Fam field trip

Why hello, farmer’s market…


It’s been awhile!

Yesterday we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and hit up the Saturday market, which is smaller than the Sunday one, but still has quite a few vendors.

the fam

Field trip for the entire fam 😀

tom and baby

We picked up some goodies for dinner, and since we were in the neighborhood, grabbed some salads from Choice for lunch.

Choice finally hopped on the goat cheese wagon… I was a little excited about that one.


A beastly salad with:


-goat cheese

-kalamata olives

-sundried tomatoes



-garlic vinaigrette

+ a cup of veggie soup

We came back to take care of some things around the house, and the Pilot made dinner.


Perfect BBQ organic chicken, sweet potato with goat cheese, and asparagus and tomatoes, all from the farmer’s market

I’m glad I took a picture of the tray of veggies in between our snacking, because usually once we sit down to eat, they’re gone


Of course, we can’t have chicken without sharing our goods with the chicken fiend…

bell and chicken

Dessert: a couple of bites of the Pilot’s baklava


(Definitely not GF, but a couple of bites on rare occasions doesn’t upset my stomach too much. Baklava is definitely my favorite non-chocolate dessert)

This morning, we’re off to brunch at my nana’s and I’ll be putting together the last week of Winter Shape Up workouts!


See ya laterrrrrr <3



Something to think:

“There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.”

Tom Krause

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  1. kathleen @ the daily crumb on February 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

    sweet potatoes + goat cheese — such a delicious combo!!

    enjoy your sunday 🙂

  2. Kilee on February 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Aww, it looks like a perfect family outing and dinner! I also am guilty of snacking on grilled veggies the entire time we’re waiting for the meat to be done on the BBQ. Have a fun day today!

  3. Sara @my less serious life on February 5, 2012 at 10:35 am

    i have tried sweet potatoes many ways – but not yet with goat cheese. sounds fantastic!

  4. jana @ newly wife healthy life on February 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

    So glad you got to enjoy the beautiful weather and farmer’s market with your family! The pilot is such a good cook too, the chicken looks amazing and it has the perfect grill marks!

    • Fitnessista on February 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

      he makes perfect chicken! 🙂

  5. Stephanie B. on February 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

    You look fantastic! I don’t know if it seems like it to you, but from the picture it looks like the baby weight just melted right off! Hope you’re feeling as good as you look 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

      thank you for such a sweet compliment <3

    • Rebecca on February 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      That’s exactly what I was thinking, too!
      You guys are a really adorable family!!

  6. Kelly @ Vegolosophy on February 5, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I LOVE baklava! One of my favorite desserts, so yummy! Looks like it was a fantastic Saturday with family 🙂

  7. Emma (ecoprincess) on February 5, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I’m now a massive baked sweet potato fan, and I have you to thank for that! I saw them on here, tried them and loved it! 😀

  8. Maureen on February 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Your salad looks so delicious! I love big, filling salads!

  9. lisa on February 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

    You look amazing– so slender and radiant! I am loving the family pics– and am so, so, so happy for you.

  10. Crystal on February 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

    How do you cook your sweet potatoes?! They look delicious!

  11. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on February 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

    looks like such a fun little outing! liv will be such a farmers market lover LOL!

  12. Ali @ Peaches and Football on February 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    What a great afternoon. We’re having wonderful weather up North but I’m still jealous that you can walk to a farmer’s market in a sweater coat! We only have farmers markets a few months during the summer. What fun. Love Bella’s tongue when she’s anticipating her chicken eats. Too cute

  13. Jackie @ That Deep Breath on February 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Sounds like a fun day, I absolutely love farmers markets! Baklava is one of my favorite deserts too..my family is Armenian and my grandparents used to make homemade baklava every time we visited them. It’s so good!

  14. Lara on February 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    The picture of you with both of your babies makes me smile, as does the one of Miss Bella awaiting her chicken! Happy family! 🙂

  15. Lara on February 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    P.S. I’m sure this is the furthest thing from your mind, but you really do look amazing 🙂

  16. Stefanie @TheNewHealthy on February 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    It’s always exciting when restaurants finally jump on the goat cheese wagon! I get excited too!

