Fun Pack

Hi friends! How’s your day been?

*Last chance to bid on macaroons! It’s for an excellent cause and I’ll be throwing lots of foodie goodies in there. A Gina fun pack, if you will Smile haha

Thanks again for the awesome comments and love today. <3 The “why I’m moving” post will be up in the AM and then I’m moving on! For realz. I’m actually excited about the cross country road trip- this will be my 4th!

Tonight, I took my last Dance Trance class for a little while.


Definitely going to miss the Orlando DT family, but I’ll be back to visit them <3

Dinner was a la hotel microwave:


A vegan Amy’s burrito and a box of organic veggies Smile



Almond butter dip + bfast cookie cereal


carrots n hummus

Not too shabby, but I really, really can’t wait to make a real dinner when I get to T-town. What to make first? Salmon? Butternut squash lasagna? Enchiladas? So. Stoked.

The puppers have been little angels this entire time we’ve been at the hotel *knock on wood*


I thought that they might be super stressed out with the craziness going on and be naughty or get in a fight, and I’m really proud of them for stepping it up. They’re acting just like we’re at home.

We will be soon Open-mouthed smile

I’m gonna take a little snooze and then pick up the madre from the airport.

Have a lovely night <3



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  1. Laury @ thefitnessdish on December 6, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I love the puppies!!!!

    LOVE Amy’s burritos too! Never saw the Sabra mini hummus before…how genius!

  2. Stacie on December 6, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Praying for safe travels for you tomorrow and peace of mind once you reach Tuscon! ;0)

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on December 6, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    So glad today has been better for you Gina!

  4. Stephanie on December 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I haven’t tried Amy’s Vegan burritos yet but I’ve been curious. Are they good? Have you tried the indian flavors yet?

  5. Dynamics on December 6, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Puppies are amazing and so perceptive! I hate to say it, but…maybe they are happy to be out of that house!

    • Fitnessista on December 6, 2010 at 9:44 pm

      i’m positive they are

  6. lindsey on December 6, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Hey, Gina, I was wondering since you travel so often if you could offer some tips on healthy eating while traveling. we’re traveling for the holidays next week and i’m stuck as far as figuring out what to eat. does every starbucks have oatmeal?

    • Fitnessista on December 6, 2010 at 9:44 pm

      sure! i’ll do that for this week’s reader’s request 🙂
      i’m pretty every starbucks does- if not, pack ziploc bags with measured out oatmeal in each one and at a coffee shop, ask for a cup of hot water. add the oats, wait 5 minutes and there ya go 🙂

      • lindsey on December 7, 2010 at 9:19 am

        thank you! i have food tackled down while we get there, but there is one long day of air travel and i know that airports have a plethora of fast food and limp lettuce salads – neither of which appeal to me or my husband.

  7. Paige @Running Around Normal on December 6, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    That’s so sweet that your mom flew in to be with you!!
    Safe travels, Gina!

  8. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on December 6, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Glad the pups are adjusting! Maybe they since that all this moving around is really for the best. 😀 Dogs are smart!

    I can’t wait for you to cook again either! My vote is for enchiladas.

    Best of luck with the move! Enjoy your time with the madre. <3

  9. Allison @ thesundayflog on December 6, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Gosh you are so strong!! So glad you will be going home tomorrow. It’s so nice to know there are so many people who love and support you

  10. Jessica (Fit and Clean) on December 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Glad to hear you’re doing ok and the pups are being angels! Sending lots of positiveness to you, from the ATL! 🙂

  11. Barb on December 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Glad things are getting some better for you and the fur babies!!!! Sending positive thoughts your way for this new chapter for you and the puppers in T and safe travels!! 🙂 I also think they can sense when things are off.

  12. Sheena on December 6, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Your dogs are SO.FREAKING.CUTE.

  13. Errign on December 6, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Best of luck Gina! Hugs to you & the puppers 🙂 Drive safe!

  14. Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side on December 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I’m lovin’ your hotel eats, but am looking so forward to a home cooked Gina dinner post 😀 have fun with your mom!

  15. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on December 6, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    You’re in the home stretch!! Hugs going your way 😀

  16. Cara Craves... on December 6, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    What puppy angels you have!

  17. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on December 6, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I’m really glad you have had a better day!!! I’m sure the doggies behaving themselves has really helped! 🙂

  18. Amanda (Eating Up) on December 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    What a great hotel microwave dinner! I’m excited for your next adventure!

