Always eat dessert first

Hey hey hey ๐Ÿ˜€ WHOA everyone- thank you so much for all of your heartfelt and wonderful anniversary wishes! My madre even commented! So cute <3 Iโ€™m a very lucky girl to be married to the love of my life. And yes, I met him at Starbucks (the โ€œBizzleโ€) so Iโ€™m a huge believer in fate ๐Ÿ˜‰

I did get some requests for more wedding pictures, so here are a couple moreโ€ฆ (****Not gonna lie, I feel a little weird posting wedding pictures, but since itโ€™s our anniversary and not some arbitrary Tuesday, Iโ€™m gonna roll with it). My nana took these pics- I like the keep the professional ones private ๐Ÿ˜‰

Every guest had their own mini cake.. we had 3 different flavors and 3 different fillings, all covered in chocolate ganache.

There were tables like this all over ballroom:


The site:


(It went into a large โ€œhouseโ€ with two stories and half made out of glass so you could see the city lights)

The beefcake hottie:


(swooning is allowed)

The bridal party table:


And last, but not least, the pilot and I getting crunk on the dance floor:


Hahah and you thought this post was going to be serious ๐Ÿ˜‰

So for bfast this morning, I had a lovely sludge after walking the puppies:


Hemp milk, banana, spinach, Vega, sprouted brown rice protein, Stevia, sea salt and lots of cinnamon.

I went into work for a while (and read Time Travelers Wife) before pumping some iron.

Warm up 5 minutes Elliptical hill program, level 5
Dumbbell upward row 8 lbs each 3 sets of 12
Straight leg dip Body weight 3 sets of 12
Supine chest push and fly 5 lbs each 3 sets of 12
Weighted full pilates teasers 3 lbs each 3 sets of 10 (These were intense!)
V-triceps extension machine 65 lbs 3 sets of 12
Lateral raises 5 lbs each 3 sets of 12
Triangle push up on stability ball Body weight 3 sets of 10
Alphabet abs** Body weight 1 set.. up to letter โ€œNโ€
Total time: 35 minutes

**Alphabet abs (yes, I made that one up) is when you get into a jacknife position on the stability ballโ€”arms out in pushup position and tops of your feet on the ball. Move the ball in, out and sideways to write the alphabet with the stability ball. I got to letter โ€œNโ€ before I burned out, but I have made it through the whole thing before.

After my workout, I ran to Targizzle and the Health Food Store (and was surprisingly good in the former and HORRIBLE in the latterโ€ฆ they have so many cool things in there!) and then came home for lunch.

Raw Pumpkin Pie in a Bowl (Natalia Rose recipe)


Salad with fresh herbs, raw apple cider vinegar, grape tomatoes, dulse, bell pepper and sea salt.


All together:


I also made some Classic hummus


And chopped some veggies to take with me to munch after teaching spin while driving to a training appointment.


Since I work super late tonight, Iโ€™m thinking the pilot and I will have dessert tonight and the special dinner I have planned tomorrow night. I hate eating late โ€“thereโ€™s nothing worse than going to bed, bloated, acidic and pregnant with food child- so Iโ€™m going to see if that would be cool with the pilot. Any guesses on what Iโ€™m making for dessert?? It includes ice cream ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a great day, bloggies <3


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  1. Erica on August 18, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Aw- more cute pics! The wedding site looks beautiful! I can never contain myself in health food stores! I still haven't tried that pumpkin pie soup!

  2. Cindy on August 18, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    You are too cute!

    how about a "cobbler" of sorts with fresh fruit AND ice cream!

  3. Anonymous on August 18, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    a PIZOOKIE!!!!

  4. blueberrymuffins on August 18, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Lovely pics :)I failed at the target mission last night- dropped a hundred bucks ๐Ÿ™

  5. VeggieGirl on August 18, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Love the photo of you guys "gettin crunk" on the dance floor, hahaha.

    Are you making Gena's soft serve tonight???? Yum, if so ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Emily on August 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing more photos ~ it looks like it was a beautiful wedding. I like the pink flowers on the cakes!
    I also like the alphabet abs exercise idea! Noted and on the cards for tomorrow morning ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Pam on August 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Love the pics! So Cute!

    Ice Cream Cake!

  8. Angharad on August 18, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    You and your pilot are adorable. Fact.
    Gettin crunk on the dancefloor? LOVE IT!!!! Happy Tuesday to ya.

  9. Julie on August 18, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Each of your guests had their own cake?! Sounds like my kinda wedding!!

  10. Joanna on August 18, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    you really met him at starbucks?!

  11. Nina on August 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    you're making a pizookie!!!

  12. Emily on August 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Its your pizookie isn't it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ YUM!

    So, I'm going to my first gym class (I won 12 free classes to Healthworks from the healthy living summit) and I have to admit, I'm super nervous. As the gym goddess you are – do you have any advice to calm my nerves!? ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Fitnessista on August 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    joanna- yup, we met at starbucks. i saw my boss there and told her i thought he was really cute, and she went over to him and told him he should come talk to me! before i knew it, he pulled up a chair, introduced himself and after chatting he asked for my phone number. crazy huh???

    emily- don't be nervous!! if i lived there, you know i'd go with you- there's nothing i like more than taking classes at a new gym! just remind yourself that no one there cares about what you're doing. i always tell myself that when i'm in a new place– especially when i'm working out. no one cares about you– it sounds kinda rough but it's totally true, everyone is so focused on what they're doing to worry about anyone else. just relax and enjoy yourself- i'm sure you'll love it!!

  14. Fitnessista on August 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    ps- a few of you may have guessed the dessert already ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Lizzy on August 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Hey girl!
    I wanted to write and tell you that i'm a new reader! totally love what your blog is all about! You are the cutest thing ever and i totally love all your wedding pics! happy anniversary! Hope dessert turns out amazing!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Mandy on August 18, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    CONGRATS on your anniversary!!!! You two are sooo cute!!!

