Happy Birthday, Blog

Hey guys! Happy Monday to ya!

The blog is two years old!

Please don’t bring out a cake and sing “Happy Birthday”… the blog is a little shy.

She’ll take a macaroon with a pink candle, though 😉


So many things have happened in the past year!

-A life-changing experience at 105degrees and became a certified level-one Raw Foods Chef


-A POMtastic trip to Cali with some lovely fellow bloggies


– A dream was handed to me on a silver platter, then taken away and I realized it wasn’t meant to be

-I ran my second half marathon

broke up with running

-fell even more in love with yoga and started my Insanity journey


-had a blasty with my friends, going out, roadtripping and dinner parties

-made a lot of macaroons


-ate a lot of Indian food


shopped.. still “in moderation”


-Chilled with the fur children



traveled around to some fun places like






fountains (2)

pilot (2)





beach (2)

and the BAHAMAS <3


cherished every discussion, post and virtual time spent hanging out with all of you <3

Thank you so much for making this second year of blogging so much fun, so rewarding and so amazeballs 😉

I’m off to walk the puppers, but I’ll be back this afternoon with a blogiversary giveaway!

Have a great day <3


Something to do: This week’s Summer Shape Up Workout! 🙂

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my lovely friend Gena <3

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  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) on June 7, 2010 at 11:39 am

    happy blogiversary! i’m so thankful you do what you do…your blog is a daily source of encouragement, inspiration, and laughs!

  2. brandi on June 7, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! what a great year overall 🙂

  3. Katie on June 7, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Happy Blog Birthday!!! Gina congrats on two years of blogging! I have only been following and in the blog world for about 7 months now and have enjoyed every post of yours! I look forward to your post’s everyday and just think you are an amazing person and deserve everything you want in life!!! Have a great day!! Love the pics on here!

  4. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on June 7, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Happy blogaversary!! I remember your 1 year was one of the first posts I ever read, and first food blogs I ever read as well!! Thank you so much for introducing me to the world of blogging and for all your great posts!!

  5. Lisa (I'm an Okie) on June 7, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I don’t comment often but I always read–happy blog birthday! 🙂

  6. Jill on June 7, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Gina! Congratulations! I fell in love with you, pilot, pups, and the blog a few months ago and it has changed my life! Unfortunately, since I am currently living in Madrid, I don’t have as many options when it comes to ingredients here as I would in the states (but I’m moving back home in a month and I plan on perfecting the breakfast cookies technique before I begin graduate school in the fall 🙂

    However, yesterday something amazing happened. While walking back from the gym, I decided I NEEDED some feta cheese for my salad beast. I went to the grocery store attached to the gas station (only thing open on Sunday) and low and behold, for a whopping 3.75 euro….I found…GOAT FETA. Fo sho approved by Gina. I just had to let you know!

  7. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on June 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Happy bloggiversary!!!!! Hope your blog has a very good birthday!!

  8. Jenny on June 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Happy Birthday, Fitnessista!!! Can’t wait for another year’s worth of reading:)

  9. Mama Pea on June 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I’m so happy to have found your blog and gotten to “know” you over the past year +. You are an amazing lady and I learn so much from you all the time! Keep on bloggin’ sister!

  10. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 7, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Happy blog birthday! You are a constant source of inspiration girl!

  11. jenna on June 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    happy blogiversary!!! 🙂 :cheers: to many more!

  12. Carrie on June 7, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Have a very merry blogversary!

    P.S. That picture of the Bahamas makes me so sad looking out the window, watching it be dark and rainy…oh Pac NW, why must you be this way in JUNE?

  13. allison @ thesundayflog on June 7, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    hahaha i love that you put a macaroon on a plate with a candle in it! i really hope you blew out the candel and made a wish! question: do you accept orders for macaroons? or do you just give them out in giveaways for now?

    • Fitnessista on June 7, 2010 at 12:53 pm

      i’m just doing them as giveaways for now, since i don’t have a commercial kitchen and can’t get certified by the heath dept without one

      • allison @ thesundayflog on June 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm

        good to know. ive been dying to try them, so i thought maybe you could sneak some orders behind the health department’s back hehe. i know one day youll get your commercial kitchen. of course, then you will have to drop EVERYTHING you do just to fulfill the orders!

  14. Sarah on June 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Happy Birthday Blog!!! Keep up the awesome blogging!

  15. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on June 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    What a year! Happy blog birthday!

  16. Jodi on June 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! Cheers! 😀

  17. Brittany on June 7, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Happy Blogiversary Gina! What a lovely year you’ve had. 🙂

  18. Kim @ Eat and Be on June 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Happy Birthday Blog! I wish’d I’d started reading from the beginning, I really enjoy your writing and positive attitude!
    I’m curious, what was the life changing experience?

