Taking the Plunge

Hiiiii 😀 How’s your day been? Mine has been frantic but fantastic.

We’re taking the plunge.

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After a weekend of back-and-forth negotiations with the bank, today we said “eff it, let’s do this”, accepted their last offer and got the ball rolling today. Since interest rates are low and it’s a short sale, it’s going to take around 45 days to close, but then we’ll be in OUR HOUSE!!! We’ve waited this long, so what’s 45 more days? That’s a drop in the bucket, my friends.

This will be ours in the beginning of July:


Bella’s wearing a new shirt to celebrate:


[It says tree hugger, haha]

She’s going to love having a yard to run around in!

Also, I can’t wait:

-to grill

-to be able to paint, change fixtures, do whatever the heck we want without asking permission

-to open the POD and decorate again

-to throw dinner parties again!!!


45 days. We can make it until then 😉 [And this is the last you’ll hear of our house woes until we move in. Wahoo!]

This morning, I started off the day by teaching YogaTone. We did LOTS of lunges and chatarunga push-ups- I’m a little sore already! I used the same playlist as I used last week and it was just as wonderful as I remembered. I’ll be sure to change it up for next week’s class.



Gluten-free vanilla sunrise cereal with almond milk, 1/2 banana and cinnamon

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After yoga, I dropped the car off to be serviced at the dealership, which is a PAIN, but the good news is that they had a loaner to give me for the day. I think I found the Pilot’s next car? Heh heh.

So I have to show you guys this new-to-me hummus that I’m obsessed with:


Guacamole hummus! It’s like my two favorite things had a baby- it makes me very happy 🙂 You can find it at Trader Joe’s, in the cold section, next to the other hummus, salsa-type goodies.

We’re off to pick the car up and then hit the gym!

Have a lovely night and I’ll see ya in the morning 🙂



Something to talk about: What are you most looking forward to this summer? Have a fun vacation planned? Grilling? Summer produce? Pool parties? 🙂

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  1. Annie@stronghealthyfit on May 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    So exciting- congrats!! I’m looking forward to moving across the country at the end of the summer- NH to Seattle! 🙂

  2. gina g on May 23, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Congrats! I’m so happy/excited for all of you (You, the Pilot, and Bella)! 😀

    I’m looking forward to Microbiology…..haha jk. I am looking forward to it being over at the end of June and possibly going to New York with my mom this summer 🙂

  3. Julie (A Case of the Runs) on May 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Congrats! Sometimes the best decisions are the ones made by saying “eff it.” 🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 23, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      amen to that

  4. Pure2raw twins on May 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    wahoo!! so happy for you guys, now I must come visit

    • Fitnessista on May 23, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      please!! you have to!

  5. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on May 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Yay! Congrats on buying the house!

  6. Danielle on May 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Congratulations!!! :0)

  7. Mac on May 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    The new place looks gorgeous! I’m looking forward to moving back to Eau Claire and starting my new internship training athletes!

  8. Amanda @ The Beauty Notebooks on May 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Congrats on the house! wonderful news.

    by the way does gluten-free vanilla sunrise cereal taste like kix? cuz it sure looks like it!
    (i love kix. it makes me feel like such a kid eating it.)

    • Fitnessista on May 23, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      it kind of does! LOTS of vanilla flava, though 🙂

  9. Sam on May 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I have so many fun things to look forward to! Weekends at the shore, weddings (especially one in Orlando!), our annual trip to Outer Banks, NC, wedding dress shopping. Summer is my favorite time of the year, for sure.

    That guacamole humus looks amazing! I’ll have to pick that up next time I’m at TJ’s.

  10. Brenda@Year25 on May 23, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Great news about the house! Good for you both for finally making the decision! I’m looking forward to THREE vacations this summer as well as working on a grant and having my stomach grow bigger everyday with my first baby!

    • Fitnessista on May 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      wow congratulations!! 🙂

  11. Carolyn on May 23, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Congrats on the house! I am so excited for you all. The days until the closing are going to fly by, just think of all the mental decorating and actual shopping you will get to do!
    Guac hummus = ROCKS MY WORLD!!!

  12. Stacy @ LoveDiscoveryGratitude on May 23, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    OH AWESOME! That is soooo exciting! yay!

  13. Jessica @ The Process of Healing on May 24, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Congratulations! Your house is SERIOUSLY gorgeous!

    • Fitnessista on May 24, 2011 at 12:10 am

      thank you!

  14. Jaime on May 24, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Um, guac hummus? I think we need to try this one at home!!

    • Fitnessista on May 24, 2011 at 12:11 am

      it would be so easy to make 🙂

  15. Babs on May 24, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Hmm . . . guac and hummus combo. I like it in a sandwich, so maybe I will like that food-baby creation.

