Wing It

Hi guys ๐Ÿ˜€

(Bella looks so bold and sassy when she needs a haircut)

Thank you so much for all of your kind words and virtual hugs this morning <3 I have no idea what Iโ€™m doing for sure, but all of the situations are win-win, so I just need to figure it outโ€ฆ

Afternoon snack was a strawberry smoothie after my TurboFire sesh:


-1 C water

-1/2 frozen banana

-1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

-1 T hemp seeds

-1 T raw cacao powder

-Stevia, sea salt and vanilla

-3/4 C frozen organic strawberries

-Topped with cacao nibs

Todayโ€™s TurboFire workout was HIIT 15 and Sculpt 30. The HIIT workout is amazing โ€“Iโ€™m sweating like a beast in 15 minutes- and at first I thought the sculpt workout was going to be weak because itโ€™s resistance bands only. I was so wrong- my muscles were trembling by the end of the workout!

I made some marinara for tonightโ€™s dinner before going to work, so that Iโ€™d just have to heat up it, boil noodles and serve.


I wish I had a recipe for yaโ€™ll but I just winged it.

The sauce had:

San Marzano tomatoes (if youโ€™re going to make marinara, use San Marzano- it makes a huge difference)

Sweet onion and gahhhhlic

Garlic Gold

Dried rosemary, oregano, parsley and thyme

-Splash of merlot

Red pepper flakes, sea salt, pepper, fresh basil, fresh oregano

-Pinch of sugar

I went back to work to train clients and teach bootcamp (today was LEG-STRAVAGNZA! Bahaha). When I came home, the pilot already had the noodles boiling and the sauce heating, so dinner was served ๐Ÿ˜€


Simple salad with grape tomatoes and Garlic Gold vinaigrette

salad (2)

Spelt pasta with homemade marinara


(The pilot topped his with a blanket of shredded parm)

Weโ€™re off to AT&T to activate his new iPhone, and then coming home to watch this:

princess bride

Iโ€™ve never seen it, so *Tinkerbell* (one of my clients) lent it to me. Iโ€™m excited to see what all the fuss is about ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a great night and Iโ€™ll see ya in the morning!



Something to read:

The new cap worked!!! They say itโ€™s still too early to celebrate, but Iโ€™m breathing a sigh of relief

The words she really wants to hear (all guys should read this)

How Real People on Real Budgets can Buy Organic

Something to talk about: Do you follow recipes, or โ€œwing itโ€? If itโ€™s a new recipe, I usually have to follow it exactly, but if it came out of my brain or is something Iโ€™ve made before, I wing it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. BethT on July 15, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    How have you never seen that movie?!

  2. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on July 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I usually just wing it with recipes, especially since it’s pretty rare when I have ALL the ingredients. I’m lazy when it comes to measuring too. With baking, I’m a little more strict/careful.

  3. Heather Eats Almond Butter on July 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    You will LOVE The Princess Bride. One of my all-time favorites.

    OK, I must admit I was a bit disappointed when I read your post as I was hoping for some glorious recipe containing wing sauce…I’m obsessed with that stuff lately. However, I have to admit your dinner did look pretty glorious anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. dotsie on July 15, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Trust me, we’re trying not to celebrate too hard down here in Louisiana!!

    I’m a wing it type of gal…in just about everything, not just cooking!

    Enjoy your evening!

  5. Sandra on July 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
    (My little brother was actually texting that to me all day today. If you read this before you watch the movie, you’ll understand after.) Enjoy!!!!!

  6. Maggie on July 15, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Can’t believe you never saw it!!! I love that movie.

    I really like the organic link – thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    I ALWAYS wing it. Always.

  7. Exercise and Eat on July 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I totally wing recipes… for better or worse! They end up a little bit different every time;)

  8. Dorry on July 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I usually wing it unless I’m baking. My fiance is ALL ABOUT THE RECIPE. Haha. It cracks me up.

