A to Z survey

Hi friends! How’s the day going?? Hope you’re having a wonderful morning! Since I’m getting things ready for travel today, I thought it would be a fun time for a little survey. I first saw this one on my lovely friend Julie’s blog.

I always enjoy reading these, and love hearing more about you, too, if you want to answer some of the questions in the comments section. 🙂

A – Age: 30.

B – Biggest Fear: Flying, driving over the Coronado Bridge, and dinosaurs.

C – Current Time: 3:26pm

D – Drink You Had Last: sparkling water. All day erryday. 

E – Easiest Person To Talk To: Tom

Us at airport

F – Favorite Song: There are so many, but my #1 all-time fave is “Come On Eileen” (the Save Ferris version). “Home” by Michael Buble is a close second.

G – Grossest Memory: Thumbgate 2014. The aftermath of our kitchen and porch were pretty gnarly. (Apparently cuts to the tendon bleed a lot.)

H – Hometown: I was born in Tucson AZ, which will always have my heart because the fam is there! We’ve moved quite a bit -I’ve lived in Fayetteville, NC, Valdosta, GA, Orlando, FL and Tucson- but we now live in San Diego, which we love. I’m ok staying here as long as we can. 

Seals 4

I – In Love With: Tom, Livi, her baby sister, Bella and Caroline.

J – Jealous Of: the fact that the Pilot can eat a dozen doughnuts and it just adds another chisel to his abs. Life isn’t fair sometimes. 

K – Kindest Person You Know: My nana. She is an angel. 

L – Longest Relationship: The Pilot! Our 10-year date-iversary is this year.

M – Middle Name: Marie

N – Number of Siblings: Four (all boys!)

O – One Wish: for a safe, healthy baby and delivery. 

P – Person You Spoke To On The Phone Last: My brother Kyle.

W kyle

Q – Question You’re Always Asked: “How many months pregnant are you?” and “How long are you going to be teaching?”

R – Reason To Smile: baby kicks are the best. Ignore me while I walk around rubbing my belly and smiling like a goober.

S – Song You Last Sang: “Bad Blood” by T Swift with Livi. She knows the words better than I do haha.

T – Time You Woke Up: 8 a.m., groggily, with a sleeping Livi next to me. She crawls into bed sometime early in the morning and crashes back out. If I don’t teach early, I sleep in with her. I’m enjoying it for as long as I can, until October when sleep becomes a beautiful memory for a few months. 😉

U – Underwear Color: Grey

V – Vacation Destination: Italy. I ask the Pilot if we can go back basically every day. 

Positano terrace

W – Worst Habit: This isn’t really a “habit” but I do it so often that I guess it is: stubbing my right pinky toe. It looks totally different from the rest of my (already iffy dancer’s) toes. The Pilot jokes that I should have it taken off. It’s just in the way anyway. 

X – X-Rays You’ve Had: Mostly dental x-rays, but I’ve also had chest (to check for Tuberculosis because I refused the needle prick test) and thumb. 

Y – Your Favorite Food: Egg burritos, chocolate and wine. (Wine, I miss you.)

Z – Zodiac Sign: Scorpio!

Your turn! I always love hearing more about you and what you’re up to.

What’s one wish you have right now?

Favorite food?

Worst habit?

and vacation destination??

Have a great morning and I’ll see ya later today!



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  1. Elizabeth Beil on July 14, 2015 at 7:03 am

    I have to say your comment about the donuts and men is so true. My husband is studying for the bar at the moment and eating a TON of pizza and I swear he is getting fitter by the second, while I slave away at the gym! 😉

  2. RachelG on July 14, 2015 at 7:13 am

    I could live in Paris without any hesitation. I’ve already put in a request with the husband to go back (been 4 times…not enough), for my 35th birthday.

    Also, I agree about the dudes and donuts note! Scott keeps saying “I’m so fat. Keep all the junk food away”. Meanwhile he’ll eat chips, burgers, chocolate, and looks exactly the same. If I ate the way he did we’d have to expand our front door. 😉

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      same! i could never eat the same way. not only would things change dramatically (like my jeans wouldn’t fit) but i would feel like death

  3. Alex @ True Femme on July 14, 2015 at 7:26 am

    This was so fun to read! I want donut abs!! You’re right, that’s not fair 🙂 My fave vacation destination is Hawaii. I’m itching to get back to Maui so bad! I need the ocean! My favorite food is pizza and not healthified pizza. Also, fudgy, chewy brownies that practically stick to your mouth because they are so gooey.

  4. Jessie R on July 14, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Donut abs, life is so not fair! Vacation destination would have to be Jamaica or Hawaii… any beautiful beach really :). Favorite food…green beans cooked in bacon and garlic and ice cream with ALL the chewy chocolaty and peanut-buttery add-ins 🙂

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      donut abs! hahaha

  5. Monica on July 14, 2015 at 7:49 am

    What’s one wish you have right now?: To have a metabolism like the Pilot, LOL. Just kidding – and I understand! My husband is like that too! Actually, to figure out a way I could drop down to part time work and my son wouldn’t have to spend so much time at daycare.