  16. mi-an on May 24, 2011 at 1:29 am

    yayyy for getting the house in 45 days!! good for you! since i already went on a vacay last month (buenos aires!), i’ll be studying for boards til end of july. boooo. but other than that, i’m excited for warm summer nights!!! lots of froyo!! lots of outdoor exercising!! :))

  17. caronae on May 24, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Major congrats on the house! Can’t wait for the decoration tour when you guys are all moved in! I feel like you have a really good sense of home style…

  18. Jaclyn on May 24, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Congrats on Taking the Plunge! Can be scary, but will be SO rewarding and worth it in the end!

    I can’t wait for summer – bbqs and grilling, swimming, laying out and tanning, not being in school, seeing friends, sleeping late *well, if im not working..*, random road trips and camping, vacations, seeing friends, bonfires……… 😀

  19. ellalinea on May 24, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Congrats!!!!! so happy for you guys!!

  20. Toronto Girl West on May 24, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Congratulations on the new casa!!!!!!

    Can’t wait to see what shenanigans you get up to now that you’re putting down roots! ?

  21. Little Bookworm on May 24, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Congratulations on the new house! 🙂

  22. Katie on May 24, 2011 at 6:34 am

    yay! Congrats! 45 days will fly by! I am so happy for you guys! Yay, the pod will be gone and all your stuff will be in a house!

    Love the swingset in the yard ; ) is that staying! hehe!

    Im looking forward to getting married and Hawaii for our honeymoon!!!!

    miss u! xoxo

  23. OntarioGirl on May 24, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Congratulations! The house is beautiful 🙂

  24. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 24, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Congrats about the house! I can’t wait to see what you guys do with it. 😀

    This summer I’m really excited about the farmer’s market, biking everywhere, and BBQs!

  25. Nicole @ Fresh & Fit on May 24, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Yeah! Congrats on the house! You must be so excited! I can’t wait to see how you decorate it!

  26. Colleen on May 24, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Good luck with the house! “Short Sales” are anything but short, a HUMUNGOUS pain… the hubby and I bought a short sale house last year. We made the offer before Christmas, the bank accepted our offer in July, and we closed in September. It was agony, but the timing with our Apt worked out fine, and the house was definitely worth waiting for. Now I have a basement dance studio, and there is a community bike path that goes right past our backyard!

  27. Mo on May 24, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I’m so very thrilled for you! I just love the painting/decorating/organizing part of new homeownership. We are currently having our roof replaced – they have to tear off three layers of shingles before putting the new ones on – ah, the joys of owning a home! I’m looking forward to that first warm tomato out of my garden, our local farmers market and hopefully a little time off work (I’ve been short staffed, so no time off for me). Take care – and may the next 45 days fly by as fast as you want them to! Take care my favorite trio!


    • Fitnessista on May 24, 2011 at 9:28 am

      hope the roof woes are over quickly!

  28. jenna on May 24, 2011 at 8:41 am

    i’m so happy for you gina!!!! congrats!!

  29. Kristy R. on May 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Congrats on the house! I’m so excited to see how you Gina-fy it!! 🙂 I’m 3 months pregnant and looking forward to seeing my tummy and baby grow!! Usually, I like to savor the summer and secretly hope that Fall never comes…but not this year!! I’ll be anxiously awaiting cooler weather and the quick arrival of Thanksgiving – our little turkey’s due date!! <3

  30. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat on May 24, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Congrats on the house! I saw that hummus during my last trip and am regretting not picking it up!

  31. Ali @ Ali Runs on May 24, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Congrats on the house!! Can’t wait to follow your journey 🙂

  32. Katherine: Unemployed on May 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I LOVE the foyer/livingroom/staircase open-ness to the house

  33. Jillian on May 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    OMG how cute are those little caprese sandwiches…. love!

    My friends bachelorette party in St John’s is probably the highlight of my summer! 🙂

  34. Nikki on May 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    That’s a good week. July 9th is my birthday!

  35. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on May 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Congratulations on the house! So happy for you and the pilot 🙂

  36. Lisa on May 24, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Good deal on you guys house. So thrilled for you two. We are having a family get together at north Georgia lake in a couple of weeks and going to SanFran again in august. And a quick trip to the beach. We’ve ready had cookouts & enjoying the pool. It’s almost too hot to grillout. Also waiting on some tomatoes, eggplant & peppers to be ready for picking. Kids almost done with school this week. Yay!

  37. Christina D on May 25, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Congrats on the house 😀 I don’t know if you’ve already talked about this (I’m a relatively new reader), but you should totally do some before and after house decorating pics. I’d love to see the progress.

    • Fitnessista on May 25, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      for sure!

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