5/25: Weekend faves

-Seeing one of my little bros graduate.

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I’m so proud of Trevor! It’s so crazy, because I vividly remember Trev when he was Livi’s age… and now, he’s graduated high school.

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It was a solid reminder that time really does fly by, and I’m and so excited to see what he accomplishes next.

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After the ceremony, we went to madre’s for a Mexican feast:

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and cake πŸ™‚

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-This bronzer.


We got our makeup done for our photo shoot, and the woman who did my makeup used this blush/bronzer combo from Laura Mercier. Since you have to buy three products to get your makeup done, it was one of the three πŸ˜‰

-Sleeping in. Fellow parents will probably agree that there is a 6th love language when you become a parent: waking up with the baby so your partner can sleep in. Yesterday, I woke up at 9 — it was insanely amazing.

-The Great Gatsby.

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(Photo source)

I had heard mixed reviews about the movie, but since I’m a huge Baz Luhrman fan (Moulin Rouge is one of my all-time favorite movies) and wasn’t expecting an era-appropriate film, I knew I was going to love it. It was beautiful to watch, and I especially loved the actors, costumes and the music. The symbolism of the book translated well to the movie, and we also saw it in 3D which was awesome.

-Hot bar Thursday night. It’s quickly becoming a tradition in our house, especially since I just want to eat everything but not cook anything after I get off work. Thursday is also when our grocery stash has started to dwindle, so we can pick restock on essentials and eat dinner in one spot! Two birds.

Hot bar thurs

-Date night with the Pilot. We went to Pita Jungle for drinks and appetizers:


and just enjoyed some time together. He flew nights this week, so it was nice to hang out with my friend πŸ™‚


-I used to be annoyed when other people who do this, but I have to brag about Oliv. She’s putting two-word sentences together! My favorite is “happy baby,” even though “Elmo cracker” is pretty amazing, too.


Not faves:

-Listening to the announcer read the graduates’ names and realizing that a handful of them were baby ballerinas the year I started teaching dance. 14 YEARS AGO. Oh dear me.

-Delayed onset muscle soreness. I tend to get a little, um, enthusiastic (= cray cray)Β in the boot camp class I teach. My calves are still crying for mercy.

What are some of your faves and not-faves from the week?

Time to get PUMPED for Summer Shape Up! The sign-up details will be posted Tuesday am, and even though the challenge doesn’t officially start until June 3rd, you will have your entire first week of workouts and meals by Friday so you can plan for the following week.

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Have a great weekend!! <3



Happy wedding to my beautiful friend, Jenna! <3


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  1. Katie on May 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Very excited for the Summer Shape Up and meal plans! Thank you, Gina!

  2. Sarah on May 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve done the last few and can’t wait for this one as well πŸ™‚

  3. Laura H on May 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I cannot wait!! Thanks for all your hard work, can’t wait to hit it hard!!

  4. Tracy on May 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm


    Summer shape up!!

    Schools out…love it when my kids are home!!

    My son’s 4 x 100 relay team placed FIRST in state (Missouri)!

    My husband went to the grocery store with me this morning πŸ™‚ It’s the little things, right?

    Have a great Sunday! πŸ™‚

  5. Kristin on May 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I’m super excited for the shape up! I need to mix up my routine.

  6. Mary A on May 26, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    So excited for summer shape up! I seem to have hit a plateau with my motivation this past week, so it’ll be great to shake things up again.

  7. Sarah on May 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Can’t wait to try my first Shape Up!!

  8. Lori on May 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I can’t wait for summer summer shape up! I LOVE the workouts you put together. πŸ™‚

  9. Jen on May 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    So excited for the Shape Up!!

  10. Susan D on May 26, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I’m ready to try the SSU this year. Even if I can’t do all the moves/workouts, I can try some and mix and match. πŸ™‚

  11. Maryz on May 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Excited for Summer shape up! I loved the Great Gatsby. But I have not read the book yet. I started it this morning. I’ll probably have to see the movie again after I read the book!

  12. Olivia on May 26, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Excited for summer shape up!

  13. Becca on May 26, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I’m excited for the Shape-Up workouts for when I need to get a little strength in or mix things up! I might not follow it to the letter (I’m preparing for a half marathon) but I’ll appreciate and use at least some of it. πŸ™‚

  14. Hilary on May 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Excited for summer shape up! Actually thought it started tomorrow and was looking everywhere for the workout, so I’m clearly really excited πŸ™‚

  15. Naomi on May 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    So excited for summer shape up! πŸ™‚

  16. Alexa on May 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Can’t wait to take a shot at summer shape up!

  17. jen on May 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    saw The Great Gatsby in 3D this morning and loved it, of course leo always gets my blood pumping!

  18. Lauren on May 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Sooooo excited for SSU!

  19. Crystal on May 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    This will be my first shape up. Can’t wait!

  20. Amy on May 26, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Can’t wait for SSU

  21. Rachael on May 27, 2013 at 2:26 am

    I’m super excited about the summer shape up! I read your blog all the time but never really comment. Seeing as I’m signing up for the newsletter I thought I would take the chance to thank you…this blog has really helped keep me motivated to be healthier, both with food and exercise! So thank you very much! You’re doing a wonderful thing with this blog πŸ™‚

  22. Missy on May 27, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Can’t wait for summer shape up!

  23. Kristi on May 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Exicited for SSU! I need a workout change-up!

  24. Catherine on May 27, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I’m pumped to see what is in store for the summer shape up!

  25. Sarah on May 27, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Love the hot bar! Much better than week night cooking.

  26. Valerie on May 27, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Bring it on, SSU!

  27. Julie W on May 27, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Excited for SSU to help get me into my new bikini! πŸ™‚

  28. Heather on May 27, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Planning to do my first shape up with you guys this time around, can’t wait!

  29. Jacquelyn @justjacq on May 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Can’t wait!

  30. Coby on May 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Excited to try this year’s Summer Shape Up! πŸ™‚ This will be my first one.

  31. Kristi on May 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    SSU here I come!

  32. Heather on May 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I’ve always just watched the Shape Ups go by but this time I’m going to do it! Can’t wait for the workouts!

  33. Lisa on May 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I can’t wait for summer shape up! I just had my first baby 8 weeks ago so timing is perfect. πŸ™‚

  34. Cassie on May 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Can’t wait for SSU!

  35. Christina on May 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Excited to join summer shape up this year!!

  36. Toni on May 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Looking forward to Summer Shape Up!

  37. Lauren S on May 28, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I can’t wait to start SSU! I just had a baby so I am looking for a way to get back into the exercise routine & this is the motivation I need!

  38. natalie on May 28, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Very interested in the newsletter!

  39. Nikki on May 28, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I think I may give the Summer Shape Up a try! Thanks, Gina!

  40. Jennifer Jackson on May 28, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Very Excited for Summer Shape UP!!!!

  41. Deanna on May 28, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Thinking about doing the summer shape up so I wanted to sign up for your newsletter.

  42. Erica June on May 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Looking foward to Summer Shape Up! xoxo

  43. mama on May 28, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Ready to shape up!!

  44. Sallyann on May 28, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Looking forward to my first shape up!

  45. Jes on May 28, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Looking forward to the summer shape up. Getting married in the late summer, so hopefully this will help get me where I want to be =)

  46. Taylor on May 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    one of my favorite things: your dress in that first picture! Wheres that from?

  47. Erin on May 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Summer shape up-Hooray!!! Can’t wait!

    Love that bronzer!

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