Bring on the quarter life crisis

Hey everyone!! Howโ€™s your morning going??

Mine has been WONDERFUL, as I woke up to a plethora of birthday tweets, Facebook love and sweet comments ๐Ÿ˜€ THANK YOU friends <3

I really, really wanted a birthday breakfast cookie to start the day, but since Iโ€™m out of almond butter (again โ€“note: buy two jars at a time) itโ€™s going to have to wait.

I had to bust out the supercute cupcake plate the familia sent ๐Ÿ™‚


An ezekiel muffin with smart balance and Texas Pete, each topped with an egg white and served with a small salad. I love salad for breakfast ๐Ÿ˜€


It was so delicious!

The pilotโ€™s gifts and cards were staring me downโ€ฆ.


He did a good job wrapping, huh??

He finally woke up and gave me permission to unwrap the goodsโ€ฆ


Gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜€

Well Iโ€™m off to heat up the guest room for a yoga podcast, picking up some almond butter and then who knows?? The pilot said heโ€™s making dinner tonight- Iโ€™m excited!

See you soon with that giveaway Iโ€™ve been slacking working on ๐Ÿ˜‰



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  1. Michelle on November 12, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Happy birthday! I love the princess wrapping paper. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Stacy (Eating To Live Love Laugh Tri) on November 12, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I am with you on men’s metabolisms. My husband has an amazing body and he eats crap all day long. Darn him!

    • Fitnessista on November 12, 2009 at 6:54 pm

      same for mine– he hasn’t worked out in like 6 months. and he looks fantastic. and i’m so jealous haha

  3. Stacey on November 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope that you have a great day!

  4. Diane on November 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The bags are beautiful! Have a great night ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Katy on November 12, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Happy birthday, Gina!

    My 25th is just a few months away…it can only get better from here, right?

    Cheers to you and your adorable (and thoughtful) hubby! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. glidingcalm on November 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I got on my Google Reader today JUST FOR YOU and to with YOU a happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1) I also love salad for breakfast
    2) ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh cute purse and wristlet!! the pilot did good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3) ahhhhhhhhhhh the wrapping paper! adore!

    5) THE PILOT looks banging in the pic in your last post, and those cupcakes look so fabby fab. I also love HER pizza and HER green juice!


  7. Theorist on November 12, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for your blog. Love it.

  8. Meghann on November 12, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Happy Birthday Chica!!!

  9. Marshall on November 12, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Happy birthday!!

  10. Holly L. on November 12, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Happy birthday Gina! Thanks for all the great advice you have given me. And guess what, my fiance and I just got married so now I’ve joined the AF wives team too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on November 12, 2009 at 9:36 pm

      whoo hoo! congratulations!!! <3

  11. Lindsey on November 12, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Happy Birthday!! The bag looks gorgeous and I love that he got you the matching set!! P.S. The eggplant lasagna was delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on November 12, 2009 at 9:35 pm

      ohhh i’m so glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Tay on November 12, 2009 at 9:30 pm


  13. Shelly on November 12, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Happy Birthday! you lucky duck you, Coach Bags! so green at the moment! Hope you had a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Carrie on November 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Happy happy birthday Miss Gina!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Loooooove the Coach!!! Enjoy it and have an amazing birthday!

  15. Hangry Pants on November 12, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Happy Birthday Gina! I love your toga yoga

  16. Diana on November 12, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!
    I am also a Coach fanatic, and I have a question for you… I am a vegetarian (for about 3 years now), and while I stopped eating meat and eat dairy and eggs very occasionally, I have a HUUUGE guilty feeling anytime I want or buy anything leather…because, while I try so hard to make sure the occasional dairy products I do buy come form “happy cows”, how can I use leather goods that haven’t? I don’t want to bring you down or anything, but how do you justify using leather goods when you’re so sure to use ethical, organic everything else?
    Thanks for reading this!

    • Fitnessista on November 13, 2009 at 9:26 am

      hey diana,
      the way i eat is 100% for health reasons, but as an animal lover, i do purchase organic food ingredients whenever possible because i like to know the animals are given fair and sanitary conditions to live in and aren’t abused or mistreated. when it comes to shoes and purses, i honestly forget that they’re made out of animal (horrible, i know) and it’s definitely something i want to work on. when coach comes out with a vegan line, you know i’ll buy those over the regular styles.

  17. MarathonVal on November 12, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Happy birthday!!!! Love the Coach gifts, the pilot certainly has good taste ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a fabulous birthday weekend!!

  18. Roro (AmazonChick) on November 13, 2009 at 12:42 am


  19. Jessica on November 13, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Hey! I’ve been following your blog for awhile. I LOVE it!! (and I’m 11 years older then you, LMAO) I’m all about working out and nutrition too!

    Happy Birthday!!!

  20. Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar on November 13, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Wowwwwww. Nice gift giver, eh? =]

  21. allijag on November 13, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I’ve been so busy at work I’m so far behind! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY PRETTY LADY!!!! So glad you had such a wonderful day!

    (and LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE that gorgy bag! totally jealous of here!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Erin on November 16, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    WOW nice job on the gift pilot! And the wrapping? So perf.
    25 is such a beautiful year and I’m so glad you’ve hit it. I am enjoying each year even more as I learn what makes me who I am and how much I have to offer the world around me. And how much I don’t…you know, knowing my limits, and being cool with them…not trying to be who I’m not…it’s beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚
    You’re so fabulous Gina. I know your birthday is over but WHATEVA.

    • Fitnessista on November 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

      my friend renee said something very similar.. now that she’s 30, she said shes never felt more confident and happy with himself ๐Ÿ™‚
      thank you for the bday wish! love you friend <3

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