8/2: Friday Faves

-A short run and yoga sesh. Since I didn’t teach yesterday, I was able to change up my workout schedule a little. I was meeting some friends for nighttime yoga, and since it was a little cloudy (aka much cooler than it has been!), I felt energized to run beforehand. 3 miles with negative splits and I felt great afterwards. Yoga was the perfect dessert 🙂


-This AMAZING lunch I had at work when the Pilot did his spa day.



Gluten-free veggie burger and Caesar salad, and I also had an almond milk latte, horchata ice cream and gf chocolate chip cookies. What dreams are made of.

-Having the Pilot home this week has been amazing. We’ve just been hanging out, but it’s always fun to have my best friend here with me. I found myself thinking, “Oh, what are we going to do on Monday?” and then I remembered that he has to go back to work. Derp.

-Noodle’s COUNTING. It just makes my heart do this funny dance and then slowly melt to the floor. I’ll try to take a video for the Family page.

-The movie Flight. Has anyone else seen it? We rented it, since it was one of those movies we both kinda wanted to see but not enough to go while it was in theaters. It was very intense! And Denzel… yeah…. no one minds a little Denzel.

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Your August Workout Calendar is UP! The password to the page is “kalechips.” If you subscribe to my newsletter -all you have to do is leave a comment and click the box- you received the password bright and early this morning. I’m excited to make this an awesome month with all of you… it’s going to be a very, very exciting month on the blog <3

-This article with 8 habits of insanely fit people.

-Our Tuesday night bowling date. We went with Kyle, Meg, Trevor, Mik, Meg’s brother, madre, and some of their friends. It was a random adventure, and while I’m terrible at bowling, the margaritas were $2.50 (!) and we all had a blast.


-Your awesome pics! Thank you so much to those of you who sent me Monsoon Sweat Workout, Chicken Bites, and Zucchini Pizza pics this week. Keep ’em coming -you never know when I’ll have a sneaky giveaway- and be sure to tag me @fitnessista.

These s’mores cheesecakes are happening ASAP.

Time to drop Bell and Caro off at the groomers. Bell is looking a little Shaggy McGee and Miss Caro, the shedder, needs a nice bath and brushing.

Hope you have a very happy Friday!





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  1. Fit Missy on August 2, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Seen Flight as well! Great movie.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. shannon on August 2, 2013 at 11:20 am

    please sign me up for the news letter. love your blog, long time reader.

  3. Mia on August 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Haven’t seen Flight yet. However I have been loving the low-carb zucchini pizza. I have made “minis” and eaten then twice over the past week. So good, especially with a nice glass of vino! 😉 [Hint: to get them extra crispy on the bottoms, I bake the crust on a hot pizza stone, then flip, bake 5 minutes longer, and then add my toppings].

    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and can soak up the last few free days with your man. 🙂

  4. Christine@ Apple of My Eye on August 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I love the sound of that dinner! Oh and don’t feel bad, I’m no good at bowling either. Especially if I was having too many of those cheap margaritas! Yum!

  5. Michelle on August 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I am super excited for your August workout! 😀

  6. Lisa on August 2, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Looks like it was a great week for you!
    I’ve been needing to checkout some new movies so thanks for the recommendation.
    And that Lunch does sound amazing! Yum.

  7. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat on August 2, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Can’t wait to check out your August workout! Flight is on my must see list!

  8. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on August 2, 2013 at 11:55 am

    We saw flight a little while ago we thought it was pretty good! Movies are all my husband and I ever do – lol! You could probably ask me about just about any of them! Have a great weekend!

  9. Brooke B on August 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Very exciting month, two appointments in one day, hmmm…pregnant, maybe? But then the excitement over the margaritas threw me off!

  10. Racheal @ Running with Racheal on August 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I really wanted to see that movie – thanks for the reminder! Have a nice weekend!

