Hi guys! How’s your morning going?? Hope it’s been bueno so far <3

I had every intention of blogging last night… until our internet went kaput, so I crawled on the couch with puppers and a blanket and crashed out while the Pilot was fixing it. He carried me up to bed around midnight 🙂

We got into Valdizzy safe and sound yesterday afternoon.


Bella tried to eat the Pilot’s Wendy’s


We hit a bump and scalding tea splashed onto my leg


To which we started saying “Tea burned me! That really hurt!”

Using this voice:

Yes, we are giant goofers 🙂

I had to go into work for a training appointment and while I was gone, the Pilot picked up this little queen.


We missed her regal face 😀

I made some blondies (with chocolate chips, goat’s milk yogurt, protein and flax)


and while they were *good*, they’re not perfect. I’ll post the recipe when they’re everything I want them to be, because the ingredients are stellar 🙂

This morning, after having a protein blondie, I made some bfast cookie dough cereal:


(topped with raw cacao cereal for crunch and 1/2 banana)

and am about to start on the day’s to-dos.

-Doctor’s appointments/dogs appointments

-Call moving company

-Get the rest of the boxes

-Finish packing the office

-Workout (TurboFire + weights)

-Two training appointments

It definitely feels like a limbo over here. These next few weeks are going to be a little weird through this transition phase and getting to Orlando- thanks for sticking around with me 🙂

The good news? I GOT A JOB 😀 I’m not going to post *where* for safety reasons (my job has never been a focus of the blog anyway), but it’s something I’m really excited about. I’m sure you’ll be able to figure it out eventually 😉

I’m out!



Something to talk about: Anyone else going through a transition phase right now? When was the last time you felt like you were in life limbo? For me, it was the time period between getting married to the Pilot and moving to Valdosta. We moved to North Carolina (where he was stationed) for two months, then had to come to Tucson for training (1 month) and then moved to Valdosta the next month. It felt SO good to finally get settled somewhere!

Something to think: “A good workout is like a huge cry for your body. It feels so good when it’s over” – yesterday’s yoga class

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet on September 7, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Congrats on the job! 🙂 Very excited for you!
    And I can’t even count the amount of times we have been in hysterics over that video… hahah.

    And my only real “limbo” time was when I got married and moved, then shortly moved again. I never moved far tho – I’ve always had it easy!

  2. Heather (Perspective Is Everything) on September 7, 2010 at 9:14 am

    OH.EM.GEE! Totally going through a limbo-phase right now.
    My hubby decided to quit his job and fly from Wisconsin to Seattle to find a new job and a place for us to live. Neither of us have previously been there!
    Spontanaeity anyone??
    So, my daughter and I are sitting here in Wisconsin waiting for the call to say, “everything’s set up, come on out to Seattle!”
    Congrats on the job 🙂 It’s always a blessing to be excited about a job!

  3. Sagan on September 7, 2010 at 9:15 am

    CONGRATULATIONS on the new job! That’s very exciting. Looking forward to hearing more about it 🙂

    Cookie dough cereal YUM.

    I’m sort of going through a transition period right now, trying to round up some solid freelancing positions so that I can quit my receptionist job completely. Now that I’m really settled into my condo, though, that moving transition period is ended – such a relief.

    PS OUCH on the hot tea.

  4. Roselyn on September 7, 2010 at 9:20 am

    We were in limbo from April to August of this yr because the Hubby got stationed in MD and we had to wait 4 months for a house. My two boys and I stayed with family in VA in the mean time and it was tough! Feeling unsettled was hard for me bc I’m a scheduler who usually has every hr scheduled to a “T”. Thankfully we’re settled nicely in MD now so life can resume. Good luck! 🙂

  5. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty on September 7, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Congrats on the job!!

    I am totally in a transition phase. Today I am starting school, after 12 years of being out. Honestly, I’m freaking out… but I know it will be awesome, and my job at the end of the program will be amazing!!

    Have a great day!

  6. Ashley on September 7, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I’m totally going through a limbo phase at the moment. My fiance is currently 4 hours away and working full time while I am in my last semester of college doing a full time internship. I haven’t really settled in this semester and don’t expect to because it’s going to be over before I know it, ya know?
    I graduate December 3rd, then am in limbo once again until we get married January 8th.

    Congrats on the job!

  7. Jennifer N. on September 7, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Transistioning right now as well! My DH decided my DD6 would go to 1st grade this year. I homeschooled her for her prek to K years. She is having a BALL and I am even enjoying some free time…but ya know..I don’t know what I will be doing next and it’s kind of odd. Still have DS4 home with me though!

  8. Stefania on September 7, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Good Morning,

    Congratulations on your new job! Your recipes look awesome! How do you prepare your self for the “limbo”?

