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DIRTY THIRTY workout

Hi guys! Thank you again for all of the lovely birthday wishes. It brightened my day so much! <3

It was a perfect low-key day over here, spent with my little fam.

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Liv and I had an awesome breakfast, and then it was time to clean up the post-Tucson explosion (why is unpacking the worst??). After that, we went to walk around the mall 

Dat mall

and indulged in some guilty pleasures.

Disney store for her,

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and allthecandles for yours truly.

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I couldn’t believe that Michael Buble Christmas was playing when we walked into Bath and Body Works. I thought my inner Grinch would be angry that it’s not even Thanksgiving, but in real life: it made me scary happy. 

Since we were at the mall, and True Food is right there and everything, we ended up there for lunch. πŸ˜‰ Unfortunately it wasn’t the best dining experience -Livi loved her pizza but our server forgot two thirds of my meal haha- it was fun to sit on the patio with my favorite girl.

MY OTHER RECIPES


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Dinner more than made up for it, because this happened afterwards.

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The Pilot and Liv went to Whole Foods while I was teaching Zumba and picked up a beautiful cake!! Chocolate with salted caramel ganache; it tasted just as good as it sounds. We enjoyed our nightly glass of red, and it was a wonderful end to a great day.

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Caramel cake

Since I couldn’t virtually share my cake with you all, I made you a Dirty Thirty workout instead. (Almost as good as cake! Right? Riiiiiight? Heh heh.) This one is an awesome combo of strength and cardio, and you guessed it: 30 reps before moving onto the next exercise. Since each exercise has a higher amount of reps, this workout encourages muscular endurance. I recommend lighter weights than usual and as always, take breaks and modify as needed. Check with a doc before making any fitness changes.

Let me know if you give it a try!

Dirty thirty workout

xoxo

Gina

Fave birthday dessert? πŸ™‚

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62 Comments

  1. emma @ be mom strong on November 13, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Looks like a great 30th! Never heard of True Food. Is it an all-natural chain?

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2014 at 8:16 am

      i think they have them in az, so col and denver?

  2. Christa @ Living Unablanced on November 13, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Glad you had a great birthday! That cake…your hubby did good!!!

  3. Brynn on November 13, 2014 at 4:45 am

    What a lovely birthday! Your cake sounds phenomenal. I love strawberry cake or ice cream cake, yum!!

  4. Hilary on November 13, 2014 at 4:54 am

    That cake sounds like heaven! Love the workout too I might have to just try it out tomorrow!

  5. Molly on November 13, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Dairy Queen cake and German Chocolate cake. Don’t make me choose. ; )
    Welcome to the 30 Club!

  6. Joanna @Makingmine on November 13, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Oh goodness – that looks like a dream cake! Happy birthday! 30 looks good on you πŸ™‚

  7. Carrie (This Fit Chick) on November 13, 2014 at 5:16 am

    What a fun birthday! i love all those candles!! oh candle season is my fav!

  8. Maria on November 13, 2014 at 5:19 am

    That cake looks delicious! I think I’m going to try this workout when I get home tonight πŸ™‚

  9. Farah on November 13, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Livi is adorable. Sounds like you two had a great day. I totally feel you on the candle obsession. I need an intervention haha.

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2014 at 8:14 am

      ME TOO. i hoard them!

  10. Tess on November 13, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Feliz Cumpleanos!!! πŸ™‚ Sounds like you had a perfect day! It’s always a great birthday when you’re surrounded by your loves!

  11. RachelG on November 13, 2014 at 5:31 am

    I feel like Liv’s hair/shirt combo in the picture of you guys blowing out the candles is very Meg-esq from her old fashion posts. I instantly thought “Top Knot!”. lol. If you guys have Marshall’s out there they have AMAZING candle selections and are super cheap.

    I can’t wait to do this workout tomorrow morning! <3

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2014 at 8:14 am

      i told tom i couldn’t even handle her in that outfit. she had skinny jeans and her kitty cat mary janes on, too. too much.
      i will have to look and see if we have a marshall’s here!
      let me know how the workout goes πŸ™‚

      • RachelG on November 14, 2014 at 3:30 am

        Just did it. It’s insane and I look like I jumped right out of the shower. lol! I’m really glad that you put the burpees at the beginning. If they’d been later I would have been thinking about them the whole time. πŸ˜‰

        • Fitnessista on November 14, 2014 at 8:44 am

          i’m the same way! i was like “let’s get these over with first” πŸ™‚
          xoxo

  12. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on November 13, 2014 at 5:35 am

    What a lovey birthday! My favorite birthday cake is anything chocolate.

  13. Beks on November 13, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Sounds like you had a fun birthday! My favorite birthday dessert is one I don’t have to make. When I was in college, I made stuff for all of my friends’ birthdays, but no one ever reciprocated, so having someone get me a cake, or make me a cake, is always high on that list.

  14. Britt@MyOwnBalance on November 13, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Happy birthday! Looks like such a lovely day! 30 is great!

    If my baby were actually on time you guys would have shared a birthday but no luck! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2014 at 8:13 am

      awww go baby go!