  17. Stephanie on August 18, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Your wedding looks so gorgeous! Love the idea of the mini cakes. I had thought about doing that at our wedding, but changed my mind. Looks like so much fun!!

  18. southerngracesblog on August 18, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I love the cute wedding photos. Thanks for sharing!
    And keep on enjoying The Time Traveler's Wife!!! I finished it last week and I want to re-read it…so good ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. fittingbackin on August 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Love the pics – especially of you guys on the dance floor! hehe I love alphabet abs!!! How smart- thanks girl! I do alphabet shoulders (stability or medicine ball against wall and "write" letters with each arm!)

  20. MarathonVal on August 18, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    You are such an adorable couple! Thanks for posting the pix. Happy anniversary! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. AzLinda on August 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Aww, I missed reading your blog post yesterday! Happy 2nd anniversary to you and your Pilot! Isn't life grand? Being married to your bestest friend is the most amazing feeling! I just celebrated 21 years with mine.

    Here's to many more ecstatically happy years to you….cheers…holding up my smoothie glass ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Michal on August 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    you and your hubby are too cute together… congratulations again! I love the idea of the mini cakes for each guest I have never even heard of anyone doing that before ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. eatingRD on August 18, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    looks like a wonderful time, I love the setting of the wedding! Just breathtaking ๐Ÿ™‚ By the looks of it I'm going to guess pizookie too haha those are the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Laura on August 18, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    It's pizookie time! (I'm late to the punch…) I wonder if the Pilot will bring you some PINK flowers today??? ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Paige@ Running Around Normal on August 18, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Aww such cute pictures! Cool story about how you met. Good thing you spoke up:-) can't wait to see the anniversary dessert!

  26. lilveggiepatch on August 18, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Oh sweet lordy, those cakes look good!!!

    I think I'm going to have to invest in the Natalia Rose cookbook… you and Erin always have the most delicious looking eats!

  27. lookingforserenity on August 18, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    hmmm. maybe you are making a parfait or something? I dont know.. (:

  28. redhead75 on August 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Do they make Indian fried ice cream, like mexican fried ice cream? I guess if they did you'd know about it.

    That's my motto…Life is short, eat dessert first!

  29. Katie on August 18, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I looooooooove that soup!

    Just wondering if you were able to try the body brush?

  30. *Andrea* on August 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    loooove the pics! you two are sooo adorable!!! your cakes look delicious too ๐Ÿ™‚ "swooning is alowed" cracked me up.. your hubby sure is a hottie ๐Ÿ˜‰ i can't believe you met at starbucks – seriously a dream of mine, that or whole foods lolll

  31. K from ksgoodeats on August 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Look at your stud standing there! Where can I get one of those?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I like the sounds of alphabet abs! I'm going to have to try that out one of these days!

  32. Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) on August 18, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    I was totally going to say Pizookie. Actually I was going to say Pizizzle, but that was confusing.

    I read your earlier post too and just loved it. Congratulations you guys!!!

  33. mtbcy on August 18, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Love the wedding pictures! Especially the one of you two dancing! haha! I meant to ask this a few days ago when you posted about the giveaway and your favorite running shorts- what brand are they? I've been in search of a great pair forever. Hope your anniversary dessert is delish!

  34. Ada on August 18, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I guess a PIZOOKIE!!!!!!

  35. Eatingbirdfood on August 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Your wedding photos are so fun… I especially like the one of you and pilot getting down.

    Pumpkin Pie in a bowl is pretty much the best soup ever- hands down. The only bad thing is that I always get orange stained lips from eating it. Oh well, it's worth it!!

    I think I might have to try your alphabet move tonight- it sounds hardcore.

    last but not least hope your dessert turns out to be something delish.

  36. britt on August 18, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    congrats on the anniversary! and thanks for sharing more photos.

    my guess is a pizookie. you two enjoy your night ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. shelby on August 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I love that crunk picture of you two on the dancefloor! So funny!

  38. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 18, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Before I even read this post, I already planned my dinner and made my sauce in the Vitamix…and it's a cinnamon/ginger/cumin/ACV dressing, looks very similar to what you made.

    Your wedding scenery was beautiful, I assume AZ but it looks like it could be anywhere from northern San Diego up to mid/central coast CA like Santa Barbara. Breathtaking. Gorgeous outdoor weather, the kind you pray for as a bride! And of course, you two looked beautiful…and gettin' crunk was a great choice to post, too!

  39. Amanda on August 18, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Def a pizookie!!!! While youre making one, wanna make another and send it my way?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Louise on August 18, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    More adorable pics! You two are just the cutest couple I have ever seen. Congratulations on the anniversary! I love photo of your wedding cakes – such a beautiful idea.

  41. Susan on August 19, 2009 at 2:26 am

    That's such a sweet story how you met, in Starbucks. love your mini wedding cakes, what a great idea. Let me know if you need any help with planning your trip overseas.

  42. CaSaundraLeigh on August 19, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Starbucks?! Who would have guessed! Guess I shouldn't visit coffee places in my sweats and no makeup anymore? Lol! Thanks for sharing!

  43. elise on August 19, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    i love that you met at the 'bucks…those photos on the last post are super cute (almost as nice as the dessert pics, hehe).

  44. buffmuffy on August 19, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    wow those cakes are gorgeous …

  45. jayne on August 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely and fun time!

  46. Carrie on August 20, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    The mini cakes look beautiful and are an amazing idea! P.S. The pink is adorable.

  47. Sarabell on June 30, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I do alphabet abs! I have a stability ball at home and I do alphabet abs or writing out a sentence all the time. =]

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