Double Poodles

Hi everyone! How’s your day been? Hope your weekend is winding down nicely πŸ™‚ Bella and I just got back to Valdizzy! It was sad to leave beautiful Orlando, but home always feels so good after being away.

There have been two poodles in my day.



A Bella necklace! From Forever21- I had to get it πŸ˜€


bell (2)

The heart-stealer herself πŸ˜‰

Some of today’s eats:

bfast cookie

Fitnessista Breakfast Cookie





I was stoked to see that there were some goodies waiting for me at the casa πŸ˜€


A plethora of garlicky glory from the Garlic Gold peeps




The fit test for the Insanity workout. My friend Ashley left it for me and I plan on giving it the ol’ college try in the morning πŸ™‚ Have any of you guys done the Insanity workout??

I’m dreading unpacking this monstrosity:

packed up

Even though I already found a home for the flowers. Priorities, right? πŸ˜‰


Off to pick up Viesa and make something Garlicky for dinner πŸ˜€



Something to talk about:  Do you have any vacays coming up this summer?? Tell me about your future travels! Or are you planning a stay-cation? (Relaxing at home can be just as baller, or even more relaxing than going out of town). I’ll be off to Vegas next week and then the Bahamas in May (CAN’T WAIT!) πŸ˜€

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  1. Cat on April 11, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I’m going to Panama (!!!) the first week of June! I just went to Austin, Texas for a week in March and did Vegas/Sedona, Arizona in February. It makes me feel very spoiled! After that, I’ll probably just do local trips for the rest of 2010.

  2. Dee on April 11, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Ahh Insanity! the fiance and bro want to try that so badly. (oh and yes, I do too) I’m thinking of springing it for them. πŸ™‚

  3. Evita on April 12, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I’m traveling for work this week (it’s kind of a mini vacation because I am in sunny California). I searched for “healthy restaurants” and found 118 degrees. I recall you speaking of this restaurant and I am happy to report that it was AMAZING! Thank you so much!!

  4. Gina on April 12, 2010 at 1:05 am

    I am going to a wedding in Cabo this weekend, I leave Wednesday morning…I CAN”T WAIT!!! I already looked up some ammenities and found that they have a fresh juice bar and yoga onsite…yipee!

  5. Diana on April 12, 2010 at 3:19 am

    I have a summer house in the south of portugal and every year we go there for a few weeks to relax. It’s awesome and I honestly cannot wait. πŸ™‚

  6. Romy on April 12, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Hi Gina,
    in march we went to Mauritius. Heaven on earth is the only thing I can say to that πŸ˜€ It was beautiful there!!
    In September, for our honeymoon, we don’t know for certain if we visit the United States (I’m from Europe) or if we go to the Seychelles, Bora Bora, Bali….we’re not sure yet. I would love to visit the US sometime πŸ™‚ I hope it works out this year!!! I want some Victoria’s Secret pieces πŸ˜‰ among other things….

  7. Therese on April 12, 2010 at 7:12 am

    My hubs and I have been doing the Insanity workouts for a month now and let me tell you…they are freakin’ hard. We both played sports our whole lives and are in pretty good shape but these workouts! In a really great way though! Everytime I finish one I have the most amazing feeling of accomplishment.

    We have both leaned up a ton and I finally have some abs coming in! I can’t recommend Insanity enough! Next time you are in Orlando we can have an Insanity workout party lol πŸ™‚

  8. Pat on April 12, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I won’t be taking a real vacation this year (I rarely do) due to being in the middle of a big project at work. Cute dog! What kind of plant is that? I would love to get one.

  9. Brad on April 12, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Insanity is the real deal. My legs have never been in better shape. Are you a Beachbody Coach? I don’t see anywhere on your site saying you are. Go to and click on Coach to learn more.

    A breakfast cookie huh? I’ve never had one of those. Might have to try it.

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 9:33 am

      no, i’m not a beachbody coach. it sounds like something i would like though πŸ™‚
      the fit test was AWESOME- i’m excited to start the workouts tomorrow

  10. Katie on April 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

    i have that luggage! my biggest complaint is how dirty it gets when traveling on airplanes!

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 9:54 am

      you’re right- it gets SUPER dirty!

  11. Shelly on April 12, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I actually just got back from a vacation in Colorado a couple of weeks ago. We snowshoed and rode horses in the Rocky Mountain National Park, and skiied at a mountain about an hour away from where we were staying. It was so fun!
    My next vacation will probably be me spending a long weekend in Maine for my birthday in Aug. πŸ™‚

  12. LisaG on April 12, 2010 at 10:48 am

    We just got back from St.Augustine & Jacksonville. We’re trying to decide which Florida coast to rent a house on for a week in June. Then in August we’re visiting family in the SanFran bay areA.

  13. Sarah on April 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I’m heading to Philly this coming weekend with my fiancee to visit some friends for the weekend. And then I’m traveling to Orlando with my mom the following week to spend a whole week down in the Sunshine State!!! Very excited that my BFF (who lives in Florida) and her 10 year old daughter will be joining us for the whole week!!! I was getting so excited for my trip while reading about your fabulous time.

  14. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on April 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    How cute is that necklace?!?! Love it =D

    I love garlic… so jealous… and I want to try that Insanity DVD! Can’t wait to hear your review =D


  15. Kelly on April 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I switched over my training last December to ‘Insanity type workouts’ As a pt trainer and group x instructor I was in the mentality more is better. OH MY GOODNESS. I am now in the best shape of my life and working out less! 1 hour per day (including warm up and cooldown) with 2 days off (the weekends) I have always been fairly lean, but at 40 years old I am in better shape than when I was in my twenties. I lost 3 lbs. since last december (stats are 5′ 3″ 108 lbs.) I used to run because I thought I ‘had to’ I hate running! lol
    If only I had done this years ago. I praise the Lord my joints are healhty and I have no overtraining issues as I have been active my entire life and teaching fitness classes for 20 years.
    Anyways, sorry to babble this tabata style training rocks!
    Ps. I just mastered the pistol squat which is soooo hard, but i credit it to not only practice, but my change in training..

    • Fitnessista on April 12, 2010 at 7:33 pm

      AWESOME! so good to know you’ve had great results. not gonna lie, i’m sick of running πŸ™‚

  16. Jennifer on April 12, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    i have the same suitcase !! and i love it dearly :] & i have another pink/blue sporty suitcase by the same brand.

  17. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary on April 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Love those flowers !! Would look great on my nightstand. πŸ™‚

  18. Shari B. on April 13, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    GINA!! I’ll be in Vegas for vacation next week too! We have to meet up for a run or vino or smoothie! I sent you an email.

    Bella is so freaking cute I just want to hug her and squeeze her!!

  19. Dominique on April 14, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I just started a new job in January and unfortunately they have a ridiculously long probation period (6 months) PLUS I don’t get any paid vacation until a year from January. So, no paid vacays for me. BF has a whole week off next month, which is amazing because our schedules are in constant conflict (he works nights), but I can’t take any time off πŸ™ It kind of sucks but I’m just looking forward to the long weekends. If one happens to be on a weekend when the BF has some time off, I might plan for a three-day getaway somewhere. I really need some time away from home. Since we both live with our parents (for now), a stay-cation isn’t really a plan. I’ve been so jealous of everyone’s vacations though.

  20. VOcanas on April 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I just realized your poodle’s name is Bella (duh)! My parent have a Maltipoo named Bella who is spoiled rotten, and has a really hard time behaving herself. She is a little terror who knows she’s the little princess of their castle. Lol. Love the necklace.

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

      hahah so funny! my bella is also spoiled, but she’s very well behaved πŸ™‚

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