Check out my sweet tat

Actually I have two 😉

One on my foot:


And one on my wrist:


Henna tattoos!

When I expressed my dismay that I couldn’t get a *real* tattoo via Twitter –the pilot isn’t a fan- I decided to buy a henna kit on Amazon and brought it with me to Orlando.

My cousin and I had a little henna party today 😀

henna (2)

Fun cloudy day activity… especially since I’m exhausted from yoga with Ryan this morning.


I’m not sure if the instructor read my post from the other night, or read my mind, but today’s class was entirely different from Monday’s. It was FULL of balancing poses, much faster-paced, very intense and in an almond-shell, I got my yoga booty handed to me. I was still quivering the entire 30-minute drive back to my aunt’s house. Crazy!! I loved it 🙂

It was a little hard to get out of bed this morning because last night, my cousins, aunt and I decided to have a lovely dinner at Press 101.

press 101

Including a vino appearance:


And I had the best sandwich I’ve ever devoured in my entire life.


A roasted vegetable panini with goat cheese on wheat.


I know, huh???

And since it’s a tradition for us, we ordered the flight of chocolate for dessert.


It was out of this universe.

Not bad for a random Tuesday night celebration, eh?? 😀

For right now, I have some work to do, and as soon as my henna tattoo finishes drying, I’m gonna go on a short run to strengthen the ol’ knee. Then tonight… who knows??

I’m so glad ya’ll enjoyed the deployment post from earlier—I am so grateful for all of the other military families out there, doing what they do to keep us free and safe <3

Have some Indian food tonight (it’s Indian Food Wednesday!)!



Do you have a tattoo?? What is it? I have nary a tat, but my little bro has quite a few awesome-looking artistic ones.

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  1. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on April 7, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I have the Boston Marathon symbol on the inside of my ankle 🙂

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish) on April 7, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    my eyeliner is tattooed on…does that count? otherwise i don’t have any, MAINLY because my hubby doesn’t love them either!

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 4:02 pm

      ohhhh! i’ve wanted to do that- i wear eyeliner everyday anyway, so why not???

  3. glam on April 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    the henna turned out great!

    Love your bro’s train tat. my nephew would love it — he’s a HUGE thomas the tank engine fan. 😉

    PS – that cake looks divine!

  4. Marshall on April 7, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    That sandwich looks delicious! I love goat cheese.

    I have a yellow ribbon tattoo on my lower leg.

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm

      hahah at first i thought that said “yellow onion”! a yellow ribbon makes much more sense (and sounds very pretty!)

  5. La on April 7, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    awww henna is soo fun
    i have one tiny tat…my boy hates it haha

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 4:44 pm

      it’s cute and little, though!!

  6. Janna on April 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I used to love getting henna when i was younger!

    That sandwich looks unreal. I need to make something like that asap!

  7. Kailey (SnackFace) on April 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I want a tattoo so badly! I’m not 100 percent sure what I want yet, so I’m waiting. And my hub, whoever that will be, will be forced to like it. I used to despise tattoos, but the older I get, the more appealing they are. bizarre, eh?

    That sandwich looks insanely amazing. So glad you are having a fab week so far!

  8. Lindsey @ Sound Eats on April 7, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I want a tiny infinity symbol tattooed under my wedding and engagement rings (well our – I think it’d be fun and romantic for us to both get this done!)

  9. Heather C on April 7, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I loved your deployment post, I actually passed on your blog to my military wife friends when I first found it simply because you’re a military wife & we like to think we’re a special breed 😉

    I saw you are reading The Help, if you like it, another good book is “Sarah’s Key” & “Memoirs of Cleoptra”.

    I have a tattoo on my left food across the top that says my maiden name. It’s “for” my dad who passed away 5 years ago tomorrow.

    PS– your documents will be in the mail tomorrow, hope you got my e-mail on Monday! 🙂

  10. Jessica @ How Sweet on April 7, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    So cute! No tattoo for me. I don’t mind them, but haven’t been able to find anything that I think I’ll love forever.

  11. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) on April 7, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I love tattoos! They are such a great expression of yourself! I am married to an artist though, so I have a little different prospective from the mainstream. I have a four leaf clover on my ankle. I found out a few years ago that my best friend from high school has the exact same tattoo from the same place on the inside of her ankle. Strange that we ended up with the exact same one. Anyway, I like the henna tattoos too. They are so pretty!

