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Holla for La Jolla

[It’s actually pronounced La Hoy-uh, but it works… right?]

LOTS of outdoor adventures today…

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and lots of SEALS!

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Per many of your suggestions, we spent all day exploring La Jolla cove. You always know how to hook a girl up with amazing local suggestions <3 Besides at least an hour of seal-watching,

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the day included breathtaking ocean views

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A heavenly vinyasa class at La Jolla Yoga Center

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[I’ll be back tomorrow]

Cupcakes (lil gluten-free chocolate with vanilla frosting for me, red velvet for him)

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and almond milk hot cocoa

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both from Cups

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[I’ll also be back tomorrow]

venturing into a creepy

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beautiful cave, looking out to the ocean

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and a bird friend!

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She had a crush….

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on his sandwich.

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Seriously.

That little sassy dinosaur cousin followed him around, so cutely, and chirped at him the whole time. We gave her a bite of the bread from his sandwich 😉

After all of the walking we did today (and my yoga sesh), we’re taking some downtime before heading to dinner.

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See ya in the morning! <3

xoxo

Gina

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49 Comments

  1. Molly on November 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    You eat so clean…even when pregnant!

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      thanks girl! more fun stuff has definitely snuck in there this entire time, but i’m trying to stick to my usual eats for the most part

  2. kaila@ healthy helper blog! on November 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    My sister lives in La Jolla!! I love it there!!!!

  3. Judy on November 14, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I visited san diego when i was about 34 weeks and took prenatal yoga at the same place. There is a little restaurant across the st..the cottage? Something like that…very yummy brunch. Enjoy!

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      yes, i’ve been wanting to try it! how was the prenatal class there?

      • Judy on November 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm

        It was relaxing, but not very tough. There were two other girls so we did get a lot of personal attention. I would go back becausd hey it is yoga in san diego and i loved seeing other pregnant women there. Also – george’s at the cove has awesome food and a stunning view of the ocean.

        • Fitnessista on November 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm

          oh we’ll have to check it out!
          vinyasa there was definitely challenging, so i modified for the inversions and stuff like that, but that studio is gorgeous. loved the instructor, too

  4. Jenny@HealthyMOChick on November 14, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Looks like tons of fun and what a fantastic quote!!!

  5. Krystina (Organically Me) on November 14, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I think seals are quite possibly one of the cutest animals ever. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      me too! i LOVE them.. and bella reminds me of a seal 😉

  6. Sana on November 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    🙂 I love seeing the baby bump!

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      thank you friend- miss you!

  7. Lindsay R. on November 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying my home town. Have fun!!!!!

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      we’re are having a blast! 🙂

  8. Allison on November 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    so beautiful! i would love to go to the west coast, even if its west coast canada!! i’m smackdab in the middle, and its cold, snowy and wintery here. enjoy the warm weather for me!

  9. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on November 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    What a great day at the beach you guys had. I was thinking of you about 2-3pm because it started to get cloudy and overcast a bit…and was hoping you had gotten out early enough to enjoy the sunny morning skies.

    I love La Jolla Cove, the seals (even if they are a little on the smelly side LOL) and yoga at LJYC…and Cups…what a perfect day!

  10. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries on November 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Ahh it looks SO beautiful!! It sounds like you guys had a perfect day. 🙂

  11. Lena @Fit on the Rocks on November 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I love that last quote as much as all of your pictures! It looks like you’re having a great time 🙂

  12. maria @ alife to bragg about on November 14, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I’m so jealous of your trip, I haven’t been able to comment before (still trying to learn to breast feed one handed haha) but it sounds like you’re having an awesome babymoon! Also. Those seals. I die. And your belly is adorable – you’re so close! 😀

  13. deva at deva by definition on November 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I love the baby bump – so sweet. The cupcakes look absolutely divine!

  14. Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon on November 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Those views are so incredible!!! And those seals…man oh man are those cute! Yet another reason I hope to someday live in the San Diego region!

  15. Bri on November 14, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    You guys should hike Torrey Pines before you leave! It is not very hard, but so beautiful! Also, cafe 976 in PB has a great breakfast/lunch!

  16. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on November 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    What a fun day in San Diego! I love how you and the pilot adventure and really explore on your vacations! So glad you’re having a blast!

  17. Suzanne on November 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Aww, La Jolla is one of my favorite places. The Programmer (the husband) called it La Jol-lah, but us High-School-Spanish-Takes know what’s up. 😉

    We were in those exact spots you were a few years ago. It’s so beautiful, isn’t it?
    Seeing your pics makes me want to go back soon!

    Love the baby bump shot by the water.

  18. Anna @ The Guiltless Life on November 15, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I love that saying, I’ve heard it before! I love that you’re still doing vinyasa – there’s a heavily pregnant woman in my intense flow class every week and I have so much admiration for her! She actually wasn’t there tonight because I think she’s giving birth! lol. All power to you!

  19. Amara@GirlinaWhirl on November 15, 2011 at 12:31 am

    I had to comment — you’re playing in my old stomping grounds. La Jolla cove (near the shell shop –where you went to the cave) is where I’d always go snorkeling and scuba-ing. It’s amazing there. If you have time, check out Scripps aquarium too (amazing), and the Church of Jesus Christ temple grounds –that’s where my husband and I were married and it’s beautiful (and free) to walk around those gardens.

