Morning friends!


Looks like itโ€™s time to say goodbye to my Valentine roses from the Pilot. Throwing away flowers is always so sad! I usually toss them as soon as they start to wilt, but held onto those ones a little longer ๐Ÿ˜‰

Some recent eats:


Peach protein and goat milk kefir smoothie

Hummmmmus and bell


Soup and [massaged kale] salad:


and this morning, b-fast cookie dough cereal.


LOTS to do today! Guess Iโ€™ll start packing since I leave on Friday ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, itโ€™s my first lululemon trunk show later today, which should be a blasty, then teaching tonight.

Enjoy your day and Iโ€™ll see ya later with a Readerโ€™s Request!

Going to wake up smushy faceโ€ฆ

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Also, please help Maraโ€™s POM cupcakes take the cake if youโ€™re in the voting mood ๐Ÿ™‚

Zumba song of the day: โ€œDanza Kuduroโ€ Dom Omar (AWESOME for any type of cardio, really- love this song so very mucho)

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  1. I need to try cookie dough cereal. It sounds good.

  2. Lululemon trunk show, oh my gosh how FUN!!! I hate throwing away flowers, too! You can press them?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. haha awww those roses look so sad! I can totlly understand you hanging on to them though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. ps so excited to see where you’re headed Friday ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  5. your cookie dough cereal looks soo good. and that smoothie looks perfectly creamy.

  6. Mmmmm… Cookie Dough cereal may be the best invention yet.

    Good luck with the trunk show! I wish my local Lululemon was having one today! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Cookie dough cereal sounds amazing! Time to throw away my flowers too… the roses are ok, but the rest look very sad.

  8. I love that you posted a pic of your wilted flowers — I posted my tulips this morning that are hanging on for dear life!

    I voted for your blog — I’m sure you’ll make it in!

  9. I’m still holding on to my wilted roses. I think today’s the day they have to go, but I’m just so sad!

  10. Oh, that peach protein smoothie sounds utterly delicious! Enjoy your day, Gina!

  11. I don’t like watching flowers wilt either, but I get sad having to throw them away! Have fun at your Lululemon trunk show – I can’t wait to hear more about it!

  12. I do the same thing and keep flowers as long as I can! Supposedly if you spray them with hair spray they last longer.

  13. Let the flowers dry out and make some pretty decorations ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Voted for you!! I love that you can nominate lots of people so I don’t have to choose between all of my favorite blogs. I hope to see lots of friends in that article ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I was just looking at the roses DH bought me for Valentine’s Day, and think they may be over the hill … ๐Ÿ™

  16. That smoothie looks divine and your puppy is fricking adorable
    SO jealous of a LuluLemon truck sale, sounds like a blast ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. When I was in high school I used to hang up the roses my boyfriend gave me and dry them. My walls used to be covered and it drove my mom nuts!

  18. I meant trunk sale, oh my gosh, i need a nap or caffeine or maybe both ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Aww, my flowers look exactly the same! I usually dry out the petals and save them though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. hey gina:)
    which peach protein do you use?

  21. Hi Gina! I’ve heard about your blog for a long time now but I don’t know why it took me so long to check it out! I love it! And, we have quite a lot in common too…I’m a military wife (Army) too and we just moved to Sierra Vista, AZ recently (which is about an hour and a half from Tucson)! We visit Tucson frequently to get our fill of a “real” city….there’s not much to Sierra Vista! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway I look forward to reading more of your blog and getting some great recs for places to visit in Tucson!

  22. I hope you are meeting up with the Pilot!!

  23. Well I left a comment but for some reason it’s not showing up, so I’m going to do it again! Gina, I’ve heard about your blog for a long time now and I have no idea why it took me so long to check it out. I am in love already! Also, we have quite a bit in common…I’m also a military wife (Army) and we recently moved to Sierra Vista, AZ (about an hour and a half from Tucson)! We visit Tucson often to get our fill for a “real” city…there isn’t much to Sierra Vista! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway I look forward to reading more!

  24. My roommate likes to dry all the flowers she gets from her boyfriend. They still turn black but it’s nice to keep them. What’s a lululemon trunk show?

  25. Heheheh you have to wake up your pup? Must be a sound sleeper!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. haha– I taught that Zumba zong (Danza kudoro) in my class last week and they LOVED it ๐Ÿ™‚ Good pick for a top pick, Gina. Have fun at the show!!

  27. Yummy eats– I may just have to move in with you ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. the Peach protein and goat milk kefir smoothie looks delish! so creamy and perfect looking!

    have fun at the trunk show. Oh that would take some retail willpower and restraint for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope your packing and your day goes by easily and cant wait for the readers request post. Always fun to read!

  29. I hate throwing away flowers fro my husband, too! I pressed one of my anniversary roses in a journal this year… I just couldn’t let them go ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. put a rubber band around the stems and hang them upside down until they dry…they become beautiful decorations…

  31. I’m not quite sure what a trunk show is, but if it involves Lululemon, it must be good! Have fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

  32. i always get very vivid images when i read ‘massaged kale’ haha!

  33. I have only been to one Lululemon trunk show but it was awesome!

  34. I hate parting with beautiful flowers, too. I had to toss my roses from Valentine’s Day. They were looking pretty sad . . . all dried up, wilted and losing their petals.
    I love Bella’s smushy face!

  35. That smoothie looks so creamy and perfect!

  36. i always find it so sad to trash wilted flowers also. =(

  37. I hate throwing flowers away too! As the roses start to wilt you should hang them upside down for a few weeks and let them dry out. By hanging them it makes them stand upright when you put them back in the vas:) They look really pretty! I did it once with two dozen roses and i’ve had them for about 3 years and they still look beautiful:)

  38. Hi Gina,

    Just wanted to say I love your blog! I don’t comment much bc commenting is blocked for me at work (where I do most of my blog reading…oops :))

    Love the song! I tried out zumba a month or so back after reading so many good things from you and others and am obsessed now, it is so much fun!

    My next website stop will be to vote for Fitnessista for the Womens Health Blogs!

  39. voted for you! i was wondering if the history of your eating habits post is a reader’s request. if it isn’t, can i request it?! i think with NEDA week and everything you would serve as a great example of how one alters their eating habits to fit such an active lifestyle- still struggle with this myself!

  40. bfast cookie dough cereal sounds delish.

  41. We do Danza Kudora in Zumba class, but I really just like listening to it. It’s such a fun song! ๐Ÿ™‚

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