Cheesecake FTW

Hiiiii πŸ˜€ Happy Saturday! How has your day been?

We started ours off by packing the Pilot’s stuff (mayjah sad face), and taking Bell for a little walk. The good news is that my roomies got back a few nights ago. They’ve been doing disaster relief overseas, and I missed their faces.

B-fast was simple:


Brown rice toast with goat cream cheese and wild blueberries

+ a Meyer Lemon Lavender macaroon


(Crunchy on the outside… soft and gooey on the inside)

Speaking of gooey (haha), we had a glorious dinner at Cheesecake Factory with some friends last night.

I started off with a glass of Malbec and shared two appetizers with the Pilot for our meal:

(*Sorry for the pic quality- I was playing sneaky blogger and used my iPhone)

Thai Chicken Lettuce wraps

lettuce wraps

(The Pilot made himself chicken lettuce wraps and I made myself veggie ones with all of the veggies, dipped them into the foodgasmic peanut sauce)

Ahi Carpaccio


and then THIS happened.


Godiva flourless chocolate cheesecake.

Just as amazing as it looks πŸ™‚

We’re off the seize the day and I’m going to dominate my book proposal. The first two were cranked out pretty quickly (and were denied), but this one is taking forever. Maybe I’ll throw a party when I finally send it out πŸ˜‰

Have a lovely Saturday!




Last round of Show Me Your Fit! This is the last set I’m going to do for this week — thank you for your amazing feedback on it! I agree that it’s been so motivating to see others taking charge of their fitness, whether it’s through unique workouts, healthy eats, whatever they’ve found to work for them.

It will become a weekly feature on the bloggy, so if you’d like to be included, holler to fitnessista at gmail dot com, Subject β€œShow Me Your Fit.” Due to the incredible amount of pictures I receive, not all can be featured, but please don’t let that discourage you from sending a pic in!

Show Me Your Fit



Caitlin: I have a new love for weight lifting and am showing you my "super big arm muscles". I’m proud of how much stronger I feel!

I am woman hear me roar πŸ˜‰


Laura: I like to be fit, sister style! Last fall, my lovely sister Annie and I climbed Pikes Peak as part of a charity event. It was a grueling 13.1 miles, and my puny flat-lander lungs were not digging the elevation gain. It was an awesome experience and so cool to complete it together.

Here we are halfway up, via the Barr Trail!


Carolyn: "White Lightening" My new ride, designed to keep me active outside in the summer heat.


Ann: TLT (tempeh, lettuce and tomato!) open-faced sandwich. Delish and all vegan! πŸ™‚


Jenny: With my favorite running buddy, my 1 year old pup Mosely. He reminds me that running and all exercise should be unadulterated fun! πŸ™‚

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  1. A Teenage Gourmet on April 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Goat cream cheese!? . . . I’m ready for Easter to come so that I can have those delicious non-vegan foods. πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      (it’s from trader joe’s… and AMAZING)

  2. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing on April 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Hope you have a lovely weekend with the Pilot — sad face indeed πŸ™

  3. Courtney @ the granola chronicles on April 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Mmm! Malbec is my absolute favorite wine. πŸ™‚

  4. Moni'sMeals on April 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm


  5. Laury @ thefitnessdish on April 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Good luck with the book proposal! Enjoy the time with your love πŸ™

    Oh, Godiva flourless chocolate cheesecake…yeah…looks “amazeballs” as you would say.

    Great” show me your fit” pics, ladies!

  6. Gillian on April 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Good luck with the proposal! I need to re-write my proposal for my guide book and it’s killing me- but I will do it!

  7. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on April 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Those lettuce wraps look awesome!

  8. Ashley @ Feeding Ashley on April 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Aw I’m sorry the pilot has to leave.
    I love the show me your fit posts! Good luck with book proposal. That cheese cake looks amazing.

  9. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Godiva flourless chocolate cheesecake = WOW! I have seen recipes on the internet for some of their cakes and tortes but that one just looks awesome.

    Book proposal…good luck with it!!

    Sorry you’re packing for the pilot, again. He just got back! Hugs girl!

    Love all these pics and I can only imagine how many you receive. You’re awesome for doing it and compiling it all πŸ™‚

  10. Chelsa on April 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I love using goat cheese as cream cheese with fruit spread on Ezekiel English muffins. I’ll have to try that cheesecake next time I go to the CCF. It looks so good!

  11. Amanda on April 16, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Yum…that chocolate cheesecake looks delicious! Just found your blog and I’ve loved reading through some of your past posts πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      thanks so much for saying hi πŸ™‚ welcome to the little blog!

