Five: a random blog survey

Hi friends! Happy humpday! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far. Since we’ve still getting back in the swing of life after our little getaway, I thought today would be a perfect time to complete this little survey my friend Julie posted. I always enjoy reading these on other blogs, and also love when you play along in the comments section. It’s so much fun to learn more about all of you! <3 Here are my answers, and if you’d like, pick 3 questions and answer in the comments section. 

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Five places I’m dying to visit:

Ireland. The Pilot’s family has a bar in Dublin, and we definitely need to make a trip to check it out one of these years!

Spain. My great-grandmother was from Spain, and I’ve always adored Spanish culture and food. Seeing live flamenco in Spain is on the ol’ bucket list.

Italy (take me baaaaaack). Since we went to Italy, I’ve thought about going back It’s the most magical place I’ve ever visited, and we’re planning on heading back next summer. I think it’s going to be one of those places we can’t stay away from for too long.

Australia. My friend Lisa (who is from Australia) convinced me that this is a must-do. The scenery looks exquisite, and she’s proved to me that Australians are awesome, so there ya go.

Fiji. I just want to be here.

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(Source) (Ps while I was looking for that picture I came across Poseidon Undersea Resorts. WHAT. While it looks cool, I think it would freak me out a bit. Let me relax under this blanket of ocean life… with one eye open for the shark that might swim overhead, or the fear that the ceiling will start leaking. haha.)

Five foods I eat every day:

Eggs. It’s not a day until eggs have made an appearance.



Coffee (I consider coffee a source of nourishment haha)

Almond butter


Five talents I wish I had:

Graphic design. It takes me 18 years to make my workout graphics haha.

Fashion design. I would love to design some athletic pieces but would need to do a lot of research for development and actually bringing the designs to life. 

Eyebrow waxing. I go to Anastasia salon (in Nordstrom) to get my brows done, and they do an awesome job, but I always wish I could just do it myself. 

Photography. While I feel like it’s improved over the years, it’s something I’d still like to dramatically boost.

Composing. I used to play piano (and forgot everything I knew), but always thought it would be cool to compose music. I can read music and we had to compose some songs for music theory in high school, but I definitely was not good at it. 

Five healthy food bloggers I wish could cook for me every day:

Gina from Skinnytaste

Gena from the Full Helping

Brittany from Eating Bird Food

Ange from Oh She Glows

Ashley from Edible Perspective

Five Instagram accounts I love:

Insta accounts

Tuna melts my heart. Neck shrivels for days. I’m obsessed with Tuna.

Target does it again. Like we all need reasons to buy allthethings at Target.

Meandmisscshop – giving away all of my secrets here 🙂 She posts clothes and shoes -lots of kids’ stuff- for amazing prices. I get a lot of Livi’s shoes from this IG account.

Shauna Harrison. Such a powerhouse. I’m inspired every time I look at her page!

Misty Copeland. <3 <3

Five things I wear almost every day:

lululemon wunder unders

Bombas socks

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Miller sandals

Sunglasses (I’m like a bat in the sun without them)

The earrings the Pilot got me while we were in Valdosta

Five songs I listen to on repeat:

“Reaper” by Sia

“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” by Adele. Maybe my favorite Adele song ever? SO catchy.

“Downtown” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

“The Hum (Short Edit)” by Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Ummet Ozcan 

“Till It Hurts (feat Ayden)” by Yellow Claw. Love this one for cardio!

Five beauty products I use every day:

tarte BB cream

tarte eyeliner

Fresh lip shine in rose

Laura Mercier bronzer

Argan oil

Sephora finds 1 of 1

Five movies I can watch on repeat:

Love Actually. I have this one on the DVR all year to watch as a little pick-me-up.

Pretty Woman


Father of the Bride

How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days. The quote opportunities are endless.


Five books on my current reading list:

All the Light We Cannot See. I started to listen to this via Audible while driving, and it was a bit of a snoozer for the car ride. I still want to read the book, though. 

The Whole Brain Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

When Breath Becomes Air

Big Magic


Five random things I ate yesterday:

Ghirardelli Sea Salt Soiree chocolate (MY FAVE)

Tomato soup from Tender Greens

A protein donut

An almond butter and jelly sandwich from Better Buzz

Scrambled eggs with hot sauce 

So tell me friends: where would you like to visit? 5 books on your reading list? Any new beauty product faves you’re loving?



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  1. Shalama on February 17, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Spain is a great country to visit. I studied in Sevilla as a college student and traveled as much as possible throughout the entire country. I wish I could move back for the weather, people, food, culture and more. Hope you get to go.

  2. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on February 17, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Favorite movie: Something borrowed.
    Place I’m dying to visit: Argentina (p.s. I lived in Spain for a year, it’s the bomb!)
    Foods I eat everyday: Nuttzo chocolate nut butter, eggs, green tea
    A talent I wish I had: To be able to decorate like my Mom. She has amazing design eye and can put anything together. I’ve told her she needs to open her own business!

