Two becomes three

Hi friends 😀 How are you? Hope your morning is going well <3

We’re spending our last morning in Vegas before hopping on a plane back to Tucson… let’s see what last-minute shenanigans we get into 😉

In the meantime, I’m really excited to share some fun news with you.

During our last video, we let ya know that we’ve been wanting to get a baby goat.


It would be a great friend for Bella, we had a name picked out (Greta!!), and were anxious to build it its own area in our new backyard.


We found out our homeowner’s association would not allow a goat (wahh!!), the Pilot went back to Valdosta to finish up work before moving to Tucson, and I decided I was going to get a puppy instead.

My mom took me to the Humane Society and we picked one out…



but something in my heart was telling me to wait.

That’s because I was pregnant already, and had no idea <3

So that my friends, is why my appetite has been all over the place

dont ask

(Beans with mustard and romaine.. that’s one of the tamer combos I’ve come up with, haha)

why I’ve nixed the wine and cocktails in favor of mocktails


(peach puree with lime juice and club soda = fantastic)

stopped doing Bodyrock (which I miss like crazy!) and teaching Dance Trance- I didn’t want to overdo it with DT and teaching at the resort, but I’d like to start up again after the baby is born. me (3)

I’ve fallen in love with the Snoogle pillow


(Sore hips are pretty much gone!)



and my heart couldn’t be happier that the Pilot is here with me the entire time and that we get to share this together.


Having him in the room to hold my hand as we heard the baby’s heartbeat for the first time is a moment that I will never, ever forget <3

A pic of the little grape, who will make his/her grand debut around Jan. 5th 🙂

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(I’ll be 10 weeks this Wednesday… keeping it a secret this long has been ROUGH, but many of you guessed already)

The blog is going to stay exactly the same and won’t be turning into a pregnancy/baby/family blog. I understand that pregnancy is an uncomfortable subject for many to read about, and also know that some of you have no interest in it at all, and that’s beyond cool. See the Family tab at the top?? All of my pregnancy-related posts will go there- I’ve actually been writing posts this entire time and should have them up there by tonight, tomorrow at the latest.

Thank you so much for sticking around with me through all of the crazy twists and turns in my life.. it’s a fun adventure, for sure 🙂

Love you guys <3


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  1. Heather on June 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Yay congrats honey! You guys are gonna have the cutest baby ever,I bet Bella will be jealous of her new sibling 🙂

  2. Kriya on June 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Gongrats! <3

  3. Samantha on June 8, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I know I am not a frequent commenter on your blog but I do read often…and wanted to congratulate you and the Pilot on adding to your family…very wonderful news! It’s great that you want to share the ride with your readers, while not changing the focus of your blog. Best wishes for the next several months and beyond!

  4. genna on June 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Congratulations Gina+Pilot, so happy and excited for you both and wish you ALL THE VERY BEST! xxoo

  5. Kath on June 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I knew it!! I knew it!! I knew it!!

    You can’t say “my appetite has been wonky” more than once to not have us suspect 🙂


    • Fitnessista on June 8, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      haha 🙂 thank you friend!

  6. emma on June 8, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you…..this is the best! just the best! congratulations sweetie! Think I’m gonna cry! I’m so happy for you both 🙂 I was due on Jan 5th and came on new years eve 🙂

  7. Kaneil, The Ritts on June 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I’ve been reading for a few years, but don’t comment often. I figured you were pregnant from the recent posts, but mainly,…because I am also and we are due on the SAME DATE! Jan. 5, 2012! 🙂 Crazy! Congrats and can’t wait to keep reading more. 🙂


    p.s…glad you “announced” it… our families and most friends already know, but we haven’t formally opened up to everyone just yet! Yay, I’m so excited!

  8. britt on June 8, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    congratulations! being pregnant was one of my favorite times of my whole life. LOVED! i’m so excited for you guys 🙂

  9. Dee on June 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I’m so late but OMG! OMG! OMG! Congrats to you and pilot!!! So happy for you both!

  10. Nicole on June 8, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I don’t comment much but I do read your blog everyday Gina!! Congratulations too you and the Pilot. How exciting to be starting a family and the pilot will be home with you. Many blessings!! xxoo

  11. Priyanka on June 8, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Congratulations to you and pilot. I am so happy for y’all!

  12. shanon on June 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Congrats! As a mom of two boys, 9 and 12, I’m constantly looking for other blogs that can relate healthy food with a versy busy lifestyle. I’m anxious to see your dinner choices as your two becomes three. So happy for you!

  13. Natalie Wolfsdorf on June 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm


    You are mega babe and when two become three its going to be magical.. All the love and support for you the pea and the pilot.