    Your family is absolutely adorable and you look amazing! 🙂

  17. Michelle on February 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I loved the age when they just slept wherever you brought them 🙂 Then around 3 months they just wake up to the world around them and want to see everything, That part is a lot of fun too! 🙂 Enjoy every stage!

    • Michelle on February 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      p.s. my hubby makes perfect grilled chicken too! You look awesome for recently giving birth 🙂

  18. Kaitlyn @ Keeping up with Kaitlyn on February 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve never been to Arizona, but all the picture of where you live look gorgeous! I love going to the farmer’s market, I live in Virginia, so unfortunately we only have one from April to October 🙁

    Happy Sunday!

  19. Steffany on February 5, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Loooove baklava !!

  20. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on February 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    That salad sounds so delicious. I love how well it’s mixed together ensuring a bit of everything in each bite. 😀 I do the same thing with roasted veggies; they are so snack-able that I end up eating them before sitting down to the meal. Oops! 🙂

  21. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on February 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Starting ’em on the farmers market and locally grown food at an early age is always a good thing 🙂

    She looks so adorable in her stroller. Glad you guys were able to get out and get some fresh air, which is such a sanity saver in those newborn days!

    • Fitnessista on February 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      amen to that 🙂

  22. Sneakers2Sandals on February 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    We went to the farmer’s market today with our little while pup 🙂 I love me some fresh veggies!

  23. Michelle (Better with Berries) on February 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I haven’t been to the farmer’s market in a while either! Definitely need to go soon.

    Did you get stopped a lot with people oohing and aahing over Livi? She looks so cute!

    • Fitnessista on February 5, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      usually yes, but yesterday everyone wanted to hold and pet bella 🙂

  24. Pam on February 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    You look awesome!! What a great day out with the family. You two are great examples of what quality time looks like!
    That pic of Bella made me laugh out loud! I roasted a turkey this afternoon and gave some to my pup too, she was like a shark in the kitchen waiting for her a few bites off the bird.

  25. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on February 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    What a wonderful little family outing 😀 And that salad looks pretty fantastic!! Goat cheese makes everything 100x better 😀

  26. Amy on February 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Beautiful, healthy baby – Check

    Hot husband – Check

    Skinny post pregnancy body .2 seconds after giving birth – Check

    Gina, if you weren’t such a sweetheart, people would probably hate you. : )

    • Fitnessista on February 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      now you are making me blush 😉
      i’m very lucky to have a wonderful hubby, sweet baby, and crazy pup <3

  27. Nissa on February 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    What kind of stroller did you get? It’s one of the baby items I’m having a really hard time choosing!

    • Fitnessista on February 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      the orbit travel system- we love it

  28. Liz @ Southern Charm on February 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    baklava is one of my favorites too!

    and that salad looks amazing!!

  29. Courtney on February 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    So jealous of your Farmers Market outings! 🙂

  30. Laura @ She Eats Well on February 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    A Farmers Market is always a winner in my book. Especially when the sun is shining and you’re with loved ones. You look ridiculously amazing. Healthy. Glowing. You’re doing such a great job.

  31. Kerry @ Totes My Oats on February 5, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    What a fun day and a great looking meal! The fact that it was all from the Farmer’s Market makes it that much better! You guys are such a cute little family!

  32. kerry on February 6, 2012 at 6:41 am

    that salad looks amazing! iv been craving salads lately!

  33. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on February 6, 2012 at 9:04 am

    That salad looks SO gooood. I’ve been loving the spring-like weather this winter! Glad you guys got out to enjoy it 🙂 That doggie is spoiled hehe.

  34. Jenn on February 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I love Bella’s little tongue sticking out in anticipation of her special treat!

  35. bri on February 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

    OMG – that salad looks Ah-Mazing!

    I love that The Pilot is such a great cook. My hubs was never too great in the kitchen, until recently when I’ve been way too tired to cook when I get home from work. He’s definitely stepped up since I got pregnant, grocery shopping, letting the dogs out, even cooking as long as I give him a detailed recipe.

  36. Joss on February 7, 2012 at 9:30 am

    mmm goat cheese heaven! 😀

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