    Favorite food? I’m right there with you on egg burritos. BEST. EVER. Eggs in general really. Runner up is avocado.

    Worst habit? Emotional eating.

    and vacation destination?? My favorite destination so far is Glacier National Park. I finally convinced my homebody husband to go on a honeymoon though (on our 5th anniversary) and we’re going to the Big Island of Hawaii – so I’m WAY EXCITED about that!

  6. Lindsay on July 14, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Why dinosaurs? I don’t think we need to worry about an invasion any time soon… ha! 😉

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      haha that is true! they freak me out because they used to be real. i don’t like dinosaur rides or dinosaur movies. they creep me out way more than an horror-type thing

  7. Julia@yogawinehappiness.com on July 14, 2015 at 8:14 am

    My favorite food is sushi, and vacation destination is a tie between Napa and Cape Cod!

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      still haven’t been to napa! cape cod is gorgeous, though

  8. Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy on July 14, 2015 at 8:18 am

    So may favorite foods! I’ll go with Sushi… and Mac & Cheese 🙂

    My dream vacation is to go to Tahiti, someday I hope!

  9. April on July 14, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Eggs are definitely my favorite food 🙂 I make an egg burrito almost everyday for lunch and it never, ever gets old!

    Totally agree on Italy being a favorite destination. I studied abroad in Rome during college and I dream of going back ALL the time… I also love “Come on Eileen.” My college roomie used to blast that song and we would have danc parties in our dorm room. Yeah, we were cool 😉 hehe

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      i have an egg burrito almost every day too 🙂 twinsies
      that is so cool you studied abroad!!

  10. Britt@MyOwnBalance on July 14, 2015 at 8:40 am

    You know dinosaurs are extinct, right? 🙂 Favorite food-pasta. Favorite destination- Greece. Worst habit-touching my dry skin. One wish- long, happy life with my loved ones!

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      haha yes, but THEY USED TO BE HERE

  11. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on July 14, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Your comments about Tom and the donuts is hilarious! I tell you what girl, it always catches up with me in their 40s and 50s. I think women are lucky because we’re trained early not to eat too much of that stuff or it shows in our gut. Men get away with it but it always catches up.

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      that is true! i keep waiting for it to catch up with tom, but nothing yet. he’s been working out quite a bit so many he’s burning it off haha

  12. Julie on July 14, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Italy is #1 on my bucket list! Soon!

    Fave food is pizza… and all the sweets. 😉

  13. Niki @ Life With Niki on July 14, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Loved getting to know you more! My worst habit would have to be my nail picking/pulling at cuticles, not only can it be painful but it makes my nails look pretty bad as well!
    Favorite food is hands down sushi ;)!

  14. Alex @ get big, go to work on July 14, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Favorite food is kale chips!! Such a funny one I would think, but I can eat a whole pan and still want more. My husband knows he doesn’t get but 1 when we make them. 🙂 ps I feel you on the men/doughnut thing. My husband is the same way. Life *sigh* 🙂

  15. Katie on July 14, 2015 at 9:19 am

    One wish: for health and happiness or my family! <3
    Favourite food: ice cream, and at the moment local summer strawberries. Yum!
    Worst habit: over thinking things.
    Vacation destination: our dream is Alaska. Someday it will happen and we will go dog sledding

  16. Chelsea Anthony on July 14, 2015 at 9:28 am

    What’s one wish you have right now?
    That Pipers 2nd top front tooth pops through any day! Teething is not fun. It’s the little things, right?

    Favorite food?
    Chips & salsa. Could eat my weight in it. Or guac.. Or fresh crab. Orrrr…haha

    Worst habit?

    and vacation destination??
    Chiang Mai, Thailand. I’d go back in a heartbeat.

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      i feel like teething is one of the hardest parts about parenting because you can’t do much about it!
      LOVE chips and salsa too! next time we’re around (and i’m not preg haha) we need a chips, salsa and rita date

  17. mary on July 14, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Totally unrelated but do you have a Vitamix S30 and like it? Or would you buy the full size version instead? My Blendtec is a pain and I want something new! Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      i do- i love it!! it depends what you want to use it for. just smoothies: go for S30. if you want to use it for everything (flours, nut butter, soups, salsa, hummus, etc) i would go full size

  18. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on July 14, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Fave go-to foods are eggs and fruit. Love that about Tom and the donuts. Men lose weight by merely blinking at eye. Totally fair for sure…

  19. Erin on July 14, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I put the same thing on my blog for jealous–man metabolism isn’t fair! I really want to go to London or Greece.

  20. jen on July 14, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Favorite food? pizza

    Worst habit? picking at my cuticles

    and vacation destination?? I would love to go diving in Australia!

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      i would love to go to australia one of these days, too!

  21. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on July 14, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Love that photo of you and The Pilot! I hope you have that one framed. 🙂

    I get the same questions asked to me allllll the time about pregnancy and how long I’ll be teaching!

