Unintentional bloggy vacay

Hey everyone! I MISSED YOU!

I am so incredibly sorry about all of the blog problems yesterday. My site (and Mama Pea’s) were hacked and someone/thing installed malicious software, which most of you got a warning stating that visiting my blog was potentially dangerous. We have excellent security on the bloggy, but just wanted to give a friendly reminder to make sure ya’ll have a security program to warn you when a site gets messed with. Thanks for sticking with me- heart you all so much <3

So since I had an unintentional bloggy vacay, I did some other fun things…

Like dress my dogs up like puppy Clauses


Viesa loves to dress up, she feels so fancy


Bella prefers to pretend she can’t walk and gives us the stink eye

clauses (2)

We met up with some friends for Indian food!

Spicy cauliflower foodgasm aka gobi manchurian


Dal Bukara




Earlier in the day, I met Jeni for a weights sesh

Elliptical 5 minutes Hill, level 5
Dumbbell upward rows 8 lbs each 3 sets of 12
Dips on the mat Body weight 3 sets of 12
Tricep kickback with pronation 5 lbs 3 sets of 12 on each side
Cable chest fly 30 lbs 3 sets of 10
Bench press 5 lbs each 3 sets of 12
Overhead press 8 lbs each 3 sets of 10
Elliptical Crosstrain 2 program Level 5; 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hr 5 min    

Afterwards, we hit up the Main Squeeze for smoothies:


(strawberries, apple juice, vanilla Sun Warrior protein, almond butter, banana)

The pilot and I went to Targizzle and Best Bizzle to start do some Christmas shopping. Today we’re going to be wrapping machines 😉

The original plan was to leave for Jacksonville today and run the half marathon tomorrow. I was going to act like it was a training run and not do it for a time (just for fun!), but then I got an eye infection and have been glasses bound since Tuesday. I still have one more day of eye drops to do, and I can’t run 13.1 miles in my glasses—it’s hard enough for me to walk with the perpetual glasses headache. My eyes just aren’t used to them 🙁

So instead, we will most likely be staying in V-town, go see Avatar and wrap gifts. Doesn’t sound too shabby 😉

Have a wonderful day <3



Something to do: Get excited for a Winter Shape Up! Official start date: January 18 😀

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  1. Marsha on December 19, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I totally sympathize with your eye situation – it’s awful trying to wear glasses when you’re used to contacts.

    Am excited to see what the Winter Shape Up is!

  2. Nicci@NiftyEats on December 19, 2009 at 10:44 am

    That cauliflower looks good, very interesting at first it appeared to look like wings! lol I actually miss wearing glasses, I need to buy some.

  3. mary-jo on December 19, 2009 at 11:05 am

    hey!! i just found your blog through mama pea (i think). i love your positive attitude and overall joy for life. thank you.

    i’m very interested to hear what you think of the yogalosophy dvd, when you get a chance to review it. i’m always on the look-out for a good yoga workout when i can’t get to the yoga studio for one. i’ve been looking at the mandy dvd but haven’t heard any reviews about it so far.

    have a great day!!

    • Fitnessista on December 19, 2009 at 11:15 am

      hey girl,
      i’ll post the review tomorrow or later today but i will say that i LOVED it 😀

  4. Brittany on December 19, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Can’t wait for the Winter Shape Up. I loved your challenge this summer.

  5. Daria on December 19, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Hey Gina! I’m SO HAPPY you’re doing a Winter Shape Up! I started reading your blog halfway through the summer so unfortunately I missed that one, but so excited to do this one 🙂 Keep up with your amazingness girl, you’re awesome!!

  6. Emily on December 19, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Looking forward to the Winter Shape Up!
    I am not sure if it’s because I am not in the US, but I managed to see your site fine yesterday. I’m glad it’s completely sorted now though 🙂

  7. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on December 19, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I love Bella’s outfit!!

  8. Amy on December 19, 2009 at 11:56 am

    I totally understand what you are going through with the eye infection/glasses situation!! I am a contact lense wearer and get eye infections from time to time. Even though my glasses are the same prescription as my contacts, it’s totally different wearing them!! Things look closer, some things look curvy, it’s just wierd!!!

    Im sorry it’s keeping you from running the half. There will be many more in the future!! I love your blog and look forward to reading it everyday. Have a great holiday!!

  9. Jenn (eating bender) on December 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Looove the pups! They are too sweet in their festive getups 🙂

    So scary about the hacker but relieved that you were able to get it figured out.

    I’m totally going to join you on the Winter Shape Up! Fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend, Gina!!

  10. VeggieGirl on December 19, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Hope those hackers get hacked themselves!! Jerks. So sorry you had to endure that with your site.

    Bella & Viesa = too freaking adorable 😀

    Main Squeeze uses Sun Warrior powder?? FABULOUS!!

    Hang in there with your eyes!!

  11. Jenny on December 19, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    oh my god the pups, can not even handle themmmmm

  12. Melissa S. on December 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    i’m sorry your eyes aren’t doing too well!!! i’ve been there with the infections…mine was a protein buildup that had me in glasses for a year. horrible…

    hope it gets better soon!

