Photo roulette

You never know what you’re going to get. It’s always kind of fun to put in the SD card and see the forgotten photos; sometimes they’ll sit on there for a few days without editing, and then I’ll see a surprise or two.

Like this one:

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Apparently Caro wanted to improve her dental hygiene by eating Liv’s toothbrush.

This one:

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That would be my enormous brick of chocolate. The Pilot was wondering why I didn’t get my usual pre-scored bars, but little does he know my true intent to carve it into a beautiful statue of his face πŸ˜‰

These goodies from Reebok:

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I’ve partnered with them as an opportunity to try something new -word on the street is that they have a new DANCE LINE. Be still, my Zumba-loving heart- and I wanted to wait until I’d tried the top, sports bra and pants for more than one modality, and washed them to see how the colors held up.

I’m wearing this top and sports bra in the Week 1 workout pics:

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The fabric is super dreamy (the softest, most beautiful bamboo) and no fading so far on the colors, which is awesome since bamboo fabrics tend to fade easily. The clothes were all designed for yoga, but I’ll be wearing the shirt a ton for strength training -it’s very baggy, so I’m one headstand away from flashing the masses in yoga- the bra for yoga (it’s just the right amount of moderate support and comfy fit) and the pants over my short shorts for hot yoga. Ok, I’ve also been using them as pajama pants. The sizing on the pants and top are big though, so if you’re in between, I’d recommend a size down.


This pic, of my latest StitchFix:

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(I kept everything in this box and think I’ll be wearing the dress on Valentine’s Day!)

and our picnic lunch:

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When Liv is taking her morning nap, I’ll usually pack up some food to take with us for the day’s adventures. I’ll get dressed, answer blog comments, and get ready, so when she wakes up, we just just have to pick out her outfit and g-o. Today was a sunflower seed butter and blueberry jam sandwich for her, baby yogurt, pouches, amazeballs (for me while driving) and salmon salad (to share).

Perfect little lunch date and impromptu trip to the zoo. Nana met us there, too!

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It feels good to have a rest day from the gym after Workout #2 (even though I’ll be filming your ab burner tonight! Buckle up, friends.)

Off to pick the pups up at the groomer’s -I feel awful taking Caroline there because she’s scared of the world, but she was starting to get that corn chip aroma, and they take such great care of the girls.

Hope you’re enjoying the night and I’ll see ya in the morning with a NEW Ab burner + your Stairmaster workout for this week.



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  1. Cassie Vaughn on February 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I love Tara Stiles. I just finished my workout (yesterday’s) and it was awesome. Can’t wait for the ab workout tomorrow.

    • Fitnessista on February 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      i love her, too- it’s a goal to take one of her classes one day

  2. melissa on February 5, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    can’t wait for the stairmaster work out!!! i just used on for the first time on sunday! it was a challenge for sure. !! πŸ™‚

  3. Kim on February 5, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Looking forward to the new ab work-out!!!

  4. Allison @ Train Eat Repeat on February 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Ooo a stairmaster workout!

    me = excited πŸ˜€

  5. Jeannie on February 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Yay! Can’t wait to check out the video!

  6. Gina on February 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Ooooh, is that sheer black top with little squares a tunic? it looks super cute! I’m getting my 2nd stitchfix box this week…super excited!

  7. Danielle on February 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I’m so excited about Reebok’s new dance line! Can’t wait for it!

  8. Cassy on February 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Are you going to be showing your latest stitch fix on the fashion page? I love it when you do! I’ve been signed up with them for a little while but have yet to take the plunge.

  9. Christina D on February 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I’ve heard glowing things so far about Reebok’s new line & it looks amazing on you! I love that the top isn’t super tight… Sometimes it’s nice to have something a little baggy πŸ™‚

    did you get your capris (in the workout #1 pic) from JCPenny’s? I just saw some thy look exactly like that when I was there the other day & loved em but wasn’t sure if the quality would hold up. I’m super picky about workout gear quality, don’t want anything falling apart mid workout! πŸ˜€

    • Fitnessista on February 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      thank you!
      i got them at a running store here in tucson- i love them!

  10. Karen on February 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    The clothes you received look so cute!! I think it’s great you get out a lot with Livi, I can’t wait for spring weather in Chicago so that I can get outside with Keely. I ended up doing a nice walking recovery on the treadmill while dinner was cooking tonight. Felt good to sleep in and not workout till later. I am excited to do Workout 2 again tomorrow morning plus some stairmaster. Have a great night!

  11. Aidan on February 5, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Just finished workout 2. WOW. Funny how something can look so easy but kick your butt! Wanted to quit in the middle of the first round but stuck it out for 3 rounds!! Was great! Thanks!

  12. Amy on February 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    First of all- hello! I never post but I love your blog (I think you and your family are absolutely adorable)! So when you posted the clothing from StitchFix it caught my eye (clothing looks adorable) so I googled it and this website looks amazing!!! could you post more about it (if you haven;t already)? I HATE shopping and I can never pick out clothes so I am usually in jeans and a tshirt (lame and feel bad for my wonderful hubby). I wanted to know if you liked this service and would recommend it ? Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on February 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      hey girl!
      i’ve done a few posts on it, here ya go:

      i love it so much. it’s a little tricky to try clothes on at the mall now, so it makes shopping much more convenient

    • Karissa on February 5, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Hi Gina!!

