Shorts weather,


I commend you.

It was such a gorgeous day that we ended spending a lot of it outside


and things got all kinds of domestic over here.

pig watering can

The Pilot worked on the yard

I planted some herbs… that I will eventually kill


Livi was napping or chilling with us on the patio,

and Bella enjoyed the fresh air.

bell in the grass



A salad with cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives, sea salt, and garlic powder

cucumber salad

and a flat wrap with turkey, avocado, Dijon and greens.

flat wrap 

Zumba today was AMAZING –lots of shaking- and after I got home, we went over to my dad’s house for dessert first.

Just ordered pizza and are about to curl up with a movie. We like to party 😉

See ya in the morning!


PS. Thank you for all of the info on the Hunger Games! I might have to read it, but if it gets too dark/violent, I might call it quits. Reading/watching stuff like that used to not bother me, but now, I don’t like it at all. Same with scary movies- used to love them, now, not really a fan.

Something to talk about: Is it shorts weather where you are? Do you even like shorts? I’m kinda stoked that skirts are taking over this season 🙂

Today’s workout jam: “We Are Young” by Fun. It’s been overplayed over here, usually my first sign to quit a song (*cough* Adele *cough*), but I’m still loving it <3

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  1. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde on March 24, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Oh my gosh, is that a pig watering can?? Adorable! I just bought some herbs to plant, and I will eventually kill them, too. But each spring I just have to try again 🙂

  2. TanyaS on March 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Baha, shorts weather. Edmonton, Alberta got about 4″ of snow this week. The meltdown started today, March is so unpredictable here. Shorts don’t get pulled out for good until June, a few days in May maybe.

    Your sunshine photos always make me jealous 🙂

    • tanyap on March 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      i live in lethbridge, and i wear shorts in plus 10 weather. hahaha

  3. Krystina (Krystina Zena) on March 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    It’s always shorts season in Orlando, haha.

    • Kristin on March 25, 2012 at 8:11 am

      hahah same with Daytona Beach- 1 hr from Orlando, that’s where i am 🙂 I AM stoked about skirts taking over too!!! Can’t wait to see ’em on your fashion page…i nee some fashion help! lol

  4. Morgan @ Morganshines on March 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    love the watering can! I can’t keep anything green alive longer than a week… usually I get bored and lose interest.

  5. Jessica on March 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I too am a plant killer! I just read this article that had tips on how to grow herbs and thought it was super helpful for a black thumb like myself. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 24, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      that was a fantastic article- thank you!

  6. amy on March 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Hey Gina………….I’m with you regarding violence……….not into it, but this is very clearly survival and the protagonist, Katniss, aka Jennifer Lawrence, is fighting for herself and her family, it’s a page turner!!!!

  7. Sana on March 24, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I am so obsessed with We Are Young, ahahah. But it is totally gonna be overplayed!

  8. Caroline @ After Dinner Dance on March 25, 2012 at 12:02 am

    The Hunger Games movie is less violent than the book – there were only a few killing scenes and the book was much more graphic, though not too bad. I live in NH so I LOVE it when it’s shorts weather! Mostly I love being able to wear flip flops to take my dog out! (instead of snow boots)

  9. Allison on March 25, 2012 at 12:09 am

    not even close to shorts weather here yet, we just got more snow, and its supposed to be -10C/14F tomorrow morning for my long run.. brr.

  10. Ali on March 25, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Girl! I am totally shocked at the lack of goats cheese on that lunch of yours! I am not so much into shorts, but I am really loving skirts and dresses!

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2012 at 12:23 am

      dairy upsets liv’s stomach- so i can have small amounts but nothing like i used to :/

  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks on March 25, 2012 at 12:40 am

    cucumber & tomatoes are always perfect…and so is your weather…NICE!

    Love your shoes and would love a better picture of them b/c they look great from what I can tell!

  12. mary on March 25, 2012 at 12:57 am

    The book wasn’t very violent, really. I’m sensitive to it, too. The premise sounds worse than it’s depicted. For the most part, the killers and the killed aren’t very fleshed out as characters, and the deaths happen fast and aren’t gruesome or graphic. The movie is PG-13 is all.

    I’m so Adele’d out, too. She took over the airwaves out here FAST. I know that Fun! song will, too. Too bad. I like it.

