In with the new

Our New Year’s Eve was filled with



me and meg

(of the human and fur variety)



and fireworks.


Ball so hard.

Fireworks were illegal here for a long as I can remember, and just a few years ago, they changed that.

Needless to say, my brothers and husband were very excited…



We ended up coming home shortly before midnight, and slept in until 11. A lovely holiday indeed 🙂

This morning, the Pilot is cooking pancakes and eggs on the new griddle


and then we’re off for a family hike.

Hope your year is off to an amazing start!

See ya later today with a New Year’s Ab burner <3



Something to think:

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” 

Oprah Winfrey

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  1. Denise on January 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I love fireworks when someone else does them! Our neighbors had some beautiful displays last night!

  2. Rachel on January 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Happy New Year! And Happy Year of the Nugget! 🙂

  3. Laura @ She Eats Well on January 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Happy New Year! And thanks for the continuous inspiration!

  4. Natalie @ southern fit foodie on January 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Happy new year! I know 2012 will be another special year for you! 🙂

    ps – I’m so glad you didn’t have the baby while I was gone on vacation last week – I was a little worried I had missed it!

    • Fitnessista on January 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      haha nope! she’s still cooking 🙂

  5. Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) on January 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Happy new years to your family!

  6. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on January 1, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Have fun on the hike and the pancakes look so perfect and puffy. Fun new griddle.

    I had it in my mind that you were going to go into labor on NYE. Well, looks like the little lady proved me wrong. Happy new year to the 3 of you 🙂

  7. Tee @ She Writes, Bites, and Window Shops on January 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Happy New Year! So excited to read about your expanded family in 2012!

  8. Danielle on January 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Happy New Year! Can’t wait to see baby pics hopefully soon…what a great year this will be for you and your husband! Best wishes 😉

  9. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on January 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    It is so strange to see how fireworks are such a tradition in warmer climates. I don’t know of many who set off fireworks in the north east! Although, this year it could have totally been done with the crazy warm temps!
    Happy New Year, Gina! Your bundle will now be a 2012 babe!!

  10. Melissa @ Hot Chokolate Girl on January 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Happy New Year! I love that quote 🙂

  11. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on January 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    What a perfect night and day! Pancakes and hiking sound so nice right now!

  12. Sana on January 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Men and fireworks. I don’t get it!

  13. Brittany on January 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Happy New Year Gina! I guessed the baby was coming tonight on your site – hopefully I’m right. 🙂

  14. Pure2raw twins on January 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Happy New Year girl!!

    wishing you and your family all the happiness this new year

  15. Leah on January 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for about a year, it’s fantastic! I’m just starting the Making Babies Program, but I’m a terrible cook without taking out all the bad stuff! Can you direct me anywhere I can find yummy recipes like you have here?

    Thanks! Happy New Years!

    • Fitnessista on January 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      have you checked out sparkpeople? they have a lot of great healthy recipes 🙂

      • Leah on January 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

        Thanks! I will!

  16. carrie on January 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    So much for a “lil” tax deduction! ; )

    • Fitnessista on January 1, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      right? we’re going to earn 2012’s though 🙂

  17. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on January 2, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Happy New Year! Pancakes and a hike sound like the perfect way to kick off 2012! 🙂

  18. Allison on January 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Ahhh, fireworks- loveee them! I’d love to have them at my wedding but that probs would be mucho dinero [boo] :S

  19. Lauren on January 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    In that first pic I thought you were sitting with Zooey Deschanel!!!

    • Fitnessista on January 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      doesn’t meggy look just like her??

  20. Steffany on January 3, 2012 at 11:15 am

    My BF is in love with fireworks & every 4th of July spends a great deal of money to put on a show for his family (and it is also one of his sister’s birthdays) !

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