  9. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on July 15, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I can’t actually remember the last time I DIDN’T wing a recipe… I rarely follow them exactly and always end up making substitutions (usually in the form of pumping up the veggie content!) Have fun with the Princess Bride! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Jill@mysocalledhealthlife on July 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I usually just wing it, unless I have all the ingredients, which like Allie is a rareity!

    And I can’t believe you have never seen the princess bride! It’s hilarious. You should def read the book too!

  11. Krystina on July 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Love homemade marinara. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wing it, then figure out the recipe later! I also usually don’t measure things like herbs and seasoning.

  12. Marilou @ Mostly Healthy on July 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    PRINCESS BRIDE!!!! This is totally the kind of movie that I saw numerous time on tv, on a rainy sunday, badly translated in French .. Life.

    I think I’ve never ever followed a recipe in my life .. oopsie! Sometimes it’s awesome … sometimes.. well you know. Life.

  13. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on July 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    You’re a regular chef with your San Marzano tomatoes! haha That’s what all the Food Network chefs use ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Elli @ 16 and Losing It on July 15, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I LOVE Princess Bride!!! Such a great movie! They just don’t make movies like they used to *sigh*

  15. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on July 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I never follow recipes! I am so bad at that, I always want to add my own twist.

  16. Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana on July 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I have never seen the Princess Bride and my husband continues to give me crap about it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I definitely wing recipes..make it more fun and unique!

  17. Emily on July 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Princess bride is such a classic ๐Ÿ™‚ as you wish ๐Ÿ™‚ love it! and recipes…I do exactly the same as you! I always try the recipe first exactly how it is and then I’ll mix things up the next time around to make it better…sometimes worse haha

  18. Brittany on July 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I had never seen The Princess Bride either. Isaac made me watch it last year sometime. It was cute! I hope you enjoy it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I usually follow recipe the first time around unless I’m missing some of the ingredients.

  19. Heather (Heather's Dish) on July 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    i can’t even tell you how much i love san marzanos…but i can’t seem to find them anywhere here in colorado!!! sad story…but it’s also likely i haven’t looked EVERYWHERE yet ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Lauren @ eater not a runner on July 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I’ve never seen that movie either!

  21. Jenna on July 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I totally have that movie but haven’t ever watched it! Let us know how you like it!

    I usually ‘wing it’. I’ll start with a recipe as a base and then make adaptations as I go along, hoping they work out!

  22. mmclaughlin on July 15, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    I can’t believe you’ve never seen that movie!! It’s always been one of my favorites! Cheesy, but classic! You’ll be saying “As you wish” for days. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Bec on July 15, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    You have the cutest pups ever ๐Ÿ™‚ When I am cooking I never follow a recipe exactly, I always just go with the flow and add a little of this or leave that out.

  24. Allison @ livingoneday on July 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Oh I am totally a wing it person!! I hardly ever use recipes and just pull things out of my brain. The best things happen when you do that, I think! Hope the movie is good…I’m not a fan ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Dominique on July 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Your homemade marinara sounds good. I wing recipes all the time. It’s the reason why there are almost no real recipes on my blog…I never use measurements. I’m trying to get away from that though so other people can try the recipes out too.

    The Princess Bride is an excellent movie! My brother told me all about it and insisted I watch it when it was playing on TV one Sunday afternoon. Then I insisted the BF watch it so we watched it together. Just as good the second time around, if not better. I hope you like the movie too.

  26. Margot on July 15, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I love to see that everyone else wings it too! The worst is trying to recreate for my blog, I always wonder how everyone else’s dishes turn out!

  27. Terrie @ Fit4myLifetime on July 15, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    You’ve never seen Princess Bride? Inconceivable!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Susan @ Journey for Health on July 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm

      haha, “inconceivable”…..I can see that little guy saying that right now. I have to watch it for that scene, lol.

  28. Susan @ Journey for Health on July 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    That marinara looks yummy.

    I LOVE the Princess Bride. I hope you like it. It’s so cute and funny.

  29. Run Sarah on July 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Homemade marinara is SO good! I wing it, unless it’s baking..them I am precise!

  30. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on July 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I winged my dinner tonight, that’s for sure. When I know the basics of a recipe I tend to wing it.

