6/29: SSU Faves + Fit Mag

 It’s the weekend! Hope you have some fun things planned <3

I actually made it to Friday without having to buy more eggs, but I only had one sad and lonely egg left in the fridge.


(along with protein berry oats, topped with chocolate coconut butter + coffee with coconut milk creamer and Stevia)

Thank you so much for sending me your workout, healthy eats, and hair pics (!) this week- I love them so much. 

Here are some of the faves:

Mary, who’s been rocking the waves lately


Ashley‘s gorgeous waterfall braid

Waterfall braid

@amoody102: Got the fan to do backyard Tabata Thursday! (We’re more sweaty than we look)


(The family that sweats together, stays together)

TboomerangE: Thanks for another super sweaty workout! #tabatathursday


(Shin sweat = key indicator of a crazy awesome workout!)

pluvk: another @fitnessista workout down! #summershapeup


@gracefuleats: a hot and schweaty mess post workout 3. Can’t get up off my mat, but I did it!!! 🙂


@abby7hornton: crustless quiche rocked my socks off! 


(quiche perfection!)

@janakicksbooty: aaaaand I’m officially done! Wk 2 down, thx @fitnessista lol


@kellyfranks10: this would make @fitnessista proud


AMAZING work! <3

Thank you also to those who have tweeted pics of the Fitness Magazine article- I’m so excited and honored to have been included with a group of talented bloggers and friends

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I hope you have a very happy Friday and I’ll see ya later with a Family post!



Head’s up: Summer Shape Up 2012 Week 4 grocery list will be up Sun AM and workout 4 will be up Sunday PM. I’m sad that it’s almost over!

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  1. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat on June 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Love that photo at the end – I saw the feature in Fitness this week and was so excited for you! 🙂

  2. Sana on June 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Congrats! I love that pic of you :)!

  3. Jessica on June 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I was reading Fitness magazine this morning and my copy has your name as Gina Absher. Weird!

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      there was a huge typo, so they sent me an electronic copy with my name right. i was going to mention it in the post but didn’t want to complain because i’m just happy to have been included

      • lisag on June 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

        I saw that too, but figured you had an alias for security!!

        • Fitnessista on June 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

          hahah! that’s what tom asked- he was like did you change your name for security purposes.. because everyone knows your last name

          • China on June 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm

            Haha! I thought the same thing! I was like, “Who’s Gina Absher?! That’s not the Gina we know and love!”

    • Kailey on June 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      glad I wasn’t going crazy when I saw that and was confused!

      • Brittany on June 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

        I didnt see it but I would have probably gone strait to thinking you were in witness protection!!! I wonder how they got Absher from Harney!

  4. Julia on June 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    So many gorgeous ladies! Especially love the hair pics!

  5. Anna @ The Guiltless Life on June 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Congrats on the FITNESS shout-out, that’s awesome! I’m a huge protein morning person too, but for some reason I can’t go that savory in the mornings so I save my eggs to lunch. I often have a very brunch-y lunch!

  6. Liz @ Southern Charm on June 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    LOVE that you were featured! Congrats, love!

    And while you had one lonely egg … I’m so jealous!! Haha. I woke up and realized I had none 🙁 Off to the grocery tonight!

  7. Danica @ It's Progression on June 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Congrats on being in Fitness Magazine!! I was reading my issue at the gym earlier this week and felt like I knew you and the other bloggers featured haha Really though, you absolutely deserved it! Love you blog : )

  8. Cassie on June 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    CHOCOLATE COCONUT BUTTER?!?!?! Sounds yum! TJs?

  9. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on June 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Congrats on the shoutout in Fitness magazine!! You really deserve it. And I love that last dalai lama quote and picture, so true!

  10. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on June 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Congrats 😀 I’m so glad I found your blog and now more people can too!

  11. Marissa@ohhhsolovely on June 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    funny that you mention having to run for more eggs…we have to do this almost every week! i guess that’s a good thing though!

  12. Leslie Abby on June 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Was sitting on the couch last night enjoying my new Fitness Mag and I turned the page to find my favorite blog spotlighted with a pic of YOU!!!! So excited for you!!!!

  13. Elina on June 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Gina, hi m name is Elina, I am also a fellow “healthy lifestyle” blogger I’ve been browsing your blog probably for the last 2 years maybe or year and a half, don’t remember but anyways just thought I’ll introduce my self before posting a comment, I don’t really comment all that much although I really enjoy looking through your blog, I have learned a lot from reading your posts, btw I have same exact placer, if you check out today’s post you’ll see. I love the oatmeal and egg cambo you have pretty often, I think its the most satisfying breakfast. I know its kinda late but congrats on your baby!!!! Motherhood is a priceless experience, I had my first son almost 2 years ago and enjoying every minute of it. Although I’ve been blogging for 2.5 years I dont really know any bloggers, I mean I always check out yours , Julie(pb fingers, I loved Une Vie Saine, so sad she doesnt blog anymore…. I would love to stay connected with other bloggers, feel free to send me any tips.
    Have a lovely Friday

  14. Elina on June 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I wanted to include my website, feel free to browse I also have instagram elinaprok is the username, I;ve been posting all my pics on instagram and fb that I kind of stopped blogging for a while but I am not getting back to it, and would love to start building connections with other bloggers.

