Dancing on tables

Hey everyone! Hope youโ€™re having a happy Saturday ๐Ÿ˜€

Weโ€™re having a blasty in Orlando so far. *sigh* I want to live here!

We stopped at Bizzle and I got a Refresh tea before we went to watch my cousinโ€™s hip hop dance team:


So fresh, so minty ๐Ÿ™‚

After we watched her break it down at halftime at her HSโ€™s varsity game, we went to one of my favorite spots for dinner:



We got the beautiful hummus appetizer:


(I just ate the hummus)

And I had a cosmo:


I usually opt for vino over the fruity drinks, but when Iโ€™m with my auntie, I always get a fun drink instead of wine ๐Ÿ™‚

An AMAZING greek salad with goat cheese instead of feta:


and steamed wild greens with lemon:


They were pretty much dripping in olive oil, but I killed it anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

I also may have gotten crunk on the table, which is the Opa standard.


It was such a blasty to hang with the familia. I havenโ€™t mentioned it much through the bloggy, but everyone has kinda been through the ringer this past week. Since my family member’s accident, weโ€™ve all been so worried about himโ€ฆ of course heโ€™s going to be ok, but I just love him so much.

Opa is located in a shopping center, so I stopped into VS and got some sweats and T-shirts.


All in all, a fabulous night ๐Ÿ™‚

Weโ€™re off to the gym (ZUMBA!!!! x2) then spending the day at Disney.

See ya soon!

Much love,

Todayโ€™s tip: Take vacays as an excuse to try something new in your workout! Take a fun class, run a new trail or check out a local yoga studio ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. Susan on January 30, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Wow sounds like you’re having a fun time in Orlando. Love VS too, pity they don’t have it here, their sports clothes are cool along with their Love Pink collection, such fun clothes. Enjoy Disney later.

  2. Island Girl Eats on January 30, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Morning! I would love a little bit of retail therapy right about now. Our small island does not offer much in that regard – bummer!

    Have fun at Disney today.

  3. katie on January 30, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Oooh I love Orlando! Glad you’re having fun with your family… Y’all deserve it! Glad your family who was in the accident will be okay!

  4. Paige @ Running Around Normal on January 30, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Opa sounds fabulous! Love that you get to dance on the tables ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a great time at Zumba and Disney! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. jackie on January 30, 2010 at 10:28 am

    G, you HAVE to post your VS buys!! Would love to see the tshirts and sweats you got! Have a wonderful time!!

  6. Leo @ Cupcakes in Paris on January 30, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Want to go to Disney so bad…..
    Have a great time!!!

  7. Jenna on January 30, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Glad you got to spend time with the family and I am glad everything is going to be okay!

  8. Katie on January 30, 2010 at 10:47 am

    OPA! I’ve been there a couple times and the food + dancing is so much fun.

  9. The Hot and Fit on January 30, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Have a blast in Disney!!!

  10. simpledaisy on January 30, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Sounds like a reaaly great time!!
    Wish I were somewhere warm!!

  11. Ashlei on January 30, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Orlando is a great city! Hope you have fun at Disney ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) on January 30, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Awww Taverna Opa! Love it. I’ve only been to the one back home in Ft.Lauderdale..so fun!

  13. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on January 30, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I’m definitely hitting up the VS for some new sweats next paycheck… I’m desperate, AND we have “wear your sweats to school” day in a couple weeks!

  14. Michelle on January 30, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I absolutely love taking advantage of the opportunity for new workouts during vacay! Running on the beach, new trails, or take a class they offer such as body pump!

    I do have a question, and I know you aren’t a doctor, but I would love your insight. I recently have eased into eating raw, and had little headaches/dizziness for a couple of days, could this be from “detoxing” from all the bad food I used to eat?

  15. Becky on January 30, 2010 at 11:19 am

    What Disney Parks are you going to? I just started an Internship at Disney, maybe I’ll see you! Haha.

  16. Danielle (Coffee Run) on January 30, 2010 at 11:23 am

    You sound like you’re having a lof of fun. I wish I were at Disney instead of snowed in at school!
    And V.S needs to open up a clothing store

  17. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on January 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I love fruity drinks!! Dancing on the bar was a regular thing to do when I was abroad in Mexico ๐Ÿ™‚ I miss it!

    Have fun at Disney!!!!! We didn’t get to go when we were there earlier this month because it was so cold and a little $$….esp since I’ve been 4 times already.

    Love the Vicky pic!

  18. Heather on January 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

    When at D-World you MUST see the 4d movie “Mickey’s PhilHarMagic!
    Soooo fun-The BEST 3(4)D movie evah! it even has smello-vision ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Heather (Heather's Dish) on January 30, 2010 at 11:32 am

    what a sweet restaurant! looks like y’all are having fun…hope Disney is amazing, and hope we get to see some more cute pictures of your sweet face ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on January 30, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Opa looks like a freaking blast!! My kinda place. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Kelly on January 30, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Sounds like a fun night indeed! You have such a beautiful smile, it lights up your whole face! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on January 30, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Sounds like a great night!! Love that mortar and pestle set!

  23. Tracey on January 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Looks like you had a blast! Have fun at disney.

