4/15: Show Me Your Fit

Morning friends πŸ˜€


(Miss Stinky needs a bath, but always looks beautiful)

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend?

Last night was a weird night. I promised the Pilot he could have an all-nighter playing zombies (Call of Duty) with my brothers, so while they played video games until 4:30 this morning, I slept on my madre’s couch. Since I could hear the video game in my sleep, I had some intense and bizarre dreams! I *would* have just come back to the house instead of staying there, but since the Pilot has to go back to Valdosta very soon, I’m soaking up every second with him that I can.

This morning definitely called for a latte πŸ™‚


We stopped at Bizzle on the way home, and I got a shot of espresso to mix with hot almond milk and cinnamon at home. It was delicious, but nowhere near the vanilla almond milk latte from Urth πŸ™‚

+ bfast cookie dough cereal


-1/3 C oats

-1 T Naturally More Peanut Butter

-1/2 scoop Sun Warrior

-1 C almond milk

-1/2 banana

-a boatload of cinnamon

The classic never dies πŸ˜€

So when I put the call out for β€œShow Me Your Fit” pictures, I was blown away by their awesomeness. As you guys know, fitness comes in a variety of ways and what works for one person isn’t exactly right for someone else. It’s up to us to try what’s out there and make the best decision for US πŸ˜€ I asked for you guys to send a photo of what fit is for youβ€”it could be a favorite meal or snack, a race pic, whatever. Some of these pics melted my heart, some cracked me up, and they were ALL incredible. So excited to share them with you πŸ™‚

Show Me Your Fit


Lindsay: I get my fit on by hiking the Long Trail in Vermont!

Leaura Fit

Leaura: I have the most incredible trainer (Ryan Dando @ Beacon Hill Athletic Club in Brighton, MA) who never fails to continually inspire and push me both physically and mentally- he’s the best!  He also gets incredibly creative with our workouts, which I love.  One Saturday morning, as part of our session, Ryan had me dominate this punching bag (the bottom is filled with water, not sand!) by pushing and pulling it back and forth for a number of sets in our gym.  He encouraged me to give it my all and I was so thrilled to successfully complete the task, that I insisted upon having this ridiculously corny photo taken.  Accomplishment is a wonderful feeling, but it should also come with a side of humbleness and a desire to continually challenge and push oneself!


Laury: I’m 9 1/2 Months Pregnant and a man came up to me at the gym while I was lifting weights yesterday and said: " I have to say thank you for giving me NO EXCUSES to not fit in my workout!!" Hearing things like that alone motivates me to keep moving every day!


Leila: This was me right after my first 5k!!!!!!  Woohooo!


Bojana: The Whole Deal Oatmeal! πŸ™‚ Goji berries, cocoa nibs, hemp seeds and more!


Hannah: Surfing in SC


Julie: "Barf, err, smoothie in a bowl? Yes please!"


Tina: Here is one of my fit moments. Me after a 6.3 mile run – a distance record and only about 2 months into first starting up running. πŸ™‚


Kimberly rocking the swim cap and goggles πŸ™‚


Katie: Dancers pose on our honeymoon in Cancun! We worked out everyday that we were there, and had a blast!


Colleen: Lindy hopping at Charm City Swing’s weekly dance; every Monday we party like it’s 1939!


Kerry: Taking a trapeze class on vacation in Curacao- the photo doesn’t do the gorgeous surroundings justice! My caption would be "Please double check my harness!" which is exactly what I said to the guy before releasing my tightly clutched left hand. Haha.


Kimberly: My "fit" is chasing after my (almost) 11 month old son all day long! We also take long walks everyday which is where this photo was taken. πŸ™‚ And, special shoutout to AZ, as we’re just outside of Phoenix!

Hope you guys enjoyed these as much as I did! I’ll be back with more later today and tonight πŸ™‚ (Maybe 3 posts today! WHOA. Haha)

Have a lovely Friday <3



Upcoming: We’re just putting the finishing touches on the new blog design! I’ll let you know when it’s ready to launch.. I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! It’s SO much cleaner, more user-friendly and fun. Major thanks to Cody for saving the day and being an amazing web wizard πŸ™‚

Something to think:

Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.

