I read SO many blogs, but here are some of my very favorites:

A Cup of Jo

A Foodie Stays Fit

Bethanimal Print

Carrots ‘N Cake

Choosing Raw

Daily Garnish

Eating Bender

Eating Bird Food

Eat, Live, Run

Edible Perspective

Gliding Calm

Healthy Ashley

Healthy Diva Eats

Healthy Tipping Point

Heather Eats Almond Butter

Heather’s Dish

How Sweet It Is

Hungry Runner Girl

Hyperbole and a half

I Made Dinner

J’s Everyday Fashion

Kath Eats Real Food

Katy Widrick


Lil Veggie Patch

Love Taza

Meals and Miles


Mom Jovi

N Her Shoes

Oh She Glows

PB Fingers

Purely Twins

Run, Eat, Repeat

RhodeyGirl Tests

Sometimes Sweet

Sound Eats

Super Sana

Sweet Tooth Sweet Life

The Daybook

With a Sentimental Heart

Young House Love



  1. Marisa Koven on May 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Love the new layout <3

  2. Rachel on May 5, 2011 at 12:21 am

    You’re so awesome! 🙂 I love your blog… it looks great!!!

  3. Carie on May 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Great new layout!

  4. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on May 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Thanks so much for the add, Gina! 😀

  5. Jackie @ MomJovi on May 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Thanks so much for including me friend! Looooooving the new layout. Congrats!

  6. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com on May 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    You are an awesome friend, thanks for including me 🙂 Your new layout rocks!

    • Fitnessista on May 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      thank you lovely!

  7. Laura @ Backstage Pass on May 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    You are the sweetest and most thoughtful lady ever! Thank you for including me as a bloggy friend here 😀

  8. Nikki on May 10, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I have just one criticism but this is a matter of opinion so not really. Whenever I click on a blog to check out, I like when it opens in a new window. That way when I want to return to the wonderful Fitnessista blog, I don’t have to click back a bazillion times.

    • Fitnessista on May 10, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      hmm i don’t know how to change that! maybe right click it and tell it to open in a new window or tab?

      • Kimberly on September 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm

        There are codes that you can use when building in links that will open the link in a new window automatically. That way your readers will just have to click the link, see what it is, and when they close they are still at your blog cause they never left. The program I use gives the option to “open link in a new window” when building a page, but for raw html you can input the coding yourself.

        You can find lots of free sites that provide such code if you just Google it. i.e. how to open links in a new window…

        This feature is good for your readers cause it eliminates the annoyance of hitting the back button and its good for you cause your traffic doesn’t leave your site. =)

    • Brittany on November 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

      When you click on something, hold “control” at the same time, and it will open in a new page 🙂

  9. Katie on May 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Bless you girl for putting them in alphabetical order! I did not : p I might but when I did it, I just did it so fast! Love you !!!!!!!

  10. julie @ peanut butter fingers on May 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    thanks so much for including me, gina! 🙂 love you & love your new lay out!

  11. Dana Marie on May 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    clearly I’m not a friend since you delete all my comments!

    • Fitnessista on May 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      only the ones where you put yourself down

      • Dana Marie on May 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm

        I dont understand why – it doesnt make the reality go away

  12. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on May 21, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Thank you for including me on this list of amazing women and bloggers. I am truly honored to be here! 🙂

  13. Sana on May 22, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Indian foodie buddy <3

  14. glidingcalm on June 7, 2011 at 10:10 am

    love you

  15. Whitney on June 10, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Hi pretty pretty!

    Someone may have said this before, but you should link all of these friends so that their blogs open in a new window. I want to see everyone you follow but want to get back to your site right away without clicking back a bunch of times. Make sense? Super easy to do just have to do it in “HTML” mode of wordpress, you just add this: target =”_blank” to the end of a link. See below. :o)

    Instead of this:

    It looks like this with the target =”_blank” added after the full link.

    HOPE that makes sense. Just a little tip from one social media geek to another. xoxox

  16. Whitney on June 10, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    SHOOT messed that up… haha

    would look like this… I can email you. haha


    “http://www.quillandcouture.com/2010/11/alt-control-delete.html” target =”_blank

  17. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty on June 13, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Thanks so much for adding my blog, I feel totally honored!

  18. sherice on September 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    thanks for sharing your blog list…. I was just trying to search fitness blogs yesterday and nada!!

  19. Kristi on November 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Hello, Hello!
    Gina, I love your blog- long time reader, first time commenter 🙂 – thank you for getting info about good food and fitness out there.
    A while back, I was checking out your blogroll list of friends and came across blog called ‘the petite athlete’. Not to sound like a stalker, but the blog just disappeared one day and I can’t find it. Any ideas where our virtual friend went? Just thought I’d ask!
    Keep up the good work and congratulations!

    • Rebecca on October 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      I doubt you’ll ever see this, but I read that blog and love it, so here’s the URL: http://petiteathleat.blogspot.com

      • Fitnessista on October 18, 2012 at 1:02 am

        thank you for linking to it!

  20. Darien on November 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    hey there Gina! Long, long time reader- and a few emails exchanged. I’ve got a new GLUTEN FREE blog and would be honored to be added to your blogroll and given a shoutout!

  21. Yana on February 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I found you website while researching a school assignment. I really like the web page appearance.

    I work out too with my husband. We lift weights and I like to go to Zumba and belly dance class.

    I enjoy living the fit life style, it enhances everything else in life!

  22. Nicola on October 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    There is an endless supply of amazing blogs out there…
    Thanks ever so much for picking out some of the amazing ones!
    Love you work!

  23. Matt on November 28, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Gina, I am so glad that I found your blog. My wife and I have a blog of our own that tries to offer information and motivation through our own personal journeys from fat to fit. I plan to visit your site frequently, and would appreciate it if you visited our blog as well. I would love to hear any advice you have that would make it as accessible as your site is to your audience. Our blog is at http://tnthomefitness/blog/

  24. Lindsay on January 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks so much for the great list of bloggers! I am wondering if you have anyone in the Phoenix/Tuscon area specifically that you follow as a blogger?

    Wonderful site – been a fitnessista fan for years!

  25. Christina on June 1, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Trying to get signed up??

  26. Chrissy on August 3, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Thank you so much for the awesome website, I have been trying to get myself motivated, I love to exercise, but it’s been the food that has been the problem…I think I have found my motivation, your site is amazing, and I love the summer shape up…starting on Monday.

    thank you

  27. jo on August 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Hey, just found your blog…. looks really good… cant find a button to sign up for newsletter so please add me id love updates! 🙂

  28. Kristen on October 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Could this be updated sometime within the next few months? Or do a post on the top 10 blogs you currently read?

    I am a regular reader and I notice that over half of these links are not working/discontinued.


    • Fitnessista on October 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

      haha yes, i definitely need to update this… along with all of my pages 🙂 thank you for the reminder!

      • Nikki on January 17, 2015 at 4:53 am

        Yes, please update. Some of these blogs are no more.

        • Fitnessista on January 17, 2015 at 12:34 pm

          k i have it on my to-do list for this weekend!

  29. Lacey on April 30, 2014 at 12:42 am

    I love your blog and feel so inspired!! I am new to blogging and still trying to figure it out.

  30. Jenn@Mark My Miles! on October 18, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Can’t wait to check some of these new to me blogs when my little one naps today!

  31. Mary Ortner on December 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I can’t believe “Momastery” is not on your list. I LOVE her blog.

  32. Nikki on December 20, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Can you update this? Some not blogs anymore. Pretty please.

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