Family sushi night + weekend adventures

Family sushi night! Uncle E got me in the sushi-making mood. These nori wrappers held brown rice, smoked salmon, julienned veggies (carrot, bell pepper, and cucumber)

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and I learned a valuable life lesson: always keep wasabi on hand πŸ™‚

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Someone very happy with her Mickey pancake:

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An awesome omelet with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and grilled mushrooms:


Our house is officially a kombucha brewery: 

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(Random: I drank some of the ginger kombucha from my first batch, which was fizzy and glorious, but felt SO WEIRD afterwards. My ears were popping and I was extremely anxious, but maybe because I’m a hypochondriac?)

 Chicken cacciatore on the stove:

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I ate mine on atop broccoli with a mountain of gout gouda.

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An incredible dinner at Bo-Beau Kitchen with my two favorite people:

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Liv LOVED it. Girlfriend went crazy for the goat cheese flatbread (which I think anyone would; it was to die for)


and the desserts. I tried to snap a pic of the glorious mΓ©nage Γ  trois dessert (peanut brittle, fudge, cheesecake and mint chocolate mousse) but this was the best I got since it’s a tad dark in there.


The Pilot + his Royale with cheese (aka burger). πŸ™‚


I enjoyed the most delightful curry mussels for my entree. We were all a little sugarbuzzed when we left πŸ˜‰ 

Leaving bobeau with livi

Thrifted boyfriend jeans for $8.99. I felt like Meggie would be proud πŸ˜‰



A family of snails in the backyard:

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Any fun adventures or stories from your weekend? Hope it was a great one <3

See ya in the morning!


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  1. Abby on July 27, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    You helped me get in a Sunday workout when I would much rather have napped allllll day long! Did a throwback to WSU #4 cardio vid + some crazy planking.

    Happy weekend πŸ™‚

  2. Diana on July 27, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    LOVE the sushi! Great job!! I can never get it to look nice and neat πŸ™‚ So i gave up

    Pancakes super cute too!

    Your family is beautiful!

    I am scared to try goat cheese. My mom got really sick from it once while on vacation and I am petrified i will get sick too, I know its mental, i am just scuuuurrrrrreeeeddd πŸ™‚

    You make it look so yummy!

  3. Diana on July 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    oh! This weekend I tried out my new doggy bike carrier on a nice, long, scenic canal ride. MY little doxie LOVED it, i am so happy I have something else we can do together!

  4. Traci on July 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    My weekend was super low-key since my boyfriend was away at a bachelor party, but that meant lots of me-time including a body pump class, nail painting, reading, sunbathing, and cleaning.

    I brewed my own kombucha for a few months this past spring (taking a break, since it was tough to keep up with brewing a new batch all the time) and was always SO nervous I did something wrong and would get sick. However (from experience, haha) you will KNOW right away if something is wrong color-wise (mold) or just by smell.

  5. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. on July 27, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Nice jean find! Loving the boyfriend look πŸ˜‰

    I spent the weekend at my first BlogHer conference which was fun, but I’m happy to be home with my boys! xo

  6. Yaara Leve on July 27, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    The sushi looks amaze! My weekend was pretty uneventful and low key. Got in a nice cardio workout on Saturday at the gym and Sunday was just kind of lazy and lolled around. Yours looked like a lot of fun! What was the Orange Theory event you posted on IG? That looked like lots of fun! And great find on the jeans! They look super cute on you! I wish I lived in San Diego–would love to take one of the many classes your starting up teaching again! Must feel good to get in the groove of things πŸ™‚

  7. Cheri @ Overactive Blogger on July 27, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Ahhh I need to start brewing my own kombucha cause that stuff can get EXPENSIVE!

  8. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on July 27, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Kudos to you for making sushi! I love to cook, but definitely don’t have patience when it comes to vegetable prepping especially julienne. Very pretty!

  9. Tammy on July 27, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    I made chicken cacciatore in the crockpot a few days ago and served it over spaghetti squash – glorious! I tried making kombucha once a couple years ago but mold developed within a week so I tossed it. I want to try again, but I’m a little nervous. Are there any secrets or tricks to keep this from happening?

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

      i’m not sure what causes it — it’s happened once to me. just make sure to sanitize everything, don’t touch the scoby with any metal utensils, and use plenty of sugar in your starter tea batch. the good news is that it’s fairly easy to know if it’s gone bad!

