Father’s Day weekend

Hi friends! Love the SSU excitement for week 2! Keep those check-ins coming.

Hope you had a great weekend! Ours was full of fun adventures, like taco night,  

celebrating the man of the house,

Fathers day

and you know, just chilling with seals.

Hanging out w seal

This guy was lounging on the beach like, “Take my picture. And bring me some fish.”

I think the seals in La Jolla must be used to having people around, because they were swimming right up to the shore to say hi to everyone (which sounded like a mixture between snort and groan). I feel like I could watch them slither up and slide down the rocks, glide through the water, and roll around in the sand, all day. It never gets old. 

Childrens pool

We ended up spending a lot of time in La Jolla this weekend and each time, we’re reminded why we used to vacation there. It’s such a beautiful spot, and packed with delicious restaurants, things to see.. and places to shop. 🙂

W liv in la jolla

Friday night, we ended up eating dinner at Puesto for street tacos. The tortillas are made fresh in-house, the horchata is frozen (Livi’s fave) and the guacamole is to dieeeeee for. 

Tacos for days:

Taco love

(I got the chili verde chicken, chicken al pastor, and potato soy chorizo)

and my dates. 🙂

Tom and liv

After dinner, we told Liv we’d make a stop at the deli for a cookie. They were in the process of closing up the interior, but kindly sold us a dog-shaped cookie before the shop closed.

Lj cookies

Sunday morning, we got to celebrate Father’s Day! Livi and I set out cards and gifts for the Pilot -he’s been needing new workout clothes, so we hooked him up with some shirts and shorts from lulu- and a framed picture of him with Liv for his office. After sleeping in (which was a gift for everyone haha), we headed to Richard Walker’s for breakfast. They have a variety of breakfast offerings, from stuffed pancakes and waffles to baked omelets and bacon. 


Brunch at rw

(I got the oatmeal, eggs and turkey sausage, and had some bites to try Liv’s strawberry waffle and the Pilot’s cherry pancakes)

We walked around the park so Liv could run around,

Lj park

and came back home for cleanstravaganza. Since last week was pretty crazy with returning from Hawaii later than expected (and then our clothes washer officially stopped working in time for the laundry haul we had to do), we fell behind on household stuff. We blitzed through quite a bit this weekend, and took Liv to see Inside Out. I’m convinced that Pixar can do no wrong. It was beautiful; profound, fun, and heartwarming. The short film before the movie, Lava, had me fighting the dinosaur cry into our popcorn. 

I also caught a yoga class at Prana, which was a vinyasa flow. I’ve been modifying my practice quite a bit -I’m filming a video this week with all of the pregnancy yoga modifications I can think of, so please let me know if you have any questions or requests!- and found that I didn’t have to do anything dramatically different for this class, which was nice. Our instructor read some verses from “Radiance Sutras,” which I’m doing to look at downloading. So good.

Yoga mat

This morning was BODYPUMP and playing at the park, and now I’m hanging out here before getting ready for spin. 
Hope you have a wonderful night!



Something to do: this barre burner! It’s 20 minutes and will work your entire body. 🙂 

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  1. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on June 22, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I loved being able to see the seals the last time I was in San Francisco!

  2. Mary on June 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Ahhh I can’t wait to come down to SD! I’m headed down for 4th of July, because Coronado for the 4th is AMAZING. 8k run in the morning, parade, beach, fireworks… soo so much fun!

  3. masala girl on June 22, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    housemade tortillas. and those black beans. bring me some? <3 <3

  4. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on June 22, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I want to see Inside Out! And oh my yum that Mexican food looks amazing!

  5. Kimberly on June 22, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    That breakfast looks amazing! You have a beautiful family.

    • Fitnessista on June 22, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      thank you <3 hope you had a great weekend!

  6. Sarah on June 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Sweet family 🙂
    Where are your pretty gold sandals from?!

    • Fitnessista on June 22, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      thank you! they’re the lilly pulitzer for target sandals. my friend betsy picked them up for me while she was braving the shopping insanity that day

  7. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood on June 22, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Oh I am so jealous of the SEALS! I so wish I lived somewhere I could go and look at seals all day!

    • Fitnessista on June 22, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      they are so fun to watch 🙂

  8. Jessica on June 22, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    HA! The picture of you and the seal kills me! We took our dog to La Jolla once and the sounds of the seals petrified her. Who knows what it is about fat, little creatures that are so cute?!

  9. Becca on June 22, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    We were just there last week!!! We spent all day Friday at La Jolla!!!! I am pretty sure I sat and watched the seals for 2 hours! My kids were totally board, but loved running around the big grassy area! <3

  10. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on June 23, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Those seals sound so fun! Over here on the east coast, we see a ton of dolphins where we go to the beach in Cape May, NJ. Sometimes there will be dozens and if you’re really lucky, they’ll put on a little show. It never gets old 🙂

  11. Casey on June 23, 2015 at 6:32 am

    I loved LAVA! As much as I liked Inside Out, LAVA was hands down the best part.

  12. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on June 23, 2015 at 6:58 am

    That Mexican food looks delicious! The seals are so cute. How lucky you saw them.

  13. Cassie on June 23, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Prenatal yoga tips! Yes!!

  14. Jamie on June 23, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I’m not sure what a “stuffed” pancake is, but it sounds delicious and like something I need to try : )

  15. Samantha on June 23, 2015 at 7:20 am

    We’ve tried to get stationed in SD. All your pics make it look great! Beware of the sea lions, males are very territorial! (we have to watch out for them here in WA when we SUP). My husband is a submariner and said the other day as he crossed the brow, one flopped right up on the bow of the boat, grunted at him, and proceeded to enjoy a bit of sunning time topside. 😉

  16. Stephanie W on June 23, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I love that dress on you, Gina!!

  17. Alicia on June 23, 2015 at 8:05 am

    I have been looking for a new yoga mat, what kind is that? love it

  18. Britt@MyOwnBalance on June 23, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Loved yoga when I was pregnant! I found the online classes from My Yoga Works to be really great for pregnancy yoga.

  19. Ashley on June 23, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I was in San Diego this weekend and used your blog for places to visit! I was also at Puesto on Friday night!

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