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      that movie was on last week and i caught the second half. i loved the book, but can’t wait to see the rest of the movie now!

  3. Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! on February 17, 2016 at 7:13 am

    What an awesome post idea! I might have to do one of these myself! But I also would love to go to Australia and Fiji, and I went to Dublin as a teenager and loved it! Everyday I wear some sort of fun socks–because what’s the use of socks if they aren’t fun?

  4. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on February 17, 2016 at 7:16 am

    All of those places!!! And Iceland, India, and Thailand 🙂
    I’m almost done with Help For The Haunted, surprisingly a pretty interesting quick read!
    No beauty products right now, this girls goes “naked” faced 😉

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      i would love to go naked face. these two little ones have left me pretty run down lately — i need all the help i can get haha 😉

  5. Bethany on February 17, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Love this! I’m headed to Italy in March! Any recommendations? We’ll be in Rome, Florence & Venice for a week. I went to Ireland two years ago and was surprised by how much I loved it! We stayed in a lot of B&B’s and the people there were so wonderful. It’s very beautiful!

    – Five places I’m dying to visit: EVERYWHERE 🙂 but Hawaii, New Zealand, Brazil, Alaska, and Portland currently top the list.
    – Five books on my reading list: This is only 3 but The 4-hour Workweek, Natural Born Heroes, and just started Food Lab. I recently finished & loved The Nightingale, The House at Riverton, and Home of the Brave if you need some recommendations.
    – Five random things I ate yesterday: Poppy seed bread (homemade by my mom for v-day! <3), egg casserole, chicken tikka massala (, spaghetti, and some ben & jerry's to top it all off 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      i have major italy jealousy. have so much fun!!!! we did rome and positano. in rome, eat here: it was my favorite meal there! it’s tucked away and so romantic for dinner 🙂

  6. Julie on February 17, 2016 at 7:29 am

    I looooove that Adele song too. I always bop around in the car when it’s on 🙂 I’m with you on keeping Love Actually on the DVR too! Since I’m too lazy to get the actual DVD out and watch it haha.

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      it’s so dance-y!

  7. Yarikza Alexander on February 17, 2016 at 7:46 am

    What a cool idea!
    I would love to go to Spain. I could watch Pretty Woman all day every day. I like to wear flip-flops every day. I MUST have coffee everyday.

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      pretty woman <3 richard gere is like a fine wine hahah

  8. Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me on February 17, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I’m studying abroad all summer in Spain, and I cannot wait! All of the places you want to go have been on my list, so I hope you get to see them all!

    As for your eyebrow waxing, girl I feel you! Have you given any thought to learning how to pluck with a tweezer? I used to spend wayyyy too much money on waxing, but now I just trim with hair scissors and pluck them. If I keep up with it every few days, it makes it a lot more manageable, and I now save $240 a year! Agh, I cringe thinking that I used to spend that much on it. 🙁

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      <--- JEALOUS i know how to tweeze, but i don't know how to shape. when they shape my brows, they look SO much better than when i just clean them up with tweezers. every time i go, it's $36 though!

  9. Coleen on February 17, 2016 at 8:10 am

    I am about 3/4 of the way through of All the Light We Cannot See on audio and I am still not that into it. I hate it when people rave about books and I just don’t get it.

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      i could not do the audio version. i was like i’m going to crash if i have to listen to this hahaha

  10. Hillary on February 17, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I agree — these blog posts are always fun. And yes — chocolate and coffee, every day.

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:16 pm


  11. Amanda @ Cheers to the Weekends on February 17, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I would LOVE to visit Thailand. Or go back to Brazil. It is definitely one of my favorite places in the world. I also just got the tarte liquid eyeliner. I am desperately trying to learn how to make a cat eye. No luck yet! The new Harry Potter book is also on my reading list!! HP nerd all the way!

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      the tarte eyeliner is the best i’ve tried. it lasts a long time and goes on smoothly. hp nerds unite! haha

  12. Alicia on February 17, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Well where have I been?! Didn’t know there was an 8th Harry Potter book! Will be getting THAT asap! lol

    Ireland is a top travel wish. So is Banff and Australia

    I eat Salsa chicken everyday. Mix it up in tortilla, on chips, on salad etc. Great Lunch option

    That is a great Adele song. I have her, The Decemberists(Make You Better), City & Colour(Lover Come Back & Killing Time) on repeat right now.

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      love salsa chicken, too! anything that can be used as a vessel for salsa, really 😉
      city and colour is perfect chill music <3

  13. Amanda on February 17, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I’m also dying to visit Fiji! Dying!

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      it looks incredible!

  14. Cara on February 17, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I would love to visit Hawaii, but not the flight:( I hate flying…I am almost done with the book, “Bread and Wine”, it’s hands down probably my fave book ever!!!

