deviled for days

Hey hey! How are you? How was the weekend?? Ours was a great one. 

Monkey girls

(Monkey see, monkey do.)

I can’t believe Summer Shape Up is over! I hope you enjoyed the challenge, and if you’d like to participate in Barre Bootcamp (coming up September 18), please send me an email or drop your email address in the comments to get first dibs on a spot. 

Barre o clock

Over the weekend, we caught up with some friends, hung out at the house, enjoyed a date, and got some major chores done (<— not really *fun* but feels great when it’s over). Our garage doesn’t look like a mess of boxes anymore, and our little gym is coming together. I’ll share it when we get it all put together! I still want to add a water rower to the collection and feel like I could do everything I need here at home. Now if I could only figure out how to become a morning person we’d be SET.

Friday night, I met up with some friends from the yoga studio to say “see ya soon” to one of the owners.

Yoga friends

I’ve only known Meghan since we’ve been here in V-town, and she is an incredible instructor and mentor. I know our paths will cross again soon, and we’ll all miss her dearly. She may be hosting some retreats or events coming up, so I’ll be sure to share the word. 

MY OTHER VIDEOS

with meghan

After enjoying a cocktail with the crew, the fam and I headed to The Mix for froyo. Weekends are for giving our children excess amounts of sugar past their bedtime. Livin’ it up.

froyo

We also finally finished The Handmaid’s Tale, and WHOA. We basically sat on the couch stunned and trying to figure out what the heck happened when it was over. Way to get into our brains, Atwood. (Side note: I read the book years ago when Liv was little, but couldn’t finish it. I Googled the ending because I wanted to find out a couple of details, and the suspense was giving me anxiety. Apparently nothing stuck with me because I completely forgot about what happened in the ending.)

Saturday snack:

avocado toast

(Avocado, lemon juice, sriracha, sesame seeds on sourdough + kombucha in a coffee mug. I thought I was almost out of my beloved Barrio Bread stash from Tucson, but I found another loaf in the freezer! Victory)

and that evening, the Pilot and I enjoyed a date night!

Date night

We went to Steel Magnolias, which is one of our favorite spots, and one of the only places in V-town that has a charcuterie board.

Steel magnolias

They pickle the veggies in house, and include a marinated duck breast that is ridiculous. I’m not even a huge duck fan, but I can totally see myself having some for cheese boards at home or even heated up on toast with some mustard… I’m getting ahead of myself.

Cheese board

We also got the BBQ deviled eggs, 

bbq deviled eggs

(I’ve eaten more deviled eggs here than I have in my life, and am very stoked with that statement haha)

and some drinks.

wine and martini

The drink menu makes me laugh every time. So cheeky Southern, so perfect.

steel magnolias drink menu

I got a glass of Syrah and the Pilot got the Driving Miss Daisy, which was like a garlicky martini. It basically tasted like buttery garlic toast in a cup. Delicious.

For my entree, I rolled with the salad special which had grilled peaches, local tomatoes, greens, feta and a balsamic reduction with blackened chicken:

Salad special

and of course we had to get dessert. The peanut butter pie was everything. (I shared it on IG stories but forgot to snap a pic because I was stuffing my face and repeatedly professing its amazingness in between bites.)

Sunday morning, we all slept late (except for Livi goose, our morning bird. On the weekends, we put on a show for her and crawl back into bed), and enjoyed breakfast here at home. It was supposed to rain in the afternoon, but it missed us and the girls could enjoy a swim day 

P in the pool

Sunday night was grilling,

and reading before crashing out. I just started Firefly Lane, and I’m already sucked in. 

Firefly Lane

Hope you had a great weekend, too!

See ya in the morning with a workout I’ve been waiting to share!! AHHHHH. Any guesses??

xoxo

Gina

Looking for gymspiration? Try this jump rope workout. It’s a sweat fest, for sure.

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44 Comments

  1. Chelsea Anthony on August 14, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I’d love to be a part of your barre bootcamp!! chels_1986@hotmail.com

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:28 am

      got you on the list!

      • Tina Bartlett on August 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

        Please sign me up for barre boot camp
        Smokincody@icloud.com

        • Fitnessista on August 20, 2017 at 2:25 pm

          just added you!

  2. Tessa on August 14, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Barre boot camp please egbers7@aol.com

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:27 am

      added you to the list!

