Memorial Day

While we’re enjoying a BBQ with friends,

while I’m smashing 15 avocados to make guacamole,

and Livi’s giggles are the soundtrack,

I’ll be keeping in mind the sacrifices made by so many to protect our freedoms. I’ll be praying for the families of the heroes who lost their lives,

sending love and wishes for a safe return to those fighting to defend us today. 

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“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”  

– George S. Patton

Thank you to all of our military service members and their families this Memorial Day <3

See ya tomorrow with the first round of Summer Shape Up details! It starts one week from today 🙂



 It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.  Patton, George S.

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  1. Kandi on May 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Thank you to the Pilot and your family for serving our country!!

  2. Lisa on May 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Major thanks and blessings to the Pilot and everyone else who serve! Have a beautiful Memorial Day!

  3. Anna @ Your Healthy Place on May 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Have a great Memorial Day! Great message, too often we skip over the fact that that these ‘holidays’ are actually ones of remembrance. Enjoy your time with your family x

  4. Carrie on May 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Yes, well said. Thank God such men lived and live.

  5. Sarah @ Yogi in Action on May 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I’m sure this holiday is extra special to your and your family’s heart!

    I hope you enjoy your extra day with your family!

  6. kt h on May 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Excellent Patton quote. I was watching Les Miserables (finally) the other night, bawling my eyes out and feeling really sad about the passage of time and the idea of loved ones dying. Patton is right though, I have to remember to be present and enjoy the time I have with the wonderful people in my life. I’m glad you are doing the same today!

  7. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on May 27, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Happy Memorial Day! I hope you and your family have a wonderful time celebrating!

  8. Holli on May 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Thank you for mentioning the true meaning of Memorial Day on your Blog. I’m saddened to read many that don’t even give a “thanks” to our men and women in uniform today. You are top-notch, Gina!

  9. purelytwins on May 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Happy Memorial to you and your beautiful family!!! HUGS

  10. Victoria @ Reluctantly Skinny on May 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    thanks for reminding us of this! too often people think memorial day is nothing but national barbecue day, and it’s so much more than that! glad the pilot is home safe with you this year =)

  11. Misty on May 28, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Thank you to the Pilot and his family for your selfless service so that my family can enjoy safety and freedom. We love you!!!

  12. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on May 28, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Well put Gina!

  13. Brooke on May 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Can’t wait to get started on the workouts!

  14. Nicki on May 28, 2013 at 11:40 pm


  15. Danica @ It's Progression on May 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    That picture gives me chills….it’s amazing….

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