Bring on Bday Week

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€


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 πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€

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! πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ˜€ thanks so much for saying hi πŸ˜€
      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!!! πŸ™‚

  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! πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ™ 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 πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ˜‰

  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 πŸ™‚

  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! πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜€
      you’ll be thirty, flirty and thriving πŸ™‚

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