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Hi friends! Happy Friday! Hope your morning is going well <3


Thank you so much for the crossed fingers on the house- we need β€˜em, fo sho πŸ™‚ We should have a response from the seller by today, which will most likely be a counter-offer. (We low-balled it a little just to play the game)

I woke up extra early this morning to work on an article, and also munched some gluten-free pancakes.


Still LOVING *this* gluten-free mix– makes fluffy, gorgeous pancakes.

I woke up the sleeping Pilot to head to the hospital because my bro, who tore his ACL, is having surgery as I type this.


He’s buff, huh?

The surgery is going to be orthoscopic and his doctor is basically the Tucson version of McDreamy, so he’s in good hands πŸ™‚ My mom and bro’s girlfriend are still at the hospital, and we came down to Good Egg to grab breakfast to take back and hop on the WiFi.

Coffee for me (Mexicali is today’s flavor!):


Juice, French toast, chorizo, bacon and yogurt for the Pilot… that’s how he rolls πŸ˜‰

We’re heading back to the hospital and I’ll be back later today with a full-up blog post- just wanted to say hi πŸ™‚us



Something to talk about: Any awesome April Fool’s pranks out there? I’m not participating this year, but love reading about them on blogs. Sabrina and Caitlin’s were pretty legendary πŸ™‚

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  1. Amelia on April 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Good luck to your bro!

    Waiting for a counter offer always had me on pins and needles. I hope y’all have fun! πŸ™‚

  2. Jackie @ Baking Charms on April 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Hahaha I hadn’t seen Sabrina’s yet until clicking on your link… those two girls are creative!! Too funny! I’m not much of a prankster, I guess πŸ˜›

    Good vibes to your bro <3

  3. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on April 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Yes, Caitlin’s was legendary!!! Good luck to your brother, I hope everything goes well! And enjoy the rest of your Friday afternoon. Sending you lots of good vibes for the house!

  4. Angela @ MyPinkyToes on April 1, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    You two are a gorgeous couple!
    Good luck for your house! I remember how exciting/anxious it was buying a house!

  5. jenna on April 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I hope your brothers surgery goes smoothly! have a lovely friday, gina!!

  6. Ashley @perfectleypeared on April 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    OMG!!! I worked at The Good Egg in Mesa for 7 years!! And the Mexicali is my favorite!! Love the tortilla and black beans and the creamy guac inside!! πŸ™‚

  7. Kate on April 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Hope your brother’s surgery goes well!!

  8. Alicia on April 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Great pic of you and Pilot! I hope everything goes well with your brother πŸ™‚

  9. Jennifer on April 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    My husband just got fired today…neither of us expected b/c he just got a raise and all the compliments made us feel safe. He told me when he was in the office and found out, he actually had to ask them if it was an April Fool’s joke. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. Not a very good day for our family. πŸ™

  10. Joelle on April 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    You guys are very cute πŸ™‚
    I’m in Mass and huge prank here: it snowed! I woke up to the sound of plows boo-hoo!

  11. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    good luck with the house! you gotta low-ball the offers, that way they will still come down. ya gotta work the deals!
    those pancakes look deadly, i might have to make some tomorrow morning for my webinar i am attending. yum
    *tomorrow is my last day for my giveaway!

  12. Jessica @ brighteyesandbusytales on April 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I got fooled big time this morning. I posted the first “fool” on my blog ( and I just got pranked again. My boyfriend told me his little sister broke her arm and would be out for the rest of her HS softball season. I texted her to say that I was sorry and at least she could eat lots of ice cream. She said “that’s ironic” because she just found out she’s lactose intollerant. I felt so bad! Then I realized that I just got fooled again…she was in on it too. Geeze!! Haha πŸ™‚

  13. Holly @ The Runny Egg on April 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Loved Rhodeygirl’s prank. That was hilarious!

    You and the Pilot are so cute!

  14. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on April 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    You’re such a sweet sister! Good luck to your brother and may he heal soon. πŸ™‚

  15. Nina on April 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    That is a great picture of you two! πŸ™‚

  16. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on April 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I had fun with a little one on my blog this morning. I was even able to fool a few peeps! πŸ˜‰

  17. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on April 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    That’s awesome that you put a bid on the house! My hubby and I put an offer on a house too and found out last night that it was accepted : )!!

  18. claire on April 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I think you will appreciate Whole Foods’ website today :

  19. caronae on April 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I may or may not have just put up a little April Fool’s post on my blog. Just sayin… πŸ™‚

  20. jodie on April 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Hope all goes well with your brother. You both are such a beautiful couple.

  21. Jess@atasteofconfidence on April 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Hope everything goes well with your bro!

  22. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on April 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    You look really pretty πŸ™‚ And nice nice with the offer—hope it all turns out peachy for ya!