  13. Mama Pea on December 19, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I’m so glad you are back! You can run blind…that would be safe, and hilarious. 🙂 Enjoy your day and your movie!

  14. Laura J. on December 19, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Yayy for a Winter Shape Up! I’m looking forward to doing it! The other day I jokingly sat on my 3 year old and he hollered “Owww!! Mommy!! I need an ambulance.” Uhh, winter shape up here I come! ha

  15. Paige (Running around Normal) on December 19, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    In so glad the bloggy problems got solved! Bella and Viesa are adorable:)
    sorry you’re still glasses bound 🙁

  16. Ameena on December 19, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I get eye infections all the time and the pain of having to wear my glasses is worse than the pain of the infection!

  17. Errign on December 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I am TRES excited for a winter shape up! I found out about the summer one too late!

  18. Jessica (fit and clean) on December 19, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    So glad your site is back up. I was like, uh,oh! That stinks. It looks like you were able to keep busy though 😉 And the puppies are adorable. We just got a boxer mix about 3 weeks ago and she’s so much fun! There’s pics on my blog if you get a chance to see 🙂

  19. Katie on December 19, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    So sorry to hear about the hacking – what should I have on my blog to prevent or protect??

    Killer 1 hour 5 minute workout – I love that you lift weights! I love lifting and so many girls I know refuse to do so!

    Happy weekend,


  20. Lauren on December 19, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I am sorry to hear about the blog issues. Uh oh, I got that warning yesterday, but I continued to view your page anyways. I wasn’t really sure what it meant. I hope it didn’t cause any trouble! 🙁 But, I am happy that everything is worked out now.

    Have a great weekend hun!

  21. Kate on December 19, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    The Indian food looks great. I was in Hyderabad for a business trip this year and my favorite meal included Dal Bukhara, tandoori roti, and some sort of spicy grilled shrimp. Amazing and seeing the pictures of your dinner is making me wish I could go back!

    • Fitnessista on December 19, 2009 at 6:52 pm

      that sounds like my dream meal right there 😉

  22. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on December 19, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    So sorry bout the hack job! That’s awful!! I couldnt get thru to either your site or Pea’s, but just wanted to say that I love your take on Gingerbread cookies (I tried to get thru to tell you that but couldnt!) but now I can 🙂 AND good luck w/ your eye infection and sorry about that putting the kibosh on your marathon. If you’re anywhere near a holistic pharmacy, there is an herb called Eyebright (go figure huh!) that’s great for eye issues.

    • Fitnessista on December 19, 2009 at 6:52 pm

      thank you for the info on eyebright! i’ll have to see if i can find it out here

  23. Janna (Just Flourishing) on December 19, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Ahhhhh such cute puppies.

    Sorry about the blog hackage. Glad you’re back!

  24. julie on December 19, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    awww have a fun and relaxing weekend girl 🙂 that shake looks strawberrilicious 🙂

    VERY excited for winter shape up!!

  25. Jenna on December 19, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    indian food looks delishh!

  26. Filis on December 20, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Hey! I am so excited for the Winter Shape Up!!!

  27. Amelia on December 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    I can totally relate to your eye issue. Last Tuesday night my left eye starting itching for no reason like crazy. Well it swelled up, almost shut, went to opthamologist and was diagnosed with something called “herpes simplex”, basically a cold sore on the eye that is pretty rare…as in it effects 2% of people…and no I don’t have regular herpes. Fun, right? So I have been wearing my darn glasses since then and having to use drops. Fun times! Running and daily activities suck with glasses. I am allowed to put my contacts in on Christmas. Merry Christmas to me!

    Hope you are better soon!

  28. Alicia on December 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Soooo looking forward to the winter shape up! I hope I can follow along from home! (no gym membership) I’m pretty good with adapting at this point 😉
    The pups are sooo cute (Think I commented on a different post about that… ah well… there are two of them, so it works out)
    I hate working out in my glasses. I tough it out with my contacts or go without if it’s something I know enough of already. My eyes are not very good without contacts/glasses so it has to be yoga or something where my feet aren’t moving too far.

  29. Yvonne on December 23, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Sorry about the virus that’s so crappy!!! I was wondering if it’s possible for a viewer to have gotten it too after they got the warning?? My computer froze up after I got the warning and has since not been working… Could be a coincedince but how did u get rid of the virus/ fix the prob?

    • Fitnessista on December 23, 2009 at 7:34 am

      hey yvonne,
      i’m so sorry to hear your computer froze up after and is having problems! maybe try a system recover?? that’s what i did last time i got a virus… just make sure you get some good antivirus software on there. it helps so much!

  30. Yvonne on December 23, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks dear I’ll give it a try!

  31. Joanna on December 29, 2009 at 12:17 am

    ugh, my computer totally got a virus and I was wondering why. ick. 🙁
    Anyone email you about that?

    • Fitnessista on December 29, 2009 at 7:47 am

      hey girl,
      my blog got hacked last week and malware was put on the site. most people were warned by their security software so nothing happened, but i did hear of two girls who got viruses that were fixed last week as well.
      i’m so sorry to hear that it happened– i’d recommend getting some good security software (like norton) to make sure that doesn’t happen again 🙁

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