Breakfast Club

In my fam, we’re all big fans of going out for breakfast. Any day of the week, you can call someone up and they’ll meet you to eat.. sometimes it’s a smaller group of 5 or so, and other times, there will be 15 of us on the Blue Willow patio.

Yesterday’s bfast was out at the Good Egg (which is sadly turning into the Mediocre Egg), with some of my favorite people:
kyle meg and liv

(Kyle, Meg, Liv, and Nana)

It used to be our #1 bfast spot, but the last few times we’ve gone it’s just been ok.


Eggs, potatoes, and a sad fruit cup.

Usually by Friday, I’m pretty zonked from the week’s activities. Since the Pilot flew nights again and I started back at work, I was pretty exhausted. I guess Livi was tired this Friday, too, because we took an hour and a half nap together… and it was GLORIOUS.

Then took Bell on an adventure:


and met up with that one guy we love for a little Mexican comida.

liv and dad

(Someone is obsessed with mariachi music.. 9 months of Zumba will do that to ya)

I ordered a tamale and beans


but they were really just to complement the 1400 chips with green salsa that I ate. 🙂


I would like to float atop a sea of green salsa on a chip raft. That is all.

Usually by now, I’d be counting down the hours until I can have almond butter or chocolate again for Lent, but I didn’t give anything up this year (besides quite a few hours of sleep, haha). For a while there, finding time to make a meal with whatever food we had on hand was a circus act in itself, so there was no way I was going to be selective about it. I figured that the big guy in the sky would understand.


This morning, I’m off to work (beginning aerobics –Mowtown time!- and weight room, not sure what the afternoon holds yet) and then back to the casa to make deviled eggs (any good recipes?), get groceries for a veggie entree (thinking of Greek quinoa salad), and stuff Easter eggs. It’s going to be our first Easter dinner over here- pretty excited about it.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

See ya later with a Family post <3



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  1. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde on April 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Aw, how cute that Livi likes mariachi music! I still need to make your Greek quinoa salad – it always sounds so good. That’ll be really fun to have Easter at your place for the first time! Enjoy – and get some rest, too 🙂

  2. Allison on April 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    mariachi music is fantastic, its so cute that she loves it!
    Have a great first Easter with her, omg so jealous 😛 i’m just waiting for my niece to be born… ticktock.

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      aww, i’m so excited for you to meet your new niece!

  3. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on April 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I think I’ll join you in that sea of green salsa!

    Have a wonderful Easter! 🙂

  4. Julia on April 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Ur brother would make such a cute daddy…:-)

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      he would! livi LOVES her uncle kyle, too

  5. Kilee on April 7, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Aww, looks like a great evening! I love Mexican food and think I need a little in my life.

    I think you should add asparagus to your shopping list. It’s on killer sale right now and goes good with everything. Have a great day!!!

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      that’s so true.. and we can each eat a bundle of it 🙂

  6. Kelly on April 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I will float with you then we can hike a mountain of guacamole!

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      it’s a date

  7. Kelly @ Vegolosophy on April 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    mmm chips and salsa! Looks delicious! Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks on April 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Livi is getting so big!! WOW! When did that happen? 🙂

    And I hate it when restaurants go from great to good to…mediocre. Hopefully they get their act together again! I know you love that place.

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      i know, right?!
      hope you’re having a happy weekend <3

  9. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on April 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Sorry to hear that the restaurant was a little mediocre! Although I bet your Easter feast will totally make up for it. Happy Easter Gina! 🙂

  10. Shari on April 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Love that quote!

  11. Jenn @ RunItMyWay on April 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Happy Easter!!

    Did you end up making a Greek Quinoa Salad?? I’d love to see the recipe, if you don’t mind sharing it – it sounds absolutely DELICIOUS!

  12. Crystal Hodgson on April 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    The best deviled eggs are the ones with no recipe! My eggs are always different- but always fantastic depending on what’s in the fridge! My Mom does like to add a little bit of pickle juice right out of a pickel jar to hers though… Happy Easter!

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      that sounds amazing
      thank you, you too!

  13. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on April 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I love that quote! It really makes you think!!

