I’m thankful

For my amazing familia


(My nana!!! Hope it’s ok I put a pic of you on here, Friend)

For dogs


meandbell  viesser dogs

Goat cheese and vino

goatcheese vino 

Both types of crack… the “berry” and “Mary”

crack hummusandcrack

Old friends


Blog friends!

blogfriends redladies

blogfriends michelleandi



Raw foods!! (all foods, actually)

salad spring rolls

For being married to the love of my life


Who looks like a creeper with a mustache


and who helps to keep us safe and protect our freedoms, so that I can write this little blog





for all you YOU who keep reading and coming back 😀

I am so grateful to all of you for putting up with my goofiness, making every day brighter and making this little blog a safe, fun and superchill place to talk about food and fitness.

Have a safe and wonderful day.



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  1. Jocelyn on November 26, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Love this!!! <3 Have a great thanksgiving!

  2. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 26, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving friend!!! Have a wonderful day 🙂

  3. Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) on November 26, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Love it. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Scorpio Woman on November 26, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I wish you a great Thanksgiving 🙂

  5. Jessica on November 26, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    LOVE it! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Alice on November 26, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I love your american tradition of thanksgiving – wish we had something similar in Australia.

    Your pilot is hilarious with his moustache – was he doing ‘movember’? Or is that something we have here that you guys do not?

    Have a great thanksgiving.

    • Fitnessista on November 26, 2009 at 1:52 pm

      haha i haven’t heard of movember, but when the guys are deployed, they grow out their mustaches the entire time. it’s pretty ridiculous 😀
      have a wonderful day <3

  7. TorontoGirloutWest on November 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Have a blast during Shrimpsgiving!!!!! As a fellow pescatarian I LOVE the name! 😉

  8. glowingstrong on November 26, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I love your blog and have been a long-time follower. I just started my own that you can visit if you would like. Also, I was directed to use by HEAB for suggestion for exercise program. I am a complete novice to exercise. I would like to start up a treadmill walking/biking program and a strength training program but not sure where to start. It has to be moderate since I am new to it. But I want to feel good about myself. Any thoughts ?

    • Fitnessista on November 26, 2009 at 4:04 pm

      hey girl,
      maybe give the summer shape up plan a whirl??
      all the info you need is here:
      http://fitnessista.com/?page_id=478 (starting w week 1)
      please let me know if you need help or have any questions!

  9. Leah on November 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!! Im a new reader to your blog, but I LOVE it! You’re such an inspriation.

  10. Sana on November 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Sweet post Gina, happy shrimpsgiving 🙂 hope you have an awesome and I am thankful for your blog 🙂

  11. katie on November 26, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Great post! I’m thankful for you too! Please tell the pilot thank you for his service to our country!!

  12. Shelby on November 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Gina! I’m so very thankful to read your blog and to know you as a friend 🙂

  13. Jenn (eating bender) on November 26, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I heart you, lovely Gina! I’m so thankful that your blog came into my life and hope you enjoy this very special holiday with your family. I look forward to perhaps seeing you in a month and continuing our friendship both in the blogosphere and out 🙂 You make me happy!

  14. VeggieGirl on November 26, 2009 at 3:45 pm


  15. Michelle on November 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Great post Gina, Happy Thanksgiving! (Or should I say happy Shrimpsgiving?)

  16. chrysta on November 26, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Hey! I love this post! Fun reads=) I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  17. Kelly on November 26, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I am thankful for your amazing blog and for getting to see another healthful role model!

  18. Katie on November 26, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Best part: “…who looks like a creeper with a mustache”. Haha!

    Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  19. elizabeth on November 26, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    awhhh happy thanksgiving!!

  20. Lisa on November 26, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Very cute pics; that’s what it’s all about. Thank you for you. Hope you had a good day.

  21. Erin on November 26, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Happy Thanks/Shrimpsgiving Gina!! I’m thankful for bloggers like you!

  22. Lisa on November 26, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    The other aussie here (i wonder how many australian readers you have?! I didn’t realise you were such an international sensation!! I thought i was the outsider!)… no thanksgiving for us but my mum is friends with the american consulate’s wife here in Perth, so we decided (mum and i) that we’d share what we were thankful for anyway. Just without the pumpkin pie or ham haha
    Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving, seems like you are a very blessed person – i feel the same way about my life and it is so important to remember these things when you have a bad patch. Or when your husband eats ALL the icecream… maybe that’s just me :o)
    Thanks for such a bright and happy post!

  23. Laura J. on November 26, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving (or in your case Shrimpsgiving:))!! I’m thankful for you and your bloggy!! I’ve learned so much about living a healthier lifestyle from your lovely blog, so thank you 🙂 Your blog is truly a gem!

  24. Gina G on November 26, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    were thankful for you too Gina! Happy Thanksgiving! =)

  25. barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) on November 26, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I’m thankful for allot but certainly thankful for awesome cool blogs to read. Thanks for keeping it real girl!


  26. carolinebee on November 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    You.TOO!!! xo 🙂

  27. caronae on November 26, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    What a sweet Thanksgiving post! Have an awesome day with family/friends!

  28. Erica on November 26, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    And to you too pretty lady! Hope you’re having a fantastic day

  29. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 26, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  30. Romy on November 27, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Hi Gina,
    what a great Thanksgiving Post! I thank you for blogging!! I love it so much I check it out everyday 🙂
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day!!

  31. Pure2Raw Twins on November 27, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Aww, I am thankful for our friendship too!! Thanks for including me in such a great list.

  32. Melissa S. on November 27, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    We’re thankful for you too!!!

  33. Katy @ These Beautiful Feet on November 27, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Cute! I love it. I am really thankful for you and the amazing bloggers whose writing makes me laugh and smile everyday. You all have inspired me to write and become healthier, which in turn has made me so much happier! So thank YOU! You’re great! 🙂

  34. Rebekah on November 29, 2009 at 3:04 am

    As I was scrolling down the page I thought “Nah, he wouldn’t look like a cree- OMG he DOES look like a creeper!!”

    Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 29, 2009 at 9:31 am

      HAHAH! that is why he’s not allowed to have a mustache in the states.. little children run away crying 🙂

  35. Erin on December 20, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    And I’m thankful for YOU…for bringing joy and light to my life…and putting a face to our amazing service ppl (hi pilot! thanks for alllll that you do) 🙂 You are such an inspiration to stay on the healthy track. I LOVE YOU GINA!
    P.S. Yeah I’m a little behind on reading your blog…working through my Google Reader and saving the best for last bby! 🙂

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