All-new musical cardio playlist and ideas for your next cardio sesh

Hi guys! How’s the day going? Thank you for the wonderful comments on the lobster tacos. They were SO GOOD, and I’m so happy Jess had an awesome virtual baby shower, full of invisible internet friends who love her so much. <3

Today has been a great day. While Liv was at school, I filmed a new Barre/HIIT workout to share (will be up Thursday!) and started organizing all of the Kale Yeah shirt orders. Thank you again so much to everyone who ordered. We’ll be providing the funds for 1428 emergency meals this holiday season. So amazing.

Some adventures from lately:

Roses blooming in the garden.


Smelling the roses

Family froyo night at Menchie’s.


(Liv already knows to yell, “MENCHIE’S! MENCHIE’S!” when we pull into the parking lot.)

When I picked her up from school, we had a little snack date at Newbreak.

Snack date

Jasmine green tea almond milk latte for me, and a blueberry bagel with pumpkin cream cheese for the little lady.

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A big pan of roasted veggies with dinner: 

Veggies 1 of 1

and this week’s spin playlist.

I added a couple of new songs to this one -LOVE “I Bet My Life” for heavy rolling climbs- and had an awesome class this week. There are some cardio guidelines below if you’d like to use it for your next workout!

Musical cardio2

Hope you have a great night <3



More musical cardio with this post, this post and this collection of one-song workouts.

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  1. Allison on November 4, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Hey Gina! What gym are you teaching at in SD? I’m in the market for a new one and I’d love your thoughts.

  2. Maura on November 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    That fro yo looks delicious! I cannot wait to see the barre/hit workout!

  3. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on November 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    that playlist looks AMAZING!

  4. kristin @ W [H] A T C H on November 4, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    bagel with pumpkin cream cheese sounds sooo good.

  5. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on November 4, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Imagine Dragons is my jam. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Emily on November 4, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Missing the workout calendars…Will there be a calendar for November?

    • Fitnessista on November 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      not a full one, but i’ll be doing a “give planks” workout plan leading up to thanksgiving. it will start monday, but you’ll get it thursday!

  7. Carrie (This Fit Chick) on November 4, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Loving the playlist!! I need some new songs! sick of my old ones 🙂

  8. Tricia @ A Couple of Dashes on November 4, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    WOW! Thanks for the playlist! I can’t wait to try this out! I’m trying to become a spin instructor so this is really helpful!

  9. Lucie@FitSwissChick on November 5, 2014 at 1:04 am

    That tea looks so nice – since it’s cold and rainy outside here, I crave warm drinks! 🙂

  10. Sarah @ Sunny Runner on November 5, 2014 at 2:42 am

    I love the playlist. I’m excited to add a few of those songs to my own! Thanks 🙂

  11. Linda @ TheFitty on November 5, 2014 at 3:41 am

    I sure wish menchies had Chia seeds. They have everything ubder the sun except Chia seeds!!

  12. Cara's Healthy Cravings on November 5, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Love how you are passing on the Menchie’s goodness! It can’t be beat!

  13. Amanda @ Slimplify Life on November 5, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Whoever put that peanut butter looking stuff on top of their FroYo wins!

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2014 at 8:32 am

      that was meeeeeeee

  14. Cassie Vaughn on November 5, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Roasted veggies are one of my favorites!!

  15. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on November 5, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I miss Menchie’s! I don’t go out for frozen yogurt in San Francisco anymore, (I do eat it at home of course), but Menchie’s was my jam when I lived in Florida! It’s so much better when the weather is warm anyways.

  16. Meg on November 5, 2014 at 10:22 am

    your daughter looks so much like you! Beautiful ladies!

    • Julie on November 5, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      I was thinking the same thing – such a beautiful little girl!

      • Fitnessista on November 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

        thank you! <3

  17. ashley on November 5, 2014 at 10:34 am

    That tea looks great right about now .
    That peanut butter stuff on the fro yo definitely looked like mustard to me at first glance LOL

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