-Brian Tracy

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  1. Kristina @ spabettie on April 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I’m not a fan of those kind of video games, but I *LOVE* that they do all nighters playing them πŸ˜€

    these photos are wonderful – thank you for sharing!

  2. Courtney on April 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Laury, I will officially never make an excuse for not working out again. You rock!

  3. Lindsay on April 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Love this! Thanks for doing this!

    ALso excited about the new blog design- my hubz is working on mine right now and hopefully will be launched Sunday night- sometimes change is a good thing!

  4. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on April 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I love this feature Gina!! Great idea, and what inspiring photos! Thanks so much for organizing them. I can’t wait to see your new blog design. I’m getting one in the next couple of months (hopefully!) too and I’m pumped!

  5. Ali @ Ali on the Run on April 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    These photos are awesome! Love this series. So inspiring! Get it, girls! (And guys, duh)

  6. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on April 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Such a cool post to see everyone’s activities. The trapeze one is too cool!

    And I hope you get some rest tonight. That’s crazy to me how guys can stay up so late playing video games.

  7. Lisa on April 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Inspiring! I see one of my fave bloggers, Laury in there!

  8. Holly @ The Runny Egg on April 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I loved seeing these pictures!!! (Laury is amazing!)

    Jason doesn’t play Call of Duty but he plays plenty of other games, so I feel for you πŸ™‚

  9. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on April 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    It’s so great to see how a group of phenomenal women all see “fit” in different ways. Awesome post! πŸ™‚

  10. Andrea on April 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    That almond milk latte with cinnamon sounds SO good! and I love all the photos, so motivating!

  11. Desi on April 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I love all of the “fit” pictures, it’s great to see everyone find what fits for you.

  12. Laury @ thefitnessdish on April 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Yes!!! Love it!! I love seeing all the other entries! So awesome to see what is “fit” for a variety of women! Thanks for including us!!!

  13. alicia on April 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I love seeing all the viewer pics!!! What a great post.
    My husband will play Madden all night, which I hate only because who wakes up with the kids in the morning? me, while he gets to sleep in ggrrr.

  14. Dani on April 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    This is awesome, such gorgeous pictures.

  15. Angela on April 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Wow, weight lifting at 9 and 1/2 months pregnant. That is so inspiring!

  16. Leila on April 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Yayy! I made the cut – haha! I’d like to also note that I didn’t realize my hair band had slid to the back of my head until AFTER the pic was taken! Nonetheless, thanks for posting the pics!!! πŸ™‚

  17. Trina on April 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Very inspirational! BTW, this post isn’t working in Google Reader.

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      sometimes my posts are delayed in google reader- hopefully it shows up soon!

  18. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    this is such a fun post idea, i loved looking at all the pictures.

    the COD zombies scares me TOO much to even think about playing it, i rather just play the regular game.
    Zombies are freaky.period.

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      i totally agree- scary ish

  19. lindsay on April 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    As Trina said your post isn’t working in google reader- it is there but showing in HTML format

  20. nellie on April 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Aww, love the Santa Cruz surf picture!

  21. Amelia on April 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    How fun to see all the different pictures! The pregnancy pic is VERY inspiring to me. πŸ™‚

    How long will the Pilot be gone for?

  22. jenna{frombostonwithlove} on April 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Laury – definitly awesome and an encouragment! Congrats on you little one on the way!

  23. Sarah K on April 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    It’s cool to see all the different ways people stay fit. And I love that quote at the end.

  24. mm on April 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Love all the different ways that people stay fit!! Great post! Although, like a ocuple of other people mentioned – it’s not working correctly in Google Reader. It looks like the straight text source code with all the HTML tags.

  25. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on April 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Love all of these pictures! Thanks for sharing some great submissions!

  26. Katy on April 15, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    So inspiring to see such a diverse group of women maintaining their fitness! Just goes to show how dynamic being healthy can really bed.

