Gina: The Fitnessista

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 8, 2009

Hey everyone!

I’m WAY excited to be doing a guest post for the amazing Angela while she’s on vacay. If we haven’t ‘met’ before, my name is Gina and I have a blog called The Fitnessista. I started the bloggy last summer (it’s almost the blogiversary!) as a way to share nutritional advice, healthy recipes, workouts and weight loss tips as I’ve lost 40 lbs. and have kept it off for about 6 years. I work as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and nutritional advisor.
Stop on by anytime :D


For today, I decided to post my 3 favorite health tips, weight loss tips and favorite foods.

Health tips:
1. Eat whole, unprocessed foods the way nature made them, not man.
2. Get moving! Do something (anything!) to make yourself break a sweat every day.
3. Surround yourself with supporters! If you hang out with friends or family that share the same fitness and health values (or even if they just support yours), you’ll be much more apt to stick with it. The blog world is a great place for this, too! It’s an abundance of great information from honest and real sources :D

Weight loss tips:
1. Keeping a journal is an excellent way to hold yourself accountable while trying to lose weight. Keep a tally for fruits and veggies consumed (aim for at least 5 per day), water intake (at least 8 glasses) and cardio (which can be done everyday- some days more difficult and intense than others).
2. Use your push muscles- if you’re NOT hungry, push the plate away ;)
3. Fill up on fresh fruits and veggies and make sure to include a mix of smart carbs, lean proteins and healthy fats in every meal and snack. A list of choices for each group can be found on this page.

Favorite healthy foods:
1. The breakfast cookie!!! SO easy, versatile and delicious. The recipe is here.

2. Raw macaroons! My best friend Megan introduced me to these quite a while ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. 
3. Shrimp and goat cheese are tied for third. They are the two things that will keep me from ever becoming a vegan because I love them too much :D
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What are your favorite foods? Are they foods you’ve discovered in the blog world or old faithfuls??

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

See you soon,

Stay tuned tomorrow for the final recaps of Angela’s trip out west! She will also be revealing a video of what’s inside OSGMOM’s cupboards!!! You don’t want to miss this :)

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Mara @ What's for Dinner? June 8, 2009 at 7:37 am

Honestly Gina? Breakfast cookies are in my top 5!! They are AMAZING! Green monsters are another, and I have Ange to thank for that :)


Amelia June 8, 2009 at 8:04 am

I love to start my mornings with a big bowl of oat bran. This is one of the foods I never would have discovered if not for the blogworld! :)


Brittany June 8, 2009 at 8:07 am

I think my favorite food at this moment would have to be chia seed oatmeal and fresh juices. Lots of foods that I love now I would have never known about without blog world.

If you haven’t tried Gina’s macaroons or breakfast cookies you are missing out!! So delicious.


chanturtle June 8, 2009 at 7:23 pm

My fav food would have to be any fruit!!! I Love fruit especially mangos and kiwis and strawberies and I love making smoothies!


[email protected] June 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm

My favorite foods are avocado, salsa (homemade), oysters, cheese, and since I have joined the blog world, oats of all types! I was used to eating oats as a child, but I never thought of all of the toppings that could be used.


Priyanka June 8, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Apart from shrimp and mushrooms that top my list of fav food, I really like smoothies, strawberry and granola!


april June 8, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Those breakfast cookies are amazing! I used to eat them all the time this past spring when I had clinicals and they held me forever!


Nicole June 8, 2009 at 8:54 pm

:):) must try the breakfast cookie. Thanks for the guest post.


Katrina (Gluten Free Gidget) June 8, 2009 at 9:58 pm

LE SIGH… I love food so much! My current favs are: Berries, Greek Yogurt, Homemade Raw Almond Milk used to make a Green Monster, Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables, Pumpkin, Cereal… I could keep going, but I’ll refrain! hahaha :-)


Amanda June 8, 2009 at 11:53 pm

I was introduced to so many wonderful foods – or new ways to approach them – through blogs! My oatmeal is more exciting and has more staying power, I love to make wraps to take to work for lunch, I know how to make “Gliding Calm tofu”, have a new respect for both sweet potato fries and butternut squash fries, and I find myself drinking green monsters and almond milk!!


Jo @ Seeking Healthy Balance June 9, 2009 at 1:53 am

My fabourites at the moment are greek yogurt with cereal, GM smoothies and sweet potatoes. None of the ingredients are brand new to me but my way of eating/serving them is :)


Delicious Recipes June 9, 2009 at 2:43 am

Sounds So good! Can`t wait to make my own.Thanks for providing different recipes for weight loss. Naan Bread with Chicken & Veggies, Spinach Frittata are some of the weight loss recipes for breakfast.


Meg June 9, 2009 at 6:17 am

Awesome guest post! I still need to try a breakfast cookie!


Gena (Choosing Raw) June 9, 2009 at 9:36 am

I love this post, Gina! (No surprise there). And I love that photo of you and ze pilot :)


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