Shaking for the Ta-tas

Hi guys! How are you?? Hope you’ve had a great day so far <3

I spent the morning shaking my booty at my Zumbathon for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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It was SUCH a blasty and we raised over $300 for breast cancer πŸ™‚

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My friend Jessica, who is an AMAZING instructor, co-taught with me. There’s no way I could teach for two hours straight on my own, so I was so glad to have her help and incredible energy <3

jessica

(PS check out her biceps- redonk, right??)

us

Before leaving the casa, I munched a banana with almond butterβ€”didn’t want to have a full belly. About an hour into class, I had a Clif mocha energy gel, which was probably the best-tasting gel I’ve ever had. It was lovely πŸ™‚

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Now, I’m diving face first into a huge bowl of breakfast cookie dough cereal

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and am about to shower my stinky self and scrounge for more food πŸ˜‰

The Pilot came to the Zumbathon and took pics, along with some video, which we’ll post on Monday <3 THANK YOU so much to the bloggies and friends who came out to dance with us- it was for a truly excellent cause.

Have a beautiful Saturday!

xoxo,

Gina

Something to think:

"You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from the scratch once again." –Bikram Choudhury

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55 Comments

  1. Kristina @ spabettie on September 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    this is the BEST quote!! I love it. still struggling with my return to running, so this resonates with my today.

    congrats on a successful and fun zumba morning!! πŸ™‚

  2. Little Bookworm on September 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Congrats on raising $300! Your breakfast cookie dough looks amazing. Looking forward to zumba videos! πŸ˜€

  3. Kate on September 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    LOVE the tank tops! And I wish I had put a breakfast cookie in the fridge last night… yours always look amazing and make me hungry πŸ™‚

  4. shannonmarie (Rawdorable) on September 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    That looks like so much fun. I’m amazed at how popular Zumba has become. What a comeback! I remember getting the DVDs years ago, probably around the time I had my son, who is almost 8 years old now. Something tells me I need to dig those workouts out again. I need to look into finding a class around here. Maybe I could aim to teach one someday. Gotta have goals, right?

  5. Dana Marie on September 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Cool! Looking forward to vid coverage! They should party lights too so it’s like a full-on- party!

  6. Dana Marie on September 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    ps – nice calf there with your open bevel! lol

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm

      hahah! it’s POPPING out, it has a mind of its own really πŸ˜‰

  7. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on September 11, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Congrats Gina! That’s great that you managed to raise so much money for such a good cause. PS. Love your Zumba pants! πŸ™‚

  8. Courtney on September 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Haha. I see Kristal getting down. She’s hilarious!

    Congrats on raising money!

  9. Nicci@NiftyEats on September 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Love the Zumba outfit,that’s great that ya’ll raised that much money!

  10. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on September 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Ahhh that looks awesome! Congrats to you guys!

  11. Erica on September 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    G!!!!!!! Way to go, sister!! πŸ˜€

    As a breast cancer survivor, I thank you SO MUCH for giving your time and energy (and ah-mazing creative-ness!) for such a great cause! It is my prayer that because of generous people like you, that we can find a cure for breast cancer so it is a disease my daughter will never have to fear.((hugs))

    xoxo <3

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm

      i was thinking of your beautiful face the whole time <3
      love you friend!

  12. Elizabeth on September 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Gorgeous girls inside and out! Thanks for supporting the ta-tas (hee hee hee… get it?) Dork = me.

  13. Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun on September 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    What a great thing to do! Not only do you get your workout in, but you also raise $$$ for Breast Cancer! Amazing… πŸ™‚

  14. hippierunner on September 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Great job for shaking it for 2 hours for such a good cause!

  15. Joslyn (missfitbliss) on September 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Great fun! I’ve enjoyed your morning tweets about it.

  16. Kris | iheartwellness.com on September 11, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Doll!!! What a fabulous cause! I love this! It is beautiful when people come together like this….warms my little heart!

    Ok, her bicep is amazing and your calves are fab!!

    I really need to get my booty to zumba, I totally have never tried it!

    PS. Did you get my email a week or so ago?
    xxoo

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm

      thank you!
      NO i didn’t! send again??

  17. Allison on September 11, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    oh i wish! that would have been so much fun with you!

  18. brittany on September 11, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    i still really want to try zumba but i’m so worried about looking crazy i have noooo rhythm! i can’t wait to see the video!! I think it sounds like the best workout ever, i love when you’re having so much fun that you don’t even think of it as a workout!

  19. Kate on September 11, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    That’s awesome! I still have never tried Zumba but I’m going to take a class at my school’s rec center as soon as I find out the fall group fitness schedule πŸ™‚

  20. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    What a great time and what a great cause!!! Here’s to you being awesome! And of course, you look fabooooosh in your workout clothes πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend, Gina!

