around the weekend

Hi friends! How’s the day been? Hope you’re having a happy Monday! It RAINED here today. For my fellow San Diego friends, you know this is a huge deal. When we first moved here, I thought it *might* rain every day because of the marine layer. The morning would start off cloudy and foggy, and then completely clear. I quickly learned that it pretty much never rains, so for actual liquid to come from the sky, this was an exciting day. (And yes, totally broke out the new rain boots for the occasion haha.)

San Diego Ocean

eating out with the family

This weekend was so much fun. Sometimes we finish the weekend and while the time felt so busy, we didn’t *do* that much. This past weekend, we were out and about quite a bit. 

Seeing the Lion King with Liv

1) We saw the touring production of The Lion King, and it.was.everything. This has been one of those musicals I’ve wanted to see for quite a while, and I’m so glad we finally had the opportunity and Liv could enjoy it with us. (We got a sitter for P since it started 30 minutes after her bedtime. She would not have been a fan.)

Me and Liv at the Lion King

We actually arrived to the theatre early (already a win of a night haha) and had enough time to grab snacks before the show. They also had booster seats for the kiddos, which I thought was a surprising and appreciated touch. The Civic Center is HUGE, and it was packed. “Circle of Life” was worth the ticket price alone. I spent 99% of the time watching the adorable awestruck look on Olivia’s face. I had full-body chills many times throughout the evening.

Family picture at the Lion King

During intermission, we hit up the food cart for tamales and hot dogs.

The Lion King Playbill

Liv ended up crashing a little more than halfway through the second act. She can stay up to 11pm at home no problem, but I guess she was pretty comfy in those theatre chairs. 😉

Lion king final bow

(Totally snuck a quick no-flash pic during the final bow.)

Saturday was ballet day and errands, and then we had a date night with Jess and her husband. 

with Jess

(I’m going to miss this girl so much.)

We went to Catania in La Jolla, which has become one of our favorite LJ spots for drinks and dinner. We ordered our drinks, + appetizers and pizza to share, and enjoyed our conversation. We usually have all of the kiddos with us when we hang out, so it was fun to have an adults-only kinda night. The server also surprised us with house amaretto + limoncello, in addition to dessert.

Dessert at Catania

We also shared these little fried rice balls and it was my first time having them. I feel cheated because no one told me of their existence. We must make up for lost time.

Sunday, we got some things done around the house, babysat for a friend, and I re-shot the pics for pumpkin protein fudge since I made a batch to enjoy this week. Check out the recipe here!

Pumpkin protein fudge

Workout-wise, I ended up taking it pretty easy this weekend. I did Jazzercise on Saturday, took Sunday off, and was ready to hit it hard for Spin tonight. 🙂

Just wanted to stop in and say hello. I’m working on a fall workout plan that I’ll have up soon! See ya then.



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  1. Meagan on September 20, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Those red shoes are AMAZING. What brand? Are they comfy? Details, please!!! 🙂

  2. Kayla on September 20, 2016 at 6:47 am

    I swear Lion King is arguably even more spectacular as an adult. I went as a kid and then again recently and was just in AWE of the intricacy of the masks and costumes. So so so amazing and gets me excited for Frozen to come to Broadway.

  3. Reenie on September 20, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I loved Lion King…. I cried when it started ~ so amazing.

  4. Erika on September 20, 2016 at 7:30 am

    The Lion King was an excellent play!

  5. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on September 20, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Oh my gosh I totally know what you mean, so many weekends I feel like we were so busy but when I sit down to recap it on the blog I’m thinking uh “did we do anything?” Glad to see you had some fun new experiences, the Lion King is amazing!!!!!

  6. Becky @ The Bex Factor on September 20, 2016 at 7:48 am

    I saw The Lion King on Broadway when I turned 21 and The Circle of Life totally brought me to tears. I would love to take my son to see it someday.

  7. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on September 20, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Your red shoes are too cute! Most of my weekends are pretty laid back. Prepping food and studying. I kind of like that slower pace though especially now that the weathers changing.

  8. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on September 20, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I saw The Lion King with my mom when it came to Calgary a few years ago. We were both impressed and thought it was a spectacular show. I’d definitely go again if I had the chance. The costumes were amazing!

  9. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on September 20, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I want to see The Lion King show! I’ve heard great things and am a huge fan of the movie. It’s actually the first movie my dad ever took me to see!

  10. Juliana on September 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    My first full day in Tanzania, when my luggage had been left in Ethiopia for god knows how long, I went out to buy some new things. In the first shop I went into, they were playing the lion king opening song, and all I could think was “dang this is what Americans think of when Africa comes to mind, what the heck?!” But forever is it in my heart for that reason, more so than the movie ever was when I was a kid. I don’t know that I would’ve been able to handle seeing it in person!!! Glad you guys had fun 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 22, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      this made me laugh so hard

  11. Jessica on September 23, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I’m going to miss you!!!!

  12. Ann on September 23, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I love that black dress-would you mind sharing where you got it?


  13. masala girl on September 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Your theater has tamales ?! Insane!! And the lion king is spectaculor, isn’t it <3

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2016 at 10:32 am

      yes! it’s at a little cart outside.
      SO GOOD

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