  14. Christine (The Raw Project) on June 9, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Wow, congrats! So happy for you!

  15. Amanda on June 9, 2011 at 4:00 am

    I almost cried tears of joy when I read this! This is such wonderful news for the two of you, I couldn’t think of two people more deserving. You are truly blessed & lucky : )

  16. Veronica on June 9, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Congratulations to both of you!! Exciting news!

  17. Melissa on June 9, 2011 at 11:06 am

    So all those subtle hints were true! 😉 Congratulations!!! I’ve been a long-time lurker but can’t help saying congratulations to you and the Pilot. I know you’ll both make a wonderful, supportive, loving home for your growing family. I look forward to continuing to follow your adventures in this next exciting phase!

  18. Maddy on June 9, 2011 at 11:12 am

    CONGRATS!!! Thought I would come out of lurkdome again to thank you for sharing the happy news with us all! It will be fun to read your posts and enjoy someone elses experience since we are done having kids! It’s so amazing when you actually meet your baby and I loved seeing my husband become an incredible father instantly! At risk of being an annoying stranger giving unsolicited advice, thought I would suggest something doctors now may now already recommend….consider getting your vitamin D levels checked and supplement even more than the multi-vitamin if needed (and advised by the Dr.). Since you are a health expert you probably already know too many people have really low vitamin D and researchers are even starting to find simply giving pregnant women who need it extra vitamin D is really good for the developing fetus and may help prevent some issues.

  19. Gina on June 9, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I haven’t read your blog (or any other blog) in a while because my wedding is weeks away, we’re moving, looking for new jobs, etc. (Just wanted you to know how crazy I’ve been to not be checking in!), but today I stopped and thought…I need to check in, and I found this great news!! Congratulations! It’s so exciting, and I can’t imagine how thrilled you are. Also, Jan. 5th is a great due date–my birthday! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      thank you! happy wedding to you 🙂

  20. Stevie-Jean @ on June 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Congrats!! How amazing … Surely one of the most exciting times of your two lives…. Cant wait to read about your healthy adventures in pregnancy

  21. Hannah on June 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    So, I don’t comment very much, but I have been reading your blog for two and a half years and I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!! that is so exciting!!! i know you will be a great mother! that kid will be the healthiest child in the world :)))))

    • Fitnessista on June 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      thank you! <3

  22. on June 10, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, GINA! 🙂 So cannot wait to hear about your journey 🙂

  23. Jennifer on June 11, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Hi Gina, I was just catching up on a the posts that I missed. Congratulations to you and the Pilot.

    • Fitnessista on June 11, 2011 at 10:31 am

      thank you so much 🙂

  24. caronae on June 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Congrats! I love it when bloggers get pregnant! Yay!

  25. Anne P on June 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Just had to add to the congrats 🙂 So excited for you two!

    • Fitnessista on June 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      thank you!:)

  26. Jen on June 14, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Congratulations to you & the Pilot! All the best and even more good luck to you as you announced this on the 9th anniversary of the birth of my son!

  27. Brenda on June 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    omg!! I just read this!! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND THE PILOT!!

    • Fitnessista on June 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      thank u !!

  28. Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 16, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I’m just getting caught up on my blog reading this week and OMG! haha. I take a week off and majaaaah news occurs! Congrats Gina! I’m so excited for you both!!! What an exciting time! So happy the Pilot is there with you too. 🙂 You are going to have a beautiful family!

    • Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

      Oh and your belly is too cute…you are glowing!

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2011 at 10:37 am

      thank you lovely friend! <3

  29. Stephanie on June 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for over a year now & posted/commented a few times. I love it & look forward to reading your posts. It’s so funny how by becoming a blog reader you feel you know the blogger even though the blogger doesn’t know you. While reading this tears almost came to my eyes I was so surprised & happy for you! Just wanted to say congratulations & I will be checking the “family” tab often!!

    • Fitnessista on June 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      thank you stephanie! 🙂

  30. Dominique on June 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Ahhh I can’t believe it took me so long to find out about your pregnancy! I’ve been on and off with blog-life (I’ve become more social lately) and must have missed this post. When you mentioned your growing belly I was so excited for you and the Pilot. Congrats!!

    • Fitnessista on June 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm

      🙂 thanks girl!

  31. Carrie on September 8, 2011 at 8:06 am

    When I said I had a lot to catch up on…I had NO IDEA!!! Congratulations beautiful lady!!! 🙂

    You and the Pilot will make the most wonderful parents…so happy for you. God bless and thank you for sharing
    this special and life-changing news with your readers!!! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 8, 2011 at 11:07 am

      thank you, carrie!

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