  3. Carrie on August 14, 2017 at 8:49 am

    That looks my kind of restaurant! Great food and fun cocktails. Bbq deviled eggs sound amazing!

  4. Laura @ Laura Likes Design on August 14, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Love that pic of the girls copying each other! So sweet!

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:27 am

      they are such funny little things!

  5. Traci | The Petite Chef on August 14, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Okay I was just glancing at the drink menu you shared and saw coconut-infused chardonnay with lavender. What?!

    Those BBQ deviled eggs look SO good! Need some of those in my life.

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:26 am

      the drinks are SO GOOD

  6. Stephanie Woods on August 14, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I’d love to hear more about the barre boot camp! Janae_2003@yahoo.com

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:25 am

      added you to the list!

  7. Jenny Varghese on August 14, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Interested in Barre bootcamp!

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:24 am

      just added you to the list!

  8. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups on August 14, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    That pic of the girls is too cute, glad you guys had a good weekend!

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:24 am

      they are so funny! hope you had a great one, too

  9. Erin Buehler on August 14, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I’d love to try Barre Bootcamp – evee26@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Evee

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:23 am

      got you on the list! 🙂

  10. Bethany on August 14, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Love the Fro-Yo!

  11. Jill on August 14, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Firefly Lane is SO GOOD! It will evoke all your emotions – joy, sadness, anger – but is the perfect anthology of the importance of women’s friendships.

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:23 am

      i’m loving it so far!

  12. Sara on August 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    It sounds like a great weekend! I was so happy the weather changed for Sunday here too…it started out overcast with a chance of rain but then it cleared up and was beautiful with low humidity 🙂

  13. Jenny on August 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Nada about Charlottesville?

    • Fitnessista on August 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      i feel really helpless about the whole situation. i’m beyond terrified that this is happening in our country, in this present day. it’s atrocious. i feel like words and thoughts and prayers aren’t enough. i can donate, but it still doesn’t feel like enough. any suggestions? this is something that’s been weighing heavily on my mind

      • Jenny on August 14, 2017 at 6:21 pm

        Thanks for replying. Truly. I just came across this piece, which has some really good tangible action items embedded throughout it. And it’s a good exercise in processing for all of us I think.
        http://www.erynnbrook.com/white-feelings-for-charlottesville/

        • Fitnessista on August 14, 2017 at 6:37 pm

          i appreciate it. thank you for sharing this.

  14. Tracy on August 14, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Loved Firefly Lane! I think you will, too. There’s a sequel so be sure to check it out! (Fly Away I believe was the title) You really can’t go wrong with Kristin Hannah IMO!

    Sounds like another fun weekend in the books!

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:22 am

      i’m loving it so far! she’s such a great writer.
      how was drop off?!

      • Tracy on August 16, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        It went well! I’ve finally stopped crying. Lol! Thank goodness for technology. We’ve talked and texted a lot which helps a ton. Thanks for asking <3

        • Fitnessista on August 17, 2017 at 11:38 pm

          awww so glad to hear. i’ve been thinking about you!

  15. Tracy on August 14, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Also where did you get your cute tank (at the yoga party)?

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:22 am

      it’s an old one from stitch fix!

  16. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on August 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Gina! I’ve also had some seriously delicious deviled eggs as fancy apps at restaurants as of late — so perhaps it’s a thing. I love them. The best ones I had featured chunks of lobster. Anyways, the water rower is seriously the only piece of gym equipment someone needs at their home — too bad those things are huge. It would never fly in tiny Bay Area living hahah! Hope you get one! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:22 am

      lobster deviled eggs!! that sounds ridiculously amazing
      the good news is that i think you can still prop them up? we’ll see haha

  17. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on August 14, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    OMG barbecue deviled eggs what a yummy idea! My instant pot makes deviled eggs super easy I love it! Now I’ve eaten more since I bought it than I ever thought I would!

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

      WHAAAAT. i need to try that!

  18. Lauren on August 14, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    i’m interested in learning more about barre bootcamp! lo1288600@gmail.com

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:20 am

      just added you to the list!

  19. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on August 14, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    My boyfriend and I grilled this weekend and found a black widow. That was after finding one in the garage too. Gotta love Arizona!

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:20 am

      #azlife

  20. Shannon on August 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I’d like to join barre bootcamp! Added my email in the required email field when filling out a comment 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2017 at 10:19 am

      just added you to the list! <3

  21. Gabriel on August 16, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    hi 🙂

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