Happy Fourth!

Hi friends 😀 How’s your morning going?

When my alarm went off this morning, I went into instant freak-out mode:

“I have a conference call in 10 minutes and an eye doctor appointment and overslept”

and then I remembered that’s all TOMORROW…. hit the snooze and slept a little while longer 🙂

After a TurboFire workout, breakfast and making an omelet for the Pilot, we’re off to chill by the pool.


In the meantime, here are some pics from previous 4th of July festivities:

Orlando, 2010

SeaWorld and Fireworks

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Orlando, 2009

Epcot and Fireworks

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Valdosta, 2008 (the month after I started the blog!)

Grilling and block party with the neighbors

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Hope everyone who is celebrating today enjoys a safe, healthy and happy holiday! Happy Monday to all of my non-American friends 😀

See ya later this afternoon <3



Something to talk about: What are you up to today? Grill plans? Pool? We’re going to hang out poolside, gym it up and see what kind of shenanigans we can get into 😉

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  1. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on July 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Happy 4th Gina! It’s back to work for me today, but soak up some sun by the pool for me! 🙂

  2. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on July 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Happy 4th of July! We’re heading over to my aunt’s house for a cookout and fireworks. We were almost rained out but the party is back on! Yay 🙂

  3. Sara K on July 4, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Happy 4th! I’m gonna go play some tennis with the dad and have some delicious BBQ leftovers- and perhaps go out for ice cream since it’s expected to be almost 100 degrees!

  4. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on July 4, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    My plans have included pool time and sun all weekend! Perfect weekend!

    Have a wonderful 4th!

  5. Morgan @ Operation Hot Mama on July 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Happy 4th of July!!

    I think we may hit up the park and play some soccer which involves just kicking the ball and making the kids go get them lol

  6. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing on July 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Happy 4th! So wish I could be poolin’ it up a few notches, but… I do leave for Florida on Monday, so that’s probably no big dea 😉 Delayed gratification! Instead we’ll be eating amazing food (GF doughballs? vegan lassis? mmm) and heading to a fun cookout. Ahh… Love summer holidays!

  7. Bethany on July 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    @ the pool now but there is hardly any sun here in PA! Haha! Cookout & fireworks later!

  8. Kristin on July 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I think I’m watching fireworks off the top of the Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix, it should be a good show. I’m with you on hitting the pool too, this humidity isn’t fun 🙁

  9. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on July 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Happy 4th, Gina! Have a wonderful day with the Pilot! <3 And thank you so much for the happy Monday wishes for the British fitnessista-fans, like me, lol! 🙂 xyx

  10. kaila @ healthy helper! on July 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Just chillaxin’ today! Hope you have a great fourth!

  11. Nicole on July 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Jealous!!! I live in Canada so we got our holiday on friday (canada day).

    – Are you still going to post that elliptical workout? I would LOVE to do it at the gym tonight:)

    • Fitnessista on July 4, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      yes, it will be up tomorrow morning with the playlist 🙂

      • Nicole on July 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm

        Yay- cant wait to try it out ! Enjoy your day off xo

  12. Hillary on July 4, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Kind of a crappy day (weather-wise) here in Maryland, so I’m just sitting on the couch, enjoying my book and new issue of Real Simple! Ahh, independence : )

  13. Alex on July 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Is that baby Viesa??? I can’t stand that fluffy cuteness. How is it that puppies make me so happy and hurt my heart at the same time?

    Have a great 4th!

  14. Molly on July 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I’m an American abroad in China- I spent my 4th of July evening with friends from the UK (who were excited to celebrate their country losing territory) at a popular Beijing bar called Propaganda. It was my first time spending the fourth with non-Americans…but it was definitely fun and an Independence day i won’t forget! Happy fourth of July!

