A peach in the desert

Look who’s here 🙂

me and hayley

My good friend Hayley from Hotlanta, in town for baby shower weekend!

I was so excited that she said she’d be able to make it and spend the weekend with us. In Valdosta, she and her husband were our neighbors, and Hayley and I spent many days out by the pool, reading trashy gossip magazines, chatting, and vino nights.

Before I went to pick her up from the airport, I took an AMAZING LaBlast class from Louis Van Amstel, since he was teaching at the resort where I work. It was just as incredible as ever- he has incredible energy, and I love the fact that he says things that we would never be able to say (shake your a$$!!!!!). It was a LaBlast, for sure.

On the way to the airport, I stopped to say hi to the madre, and she had baked some gluten-free carrot cake cupcakes.

I was happy to be a taste-tester:


Good stuff.

Bella and I picked Hayley up, and then we caught up over lunch at Renee’s Organic Oven, while Bella chilled at our feet on the patio.


Came back to the casa, chilled and watched some TV, then went to La Encantada to walk around and shop.

Happy hour at Armitage:


[Nothing like a stiff mocktail]

and then the Pilot met us for dinner at Blanco.


We shared multiple bowls for chips and salsa,

and for my entree, I rolled with the fish tacos, veggies instead of rice.


A fabulous night with fabulous company <3

We’re going to watch a movie and then crash- enjoy your evening!



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  1. Sana on November 5, 2011 at 12:09 am

    i had fish tacos for the first time a few weeks ago and they were good!! Spicy too!

  2. Ali on November 5, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Yumm! Were those muffins inspired by your little Bro’s gluten free baking cheffer classes? It looks like you had an awesome day girl!

  3. jen f. on November 5, 2011 at 1:13 am

    how adorable you look pregnant! makes me excited to do it all over again (in a few years!!)…and don’t you love mocktails? at least they taste better without the alcohol 🙂
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  4. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] on November 5, 2011 at 2:09 am

    That Mexican food looks delish!

  5. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on November 5, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Hope you enjoyed that stiff mocktail 🙂

    And how great that Haley flew in to celebrate this special weekend with you….have fun!! 🙂

  6. Sally on November 5, 2011 at 8:29 am

    That muffin looks enormous and delicious!

  7. Melissa on November 5, 2011 at 9:12 am

    cute post title!

  8. Lindsay @ Lindsay's List on November 5, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I craved alcohol SO badly when I was pregnant with Henry…mocktails were my saving grace.

  9. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries on November 5, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I’m so jealous of your Blanco visit! I love that place and miss it so much!

  10. Ali @ Peaches and Football on November 5, 2011 at 11:04 am

    How fun. I hope you have a great time at the baby shower! I love chips, salsa, tacos… sounds like a great dinner to me!

  11. Emily on November 5, 2011 at 11:27 am

    That muffin looks incredible! Enjoy your weekend with your friend! I’m sure you have lots of catching up to do.

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      thank you <3 hope you have a great weekend, too!

  12. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on November 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I need to find a good fish taco place! The ones you order always look So delicious!!!

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      or just come to tucson 🙂

  13. Allison on November 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    that carrot cake cupcake is huge!!
    We went out for dinner last night to a great Indian restaurant, it was so cool. We went with another couple, and the one is pregnant. I think there has been something in the water!!

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      INDIAN!!! how was it?!
      there’s definitely something in the water 😉

  14. Lena @Fit on the Rocks on November 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I love when great friends come in from out of town. It almost feels like a vacation for both because you rarely get to see each other. Have fun at your baby shower!

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      thank you- have a great weekend!

  15. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on November 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    The veggies that came with your taco look way more delicious than plain ol’ rice. Yum!

    • Fitnessista on November 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      totally agree- they were awesome, too

  16. Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous on November 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I’m starting the Schweaty November workout this week! Can’t wait!! (:

  17. Carrie on November 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    So awesome that your girl made your baby shower!!! I am sure it was beautiful!!! 🙂

  18. Carrie on November 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Just popped over to the Family page…”beautiful” isn’t the word!!! 😉

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