    I have been in transition for 6 months, I took a new role that is a few states away, I commute there 2-3x a week. I am trying to sell my condo but with the market, it really hasn’t gone my way. My partner travels for work and is in the midst of changing companies that will most likely incur more travel. It’s fun to be in limbo for a while, do not know what to expect, but I guess at this point.. its been a bit drawn out. We just started crossfit to try something new and change up the workouts, that and running keeps my mind sane.

    Anyhoo, looking forward to connecting with some new folks.

    Be well,

  9. Stefanie @thenewhealthy on September 7, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations on the job! 🙂 My limbo has to do with the fact that I will graduate in December, and I have *no idea* what I will be doing afterward!! Grad school, straight into the workforce, take the spring to figure it out…? It’s hard not knowing what will happen next!

  10. Jess on September 7, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Hells yeah—in order to become an RD, I need to do a dietetic internship, and it’s very competitive. Application deadline’s in a little over 2 weeks and then after that, it’s two months of waiting to find out if I can continue as hoped or put Plan B into action. Haha and then my boyfriend’s med school application process begins…I’m trying to keep an open mind, but oh dear. I have a few long-term career plans but I’m afraid to get too attached yet. Trying to stay positive : )

    Congrats on the new job. That’s so exciting!

  11. Shari B. on September 7, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Hey Gina, great news on the job! Congrats! I’m definitely feeling in a phase of transition right now. I wrapped up my old job last Friday and am getting ready to start school to become a Natural Foods Chef. It feels weird to let go of that ‘steady paycheck’ and rely solely on my personal training again to get me through this time. I’m super excited though. As I’m sure you are about your move and your new job! Hang in there, it’ll fly by!

  12. Little Bookworm on September 7, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Congratulations on the job! 😀

  13. Holly @ couchpotatoathlete on September 7, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Congrats on the job! I hope you enjoy it!

    Limbo is a tough time — you are just kind of waiting for things to fall into place. Just keep reminding yourself that it will be worked out eventually and hopefully that will offer you some peace of mind.

    I’ve been enjoying your bfast cookie dough cereal — it tastes great!

  14. Samantha @ A Blonde Behind The Bar on September 7, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Goodmorning & Congrats on the new job!!

  15. Sandra on September 7, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Congrats on the job Gina! I’m not in limbo now, just crazy stress mode since I start my online classes for my bachelor’s degree today. Tell me how I’m going to balance work, a baby, and classes?! It’s craziness, but I love it.

    The last time I was in limbo was when I moved in with the ‘rents after leaving my ex-husband and then found out a week later I was preggo. Nice, right? But that was 2 years ago, and life is peachy keen now 🙂

  16. jenna on September 7, 2010 at 10:04 am

    🙂 congrats on getting a new job! how exciting! looking forward to your blodie recipe.

  17. Chocolate Covered Katie on September 7, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Oooh congratulations on the job, pretty lady!

    And also, I wanted to thank you so much for your sweet birthday wishes yesterday. You really are a sweetheart. But I hope you already knew that.

    P.S. Cookie dough for breakfast!! You are my kinda girl :).

  18. Kelly on September 7, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Congrats on the job! Exciting news!

    I am in a transition right now actually. I went to school to become a teacher two years ago and there is no demand for teachers where I live right now so I have just been supply teaching and doing my own thing. We just finished our summer break too which was getting a bit too much for me! I need something more to do with my time!

  19. Chelsea Anthony on September 7, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Congratulations on the new job, and I’m so glad you had a great weekend with the hubs.
    I feel like I have had many limbo phases the past couple of years; However, right now may be the biggest; finding out the first week of July that CJ was “maybe deploying”. A-10 graduation in mid July, getting to Valdosta August 1st and finding out that CJ is leaving with the rest of the Squadron sooner than we expected and had to finish MQT in 3 weeks instead of the normal 90 days. Needless to say, after being a stress case the first couple of weeks in Valdosta, I have started to become more independant and strong. The past two months have definitely been the craziest so far.

    • Fitnessista on September 7, 2010 at 10:18 am

      it’s definitely weird and stressful, but the military craziness has made me stronger, too 🙂 xoxo

  20. Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow on September 7, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I am feeling in transition right now actually…well, we have been for a while now.

    Since last summer my now husband and I bought our first condo, I left my full time job to start a wellness coaching business, planned our wedding, got married, and the husband is now going back to school alongside his full time job. 🙂

    It’s crazy, it’s fun, and sometimes we don’t really know what to do!! But I think at this time in our lives, this is when we do crazy things! Once we are looking towards having a family…that is when I at least hope the transitions will be focused around family and less around our craziness.