      • Tammy on July 28, 2014 at 9:29 pm

        Thanks so much for the pointers!

  10. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on July 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I can’t wait to see how your kombucha turns out!

  11. Julie on July 28, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Your sushi looks amazing, and I love those jeans!

  12. Lucie@FitSwissChick on July 28, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Love that pink dress!!

    CrossFit Games were on this weekend, I spent too much time in front of the screen πŸ™‚

  13. Rebecca on July 28, 2014 at 5:41 am

    I want to make kombucha but I am still too nervous, looking forward to seeing more of your batches and hopefully that will give me more confidence!!

    I had a quiet weekend but did a massive veggie shop at the farmers markets and my partner and I tried to buy some veggies we don’t normally eat at home. Any recipe recommendations for fennel?!

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

      yes! slice the fennel bulb into thin slices and place in a bowl with 1/2 sliced sweet onion and 2 sliced green apples. drizzle balsamic vinegar on top and olive oil + salt and pepper. SO good! It’s also fantastic sliced and roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper

      • Rebecca on July 30, 2014 at 6:43 am

        Thanks Gina, we tried it tonight with the apples, sweet onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper and loved it. So simple and yet so delicious! Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

  14. Brynn on July 28, 2014 at 7:05 am

    We took our pregnancy photos this weekend! It was so much fun.

  15. Megan Rose on July 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I just finished a month of Orangetheory going 3x a week! I saw major improvements but am planning to cut back to once a week. What would you suggest as a workout schedule to maintain and continue making gains? I think I’ll need to keep up the intensity… Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

      what do you usually like to do for workouts and for cardio? let me know and i can type up a sample schedule πŸ™‚

  16. april on July 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

    your sushi making skills are phenomenal! i really want to try making my own rolls, but i have a feeling that mine would look more like deconstructed sushi πŸ™‚

    also, i love your cute pink dress!

  17. Alex @ Kenzie Life on July 28, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I love those jeans! My weekend included lots of studying for the GRE but I did get an awesome new snorkel mask and had a distance reiki healing last night followed by the best sleep I’ve had in weeks!

  18. Tracy on July 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Great score on the jeans!! Whenever I visit my little sis in Chicago she takes me thrifting. She’s a PRO and has some awesome shores that she checks regularly. I’ve found some Seven and COH jeans as well as some fun purses πŸ™‚

    We had family visiting from NY and my MIL’s 80th birthday party so it was a fun weekend!

  19. Jessica on July 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Oh Beau-Bo! I have heard and read amazing things and am dying to try it, but someone recently told me it wasn’t the best for kids. We have a one year old who is really well behaved – obviously Livi loved it! Any thoughts on taking kids? (Btw the other location up north has a big school bus out back for kids to play in!)

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      it’s not what i would call a “family” restaurant -more of a date night spot- but the family behind us also had their kids with them. i don’t want to jinx myself by saying this, but liv is awesome at restaurants. she sits in her seat and talks with us, and plays with some little toys we bring (like finger puppets and mini princess dolls). i think if your little guy isn’t screaming or running around, it’s NBD to take him with you. i don’t think they have high chairs though, so something to consider too

  20. lois on July 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Speaking of sushi … have you ever been to Sushi Ota in PB? It was my fav sushi spot when I was living in SD!

    Also, if you ever want to purchase sashimi-grade fish for any future family/friend sushi nights, Catalina Offshore Products (near Mission Bay) has a fish market that is worth checking out!

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      i haven’t heard of either of these! can’t wait to check them out – thank you!

  21. Laura @FitMamaLove on July 28, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    I really need to try and make sushi one of these days!

    I spent half the weekend at BlogHer and the other half recovering from it. πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on July 28, 2014 at 11:40 pm

      how was blogher?!

      • Laura @FitMamaLove on August 6, 2014 at 5:39 pm

        Just saw this reply now! It was great! Lots of fun to meet other bloggers and I learned a lot. Did a little recap on my blog. Now I’m looking forward to BlogFest even more!

  22. Cel on July 31, 2014 at 11:34 am

    omg where is your dress from? it looks gorgeous on you!

    • Fitnessista on July 31, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      thank you! banana republic. i think it’s on sale now too

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