Island Adventures

Heyyyyy ๐Ÿ˜€ Howโ€™s your day going? Hope youโ€™ve had a happy Monday. Thank you so much for your kind words on the professional photos– I was glad we did it, as we rarely get pro photos taken. Also, Iโ€™m so happy yaโ€™ll like Saraโ€™s guest post– sheโ€™s an inspiration, fo sho ๐Ÿ™‚


Last night was a typical rowdy, fun, glorious Island night.

We saw a local theatre group perform here at the resort:


and then met up with some friends at the pub.


There are about 6 couples that weโ€™ve hung out with since we arrived, and theyโ€™ve all been a blasty to chill with.

Weโ€™ve also made friends with some of the servers, especially the ones who will booty-shake with us ๐Ÿ˜‰

john and pati

Love it.

Needless to say, after a late night, it was a little rough to get motivated for month 2 of Insanity.. but I did it!


Um, yeah.

Month 2 is NOT for suckas. This is serious biznazz.

Action shots, courtesy of the pilot, who ate his breakfast and watched me sweat my face off and swear at Shaun T. I love Shaun T., but sometimes heโ€™s meanโ€ฆ like today.

me (2)

me (3)

me (4)

me (5)

I couldnโ€™t chug this orange juice fast enough when it was all over.


+ oats (I ate about half, because Iโ€™m positive they made them with milk, but needed the carbs)


+ smoked salmon and egg white omelet


We spent a lot of the day out reading on the beach and in the cabana, ate lunch, and were presented with these lovely coconut drinks.

coconut drinks

AMAZING ๐Ÿ˜€ I shared one with the pilot, and gave the other to Jeni, who just got here with her pilot!

We came back to the room to shower and get ready, and saw beautiful towel heart that housekeeping left on the bed.


Weโ€™re off to meet Jeni and her hubby for dinner, then watching fire dancers, limbo and line dancing at the pub.

Have a great night <3



Upcoming: Summer Shape Up 2010 starts exactly ONE WEEK from today! Get ready ๐Ÿ˜€

-Full review of the resort weโ€™ve been staying at

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  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) on May 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    you guys are having the vacation of my dreams ๐Ÿ™‚ i love getting to see your shenanigans while you’re there! have a tropical drink for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on May 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm

      twist my arm, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. sarah on May 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Can’t wait for the review!

  3. Gracie @ Girl Meets Health on May 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I love your vacation posts because I’m totally living vicariously in the Bahamas through you, hahaha. But let’s be honest…when I was on my Spring vacation in Mexico I started out well (went to the gym a few times and ate “in moderation”) but that was all thrown out the window by about day 3 :/ You are truly motivating!

  4. Jenny on May 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I love how the pilot took pics! That’s awesome:)

  5. Lauren @ eater not a runner on May 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    So fun, and I love the action shots ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on May 17, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Please pass my a coconut drink through the computer. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Amara on May 17, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks for showing the TRUE face of insanity ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m training for a relay, and have got the third leg of a sixteen run still to do tonight. I’m not excited –but you inspired me. We can do hard things right??? I know I feel great when it’s over!

    • Fitnessista on May 17, 2010 at 11:57 pm

      exactly- the feeling when you’re done is the BEST feeling ever ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Whitney@Whitinspired on May 17, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Geez. I think I need a little Insanity in my life. Can’t wait for the Summer Shape up@

  9. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on May 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I’m really impressed how much working out you’re doing. Usually I give up way too soon when the beach calls. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on May 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Wow that Insanity is not for the weak! I hope I’d be able to keep up with the program. Looks like it really gets you into shape though!

  11. Anya @ Eat Love Cherries on May 17, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Whoa, you’re a sweaty beast! You seem so motivated to get through workouts, that’s great ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Katherine on May 17, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    how long are those sessions? I love how intense your face looks

    • Fitnessista on May 17, 2010 at 11:56 pm

      month 2 workouts are an hour

  13. Melissa @ For the Love of Health on May 17, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    looks like so much fun!
    good for you for working out like mad on vacay! a dedicated woman!

  14. Joy (A Little Bit Fit) on May 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Happy vacation! Way to rock the vacation workouts. What an inspiration!

  15. Brittany on May 17, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    It looks like you guys are having a total blast! I love that your motivated enough to keep doing insanity throughout your vacay. After reading about your experience with it I want to try it out myself – although I must admit, I’m a little scuuured. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Angie on May 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    LOL…love that you are sticking with the Insanity while on vacay. I am glad i am not the only one who does that..and I swear at shaun t too every morning. we have a love hate relationship. i start month 2 this week. i cant wait. i watched the videos this weekend…im nervous but ready.

  17. on May 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    enjoy the fire dancers.. hopefully u get to try a little dancin out for yourself! what a blast! <3

  18. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh on May 17, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    can’t wait for the summer shape up! can you be my shaun t?

    • Fitnessista on May 17, 2010 at 11:55 pm

      heck yeah ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) on May 17, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Looks like a ton of fun! Enjoy dinner tonight!

  20. Kris | on May 17, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Great pics! Is Insanity all cardio? I know I need to up my cardio (even though I hate it!) but I am too scared to loose size in the “girls” you know… much cardio do you do a week?

    I admire you for rocking these workouts!