    I respect all of these women, especially Laury (not sure how she has the energy to stay fit. I sure won’t when I’m carrying around a person inside of me). That said, I did laugh when I saw that photo– it looks like she is birthing that dumbbell.

  27. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy on April 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I love these submissions! Awesome!

  28. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] on April 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Love this “show me your fit” thing. Laury, you’re an inspiration mama!

  29. Laura @ prettylittlewords on April 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Ohhhh Gina please do more of these in the future, they are SO much fun and so inspiring!!! πŸ™‚

  30. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on April 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    AWESOME pictures!! love it! Can I send one to ya?

  31. Chelsea on April 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    oh my gosh i loove love all of these pictures! great idea =D I love reading the captions too! I’m going to go for my distance record today! Nervous yet excited!

  32. Lindsay on April 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    FYI It is working in google reader now!

  33. CathyK on April 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    say it ain’t so, gina! you and the pilot are going to be apart, again?? wahhh!!! hope it’s not too long!!
    thanks for the quote at the end of your post. so true – love it.

  34. Jamie on April 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    AWWWW I love how different each of the photos were! So inspiring and gorgeous!

  35. Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) on April 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    This is so awesome! Laury is definitely one heck of an inspiration πŸ˜€

  36. Ruth on April 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I love all these – especially the trapeze class!!

  37. Stephanie on April 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I never fail to be inspired by your blog. Add a few beautiful pics from your readers and I’m nearly exploding with the drive to live life to its (healthiest) fullest!

  38. Mo on April 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Really loved all of the photos – you really have a terrific bunch of readers! And bless Laury! That photo is priceless. Enjoy your evening!

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      i have the best readers ever πŸ™‚
      thanks, mo- have a great weekend! <3

  39. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    All the pictures are great!

    Thanks for taking the time to put this together…and whoops~I totally forgot to send you mine πŸ™‚

    I love posts like this and seeing the shots of everyone who submits, many of whom I read their blogs, too πŸ™‚ Fun to see everyone this way!

  40. Marisa on April 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      ahhhhhh!!! HOTTIES πŸ™‚

  41. katie on April 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I made my own almond milk latte today- it steamed like a champ, kind of like old-school soy (before pacific came out with their barista series soy milk which steams a lot better). You don’t get quite as nice foam as you would with milk, but I was pleasantly surprised by the amount I did get. Sorry to be such a coffee geek! I’m excited to have a really good alternative to soy or milk which still allows me to have a delicious latte.

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      that is AWESOME πŸ™‚

  42. The Teenage Taste on April 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    These “Show Me Your Fit” pictures were so inspiring! I’ll never dodge a workout again! πŸ˜›

  43. Christine @ Burning It Off on April 15, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Great pics… and that !@#$ zombies game is the bane of my existence… my boyfriend’s addicted!!

  44. Kelly on April 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Oh, loved this post! I love seeing what fit means to other people! πŸ™‚

  45. Omie on April 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Love the fit pics! It makes me want to send one in.

  46. Erin @ Big Girl Feats on April 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I might be behind, but is Show Me Your Fit a regular series?? Because it should be! I absolutely love it! So inspiring and wonderful to see women in all shapes, sizes and ages showing what works for them. Awesome, awesome, awesome.

  47. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 15, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I loved this! It was so fun to see such a diverse interpretation of what “fit” is! I totally agree that this should become a regular series. πŸ˜€

  48. Lisa on April 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Love the pics. If the pilot wants to play video with my son when he’s in valdizzy tell him to holler. Probably not a good thing to brag about that hes already conquered cod!

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      k i will- i’m sure he’d love that!

  49. Chelsa on April 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I love the fit pictures… especially Laury. She is so motivational to me. Sometimes I worry about losing my fitness when I decide to someday get prego. She proves that all it takes is dedication.

  50. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on April 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I love the pictures!! Are you still accepting submissions?! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      yep- i’m going to make it a regular feature πŸ™‚

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