    πŸ™‚

  21. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on September 11, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Jessica may have awesome biceps, but check out your calf muscle Gina! That is awesome πŸ™‚

    What a fun time, wish you were doing something like that in MN!

    • Emily @ For Sweets Sake on September 12, 2010 at 10:32 am

      haha I was just going to say look at how great gina’s calves look! so jealous πŸ˜‰ congrats on raising money for such a great cause! πŸ™‚

  22. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic on September 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    That looks so fun! And I love that quote by Bikram Choudhury.

  23. MoniMeals on September 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    You make Zumba look so fun! I have got to try it put. Holly biceps is right-redonkulous! But holly calf muscle on you! Wow I am jealous! It is funny as a trainer myslef I can’t help notice body parts/muscles/alignments, hehe.
    What a great idea for the cause and I love your workout gear. :)Have a good weekend Gina.

  24. Karyn on September 11, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    great quote πŸ™‚ and the clinic i’m working at is going to be doing zumba classes and i’m SO excited to sign up. even if it means cutting out of my own work duties πŸ˜‰

  25. christina cadden on September 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Looks like you had a blast and what a great cause you did it for!

  26. Whitney on September 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Looks like so much fun…great job raising $300!

  27. elyssa on September 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    that quote is amazing! random question, gina: where do you buy your frozen cherries? i searched high and low today, both at my whole foods and regular grocery store to no avail πŸ™

  28. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on September 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Great job!! Such a fabulous cause!!!

  29. Wendy @ Seriously Sassy on September 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    The Zumbathon looked like a blast! Fun stuff!!

  30. Sana on September 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I love how bight Zumba clothes are! It’s really like a dance party πŸ˜‰

  31. Stacey @ The Habit of Healthy on September 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    It looks like such a fun class and well done for raising money for such a good cause. Zumba looks like fun!

  32. Annie D @ Annie's Simple Life on September 11, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I have got to try Zumba. So many of my friends do this and RAVE about how fun it is!! I’m missing out!!

  33. Alice on September 11, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Wow looks like fun!
    I plan on trying it next Saturday morning at my gym i a class.
    I have never done it beofre but did dancing for 14 years when I was younger so hopefully I pick it up ok…

  34. Allison on September 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Soooo fun!!! I wish i lived closer and i definitely would have gone!

  35. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on September 11, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    What a great cause, and looks like a super fun event!!

    xo
    Kris

  36. Cara Craves... on September 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Way to bust it out for a good cause!

  37. Heather (Heather's Dish) on September 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    the class looks SO FUN! can’t wait to see the footage the pilot took πŸ™‚

  38. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on September 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Congrats on raising all that money! That’s such a fun idea for a fundraiser. πŸ˜€

  39. Jill on September 11, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    First of all, how are you able to look so amazing after a 2 hour zumbathon and secondly, your calves are hot!! You should be rocking skirts and shorts all year round.

  40. Shelly on September 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I love Jessica’s shoes! So fun!

    • Fitnessista on September 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm

      i know, right?! she has a lot of really cool zumba gear πŸ™‚

  41. Jessica@tastyandtrim on September 11, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Congrats on raising $300, that’s amazing! Looks like it was so much fun πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see the video! That quote is truly inspiring. I honestly believe that it is never too late to make a fresh start and get on the right track!

  42. Natalie on September 11, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Hi Gina!

    I’m a new reader (new = been reading for a few months) and I really enjoy your posts. They’re so informative! Great job with the Zumba fundraiser. We just held one for my nonprofit center this summer and it was so much fun. My Zumba experience is limited, but it was so fun (and exhausting)! It’s so wonderful to have people like you that are willing to volunteer their time for a worthy cause. We actually had five or six instructors — what great shape you two are in to teach the entire time (as evidenced by the photo above)!

    Have a great weekend,
    Natalie

  43. KimLivesHealthy on September 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I’ve never done Zumba before – do you ever teach beginner classes or is it all come-as-you-are without different levels? When you’re in Orlando, let me know b/c I definitely want to take one of your classes! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on September 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm

      all different levels can zumba πŸ™‚
      i’ll definitely post the deets when i get a teaching job in orlando <3

  44. Elizabeth on September 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    How did you organize this fundraiser? That’s so wonderful!

    • Fitnessista on September 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm

      i organized it through zumba- i had to submit a proposal with the details and when it was approved, they sent me all of my marketing supplies, sign in sheets and donation slip

  45. stacey-healthylife on September 11, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    You two instructors both look great. Looks like a lot of fun.

  46. Casey Thomas on September 12, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Looks like awesome fun!!! Go you! πŸ™‚

    MMmm chia pudding and chia fun in general is sooo good.

    Casey

  47. CaSaundra on September 12, 2010 at 9:28 am

    You girls always look like you have so much fun–love it!

  48. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on September 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I’m so excited to see these zumba videos! I might get up and zumba along with ya’ll! Definitely one of my favorite group exercise classes I’ve ever taken!

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