      I was actually wondering about Stitch Fix too!! I just used the invitation you posted and signed up- yay!! πŸ™‚ Thank you!! πŸ˜€ Amy, I’m the same way- I’m just terrible at styling myself, I would love to have somebody help me figure it out! It says I’m on the waiting list- yay! Gina, did you have to wait a long time on the waiting list? (Btw I saw that you’re one of their featured blogs on there- SO cool!) πŸ™‚

      • Fitnessista on February 5, 2013 at 10:59 pm

        thank you! i had to wait a few weeks. if it’s been another week, send an email or tweet them to see if you can get in there! i love it so much

  13. Jeannette on February 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I know you weren’t planning on posting on your stitch fix shipments anymore, but I love seeing what you receive. They’re such fun posts to read!

  14. Sara @ fitcupcaker on February 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    A heart sandwich! SO cute! WHen I saw this picture pop up on my feed I laughed out loud because i thought for sure you were going to say your dog ate your toothbrush and i could totally relate! And thats what you said…my dog eats everything of mine!

  15. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on February 5, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Are you going to do another Stitch Fix post? I always love those! I hope Caroline is doing okay after the groomers!

  16. Ali on February 5, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I love lost photos! That tank is awesome, “who made the rules” we should all ask ourselves that from time to time

  17. Mi-an dela Cruz on February 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I soo want that top!! I’m getting it!

  18. Amanda @ .running with spoons. on February 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I can’t help but laugh at some of the photos I come across on my camera too. Actually, I swear that I forget half of what I do during the day and only remember because I find random pictures that I took. Love the idea of a picnic lunch. So sweet πŸ™‚

  19. Alexandra on February 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Gina, I love all your Stitchfix clothes so far. I was so excited to try it, but I’ve been very disappointed so far. I loved that unique sweater with brown and cream that you got and that new red wrap jacket thing looks lovely on you. I’m going to try a third box and cross my fingers that something good comes this times. I’m hoping third times a charm! But I’m living vicariously through your boxes anywho!

  20. Babs on February 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Sunflower seed butter and blueberry jam sounds so delish. I still find it shocking that in Australia people don’t eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (which I’m sure also includes the sunflower/blueberry variety). My in-laws think I’m crazy for my peanut butter loving ways (oh and they think it’s weird to eat chips with lunch)

  21. Lisa on February 6, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Love seeing what you get in your fixes!

  22. Madison on February 6, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Shuffled my week around a bit so
    I had rest yesterday and did workout 2 today. AYE carumba!! Ima feel that in my butt tomorrow πŸ˜‰ followe with 25 min of HIIT on the elliptical. Wish I coulda jumped rope but physio says no go on the jumping right now.

  23. Lucie on February 6, 2013 at 3:18 am

    I love to zap through my photos, since I always forget about them. I even have to check on my pics to remember what I wanted to write in my post πŸ™‚
    I love that sportsbra! And i can’t wait for the Ab burner, love these.

  24. Melanie on February 6, 2013 at 5:54 am

    You were mentioned in the Australian Cleo!!
    I was like :O

  25. Kelly @ Femme Fitale on February 6, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Sunflower seed butter!? Interesting!!! I’ve not tried…or seen.
    What’s it comparable to in the “nut butter world”?

  26. Anna on February 6, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Hi! I teach a high-intensity Zumba class on Thursday nights, so I am going to try to do Thursday’s Winter Shape Up work out on Friday. I don’t have access to a stairmaster though…any ideas on substitutes for this? I do have access to an elliptical and a treadmill. Tonight, I plan on doing my 15 minute hills on the incline on treadmill.

  27. Courtney on February 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

    LOL @ Caro’s corn chip aroma! We always used to say that my mom’s dog’s feet smelled like Fritos when she needed a bath haha

  28. Lauren @ Eat Like An Elephant on February 6, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I’m excited for the stair workout…I’m bummed the snow on the ground means I can’t get out for a run so I’m going to need something fun to do at the gym tonight!

  29. Lexi on February 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Unrelated to this post (although I do have to add my voice in the camp that likes seeing stitch fix posts!), I was wondering what you think about water ‘enhancers’ such as Crystal Light and Mio? Would you ever drink them? I am not a fan of drinking crystal light every day, but I just tried Mio out of curiosity and I like it.. but I’m kind of nervous that it is just as bad as using sweetener! Would love to hear your input on water enhancers πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on February 6, 2013 at 10:16 am

      it depends what kind of sweetener it is. stevia or real sugar i wouldn’t mind having a little on a regular basis, but i wouldn’t make it a regular thing if it’s aspartame or sucralose

  30. Staci on February 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    STITCHFIX!!! Love it, I get my second fix next week!! Yes please post all your fixes πŸ™‚ i think stitch fix is so awesome and i think the element of surprise is really what makes it so great! When i got my first fix and i saw the little note from my stylist, it felt so personal I was all excited.

  31. Natasha on February 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I like the stitch fix posts too!

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