180 reps workout

Good morning! Hope you’re all enjoying the day so far. I can already tell my blog schedule is going to be a bit erratic over the next couple of days as we get unpacked and settled. Thank you for your understanding <3

We made it!

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Most of our household goods made it, too πŸ˜‰

Mom, Trevor and Mik came to San Diego with us to help unpack. We spent the morning hanging out at the new place while the movers unloaded the moving truck and put the large furniture pieces together.

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A quick and delicious lunch before Livi’s nap and the unpacking extravaganza.

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(Sashimi salad! Welcome to California, indeed.)

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(Wearing my napkin like a cape; it was a little chilly in the shade)

We’re about halfway through the boxes, and everything is starting to find its place. I am IN LOVE with our San Diego home. There’s a grassy area for Livi and the dogs to run free, a beautiful patio with citrus trees and plants, and the home itself is historic with recent renovations. The best part: we can walk to the beach.

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Before I go, meet the Lion Cat. I sang “Circle of Life” to him before I took his photo.

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Have a great day <3



Something to do:

This morning, I thought I’d share a quick workout I did on base. 180 reps, but the reps FLY BY and you’re left in a pool of sweat. Hope you enjoy πŸ™‚ As always, talk to a doc before making any fitness changes. Honor your body and modify as needed.


For the pushup + spinal balance, you’ll complete one full pushup before coming into plank position. From here, extend one arm out in front of you and the opposite leg. For your next pushup, you’ll come into plank and do the other side. This is an exercise that translates well if you’re modifying, in this case, performing pushups on your knees. You’ll do your modified pushup, then come into a tabletop position before extending one arm and the opposite leg.

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  1. Rhiannon @ Bound to be a Buckeye on April 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    So happy for you and your family as you begin your next great adventure!! Does life get any better than the beach, sashimi salad and a lion cat?!

    • Fitnessista on April 11, 2014 at 1:29 am

      i’m pretty sure that’s all ya need πŸ˜‰

  2. Mila on April 10, 2014 at 3:26 am

    oh my god! that’s a grumply looking cat if I ever saw one! haha!

    the pics are beautiful – I’m sure SD is amazing!!

    • Fitnessista on April 11, 2014 at 1:29 am

      so funny, huh?!
      thank you! we’re loving it πŸ™‚ have a great night. xo

  3. Lucie@FitSwissChick on April 10, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Oh it looks SO beautiful there!! Enjoy it!

  4. Runner Girl Eats on April 10, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Cali looks good on you guys. Especially Liv…those heart sunglasses, I die!

    • Fitnessista on April 11, 2014 at 1:28 am

      she kills me πŸ™‚

  5. Valerie on April 10, 2014 at 10:53 am

    i la-la-love that beach picture of you guys! enjoy cali. it certainly is a beautiful state.

  6. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on April 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Your home sounds amazing! Walking to the beach would be so wonderful instead of the half hour drive I have to do. Welcome to CA for real this time!

  7. joelle @ on a pink typewriter on April 10, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Yay! Welcome to SD! Coronado beaches are my fav. πŸ™‚

  8. Alex @ Kenzie Life on April 10, 2014 at 11:49 am

    That picture of Livi is absolutely adorable. Way too cute! Best of luck settling in!

    • Fitnessista on April 11, 2014 at 1:26 am

      thank you!

  9. Melissa on April 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Hi Gina! First time posting I have to admit, but I stumbled across your blog a couple years ago and have loved it ever since! To me, you’ve been a big inspiration as well and so full of positive energy. Its been amazing to hear the adventures you guys have been through and challenges you’ve come across and have overcome! I’m actually originally from San Diego, but moved to Spain several years ago; this summer in July is the first time i’ll be back to visit with my fiancΓ© and I’m super excited, especially after hearing you talk about your move! I have some really great childhood memories there in SD so I just wanted to wish you and the family an amazing time.
    I’ll also be taking you up on your suggestions for places there since I haven’t been there in foooh-eeev-errr (cue sandlot voice) !!Thanks for everything :)!

  10. Kimberly on April 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    You lucky duck being that close to the beach. Enjoy!!

  11. Stacey on April 10, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    That cat is hilarious! However people really should not cut their animals hair unless it’s normal grooming. Perhaps it’s different for cats, but for dogs you should never shave them as it takes away their natural ability to sweat and regulate their body temperature.

  12. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. on April 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    It sounds like you guys are settling in nicely! So lucky that you can walk to the beach. And that lion cat is awesome. What a nice welcome to the neighborhood πŸ™‚

  13. Kate M. on April 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    OMG!! You totally moved to OB! I recognize the pier and that you went to OBistro for lunch! I lived in OB for 7 years and love it so much. I just moved 2 weeks ago to a different neighborhood in SD but the OB community is amazing and you are truly going to love living here. Welcome to San Diego!

  14. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit on April 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Are you pinching yourself? I know it’s hard to leave family, but hello, walking distance to the beach! I can’t even handle those pictures, I’m very jealous! I’ve always thought I was born to live near the water – it just makes me so happy!

    • Fitnessista on April 11, 2014 at 1:24 am

      i feel very zen since we got here πŸ™‚

  15. Amanda on April 10, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Is that cat your new neighbor!? I think that picture is great!

    • Fitnessista on April 11, 2014 at 1:24 am

      haha yes! such a funny guy

  16. Valerie on April 10, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I just wanted to say I just completed the 180 rep workout and it was awesome! It took me 15:23 to complete. I usually do zuzka’s workouts but I’ve been wanting to switch it up and this was perfect.


    • Fitnessista on April 11, 2014 at 1:23 am

      so glad that you liked it! πŸ™‚

  17. Pua on April 11, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Your little Livi looks like a Cali girl already!! Congrats on your new home and your new journey!

  18. Angie on April 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I’m so excited to hear about your new adventures in San Diego. My fiance and I are pondering a move there (from Boston – quite the change), so it’s especially helpful to me. Your photos of it look amazing, so it’s very convincing.

  19. Ian-Jason on April 11, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Hello Fitnessista

    Welcome to San Diego! I glad you are enjoying your new home.

    The cat is soooo funny!

  20. Elise on April 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I’m a university student, and I’m studying for finals right now.. Just did this workout and it was quick, sweaty, and challenging. Loved it! Thank you!

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm


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