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      thank you- i feel greasy today haha

      • Tabi on April 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm

        hahaha your response just made me laugh! i love that you’re so normal πŸ™‚

  23. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy on April 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Ooh, love your new hairs (the color looks a bit different). Anywho, I like it. Hope the bro’s surgery goes well and good luck with the house negotiations! I love watching HGTV and specifically House Hunters or Property Virgins.

  24. Eates-a-Lot on April 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Good luck to your brother. My ex-husband had that surgery 2 times. Was pretty miserable both times.

    As for april fools. The best one ever was when I pretended that I wanted to be born on April 1, but in reality I didn’t come out until April 2. My poor mother.

  25. Tracey @ Oliver Rain on April 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Good luck with the house. It’s always nailbiting time but when it happens it goes by so quickly that all of a sudden you are house owners and have no idea how it happened. It’s so fun.

    We had a great town-wide april fool’s joke done a few years ago about tearing out a century’s old bridge across the river that was done by our local newspaper. They talked about bringing in a ferry-system to get from one-side of the city to the other with on-board gambling and everything. It caused a local uproar even when it was revealed as a prank.

  26. Ashley @ Will Run for Food on April 1, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    So exciting about the house! I remember waiting for that phone call to hear if our offer had been accepted…we went back and forth a bit before we reached a final number! Hope your brother has a quick recovery! And your pancakes are making me drool…

  27. Shareece on April 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Love the pic of you & the pilot! So cute.

  28. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on April 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Hope your brother’s surgery went well!

  29. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to your brother! I have had knee surgery twice, not fun, but he’s in such great shape and young and healthy so hopefully he will be back to normal in no time!

    Low balling an offer.. yes, smart move πŸ™‚

    That last pic of you and Pilot is just great!!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  30. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty on April 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    That’s a gorgeous picture of you two!!

    Best wishes for your bro and your house *fingers crossed*

  31. Katie on April 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Last pic, Sweet as ever!

    Best wishes to your brother and a speedy recovery to him too and fingers crossed for god luck on the house ! Happy Weekend !! xoxo <3

  32. Courtney on April 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Gina, you and your husband are such a adorable couple. I like all of your brothers ink! πŸ™‚ And great pancake mix, I must agree.

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      he has some BALLER ink πŸ™‚

  33. Megan on April 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Waiting to hear about your possible house is always nerve racking! I hope your brother’s surgery went well and he has a speedy recovery.

  34. RhodeyGirl on April 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for the shout out. My dad is still laughing about it hours later πŸ™‚

  35. Katie on April 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Here’s a little April Fool’s joke for ya…I can’t believe that this worked so well. In my friend’s office, someone put a note on their copy machine that said “This Machine is Voice Activated”. She said it’s so funny how long people will stand there and say “Copy”, “Copy”, “Copy” out loud over and over until they finally give up and press the buttons. She’s been laughing all day! Ha!

    P.S. – Love your blog!

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      that is HILARIOUS!!!!

  36. My brother snuck over to my parents’ house and wrote “COWBOYS’ BUTTS DRIVE ME NUTS” on the back of my dad’s car. And my dad didn’t notice until he got to work.

    It was revenge for the year my dad told my brother that he got a call from the mom of my brother’s ex– who was pregnant with his child.

    Tough love? πŸ™‚

  37. Stephanie on April 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Good luck on the house offer! Very exciting! Hope your brother’s surgery and recovery are quick and easy.

  38. Errign on April 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Best wishes to your bro! I had my knee scoped a few years ago & the doc was no McSteamy – but he is an amazing surgeon, so I rolled with the punches. πŸ™‚

    Your pancakes look legendary & you and the pilot are so cute…just sayin’.

  39. lian on April 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    hahah ! did you check out ?
    there’s even this, which reminded me of your ‘Whole Paycheck’ name:

    “Speed Up Your Checkout
    Starting April 1st, you can set up a direct deposit account to have your whole paycheck automatically converted to a Whole Foods Market gift card. It’s the fastest and easiest way to pay.”

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      i saw it!!! amazing πŸ™‚

  40. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I hope your brother’s surgery goes well!

    And I’m glad you referred to McSteamy and not McDreamy… Sloan is WAY hotter than Derek. πŸ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      i wouldn’t kick either of them outta bed though, haha

  41. Gena on April 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Speedy recovery to your bro!

  42. Taylor on April 1, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I did the usual- I convinced my family, co-workers, and friends that I was pregnant 2 months after my wedding!

  43. Katherine: Unemployed on April 2, 2011 at 8:38 am

    how do you feel about your bros tatoos?

    • Fitnessista on April 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

      i always tell him not to get more, but then he does. the guy who does them is extremely talented (and safe), and my bro loves them, so that’s all that matters

  44. french toast, yogurt and chrizo? wow what an interesting combination πŸ™‚
    male mind channels pregnant lady?

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