a Zumba nightmare

Hi friends! How’s the morning going?

I had the craziest dream last night. I was about to teach a PACKED Zumba class, went to plug in my phone, and realized that none of my Zumba songs were on there. I magically found one song, which we danced to, and then I was scrolling through my phone looking for anything we could do, and the people slowly started to trickle out. The gym had a weird kitchen and giant pantry attached to it, so I ran over there and started to make everyone vegan pudding as an apology. Hahah. It was like the fitness instructor version of the “didn’t study for a random test” dream. 

It’s been such a fun week and we’ve been able to spend time with friends who are in town. Wednesday night we went out to Mission, and had an awesome dinner at Draft,

and last night we all hung out at our house before ice cream,

Ice cream

and a walk down to the beach. Check out this elaborate sand structure, complete with little torches, and a bodyguard to protect it. He was there solely because, “I met the dude, and he was a solid guy, and I believed in what he created.” Word.  

Sand village

Some more adventures from lately:

Liv and I made some AMAZING quinoa almond butter blondies (recipe from Eating Well

Blondies  1 of 1


she had her eye on that batter. 😉

Cooking with noodle

(Thank you again to readerfriend Tammy, who sent us some delicious treats over the holidays and made Livi that apron!)

The back of this cute Fabletics top:


Fabletics back

(wore it over my tank to teach Spin last night. The energy was awesome, and I had all of my songs on my phone, so I’d call it a win haha.)

The two pugs outside the gym.


I spend a ridiculous amount of time petting them each week, as they snort happily, and then I beg the Pilot for another puppy. House rule has always been equal human to dog ratio, and we have 3 humans, and only 2 dogs….

Hope you’re having a good morning <3



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  1. kristin | W [H] A T C H on March 12, 2015 at 9:31 am

    that blondie recipe looks delicious. do you make your own quinoa flour?

  2. Erin @ Erin's Inside Job on March 12, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Im not usually a big blondie person, but those look pretty good. I also like that Fabletics top. I have been looking at them lately but haven’t taken the plunge yet…

  3. fatcrap on March 12, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Wow, if your nightmares involve making people something as healthy as vegan pudding — you and I are a long way’s off! 🙂 I am impressed by your dedication and look forward to trying out the blondie recipe. I am struggling with my weight and have been for a while. I look at people with fitness blogs (how I found yours) and just wonder, where do you find the motivation to eat right?

  4. Britt@MyOwnBalance on March 12, 2015 at 9:58 am

    I always have nightmares about the weirdest things! I think my worst fears appear at night. I’ve definitely had the “I’m in front of a large group and unprepared” one before. The worst one though is I dreamt my husband and I were getting a divorce! Luckily when I told him about it he just shook his head and told me how silly I was!

  5. Sara on March 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

    OMG, your dream actually happened to me! The night before a Piloxing class, I synced my iPod. Then at class, I plugged my iPod into the sounds system, turned it on and it was completely empty! I did a warm up to Spotify on my phone until my boyfriend brought my laptop! Luckily, my class was completely cool and understanding.

    • Fitnessista on March 12, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      no way!!! ahhhhh! happy your bf could save the day!

  6. Cheri @ Overactive Blogger on March 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

    My WORST nightmare! I had that happen with a Zumba party a few weeks ago and was able to save it last minute!

  7. Tracy on March 12, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Love the “18 Things”! Some good thoughts there.

    According to the Pilot’s pet ratio I can get 5 more…mot sure I’M up for that!! lol

    I came across this and thought you might be interested:
    Sounds intense, scary and exciting all at the same time, don’t you think??

    • Fitnessista on March 12, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      thank you for sharing the article! i’m more nervous and more excited now 🙂

  8. joelle (on a pink typewriter) on March 12, 2015 at 10:39 am

    This reminds me – I had a nightmare Saturday night that I missed my race the next morning (I ran the SD Half)… i almost never dream, and this was one so ridic it actually woke me up in the middle of the night.

  9. Jill @ Champagne for Everyday on March 12, 2015 at 10:53 am

    That’s such a funny dream! I will take vegan pudding as an apology anyday 😛 I am going to check out Fabletics – I haven’t heard of them and I am searching everywhere for the right open back workout top to style for a blog post!!

    xx Jill
    Latest post: Opinion of a Fit Girl – The Latest Fitness Trends

  10. Linda @ TheFitty on March 12, 2015 at 10:53 am

    That’s funny! Food is good apology 🙂 gimme bacon instead and ill forgive you. Haha.

  11. Michelle on March 12, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Ooh!! I saw that Blondie recipe in the same magazine when I was reading in bed last night and really wanted to try it. Good to know it’s a winner!

  12. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on March 12, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Group fitness instructor problems: I OFTEN have nightmares about being late to class, having to move a bunch of things out of the way to hold class, and stereo issues messing up class. I had one on Sunday night, because I was flying back to SF from Florida on Monday morning and had to teach that night, so of course I was panicked all day! ahhahah! Glad it was only a nightmare!

  13. Cassy @ Wine & Dine to the Finish Line on March 12, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I actually saw the guy making that sand castle in OB on Sunday! He had a bucket of water & sand mixed together and was so meticulous with his placement of it. Turned out amazing!

    • Fitnessista on March 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      no way! that is awesome!

  14. Alex @ True Femme on March 12, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I LOVE that story about the sand castle and body guard! Classic. Those almond butter quinoa blondies sound really good. I might need some in my life 🙂 I bet they’d be great with a cup of chai! I’m crazy about the spiced chai from TJs with a few drops of stevia and some soy milk.

  15. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I made quinoa double chocolate brownies last week with real quinoa (not the flour or cereal). They were amazing! http://skinnyfitalicious.com/double-chocolate-quinoa-brownies-starting-over/

  16. Tammy on March 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I’m so happy to see Livi wearing her apron. It’s completely adorable on her!

    • Fitnessista on March 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      thank you again for making it! she wears it often when she’s playing kitchen, or helping me out as a sous chef 🙂

  17. Kerry on March 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Oh those blondies look delicious! Liv is so cute 🙂 x

  18. Christina on March 12, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    that apron on liv is the cutest little thing !

  19. Taca @ A Side Of Dessert on March 12, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Oh no! I’m sure they didn’t mind after the pudding though – good save! That blondie recipe looks sooooo delicious! And little missy eyeing the dough – nothing cuter!

  20. Sarah F on March 13, 2015 at 1:17 am

    I love the rule of equal human to dog ratio. I am way under that ratio- as I have 2 humans, and 0 dogs. Though at this point I don’t feel like I would be a good dog owner, so I will sadly have to wait a bit longer.

    The nightmare is hilarious. I work at an accounting firm and I will often have dreams where I have a very complicated technical question that I just can’t figure out and the client is calling me for the answer. Half the time in my dream I’ll come up with the answer but it’ll be something ridiculous like “Of course- we account for that by eating 2 pies and some cake” and I wake up confused with the association my brain has just made.

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      haha that sounds like the answer to every problem

  21. Alexandria @Al2getherFIT on March 13, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Livi looks so cute in her apron! And Those blondies look delicious!

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