Bring on Bday Week

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday 😀

Here are the pics from our little feast last night at Big City Tavern


We got the scallop appetizer with extra grilled apples instead of bacon


The always necessary Shiraz 😀


and we both got the same thing for dinner: seared Salmon with extra veggies instead of rice


It was quite lovely. Next to Indian food baby, salmon food baby is my favorite kinda baby 😀

This morning, we got up pretty early to drop Ash off at the esthetics show.

I munched a persimmon and a nanner on the way:


and took a seriously incredible Bikram class while she was at the show.

Check out the door!


I love it 😀

It was an ahhhhhmazing class. After the lack of structure in my yoga life yesterday, a Bikram class was just what I needed. The teacher was wonderful –and just returned from taking a workshop in Vegas with the speedo-clad Bikram himself- and was extremely kind and thorough while she pushed us to the max. I was a sweaty happy beast when I left 😀

I picked Ashley up and we got on the road back to Valdizzy.

Road trip food:


Brown rice sushi with cado, cuc and carrot

Organic apple:


We’re just getting into Orlando and are making a quick stop at Milennia Mall (*insert evil laugh*) before picking up Bella and continuing onto V-town.

The pilot is at home waiting for me!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh I can’t wait to see him 😀

Countdown to birthday/quarter-life crisis: 4 days!!!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day <3



Something to do: Don’t forget to enter the POM juice giveaway if you haven’t done so already! Winners will be announced tomorrow AM

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  1. Diana on November 8, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    The scallop and the salmon both look delish! 🙂

  2. Jenna on November 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    glad you had a great workout and yay for seeing the pilot tonight!!

  3. Dianette on November 8, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Hey Gina, I never comment your posts but I always read and love them. I just was wondering where you did yoga? I live in S. Florida and really want to try bikram yoga but I’m not sure where in the area there is a studio. If you mentioned it in the earlier post sorry I missed it!

    • Fitnessista on November 9, 2009 at 8:43 am

      hey dianette 😀 thanks so much for saying hi 😀
      i took bikram at bikram yoga ft lauderdale on andrews.. it was amazing!

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 8, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Yay for getting to see the Pilot!!! 🙂

  5. Amelia on November 8, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    The salmon dish looks AMAZING! I neeed that for dinner right now. Yay for your pilot being home! 🙂

  6. Sherice on November 8, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Yummy, I love the sushi and brown rice.

  7. ari on November 8, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    big city tavern! on las olas! love. johnny v’s is also incredible, it’s pretty close to big city tavern.
    oh how i miss my hometown<3

  8. Holly on November 8, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Seems like you had a great trip here in Ft Laud! Where did you take the “Torture Chamber” Bikram class? Hurry home safely to pilot!!!

    • Fitnessista on November 9, 2009 at 8:42 am

      hey holly,
      i had a blasty in ft laud! i took bikram at bikram yoga ft lauderdale (on andews, close to the convention center) and it was seriously amazing

      • Holly on November 9, 2009 at 8:51 am

        awesome! I’ll have to give that place a try!!! thx

  9. Kelly Michelle on November 8, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    ahhhh I have been to that restaurant multiple times. You were so close to me wish there could have been a meet up or something, maybe next time. I’m a total stalker so would love to meet you and it’s my bday week too! (Friday)

    • Fitnessista on November 9, 2009 at 8:42 am

      we TOTALLY should have done a meet up 🙁 hopefully i’ll be back soon- i loved it there so much!
      happy early birthday <3

  10. Light Delight with TouTou on November 8, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Grilled Apple to go with Scallop? what a great combination! I’ll try this sides 🙂

  11. Marissa on November 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I love finding brown rice sushi!!

  12. Tina on November 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I definitely had a salmon baby today 🙂 I agree, it is the best kind!

  13. glidingcalm on November 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    haha exchanging apples for bacon!!! so GENIUS! i love it!!

    SUSHI AND BIKRAM! perfect day!

    i love youuuu

  14. Melissa S. on November 8, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    yay for seeing the pilot ASAP!!!!

  15. Joelle (The Pancake Girl) on November 8, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Oh my gosh, that sign on the Bikram door is INTENSE!

    I’m so bummed I’m not back home in Vegas yet bc I was seriously considering doing that teacher training that’s happening down there now!

  16. Erica on November 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Great dinner! Enjoy your time with the pilot and happy almost birthday!

  17. Kailey (SnackFace) on November 9, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Woohoo November birthdays! Mine’s November 18. I’m going to be old…22. In case I miss the exact day, happy early b-day! Hell, happy birthday erryday this week!

    Ahh! Yay for seeing the pilot! Hmmm what’s he getting you for the bday, I wonder… ;)xoxo

  18. Emily Eats on November 9, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Your meal out looks great! Especially that salmon with the veggies – yum.
    Happy last few days in your early 20’s! 😉

  19. Gena on November 9, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Hooray for BDAY week! I’ll be counting, too.

  20. Jenn (eating bender) on November 9, 2009 at 7:57 am

    The fact that the door says “torture chamber” just made me burst out laughing. I love it! Where can I get me one of those? I love that you made your own hot yoga room, by the way. That is such a great idea! I’m feeling more and more confident lately that I should be able to get through and at least attend a real yoga class — perhaps bikram will be the next step after that. It’s such a great feeling…I’m on the yoga buzz!

    HURRAY FOR THE PILOT BEING HOME!! What a perfect start to the birthday/quarter life crisis week. Although if you ask me, you are 25, fit and FABULOUS 🙂

  21. Christina on November 9, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Your website is great! I love tuning in everyday and getting inspired.

    By the way – don’t worry about the quarter century thing, I reckon 25 was a great age. Old enough to have some sense, young enough to ignore it! 🙂 I’m counting down the days till I turn 30! I’ve never been so terrified or freaked out about anything in my life!

    • Fitnessista on November 9, 2009 at 8:04 pm

      that’s an EXCELLENT way of thinking of it 😀
      you’ll be thirty, flirty and thriving 🙂

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