    • Fitnessista on May 17, 2010 at 11:55 pm

      hey girl- it’s almost all cardio and calisthenics. LOTS of jumping, squats, push-ups, etc.
      i do 6 days of cardio each week ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Pure2raw twins on May 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Oh man I cannot wait for month 2!! Love the coconut drinks ; ) Glad you meet some cool peeps to hang with, how fun!!

  22. christina cadden on May 17, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Look at you go! Have fun!

  23. Ilana on May 17, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    oh Gina you are bad-ass!

  24. Jennifer S on May 18, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Gina, Is that really all the space you needed to do the workout?

    • Fitnessista on May 18, 2010 at 8:47 am

      yes- you can do it in a pretty small space!

  25. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on May 18, 2010 at 7:38 am

    These pictures make me so excited for my Insanity DVDs to arrive ๐Ÿ™‚ I never order oats at hotels/restaurants because of the milk thing, I wish they offered soy milk!! Enjoy the last part of your trip!!

  26. Johnna on May 18, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I have been debating between Insanity and P90X. Any tips or insights from anyone who has done both would be wonderful!

    Gina – you gave away where you are staying but still can’t wait for the review since I’ve never been to that particular resort! Looks like the place is beautiful and your trip was all you’d hoped it would be.

    Can’t wait for Summer Shape Up!

  27. Katherine on May 18, 2010 at 8:22 am

    ((If you’re at the air port, go to Haagen-Daz! free scoop day: check out my post for details!))

  28. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 18, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I’ve always been sceptical about trying out exercise videos because I was never sure that they would give me that good of a workout. But I think Insanity has changed my mind. It looks intense! ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. McPinks on May 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Looks like you had a great time! Looking forward to the Summer Shape up plan as my current bootcamp is coming to an end and I need something new to shake me up!

    Ohhh and I discovered almond butter and vanilla soy milk! – where have these been my whole life!

  30. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on May 18, 2010 at 8:50 am

    can I say the pilot looks super seksi in that picture? ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love your action shots. You are hard core! Your legs look amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on May 18, 2010 at 10:16 am

      hahah totally allowed- he’s a seksi man ๐Ÿ™‚
      thank you!!

  31. Paige (Running Around Normal) on May 18, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Ahhh thanks for that 5 minute trip to the Bahamas ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoyed every minute of it! Especially the fruity coconut drinks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on May 18, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Woo!!! I can’t believe you did that workout after a night out! You are brave, girl! Looks like you’re having a fantastic trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Ryane on May 18, 2010 at 9:55 am

    What a fun vacation – glad it’s been a blasty for you two!

    Q – I know you had knee issues when you while you were dating Running. Does all the jumping/plyo affect your knees during Insanity? Or do you still ice/biofreeze?

    • Fitnessista on May 18, 2010 at 10:15 am

      hey girl,
      before the half marathon, i never had knee issues. it was the running/overtraining that did it. since i stopped, i’ve had no probs ๐Ÿ™‚ still ice occasionally and haven’t done the biofreeze in a while. glad to know i have it if i need it though! my joints are pretty used to plyo type stuff from dancing for so long

  34. Amy Lynn on May 18, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Hey Gina! I just did max cardio conditioning (month 2) for my first time last night… i feel yah, girl!! i dont know about you, but the one thing that hurt on my body was my feet! I thought I was walking on knives!!! I, too, love Shaun T. but my god. how that man does push ups so fast is beyond me! Have a great rest of your vacation!!!!

  35. Maura on May 18, 2010 at 10:28 am

    So excited for the Summer Shape Up!!!

  36. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on May 18, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Oh gosh…Insanity looks…..insane. Glad you guys are having a great time!!

  37. Naomi (onefitfoodie) on May 18, 2010 at 11:16 am

    ahh i start month next week!! so scared!!!!

  38. Kat (myfruitylife) on May 18, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Dont you love a good sweat session?! Where is your red dress from in some of your other pictures? Its so gorgeous, I <3 it.

    • Fitnessista on May 18, 2010 at 11:49 am

      thank you, it’s from guess

  39. GinaJ on May 19, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Hey Gina, from Gina! I am also a pilot’s wife, but my hubby flies Army helicopters. We just had our first child in February, and my husband has been gone for the past year. : ( He will be home soon, and I am doing the best I can to exercise and lose weight for his arrival. I am sure that you know how it is to want to look and feel your best for the homecoming! After I was married seven years ago, I settled into a routine of laziness. I was a fitness junkie for years, and after marriage I basically let myself go. After this depressing funk I realize I have to take control of my life again, especially for my daughter.

    I just want to tell you how inspirational I find your blog. I have spent the past week reading everything, and have become very educated and inspired! Your advice is very motivating for me. Thanks for all the tips and tricks, and I can’t wait for your summer workout!

    • Fitnessista on May 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm

      hey girl,
      that’s AWESOME and i’m so happy your hubby will be home soon! i haven’t done a year (6 months) but i definitely know what you mean about wanting to look and feel your best when he gets home. thank you so much for reading and thank you for you and your husbands service and sacrifice for our country.

      • GinaJ on May 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm

        Same to you and your pilot as well! Deployments are still hard no matter the length.

  40. Christina V. on May 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    How do we sign up for your Summer Shape Up 2010?!? I’m DESPERATE!!

    • Fitnessista on May 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm

      all the info will be up on monday morning ๐Ÿ™‚

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