  13. Anna@ActiveFingers on March 25, 2012 at 1:20 am

    It has been very warm in Northern Illinois. I normally wear skirts all summer so I am excited that it is warm to break out the ones that have been sitting in my closest. Glad you were able to enjoy the warm weather!

  14. Rebecca on March 25, 2012 at 2:01 am

    It’s been extremely warm in London, Ontario. Gotta love it when it feels like a hot summer day when it’s still technically winter! I wore shorts every day last week and I even got a bit of a tan. Flowers that usually bloom in mid-May are blooming right now. Crazy! (The weather has been about 20 degrees hotter than usual though.)

  15. Julie on March 25, 2012 at 2:03 am

    For some reason shorts fit better on me than pants! Unfortunately I have muscular legs and gain weight there first.

    And I cannot get enough of that song!

  16. Lindsay on March 25, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Y’all come on down to Mississippi. It’s been 75+ and perfect for the past couple of weeks. Wonderful weather!

  17. Amy on March 25, 2012 at 2:57 am

    We’ve been having shorts weather here in Southern Illinois for a few weeks now. I wore my first pair of shorts in 4 years today, normally I wear capris or just jeans. I decided I didn’t care if people saw how white and pasty my legs are.

  18. Coco on March 25, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I’d say this past week has been shorts weather here in New England- though I’m not the biggest fan of shorts. However that fact that I can wear my flippy-floppys 24/7 is fantastic (though that only takes weather just about freezing point, hah) I hope that your little herb babies grow strongly! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  19. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 25, 2012 at 7:47 am

    It was shorts weather here last week, but then all of a sudden the temperatures dropped down to around 50. I’m not a fan! 😛

    Also I love that pig watering can! Is there any chance you got it recently? My mom collects pig things and I would love to get it for her for mother’s day! 😀

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      yes, i got it on amazon a couple of months ago! and it was like $8?

  20. Barb on March 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

    We had a burst of warm air last week and we are back to normal in Chicago. Highs of 50’s.

    As soon as it hits 70, we bust out the shorts. 🙂

  21. Hillary on March 25, 2012 at 8:15 am

    It was in the 80s here in Baltimore all week last week—-and now it’s rainy and 45*. BOOOO!

  22. Krysta on March 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I didn’t think the Hunger Games were too violent. It’s a dark topic in general, but it isn’t written in a violent or distrubing way. I really enjoyed most of the series and am looking forward to seeing the movie.

  23. Emily on March 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

    It has been way unseasonably warm in Michigan for the past few weeks, even up into the 80’s F. I am not ready for that weather– I need to get new sandals because the ones I wore every day last summer are literally falling apart 🙂 Sandals rank among my favorite things in the universe.

  24. Amber L on March 25, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Love that pic of Bella! So cute

  25. Shari on March 25, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Looks like a perfect day!!

  26. Heather on March 25, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Gina, if you can keep cilantro alive, you can def. grow basil + rosemary. My rosemary from last summer has not been touched or watered since being transplanted and is doing great, it even made it through a few small freezes. And basil really is easy also, it almost grows itself, just don’t over water it and don’t let it flower or it gets icky.
    And as for weather here in Tampa, I got a sunburn last weekend, and has been shorts weather exclusively for nearly a month. Good luck with your herb garden. For the past month we’ve been planting like crazy, and the other night I got my first warm off the vine cherry tomato-yumm.

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      the thing is, i didn’t keep the cilantro alive! i NEVER water it.. the irrigation system somehow did it for me, haha

  27. Cristin on March 25, 2012 at 9:40 am

    If you like FUN, you should check out the lead singer’s old band the Format! They were my favorite in high school and I was so upset when they broke up.

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      i had no idea that was him! i love the format! brings me back to college days 😉

    • Dawn on March 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      I had NO idea that was the Format. I love the Format!

  28. Quisha on March 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Ahhh Bella is such a cutie! 🙂

  29. kelly on March 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Just last night my friend was telling me how I NEED to read/see Hunger Games. I just can’t get past kids being forced to kill each other. That’s not really entertainment to me!