  19. Jackie on December 6, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Good luck with the trip! We’re definitely going to miss you in Orlando. Wish we had the chance to hang out more but I’m glad to made the IRL connection with you! Now we’ll just have to be CFF — Cyber Friends Forever! I’ll be following all your travels and hoping to see you back in the Sunshine State again sometime soon. Next time we’ll try to warm things up a bit for you! Bon voyage!

  20. Sara on December 6, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I love that you take your doggies everywhere and they are SO cute. My mans job took him from NZ to England and back. Now that was an interesting bit of packing. Our gear turned up five MONTHS after we did, then our flat was sold one month before we were due to come back to NZ. Getting another place to live for one month was difficult and very expensive, so I’m feeling for you. There was no way to take our four cats so we had to find them foster homes.. heart wrenching. It will be great to see you settled again and creating havoc in the kitchen.

  21. sonia on December 6, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    oh iam so glad your doing better! i wnated to resecue you myself last night-sounded like such a terrible situation to be in, and you have no ide ahow bad i want to try your macrons!!!! but i was def outbided a long time ago 🙁

  22. Sara on December 6, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Oh, and Starbucks oatmeal. They have it everywhere. Vienna, Rome, London, Auckland…

  23. Mo on December 6, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Those furry faces sure do make everything seem right with the world, don’t they? Thru all this – are you sleeping ok? That is always the first thing that suffers when I’m stressed – if you have the sleeping thing down, what are you secrets? That would be a good topic.

    Well, sleep good. I’m going to stay up so I can win your macaroons!

  24. kris | on December 6, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Girl you are going to have a blast on your little trip!! Enjoy and be safe 🙂


    ps. cute puppers!

  25. Ashley on December 6, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I went to bid and it was up to $160. Wow! They must be good! I’m looking foward to the post tomorrow, have a safe trip.

  26. mi-an dela cruz on December 6, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Good luck with the move gina!! will you still be working at lulu?? welcome to the \l/ coast!! (that’s west coast sign with my fingers)

  27. Heather (Heather's Dish) on December 6, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    i’m looking forward to your post tomorrow, but for now i hope you’re able to relax and get ready for a long long trip ahead!

  28. Sana on December 7, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I can’t wait for your cross country road trip to happiness!

  29. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on December 7, 2010 at 12:53 am

    your little puppers are real troopers…and so adorable, as usual 🙂

    So happy for you that you are MOVING ON! And I was reading some of your tweets (I am traveling and catching up on things a few days later but whoa…glad to hear things are going from cordial to honest.)

    Honesty is the best policy. I hope you get it all off your chest. And can move on, knowing you did everything you could do in the situation, to the best of your abilities to make things work the best for everyone. And now you can move on to the next chapter of your life.

    Hugs hon!!!!!!

  30. Christin@purplebirdblog on December 7, 2010 at 12:58 am

    So happy things are looking up for you, pretty lady! 🙂

  31. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on December 7, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Good luck and have a safe drive tomorrow Gina!!!

  32. The Pilot on December 7, 2010 at 6:08 am

    I’m so stoked that the pups have been good (even though I can feel bella’s ‘tude from here…haha). Have a good trip, baby. Love you and I’ll talk to you soon.

  33. Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind on December 7, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Perfect example of how a little effort and creativity can result in healthy food choices…even in a hotel.

    Yeahhh for you being so positive and movin’ on! Happy for you, lady. <3

  34. Barbara on December 7, 2010 at 7:03 am

    sweet gina, i’m praying for you chica. everything is already 100x better;-).

  35. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on December 7, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I lived off of those frozen veggies when I lived in a dorm my freshman year. Yay for healthy microwaveable choices!!

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during your travels!! I’m so excited for you to be going home to Tucson- I know you can’t wait to be there 🙂 Have a good trip!

  36. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on December 7, 2010 at 8:31 am

    So glad you’re feeling better. Enjoy this trip cross country while you wait to get to your final destination. Save travels!

  37. CaSaundra on December 7, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Glad you’re doing what you need to do to stay happy–can’t wait to see your final destination & all the new adventures you’ll have!

  38. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Your hotel eats look good, but you must be dying for a real meal!

    Have a safe trip! That’s so sweet that your mom flew out to drive with you. 🙂

  39. Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 7, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Have a safe trip!! Thinking about you xoxo

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