A very special blogiversary [giveaway]- ended

Hi friends 🙂 How’s your morning going? Hope you’re having a wonderful day. <3

So the blog is 3 years old!!


The blog actually turned 3 last week, but with the Summer Shape Up and exciting news, I didn’t want to overload the week with too much going on.

For this post, I was originally planning on doing a list of events that have happened in the past 3 years, and then I realized:

1. A LOT of stuff has gone down and

2. the events aren’t what matter– it’s about the community, support, discussions and relationships that have been created in this tiny speck on the internet 🙂 You are 99.9% of the reason why this blog is what it is… I just write it, you’re the ones who show up for the party 🙂

This little blog began as an urge to share my love of health and a distraction from online shopping while I was bored in Valdosta – it has grown so much in the past 3 years. It’s changed and evolved with me, and I’ve had so much fun writing every word.

As a little thank you for changing my life, making this so rewarding and enjoyable, and just for being awesome, I thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway. Giving is always better than receiving for special occasions, anyway 🙂 I picked a few of my absolute favorite things and this giveaway is sponsored by myself and the Pilot 😀

To go with the “3 years” theme, there will be 3 different winners:

-1 commenter will receive my favorite lululemon jacket, the Define Jacket in a color/size of their choice ($99)

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-1 Facebook fan will receive a pair of Toms shoes (size/color of choice) and a Nars Orgasm blush from Sephora ($100)

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(I’m OBSESSED with the new crochet ones!! And everyone needs this blush)

-1 Twitter friend will receive a iTools Style Winder 1” curling iron ($140)

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(I still owe ya a video on how to use it, because it’s life-changing)

+ each winner will receive a dozen macaroons in a flavor of their choice 😀

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This means you have 3 different ways to win 3 different prizes:

***This giveaway has ended as of 9:35 EST on June 15.


Thank you again for an incredible 3 years 🙂

Love you guys,


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  1. Kay on June 15, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I am excited to keep up with your eats/workouts as your pregnancy progresses! It will be great to see how you find creative ways to keep fit and healthy while you await meeting your new baby.

  2. Kristy on June 15, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Looking forward to your pregnancy journey. I am due in less than 7 weeks and the experience has been nothing short of amazing!

  3. Katie @ cooklaughmove on June 15, 2011 at 8:46 am

    More product recommendations, I love trying new things and seeing if they work for me, like they work for other people!

  4. Katie F on June 15, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I am looking forward to more recipes and work out schedules!

  5. Trisha on June 15, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I love hearing about all the fitness classes you teach…and hello! the darling baby!

  6. Sarah on June 15, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I would love to see some more new recipes and baby news!!

  7. Allison on June 15, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I would love to see more gluten free recipes. I too am gluten sensitive and love seeing what creative options you’ve come up with!

  8. Chrissie on June 15, 2011 at 9:01 am

    In the next year, I’m excited to watch your family grow, and to see how you balance everything with a new baby.

  9. Erin Rushton on June 15, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I am interested in hearing more about healthy recipes.

  10. Suzanne on June 15, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Following you and tweeted!

  11. Suzanne on June 15, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Love reading your blog – happy blogiversary!

    More recipes please! 🙂

  12. Caitlin on June 15, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I would love to see more about your daily eats! I find that so interesting!

  13. Kat on June 15, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I can’t wait to see your advice on how to stay fit with your changing body. As someone who hopes to get pregnant within the next year or so, my body changing has definitely been a big hang up… seeing strong and healthy women go through the process is always such an inspiration 🙂

  14. Emily on June 15, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I am looking forward to your transition into a mommy. I know you said you aren’t going to be a mommy blogger but I’m sure you’ll have to get pretty creative with meals once the baby comes!

  15. Paige on June 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I would love to see more about weight lifting. Your explanations help me a lot! Congrats on three years!!!

  16. Paige on June 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I like Fitnessista on FB!

  17. Paige on June 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I tweeted! @seepaigerun

  18. erin h on June 15, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Happy birthday bloggy! G, u are by far my fav blog and I’m excited to follow you through your pregnancy and every other shenanigan you and the pilot get into 🙂

  19. Morgan @ OperationHotMama on June 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I want to hear about your lil Fitnessista/Pilot nugget…your home decorating journey…future shape-ups…just an overall wonderful year!!!

  20. Makenna on June 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Hope I’m not too late! I’d love to see posts and updates about your pregnancy on the blog! So exciting!

  21. Kendall on June 15, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I would love more product reviews! I love trying new things, especially when I’ve heard that others love them!

  22. Amanda (ImagineAmandaJean) on June 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Over the past year, fitness has become a lifestyle for me. I jumped on exercise bandwagons before, and struggled with the up/down weight experience for a couple years. Finally, with the support of fitness blogs, I’ve developed a healthy lifestyle I can maintain (and still indulge in red velvet cupcakes sometimes!).

    Your blog is among those that have helped change my life, thank you so much! Your recipes and workouts add variation to my regime, keeping me interested in staying fit! Over the next year, I’d love to see more workouts of all kinds – variation is key. Also, tons of pictures of the little one when he/she arrives!!

  23. Tanya on June 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I hope I post in time!!! I LOVE lululemon 🙂 and love the Fitnessista!! It’s my first read every morning and every night!

  24. Lindsey W on June 15, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I just stumbled on your blog a couple of weeks ago and already love it! Yours are definitely one of my favorite blogs!

  25. Kathie R. on June 15, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I am interested in Healthy recipes and baby news 🙂

  26. Natalie on June 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Happy Blogiversary! And congratulations on the exciting baby news! More recipes and class/product reviews please. And I love the “Family” page 😀

  27. Rachel on June 15, 2011 at 10:04 am

    i can’t so seeee FIT PILOT BABAAAY!!!!

  28. Rachel C. on June 15, 2011 at 10:04 am

    i can’t wait to seeee FIT PILOT BABAAAY!!!!

  29. Alex on June 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I’ve never owned a Lululemon item before and would love the jacket!

  30. Julie on June 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I always love to see new recipes!:)

  31. Jamie Bielata on June 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Happy Blogiversary and congrats on your little bundle of joy on the way! I can’t wait to see how the blog progresses!

  32. kelly on June 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I love new recipes …. so excited to follow you and the pilot with your future little one

  33. Shelly on June 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!! I look forward to your blog everyday! and one day, I hope to win a giveaway!

  34. Krista on June 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Gina & Tom…the 2 of you are so incredibly generous for hosting such a fabulous giveaway!!! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      thank you! 🙂

  35. Katie Picklesimer on June 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I look forward to seeing more of what you ate..gives me great ideas! 🙂

  36. Noora on June 28, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I’m always so excited to read your posts. I’m just getting into fitness after a few years of laying on the couch watching TV, and your blog has helped a lot with getting me moving!

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