Hope you’re having a lovely morning. I enjoyed reading about your fitness and food goals for April! I have a good feeling about this month 😉

So does Bell. She’s already enjoying smelling the fresh flowers that I will most likely kill,


and the run we took yesterday to get the crazies out.

run with bell

My effort was fruitless though, because when we came back home to my mom and Liv, she laid on the tile for about 5 minutes before tossing her snowman toy around and trying to break its neck. She’s a wild one.

Yesterday afternoon, Madre, Liv and I went to lunch at a family friend’s house. She lives on property at work, and it was her first time meeting Liv. We had an amazing time catching up with her and dined on quite the salad beast feast:

salad beast

The photo doesn’t do it justice but it was a giant plate stacked with greens, tomatoes, olives, hummus, tuna salad (the best I’ve ever had), chickpeas, hearts of palm, artichokes, balsamic dressing

and gluten-free goodies for dessert.

dessert plate

(plus another cookie.. and another macaron)

She also sent me home with the rest of the desserts (and fruit!) so there will be lots of chocolate chip crispies in the near future 🙂 The Pilot was very happy to see the tray of goodness when he got home from his flight.

Speaking of cookies….


the bfast cookie is BACK!

Since I never know how the night will go over here, it’s pretty fantastic to wake up to a breakfast waiting for me to devour it. It’s probably my next breakfast obsession until I go to egg burritos, smoothies, then back to hot oats. It’s all a rotation over here.

I was listening to Jillian Michaels in the car the other day –an old podcast since I’m catching up- and she was talking about the fact that we really only eat 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners and the same snacks day in and day out. Of course, I try to get a little more creative with things since I try not to bore you guys, but really, it’s true. I’m a creature of habit, and if I didn’t have a blog, I’d probably eat the same thing every day for weeks. Sometimes I do, so I’ll just blog about other things besides food. Blogging forces me to think outside the box a little, which is a good thing 😉

Here are the things I tend to rotate between:

Breakfast: Breakfast cookie, egg burrito or egg sandwich, smoothie, protein oats, omelet and salad

Lunch: Salad beast, turkey wrap, grain salad (grain, greens, nuts/seeds, dried fruit, dressing), omelet with toast and salad, giant smoothie with ab&j toast

Dinner: Salmon with sweet potato and veggie, chicken with veggies and brown rice, Mexican night, pizza night, jalapeno turkey burger with sweet potato fries and veggies

Snack: small smoothie, fruit with almond butter, trail mix, amazeballs, Larabars, veggies and hummus

carrots and hummus

Do you rotate between 5 things for breakfast, lunch and dinner? What are the usuals?

This also reminds me that ‘tis the season (in blogs and real-life) to see people hustling and bustling to lose weight and get in shape for the summer. Here is my friendly little reminder to be kind to yourself <3 If you’re working to get to a healthy weight, trying to be mindful of portions and up your exercise a little, that’s all fine and dandy, but remember that slow and steady wins the race. Pick goals that you can easily maintain for the long term and you’ll be far more likely to stick to them.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out the Summer Shape Up on the fitness page: lots of meal ideas and workout plans over there.

Enjoy your day and I’ll see ya later with a Fashion post!



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  1. Staci on April 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the breakfast cookie recipe. Right now i am doing a detox/cleanse…following the Clean book by Dr. Alejandro Junger and everything in your recipe i can have. I have been searching for something to eat when i have a sweet craving (which happens ALOT) and i made this with just some agave nectar and cinnamon and its perfect…thank you thank you thank you 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 4, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      ahhh that makes me so happy 🙂

  2. Jessica on April 4, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Question–where can I buy protein powder to make a breakfast cookie? They look so good!

    • Fitnessista on April 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      most health food stores have a great variety of protein powders

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