el fin de semana

Hiiiiii friends! How’s the day going? So glad you’re excited about the Fair Trade giveaway! Don’t forget to enter if you haven’t yet. 🙂

After a bit of a rough week last week, this past weekend was everything I needed. Mom and nana were here, and for the past 4 days, the house has smelled like arroz con pollo, chorizo, beans, and fresh tortillas, while the sounds of laughter and Livi’s gleeful shrieks and singing filled the rooms. It was perfect, and I’m so thankful they made the trip out here to hang out with us.

4 generations

(4 generations!)

While the nanas were here, we took advantage of the fact that we can still easily leave the house -in the next week or so it will involve some more logistics- and ventured all over San Diego.

Old town w nani

Old Town,

Liv shopping in old town


Liv and nani at ghiradelli

(Liv took one bite of the sundae and tried to proclaim it as her own haha)


Point Loma/OB

Breakfast tacos

(Breakfast tacos at Broken Yolk)


(Playing the games at Corvette’s Diner before dinner)

and Little Italy.


(When your husband realizes you left the house dressed like accidental twins, and you’re just like “mmmmm pizza”)

Little italy

We also spent a lot of time just hanging out at the house, watching movies -I finally watched Some Like It Hot– and relaxing. It was perfect.

While we took advantage of the awesome local restaurants, we also enjoyed a couple of family dinners here at home + breakfasts. The first night, the Pilot grilled up a feast:

chicken and steaks

Steak and chicken

sweet potatoes and balsamic veggie packs (I put them in foil with fig balsamic, garlic cloves, olive oil, salt and pepper) 


and a giant salad with romaine, bell peppers, cucumber and feta.

Salad 2

Workout-wise, I got in a walk + TRX combo, a long walk on Saturday, and a barre class on Sunday. Finishing up the full class is definitely a challenge, but it’s one of the few things that still feels great. I also love the girls at the barre studio, so I’m happy for any chance to see them and catch up with everyone. I’m definitely looking forward to wearing my teaching hat (teaching sticky socks) again soon. 🙂

38 weeks trx

Today, we’re back in the routine of the week! What did you do this weekend? What’s the most challenging workout or class on your schedule right now?

Hope you have a great night and I’ll see ya in the am with a new breakfast recipe!



I’ve been meaning to say THANK YOU again to all of you who ordered your lotus tanks! I’m finalizing sizes today and will have the shirts ordered this week. I can’t wait to see the pics of everyone wearing them, and thank you for helping to provide 1200+ meals to Feeding America before the holiday season. <3

Something to do: this ab burner! It’s less than 10 minutes and will have your core crying tears of..happiness.

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  1. Britt@MyOwnBalance on October 5, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    What a great weekend! Definitely get it in now before the little peanut gets here. Olivia looks so old in that sundae photo! Man do they grow up fast.

    My husband actively avoids looking like me at all costs when we go out. He will make sure he changes!

  2. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on October 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    So wonderful your family could be there. There’s nothing like having your Mom around when you’re bit feeling well or in a funk. Mines’s been here for a few months & I don’t know what I would have done without her. Only another week to go on crutches!

  3. Andrea on October 5, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Your hair!!!! It looks so. good. in all the photos. I’m guessing madre worked her magic?

    • Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on October 5, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      I would like to second this comment. Your hair in these photos, Gina. So voluminous! 🙂

      • Fitnessista on October 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

        wow, thank you!

    • Fitnessista on October 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

      thank you!! i got it done right before she got here!! she cut liv’s hair while she was here and it looks awesome

  4. Brianne on October 5, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    The give away looks awesome but more importantly I’m so happy you’re talking about fair trade – us so important and isn’t talked about enough.

  5. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on October 5, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I love that you’re getting to spend time with family!

    • Fitnessista on October 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

      thank you! it was the best

  6. Shaina Anderson on October 5, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Moms to the rescue!! that bump!!! <3

    • Fitnessista on October 6, 2015 at 10:08 am

      amen to that 🙂

  7. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian on October 6, 2015 at 4:28 am

    So much delicious looking food! I can’t believe you only have about a week left – so exciting!

    • Fitnessista on October 6, 2015 at 10:08 am

      ahhhhh!! hope you’re having a great week so far 🙂

  8. Sagan on October 6, 2015 at 6:12 am

    You are a workout rock star!

    Also – you had me at “chorizo.”

    • Fitnessista on October 6, 2015 at 10:08 am

      thank you, friend!
      right?! our house smelled amazing

  9. Reenie on October 6, 2015 at 7:40 am

    The look on The Pilot’s face with your look alike tops… ha!! Too cute!

    • Fitnessista on October 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

      cracked me up too 🙂

  10. Gianna on October 6, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Hiiii! I am newly pregnant and have found myself obsessing about raw veggies. I love them and I want to fuel my body completely with them but I have this major fear they are never clean enough. I’m constantly concerned with where they are from, listeria contamination. I realize this is all newly pregnant crazy but any advice on how you clean yours?


    • Fitnessista on October 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

      when i’m at home, i buy organic if possible and wash with water. out and about, i just eat it haha.

      • Fitnessista on October 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

        also, congratulations on your pregnancy! <3

        • Gianna on October 6, 2015 at 10:13 am

          Thank you!! I have loved following your pregnancy! Congratulations on being so close!! I think I need to retire the crazy a little and this helped =)

  11. april on October 6, 2015 at 9:35 am

    you look so amazing! hope the final days of your pregnancy continue to go well 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 6, 2015 at 10:04 am

      thank you so much! <3

  12. Tracy on October 6, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I’m so glad you had a good week to make up for the last! Mamas and Nanas are good at that!!

    So many cute pics in this post! Liv’s expression in the sundae pic…the pilot’s look in the twins pic! Priceless!! Haha

    And also.. your mom and Nana both look (are?) so young!! You have good genes my friend! 🙂

    • Crystal on October 6, 2015 at 11:23 am

      I was just going to comment on that…your mom and Nana are beautiful!

  13. Julia on October 7, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Hey! I love your blog and its posts. I’m from Germany!
    You’re beautiful and your family is so cute! 🙂
    Julia <3

    • Fitnessista on October 7, 2015 at 9:16 am

      thank you so much, julia and thank you for reading!

  14. Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me on October 9, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I adore Old Town. I think it may be one of my favorite places in all of San Diego, and I wish I was able to make it out there more often. Also, I was down in the gaslamp district this afternoon and visited a place called Extraordinary desserts. I highly recommend it if you’ve not tried it out!

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