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      the flight was terrible. it was worth it, though

  15. Jessie R on February 17, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Ah love these posts! You should def. add Me Before You to your reading list, the movie is coming out this summer, and it looks amazing!!
    Places I’m really wanting to visit: Peru, Istanbul, Jordan, Italy, Japan
    Books on my To Read list: And the Mountains Echoed, Better Than Before, All That Is Solid Melts into Air, The Martian, and Cameron Diaz’s new book that comes out this Spring! I loved the Body Book 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      i heard it was sad? is that true?
      and the mountains echoed is absolutely beautiful. such vivid writing <3 i will definitely check out cameron dial's new book when it's out!

      • Jessie R on February 18, 2016 at 7:42 am

        Me Before You is def. sad, but it’s such a great story, JoJo Moyes is a great author.

        I’ve read Khaled Hosseini’s other books, but keep putting off that one. It’s on hold at the library.

    • Bethany on February 17, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      I am currently living in Japan! It is pretty amazing! Totally different culture from living in the U.S. and Europe!

  16. Cindy on February 17, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Random question – what’s your favorite hot sauce for scrambled eggs?

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      cholula or the salsa hacienda from trader joe’s

  17. Amy S on February 17, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Oooh I love surveys!
    Places I’m dying to visit: Kauai (went for my honeymoon – now desperate to go back, lol), Japan, Ireland, England, Sedona (going for the first time in April!!)
    Random things I ate yesterday: Graham crackers with almond butter, pasta fagoli soup, white chocolate covered pretzel, dried cranberries

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      oh you will love sedona! such a magical place <3

  18. Emily on February 17, 2016 at 10:34 am

    SO MUCH YES for that Adele song!!!! Just throwing that out there. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      ahhhh i LOVE it

  19. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on February 17, 2016 at 11:45 am

    We have the same movie taste. I love Love Actually!

    • Fitnessista on February 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      THE BEST 🙂

  20. Meagan Leanne on February 17, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I was born in Australia and lived there until I was 10. To me, it’s the most beautiful place in the world. You HAVE to go! As for 5 places I’m dying to visit: Tahiti, Fiji, Switzerland, Italy, and St. Lucia! Hopefully I’ll start knocking these off soon!

  21. Bethany on February 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Food I eat every day: eggs
    Talent I wish I had: singer
    Something I wear almost every day: Old Navy lounge pants
    Beauty product I use every day: coconut oil <—-kinda beauty products =)
    Five random things I ate yesterday: oatmeal, dark chocolate, huge kale salad, peanut butter, frozen dark cherries with shipped cream (it’s a pregnancy thing I think)

  22. Barb on February 17, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I want to visit Bora Bora and stay in an over-water bungalow. Heaven.

    LOVE Tarte BB cream. I find that it fades fast, however. But it is like butttttttter.

  23. masala girl on February 17, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    i love how 4 of your 5 foods were in that picture 😀 😀 and i’m surprised eggs weren’t shown! haha 🙂
    and even if it wasn’t up there, i think we all know you eat eggs and they aren’t that *random* 😉
    On travel: I’m the SAME way with Italy. and Finland. my two favorite places! If you want to add a place on your list, visit a Scandinavian country! the culture is fantastic and they have DELICIOUS berries! preserved all year round.

  24. Janelle @ Wholly Healthy on February 18, 2016 at 12:13 am

    That underwater resort looks really cool to me – I always find watching those sea life documentaries so relaxing!

  25. Lisa @ Life as Lisa Knows It on February 18, 2016 at 5:16 am

    A book to put on your reading list : That Night by Chevy Stevens. I highly recommend it – it was one of the best books that I have read in a very long time. 🙂

  26. Jessica on February 18, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Would love to visit: New Zealand (again), Maldives (again), Turkey, Denmark, and probably some sort of Caribbean island 🙂

    5 books on my list: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (borrowed from a colleague); Living Your Yoga; Hard-Boiled Wonderland (been on my shelf forever); I’m probably due to read another Atwood….hmmm can’t think of anything else!

  27. Katherine @ A (Fit) Girl and Her Dog on February 18, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Yesss! This was just the inspiration I needed to look into my next vacation! I totally want to go to Italy!

  28. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves on February 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I might be going to Dublin to study abroad this fall! It’s one of the places I really want to visit as well (obvs). What is the name of Pilot’s family’s bar? I’ll hit it up if I go!

    • Fitnessista on February 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      i will ask him! i think it’s the o’harney but i’ll double check

  29. brittany on February 18, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I love surveys like this! I kind of want to do it now.

    Also, I will gladly cook for you anytime! Wished you lived closer so that I could. <3

  30. Cassie T on February 18, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    You should totally follow @targetstyle on Instagram 🙂

  31. Justine Mckenzie on February 19, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Banff, PEI, Tofino, Quebec City, Tobermory…… And that’s just my Canada list

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