Bday uniform

Thank you so very much for all of the wonderful birthday love and comments today… you sure know how to make a girl’s day <3 It was a perfect birthday.

For starters, Oliv and I didn’t get out of our jammies until after 4pm.

Jammies

Side note: every thing I said about my legs not hurting was a lie. The good news is that they’re on the mend, just a little (un)friendly DOMS.

Worst enemy:

Stairs thumb

We spent the morning hanging out,

Raspberries

while Oliv napped, I got some work done and made a new recipe 

Recipe

(to come in the am!)

and then we got dressed and headed to meet the fam at La Encantada. 

Me and liv 5

While we waited for them to arrive, the Pilot and I enjoyed some cocktails

Armitage

(their red sangria will rock your world)

and appetizers.

Armitage 2

Met up with my dad afterwards, who was at my little bro’s baseball practice, and then called it a night. It was everything I wanted it to be- low-key, especially since I’m hurting from yesterday- and filled with the people I love most.

A gift spotlight: new can opener!  

No more praying to keep my hand intact while trying to open the frijoles 😉

I hope you all had a wonderful day. If you had the day off, hope it was spent doing things you love.

See ya in the morning with that recipe.

xoxo

Gina

New on the Fashion page: Holiday yarn wreaths <— gorgeous and simple winter gift DIY

Something to do: Have you tried the new ab burner yet?! Give it a whirl before bed- I’ll join ya.

Something to think:

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37 Comments

  1. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on November 12, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Happy birthday, love!!! Looks like the PERFECT birthday. I friggin love birthdays.

    xo!

  2. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on November 12, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    That picture of you and Liv sticking your tongues out is too precious!

  3. claire on November 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Happy Birthday again, Gina! Sounds like my kind of birthday…family, good food and a low-key evening. Those are often the best 😉

    I just had to tell you, I love the quote you put up at the end of your post…it’s entirely true. Something we could all stand to remind each other of a bit more!

    Have a great night!

  4. Suzanne on November 12, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Happy Birthday, Gina! Looks like you had a great day. 🙂

  5. Abby @ Change of Pace on November 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    That does sound like an ideal day- happy birthday!
    Liv went from adorable to beautiful. You two look so aike in the photo before your family dinner.

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      thank you! <3

  6. Kristen on November 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Gina! It’s always nice to have a low-key birthday. When I was younger, I always felt like you needed to do something extraordinary or crazy to make a birthday worthwhile. (a beach trip or circus party anyone?) But I’ve come to appreciate birthdays that allow you to do nothing that becomes everything. My birthday is tomorrow and that is exactly what I plan to do! (I also have spiked apple cider on hand in case I plan on getting a little crazy haha).

  7. Sarabell on November 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Happy Birthday! Those jammies look so cute and comfy!

  8. Michelle on November 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Happy birthday!!! It looks like it has been wonderful 🙂

  9. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on November 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Sounds like a great day. Happy birthday, friend 🙂

  10. Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin on November 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Happy birthday!!! Staying in your PJs all day followed by sangria – sounds pretty perfect to me! <3

  11. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on November 12, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I’m so glad you had such a good birthday, you deserve it! You and Livi are so cute together!!

  12. Leah o on November 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Happy happy birthday!! Sounds like you had the perfect day with your sweet girl. A new can opener sounds wonderful…going on the Xmas list!

  13. Naomi on November 12, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I did the ab burner this morning, and it was intense. In a good way, of course 🙂 And that picture of you and Liv sticking your tongues out is too cute!

  14. Shaina on November 13, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Jammies until 4pm is the best birthday EVER. Nicely played! And I love love love the picture of you and Liv hanging out at home.

  15. Brooke (beinvivacious.blogspot.com) on November 13, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Love the picture of you and liv sticking your tongues out.

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      thanks, it’s a new favorite 🙂

  16. Amanda @ .running with spoons. on November 13, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Eep! I missed telling you this morning, but Happy Birthday Gina! It looks like it was an absolutely wonderful one. And that picture of you and Oliv sticking your tongues out? Gush. So cute!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      she cracks me up 🙂

  17. Emma on November 13, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Happy birthday! Sounds like a nigh on perfect way to spend it!!

  18. Mila on November 13, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Happy (belated) Birthday, Gina! glad you had a pajama- and family-filled celebration 🙂 btw, aside from your Liv pic, your snowflake pants are adorable!

    I just tried your November knockout workout. First time ever trying kettle-bell swings. I’ll come back crying when I start to feel it. But seriously, I loved the swings and how they get your heart pumping!

    Can’t wait to see the new recipe final product 🙂

  19. Jess on November 13, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Happy Birthday! Olivia is gorgeous!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      thank you- she is perfection 🙂

  20. Amanda on November 13, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Happy Birthday! I can say, as a stay at home mom, that I stay in yoga pants pretty much all day unless I’m leaving the house…ain’t no shame! Plus, chasing two babies is pretty much an all day workout so it works ;P

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      totally. the days i’m home, i don’t get dressed until we leave 🙂

  21. Lisa O on November 13, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Happy birthday to my favourite blogger! xx

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      thank you!

  22. NYC Fit GIrl on November 13, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Happy Birthday Gina!

  23. Cassie @ CassieRanae.com on November 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

    I’m late–Happy birthday, Gina!

  24. Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness on November 13, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Looks like an awesome birthday complete with down time with your girl! So sweet! Hope you had the best day ever!

  25. Jen on November 13, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Sounds like a perfect day with family. The resemblance between you and Liv in the funny face picture is incredible!

  26. Christina on November 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Happy birthday girl! Looks like you had an amazing day with fabulous company! LOVE that purse you have…I can only see the color but it looks adorable! Where is it from?

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      thank you! a gift from the pilot- marc by marc jacobs

  27. Nicole on November 13, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Okay, so all babies are cute, blah blah blah, but seriously, Liv’s smile is ridiculously off the hook. I’ve never seen a baby with such a big smile!! and her cute little gums with a few teeth… she looks like the cutest litte doll EVER!!!!!!!!!

    (happy belated bday!)

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      awww, thank you. she is seriously amazing

  28. Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets on November 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday, Gina! 🙂

  29. Joelle (on a pink typewriter) on November 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Yay for birthdays! Hope it was a happy one!! I love that quote at the end of your post, too. 🙂

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