  15. Amanda @ Slimplify Life on November 13, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Happy birthday!!! 30s are the new 20s πŸ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2014 at 8:13 am

      amen to that πŸ˜‰

  16. Nicole @ Runs & WODs on November 13, 2014 at 6:06 am

    My favorite birthday treat is Steve’s non-diary ice cream! It’s the best! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2014 at 8:13 am

      ohhh i haven’t tried it! whole foods?

  17. Molly on November 13, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Happy birthday!

  18. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on November 13, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Happy Birthday! That workout is too cute! It sounds like you enjoyed your day.

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2014 at 8:12 am

      thank you! yes it was a great one πŸ™‚

  19. Laura T. on November 13, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Happy Birthday!! So glad you had such a wonderful day!

  20. Kirtley @ The Gist of Fit on November 13, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Gorgeous birthday pics!!! Looks so fun!
    Awesome workout too–easy to remember:)

  21. Lindsey @ Simply Lindsey on November 13, 2014 at 6:58 am

    That cake!!! Looks like you had a fun bday celebration! My favorite birthday dessert is ice cream cake – combines my love for chocolate cake and ice cream! πŸ™‚

  22. Angela @ HonestlyAngela on November 13, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Looks like you had a great and relaxed day! I think my favorite birthday dessert would either be cheesecake or carrot cake.

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2014 at 8:12 am

      ahhhh love carrot cake!

  23. Nicole on November 13, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Happy birthday! My favorite cake has to be pecan cake with cinnamon gelato. SO GOOD.

  24. Emma @ Life's A Runner on November 13, 2014 at 7:30 am

    THE BURPEES! I am such a wimp when it comes to those guys. My university is too gym to really do them anywhere, but I think I am going to have to teach myself a lesson when I go home this December. πŸ˜‰

  25. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on November 13, 2014 at 7:36 am

    So glad you enjoyed your birthday! That cake looks yummy. I like any kind of dessert with cream cheese frosting of course!

  26. Carly on November 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Ice cream cake of any kind is my favourite! I have a summer bday in Ontario when July is actually ice cream month. Your cake looks amazing and sounds like your day was great!

  27. Anita on November 13, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Haha I completely relate about the Christmas music– it’s like I want to hate it, but then it just makes me grin like a goofball! Can’t help it. I love the holidays!

    Always, Anita

  28. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance on November 13, 2014 at 9:12 am

    That True Foods salad is everything! True Foods in one of the things I miss most about living in Scottsdale. You are so lucky to have moved to a location that still has Sam Fox haha!

  29. Masala Girl on November 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

    30 burpees, 30 squats, then jumping squats?! girl, youre tryin to kill me! haha.

  30. Tracy on November 13, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Sounds like a lovely birthday πŸ™‚

    Can I still do 30 of each exercise even though I’m older than 30?? Haha! Sounds like a great workout!

    Cake of course!! And ice cream is a must!

  31. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on November 13, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Great quick workout!
    (Omg…the Disney store was the best! I loved going in there as a kid!)

  32. Casey @ Camo Tails on November 13, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I will pass on the cake and take ALL of the ice cream. Cookies n creme, preferably πŸ™‚

    Looks like you had a great day!

  33. Cassie Vaughn on November 13, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Happy birthday!

  34. Staci @ Hoosier Running Mom on November 13, 2014 at 11:38 am

    That cake though!!! I do have to say I didn’t have that much fun when I turned 30….I kind of hid from the world until I realized I didn’t actually care!!

  35. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on November 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I’m so glad you had such an amazing birthday! That cake sounds phenomenal!

  36. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy on November 13, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    What a fun birthday…I’ll have to stop at whole foods for that cake, I mean, holy yum!

  37. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on November 13, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Looks like a tasty cake. Happy birthday!

    I’m going to try your workout this weekend.

  38. Amy on November 13, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I love true foods!! Happy birthday girl!

  39. Nour @ GreenShushi on November 13, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I’ll have to try this workout at the end of the plank challenge!

  40. Nour @ GreenShushi on November 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Glad you had a great birthday!

  41. Kate @ SoCal Runner Gal on November 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I LOVE the kale salad from True Foods and it sucks they messed up your order. Damn!

    I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday with your beautiful little family. πŸ™‚

  42. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on November 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday, Gina! I’m sorry I missed it but it looks like you had an amazing time with your beautiful family…. and some delicious salmon and cake too! πŸ™‚

  43. Alex @ get big, go to work on November 13, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Looks like such a good day! Glad you had a good birthday. Chocolate cake would be my pick for sure!

  44. Kate @KateMovingForward on November 13, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Happy Birthday!! It looks like a perfect day!

  45. Jen @ Bagels to Broccoli on November 14, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Happy belated birthday! Love the workout – I’ll definitely be trying it!

  46. Sandy@NonFadYogurt on November 14, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Happy Belated Birthday!! I can’t wait to try that workout tomorrow morning, thanks for posting it!

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2014 at 8:34 am

      let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  47. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It out on November 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Looks like it was a fun birthday celebration!

  48. Bethany on November 19, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Happy Belated! I just turned 30 too!!!

  49. Jackie on November 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Went for a nice long walk today and came home and did this! Love it and adding it to my week πŸ™‚ Doing Winter Shape Up again too and on Week 2!

    • Fitnessista on November 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      so awesome! πŸ™‚

  50. Ashley on January 25, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Can i ask which exercises you would use the weights for?

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