Whirlwind of awesomeness

Hey everyone!

Hope youโ€™re having a wonderful and relaxing Sunday ๐Ÿ˜€

Disney was pretty much a whirlwind of awesomeness.


My pilot prince ๐Ÿ˜€

Before we met up with everyone at the parks, we got our workout on at the YMCA.

On the way to the gym, I munched a mini Raw Revolution spirulina bar and a nanner:



I did an hour and 40 minutes of Zumba (what can I say, Iโ€™m in love) while the pilot did weights and went for a run.

We got some protein at Planet smoothie:


(The Leapinโ€™ Lizard, which is vegan and made with peaches and strawberries, and a scoop of Sun Warrior that I had in a baggie in my purse)

And some brunch at Panera, since it was already kind of late.

salmon (2)

I got the mediterranean salmon salad, with only lettuce, salmon, olives and onions (which were picked off).

We got ready, and met up with everyone at Epcot.

My homeland:


I soon swapped out that hot tea for a Bloody Mary ๐Ÿ˜‰


We walked around Epcot, in the POURING rain (we were troopers!) and then went over to Magic Kingdom.

The boys:


The girls:

me and meg

We rode quite a few rides โ€“the lines were super short!- and then decided it was snack time.

I had a Greek salad, which was full oโ€™ delicious veggies, and they were so kind to make me one sans cheese.


I loaded it up with mushrooms and sautรฉed onions from the topping station- it was pretty much amazing.

We ended up staying until the park closed, and then met up with the rest of the familia at Rainforest Cafe.


I stuck with a salmon theme and ordered the cedar-planked salmon with no butter sauce and extra veggies instead of rice.


It was everything I could have wished for ๐Ÿ˜€

Since my brotherโ€™s birthday is Monday, we celebrated by ordering the famous volcano.



I actually didnโ€™t munch any. Just wasnโ€™t feeling it and was feeling very satisfied from my salmon and veg ๐Ÿ˜€

Yesterdayโ€™s Disney shenanigans had me constantly thinking about this guyโ€ฆ.

Just watch, youโ€™ll be amazed ๐Ÿ˜‰


Weโ€™re off to bfast, then shopping and hitting the road back to Valdizzy ๐Ÿ˜€
Have a fabulous day and Iโ€™ll see you in the morning with Week 3 of the Winter Shape Up.



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  1. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on January 31, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Ok, that vid is amazing… you were right ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like you had a great day!

  2. Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life on January 31, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Sounds like a great day!!! You two are tooo cute!!

  3. Susan on January 31, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Glad you liked Disney, it’s fun there isn’t it? I had a friend who got engaged by the Disney Castle in Disney Paris. Too funny you mention that song, it’s my mom’s favourite song, she sings it 24/7. Have a safe journey back to Valdosta.

  4. Tyler Ramey on January 31, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I wonder how the VOLCANNNOOOOO ranks against the PIZZOOOKKIIIE?!?!? ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I would have had to have munched.

  5. Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful on January 31, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Looks like such an incredible time. You make great choices when going out to eat. I wish I had your discipline. Your trip looks like a blast!

  6. The Hot and Fit on January 31, 2010 at 11:50 am

    AWESOME day! And I cannot wait for the Week 3 Challenge!!

  7. Paige @ Running Around Normal on January 31, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I looove Epcot! And ya can’t get out without taking a sombrero pic for sure ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sounds like such a blast.

    Oh my gosh, that guy is awesome. Love a Whole New World ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Kathleen on January 31, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I love the Pilot’s face in that first pic! Hilarious! Also hilarious: Nick Pitera! I saw his stuff last year and almost died! Glad you’re having a blasty, G!

  9. lindsey on January 31, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    wow…i wish i could sing in his falsetto! hahaha that is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

    ♥ lindsey

  10. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on January 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I haven’t been to Disney in years and these pictures make me so nostalgic! Loving the restaurant variations, as usual, and the volcano looks DANGEROUS! Can’t wait to start week 3!

  11. katie on January 31, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    So glad you had fun! Love Disney! I worked there for 2 summers so I’ve been quite a few times in the rain…
    And I also used to work at RFC…I love those veggies! I should figure out how to make that pineapple vineagrette that’s on them.

  12. Jennie {in Wonderland} on January 31, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Ahhh Disney! I worked at EPCOT from Sept 2006 to Sept 2007 and I miss it so. Worked in the stores at the Canadian pavilion.

    My bf [he worked in the UK pavilion!] and I are going back in June for 2 weeks. So I have to ask, where did you get that delicious healthy salad? It looks like quick service, but I can’t figure out where it’s from. And I SHOULD know, lol.

