Some Things I’m Loving Right Now

Soup and salad

soup salad (2)

I upgraded from “family of 2-sized salad bowl” to “family of 4”

A new oil warmer


from the Body Shop. It’s the fastest way to fragrance a room and I love the Sandalwood Ginger scent.

Things that I *think* make me more productive:

bracelet coffee

Do they really work? I have no idea.

Big, honking, medallion earrings:


Sweet potato fries


The real, fried kind. Baked ones will never taste the same.

Using holiday-scented body care products… well into the summer.


Bella’s new haircut


Convenient bites of something sweet

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This Clarisonic gift from Santa Mom:


Tucson mountains and cacti:

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The fact that every single day is another day closer to seeing my love <3


What are you loving right now?

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  1. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on January 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I totally hear you on the Clarisonic (it’s awesome!) and the holiday scents. I use them until about June. 🙂

  2. Christine (The Raw Project) on January 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Oh, I’ve been thinking of getting a Clairsonic, you should totally do a review post on it. 🙂 Great list, I have no idea what that bracelet is though, like a magnetic bracelet?

  3. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete on January 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    This post just made me happy today. I hate it when the hubs leaves on deployment. The good news for you: You get tax benefits for 2010 AND 2011. 😉 We get tax free for part of 2010 b/c the hubs was also deployed last year. 🙂 Sorry, in the tax mode up until w-2’s come out for the AF on the 24th!

    I’m loving:

    *My sleeping puppy. He is so cute.
    *My training plan for next tri season. It has been a week, and I’m sore!! Must be working!
    * my husband. I don’t take a second for granted with him.

  4. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on January 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Gina I love the things your loving….I ADORE vanilla scented anything and usually holiday vanilla scents smell EXTRA good! yum!

    The instant know, I have never had instant coffee. If you say it’s something you love, then ok, I should try it in a pinch.

    The oil warmer…I used to have one and lost track of it in a move but I adore sandalwood. It reminds me of everything peaceful and calm about the world!

    Here’s to Pilot and you being reunited…soon! 🙂

  5. Christin@purplebirdblog on January 11, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I too have been loving on some redonkulously big, dangly earrings!! Makes me feel all fancy-pants 😉

  6. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on January 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Oooh…I love those earrings. And I want your jumbo, family-of-four salad right now. It looks great.

  7. Laura on January 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I am loving
    – lots of yoga
    – Eat Live Run’s Vanilla Cupcakes
    – Skinnygirl Margaritas

    Bella looks so sweet in that photo!

    • Fitnessista on January 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      i need to try those cupcakes 🙂

  8. Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) on January 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I did a “things I’m loving” post yesterday! So I love that 😀

    I am also loving…
    home made hummus and raw veggies
    my business plan. so exciting!
    hot mugs of tea on cool days


  9. Raya on January 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Scarves and hats and anything “wintery” that I get to wear before it get’s blazing hot again! And also, the fact that there are MOUNTAINS here!! Everyday I’m still amazed by them 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      me too, girl

  10. Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side on January 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Yeeeeah on the gigantic salad bowls- they’re the best! I’m loving collecting dishes right now… from flea markets, ikea, target. It’s almost like accessorizing your food before photographing it 🙂

  11. LauraJayne on January 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I’m loving yoga right now and ANYTHING with spinach in it! I’ve been wondering about those bracelet/energy bands thingy’s (name? I can’t remember)since they are popping up everywhere!

  12. mi-an dela cruz on January 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I just saw that wrist band thingie on the health mag i was just reading this morning! I’m like hmm…then i see it here! awesome! I’ve had clarisonic since last summer and totally in love with it! i’ve always had a thing with big chunky earrings too! but what i’m loving right now is this mug my sis in law gave me for xmas that says live laugh love on it. been using it for coffee everymorning since xmas! also this banana shampoo and conditioner i got at the body shop ($3 each!), and this alba honey mango body wash. nom nom! hope you get to be with yo man soon!

