Happy Mother’s Day

To my madre,


who always puts her children before herself and has taught me so much about life and love.

To my nana,


who radiates with love… she’s the glue that holds our family together.

To my nana and stepmom,


for setting an example of how to be an amazing wife and mother, and for throwing killer dinner parties 😉

To my nana-nana

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spunky and gorgeous… I’m very fortunate to be able to visit my great grandmother anytime, since she’s here in Tucson.

To all of the moms out there,

the auties, caregivers, moms of fur children


(Viesa and Ashley)

blog moms whom I admire so greatly <3


and all of the momsto-be.

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Happy Mother’s Day <3


I’m off to spend the morning with the fam, then my bro and I are Iron Chef battling it out tonight 😉

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See ya later today!



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  1. Brittany on May 8, 2011 at 10:54 am

    What a sweet post! Have a lovely day with the fam!

  2. April @ Grits and Granola Bars on May 8, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Awwwww! That pic of your Mama really shows how much you two look alike 🙂

  3. Kate on May 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Aww, how sweet! Have an awesome day with your family 🙂

  4. Marie on May 8, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Is that your way of saying you are a mom to be??

    • Fitnessista on May 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

      no i’ll tell you guys straight up when that time comes 🙂 all of my pics of sabrina are with me

      • Marie on May 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm

        Okay! Haha. The picture came immediately after you said and moms to be, that’s why I thought maaayyybbe…haha

        • Fitnessista on May 9, 2011 at 12:49 am


    • Krista on May 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      I thought the same thing when I saw the picture of her with Sabrina!

  5. alexa on May 8, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Ahhhhhh I’ve been a silent reader for years, but I’m DIEEEEEEEING to know if u and pilot are going to be blessed with a little gina soon!! I feel like your hinting at it.. But maybe I’m just crazy! I would be SO excited for u!!

  6. ellalinea on May 8, 2011 at 11:08 am

    How sweet!:)

  7. Betsy on May 8, 2011 at 11:16 am

    As a mom I would like to thank you! Your blog is always upbeat and inspirational. When I take my mommy break when the little one goes to bed, I always jump on your blog to see whats new! I even have my husband looking over my shoulder because he loves to here about the pilot! Thanks!

  8. Lydial on May 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

    This is so sweet! It made me smile, I’m a new reader but I’m loving your blog!

  9. jen @ taste life on May 8, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Aw, what a lovely and sweet post. So true that without our moms and the other great women in our lives, we would not be who we are!

  10. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on May 8, 2011 at 11:34 am

    This is such a sweet tribute post- I love that you included the moms to be as well. I feel like mother’s day is extra special when you’re expecting 🙂 Enjoy the time with your family today!

  11. Holly @ The Runny Egg on May 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    What a cute post!!!

  12. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on May 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Your mom’s hair and my mom’s hair could have been twins in the 80s. LOL!

  13. Ashley @ Feeding Ashley on May 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Such a sweet post 🙂

  14. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on May 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Cute post! Enjoy your time with your fam!

  15. Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit on May 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    lovely post! happy mother’s day to all the wonderful women in your life!

  16. Tami on May 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    i was going to ask what Marie asked…i had the best mother’s day yet…my mother took my kids for the weekend! it was so nice to be home with just me and my husband.

  17. jodie on May 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Wow, you look so much like your mom.

  18. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on May 8, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to the mamas and nanas in your life and everyone’s life. I am touched you thought to include me in this post, Gina. Seriously, means the world. Thank you!!! Being a mom is my #1 job in life and if I don’t do that well, then none of the rest of it matters, so thank you for saying I am one of the moms you admire.

    One day you will be an AMAZING!!! mom…I mean, I just know this with every fiber of my being. That you will be The Best! (And that your kids will have awesome food to eat too…:))

    Lovely tribute post to the mom’s in your life. Just beautiful.

    Have a wonderful day!

  19. Madre on May 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    My Dear Sweet Gina
    Thank you for making me a Mom! We have such wonderful strong women to look to in our family. How truely blessed we are to have them! It’s a beautiful post. I Love You! Madre

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2011 at 12:50 am

      i love you- so thankful i was able to spend the day with you <3

  20. Pure2raw twins on May 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Happy Mothers day to all the beautiful ladies in your life!!!

  21. Whitney @ Whitinspired on May 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Minus the ’90s hair and clothes, you and your mom could be twins!!!

  22. Michelle C on May 8, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Awww that picture of Viesa and Ashley (her new family, i’m guessing?) is so sweet. They both look so happy!

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2011 at 12:49 am

      yup her new mom 🙂 aren’t they perfect together?

  23. Katie on May 8, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to your wonderful mother!!!!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all moms for sure!!

  24. kaila @ healthy helper! on May 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Great post Gina! I’m rooting for you for the chef throw down!

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2011 at 12:21 am

      thank you haha

  25. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 8, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    This post was so cute! I hope you enjoyed the day with your family! 🙂

  26. Annamaria on May 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Aw, how sweet! And you really look like your mom when she was younger in that first picture!

  27. Heather Eats Almond Butter on May 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Aww, thanks so much sweet Gina. Your Mother’s Day posts always bring a smile to my face as you have generations of wonderful, strong, and amazing moms in your life. What a gift!

  28. suzi on May 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    AWWWWWWWWW the comment from your Madre is the sweetest thing EVER!!!!

  29. Mama Pea on May 8, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Thanks, sweet girl! I have a feeling you’ll be on this list in the not-so-distant future and it sounds like you learned how to be a mama from the best!

  30. Emma Ellis on May 9, 2011 at 5:18 am

    You and your mum look so alike! Is that you when you were little in the first photo?

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

      yeah i think i was 3 🙂

  31. Rachel on June 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Haha! You were Totally a mom to be in this post. Some of us got the hint, I totally didn’t. Fun to look back at now lol.

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