  15. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on June 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Firstly, congrats on the article Gina!!!! And secondly, WOW what awesome pics! These are all super inspiring. I need to teach myself how to do that waterfall braid.. maybe a weekend project?! 😛

  16. Averie @ Averie Cooks on June 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Congrats, Gina, on being featured!!! You deserve it!!! Looking awesome, too 🙂

  17. Ali @ Peaches and Football on June 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Very, very cool on the article!!! Way to go and it had a picture too!!!!

    I love the quiche photo – looks so yummy

  18. Jana (JanaKickBooty) on June 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Congrats on the Fitness feature Mrs.Absher! lol – Fo real though that’s awesome! Happy Weekend!

  19. Melodie on June 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    i’m also sad it’s almost over!! as a first timer, i’ve THOROUGHLY enjoyed it. thanks for all your hard work putting it together for us! but once it’s over i’m pretty sure i’m going to hop on over to your fitness page and get started on one of your past programs. any suggestions on which i should try next?

  20. Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves on June 29, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    You know your workout was tough when the tongues of your shoes are soaked with shin sweat. Disgusting but awesome!

  21. Erin @ The Grass Skirt on June 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I saw you in the magazine this morning when I was reading the issue at the doctor’s office. Congrats! 🙂

  22. Melissa (Better Fit) on June 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Congratulations on the magazine! What a great photo as well.

  23. Ashley on June 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    this is a really random question, but how do you make your egg look so nice? Mine never turn out that good!!

  24. Kimberly on June 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Love that picture at the end! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

  25. Shelley on June 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Congrats on the mag mention! I have to admit – I fell off the Summer ShapeUp when my mom & sis came out this past week for my baby girl’s 1st bday 🙁 I’ll do next week & tell myself that 3 out of 4 isn’t bad!

  26. Elle on June 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Congrats on the magazine shout out!

  27. mary @ what's cookin with mary on June 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    You were featured in a mag?! SO cool!! :0) Happy weekend! -Mary

  28. Danielle on June 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    CONGRATS ON THE MAG SHOUTOUT!!! That’s so exciting.

  29. Jess on June 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    So awesome you were featured in the mag! Yay! And love everyone’s summer shape up pics! Look at all these women you are inspiring!!! 🙂

  30. Suzi @ Confessions of a Fitness Instructor on June 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Ugh, I’m so bummed they messed up your name! I’ve won a local award the past two years for owning the best fitness/health club and on BOTH awards my name is spelled wrong, it’s nice to be recognized, but it’d be even nicer if they could get your name right!

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      yeah it’s a bummer when that happens :/ the funny thing is that i don’t know anyone with that last name

  31. Linda on June 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    That crustless quiche looks heavenly! Any chance of getting the recipe? Thank you.

  32. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy on June 29, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    congrats!! so exciting!

  33. Katie on June 30, 2012 at 12:53 am

    That’s so cool that you got featured in that magazine! You deserve it! 🙂
    I love that quote you found on Pinterest– the one that you put on the end. It’s something I’ve gotta keep in mind; it’s not supposed to be “me, me, me” all the time– I was put on this earth to be help for those who need me!

  34. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 30, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Congrats on being in Fitness magazine! That’s so awesome!

    I just tried a tabata workout for the first time yesterday – I never thought I could get such a good workout in 4 minutes! I almost didn’t want to finish the rest of what I had planned to do at the gym! 😛

  35. AShley on June 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I was just catching up on posts and all of a sudden there’s the back of my head! haha 🙂 Congrats on the Fitness Mag article!!

  36. Katie on June 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Congrats girl! <3 How cool is that? 🙂

  37. Kate @KateMovingForward on June 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Just finished workout 3 followed by a 3 mile power walk. I was a sweaty mess! Glad to be getting back into the swing of things after sickness/family fun! Looking forward to week 4!!

  38. Brittany on June 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    How did they get Absher from Harney?! Its not even close. My last name is pronounsed with a silent T so people spell it wrong (or say it wrong all the time. Yes telemarketers I’m talking to you! probably just aged myself with that one!) a lot. Last names can be a killer!

  39. Grace (Graceful Eats) on June 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Love all those pics! Hehe…it really did take a few breaths before I could roll over and get up! 😉 I’ve loved participating – thank you so much as always for putting this together, Gina. You’re a rockstar! And congrats on Fitness magazine! Wish they’d gotten your name right, though… 🙁

  40. Gina @HealthLoveandChocolate on June 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Congrats on the magazine, I’m hoping to pick up a copy soon!

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