  13. Teresa on January 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Those earrings are SOOO cute! I’m totally loving them! Ah and yes the Tucson mountains and natural settings are beautiful.

    So you and the Pilot are so genuinely adorable and so in love! It makes me want to find my own Pilot 🙂

  14. nicole on January 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Bella looks like my parents little poodle, Coco, only Coco is black! I want a Clarisonic but can’t justify spending $200. Please share your thoughts sometime!

  15. Holly on January 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    My hubby is up in Conn right now for an auction. He’s already had major flight delays, and even had to fly out of a different airport to get up there!! He’s supposed to come back tomorrow night, but will probably get stuck there for a 2nd night 🙁

    I’m loving:
    my littles
    my Zensah calf sleeves!

  16. Rachel on January 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    LOVE this post. I just did a “Favorite Things” post over at my blog as well. I especially love the soup & salad combo, great article…enjoyed looking at all the pictures too!

  17. Hannah on January 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Aaah!!! Gina do you think you could do a product review for the Clarisonic thing!? It looks so neat!

    • Fitnessista on January 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      for sure!

      • Sam on January 11, 2011 at 5:57 pm

        I got a Clarisonic a few months ago and it’s amazing!!! My skin has never felt so clean, hydrated, and soft!!! It’s pricey, and I’m a totally cheapo, but this was worth it’s weight in gold!

      • Alyssa on January 11, 2011 at 6:18 pm

        Seriously, please do a review of your Clarisonic! I am really interesting to see how you like it! I’ve been wanting to get one (maybe the Mia)

  18. Ashley on January 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    What does the band do?

    • Fitnessista on January 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      i have no idea. haha

      • Sally on January 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm

        Haha I bought one for my dad for Chistmas and I asked the guy who was selling it how it worked and I’m pretty sure he didn’t even know! But hey if it works, who cares?

  19. Heather (Heather's Dish) on January 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    i am loving warm, cozy nights snuggling, cooking, and eating soup. i love soup with a PASSION right now!

  20. Tenecia on January 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I am in love with:
    *my Tucson Fire beanie that keeps my bald head warm during early morning cardio 🙂
    *O2 Modern Fitness
    *my new Bikilas!
    *Frank’s Red Hot Wings Buffalo Sauce
    * Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning!


  21. Maren on January 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    you two are sooo cute together!! 😀 I’ve seen those wedges in the “blog world” before and forgot about those now that we have a tj’s in my town!! I’m loving boot camp I’ve been doing the past couple weeks! woo hoo!

  22. Salah (My Healthiest LIfestyle) on January 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I’m loving my new job working for a non-profit 🙂 Love this post girl!

  23. Namaste Gurl on January 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    The fact that I get 3 more weeks of winter vacation- yee haw to that! 🙂
    Also that I’m healthy, and very blessed.

  24. Ryan on January 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I’m loving lists…an your Bella’s face!

  25. Kate@andwhenshesays on January 11, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Chicago Blackhawks! Going to a game tomorrow night – nothing like live hockey. 🙂 But…very much missing the Tucson mountains and cacti.

    • Carrie S. on January 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      Me too! Going to the Hawks game, that is 🙂

  26. Mo on January 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I am loving: TJ’s Goat Cheese Medallions, Christmas candles on clearance (I love anything Christmasy smelling), my football team still in the running for the Super Bowl, watching my dog run in the snow and being one day closer to Spring!

  27. Caitlin (EatFeats) on January 11, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I just watched a news report on those bracelets. Apparently there is no scientific evidence that they work. They asked one basketball player why he wore one, and responded, “You mean, besides marketing and promotion?” It was really funny.

    Since they claim to work with your natural energy, it would be hard to scientifically assess their performance. It really only matters how you feel when you use them!

    I am loving football, protein, books, and strength training.

  28. Meaghan @ OhReillyWrites on January 11, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Those sweet potato fries look divine! And so does Bella’s new haircut 🙂

  29. Cara Craves... on January 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I am loving soups and curries!

    When do you get to see your husband?

