No Matter Where I am…

I’m never that far from “home”

whole foods

Heh hehe.

How are you guys?? It’s almost Friday! And we’re almost to Tucson- it’s our last day of driving Smile


Madre and I have had a blasty hanging out –I may have taught her the lyrics to the Nicki Minaj “Bottoms Up” rap- and the puppers have been amazing. They love road trips.


Some snackage:


Lunch was HOT BAR Open-mouthed smile

We were conveniently driving through Houston and via Twitter, got directions to heaven on earth:

hot bar

Kale, chickpeas, tuna salad, roasted pumpkin with cinnamon, and beets. I set a Gina record, too! Usually my hot bar feasts are $15-20. That beauteous feast was only $6 something.

We got into Fort Stockton, TX, LATE and after a couple of hotel snafus (key didn’t work multiple times, so we went to another hotel to find out they weren’t pet friendly),

we found a Sleep Inn that was clean and pet-friendly. Baller.


Time for the last leg of the trip! See ya from TUCSON Open-mouthed smile <—- Just saying that makes my heart dance with happiness.



Something to do: This 5-minute workout video! I’ve done vids of short workout moves, but got some requests for actual workout videos. This one will get your heart rate up, for sure – I did it yesterday at the hotel Smile

Some notes:

-Always check with a doc before starting new fitness or nutrition programs. Honor your body and injuries- if it hurts, don’t do it!

-My legs haven’t seen the sun for a long time

-There are a couple of points where it was going to be really tricky to speak clearly and give good form/motivation tips, so I sit on the floor (haha). Didn’t want to be gasping or huffing and puffing at ya Smile

Enjoy and please let me know what you think <3

5 minute cardio workout

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  1. Cara Craves... on December 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Continued safe travels for you and your Mom!

    • Cara Craves... on December 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm

      I was freezing cold sitting in my apartment so I decided to give
      your workout a try…it definitely warmed me up!
      Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nicole on December 9, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Great Post! Just wondering, but where do you go to get your “hot bar” meals?? they look so delicious but I have never heard of them before this blog!

    • Fitnessista on December 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      whole foods 🙂

  3. Sarra on December 9, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Love the video! You’re so cute 🙂 (and you have an amazing body!)

    • Sarra on December 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm

      ps. wouldn’t it be awesome if bottoms up was in turbofire?? (minus the alcohol references) hahaha

      • Fitnessista on December 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm

        that would be AMAZING

    • Fitnessista on December 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      thank you! <3

  4. Fallon on December 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Love it!

  5. Lauren @NoFauxFood on December 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    aww you were in Houston!!!!! That’s home for me 🙂

  6. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on December 9, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    What a special time for your and the madre to go on this cross country trip! I would love to do that with my mom. 🙂

  7. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 9, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Love the vid! After your book, workout videos should be the next thing you tackle hehe. 😉

  8. Rhea (Greek Feaster) on December 9, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    That. Was. Awe. Some.
    (periods and spaces for panting)
    Today was an off-gym day for me, so I went to a movie with my cousin. I feel proud that I came home and had a nice lil burst of exercise with this! Thanks for posting!

  9. Katheryn on December 9, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Great job with the video!

  10. KB on December 10, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I just did the workout. Thanks so much for the video. It’s great – I wasn’t feeling like going to the gym but knew I should do something. It was perfect!

    Wishing you much happiness in your new place and hope that special pilot can join you soon.

  11. Sarah on December 10, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    This was so fun! Thank you!

  12. Amber L on December 11, 2010 at 11:56 am

    The video was great!! You made me laugh with the noodle legs, because I was definitely feeling them! I agree with one of the other commenters that you should do work out videos after the book!

    • Fitnessista on December 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm

      so glad you liked it!
      and that would be AMAZING 🙂

  13. Avery on December 12, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    This is awesome! A tough but quick workout that I doesn’t feel impossible, and you being so fit is great inspiration!

    Good luck on your moving adventure! 🙂

  14. Abby on July 31, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Hi Gina,
    I realize I am a bit behind discovering your cardio blast video but it is sooooo awesome I did this video x3 and wow awesome workout! You are a awesome instructor wish I lived closer to catch some of your classes!

    Thanks for the awesome blog you are an inspiring woman, keep the inspiration coming the world needs more strong woman role models!

    Cheers Abby

  15. Quinn on August 2, 2012 at 12:14 am

    HOLD THE PHONE! Those are your legs when they haven’t seen the sun in a long time?? So tan, SOOO jealous!

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