Victory on the sweater front

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday! 😀
I’m pleased to announce that I’m the proud owner of the PERFECT ugly Christmas sweater…



It has SNOWMEN on it!!! And it’s also a kid’s size, hence the 3/4 length sleeves 😉 The pilot did well though.. he surprised me with that little gem this morning 😀

I’m not the only one rocking a new sweater lately – Bella looks so cute in her jacket!


Viesa isn’t a fan of clothing, but her thick fur keeps her warm 😀


So, I was a crazy lady this morning. Meara, Kelly and I set out in the freezing cold and rain (!) to run 10 miles.

Before leaving (after over-sleeping.. thanks again for waiting for me, friends!), I had some of my beloved millet bread.

Since many of you have asked what brand I’ve been enjoying, I took a pic of it for ya’ll:


So. Insanely. Good.

This particular morning, I had it plain since I was running late and had no time to be fancy 😉

So… 10 soggy miles. Pouring rain, wind, the whole she-bang. We kept a 9:30 pace for the 10.3 miles, which I was pretty stoked about considering my drenched socks and numb body. When I got back to the casa, I was frozen to the bone and a hot bath surrounded by candles and spa music was waiting for me. My pilot = the greatest man ever 😀 I slipped into the hot bathtub and defrosted for a while before eating.

I munched a bowl of berries and sliced banana


And some chia pudding with almond milk, chia, vanilla Sun Warrior brown rice protein, cinnamon, mesquite and 1 T almond butter


The pilot had the exact opposite 😉


I had an awesome training appointment and came back to the casa, and am about to take a little nap before getting ready for the squadron Christmas party. I’ll be sure to take lots of pics of the tacky sweater goodness 😀

See ya in the morning!
Much love,


Today’s tip: The day of a party or event, don’t “save your calories” for a big meal, since you’ll be starving and more likely to overindulge. Treat it like any other day and like you’re going to a friend’s house for dinner. I always have a big salad before heading out to a party so make sure I have some veggies. Then, while I’m at the party, I have a drink in my hand and talk with friends to avoid mindless snacking, and load up my plate with veggies. I have smaller servings of the less healthy stuff if I want to give it a try.

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  1. Lauren on December 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Have fun at the party… your sweater is perfect!

  2. legalstyle on December 12, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    that sweater is ridiculous. have fun tonight! great tips to keep in mind!

  3. Low on December 12, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Haha love both sweaters!

  4. kristi (sweet cheeks) on December 12, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    haha LOVE the sweater! Its perfect. 😉 Hope you have an awesome time!

  5. maggie on December 12, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    You got serious guts running in the cold rain…its freezing here and all I wanna do is run on my tredmil with the heater on! lol. Lovely eats and that bread is very tasty!



  6. Lauren on December 12, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    You look adorable in your sweater…isn’t that against the rules?!? 🙂

  7. Erica on December 12, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    hahaha I’m with Lauren! Love it. Enjoy the party tonight

  8. Kelly Michelle on December 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    wow where do I find me one of those? (the amazing guy, not tacky sweaters) 🙂

  9. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on December 12, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Oh that sweater is hilarious!!!

  10. Jenny on December 12, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I would love to know what the cashier thought when you checked out with that hot piece of sweater… looking foine, ma 😉

  11. Kristie Lynn on December 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    A very good sweater indeed – poor kid who lost out on it 😉

  12. Amy (One Thousand Steps) on December 12, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    HA! That sweater is hideous – but somehow you still manage to look cute! 🙂 Have a blast at the party!

  13. Bella Lena on December 12, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    hahaa even tho its suppose to be an ugly sweater…u look awesome haha

  14. katie on December 12, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    hahaha GREAT sweater! have a blast!

  15. Anna on December 12, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Now that is an ugly sweater!
    And kudos to you, girl, for braving that nasty weather. I’m really not into this whole winter weather workout thing yet. I just want sunshine and warmth!

  16. emily on December 12, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    i have never ran in the rain before. what do you where? i was considering yoga pants but i think they would juct get too soggy.
    thank you

  17. Jenna on December 12, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    glad the hubby found ya the sweater!
    have fun tonight!

  18. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on December 12, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    The sweater is great! ha! Sounds like a tough run but you rocked it and got your reward after.

  19. CaSaundra on December 12, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Loooove the sweater Gina!!! You are rockin’ it 🙂 Can’t wait to see pics of everyone else’s too.

  20. Leah on December 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Gina,
    love the sweater! Just wanted to say how much I love chia puddings now – I used your recipe last week and it’s awesome!

  21. Teresa on December 12, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Kick booty on the run Gina! And the sweater you found is awesome- have fun tonight at the Party.

    I’ve seen that bread and always been tempted to try it out, and now with your rave reviews, I definitely will!

  22. Janna (Just Flourishing) on December 12, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Sweet sweater. Love that it’s a kids sweater!

    Those berries look delish, it’s making me want some.

    I am also being a crazy person and heading out for a run in the cold tomorrow morning, but some bloggers are joining me so I won’t be alone!

  23. Katie on December 12, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Where did he find such a great sweater?? I need to find one tomorrow!

  24. Pure2Raw Twins on December 12, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Congrats on finding the sweater!! And I hate running in the rain sometimes, but glad to hear you got a good run in!!

  25. Britttany on December 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Ah! I love your snowman sweater. Have fun at the party lady!

  26. Sam (Merit to the Carrot) on December 12, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Superb sweater. Seriously.

    I love the opposite meals, too funny haha

  27. Whole Body Love on December 12, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I am lovin’ the sweater! The fact that the sleeves are too short makes it even better! You are certainly rockin’ that disaster clothing

  28. hotchick on December 13, 2009 at 12:22 am

    sorry fitnessista, the sweater needs to look uglier, its too cute on you.

  29. Marshall on December 13, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I agree with hotchick lol!

  30. Karen on December 13, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Yup – the sweater is adorable on you. It is a terrible sweater, no doubt but you look terrif in it. The pilot is a good guy, my H is a good guy too- every girl should have one!

  31. Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar on December 13, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Only YOU can pull off the sexy face in an ugly Christmas sweater hahhahha

  32. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on December 13, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Love the sweater! Have fun at the party!!


  33. Paige (Running Around Normal) on December 13, 2009 at 10:56 am

    That sweater’s great!! Hope you had a blast:)I’ve got to pick up some of that bread next time I’m at the store – you make it sound so good!
    Nice job on the 10 miles. That’s a great hubby you have!

  34. Lindsay Perrone on December 13, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Never mind being jealous of the husband who runs a bath for you, I’m jealous that you have a nice enough tub to actually take a bath. Mine is tiny and quite frankly, I don’t really trust it. (I’m in REALLY OLD rental.)
    You have some balls heading out the rain like that.

    • Fitnessista on December 13, 2009 at 8:43 pm

      ahah thank you. i’m proud of my running cajones 😉

  35. Carrie on December 15, 2009 at 12:48 am

    I am late on the ugly sweater resolution, but you look rad !!! Absolutely awesome that it’s a cardigan instead of the traditional pullover version. And you’re workin’ it !!! 🙂

    As for Bella, where do I begin… she is such a girlie girl. So gorgeous and perfect in her wee chickie skellie hoody. I loooooove your pups !

    • Fitnessista on December 15, 2009 at 9:15 am

      hahah bella says thank you 😉 she is quite the girly girl

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