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      yeah, it sounds pretty terrible

  30. Kristen on March 25, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I wish I had a green thumb. My grandma gave me a plant that she has kept alive and beautiful for 30 years! It’s still hanging on but only because my husband remembers to water it. I’m horrible with plants.

    It’s shorts weather here in Tennessee but I’m really not into shorts. I’d rather wear capris and a cute tank top with sandals.

    LOVE that salad combo!

  31. Chelsa on March 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I wish it were shorts weather here in New England area but it’s only in the 50’s today. I don’t like wearing shorts unless they’re long enough that I don’t think my butt cheeks will pop out. Your lunch looks beyond delicious. I use the exact same wraps with the same kind of fillings, it’s a personal favorite.

    Bella is adorable, it seems like she poses for pictures like a model 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      she definitely has a funny personality 🙂

  32. Suzi @ Confessions of a Fitness Instructor on March 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I didn’t really find the books that violent. I mean obviously there was violence but it didn’t really grab me as violent, if that makes sense? But the books really were awesome! Loved, loved, loved them. In fact I read all three in a matter of 2 1/2 days (and found time to sleep and teach 7 classes in there too!). You should for sure give ’em a try!

  33. Lisa @ Fresh Spinach on March 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I hate wearing shorts. I would much rather wear a skirt or dress during the warm months. Dresses are a whole outfit and make getting dressed so much easier. I get lazier when the temps go up. I’m not a warm weather girl, despite the fact that I grew up in Southern California.

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      i love that dresses are a whole outfit!

  34. Dusty @ Running to Healthy on March 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I love the pig watering can. I always kill whatever I try to grow, but my husband has a green thumb. 🙂 Also I love that song. Hope you are enjoying today.

  35. Bonnie @ pastepants on March 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I LOVE that song!! Been on repeat ever since I heard it a few days ago because some friends were sharing it on youtube! The guy’s voice is amazing!!

  36. TonjaToi on March 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I loved scary movies until I had my first baby. Something changed and I couldn’t watch them anymore at all.

  37. Allison R on March 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Hey there!

    Long time reader here 🙂 …just not a commenter! Soooo…the boy got a job training at Goodyear stadium for year so that he can hopefully work for the MLB starting next spring (exciting!). I am still in school here in the midwest (boo), but am thinking of going to live with him for the summer (YOLO!) I know you don’t live in the Phoenix area, and Goodyear is even a little west of Phoenix, but I was wondering if you knew anyone in that area that may be interested in nannying/babysitting. It is going to be kind of hard to find a summer job without any real connections out there. I know it’s a long shot, but I thought I’d ask!


    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      i’ll pick my brain and see if i can think of someone! most of my phoenix friends are in the tempe or scottsdale area
      so exciting you’ll be out here!

  38. Ashley on March 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I live in Canada and it is not shorts weather yet but we had two days were it was plus 24-27 and then back down to -1 to plus 7 degrees. I like shorts but have been to insecure to wear them for the past 3 summers, maybe this summer will be it!

  39. Eva @TheHealthyParty on March 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Yumm That looks amazing!!!

  40. Emma @ Bake Sew Grow on March 25, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I used to be able to watch scary movies without even thinking about it but now I hate them. I wonder what changed??

  41. Kate on March 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Aw I totally love that pic of Bella! She is so cute!

    I found that during my last pregnancy, and this one, I can’t watch or read anything scary, thriller-ish or too tense. My hormones just can’t handle it hehe 🙂

  42. Pure2raw twins on March 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    so excited for warm weather to wear shorts, skirts, and sandals 😉

    l love scary movies. do not really read much, haha

    love that song too!

  43. Natalie on March 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Hi Gina! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and love all of your workouts and yummy eats. I usually feel the same way about violent/scary books and movies but for some reason The Hunger Games didn’t bother me too much. The movie glosses over a lot of the really violent scenes, the book is probably a little worse. It was realllly good if you get a chance to see it!

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      good to know- i definitely want to see it now 🙂

  44. Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run on March 26, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Turkey wrap looks delicious. I’m sold on the brown rice tortillas. They are now a staple. Thanks! Also, I love the pedi color!

  45. Life's a Bowl on March 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    The weather in DC has been beautiful the past couple of weeks, 80+ degrees and sunny 🙂 BUTTT tonight it’s supposed to get down into the 30’s :/

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