  22. masala girl on July 14, 2015 at 11:48 am

    that picture of you & the pilot ( i wrote Tom, but that just felt weird haha), so old, yet so cute & gets me every time! :’) i didtnt realize you guys have been married so long! congrats <3
    and 4 brothers?! oh my. i thought you had two haha. loved this survey! 🙂 italy is my dream vaca too. it was one of my favorites and ohmytakemethereright NOW haha

  23. Kariann on July 14, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Loved the survey! My brother’s name is Kyle too! And your worst habit made me giggle.

    My favorite food is probably sashimi – raw fish (I love hamachi, ahi, and salmon)! With some wasabi and shoyu, yum. But I love food, so it is actually really hard to just choose one…

    Worst habit is my over-thinking/nitpicking over details. Sometimes it’s good, but other times, it can be really bad!

    Vacation destination…I would love to go back to Dharamsala in India (I was there for a two week home stay and still keep in touch with my host family) or Italy! I’ve never been to Europe. 🙂

  24. Erin on July 14, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Gotta love the surveys!
    One wish i have right now….hmm can’t really think of one.
    I can’t name just one favorite food, so I will go with sweet potatoes, sunbutter, avocadoes, and ice cream 🙂
    My husband would say my worse habit is cracking my big toe. I do it without even thinking !
    Vaca: Hawaii! Hopefully next year!

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      you will love it!! do you know where in hawaii you want to go?

      • Erin on July 14, 2015 at 5:33 pm

        I went to the main island & maui when I was ~10 y/o. Don’t remember much besides snorkling all day. 🙂
        We plan on definitely going to kauai & likely maui too!

  25. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on July 14, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I want to go back to Italy too. It’s such a beautiful country with amazing food.

    I’m a Scorpio too!

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      it’s seriously a dream land. yay for scorpios 🙂

  26. Cassie on July 14, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Wish: Healthy baby girl!

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      i wish that for you, too!

  27. Christina on July 14, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    vacation destination – been dying to experience italy with my fiancé !

  28. Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me on July 14, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I actually love the Coronado Bridge, and I am bummed it freaks you out! That island is one of my favorite spots, and if I were to have a wedding, I’d probably want it out there. So picturesque and quiet at the same time.

    Favorite food: carne asada burritos!

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      i love the island, and can’t stand the bridge. the water on each side freaks me out

  29. Erika S. on July 14, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    So fun…!

    Age – 34 (oh it feels so old…or at least my body thinks so…my mind is 24)

    Favorite Song – I’m totally into ratchet songs right now…679 by Fetty Wap & Remy Boyz …also Can’t Feel My Face by The Weekend

    Hometown – Wilmington, Delaware (I know…how many people do you meet from Delaware?!?!) I’ve lived in NY, Tucson, Boston & currently in Northern Virginia (super close to DC)

    Vacation Destination – Maldives, Galapagos, Fiji, Vienna & Australia

    Zodiac – Taurus…to the core…!

  30. Aubrey on July 15, 2015 at 8:40 am

    This looks fun. I’m a nerd I love surveys 😉

  31. Emily on July 15, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Favorite food is definitely Mexican or TexMex. And giant chopped salads. And homemade healthy baking treats to go with my coffee- is that a food group? Haha

    I would LOVE to visit Australia/New Zealand one day!

    And off to maybe write up a similar blog post right now!!

  32. april on July 15, 2015 at 3:25 pm


    I’ve looked all over your blog to try to find your email address.. I wanted to email you with some questions! Maybe I’m just not looking in the right spot but I can’t find it. Is there a way to contact you? Thank you!

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      fitnessista at gmail 🙂

  33. Hollie on July 15, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I love this, I am saving for a day I need a post! I am traveling too… to Blogfest! My favorite vacation spot is Italy as well… the Cinque Terra to be specific. Stateside, I love California and North Carolina.

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      i’ve been wanting to go there!

  34. Vanessa Binicki on July 15, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Awww I always love reading these! And answering of course…

    What’s one wish you have right now? ummm that I finally get to see Magic Mike xxl this weekend hahah

    Favorite food? For the summer months its watermelon, sushi and corn on the cob!

    Worst habit? Biting my nails….I will go so long without and they will look fab and then I’ll have a stressful day and bye bye nails 🙁

    and vacation destination?? Hawaii! It has always been my dream vacay spot and we will finally get to go next year once I graduate!

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      ahhh sushi sounds amazing right now. you will LOVE hawaii 🙂

  35. Jennifer on July 16, 2015 at 6:40 am

    What’s one wish you have right now?: All my boxes would pack themselves (moving to my first home tomorrow)

    Favorite food?: Ice cream and calzones

    Worst habit?: My husband would say it would be my “couch yoga” I am always twisting my legs and feet oddly to get comfortable while watching TV

    and vacation destination??: Bar Harbor Maine. Lots of fun hiking

  36. Ashley on July 20, 2015 at 9:52 am

    That picture of you and The Pilot is perfection! So cute!
    I’m a Scorpio, too 🙂

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