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In the Desert Again

Hey guys! How’s your day going??

After an early early flight, I’m finally here in Tucson with the fam.

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fruit

(Gift basket at the madre hotel with brown rice bread, TJs dressing, salsa, apples, avocadoes and almond milk!)

I stayed up late last night Skyping with the Pilot (Skype > sleep) and then woke up at 4 to be at the airport by 4:40.

Good thing I packed up my snacks last night Smile Airport food is not very dependable, and you can only have so much oats and protein powder.

snacks

Leftover sweet potato and black bean chili + 2 slices of brown rice bread with hummus, cucumber and tomato

MY OTHER RECIPES


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The first flight was pretty uneventful, thanks to these bad Johnnies:

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(Eye shades from Bed, Bath and Beyond)

I got the tip from Kath to take them on the airplane. Instant crash out and peaceful sleep the whole way Smile

It was dreary in Chicago:

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and COLD too. Makes me really glad I didn’t bring Viesa under the plane <3

During the layover, I walked around (sneaky workout) and grabbed a coffee.

On the flight from Chicago to Tucson, it was very exciting to see that they had WiFi on board. Not so exciting to realize my netbook battery was dead :/ #fail

Instead of blogging like I’d planned, I made a list of blog topics for this week and finished reading “I Remember Nothing” on the Kindle Smile

Now, I’m here at the madre’s, about to go with the fam to dinner. The madre is already cooking a pre-dinner meal in the kitchen, haha. Welcome home, eh? Smile

planes

(We passed the plane boneyard on the way here)

See ya later tonight and stay tuned for an am  Holiday Gift Guide for Your Fave Fitnessista Open-mouthed smile

xoxo,

Gina

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33 Comments

  1. Lindsey @ SoundEats on November 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I can tell how happy you are, and I am SO happy for you! Have a BLAST in Tucson!!

  2. kristi (sweetcheeks) on November 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    aww, your mom is so cute…making you a gift basket the best essentials. Have fun with your family!

  3. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) on November 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    LOVE the eye shades! They are so pretty! I always use them on flights, but mine sadly are plain black and boring!
    Enjoy your time with your family! 🙂

  4. Christin@purplebirdblog on November 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I have really been contemplating getting an eye mask lately!

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    So glad you are HOME!

  6. Sana on November 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Enjoy the time with your family! Oh and my mom gets made when I don’t eat 2 dinners!

  7. Mi-An Dela Cruz on November 21, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Love being home for the holidays!!! ESP eating all the food made by momss! enjoy!

  8. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on November 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I need some eye shades like that. What a good idea to bring them traveling. I hope you have a fabulous, fabulous time! It already sounds like you are. 🙂

  9. MAJL on November 21, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Excellent snacks for the flight; I do the same! Enjoy your visit with your family.

  10. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on November 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Your madre is adorable…I love the gift basket!! Have a wonderful time in Tucson with your familia!

  11. Bethany @ More Fruit Please on November 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Eye masks and neck pillows are a traveler’s best friend! I got to visit Tucson for the first time last month and enjoyed it so much! It was only for a day and a half, and for the next week I kept complaining to everyone that would listen that I wish I could have stayed longer. Enjoy time with the family!

  12. Krystina (Basil & Wine) on November 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    That’s so cute of your mom! Have a blast. 🙂

  13. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on November 21, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Glad you’re there safe! Those eye covers are super cute 🙂

  14. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on November 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Gift basket at the madre hotel = NICE! What a sweet mama!

    Glad you made it safe and sound and Ohare is always cold and miserable, or hot and humid. As a former Chicago girl, I can say it’s a great city but the weather is definitely not it’s selling point!

    Glad you READ and NOT blogged. Amen to just doing some pleasure reading. Yay for that!

    And the eye shades..nice. Not only can you nap but it also prevents chatty kathy’s or pervy men from trying to strike up convos on long flights. Not to be antisocial and all, but ya know what I mean, sometimes it’s nice to ESCAPE!

    🙂

  15. Jenny on November 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Holiday gift guide? Is that like Oprah’s Favorite Things? 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm

      kinda yeah! 🙂

  16. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on November 21, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Glad you had a safe flight. Enjoy time with the family! 😀

  17. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Haha I love that your mom is making a pre-dinner! That’s too funny.

    Enjoy your time with your family! 🙂

  18. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 21, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    You mean to tell me you were at O’Hare and I couldn’t bring you indian food?! Sad 🙁 Glad you made it to the desert safe and sound 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm

      i’m sorry friend! i was only there for 45 minutes or you know i would have called you!

  19. VeggieGirl on November 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    You and The Pilot make the best faces 😀

    • Fitnessista on November 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm

      hahah um, that’s my brother

  20. Kath on November 21, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Nice shades!!

  21. grocery goddess jen on November 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Seeing the eye masks around blog world makes me think I should get one for my next flight, and maybe at home, too!

  22. Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind on November 21, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I love that your madre makes you gift baskets of healthy stuff when you visit. Mine tries to stock up on healthy food, too…although our definitions of healthy vary a tad. 😉 I love that she does it anyway. 🙂

  23. Krista on November 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Did I miss reading what you decided to do with the pup? If she wasn’t under the plane or with you…?

    • Fitnessista on November 21, 2010 at 8:01 pm

      she’s in valdizzy at her favorite kennel- they get to play outside all day and the owners love her

  24. Krista on November 21, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    (sorry, just saw it in post below). Aww, I know you’ll miss them but sounds like they’ll have a good time while you’re gone…and avoid any airport screening pat downs. 😉

  25. Melissa on November 21, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Glad you had a safe trip. Have a fun time with the fam!!!

  26. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on November 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I love gift baskets!!! Have a great time with the family!!

  27. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on November 22, 2010 at 9:28 am

    That sounds like a great little welcome basket! I can’t wait to see your holiday gift guide 🙂

  28. Ne on November 23, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I made your version of the sweet potato and black bean chili. Added some cilantro and bulgur wheat. IT. WAS. AMAZING!!!!!!!!
    Thank you!!

    • Fitnessista on November 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm

      so glad you liked it!!

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