Dr. Seuss Hair

I’ve always thought the Pilot and I make a pretty good team, but it’s even more apparent now with a little one in the house. We don’t have to ask or say anything -we just  help each other out. He stays home with Livi on Saturday while I go to work,

I’ll get to see them on my lunch break


(Zumba hair! Or as someone pointed out on Instagram = Dr Seuss hair. Haha)

and then I come home, he’ll start making dinner while I take Livi upstairs to give her a bath, feed her and put her to bed. If I’m making dinner, he watches Livi, or she’ll sit in the bouncy seat and hang out with us while we cook together.

Yesterday, when I got home from work, we went to grab some groceries for dinner, and shared this bag of Popchips on the way home:


(new favorite flavor alert!)

and the Pilot served us some wine and ceviche while we he prepped dinner.


I’ve been trying to only have wine once a week, but when a handsome man pours you a glass of red, you can’t really say no 😉

I went upstairs to do the bath/bedtime routine, and came down to an amazing feast:

Veg 2

I’ve been hankering for grilled corn on the cob lately, so the Pilot made corn, steak for himself, mushrooms (for my “meat”) and a giant, grilled sweet onion. I had a couple slices of the onion to try it, enjoyed some tahini sauce on my mushrooms, and LOVED the corn. It’s funny because I used to hate corn, and now, off the grill in the summer, I love it.

I think it has something to do with this:


A squeeze of lime juice + some butter

So good.

After dinner, I went to the gym to take the video and pics for this week’s Summer Shape Up workout.

Holy jump squat shuffles…

Squat jump

I hope you love it! The entire workout will be up tonight on the Intro Page, where the Week 3 grocery list and meal plans are also located.

Who’s grocery shopping and planning for the week? What’s on the menu?

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Hope you have a very happy and restful Sunday!


See ya later with pics from the day <3



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  1. Sana on June 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    You do a great job of filming and taking the pics for your workouts!

  2. Julia on June 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    OMG, I love this hairstyle. I was actually trying it out yesterday!!! Looks awesome.
    Do you have any advice on how I can re-create it so that it looks like yours?!

    (Don’t want to sound like a smart-ass: But isn’t it Dr.Seuss?)

    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      hahah.. oh god, i fixed it.
      i just bent over and started the french braid from the bottom and topped it with a messy bun

      • Julia on June 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

        Glad, I could help out.

        Okay, thanks! I’ll try it out now, but maybe I should comb my hair first…Definitely lazy day over here..:-)

        • Fitnessista on June 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

          i hear ya- still in pajamas over here

          • Julia on June 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

            Haha, love it!
            I’m getting back into my pajamas soon and going to bed as Berlin is 9hours ahead of time..:-)
            Have a great day!

  3. Kristen on June 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I usually don’t get any samples at stores but yesterday at Costco I gave in and tried those chips. Holy cow! Those are amazing and I could eat the whole bag… by myself…in one sitting…and not be sorry! YUM

    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      SO GOOD! we killed the bag right before dinner

  4. KellyO on June 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Groceries are bought and prepped for the week. Nice to have that out of the way!

  5. CoutStar on June 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Loving the Dr. Seuss hair! I bet it brought a smile to everyones face before your class!

  6. Mac on June 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Love your Dr. Seuss hair and the idea of thai sweet chili pop chips! I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for them!

  7. Angela on June 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I just did the HIIT workout (for tomorrow–my week is going to be a little hectic so I’m pushing everything up a day). I could only do 20 minutes on an outdoor track though because I underestimated the heat (dehydration sucks!) Going to do 10 more minutes in my room and hit the abs too after I chug some more water 🙂
    Btw, my calves were KILLING me all day yesterday & somewhat today from Friday’s workout. Must have done something right :p Have a great Sunday!

  8. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on June 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Such a cute picture of bell! Love the puppy eyes!!

  9. Brittany on June 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    My legs were about to fall off after doing tabata yesterday. So much fun though!

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks on June 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I’ve only had Popchips once…a little sample bag and that flavor sounds worth checking out.

    Cute hair 🙂

  11. Jen on June 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I have crohn’s so no popcorn for this girl but pop chips are a good replacement and there so yummy! Love the hair it’s so different!

  12. Madre in law on June 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Love the hair, Gina. I like alternative styles!

  13. Jess on June 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Love the hair!!!

  14. Marissa@ohhhsolovely on June 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    that is so awesome that you two make such a good team. that is what i’m hoping for when we have a baby come along!

  15. Erin @ The Grass Skirt on June 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I love seeing pictures of Bella. I had a dog that looked just like her, but she passed away earlier this week. 🙁 I’m going to try adding some spices to my corn on the cob. I am usually just a sea salt and Earth Balance girl when it comes to my corn.

  16. Emily on June 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    How do you get the French braid so tight?? Every time I try this it’s a disaster!

  17. Lisa on June 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Bella looks super adorable in that picture! Her eyes are the best! I have plans to try out your workout tomorrow, can’t wait!

  18. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy on June 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    awwww, The Pilot sounds like such a great husband:) that corn does sound delicious! and i love the pic of your pup! sooooo stinkin’ cute!

  19. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on June 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    That last picture of Bella is adorable!! And your hair looks so cute like that!

  20. Eucalya on June 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Bella looks super cute! The meals for week 3 look great and i can’t wait for workout 3!! xxx Nadja

  21. @pluvk on June 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    JUMP? SQUAT? SHUFFLES? Oh man, my thighs and glutes are trying to run away even as I type! 🙂

    And of course you must have a glass of wine if a handsome man pours it for you. It’s the law! Have a great Sunday, Gina!

  22. Lisa on June 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Gina Lou Who? Very cute.

  23. Bree on June 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Oh the hair! I have tried that so many times! The plait always comes out okay but then something wierd happens at the front with my hair going all poofy like a helmet. Nicely done!

  24. Stacy Seraatt on June 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Made coconut shrimp and rainbow chard rolls with cauliflower rice. Made the shrimp with coconut milk. It was very yummy! No leftoever here!! Heading to grocery shop!

    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      whoo hoo! 🙂

  25. Yaara on June 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    The Workout this week looks great Gina!! I can’t wait to try it!

  26. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on June 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Loveeeee popchips. My. addiction.

  27. Rebecca on June 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Glad you liked the Dr. Seuss comment 😀 I can totally see you dressing up with Livi one day in matching costumes!

    How did you ever do your hair like that? Although I think you are pretty good at doing your hair – me, I would be all frustrated and it would look wackadoodle

  28. Cathy on June 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve been looking for a great fitness blog that’s a bit more personalized and cute. This is it!! I’m looking forward to reading more. I’ve been on this great workout routine as well as changing my eating habits. Started on Herbalife and it’s been great thus far.

    Cathy Trails

  29. Julie on June 24, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    That looks like an amazing meal that I’ll have to replicate!

  30. Alexis on June 25, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Did the Pilot make the ceviche and if so… can you share the recipe?? 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

      no, basha’s made the ceviche 🙂 the pilot put it into a martini glass for me… and it was delicious

  31. Kate @KateMovingForward on June 25, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Got my meals all planned for this week and up on the blog, including a “snack bank”. Not exactly like you suggested, but fit to me, my crazy schedule and my picky husband! Looking forward to SSU Week 3!!

  32. Lauren T on June 25, 2012 at 10:15 am

    That is the cutest picture of Bell! and I LOVE your hair! I’m going to try that, but I’m guessing it won’t turn out nearly as cute haha

  33. Kelly on June 26, 2012 at 4:40 am

    I love that picture of Bell!

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