Archives for May 2013

5/31: Friday Faves

-All of the Summer Shape Up excitement! Thank you so much to those of you who signed up <3The first email went out very early this morning, giving you plenty of time to plan and get ready for MONDAY. I went in and tried to leave comments for a few people who said it wasn’t working. Sometimes it fixed it, others not. If you did not get the email, please send me one (fitnessista at gmail dot com) so I can either email you the password or get you in the system.


(thank you so much to Beth @_seoul for donating her graphic design skills for that! I’ll be sending her some roons as a thank you.)

I’ll be doing most of the Shape Up along with you (when my teaching schedule allows it), and definitely following the meal ideas. Be sure to check in Monday am for your first workout and our first SSU giveaway! It’s a good one.

-Calle Tepa.

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(I love the manchegos, Spanish rice, black beans and margarita)

We went out for Mexican food and ‘ritas after Anna‘s service yesterday- she would have approved 🙂 Her service was beautiful and absolutely packed; a testament to the type of person she was and is. Thank you for all of your kind words about her passing <3 It’s been a sad week, but I’m happy she’s no longer suffering.

-Groupons. I went for about 2 years without buying a Groupon, and then bam! They’ve had all of my favorite things lately. I picked one for up yoga, The Abbey and acupuncture within a week.

-Turkey jerky. I’m on a serious turkey jerky kick right now.. it’s such an easy, portable snack. It just makes me laugh when Liv asks for a bite, because the peppered stuff is kind of spicy! She likes it.

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What the yoga doc ordered + a NEW Zumba video

Last night’s yoga class was everything I needed. Usually when I take class Wednesday night, my body is toasted from teaching all day. I still go, because it’s the one class I like to take each week, just for me, and I haven’t once regretted it. If anything, I think all of the stretching helps […]

Comfy tees + a giveaway- ENDED

This giveaway has ended! Congrats to the winner, Ashley who said: A really soft black hoodie my best friend gave me. Email me your size and color preferences (fitnessista at gmail dot com) Thank you to everyone for entering! Stay tuned for Summer Shape Up giveaways starting next week! ___________________________________________________________ HOLY Shape Up!!! I am so […]

Holiday weekend + Summer Shape Up Signup

This past weekend was everything I could wish for in a holiday weekend. The Pilot was home for 4 days in a row (!!!), so we were able to take care of projects around the house, enjoy a couple of parties with friends and family, grill, and spend time together. I would like to let […]

Memorial Day

While we’re enjoying a BBQ with friends, while I’m smashing 15 avocados to make guacamole, and Livi’s giggles are the soundtrack, I’ll be keeping in mind the sacrifices made by so many to protect our freedoms. I’ll be praying for the families of the heroes who lost their lives, sending love and wishes for a […]

5/26: Meals and fitness + adventures in home improvement

Anyone else obsessed with Home Improvement growing up? (photo source) JTT was my LOVE. I had posters from Tiger Beat plastered all over my wall, would write him letters and send little trinkets. Hashtag fan girl. While I wasn’t the hugest fan of actual actual home improvement projects -I really just didn’t love Home Depot […]

5/25: Weekend faves

-Seeing one of my little bros graduate. I’m so proud of Trevor! It’s so crazy, because I vividly remember Trev when he was Livi’s age… and now, he’s graduated high school. It was a solid reminder that time really does fly by, and I’m and so excited to see what he accomplishes next. After the […]

In my practice + a new Zumba video

What do ya know? I actually have some food pics for ya today. I was going do to a What I Ate Wednesday post, but got home from yoga too late, so here’s a What I Ate Wednesday on a Thursday 😉 Breakfast: 2 eggs + brown rice tortilla (with sriracha that I took to […]

Dehydration 101

I got this request for a post last night, and since I didn’t have anything else to share this morning -I spent my Tuesday night with a glass of red and my Kindle since Liv was sleeping and the Pilot was flying- I figured it would be perfect for today. The title could possibly suggest […]

On set

This afternoon, Sasha and I had the opportunity to get some photos taken by the amazing James Patrick. He’s well-known for his work in the fitness industry -he does a lot of fitness magazine and Bodybuilding shoots- and we asked him to help take pics for our YouTube channel. We brought some fun dance outfits, […]

Sweet Potato Pesto Pasta {gf with an easy Paleo/vegan option}

Last night was girls’ night since the Pilot had a late flight. When Liv woke up from a 3-hour nap (I finished up some to-dos, and even got to read and paint my toenails! Hallelujahhhhh), we had an awesome lunch together. I’d been wanting to make her something with fresh basil since she loves picking […]

Pool, pull-ups and a [zumba] playlist

After an awesome breakfast, (pancakes, berries and eggs) We grabbed our swim stuff and left for a morning adventure – it was a perfect day for a swim! In standard Gina fashion, I messed up the times at our gym to use the pool. I thought the pool class started at 10:30, but turns out […]