Tax Time and Fit Friday

Hey hey hey ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Friday! Howโ€™s your morning going?

Thanks for the sweet words about Tiffany ๐Ÿ™‚ Sheโ€™s a cutie for sure. I already explained to Bella that theyโ€™d be meeting today, and to please be friendly to her. Haha.

B-fast this morning was a smoothie in a bowl:


(new bowl from World Market)

-1 C almond milk

-1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

-frozen organic blueberries

-raw cacao powder

-nutritional yeast (for the B vitamins- I couldnโ€™t really taste it)


-topped with 1/4 C gluten-free oats

+ peppermint tea


I had a short yoga practice in the living room (20 minute hip opener from, and cleaned up a little around here because my tax wizard friend is on the way. [We got an extension since the Pilot was deployed, but I like to get these things done as early as possible]

And now, I have to sort through these receipts before she gets here:


Itโ€™s a total mess, but a wonder I didnโ€™t lose them in the great Orlando move.

Have a wonderful morning and Iโ€™ll see ya after the puppies meet!



Did anyone see Water for Elephants? I think weโ€™ll have to go tonight!!!

Just for fun: My friend Erica sent me this video, and it cracked me up.

Deployment celibacy is no joke though. Haha.

Show Me Your Fit: Thanks so much to everyone who has sent me pics! Keep em coming- I love looking at them. So fun and inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

Julia: I am a 20-year old German girl, currently studying abroad in Warsaw, Poland.
As your blog helps me to stay motivated and upbeat on a daily basis, I thought I’d share with you the beautiful palace that I get to see each day on my morning walk. Especially if the sun is shining, my day starts off right and I am ready to tackle any tasks I have planned…Just like you, I’m really digging to-do lists…


Jessica: The attached photo shows me and and my boyfriend doing Acro Yoga. If you don’t know what it is, look it up! It’s SO MUCH FUN! And it is an amazing way to bond with your significant other, friend or complete stranger… it’s all about trust!

Gina, if you and the Pilot ever get a chance to something like this, DO IT! If he’s quite a bit taller/bigger than you (like my bf is) then you won’t be able to hold him up very often, but typically partners change a lot and it’s fun! He’ll pretty much always be able to hold you up, and it’s just so cool!


Alia: This is me and my two friends after we completed the Irvine Lake Mud Run.  We called our team "Triple Threat"!!!

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Sky: I was doing a few yoga moves in my sister’s back yard when my niece asked me to do a few with her :). Backbends on the trampoline? Don’t mind if I do!


Alison: Here’s one of my friends and I, Jayne and Kathleen (I’m on the far left) after a 14.38km fun run in Melbourne, Australia! We were 3 of 33,000 to compete! It was so much fun!


Jenny: A chilly Sunday morning VersaStick workout with my friend Leighton.  Hurry up spring!  We’d much rather be outside!

Totally rocking the Fitnessista Twisty Bangs…thanks Gina!


Kate: My puppy and I stay fit by running together! She’s an amazing athlete and motivates me every day ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. aleece on April 22, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    do you have a brand/type of jumprope that you would recommend?

  2. Chelsea on April 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I love these show me your fit pictures! Maybe I will send one in. I hope all goes well at the puppy meeting today ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kilee on April 22, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    These pics are too cute! And, your new bowl is beautiful. Have fun doing taxes-haha! You’ll feel better once they’re done. Happy Friday!

  4. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    good luck on taxes.
    hope you have a great day! Hope bella loves the other puppies, so cute.
    My fit friday will be biking today! not sure if there will be any pictures though.

  5. justine on April 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Ah, I understand the dog-broodiness so well! Left to my own devices, I’d run wild like Cruella De Ville’s good twin, adopting ALL the puppies!
    Gina, slightly off-topic, but do you ( or any of your awesome fitness-minded readers) know of a reputable travel company running fitness/activity vacations in the USA?

  6. Kari on April 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    OMG that video is killer!!! Good for them, they are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Sonia (the Mexigarian) on April 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Ah! that looks like a Rhodesian Ridgeback in the last picture! So beautiful!