  19. Romy on June 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!!!
    Congrats Gina on this successful blog 😀 I hope there are a lot more years to come!!! Love every entry you’ve made so far 😀

  20. Andrea on June 7, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Happy blog birthday! I can tell you truly care about your readers Gina and your blog is awesome!

  21. brittany on June 7, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    i love love love your blog! It’s one of the first one I started reading AND the first one i check every day!! Thank you soooo much for posting so much and keeping your blog as my number one fave!!

  22. Kristina on June 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday, and THANK YOU!

    I love your blog for your inspiration, delicious foods, fun stories and of course the fur children appearances. 🙂

  23. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble on June 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Happy blogday! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into your posts!

  24. Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind on June 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Aw Gina I’m so glad this blog exists (and that I found it!). I even told my bestie about this place because I knew she’d love it (“She reminds me so much of us, Ann.”). Happy B-day, Bloggie! 🙂

  25. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on June 7, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!!!!

  26. Hotchick on June 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Happy blogiversary! Wow 2 years and you have so many fans! I see you doing something BIGGER like magazines or books. I’m sure the whole world would find u charming & inpirational as each of us do:)

  27. Annie D. from Annie'sSimpleLife on June 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm


  28. crystal on June 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    happy blog birthday! 🙂 thanks for sharing everything- I can’t even began to tell you how much I look forward to reading your blog everyday.

  29. kirsten on June 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Happy birthday fitnessista bloggie! I’ve been reading your blog [almost] since the beginning and it will always be one of my favs! 🙂 congrats on the 2 year mark!

  30. Laura J. on June 7, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! I’m so thankful for you and your wonderful bloggy! You do so much to inspire and encourage your readers! I know that my eating and exercise habits have changed for the better since reading your blog. It’s the best out there!! 🙂

  31. Miranda @ Mirandasjeans on June 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Happy Birthday Blog!

    Congrats Gina on all your hard work and passion that you share with us each and every day! 😀

    Thank you.

  32. Erin on June 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Happy Bloggey-Bday! I love reading your blog every day 🙂

  33. Annie@stronghealthyfit on June 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Congrats! I just started reading your blog and love it!

  34. Tina on June 7, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats on the blog birthday! Your blog is great and I really enjoy reading it. 🙂

  35. The Pilot on June 7, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Congrats, baby! I’m incredibly proud of you!!!

  36. Amy on June 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Congrats! I love it and enjoy it everyday! Thanks for your commitment and passion for the blog!

  37. Ilana on June 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Ahh Happy Birthday Fitnessista!! So exciting!

  38. Jenn (eating bender) on June 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    What a FABULOUS year! There is so much for you to be proud of and so much fun to be had. I can only imagine that next year will be just as exciting 🙂 I would expect nothing less from the fabulous Fitnessista!


    P.S. Sending you an email soon. I owe someone a huge THANK YOU! <3

  39. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on June 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Happy blog birthday, Gina!


  40. Steel Springs on June 7, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!

  41. Diana on June 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! 🙂

  42. maxinthegym on June 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!

    I love your blog! It’s given me oodles of fitness tips 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
    Come check out my blog 🙂

  43. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic on June 8, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Happy birthday to your bloggy! Well, you’re the first person I think of when I hear the word fitnessista, but to me, a fitnessista is someone who always puts a priority on health and fitness. It may or may not come naturally to her (sometimes it takes a lot of effort!) but to commitment to being fit and happy is always there!

  44. lisampls on June 8, 2010 at 11:10 am

    hey pretty lady, this was fun! thanks for a chance to win some gina goodies. i’d pretty much be stoked for life to win this one. oh yum yummies!!!

    1. tom <3<3<3
    2. goat gouda
    3. dinos & dentists
    4. 105* academy
    5. yoga. namaste.
    6. michael buble
    7. BAHAMAS mama!
    8. tucson AZ
    9. tina
    10. SUN WARRIOR (!!!)

  45. Shanna @ shannalikebanana.wordpress.com on June 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Gina! I must know what kind of dog you have..she’s adorable! We just recently rescued a 5 yr old dog and we know she has German Shephard in her, but aren’t sure what else and our dogs look alike! Sooo, what is your adorable little one? A pic of mine is here: http://shannalikebanana.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/you-are-perfect/

  46. Sharon Harden on June 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Great blog! I read all the time. I have found so many great workouts and recipes. /o /irl! Happy blogiversary.

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