Feliz Dia de las Madres

Hi guys! Hope you’re having a very happy Sunday!

The pilot and I had a pretty chill night last night- we went to Wizzle searching for travel cups (apparently you can bring your own cups to use at the resort if ya want to be eco-friendly, like me, or if you want larger drinks… like the pilot) and had Asian-inspired feast for dinner

Brown So Fly Fried Rice with water chestnuts, egg and veggies


And wild-caught salmon marinated in Nama shoyu, garlic, ginger, cayenne, rice wine vinegar and honey


I’d been waiting for the pilot to get home to share that piece of salmon with me- it was ginormous and I don’t like leftover fish. It was the perfect size for us to share


We chillaxed and I watched Jude Law The Holiday while the pilot read and we called it a night.

I started my Sunday off with some glorious perfect protein pancakes (1.5x the mix) with vegan chocolate chips, strawberries and banana


Pretty ahhhhmazing 🙂 I’m off to start the vacation pack-stravaganza but wanted to say

 Happy Mother’s Day to all of the madres out there 🙂


(Madre and little Gina- circa 1988)

To my stepmom 😀

My madre in-law and step madre in-law


To my nana (aka Friend)


nana, nana (yes, I have 3) and my madre


To the madres of fur children


Honorary madres and aunties<3

and madrestobe 🙂

Hope you all have a beautiful day!


Time to start pack-a-lackin’ – we leave for Atlanta TOMORROW and our plane for the Bahamas leaves on Tuesday. Saweet. I also have a hot date with my yoga mat 😉

See ya later today with that homemade Clif recipe <3



Something to do: HUG your madres and nanas for me- mine are on the other side of the world <3

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  1. Brittany on May 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Aww. I love the picture of lil Fitnessista. 🙂

  2. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on May 9, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Happy fur mother’s day! Good luck packing for your vaca, try not to over pack too much!! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2010 at 11:19 am

      heh heh… riiiiiight 😉 i’ll *try* but i’m horrible at packing 🙂

  3. Jenny on May 9, 2010 at 11:20 am

    omg you look so much like your mom!!! such a presh child:) can’t wait for that clif bar recipe, i have a feeling it’s going to save me major moolah!

  4. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on May 9, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Haha you’ve got so many madres in your life. Your mom is/was gorgeous–love her hair 🙂

  5. Jessica @ The Process of Healing on May 9, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Happy Mother’s Day!!
    Homemade Clif bars?! Oh yes, please!
    Ahhhh I LOVE the Holiday! It’s my favorite movie of. all. time!

  6. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com on May 9, 2010 at 11:40 am

    AWE! such beautiful pics of family! you must be so proud, they OBVIOUSLY are of you! <3 xoxo

  7. Diana on May 9, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Aw, cute pics! 🙂
    Have a great day Gina!

  8. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on May 9, 2010 at 11:47 am

    AWWWWW LOVE THE LITTLE GINA PIC!!!! 🙂 Soooooo jealous of your upcoming trip!!! And the Bahama-Mama’s you’ll be sippin 😉



  9. Carolyn @ lovinlosing on May 9, 2010 at 11:52 am

    OMG, I love “The Holiday.” SUCH a great movie!

  10. Lauren @ eater not a runner on May 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Love the pics! Too cute 🙂

  11. Jenn on May 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I love The Holiday too. Jude Law is so cute in the movie and I love Cameron Diaz’s outfits!

  12. Allison @ Food For Healing on May 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I celebrated last night with my mom, it was such a good family get together.

    I can’t believe you leave SO SOON! AHH thats so exciting.

  13. Heather C on May 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Have a great time, let me know if you think of any last minute questions =)
    Can’t wait to hear about it when you get back!

  14. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on May 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Beautiful post! Happy mother’s day- I am a fur mama too 🙂


  15. Liz on May 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    haha, I got your tweet and then felt the need to comment. I can’t wait for the Clif bar recipe!! I will definitely be trying that one out 🙂

  16. BethT on May 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Aww, thanks Gina! Now hurry up and join our ranks, will ya?!

  17. Miss Rachel on May 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Happy day Gina! Great pictures, and I love your mom’s totally 80s hair!

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

      isn’t it awesome? 80s perm action at its finest 🙂

  18. Kailey (SnackFace) on May 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Baby Fitnessista is too cute! I wish we could all be with our mothers today 🙂

    On another note, I am slightly jealous you’re getting ready for the Bahamas. It is currently 60*F here. AKA freezing.

    Have a wonderful Sunday, love! xoxo

  19. Mama Pea on May 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Such a sweet tribute! I can’t wait until you join the ranks of motherhood too…you will be fabulous!

  20. LisaG on May 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Love the mama pics – beautiful. We watched Jude law last night too. We’re grilling out and hanging by the pool today. I’m excited for your trip!

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2010 at 1:35 pm

      that sounds wonderful! how are you feeling?? i miss you and hope you have a happy mother’s day <3

  21. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on May 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Awww I love the picture of the Little Fitnessista! Hopefully you will be celebrating this day for yourself within a couple of years 😀

  22. Kilee on May 9, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Aww, what a sweet post. Have a great day and you’re almost to paradise!

  23. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on May 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Sweet post!!! Love the pic of you and your mom!!! Thanks for the Insanity recap…..you are really making me want to try it. I LOVE a good challenge!

  24. Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind on May 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    OK I swear I did not see this post before I made breakfast – I had your perfect protein pancakes with strawberries and bananas on top! Weird. And I totally look like a creeper now. LOL.

    Aw look at little Fitnessista and her Mickey Mouse (or probably Minnie Mouse?) shorts! hehehe

  25. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I love The Holiday! Jude Law looks delicious in it! 😉

    Cute pics!

  26. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) on May 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    So much mom love happening in this post. I love it Gina. You have so many strong wonderful women in your life – no wonder you turned out to be such a strong, sweet, intelligent and beautiful person. 🙂

    Hope you are having a wonderful day with Pilot and pups!
    Love, Heabie

    PS – I love salmon but cannot stand eating the leftovers. It’s never as good the next day.

  27. Ashley on May 9, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Hey Gina, I was wondering how important rest days from cardio are? And what qualifies as a rest day? Can you still walk at a an incline for a couple miles (30 min to an hour) on a rest day or do your legs need a day of total rest? (I’m a runner) thanks!

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      rest days are SUPER important. walking is fine, but take it super easy so your muscles can repair

  28. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on May 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    OMG Jude Law is GORG!!!! I love The Holiday. Speaking of which, I’m so jealous you’re off to the Bahamas!! I can’t remember if you wrote about this in a previous post, but are you bringing Insanity to the beach with you, or taking a little hiatus?!

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

      it’s recovery week, so i’ll be doing the recovery dvd every day and starting month 2 on monday 🙂

  29. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on May 9, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Wish you could be with your momma today!

  30. Jenna on May 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    So jealous of your vaca!

  31. Awww sorry that you couldn’t be with those special ladies in your life today. I live far away from mine too. thankfully my mom did come into town this weekend though. There may or may not have been tears shed when she rolled out of town this afternoon.

    Love the picture of the tiny fitnessista!! 🙂

  32. Faith Simmons on June 13, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Jude Law is so damn handsome, every man wishes to be like him.:”;

  33. Zoey Diaz on June 13, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Jude Law is so damn handsome, every man wishes to be like him..~”

  34. Chloe Davies on June 13, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Jude Law is so damn handsome, every man wishes to be like him.,,-

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