can’t wait to acai you again

Hey hey 🙂 How are you? Hope your morning is going well. We’re off on some adventures today, and I’m so excited for Liv’s gymnastics class. Watching her flip around makes my heart so happy. 

Thank you again for all of your amazing support with the PBB Advanced plan! It’s so exciting to have it *out there* after months of hard work getting everything together. And now onto the next project, haha.

Surprisingly, I had on my good blogger pants this weekend and took a bunch of pictures; I hope you don’t mind another random post. 

Saturday morning, I met up with my lovely friend Katie for a class at (r)evolve. We decided we’ll take a pic BEFORE class next time we go.

Kate and me post-cycling

We were SO sweaty! One of the owners, Tony, killed us in the best way possible. His music was amazing, and it was lots of dancing on the bike (at one point we were clapping while riding… and I didn’t break my face), heavy climbs, and sprints.

Shimano cycling shoes

After class, we walked around the farmer’s market for a sec

farmer's market

(I think I need 14 small metal javelinas for our yard in Georgia. Yes?)

and were hangry, so we stopped by pure love juice for acai bowls before heading home. Tucson was a little late to the acai bowl game, but they’re doing it RIGHT. I’ve only had two here in town (one from Goodness, and the one below) and they were both amazing.

acai bowl

After having an acai bowl probably once a week for 2 + years now, you’d think I’d be sick of them, but no.

After I got home, P was napping, so I picked up Liv and we headed to meet my dad and stepmom at an event downtown. They had the crepe truck going, and there were tons of kid-friendly activities: free admission to the Children’s Museum, obstacle courses, rock climbing walls, and a stage with various fitness activities.

My dad played with us at the Children’s Museum, we watched Livi crush the obstacle course, and then got crepes for lunch to take home as it started to pour.

pesto gluten-free crepe with chicken

The pesto gluten-free crepe with chicken is one of my favorite things ever.

Saturday afternoon, we took Liv to one of her friend’s birthday parties. We’ve known this family since last time we were in Valdosta, and their daughter was born one week before Liv. It’s crazy and amazing we’re back in Tucson at the same time! The girls have known each other since they were born. 

We had dinner here at home (we recently tried Sunbasket and have LOVED it. <– referral code gives you 3 free meals),

Sunbasket meal

and Sunday was raining and lazy. Surprisingly, we made it out of the house on time for church,

and grabbed Dunkin’ Donuts afterwards with madre.

Dunkin' Donuts almond milk latte with Tom

Their almond milk latte is my fave. Why is their coffee so good?!

I took a barre3 class in the afternoon, and we ended up going bowling that night to get out of the house. 

Like many activities with two small kiddos in tow, we went with zero expectations. We figured if it was a bust and we needed to leave it was NBD, but both of the girls had a blast.

How stinkin’ adorable are these tiny bowling shoes??

family bowling shoes

The girls used bumpers and this contraption that you push the bowling ball down, so it doesn’t take 18 years for it to reach the pins.

Tom bowling with the girls

The hardest part was distracting P until it was her turn again, because she wanted to “PUSH! BALL!” the entire time haha. It was probably Liv’s third time bowling, and she totally *got it* this time and was cheering for everyone. My mom and nana came to meet us, we ordered pizzas, and had an awesome time. The most hilarious part? P crushed all of us! She broke 100.

bowling scores

Today I’ll probably get in a strength workout, and am catching up on work this afternoon. 

I hope you have an amazing day and I’ll see ya soon with a post on how we’re dealing with 10% of our belongings in Tucson. 🙂



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  1. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on January 17, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Looks like you guys had a fun weekend. I don’t do barre on a regular basis but I somehow always forget how those little movements make my legs burn so much.

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      yes! they crush me every time

  2. Cassie on January 17, 2017 at 6:50 am

    I love that silence reminder. Looks like yall had a fun weekend. Ours was chsulked full if all the good stuff too including our first zoo trip with the little.

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      awww! how was it?!

      • Cassie on January 18, 2017 at 5:23 am

        Amazing! We got around to most the exhibits – small zoo – and even had time to let her run around the picnic area before she was worn out.

  3. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on January 17, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I love these rainy winter Arizona weekends. They’re so chill compared to the rest of the year when it’s completely hot and you don’t want to go anywhere or be anywhere. It’s nice to be out even with the gloomy days!

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      i totally agree! the rain has been amazing

  4. Amanda on January 17, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Thank you for mentioning that Dunkin’ Donuts now has almond milk! I don’t do dairy, so I’ve always avoided DD. This may become dangerous, as there’s a drive-through on my way to work. 😉

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      oh my gosh, the almond milk lattes are the best. they’re so smooth and very lightly sweet

  5. Bethany @ Dose of Discovery on January 17, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Sounds like you had a fun weekend! Chicago has a couple of places with acai bowls now but they’re SO EXPENSIVE. I can’t handle it ha.

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      seriously. some places in san diego they were like $13. for blended fruit and granola

  6. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on January 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

    That is hilarious that P beat everyone! I haven’t been bowling in forever, that would be so fun.

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      it was a crack up 🙂

  7. Nathaly @NathyCure on January 17, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I seriously need to try those acai bowls. Here in Miami we can find them at any corner, but I always prefer to have regular ice cream instead (lol).

    It is so funny that little P won <3 haha. I suck at bowling.

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      hahah! sometimes ice cream wins 😉

  8. Sarah @ The Blonde Giraffe on January 17, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Love seeing all your Tucson adventures!!! I’m a barre3 addict these days!! The childcare option makes me do all the happy dances!!

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      RIGHT?! it’s like my favorite thing right now because i can take both of the nuggets and they’re completely happy playing

  9. Bethany on January 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I totally beat my husband at bowling as well! Pretty much every sports besides water sking! bahaha

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      hahah amazing!

  10. Marah on January 17, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Gina! We are prepping to trade places… we are gearing up to PCS from Valdosta to Tucson. Your husband is actually taking my husband’s job once y’all are here. 🙂 Would LOVE to exchange emails and get your input on all things Tucson- rental houses (how can I get the one you guys have now?! I need that kitchen), restaurants, fitness studios, etc. I’ve read your blog for a while- crazy how small the AF world is. Shoot me an email so I know how best to reach you.

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      ahhh that is so crazy! yes, i will email you right now 🙂

  11. Faye Holloway on January 17, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Hi Gina,

    This is unrelated to your post, but I’m super curious and just have to ask – are you doing a Winter Shape Up this year?!!

    • Fitnessista on January 17, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      yes! january 30 🙂

  12. Marcy on January 18, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Just wondering if you are going back to Jazzercise again? I remember your review saying you loved it and there are like, 6 locations in Tucson to choose from.

    • Fitnessista on January 18, 2017 at 11:36 am

      i forgot they had it here in tucson!! i’ll scope out a class for new week. it was so much fun!

  13. Sam @ Hygge Wellness on January 20, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    That acai bowl looks so good! And I like Dunkin’s coffee from time to time too! We call it ‘diner coffee’ in Jersey… it has a different taste than coffee shop coffee, which sometimes I crave : )

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