when things come full circle

You guys are going to laugh (especially if you’re an OG blog reader),

Lf valdosta sign

but this time next year, we’ll be living in Valdosta, GA.

If you’re unfamiliar with Valdosta, which I used to affectionately call “Valdizzy” on the blog, it’s a quaint southern Georgia town 22 miles from the Florida border. We lived in Valdosta for about 4 years, and it was the second spot we lived after our short stay in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Blast from the past

(Pic from the V-town days! *Sigh* I look so rested haha)

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P’s upper GI test

Yesterday was a bit of an interesting day. P and I went to her usual music class (which we love, and she had a blast bopping around and trying to eat the egg shakers), and then I had to take her to Radiology at the children’s hospital for her barium swallow (upper GI) test. This […]

my 5 favorite fitness cities

Hey hey! How’s the morning going? Hope you’re having a great day so far!! Yesterday a few of you asked where my hat and coverup were from. The hat is here (just got it a couple of months ago) and the coverup is here! (<— got it last year but they still have it! Aaaand […]

not far from the tree

Hi friends! How was the weekend? Hope you had a great one. 🙂 Did you watch the Beyonce bowl? I missed 98% of the actual game but you can bet I watched the halftime show, and it was everything. Queen Bey, Coldplay and Bruno Mars?! Yesss to all of these things. Also, Lady Gaga. I […]

Livi’s 4th birthday party

Hi friends! How was the weekend? Hope you had a wonderful one! Thank you so much for all of the sweet birthday wishes for Liv. I read many of them to her, and she had the sweetest smile on her face. Thank you for brightening her birthday! Since it fell on a Friday, it was […]

4 workouts everyone needs to try

(at least once. And that’s if you’re without specific injuries and limitations, of course!) Hi friends! Happy humpday. 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying the morning! Huge congratulations to the winner of our Polar giveaway: Carly M. (<— check your email, Carly!) Stay tuned for more fun giveaways on the way during Winter Shape Up, which starts […]

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Sending you lots of love, light and happiness this holiday season. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or a beautiful wintery weekend, I hope it’s an amazing one surrounded by family and friends. Lots of love to you and I’ll see ya on Monday! xoxo Gina and the fam 🙂

Heading towards the Invisalign finish line

I am partnering with the Invisalign® brand, but all opinions expressed are my own. Full disclosure. It’s hard to believe that just a couple of weeks ago, I received my LAST set of Invisalign® clear aligners, and I should be done in February. (After that point, I’ll receive my retainers and will transition to only […]

toes in the sand + gingerbread bandit

Hellooooooo. 🙂 Happy Monday! Hope you’re checking in after a wonderful and relaxing weekend.  Last night, we decided to hang out by the water and get our toes in the sand. Way to show off there, San Diego sunset. You’re looking pretty gorgeous.  I used to think that nothing could beat an Arizona sunset, but […]

Focus On: Health Coaching

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of American Council on Exercise. The opinions and text are all mine. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of American Council on Exercise. The opinions and text are all mine. A common theme in my email inbox includes the request for […]

The final stretch with Motherhood Maternity

This post is sponsored by Motherhood Maternity®.  Pregnancy has taught me a lot about myself, and about life in general. Just a few things on the long list: the value of patience (the long wait for your bundle of joy to arrive, to the middle-of-the-night consoling) that the human body is an amazing thing that […]

Reader’s Request: Building muscle while burning fat

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful day. Latest post up on the Family page is here.  It’s time for a reader’s request! I love getting post requests, because they’re often topics that we’ve all wondered about at one point or another. Here’s one that I recently received about building muscle and burning fat at […]