    Thanks for sharing the Disney experiences, Gina. So nice to see it again.

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:51 pm

      yup it was quick service, from tomorrowland (the place that has different “bays” and a dinosaur looking thing playing the piano in the front of the restaurant)- it was from bay 2 ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Mama Pea on January 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    How incredibly fun! We took the girls to Disney almost a year and a half ago, and I so badly want to take them back now that they are older. I MUST remember to carry protein powder in my purse. Genius! Enjoy your day, sweetie!

  14. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on January 31, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Looks like such a fun day!!


  15. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on January 31, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I have never been to Disney. ๐Ÿ™

  16. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) on January 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    That looks like a lot of fun. I used to love Rainforest Cafe as a kid! ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Running Betty on January 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    so different from my weekend trip to disney with 2 tween girls!
    1 hour shopping. 3 hours DisneyQuest, lunch of pesto pizza at Wolfgang Pucks, snacks were granola bars & bagels we brought, 2 hours EPCOT, sushi in Japan at EPCOT where we got to watch them make it, 3 desserts around the world at EPCOT, 1.5 more hours of rides, drove home.
    I can tell you the chocolate mousse layered cake in The Land at EPCOT tastes no better than what you would buy at the grocery store, and is probably dried out from being cut into hours earlier.
    The most fun was the light up gun the girls bought for $10 (at EPCOT that’s a good deal!) that shoots BUBBLES because people love to see bubbles. It was quite an attention getter when dark fell!

  18. Running Betty on January 31, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Oh, but I have had the volcano and that rocks. When we were at Disney’s Cross Country Classic and took 4 of the runners to dinner with 3 parents and one sibling after the 5k and showers were done, we all shared one. It’s really that big!

  19. Kendel on January 31, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    It looks like you’re having an awesome time! I’ve never been to Disney- growing up my father always said he’d “rather take a beating than step foot into Disney World.” ๐Ÿ™ Glad you’re enjoying it though!

  20. Katie on January 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Haha! That guy is amazing at singing, but sort of creepy. =P

    I am jealous of your trip to Disney!

  21. Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN on January 31, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Aw, it looks like you had a great time in Orlando! Rainy days at Disney are always the best if you can stick it out and make a good time out of it. As you said, the lines are slim to none and you make lots of fun memories. :o) See ya tomorrow with week 3 of the WSU!

  22. Terese on January 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Crazy! I read your blog everyday but have never commented and today I had to say something! That guy is an old friend from highschool! How random…!!! Haha.

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      hahah i’m glad nick’s singing influenced your first comment ๐Ÿ˜€ so cool that you know him!

  23. Adrien on January 31, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Looks like you’re having so much fun!

    I am a tad jealous, but will live!

    What percentage of your diet do you try to keep raw, would you say? You generally eat quite healthy, but, you also have a huge raw influence in your life-

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      hey adrien,
      right now i’m about half raw -i just eat what i feel like- but in the summer, it will most likely be closer to 90% raw. i crave cooked foods in the winter and raw, fresh foods in the spring and summer.

  24. Paige on January 31, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    That looks like so much fun! Its always fun to catch up with the family. Quick nutrition question- I love salmon and tuna, but I’m always careful about how much I eat because of the mercury levels in both.I noticed you ate salmon for lunch & dinner. Yum! How many servings of tuna or salmon are recommended per week? I’ve tried to research it on the internet, but couldn’t find a solid answer. Thanks and have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:49 pm

      hey paige,
      i eat a decent amount of salmon and other fish, but when i’m home i always make sure it’s organic and wild caught. i think as long as you don’t go too crazy, it’s fine.

  25. Ariffa on January 31, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    That video was FANTASTIC, but it kiiinda freaked me out just a little..

  26. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on January 31, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Ahhh I wish we had gone to Disney when we were in Orlando earlier this month!!! It was too expensive for 4 of us (me, my parents, and my old uncle) since there weren’t any kids and we’ve been time and time again.

    I MISS EPCOT!!!!

    Lovely din din at Rainforest. You are so good and customizing your restaurant meals ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Tracie (hollafoodzone) on January 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Disneyworld is just plain awesome – no matter how old or how young you are!

  28. Island Girl Eats on January 31, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I would love to try that volcano – it looks delicious.

  29. michelle on January 31, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    ok i was watching that video and my husband came in and asked if i was crazy (uh i dont usually listen to disney songs) then he saw him transition to the girl part and he sat down and watched it twice through. thats crazy what that guy can do, and he does concerts. amazing.my husbands face was priceless

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      hahah so was the pilot’s. he was pretty shocked.