  20. Ali on November 15, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Looks like and awesome day! Love that you did yoga. That saying is phenomenal as well.

  21. kathleen @ the daily crumb on November 15, 2011 at 7:54 am

    how fun! i went to college in northern california and our weekend trips to san diego are some of my best memories. la jolla is absolutely beautiful. glad you are enjoying your time 🙂

  22. Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe on November 15, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Okay, now I’m just jealous. It’s gorgeous here in NH, but the pics of the cave and the seals make me want to hop on a flight posthaste! 🙂 Have fun, enjoy it!

  23. Michelle on November 15, 2011 at 8:39 am

    That place looks beautiful, and the animal friends are so cute! My fiance and I are looking for good honeymoon spots. Perhaps we should check out La Jolla.

  24. Laura on November 15, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Ah my family used to live in La Jolla so I’ve visited as a lil kid. Absolutely stunning. Has it been harder to do yoga so far into your pregnancy? Total respect for you!

    • Fitnessista on November 15, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      harder to motivate myself since i have to modify a lot of my favorite poses, but i never regret going

  25. Sam @ Sam Bock Illustration & Design on November 15, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Haha love the post title! We used to drive to San Diego (my fave city everrr) for spring break every year when I lived in Tucson. I remember the first time I was driving there and I read the sign out loud, “Hmmmm we are nearrrr La Joll-ahhh.” My friends who had lived in Tucson forever and were MUCH more well-versed in Spanish than me were like, “WHAT did you just call it?” I’m an East-Coaster/Yank! Gimme a break!

    The seal and bird are toooooo cute. Love living vicariously through you in these SD posts (and of course your Tucson posts….MISS it everyday).

  26. Felicia on November 15, 2011 at 9:14 am

    i loved la jolla! bringing back good memories 🙂 i’m so jealous of everyone who lives in cali !

  27. HRCK on November 15, 2011 at 9:27 am

    What an amazing trip so far! I’m especially envious of all the outdoor activities as I sit inside at my desk.

    You are so adorably pregnant as well:)

    • Fitnessista on November 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

      thank you! 🙂

  28. Gillian on November 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

    yay for la jolla yoga center!!! whose class did you take? if you get a chance, also check out prana yoga.. the owner, gerhard, is an amazing instructor, but his classes are super hard! a few other instructors to check out- Liza at LJYC or prana, Luke at LJYC, Nan at LJYC and Bonnie at LJYC (i think bonnie has a weds 5:15 pm class….)

    also- try to go into the lululemon in LJ if you can.. its pretty much the best team ever, and a really beautiful store. (but im biased cause i used to work there 🙂 AND!!!! you would love this.. i think they have a burlesque dance class tonight at 6:30!!!

    • Fitnessista on November 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      i took bonnie’s class yesterday and nan’s early class today- loved them both so much!

      • Fitnessista on November 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

        also hit up lulu pretty fiercely yesterday 😉

  29. Kristen on November 15, 2011 at 10:04 am

    AWWW, this brought back great memories for me! My husband proposed right where you’re standing on La Jolla Shores, over 10 years ago. 🙂 Have fun in SD!

  30. Liz @ Southern Charm on November 15, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I love that more places are starting to have gluten-free cupcakes. How dreamy 🙂

    So jealous of the seal watching 😉

  31. Rachel on November 15, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I love La Jolla! My family used to live in San Diego so I’ve been there a few times, but I’ve never seen seals! I’m kinda jealous 🙂

  32. Sonia (the Mexigarian) on November 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Ah, brings back so many memories. La Jolla 😀 <3 I'm glad you went into the cave. It's small but a lovely little gem. If you're interested in any nice walks, there's a trail by the cliff's near the hang gliders point right across from UCSD. Lovely views from there. And there is the local park of Torrey Pines which has some nice easy trails, but I don't recommend some of the steep trails down to the beach. Coming back up was nuts. If you make it up to the cross in La Jolla, you get some amazing views.

  33. Carolina on November 15, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Hi! First time commenter here. As a pregnant lady myself (18 weeks!) I’ve been slacking on the yoga because I can’t seem to find a guide telling me which poses to modify, or how to modify them. I know the instructors would help me some but I don’t want to walk into class blind and be completely reliant on them (and probably annoy them like crazy). Would you mind doing a post — maybe it would be a family post — on which poses you modify, and how? I miss my yoga!

  34. She Rocks Fitness on November 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Oh I LOVE La Jolla! I lived in Encinitas for 3 years and it’s so BEAUTIFUL! And those cupcakes look delicious…I’m hoping to visit friends in Carlsbad in the middle of winter when I’m about as pasty as a white wall. 😉 Have a wonderful rest of your trip!

  35. Ermi on November 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    That’s one of my favorite W.C. quotes – so true!

  36. Brittany @Little b's healthy habits on November 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I really wish more places (Starbucks included) would start carrying almond milk! PS your belly is precious 🙂

  37. Vivian on November 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    You guys should go to Extraordinary Desserts downtown. Their desserts are well, extraordinary 😉

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