Ballerina Pilot

Hi! How’s your morning going? It’s pretty good over here! I’m catching an Orangetheory class and then starting pre-holiday packing extravaganza.

As part of our holiday traditions, we had a family outing to see The Nutcracker, performed by City Ballet.


It was at the historic Sprekels Threatre, which is a gorgeous venue.


Bonus: they have valet parking in the theatre! We will definitely be back. Livi got a kick out of the orate decor and marble in the powder room. She said, “Oh, this is like a princess bathroom.”


(I wish they made those tights in my size.)

The dancing was beautiful as ever, the music gave me chills, and Liv watched the entire thing, awestruck. She only stopped to occasionally whisper, “I’m going to be a ballerina.” A pilot ballerina; quite a good combo. 😉


I also wanted to tell you guys about a new-to-me restaurant I finally got to try: Peace Pies!

It’s an entirely raw vegan restaurant in Point Loma. They have a full dessert case (swoon!), fresh salads, smoothies, juice, kombucha, wraps,

Dessert case

and a lovely patio. I met with Brittany for a green juice and snack date. We had the mediterranean sampler, and shared a green juice and a vanilla shake. Apparently the awesome vanilla flavor was from a vanilla powder that they use, made from ground vanilla bean. I’m on a mission to find it.


Just wanted to say a quick hi before tackling the pre-travel to-dos. I’ll be back later today with an awesome (and quick!) workout.

Have a lovely morning <3



Any random jobs you thought you were be when you were younger? I was convinced that I would be a Disney animator or a veterinarian. 

What’s on the workout plan for today? If you need something quick, try out this barre burner and this ab burner. 

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  1. I just saw the nutcracker for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I had never seen a ballet before. It was beautiful!

    Workout today will probably be a long walk with the family and a little toning after.

  2. My mom rook me to the nutcracker for the first time a few years ago. I loved it!!!
    I’ve always ever wanted to be a nurse. Never changed. But my brother wanted to be a rockstar!!!!!!!!! He now has a degree in web design!

  3. My grandma used to take us to the Nutcracker. What a fun and special outing! I used to tell everyone I would be a lawyer in New York when I grew up (at the ripe age of eight). Ha!

  4. Haha I grew up wanting to be a teacher! I think Liv would make an awesome ballerina pilot 😉

  5. I have ground vanilla bean powder! It’s a life changer! Mine is from Sunfood!

  6. OMG, I wanted to be a Disney animator too!!!!! I always drew all the Disney characters from my books. Now I’m a civil engineer… bummer haha.

  7. Ahh too cute! The former ballerina in me is so happy about her dream 🙂 I used to want to be a dance choreographer and a meteorologist…I dunno.

  8. I’m always too swamped to see The Nutcracker, despite them performing it every year in Omaha. I haven’t seen it since I was a kid, and even then, it was a recording of the New York Ballet doing it. I’ve never seen it on stage. I am so jealous!

  9. I want to see Alice in wonderland performed by the royal ballet–have you seen the trailer? Absolutely spectacular…

  10. those tights! where did you get them! my niece would ADORE them!

  11. I adore Liv’s tights! So stinking cute! When I was younger I wanted to be a Fire Fighter! It terrified my mom!

  12. My Mom and I used to see the Nutcracker when I was little. Have you always seen it or just when Liv was born?love your nail color by the way!

  13. Liv’s tights are the cutest!!!

  14. omg those tights just make me think “WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?!?!!!”. lol!

  15. Oh my goodness her little fox tights are the cutest things I’ve ever seen!

  16. I love the nutcracker! It’s beautiful!

    When I was little I came home from preschool and told my parents I was going to be a pig farmer. I have absolutely no idea what made me think I wanted to be a pig farmer, but needless to say no one in my family has forgotten that!

  17. I wanted to be a Disney animator too! Then a children’s book author/illustrator, dentist, librarian, flight attendant (like my mom), physical therapist, nurse, psychologist, graphic designer… I settled on 5th grade teacher. 🙂

  18. A princess bathroom — that’s so sweet!

    I thought I would be an astronaut?! I can’t believe that, even as I write it now. I totally admire our astronauts, but there is NO way you could send me up to space! 😉

    Always, Anita

  19. Hi Gina,
    I’m in San Diego for a couple of days and want to know if you have any recommendations for a place to get a good acai bowl. Thanks!

  20. I’ve always wanted to see a real ballet! (After being a dancer for 13 years…It’s sad that I haven’t!)
    One random thing I wanted to be was (and I’m not making this up), a butter maker! It happened after we made butter by shaking cream in containers in my 3rd (or second…can’t remember) grade class. I loved doing it and though it was so cool! Hahahahahaha!

  21. Apparently when I was younger, I would tell people I wanted to be “the guy on TV with the big hair that paints”, AKA Bob Ross. Haha!

  22. Yaara Leve says:

    I love The Nutcracker. It’s so beautiful! So nice you guys got to see it! When I figure skated, my ice rink would always put it on every Christmas and it was so much fun to perform in. I was the Chinese dancer, the Russian dancer, an ice crystal thingie, and other random stuff. I don’t think I could listen to that music again–lol–once you’ve been in it for that long–it becomes a bit unbearable–but it is beautiful and the dancing is just breathtaking.
    Also–how do you have energy to take an OT class this morning? Don’t you teach Spin monday nights? You are a rockstar! I feel like my body needs a full 24 hours to recover from intense cardio or else I get injured. Happy Holidays girlfriend!! XOXO

  23. I actually did not fit in a workout yesterday. So I am going to make up for it with a gym session today!

  24. I’m convinced ballet is good for the soul, but more importantly I need those tights in my life! Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Happy New Year!


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