Get a little crazy

Took a walk on the wild side with dinner last night…

chicken din

Ok, not so much.

Bella was excited, though!

chicken girl2

Every time she eats chicken, it’s like she’s enjoying it for the very first time.

Here’s what happened when I tried to photograph her crazy chicken dance moves:

chicken girl3

She’s outta control 😉

So while dinner wasn’t anything anything wild –it was delicious, though- my new Zumba gear is pretty crazy!

blurry zumba

I’d been needing new Zumba clothes for quite a while, but didn’t want to buy anything when I knew it wouldn’t fit and would go on sale in the meantime, so I was patient.

It arrived yesterday afternoon – that’s why the pic is blurry. I was a little stoked to open everything 😉

Check out the SNEAKS:


When I first took my Zumba training, I had to think to myself that the clothes were a little clownish. I only wore black pants and a solid tank top… maybe one Zumba piece at a time. Now, the more bright colors and neon, the better 😀 One of the girls I teach with has an entire suitcase full of Zumba clothes and bracelets- she always accessorizes the rest of us.

Last night, I also stubbed my pinky toe, which has been broken for a couple of weeks. I’m kind of clumsy and run into things a lot, and my right pinky toe always pays the price for it. Since Liv was sleeping, I had to be quiet when I tripped on the ottoman, fell to the floor, and was silently laugh-crying while the Pilot laughed at me. I learned my lesson and taped it last night… hopefully it will heal now 🙂

This morning we’re off to breakfast, but needed an appetizer to hold me over until we get there.


Hope everyone has a very happy Friday!
See ya laterrrr <3




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  1. Bonnie @ Pastepants on April 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    That picture of Bella standing eating the chicken is so ADORABLE!! And love the new sneakers!!! Happy Friday! 😀

  2. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on April 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Oh I’m so sorry to hear about your toe! I hope it feels better! And ooh I love those sneakers!

  3. Laura on April 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Hope this doesn’t sound weird but that picture of you holding your oats really shows off what a pretty smile you have 🙂

  4. Smylee on April 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Aw, I’m jealous of your shoes. I’ve been wanting them so badly! I see the United We Dance tank on top…and possibly the pants toward the bottom? …Best outfit ever. 🙂 Fun to have a clothing splurge, especially on Zumbawear! 😉

  5. Elise W on April 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Gina, are those frozen sweet potato fries? I love them but can never get them crispy. Do you have a secret?

  6. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign on April 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I love that you’ve got some zucchini up there–I’ve loved adding this back into my diet now that summer is on the horizon!

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks on April 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    This is random but the pic of you holding the bowl…you have the best hair and the whitest teeth! Keep doing whatever you’re doing 🙂

  8. Becca on April 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Ohhhh those shoes are cute!!!!! My dog is like that with peanut butter. You would think he has never had it before 🙂

  9. Suzi @ Confessions of a Fitness Instructor on April 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    You’ll have to let us know how you like the sneaks, I’ve been debating them for a while. I bought the purple rain ones when they came out a year or more ago and on my size 9 feet they looked like clown shoes. I sold them. These look much less clown-y though!

    Did you get the new baseball shirt? I got it and wore it Monday, might be my new favourite zumba top!!!

  10. Anna @ The Guiltless Life on April 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Ouch stubbing toes is so painful! I also thought the Zumba clothes were a little ridiculous when I started going to class, but there are definitely ways to make it look cool, and as I also go to yoga a lot it’s so nice to have a break from seeing endless rows of black Lululemon pants!

  11. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on April 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    hehe! bella is just like my pup! goes CRAZZZZZY for human food treats like that!

  12. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola on April 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Omg Bella and that chicken is hilarious!! Please post a video of it soon so we can see the full crazy dance!! And eek about your toe! I’m clumsy too so I know the feeling! Hopefully it will heal soon. I’m taking Zumba classes too and I’m going to bust out some bright colored clothing! Maybe not all at once but at least a neon shirt!! Have a great breakfast!

  13. Karen on April 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I think your Bella could be my dog Henry’s girlfriend…they even look similar 🙂 Anyway went to my first ever Zumba class today and was NOT impressed. I felt like we barely moved and just did the mambo over and over and then turned around a few times. Are all classes like this? People rave ab it so I’m thinking I may have to try a different class with a different teacher. I really want to DANCE, isn’t Zumba ab dancing? What do you think?

  14. Allison on April 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    looove those shoes!
    and i could really go for some sweet potato fries right about now! yum.

  15. Crystal on April 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    As someone who’s read your blog for a couple years now, it’s nice to see that Bella seems to still get lots of attention from you guys, even with having the baby at home. 🙂 Also, I love the article you posted the link to. Hope your toe gets better soon..

  16. Alycia on April 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I am in love with those shoes, I have got to get a pair! Mind if I ask how much they were?

  17. Shannon on April 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Cute! Is there a difference between zumba sneakers and regular sneakers?

  18. Laura is Undeterrable on April 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Oh my gosh, my poor right little toe! I do the same thing! I’ve smashed it and bent it so many times that I can almost turn it over. Yeah, it is gross. It’s like a monkey toe, seriously.

  19. Jessica on April 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Hey Gina, I have a request for ‘focus on’ post. I love whenever you do a little blurb about budgeting, care to do a big post on it? I would love to afford a lot of fun things in life, but tend to waste my money on useless crap. A budget post would motivate me to spend more wisely 🙂
    Have a good weekend!

  20. Moni Meals on April 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Haha! Yes, I love Bella! She is so classic and adorable. 🙂

    I am curious how you like these shoes…hmmmm. 😉

  21. britt on April 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    your hair looks so pretty here!

    love the shoes too 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      thanks, girl!

  22. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde on April 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Hahaha, aw I love that picture of Bella on her hind legs! So cute. And your sneakers are adorable, too!

  23. Melissa on April 7, 2012 at 5:44 am

    that crazy pic of Bella is hilarious. I am cracking up!

  24. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Hahaha Bella’s happy dance looks like me when I’m about to go out for sushi! 😉

  25. Christina W on April 7, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Your arms are gorgeous!

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      wow, thank you!

  26. Lisa on April 7, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Love the new shoes! And Bella is adorable!! Hope your toe feels better soon!

  27. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner on April 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Oh my gosh, Bella is absolutely ADORABLE!!! He acts just like my cat does when he smells tuna fish. 😉

  28. Ali @ Around the VeggieTable on April 9, 2012 at 9:27 am

    OMG cutest Bella pic ever. Her little tongue!! Ah!

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