  21. Lana Wilson on September 7, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I can’t wait for the blondie recipe…they look delicious!!!
    As for transition phases, I’ve lived in Kentucky and New York for internships in the past two years and I go to school in Texas. I also had to move all my stuff home for the summer because my lease was up at school and I was heading to New York. I then had to live at home for two weeks just before school started. I also just got a full time job (a rotational program) and will be in 4 locations for two years after I graduate! yikes!! So, I totally understand what you are going through. But it sounds like you are making the best of it!!!
    p.s. that is a great quote

  22. Ilana on September 7, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I feel like I am in TOTAL limbo right now – I’m finally figuring out “where” I want to go with my life but there’s so many factors that need to be transitioned and things I need to do to get there – I feel like I’m working working working and there’s no end in sight! But I’ll get there … it’s not easy changing your whole life, I guess it doesn’t just happen overnight. And what really bugs me is that a lot of it is money keeping me in limbo – having to work whatever job I can find so I can pay for my fitness certifications is not so fun right about now, but I know it will be worth it when all is said and done.

    • Fitnessista on September 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

      it will- hang in there!!

  23. BethT on September 7, 2010 at 10:28 am

    def in limbo over here!

    • Fitnessista on September 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

      yes you are!!! exciting limbo though 🙂

  24. Felicia (A taste of Health with Balance) on September 7, 2010 at 10:37 am

    CONGRATS on the job! I am totally in limbo phase right now. I just left my night job as a nurse, and I’m going for my masters in oriental medicine and becoming an acupuncturist. It was something i always dreamed of, then just one day was like why not? i have one chance at life and the opportunity to do it and be happy doing what I love. It also feels amazing to be on a “normal” schedule now- sleeping at NIGHT. I can’t tell you how awful that was for me.
    Anyway, those blondies look amazing , can’t wait for the recipe!

  25. Carrie on September 7, 2010 at 10:48 am

    My husband and I were in limbo while he figured out where he was going to med school. We couldn’t buy a house or put down any roots until we knew where we were going to be. Well, we ended up not going anywhere because he’s going to school in town. Works for me because I got to keep my job and we now have a house. So life’s good for at least the next four years, and then the whole residency thing will throw it right back into limbo.

  26. Whitney on September 7, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Can’t wait for that blondie recipe. I kind of feel like I’m in limbo right now. I am so not happy in my finance job and am have been wanting to get out of the field for awhile now. I have been toying with the idea of getting certified as a personal trainer for months, if not a year, and I think I’m finally going to take the step in ordering the study materials. I just can’t take being unhappy in a job anymore!

  27. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on September 7, 2010 at 10:53 am

    CONGRATULATIONS on the job!!! That’s fantastic! I knew it wouldn’t take long for you to find one. Can’t wait to find out more about it.

    YES I am definitely in limbo right now (or will be, next week). Soon I’ll be starting a new job, getting back into my personal training sessions, getting 2 new fitness certifications, and possibly doing a continuing ed course to help me out with my job. It’ll be busy for sure!

  28. April @ Crazy Fabulous Life on September 7, 2010 at 10:55 am

    That video is hilarious! My kiddo made me play it three times for her 🙂

    Congrats on the job! I hope you love it!

  29. Hilary@coffeeismycarrot on September 7, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Love that quote from yesterday’s yoga and totally agree. They are both cleansing.

    Though I’m very settled now, about a year and a half ago we lived in a town about an hour and a half from here. We were only going ot be there for 1 year while my husband finished vet school then we were moving back here, so I didn’t want to give up my job. I drove back and forth everyday. It was exhausting and I didn’t feel like I really “lived” anywhere. I spent days here and night and weekend there. It all worked out and we are staying put now.

  30. Emily on September 7, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I know what you mean about limbo. Right now my husband and I are getting our house ready to sell so we can move. However we won’t move to a different city (new job) until the end of the year. So it feels like we are just donating stuff and cleaning our house out. Maybe once it is on the market here and we can look for a new house in our new city it will feel real. It’s hard to pack up the stuff you might use over the next 4 months. Oh and also throw into the mix that we are going to have our 1st baby in March — so that sometimes feels like another in limbo life session until we know what it is and start doing stuff (in the new house in Dec /Jan) to get ready.

  31. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on September 7, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Congrats on the job!!! Limbo sessions are always a little weird. I was definitely in limbo last summer– in between cities, jobs, and homes!

    LOL…I love that Charlie video. So cute.

  32. Heather (Heather's Dish) on September 7, 2010 at 11:05 am

    ok, i LOVE that workout quote! so true!

    and congrats on the job 🙂 i have a feeling i know where it is, but regardless i hope it’s a perfect fit for you!

  33. TheHealthyApron on September 7, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Congrats on the new job! Hope it works out for you!! I feel like I am in limbo right now!I thought we would be moving by the end of this year but it looks like we’ll be hanging around until at least early spring ’11. I am super bummed and feel unsettled. We are ready to get out of apt living. ug. The 20s can be a tough age.

