Coconutty goodness

Hey hey hey 😀 Hope your Friday is treating you well! Some friends have let me know that the new bloggy has dropped off Google reader planet– there’s a button on the right-hand corner now if you’d like to re-subscribe. You know how much I adore each and every one of you and would greatly miss your faces 😉

I did lounge by the pool for a while –did the read until I’m sweating, dunk in the pool to cool off, repeat combo– and then came inside for a snack before going to work.

Little figgies:



And a delicious Larabar:



I went into work to train my funny quotes lady and had to tell her I’m leaving for school in 2 weeks. It kinda bummed me out a lot –I’m going to miss her- but we’ll start training again when I get back and I told her she could text me anytime and that I’d give her workouts to do while I’m gone.

I FINALLY decided on a dessert to take to the squadron party tonight from this cookbook:

007 Great EASY entertaining recipes!

Chocolate Macaroon Pizza:



I made them in bar form instead of pizza form.

Before the chocolate drizzle:


After the chocolate drizzle:


All cut up and ready to take:


Check out these LAYERS!


Brownie crust, coconutty goodness on top. And I just had a foodgasm 😉

A little perk-me-up:


I’m a strong believer in buying yourself flowers. For around $10, it’s a great way to cheer up a room and I love having fresh flowers in the house 😉

I went to train my second appointment for the day and went to the squadron party, which was a lot of fun. I held a lot of cute babies (don’t tell the pilot) and chilled with the girls. I did have a couple bites of a coconut bar and it was blissfully delicious and some unpictured hogcorn (popcorn popped with jalapenos..a fighter pilot tradition).

Our drive home may have had a liquor store interlude:




2 bottles of organic wine to have in the casa and I poured myself a hefty glass when we got home. It’s Friday, eh?


Dinner was a Sunshine burger with Annie’s ketchup:


And roasted veggies:


I burnt myself on the pan and dropped the “F” bomb. I used to be so proper but being married to a pilot has taken that away from me 😉

Well I’m off to finish my glass of vino, curl up with the pilot and watch a movie. There’s a 5k race in the morning that I’ve been planning on running, but it’s supposed to be storming, so we’ll see if I go. I’ll run in a rain, but not in a crazy thunderstorm!

Have a great night <3



Shout out to Jennie in Wonderland who made my shimp recipe! 😀

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  1. Annamarina (Running Tails) on August 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Wow, those chocolate coconut bars look amazing! I may or may not have just googled the recipe, but I better not make them because I would probably eat them all. Chocolate and coconut – yummmmm! I’m sure they were a big hit!

  2. The Pilot on August 21, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Hey gorgeous, love the new site. It looks great. I’m enjoying our night after a little stop at 5-points…Love you!

  3. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 21, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Ok I am so glad you’re back. Well, you never really left, but for me you did. Because you dropped off googlereader. Cool, I am resubscribed. Your new blog is definitely cleaner and really pretty. The same, yet just improved a little, nice goin 🙂 The coconut bars look food-gasmic. Wow. It’s ok I drop the F bomb like 17 times a day. What can I say, I used to drop it 47 times a day so I’m getting better with age. I can’t believe you’re off to school in 2 weeks. I remember when you announced it, it seemed like “forever into the future”. Well forever’s here, isn’t it. Best of luck. If I didnt have a small child, I would lovvvvvve to attend. 8 yrs ago when I got certified to be a yoga teacher I went away to Costa Rica for 5 weeks. I am so happy for you:)

  4. Chloe (Naturally Frugal) on August 21, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Those coconut bars look AMAZING! Coconut and chocolate together makes any day better.

    Love the new blog look, very sleek and fun. Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Hayley H on August 21, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    ahhhh school in two weeks! can i just say that you are going to do great things?? you are already a raw genius. this week i have made both the raw pad thai and the raw caesar dressing and they were both SO spot on and delicious. i can’t even imagine what you’ll do after getting some training. write a cookbook… i would buy it. haha.

    • Fitnessista on August 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm

      thanks so much hayley! i’ve been fooling around with the idea of a cookbook and would love to officially write one, one day 🙂 i’m so happy to hear you liked the recipes!

  6. carolinebee on August 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I just jumped on the bandwagon and subscribed to your new and improved blog (Thanks twitter :D) I love it!! I am a huuge believer in the flowers too, plus they just perk up blog photos amazingly..

    Oh and i’m sure Giada and Ina throw down the F bomb like, all the time…maybe???

  7. VeggieGirl on August 21, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Hooray for returning to Google Reader! 😀

    Holy chocolate pizza goodness yum.

    Haha love the 5 Points photo 😀

  8. The Actors Diet on August 21, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    GORGEOUS dessert lady!

  9. Sana on August 21, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Wow! I hope your pumped for school 🙂

  10. Jenn (eating bender) on August 22, 2009 at 12:39 am

    WOW DOES THIS LOOK GOOD!! I am very, very impressed. And it’s now a WordPress theme, which just makes me so very happy because it’s much easier to comment 🙂 Yay, Gina!

    Love the picture of you guilty with the vino. And the coconutty goodness looks…well…GOOD! I hope you’re able to run the 5k race tomorrow. Good luck and have a great weekend!

  11. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) on August 22, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Love the new site!!! I swear you always make the prettiest desserts. YUM!

  12. Erin on August 22, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Gina, the new site looks amazing! 🙂 I love that you kept your fabulous header. Please send me an entire coconut macaroon pizza, thanks 🙂

  13. Amy L on August 22, 2009 at 3:45 am

    Those roasted veggies just seem to be calling my name!!!!!!
    Ok, dumb question.. but exactly how do you roast veggies.. And what veggies are best roasted? I have only had them when others did it.

    Its been a while since you mentioned that popcorn.:)
    Sounds like the squadron party was fun. Enjoy the weekend…

  14. Lara (Thinspired) on August 22, 2009 at 4:44 am

    The new site looks so great, Gina! It’s very readable and nice to look at. Speaking of nice to look at, I want those amazing macaroons! Yum.

  15. simpledaisy on August 22, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Hi there…
    Love the new look of you site!!
    I love roasted veggies…they’re so simple to make and so tasty!
    Good luck if you run the race this morning:)

  16. Ada on August 22, 2009 at 7:58 am

    That’s sooo exciting that school starts so soon! I bet it’s going to be amazing:) Those macaroon bars are seriously making me drool!

  17. allijag on August 22, 2009 at 7:59 am

    OMG – those bars look absolutely amazing! would you be able to share the recipe? 🙂

    also – TOTALLY DIGGIN the new site look – very nicely done!

    • Fitnessista on August 22, 2009 at 9:54 am

      hey girl! i can’t post the recipe because it’s in a published cookbook, but a little bird told me that if you google it, it will come up 😉

  18. Christina on August 22, 2009 at 8:58 am

    wow…now that looks GOOD! i hope the storm held off for your run! I was not as lucky this morning and was stuck inside on the boring treadmill 🙁

  19. Susan on August 22, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Love the new site!!! I like that you kept a lot of the same personality from the old one 🙂

    I totally agree on buying yourself flowers. Money well spent in my opinion 🙂

  20. Shelby on August 22, 2009 at 9:47 am

    GINA! You totally dropped off my google reader and I was so sad that I didn’t see your new post! So glad I found you again and your new layout is FABULOUS!!!

    Oh my gosh. Those bars look HEAVENLY!!!

    And sunshine burgers too?! YUM!

  21. Jenna on August 22, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    chocolate macaroon pizza…OMG! that’s all i have to say!

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