They say its your blogiversary


Hey everyone! Happy Monday! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for a WHOLE YEAR!!! I’m so happy that I decided to start this little hobby –when the pilot told me I needed a new one after many hours spent online shopping– and have gotten to meet and “know” so many amazing bloggies 😀 Thank you so much for a truly wonderful year.

So much has happened….

I said “see ya later” to the pilot for a 6 month deployment


Met some bloggers and now friends in “real life”







-Made lots and lots of macaroons


Came up with the my favorite breakfast meal


-Ran my first half marathon


My pilot came home


We traveled to some fun places, like







New York


Multiple trips to Orlando


(Megan and I at Whole Foods)





and Atlanta


-I ate an overload of delicious Indian Food


-Had a blasty with the wives and Megan


-Got into shenanigans with the pilot


Chilled with the puppies



-Still shopped, but in *moderation* 😉


Taught aerobics, kept working as a personal trainer and dropped out of the MBA program here (I’ll probably be starting school again at another university in the fall)

-Fell in love with raw food (thanks to Megan), yoga and running

And blogged my little heart out 😀

Thank you to all of you for a beautiful year and for making me so honored to be a part of an amazing community!




****Summer Shape Up girls: please do your cardio for today (30 minutes min.) and I’ll be posting the weight workout later this afternoon

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  1. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) on June 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I have certainly enjoyed your blog over the last few months – Thanks!

  2. Danielle on June 15, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Happy one year my dear… it's been a great ride 🙂

  3. Amy on June 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Wow, I think I have been reading your blog almost as long. I was first drawn to your blog because I loved the pink!
    Your blog made me want to blog, and while work kept me from fully getting into the blogging habit/hobby,I'm finally getting some extra tme this summer to pick it up. Thanks for all that you do!

  4. havefaith4ever on June 15, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    HAPPY ONE YEAR Gina!!! It's been a great one 🙂
    <3 jess

  5. Joelle (Chasing Pavements) on June 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    aw congrats missy! the healthy lifestyle exemplified via your blog is an inspiration to read!

  6. A on June 15, 2009 at 1:59 pm


  7. awarner on June 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I enjoy reading about your adventures. Trader Joe's is 1 mile from my house, so I'm always happy to send a care package. TJ almond butter for macaroons is a good swap to me!

  8. Aimee on June 15, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    It has been fun reading!! Love the recap.

  9. Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) on June 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Happy Blogiversary, Gina!

    You are such an inspirational, shiny, funny, sweet LIGHT and I truly hope we can meet some day!

    Thank you for your blog and your friendship!


  10. Gillian on June 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Congrats on blogging for one year! I started reading your blog a couple months ago and I LOVE it – keep up the good work!

  11. heartswholefoods on June 15, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Happy blogiversary Gina! Congratulations and keep up the fabulous work 😀

  12. Andrea (Off Her Cork) on June 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Happy Blogversary Gina!! I'm so glad I stumbled onto your little home because I love it! 😀

  13. Stephanie on June 15, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!!! Yours is seriously my favorite blog. Thanks for sharing your tips and life with us!

  14. catruns on June 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    What a horribly unflattering picture of my hometown! ATL looks better than that… not that I could volunteer any of my own photos to replace it with :/ That's rather sad actually.
    -congrats on one year! I hope I get that far!

  15. Thinspired on June 15, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Happy Blogaversary, Gina!
    I haven't had a chance to comment lately but I couldn't believe it when I read about that negative commentor. It's ironic because recently I have been thinking about finding my passion and thinking about what other bloggers do for a living and you entered my mind becuase you are having fun AND doing what you enjoy! You are awesome.

  16. Melissa @ For the Love of Health on June 15, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Awwwww! Congrats! That's such a nice re-cap!

  17. Nerd Girl on June 15, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    ha i love your blogiversary picture with the cake and your laptop. so funny. happy blogiversary!!!! 🙂 love reading your blog

  18. mayapamela525 on June 15, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Happy blogiversary!
    mmm I have to try a raw macaroon!

  19. caronae on June 15, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Super happy blogiversary Gina! You're amazing!

  20. just me on June 15, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    happy one year lady!!! i've loved it every step of the way!

  21. CaSaundraLeigh on June 15, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Congrats! Looks like a beyond wonderful year for a beyond wonderful blogger! You always seem so upbeat and fun–love it! Keep on bloggin' xoxox

  22. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) on June 15, 2009 at 8:06 pm


  23. Menden (Skinny Menny) on June 15, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Happy blogiversary! Loved the recap 🙂

  24. glidingcalm on June 15, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    aww Mami!! This recap was SOO FUN. Fitnessista has taught me so much, and been such a pleasure to read!! I'm so happy you are blogging!!

    Congrats and happy Bloggy Birthday!!! 🙂

  25. ChickPea on June 16, 2009 at 12:53 am

    I've loved getting to know you over the past year…can't wait to see what the future holds:)

  26. Daria on June 16, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Hey Gina, awesome blogiversary post! loved the pics and captions!!

  27. Erin of Care to Eat on June 16, 2009 at 1:16 am

    What an awesome recap! I just love your blog Gina and can' wait for year two! Happy to you!

  28. Anonymous on June 16, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Happy Blogiversary Gina! Ive been lurking for a few months now, and figured this was the perfect time to leave a comment and say thank you for all your wonderful health advice and encouragement. You are truly an inspiration for healthy living and strength!! I also just wanted to say thanks for the honest post about emotional eating yesterday. As a emotional eater myself it is nice to know Im not alone, and it can be managed! Sharing that gave me strength and hope. Can't wait for year two of Fitnessista!!

  29. on June 16, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Happy blogiversary! Im so glad you took up blogging! I love reading your blog and continue to look forward to reading more entrys.

  30. Emily Eats on June 16, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Happy one year blogiversary! Your summary was so much fun to read. I am pretty new visiting you, but am looking forward to the next year 🙂 Thanks for keeping food and exercise fun!

  31. The Pilot on June 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Congrats, babe! You've made quite a name for yourself. I'm proud of you!! Can't wait to see what the next year will bring with you. Love, me

  32. Meghann on June 16, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I know I'm a bit late but happy Blogiversary!!!! 🙂

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