    • Fitnessista on September 7, 2010 at 11:17 am

      amen girl

  34. Therese on September 7, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Congrats on the job!!! And just think, this’ll all be over in no time and you’ll be all nice and settled and back into a routine!

  35. Elli @ 16 and Losing It on September 7, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Love that workout quote! I am definitely in a transition right now form summer to school. From doing things on my own schedule to being busy all day with school and all night with homework and working out. Form having time to myself to having every moment being spent doing work for other people. High school is far from easy and the stress sucks but it will be great to see my friends every day and feel more social than I have in 2 months.

  36. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) on September 7, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Congratulations on the job! That is exciting. I feel like we are always in limbo. I wish I could find a job. Urgh…Oh well, some day! I am really happy for you! Enjoy your day!

  37. MoniMeals on September 7, 2010 at 11:15 am

    “Charlie bit me, It really hurt!!!” OMG, holly cuteness, they are adorable and just made me chuckle, chuckle.:)
    Congrats on the job Gina!!!!Great news. 🙂

  38. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on September 7, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Hahaha that video is hilarious! We are and have been in moving limbo mode for months now. Packing is such a drag. We are moving most of our stuff ourselves with our ancient minivan so it’s been exhausting to say the least. It’ll all be over soon though! Glad we’re doing it while it’s not 20 degrees outside though.

  39. Paige @ Running Around Normal on September 7, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Oh gosh, earlier this year I was in limbo from about February until May. My job at work changed drastically for the worst, and I spent those months figuring out how to get out. And on May 21st I left 🙂
    congrats on the job!! So exciting:) Hopefully you can find some stability in this time of limbo:)
    Love the yoga quote – so true.

  40. Jess on September 7, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Wishing you TONS of good luck as you transition from one place to another! I just went through that and am still living in boxes!

    Biggest limbo period is right now for me. Changed career paths and still searching for full-time work, moved to a new place, beginning to consciously eat more organic foods, and currently working my way out of debt.

  41. Joslyn (missfitbliss) on September 7, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Congratulations on the Job!!!

  42. Maria @ Oh Healthy Day on September 7, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Congrats on the new job! Such an exciting feeling when you can start over like that.

    I actually love life transitions. I’ve been so used to moving after high school, that I get an itch about every two to three years. We’ve been settled in our jobs for over 3 years now and I’m constantly keeping my open for new places we can move to. Am I the oddball here? 🙂

  43. Jessica@tastyandtrim on September 7, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Congrats on the job!:) I can definitely relate about going through a transition phase. I just moved downtown Chicago for school from a small suburb. It’s definitely as adjustment!

  44. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on September 7, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Love that yoga quote– it feels so good to have a big cry, and a workout definitely feels like that sometimes! 😀

    I definitely have felt the “limbo” transition phase… I grew up as an Air Force brat, so I had it most of my life!! Now, I work in a separate state as my husband, so I’m traveling a lot back and forth, and it feels amazing to be in one place for a month straight!

    Congrats on the new job!!

  45. Kat (My Fruity Life) on September 7, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Hey girlie 🙂 Hang in there – I find when I reach a ‘limbo’ point in my life, I come out of it and have learned so much about myself and life. Were in limbo right now, living with the in-laws while we pay off bills and find the perfect place to rent/buy. These times can be frustrating but I find I feel so much better when I can just throw my hands in the air and roll with all the bumps along the way. Its totally a mental thing. The power of positivity does wonders – I know you’re good at that!

    xoxo Kat

  46. ashleigh on September 7, 2010 at 11:47 am

    congrats on the new job 🙂

    I can’t believe you moved 3 times in 4 months before… that is a lot of limbo! I hope this time is a bit better 🙂

  47. Courtney @ Bread & Bokeh on September 7, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Congratulations on the new job!!! I love the picture of Bella’s head in the Wendy’s bag!!

  48. fittingbackin on September 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    congrats on the job!!! ew – don’t like that limbo stage. I’m pretty solid now, but def felt the limbo last year with buying a house, moving north, etc.!

  49. Natalie on September 7, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Um…YES! Definite transition time for me right now. My parents are moving to California next week and my husband and I are moving into their house. Well, actually we moved in a month ago! We’ve all been living under the same roof with our stuff packed in boxes. It’s nuts! I’m excited to get settled here in the next few weeks. Congrats on getting the job, that makes a move even more exciting!

  50. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on September 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Yay congrats on the job girl! 😀

    I feel like I’ve kind of been in limbo this summer. I’ve been working on getting healthy again, but I kind of put my life on hold while doing it. I feel like once I get back to university this week, I’ll be starting on a new phase.

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