  12. Diana on April 7, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Love your brothers tattoo! 🙂

  13. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on April 7, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    No tattoo for me! I can’t think of anything I’d want forever except maybe an initial… maybe one day!

  14. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on April 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I have the South Carolina state flag on my booty. Oh, college years.

    That sandwich is fancy shmancy!! Looks YUMMY!

  15. Lauren @ Eater not a runner on April 7, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Love your brother’s tattoo! And that dinner looks pretty amazing 🙂

  16. Becca on April 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Aw you’re so cute, with your little yoga self 🙂

  17. Kacy on April 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Real tats are awesome in their own right, but those henna ones are adorable!

  18. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on April 7, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I love tattoos, I have three- one on my shouler, my ankle and my ribs. Your brother’s tattoo is so cool!


  19. Ana (AnActive Adventure) on April 7, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    No tattoos… I so wanted one in my teens but not anymore. Your brother’s tattoo is pretty cool, I like them when they are artistic and have a meaning behind them!

  20. Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES on April 7, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    i love how tattoos look on other people. but they’re so not me. even if sometimes i wish they were, i know i’d ultimately get sick of it/wish i didn’t have it. i went through a period, though, when i reeeeeealllllyy wanted one of my wrist. like every early 20s girl haha

  21. Lauren on April 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I either love tattoos or hate them.
    I have 4, but my favorite is the the outline of two cats on my inner arm, representing my two cats of course!

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm

      oh CUTE!!! love it 🙂

  22. Betty on April 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Yeah I have three. I love all of them even though 1 is in a NOT great place. LOL

  23. Erica on April 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    No real tattoos for me but I do love henna! I’ve always wanted to try one myself. I always get one when I’m at the beach.

    My little brother has one too that’s pretty neat. It’s a big celtic cross and somehow he’s convinced my parents that it’s fake lol.

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm


    • Nicole on April 9, 2010 at 1:25 am

      That’s so funny! I exposed my feet tattoos to my family on Easter and my Uncle was totally convinced that they were fake. I told him over and over that they are real but he didn’t believe me! Opposite of your bro, haha. The tattoos on my feet are really big, cover the entire top surface, and he thought it was just a big stick on tattoo. So bizarre!

  24. Ashley on April 7, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    That sandwich looks awesome! I’m curious … why does your little brother have a train tattoo?

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

      haha when i say little, i mean younger than me. he’s 21 🙂 and i have no idea why he chose a train

  25. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on April 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I’m so hungry right now and that sandwich sounds amazing! I’m going to have to try to recreate it!!

  26. Katie on April 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I have a Dr. Seuss bumblebee on my wrist and birdies on my back.

  27. Madison on April 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Wow that is an amazing looking sandwich. I can almost taste it.

    I have no tattoos now but maybe someday.

  28. Beth on April 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I have a claddagh on my hip… I’m Irish, so it’s my heritage 🙂 …. only shows when I want it to…. my husband has tanks on his arm (USMC) and also our daughters’ names.
    That sandwich looks divine!!!

  29. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self on April 7, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I see a copy of the book The Help sitting on the table in one of the pics. Are you reading it? It’s such a great book! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 5:21 pm

      i’m not reading it yet, but my aunt started it last night and said it’s great so far 🙂

  30. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on April 7, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I kind of want a tattoo– I’m scared of needles, though! I’ve decided to wait until I have the “perfect” idea for what I want on my body FOREVER!! My husband just got his first one in December, and he practiced with temporary tattoo paper for a few months to make SURE he really wanted to commit to it! I think that’s a really good idea… now he has no regrets. 😉

    Some tattoos are QUITE the commitment! I used to work with a guy who got a “chin strap” tattoo of two trains crashing into each other– each train drove along his jaw line, and crashed at his chin. His nickname was “train wreck” from then on!

  31. Aleksis on April 7, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I have 3 tattoos and will be getting a fourth on my foot (I am nervous though, I heard those kill!) My boyfriend also hates tattoos, but he likes mine(assuming because he likes me? And he doesn’t have a choice? lol). I am normally not a fan of other people’s tattoos, but I luurvvve Angelina J’s.

  32. Samantha on April 7, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Love the henna!! You’re brothers tattoo is really cool looking!

  33. Mama Pea on April 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    No tats here (my “pilot” has also banned them). No tits here either (though I can’t imagine my pilot banning those).