  30. Simply Life on January 31, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Looks like a great time!

  31. Erica on January 31, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    oh my gosh- this guy is ridiculous! What a fun Disney trip- there is seriously something SO magical about Disney. Love that your man is your prince- too cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Karyn on January 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    love the title of this post! glad youre having a blast ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) on January 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Okay that guy is SUPER talented to have vocal range like that..but it kind of creeped me out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Glad you had a great time here in o-town, sad I didn’t get to see you!

  34. Jamie on January 31, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    hahahaha love the hats! and im impressed at the greek salad… often I order those things and I’m really disappointed at the lack of flavors and veggies

  35. Kris | iheartwellness.com on January 31, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    What a great looking Vacay! I love disney and the magic that happens there ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Ok, what is zumba?! I must google this….I feel I have been living under a rock or something. This is what being sooooo busy will do to you, I feel out of the loop! LOL


  36. Lara on January 31, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    FUN! I am so jealous that you live so close to Disney!!!

  37. Lauren @ eater not a runner on January 31, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    That looks like SO much fun! And I’m jealous of the bloody mary…my favorite!

  38. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on January 31, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    lol– that video is wild!!!

    Sadly, I’ve never been to Disney. Maybe one day when I have kids?

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:47 pm

      no, no, go before you have kids! you’ll love it ๐Ÿ˜€

  39. Mary on January 31, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I hope you have annual passes to DW or something! With the cost of a day there, who goes to the gym and then out to brunch beforehand?!? I go from like opening to closing! I’m probably a little Disney crazy, though. I actually have been known to research how to get the most Disney in a day.

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:47 pm

      hey mary,
      my uncle works for disney ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Danielle (Coffee Run) on January 31, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    It looks like you’re having a lot of fun ๐Ÿ˜€ (jealousssss)

    I remember going to the Rainforest Cafe as a kid! They had thunderstorms every 30 min. or something like that

  41. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on January 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Geez that guy’s singing is amazing!

  42. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on January 31, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I’m craving chocolate like crazy and that volcano looks amazing. I wish I could jump through the computer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Sammi on January 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Haha love Nick Pitera! He was actually my RA freshmen year here at Ringling College of Art and Design. He is a really awesome and nice guy ๐Ÿ™‚ He used to perform at our talent shows.. I swear I almost peed my pants the first time I heard him!

    Glad you’re having a blast in Orlando! It is a fun city ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:47 pm

      that’s so cool that you know him! he is insanely talented ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sammi on February 1, 2010 at 11:09 am

        He is! He is also an amazing animator.. he works for one of the big animation companies! He did his thesis incorporating his singing.. it’s pretty funny. He probably doesn’t remember me.. he had tons of freshmen to take care of but it’s still odd seeing him get “famous.”

  44. Jenny on January 31, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    oh lovepie just sending you a quickie little response to one of your tweets earlier today about your friend. For months my mom was super hesitant to confront me about my wavering health. She saw me get sicker and sicker every day – but didn’t want to “offend me” so she kept her concern to herself. One day I guess she just couldn’t deal anymore and she confronted me. I’ll admit, I was bitter – I was offended – I got defensive and I said hurtful things. But looking back now I realize she SAVED MY LIFE and I am SO grateful that she did. I don’t even want to imagine where I would be right now if she hadn’t said anything. I know it’s scary and I know what a pure genuine heart you have. Your friend may get angry but in the long run she WILL appreciate you caring enough to make that effort to help. Just some food for thought ๐Ÿ™‚

    loveeeeeee to you mama <3

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      thank you lovely girl, i’m gonna go for it…

  45. Sharon on January 31, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Hi, I love your blog. I was wondering about the protein powder you use. I bought some today that had spirulina in it but not 100% I was wondering exactly what kind you choose. Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      i use the sun warrior brown rice protein.. it’s wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. fittingbackin on January 31, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    ooooh love all of the salmon pics! Glad u guys had such a good time!

  47. Jessica @ The Process of Healing on January 31, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    That does sound like a fantastic day! Epcot is my favorite, by far.

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 8:46 pm

      i love epcot, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Abby on January 31, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Ahhh I want to go to disney so badly!

  49. ari on January 31, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    can’t wait for week 3’s workout!

  50. Marie on January 31, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    AHHHHhhh love the video! Though the male/female switch made me look twice…still awesome. He does have a great voice! ๐Ÿ™‚

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