  31. Kate on July 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    What exactly is spelt pasta? I have seen you use it a couple times before and I was curious as to what it was? Is it a different kind of whole grain pasta or rice pasta? Thanks!

  32. Mel on July 15, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Your pig fiance is too late! Bwahahahaha!!! Lurve! You seriously have to watch it like 3 times before you catch all the little fun comments, but its one of my favorites!

  33. Katheryn on July 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    The Princess Bride is one of my all time favorite movies. You’ll love it!

  34. Rosey Rebecca on July 15, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I wing it 95% of the time. It’s more fun that way! For marinara, I would definitely wing it!

  35. Catherine on July 15, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Princess Bride is one of my all time favorite movies! I hope you like it ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Cara on July 16, 2010 at 12:10 am

    With baking I usually follow the recipe, unless I am making fat substitutions (applesauce instead of butter etc.) With cooking I usually wing it; it’s more forgiving than baking.

    I can’t believe you have never seen the Princess Bride!

  37. Dee on July 16, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I love the Princess Pride! Enjoy!

  38. Christina @ A Beautiful Mess on July 16, 2010 at 12:12 am

    I watched The Princess Bride a couple years ago since it was a fave among my girlfriends and I’d never seen it… hate to say it, but I don’t get the hype :-/ It had some funny lines but overall, not a fan. I seem to be in the vast minority, however, so I hope you enjoy it!

  39. Madison on July 16, 2010 at 1:06 am

    I LOVE The Princess Bride. Cannot believe you have not seen it. I’ve seen it million times. LOVE!

  40. Kristina on July 16, 2010 at 1:07 am

    I am SO hoping the cap works. This is truly breaking my heart, and it has been Far Too Long.

    The one thing I have a hard time blogging with is On – The – Fly recipes, which is really? 80% of how I cook.

    So writing blog posts I am sometimes trying to recall what I did. ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Romy on July 16, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Hey ๐Ÿ™‚ At first I stay with the recipe. Just to be sure that it comes out as it should ๐Ÿ˜‰ When it’s ok, I stay with it. If I think it would be better with other ingredients, I just go with the flow ๐Ÿ˜€ Your Marinara sounds good! I do it nearly the same way ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Emily Lou on July 16, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Sounds like I’m not the first to express disbelief. But never having seen “The Princess Bride” before is kind of like going through middle school without stuffing your bra. It just isn’t done!

    • Fitnessista on July 16, 2010 at 6:40 am


  43. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on July 16, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Oh my gosh, I grew up LOVING The Princess Bride! I hope you like it!!

    I’m usually the same way with recipes– I follow it pretty closely if it’s something new, but once I’ve made it before, I just wing it and adjust the ingredients to my taste!

  44. clemmy on July 16, 2010 at 5:49 am

    OHMYGOSH this is one of my all-time FAVE films!!! it reminds me of when i was little, i used to watch it whenever i was ill so i could be like the little boy and his grandpa!! Hope you enjoyed it (altho, how coud you NOT?!?!?!)

    p.s YUMZO to that marinara sauce ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. RhodeyGirl on July 16, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I wing it most of the time, but I usually have the recipe floating around in my head so I know what I’m going to use.

    I know whatever decision you make when the pilot has to leave again will be the right one. Follow your heart AND your mind girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Megan on July 16, 2010 at 7:54 am


  47. breakingsilence @ Freshman -15 on July 16, 2010 at 8:33 am

    How have you not seen The Princess Bride?? You will LOVE IT!

  48. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on July 16, 2010 at 8:43 am

    You’ve never seen the Princess Bride?? You’re in for a treat. It’s made of awesomeness. Seriously. I’m not even watching it but knowing you are makes me all nostalgic.

  49. Kat (Bubble Gum Gym Kat) on July 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I usually wing recipes..maybe thats why they never work haha. I am glad TurboFire is still awesome..I just need to give in and buy it!

  50. Babycakes on July 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

    LOOOOVE The Princess Bride!!! Definitely a classic. Can’t wait to hear what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

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