    Kate (pictured girl) where did you get her??

    I love seeing these fit photos. It inspires me to do something active every day whether it be yoga, running, or just walking along.

    And Gina, Tiffany the dachshund looks so cute! I hope her and Bella get along!

    • Kate on April 23, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      I bought her from a breeder in Sachse, TX. She’s also a DVM and has the most amazing dogs! We love our ridgie ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. kate@ahealthypassion on April 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I had a smoothie in a bowl this morning for breakfast too, cant go wrong ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Katie on April 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I love the fit friday!! Such great entries you get!

    Happy Friday love!! Im enjoying some wine this weekend, hope you are too! xoxo <3

  10. Holly @ The Runny Egg on April 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I love the fit pics and I totally want to try Acro Yoga! That would be so much fun.

  11. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat on April 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Went to the local premiere last night and Water for Elephants was wonderful!

  12. Ellie@fitforthesoul on April 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    what a fun post!! acro-yoga and versastick sounds so fun and crazy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. fittingbackin on April 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I love all of those pictures of smiling, happy, healthy girls – so strong and the acro yoga is very cool!

  14. Chelsa on April 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I hope the dog meeting thing goes well today

  15. Erica on April 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Glad you liked the video ๐Ÿ™‚ I thought it was so cute & funny. Those pictures are awesome- especially the Acro Yoga.

  16. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Oh what awesome pics! I used to do Acro yoga and only wish I had cool pics like that! And all the other pics…so fun. I love seeing the face/names of your readers and all the great submissions!

    Good luck w/ your taxes. Glad you got an extension but still….the sorting process and organizing…not fun. I hear ya! Maybe you’ll get a refund ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Easter Gina!

  17. Ashley V on April 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I just got back from
    seeing “Water for Elephants” and loved it!! I read the book and am always super critical when I see a movie afte the book and I don’t have a single complaint!

  18. Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy on April 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    love the fit pictures!! everyone looks so happy in them ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on April 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I hope Bell and Tiffany get a long! Thanks for continuing to post the Show Me Your Fit posts.. I love seeing everyone in their fit poses! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Danielle on April 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Good luck with your taxes and the dog meet up!

  21. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on April 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Hahaha that video cracked me up!! Seriously deployment must be torture

  22. Ruth on April 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Love love love that video! Not laughed so much in a long time. They all played along so well. Awesome!

  23. ClaireBear on April 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Love the show me your fitness pics!

  24. Ashley @ Feeding Ashley on April 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I love show me your fit. It’s so inspiring.
    Good luck with your taxes!

  25. Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) on April 22, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    These pictures are awesome! Definitely inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 22, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Woah Acro Yoga looks awesome! It must take so much skill to balance like that!

  27. Lisa on April 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Aaw I bet Bella & Tiffany will be friends. My sister loves her two doxies. I like these fit pictures!

  28. Tenecia on April 22, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I love seeing “fit” through all of the different point of views! So cool!!


  29. Ashley @ Will Run for Food on April 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Ha that video is awesome!

  30. Stephanie @ Vegetarian Bakeaholic on April 22, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Bahaha! Love that video!

  31. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on April 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I haven’t seen Water for Elephants yet (nor have I read the book, although I told myself I would…) but I really do want to see it! I’ve heard the book was great and I’m feeling a good girly night out at the movies soon!

  32. mi-an on April 22, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Love the pics! reminds me to send mine in! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) on April 22, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    That video was awesome!!! So funny ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Julia on April 23, 2011 at 3:54 am

    OMG, thanks Gina for including me…and even being the first one on the list!
    I also especially love the last pic, the dog is too cute!

  35. oh i did that fun run in melbourne too… ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Jessica @ Jessica Balances on April 23, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Oh, hooray! Thanks for featuring my acro yoga pic! ๐Ÿ™‚ It is SO MUCH FUN and everyone should try it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Christin@purplebirdblog on April 24, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I have always wanted to try acro yoga!! I’m totally going to look into that! ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. alison on April 26, 2011 at 4:20 am

    oh my gosh! my photo’s up there! thanks so much Gina!! i cant wait to see water for elephants!!

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