  12. Little Bookworm on April 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    That chocolate cheesecake sounds amazing. Good luck with the book proposal as well! πŸ™‚

  13. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on April 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    So sad he is leaving πŸ™ But NICE decision on the cake!! Awesome awesome πŸ™‚

  14. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on April 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Godiva’s chocolate cheesecake is seriously one of the best foods on the planet. I haven’t had it in ages, but it’s so freaking amazing!!

  15. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food on April 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm


    Thanks so much for including me in your series! πŸ™‚ Mosely and I are very honored πŸ™‚

    I hope you have a great weekend and that the pilot gets back very soon! πŸ™‚

  16. Namaste Gurl on April 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    So sorry the Pilot’s leaving soon- all the more reason to party it up the next few days! πŸ™‚ xx

  17. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on April 16, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I love the Thai Chicken Wraps at Cheesecake Factory. They have so many delicious cheesecakes, I have yet to try the flourless Godiva.. but it looks like its a winner!

  18. Sarah @TheExPat Bride on April 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Love the feature! Please make it regular. Also, that cream cheese and blueberries is such a good idea!

  19. caitlin on April 16, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I’ve still never been to the cheesecake factory, I need to go!!
    Sad the pilot is leaving πŸ™
    Thanks for featuring me on the show me your fit! Here’s the link up to my blog

  20. Krista on April 16, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Sorry to read the Pilot has to leave again. πŸ™ Hopefully it won’t be as long as last time. I love your nail polish color in that pic!

    • Fitnessista on April 17, 2011 at 12:50 am

      thank you!

  21. lauren @ sassy molassy on April 16, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Aw, love that last get fit photo. It’s so true that you should be loving whatever workout you’re doing. IF you don’t, find something else out there that floats your boat! THere are so many great forms of exercise out there that you don’t have to settle for something you hate.

  22. Danielle on April 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Mmmm…I love the Cheesecake Factory!!! Every time I go the wait is out of control!!! But so worth it! πŸ™‚ I never end up ordering cheesecake because my hubby hates cheesecake and I don’t want to eat the piece by myself :0)

  23. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Aww sorry the Pilot has to leave. πŸ™ Hopefully it’s not for long though!

    Holy cow that cheesecake… I wish we had that restaurant here in Canada!

  24. Chelsea on April 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    oh my lordy Ann’s tempeh burger looks MUY DELICIOUSO!

  25. Laura @ Backstage Pass on April 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Sorry that the Pilot has to head out again. This will be a shorter trip, hopefully? Are you still planning to join him for awhile? So awesome that your roommates were working overseas to help disaster relief. They must be really interesting and altruistic people.

    Your cheesecake… DROOOOOL…it looks like it was fantastic!

    Thank you for featuring my Sisters Getting Fit photo πŸ™‚ We had a blasty on the hike and I can’t wait to do it again this fall!

    • Fitnessista on April 17, 2011 at 12:49 am

      yep, i’ll be joining him in a couple of weeks!

  26. Dana Marie on April 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Well, we lonely internet dwellers will still be here when you are navigating solo. I hope I get to try one of your macaroons some day ! THey look scrumptious

  27. Lindsey @Textbooks and Cookbooks on April 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    That is my absolute favorite cheesecake!! Sooo good! πŸ™‚

  28. Sara K on April 16, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Wow I haven’t been to Cheesecake Factory in ages- their appetizers look so posh now πŸ™‚
    And Godiva flourless chocolate cake…omg…imaginary mouthgasm, anything with GODIVA in the name will win me over!

  29. Holly @ The Runny Egg on April 16, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Your breakfast sounds delicious! I need to pick up that goat cream cheese!

    Love the Show Me Your Fit. I’ll have to send you a pic one of these days!

    • Fitnessista on April 17, 2011 at 12:22 am

      please do!

  30. Katherine: Unemployed on April 17, 2011 at 5:56 am

    love the sandwich idea and it being open-faced. also, your ahi is rather square πŸ™‚

  31. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on April 17, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Ohhh… I always order those wraps at Cheesecake Factory. That reminds me it’s been wayyyy to long! πŸ™‚

  32. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    i think i should try some goat cheese here soon.
    those macaroons look good, i hope to make some in my new dehydrator in the next couple days! boo ya

  33. Megan on April 17, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I love the show me your fit!!! Gives me sooo much inspiration!!!

    • Fitnessista on April 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      so glad you like it!

  34. melissa on April 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    love the blog! also i love that nailpolish! what color/brand is it?!?!
    thanks girl!!!

    • Fitnessista on April 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      it’s opi rumples wiggin

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