  11. Ashley @ Life and Fitness on August 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I haven’t seen Flight yet. Anything with Denzel is usually pretty good. I want to see The Millers with Jennifer Anniston this weekend.

  12. Sarah @ Yogi in Action on August 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I haven’t even heard of Flight! I don’t have cable and sometimes I feel so out of the loop with movies and tv shows. Definitely will have to check it out- thanks for the review 🙂

  13. Nicole on August 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I’m excited for the August workout! My husband and I have been trying to think of a movie to watch for our next movie night, we will have to check out Flight!

  14. Dominique on August 2, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Running in cloudy weather is SO much better that running in the sun! (At least for me…when I run and it’s anywhere above 75, then as soon as the sun hits my face I start sweating like mad. It’s NOT cute, haha!)

    Must be so fun having the hubs home all week! Like a little staycation 🙂

  15. Katie @ KatieEnPursuit on August 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Happy Friday! Looks like you had an awesome week! Extra time with the husband is always a plus 🙂

  16. Caitie @ twentytwofit on August 2, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    That lunch looks AMAZING! Don’t tell me a gym also has a spa…also has clearly incredible grub?! sounds too good to be true. Maybe it’s a good thing there isn’t something like that near me — I probably would never leave 😉

  17. Anna @ Fitness à la Anna on August 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Flight was WAY more intense than I expected it to be as well – but you’re right, everyone loves a little Denzel 😉

  18. Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food on August 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I definitely honed in on the $2.50 margaritas. Nice deal! I though Flight was really intense too, but it was good at least!

  19. Ashlee@HisnHers on August 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    What a fun week! Now I’m dying to go bowling. So fun!

  20. JennP on August 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    We really enjoyed ‘Flight’! Another one we just watched on a whim the other night and really enjoyed was ‘The Call’ with Halle Berry & Abigail Breslin. The end unraveled a bit, but it was the most exciting/suspenseful movie I’ve seen in long time, and didn’t have a lot of gratuitous gore.

  21. shelby on August 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Smores cheesecake?!?! YUM!

  22. Brooke @ denaultstudios.blogspot.com on August 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I’m jealous of the bowling! I cannot think of the last time I went bowling haha

  23. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on August 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I saw flight awhile back and it was soooo good! Loved it. So glad you and your husband enjoyed your week together. I can’t believe your daughter is already counting!

  24. Caitlin on August 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Newsletter, yessss!!

  25. Caitlin on August 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Newsletter, yessss!!

  26. Danica @ It's Progression on August 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    My husband and I both loved the movie Flight.
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  27. Jena@21days on August 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Yoga feels sooooo excellent after running! Every time I yoga I wonder why I don’t do it more often!

  28. Karissa on August 2, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Yay!! The August workout email was a nice little surprise in my inbox this AM! 🙂 Thank you Gina!

  29. Nola on August 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Flight is awesome – saw it last weekend. Denzel is my fave

  30. Missy on August 3, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Loved the movie Flight! I had not even heard of it when the hubby recommended it one night and I’m glad we watched it… very intense.

  31. Lucie@FitSwissChick on August 3, 2013 at 3:30 am

    I am terrible at bowling too 🙂
    Oh and I want to see Livi counting!

  32. J on August 3, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I’ve been hesitant to see Flight since my fella is also an aviator… Is it one of those movies that makes you worry about them more??

  33. Autumn on August 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Hmmm maybe that’s a good movie pick for this weekend!

  34. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance on August 4, 2013 at 1:40 am

    That is so exciting that she’s counting!

    To me, Flight was just meh. I thought it was very predictable.

  35. Meg @ A Dash of Meg on August 4, 2013 at 8:09 am

    i saw Flight! i liked it and it’s one of those movies that stays with you… you know?? like days after you’ll still be thinking about it!

  36. Megan M. on August 4, 2013 at 9:22 am

    New to your blog and loving it. Will definitely be using the August workout calendar to mix up my normal routine.

  37. Vanessa on September 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Sign me up!

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