  30. Meghan Telpner on January 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I love really big salads and dark chocolate too right now. And Bella’s haircut is adorable…she looks just like my assistant’s dog 🙂

  31. Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy on January 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Super cute post! Gabriela (from Une Vie Saine) and I had lunch today, and when we were trying to figure out what tamales were we were like ohhh that’s right I remember from Gina’s blog! haha. Just wanted to let u know you’re tamales stuck with us!

  32. Katie on January 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    i am trying to love the 2 snow days we’ve had this week. i am loving learning that i cannot be productive at home!

  33. Katherine: Unemployed on January 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I’m loving whoever is salting the roads right now! I’m snowed in

  34. Whitney @ Blooming Significance on January 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I am looving kale chips. Literally make them almost everyday and eat the entire bushel! I also am loving candles. I have tons of them all over my apartment.. they make me happy and relaxed which I am definitely needing.

  35. Yvette on January 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Wow! The clairsonic is HUGE compared to what I imagined.

  36. Kristin on January 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Loving the awesome hiking weather in Phoenix right now.

  37. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on January 11, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Awwwe to the last one!! 🙂 I’m kind of loving the same fact. 😀

  38. Mali on January 11, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    These posts always make me happy =)
    I’m loving that I live in CT and we’re going to be snowed in tomorrow. Potato Soup is going to taste ahmazing! Also looking forward that we’re going to meet our first baby in six months.
    I’m loving your last photo, looking forward to that for you!

  39. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on January 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I love vanilla scented lotions! I wonder if that body butter is still in stores…

    Lately I’m loving apple and cheese sandwiches, my new Lululemon hoodie, and How I Met Your Mother. 😀

  40. Maria on January 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Deployment blues indeed 🙁 I have about a month left to go!!! I also love my clarisonic. My face has never looked better 🙂 I’m also loving that I have an interview for a job that I really want tomorrow!!!

    • Fitnessista on January 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      good luck! i’ll be sending you good vibes 🙂

  41. Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind on January 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Hmmm good question! Right now, I’m loving…salsa. Yeah. That’s what I came up with. haha

    oh, oh, and WEEKENDS! (Work is dominating me right now, can you tell? SALSA is what I look forward to. baha)

    • Fitnessista on January 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      salsa is amazing. the music and the condiment 😉

  42. Ali on January 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Your blog is incredible. Thank you for always posting such great healthy tips!
    I am loving anything by jcrew these days. That and my mother-in-laws dishpan cookies.
    Take Care!

    • Fitnessista on January 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      thank you so much for reading! <3

  43. Ari @ The Diva Dish on January 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I Love the Clarisonic too! It makes my face feel soo peerrtty..
    I am loving my new baby girl..the fact that there is chocolate in my house..sweat pants…seasonal veggies…my husband…and life =]

  44. Katie on January 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I also got a clarisonic from Santa Mom – aren’t they awesome?!

  45. Lili on January 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I use the clarisonic! I used it since i was 13! Love love it!
    p.s.. im pretty sure i have those earings also!

  46. Kelli on January 11, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I love sappy stuff!!!
    Love the earrings, want the oil warmer, and don’t have any idea what’s on your writst.

  47. Jennifer on January 11, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    My new kitten that my husband had me pick out for my Christmas present! He’s our baby. 😀

  48. Amanda on January 12, 2011 at 1:36 am

    I love that last picture!

    *I’m loving my kitty, she makes me smile.

  49. Parita@myinnershakti on January 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Hi Gina! I love your blog! I see you’re in Tucson. 🙂 So am I (but only for one more month). What are your favorite restaurants here? I’ve tried quite a few and have my favorites but wanted to hear your take. Thanks!!!

    • Fitnessista on January 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      blue willow, lovin spoonfuls, blanco, good egg, cafe poca cosa, la parrilla

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