  24. Lauren @ eater not a runner on January 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Sounds like a blast, have fun!

  25. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on January 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Sounds like a great trip! I’m glad you were able to unwind with all the family concerns. Have a great time at Disney!

  26. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place on January 30, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    totally jealous that you are in Orlando right now. I’m dying to head to a warmer climate this time of year

  27. Fit Lizzio on January 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    ive been meaning to ask you…why do you choose goat dairy over cow dairy?? are there added benefits?

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 12:25 am

      hey girl,
      i opt for goat dairy because it’s easier to find vegetarian -many cow’s cheeses contain animal rennet, which isn’t vegetarian- and it’s also easier for the body to digest.
      also, it tastes better to me ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. Jessica @ The Process of Healing on January 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Have fun at disney! And I love love love VS.. the best. They have really comfy hoodies and jackets.

  29. carolinebee on January 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    love iiitt!! Have so much fun, omg there is a VS on the way to the subway that i take- it IS death to my dwindling bank account!! haha 3 for 30 babyyy my fave ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 12:24 am

      ahhhh i live for 3/30!!!!

  30. kristi (sweet cheeks) on January 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    oh my goodness…that restaurant looks freakin’ awesome! Any class that lets you dance on tables is okay in my book. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And I completely agree; I want to live in Orlando soooo bad too. We can move together..sound good? ๐Ÿ˜€ heheh

    Enjoy the rest of your time!

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 12:24 am

      sounds like an excellent plan ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Karyn on January 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    so jealous of your trip! not just that it’s a great spot and amazing food but the weather must be wonderful — it’s so cold in the northeast right now!!

  32. Erin @ Erin Eats and Exercises on January 30, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Opa looks like a blast and the food looks amazing! Enjoy Orlando, its FREEZING in Boston today!

  33. Gina G on January 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    im so glad everything is going to be okay! keep smiling and….dancing on tables =) your an amazing person Gina!

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 12:23 am

      thank you, fellow gina ๐Ÿ˜€

  34. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on January 30, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I’ll be praying for your family :-)! Seems like you had a really nice time!!

  35. Jenn (eating bender) on January 30, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Hi G! I just checked up on you this week and am so sorry it has taken me so long to express my thoughts and prayers for your family member. I’m so glad that he’s alright and am thinking of all of you.

    Hope you’re able to enjoy your day at Disney. How fun! I need to make a stop at VS sometime soon, too. I got a gift card for Christmas that’s begging to be used!

  36. Destiny on January 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Gina,

    i have been a lurker for some time now, i recently found you and another food blog called “Raya Runs” and became addicted!!! I was wondering, I read through your journey and I had a few questions. Slowly, my borfriend and I are on the journey to eating healthier we are beginning to weed out white bread, rice etc. I was wondering was it hard for you to drop your last 20 pounds? What did you do to make sure you kept on losing weight? You look absolutely stunning and your story so inspires me! I am wrestiling with the last 20 pounds and they are hard! But reading blogs like yours encourages me to push on both in losing weight and eating healthier. I am already in decent shape, i can run 4 miles in 40ish minutes and I can lift heavier weights than my friends that are both skinnier and look more buff than me! Any tips, advice, hints you can give me would be amazing! Thank you so much for your blog!

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 12:23 am

      hey destiny,
      thanks so much for saying hi ๐Ÿ˜€
      as far as the last 20 lbs, it took a little bit longer than the first 20, but slowly and surely the weight kept coming off. consistency is the most important thing- if you stick in there, it will happen!

  37. geetha on January 30, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Hi gina,
    Enjoy your vacation with your family….i’m so jealous. ๐Ÿ™‚
    A question popped in my head- I know u prepare dinner for both you and the pilot. How about his breakfast and lunch? :)…..i was taking a nap and this question popped in my head…funny!.

    • Fitnessista on January 31, 2010 at 12:22 am

      hey geetha!
      that’s a good question ๐Ÿ™‚ for bfast, the pilot is on his own (he usually grabs a bar, oatmeal or pancakes on base), and for lunch he has one of three things:
      1. leftovers
      2. a meat sandwich and a pb&j sandwich with crackers and fruit or
      3. thai takeout from the place across the street from base

  38. Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN on January 30, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Have a blast! I so wish I could go on a run with you while you’re here, but I’m not quite that advanced yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll get there though, I’m workin’ my little heart (and legs) out. Have a nice time in Orlando and a safe trip back home!

  39. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) on January 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Looks like a fun day! I love cosmos during a special night out — I usually stick to wine but sometimes for a special occasion… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  40. Jessie @ thehappinessinhealth on January 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I usually prefer wine, too, but it’s nice to have a fruity drink once in a while :). I’m so glad your family member is ok.

  41. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on January 31, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Looks like such a great night!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    LOVE table dancing, haha! Oh, and cosmo’s too! Pomegranete cosmo’s are my fav ๐Ÿ˜‰

  42. Katie on January 31, 2010 at 8:39 am

    No night is complete without table-dancing!

  43. All Women Stalker on January 31, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Looks like you’re having a great time! I love fruity drinks. Enjoy Disney!

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