  15. Kilee on July 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I went for a run in the sun this morning, then stocked up on (non) essentials at Target. Now I’m going to sneak into the pool next door and maybe go to some bbqs this evening. Have a Happy 4th! And thank you to the Pilot for everything that he sacrifices for our freedom 🙂

  16. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on July 4, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    We just laid by the pool for a bout 4 hours and have had enough of the sun. Plan to go see Transformers this afternoon!

  17. Brittany (Eating Bird Food) on July 4, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Happy 4th of July Gina! I hope you and Tom have a great one!

    Your photo of the pool makes me wish we had a membership somewhere. Sadly, there will be no swimming for me today, just grilling out and relaxing.


  18. Allison on July 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Happy 4th!! i have already been to fireworks on saturday and sunday night so im not sure if i wanna go see any tonight. Right now, im celebrating with a nap:):):)

  19. Whitney on July 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    We spent the morning at the pool as well….it was awesome! Happy 4th!

  20. Natalie @ southern fit foodie on July 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Happy 4th! We celebrated at the pool yesterday with lots of grilled goodness and time with family. We are going to another pool party/cookout tonight, but it is raining here right now. Hopefully it will clear up before we leave! I’m headed off to do my Insanity Max Interval workout now 🙂

  21. Hayley @ Oat Couture on July 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    That is the cutest puppy! Is he/she (?) a Pomeranian?? Happy 4th July!

  22. fittingbackin on July 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    We’re just hanging out with our pups and going to the park! Glad you’re having a great 4th! And Epcot would be so fun to be at for the 4th – cool that you got to do that.

  23. Heather (Heather's Dish) on July 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    i would do just about anything to be by the pool today…hope you guys have a blast!

  24. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on July 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    The feeling of sheer PANIC that can set in when you think you oversleep for something…I literally get the shakes as my adrenaline kicks in and my blood pressure skyrockets. Good thing it’s all tomorrow for you 🙂

    Thanks to the Pilot for his service to our country on this 4th of July!

    Hope you two have a great day 🙂

  25. Brittany on July 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I HATE when that happens in the morning! One time I legit got ENTIRELY ready for work, then realized that I still had 3 hours before I had to be up -_-

  26. shannonmarie (rawdorable) on July 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Happy 4th of July to you, the pilot and your baby on the way. Hope all is well.

    We are just chillin’ at home. We have the luxury of being able to see fireworks from our house. In November, we got to see the firework and light show at Epcot, too. Spectacular!

  27. Sana on July 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Aww, i am loving these pics, glad you two can celebrate America’s birthday together!

  28. Namaste Gurl on July 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Happy 4th of July! Wishing you and the pilot a safe, happy and healthy one 🙂

  29. Lisa on July 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    We are relaxing by the pool, grilling out and watching fireworks! I’m making the vegan burgers and kale you made plus some coleslaw, hotdogs, tots, baked onionrings, watermelon & pineapple, & cupcakes with flags. Whew. Have a great 4th. Thanks to Tom & the military!

  30. Allison @ Food for Healing on July 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    happy 4th! i had friday off for Canada day, so i still got to enjoy a nice long weekend!

  31. Linz on July 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I ran a 1-mile race this morning for the 4th and then the hubby and I got in some great pool time. I made a festive 4th of July dessert and now we are spending quality time relaxing before we go to the in-laws for a bbq. 🙂

  32. Tracy @ Commit to Fit on July 4, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Just got back from the cottage and off to teach tonight! I am loving Turbo Fire lately, which one is your fave?

    • Fitnessista on July 4, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      both of the 45 min ones- but i love them all!

  33. Dana Marie on July 4, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Ive been having a movie marathon weekend! not exactly a plan- my lock on my door broke and no one is around to fix it– i was actually locked in for awhile.

  34. Laura @ Backstage Pass on July 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    That pool looks lovely!
    We went to a baseball game with friends… tailgated and the whole nine yards 🙂 It was a blast!

  35. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Happy 4th of July! Hope you’re enjoying it!

    It’s just a normal ol’ day here in Canada, so I spent it at work! But I did enjoy a BBQed dinner out on the patio with my parents!

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