Cash me in a pop-up tent

Hiii friends! Happy Monday! Thanks for stoppin’ by the blog today. How was your weekend? 

Ours ended up being productive and relaxing, with some pool time mixed in there. It was perfect.

The weekend fun started off Friday morning when I met up with Lindsay to shoot some workout photos. We’ve been taking lots of pics for upcoming blog posts (like tomorrow’s workout and giveaway!) and I’ve had a blast shooting with her. Not only are her photos gorgeous, but she’s a blast to hang out with.

Anyway, whenever we take multiple workout pics, I’ll usually change in my car, hoping no one can see an undressed girl trying to sausage herself into a workout outfit in a very tiny space. It’s pretty comical, but it’s NBD; gets the job done. BUT on Friday, Lindsay brought a pop-up tent for me to use to change outfits. (It’s like this one!) We were laughing our faces off while I changed in a tent in the middle of downtown Valdosta. As hilarious as it was, it was also a game changer. NEXT LEVEL. haha.

side lunge

(Yoga strength on the way! Tank is from Lorna Jane)

After pics, I grabbed some bfast to-go, then rushed home to pick up P, pick up Liv from superhero camp, and bring the girls home for lunch and naptime. 

The Pilot had to work later, so we made a quick dinner here at home, and I was a Friday party animal and went to bed SUPER early. All of the events from the week + staying up reading The Nightingale had caught up with me, and by Friday, I was toast.

Saturday we relaxed around at home, and then headed out for our Donut Saturday tradition. We still hadn’t found a a dream donut in Valdosta to blow us away -we got really spoiled with a Dunkin’ like .25 miles from the house we rented in Tucson- but that was before we knew about Dixie Cream.

You guys.

The girls at Dixie Cream

Dixie Cream is the real deal.

A kind woman named Joan makes the donuts fresh each day, and there are always different flavors. Apparently they sell out EARLY too, and when we got there at 11, a lot of them were gone.

They were so fresh, and so, so delicious. The texture was like the most perfect cake, they weren’t fake-tasting or greasy, and the girls LOVED them. Needless to say, we’ll be back soon. (We’ll probably just roll up earlier in our jammies.)

Donut day

Saturday was also pool day! We packed up the girls for an afternoon of swimming. Liv got to practice using her mermaid tail, and P floated around with me in her little life jacket. At the pool, they have a full snack bar with appetizers, and cocktails… so the Pilot and I got a delicious Tito’s and cranberry creation.

The girls ready for the pool

We came home for nap/ rest time, and while P was crashed, I headed out for a short workout. I’ve finally been hit with some fitness FOMO here in Valdosta -I’m really missing taking barre classes, and Orangetheory- so it’s been challenging to motivate myself for my workouts. I told myself to give it five minutes and I’d feel better, and it was true. I worked up quite a sweaty total-body circuit and felt awesome when it was over.

Lifting heavy items

For dinner, we ordered takeout from Steel Magnolia’s, which has an insane cheese board.

Steel Magnolia's Cheese board

I could just eat that for every meal.

We poured some wine, and enjoyed deviled eggs, cheese board, and our entrees (I got the chicken). We capped off the evening watching the Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. To be honest, I don’t know why I keep watching it. It’s super intense and well-done, but freaks me out!! I’ve read the book, and it made me feel the same way. 

Sunday was breakfast at home, power yoga in the afternoon,


and lots of chores. We’re finally making headway in unpacking the garage (<— not the most fun to unpack/organize), and refilled our sad fridge situation.

Holding my *tiny* baby:

Holding P like a baby

Dinner was return of the Harney Cobb:

Cobb salads for dinner

This week it’s back in the swing of things! Liv is doing a half-day camp, and if the rain holds out we can pick some blueberries.

Have a great day and I’ll see ya soon!


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  1. Laura @ Laura Likes Design on June 26, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I’ve totally done the whole change your outfit in the car thing, and it is HARD! Especially if you’re sitting in the front seat — I always find that they steering wheel gets in the way as I’m trying to pull jeans on!

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2017 at 10:42 am

      yes, it’s the dang steering wheel! jeans are the hardest haha

  2. This New Southern Life on June 26, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Looks like you’re settling in Valdosta! Is it weird being back?? When I go back to Jacksonville I always feel so strange! Your cheeseboard dinner looked soooo good!

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2017 at 10:41 am

      it’s SO weird being back. but also oddly comforting 🙂 what’s your favorite place in j-ville??
      and yes, the cheese board was everything.
      hope you had a great weekend!

  3. Stephanie Prause on June 26, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I have definitely changed in a pop-up tent before (dance costumes in college), hahaha. It definitely feels funny but whatever works, right??

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2017 at 10:41 am

      it was hilarious but definitely did the trick

  4. Brittany Taylor @ The Gourmet Financier on June 26, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Superhero camp sounds fun!

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2017 at 10:40 am

      she had the best time! hope you had a great weekend <3

  5. Jacquelyn Schober on June 26, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Yoga strength?!?!?! Is this going to be like the Barre challenge?! Please say YES!!

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      it’s just one workout! i was thinking of doing a yoga pilates combo for next spring’s challenge though!

  6. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups on June 26, 2017 at 11:52 am

    That cheeseboard looks so delicious, glad you had a nice weekend!

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      thanks, girl! hope you had a great one, too!

  7. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on June 26, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I’m having visions of you changing in your car. I’ve totally done that before in between teaching classes at different gyms. Like you said, it gets the job done but it’s not the most comfortable thing.

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      hahah sorry for the visions!
      i’ve changed in the car SO many times. even so, it’s always hilarious.

  8. Tracy on June 26, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Sounds like a perfect mix of a weekend! I want to go to superhero camp!!!!

  9. Bethany on June 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I would fall of the tent for the world to see! lol

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      i had to try to not be clumsy haha

  10. Eva on June 26, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    A changing tent will forever remind me of that scene in Princess Diaries 1 when Mandy Moore sets up a changing tent on the beach for Mia only to knock it down for all the cameras to see…. hahahah

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      YES!!! hahaha

  11. Sara @ Sara Steps on June 26, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I’m excited for the Yoga Strength workout!

  12. Juliette | Namastay Traveling on June 27, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Such a fun day! Your power yoga post had me thinking…I remember awhile ago you had a little meditation corner set up that was so zen and peaceful. Did you set something like this up in the new house? Or any suggestions on where to cut out space for meditation? It’s hard to do surrounded by all the messes in my family room *monkey covering its eyes emoji*. Have a beautiful week Gina!

  13. Carrie on June 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I could eat cheeseboards for every single meal. For real, never get sick of them! That little yoa space looks so cozy!

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