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm


  34. ellie on April 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I don’t have any tattoos, but I’d love one – for a while I was really sure I wanted one on my wrist – but now I’m thinking on my foot – every time I see a tiny tat on a foot I think it looks so good! I’m just scared of the pain!

  35. Little Bookworm on April 7, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    That sandwich looks amazing! What is the flight of chocolate (looks great!)?

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm

      it’s a chocolate bon bon, creme brulee and chocolate cake with ice cream 🙂

  36. Lindsay on April 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I’ve got Hebrew for “integrity” tattooed on my hip and a dove on my ribcage. I love tattoos, but I’m not sure if I’ll get anymore. I like how discreet mine are, and that no one will see them unless I show them or if I’m in a bikini. :]

  37. Alison on April 7, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I have a tattoo on my left side (where no one can see it unless I want them too.) I got it to remember my dad that died from cancer when I was 12 – I didn’t want a sad memorial on my wedding day, so I decided to carry him with me. It’s a dove with a palm branch in it’s mouth (it means hope to me based on the story of Noah in the Bible) and underneath are the words “I’ll fly away,” from my favorite hymn he used to sing in church with his guitar.

    It’s very weird because I am not a very emotional/sentimental person and I had never wanted a tattoo before – but every single time I see it on my back I think of him and smile. I haven’t regretted it for one minute! It’s something I did for myself and my husband completely understands.

  38. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on April 7, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I love the tank you’re wearing in that yoga pic. So cute! I don’t have any tattoos either, and probably never will. I can’t imagine anything I’d want written on me so much I’ll still love it when I’m 75.

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 5:47 pm

      thank you! target 🙂

  39. sarah on April 7, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I have a scorpion on my hip. I like it because it’s not very visible unless I want it to me, and kinda makes me feel bad ass 🙂 however, it hurt like a lot of bad bad words!

    That sammich DOES look delicious!

  40. Lesley on April 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I either love tatoos or really really don’t like them. I’m too much of a nervous type to ever get one! But henna is so fun!

  41. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on April 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I luuuurve panini’s!!!! I really want a panini maker in the near future, but most likely won’t happen 🙁

    Henna is so fun and your designs came out wonderfully! I thought a pro had done them. Great job 🙂

    I’m personally not a fan of tattoo’s simply because they fade and loose their brilliance then you’re stuck with a faded tattoo of Marilyn Monroe. Haha, and I change my mind so often, so they’re just not for me.

  42. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble on April 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Roasted veggies and goat cheese is my favorite kind of sandwich. So yummy! I don’t have any tattoos. I know what I would get if I were to get one, I’ve wanted the same thing for the past 10 years, but I’ve just opted to be tattoo free! 🙂

  43. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) on April 7, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Those tats look great for DIY.

    • Fitnessista on April 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm

      thank you!

  44. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    i dont have a tattoo yet. I have it all in the works, so hopefully this year i will get it!

  45. Beth on April 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    That train tattoo is SWEET! I love tattoos but am way too fickle to get one. I know I would love it for a while and then 6 months later I’d be sick of it and want it to go away.

    That sandwich picture is making me hungry!

  46. Lindsay on April 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I love henna tats…I always get huge intricate flowers on my right shoulder blade. It would have to mean a lot for me to get a real one, but I’m semi open to it. I didn’t know you could do them yourself, I might be following suit, it’s been so long since I’ve had one!

  47. Jennifer on April 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I have three tattoos. an om symbol on my wrist and 2 egyptian eyes on my hips.

    You should lay out in the sun and you will get a sweet tan line of your henna tattoo that will last a while. It happened to me once haha! 😉

  48. Shelly on April 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I don’t have any tattoo’s. I am so indecisive that I don’t think that I could choose something that I would love forever.

  49. ltb on April 7, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I have 3 tats and I love them all (well, I love the “tramp stamp” the least but I never have to see it! ha ha! ) I also have an awesome foot tattoo of the pisces symbol and my hubby and i got matching infinity symbol tattoos on our hips when we got married. We are math nerds and the infinity symbol has lots of mathematical meaning and also symbolizes “forever” so we love it!

  50. Run Sarah on April 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Love the henna, so much fun! That panini looks amazing, veggie sandwiches are always hit and miss I find. I don’t have a tattoo – I’d bve worried about regretting it later on but I do like them on others.

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