  14. Crystal Hodgson on April 7, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    pickle* 😉

  15. Kerry @ Totes My Oats on April 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Livi looks so amazed by the mariachi – too cute! Good luck putting your first home Easter event together… I’m sure it will be lovely. 🙂

  16. sandy on April 7, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    great quote! thanks!

  17. Felicia on April 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    i need to comment on how adorable her yellow outfit is!! have a great Easter Gina 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      thank you, you too!

  18. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy on April 7, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Love that quote you attached at the end! Liv is looking adorable as ever.

  19. Cheryl Boswell on April 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    It is a total impossibility to got to a Mexican Restaurant and not have thousands of chips and salsa. No sense even giving it a second thought!

  20. Becca on April 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I have never seen green salsa! Hmmm I wonder where I would find it? I love eating breakfast at home and going out for dinner 🙂 but really any time I get to spend with family is fantastic.

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      i do too.. breakfast at home is usually better than going out, except if you go to blue willow or eclectic 🙂

  21. Laura @ She Eats Well on April 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I mean, Mexican food is all about the chips and salsa every time. And totally worth it!! I loooove me some good salsa and tend to double dip and do green salsa AND red salsa on one chip. Call me crazy! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      ohhhh that’s brilliant! i’d rather have margaritas, chips, salsa then ordering an entree

  22. Neiry on April 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    “I would like to float atop a sea of green salsa on a chip raft. That is all.”
    Probably one of the best sentences I’ve read on a blog. I give it a slow-clap.

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      hahah! just speaking from the heart 🙂

  23. Courtney on April 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Is your brother in the Army? I noticed his hat. 😉 I LOVE the quote at the end of the post. Amen! Happy Easter.

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      no, his fiance’s dad is though- he loves the brand of the hat (supreme)

      • Brittany on May 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm

        Meg is from an army family? Its funny how you guys are a military family and Kyle is marrying into a military family!

  24. patti on April 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I gave up alcohol for Lent and dont want to drink even a little. Guess it was a good sacrifice? The big guy def understands you were busy this Lent!

  25. j3nn on April 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I hate when old favorites turn into habitual disappointments! 🙁 Hopefully you’ll find a new favorite breakfast spot.

  26. Kelly on April 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Rachel Ray is the queen of deviled eggs! It is her favorite food~check out these 3 variations:

  27. Kate on April 7, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    For the Deviled eggs try using 1 small avocado to about 4-6 eggs with some lime juice, salt, and hot sauce!

  28. geetha on April 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    dear gina,
    Thank you for that quote at the end of the post. I want to wish Livi, Tom and you a Happy 1st Easter together. Livi rocks the yellow dress…that’s a great color on her.

  29. kari on April 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    It’s so nice that you and your family make time for each other because life is so hectic with work and everyday stuff. Such a lovely picture of Livi and Tom. Happy Easter!

  30. Sarah on April 8, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Today I made deviled eggs using 1/2 the egg yolks, dijon mustard, and hummus. I mashed it all up, refilled the eggs and sprinkled with black pepper, salt, and paprkia–YUM.

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2012 at 12:40 am

      that sounds incredible! i’m going to use mayo, dill, onion, celery and paprika.. hope they turn out ok!

  31. Darien on April 8, 2012 at 5:41 am

    deviled eggs = mayo + yellow mustard + salt + pepper + sweet relish + paprika on top. the secret is to beat the goodness out of it in the kitchenaid or with a handmixer so it gets really smooth and fluffy. perfect.
    also, whoever said to also get asparagus – theyre right! i found it for 99 cents a bundle yesterday and didnt even have to trim them they are so tender. we eat copious amounts when given the chance. even the frozen grilled asparagus from TJs makes its way into my oven regularly.

  32. kaila@ healthy helper blog! on April 8, 2012 at 6:49 am

    I LOVE THAT QUOTE. Really makes ya think.

  33. Dawn on April 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

    love that quote – definitely speaks to me today, thanks and have a lovely easter x

  34. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I hate it when my favourite restaurants go downhill! That happened to my favourite sushi place this year. 🙁

    Have a great Easter dinner tonight!

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