Fondue It

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday πŸ˜€ Hope you’ve had a beautiful and relaxing weekend.

Dinner at the Melting Pot was pretty legendary last night.


Of course, I relish any opportunity to wear β€œreal” clothes and have a nice dinner πŸ˜€

Outfit shot:


The best part:


My seksi date:

pilot (3)

Yeahhhhhhh πŸ˜€

When we got to dinner, we got straight to biznazz and ordered a bottle of Riesling.


For our feast, we rolled with the Lobster Indulgence and made some substitutions.

*Warning: Most of my Gina-style of eating went out the window. Why? Because it’s very rare that we have a lovely cheese and chocolate coated meal, so I lived it up πŸ™‚

Spinach Artichoke cheese:


The dippers:


I was all over the wheaty bread pieces, carrots and apples.

For the salad, I chose the California salad with no cheese, since I was already eating my body weight in spinach artichoke dip.


The lobster indulgence: 2 lobster tails and shrimp (the filet, chicken and raviolis were for the pilot)




(The potatoes were also the pilot’s)

The veggie broth we cooked everything in:


The pilot and I have it down to a science. We cook the seafood and veggies first, then I help him cook the chicken and filet last. This way, his meatiness doesn’t contaminate my veg and seafood πŸ˜‰

And the best part….


Dark chocolate and BAILEYS

With a devilish array of dippers:

dippers (2)

Just when you think dessert is amazing on it’s own, go ahead and swirl it in a pot of dark chocolate and Bailey’s ;)  Foodgasms all around.

After our beautiful feast, we came back to the hotel.

Action shot:


We may or may not have had some champagne before crashing out. Yes, it was that kind of night πŸ™‚

Still, I was a trooper this morning and hit up a 90 minute power yoga class at M Body yoga, down the street. After yesterday’s class, I knew I couldn’t be this close to a yoga studio and not go. SO GLAD I went. It was an incredible class, and after sweating out the Riesling and champagne, I feel ahhhhmazing. It was also so cool to practice with a twitter friend!!! Thanks for joining me for class and hanging out, Pamela! It was so nice to meet you πŸ˜€

It’s a little stormy over here in J-ville today:


So instead of another beach day, we’re going to get ready and check out, hit up Whole Foods and Fresh Market, then get on the road back to Valdizzy.

See ya from the swampland πŸ˜‰



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  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin on March 21, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Wow that meal looks INCREDIBLE. I haven’t been to the Melting Pot in ages! And I’m super impressed you had it in you to get up and go to a power yoga class this AM!

  2. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on March 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

    You just gotta let loose when you’re having fondue at the Melting Pot….gotta! Life is too short not to. That looks like a crazy feast. Seafood is a wonderful thing. What a fabulous mini vacay.

  3. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on March 21, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Love the pilot pic! πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed your weekend at the beach!

  4. Tyler Ramey on March 21, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I think next time I am in Knoxvegas, I am going to have to stop at the Melting Pot, JUST FOR YOU!

    That food looked HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH-mazing. So did you, AND your date! hubba, hubba.

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2010 at 11:33 am

      thanks buddy- remind me to tell you a funny story πŸ˜‰

  5. Mo@MommyRD on March 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Fun night – and so glad you lived it up!

    PS-Where did you get those sandals?? Love them!

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2010 at 11:32 am

      they’re pink from victoria’s secret (online). my friend ashley ordered them and they were too small, so she gave them to me πŸ™‚

  6. Diane on March 21, 2010 at 11:31 am

    LOVE your dress, you look beautiful!!

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2010 at 11:33 am

      thank you! <3

  7. Kilee on March 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Yah! I’m so happy for you guys to get a weekend away at the coast. I know how refreshing that can be. Your dress & sandals are so pretty! Enjoy whole foods & fresh market and have a safe ride home. I bet the pups are excited to see you soon!

  8. Kilee on March 21, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I just remembered about the spring shape-up. Is it coming any time soon? So excited!

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm

      i hadn’t planned on a spring shape up but will possibly do another summer shape up

      • Kilee on March 21, 2010 at 6:23 pm

        Oh, I was confused… I must have been thinking of the summer shape up. Anyway, glad you had a fun weekend!

  9. Danielle on March 21, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Your dress is absolutely gorgeous…I LOVE maxi dresses. I lucked out the other day at Macy’s and found one on clearance for $7 (it’s an awesome turquoise.) I definitely need to go to the melting pot ASAP…I’ve never been!

  10. Kelly Michelle on March 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    mmmmmmmmmm love melting pot! Dessert is the best part. Love how flexible they are too, we always just get fruit and brownies and skip the rest, that way you get sooooo many choc covered strawberries and bananas. Love your plan for the meatiness, I do not like meat contaminating my veggies! Have you ever tried the veggie plate there? I usually get the seafood but the veggie plate sounds good too

  11. kalli@fitandfortysomething on March 21, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    LOVE the melting pot! yum! glad you enjoyed your feast πŸ™‚
    your shoes are super cute too…..

  12. Kelly on March 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Everyone has been going to the Melting Pot lately, I want to go! Looks like an amazing dinner.

  13. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    There’s a melting pot RIGHT by our house, and we so rarely go! LOVE your dress and shoes… did I ever tell you that i caved and bought those silver steve madden flowered sandals after I saw you?? I have a shoe problem…

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

      YES! see, wasn’t that an awesome investment? i’ve worn mine at least 100 times πŸ™‚

  14. Keri on March 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I usually try to sweat out a night of drinks with some exercise! Even if it feels awful at the time it helps to sweat out some of the guilt πŸ™‚

  15. Laura J. on March 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    What a fun weekend!! I’ve never been to the Melting Pot but I’ve heard it’s amazing! You and your pilot are too cute πŸ™‚ Love the action picture! haha

  16. Jenny on March 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    You and the Gus look absolutely gorgeous! So does that melting pot meal;)

  17. Mama Pea on March 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I, for one, LOVE that you threw the “Gina eating” out for the night. Almost as much as I love those AMAZING shoes!!!

  18. Jaclyn on March 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Cute dress, Gina! Looks like you guys had a great time–I love your little weekend escapes, so jealous! And, you’ve made me want to try MP, can’t believe i’ve never been!

  19. Trish on March 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    You guys are such a beautiful couple! The fondue looked divine!

  20. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on March 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    What a fun, fun night! You gotta live it up every once in a while, right? πŸ˜‰


  21. Rachel on March 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    OMG Where did you find that dress? I love it!

    That dessert looks sooooo good. I want to go there just for that!!

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2010 at 5:18 pm

      off 5th… pretty much my favorite store

  22. Danielle (Coffee Run) on March 21, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I love the dress and the shoes!

  23. Lindsay on March 21, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    wow! Totaly foodgasm! Love Lobster. And cute dress!

  24. Run Sarah on March 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Gina you looks gorgeous as always! Dinner looked amazing – I love fondue and the cheesy dip looks amazing!

  25. Karyn on March 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    i’ve never been to the melting pot but it looks so good! haha to that action shot, it’s great πŸ™‚

  26. kristi (sweet cheeks) on March 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    holy foodgasms!!!! I want to swim in that dip and dark chocolate mix. YUM.

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm

      ME TOO.
      swim.. with my mouth wide open πŸ™‚

  27. Paige @ Running Around Normal on March 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    That dress is SO gorgeous, Gina. The food looks delectable! Glad you got to enjoy a night out with the pilot πŸ™‚

  28. Anna on March 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    STUNNING dress!! I looooovveee the Melting Pot; chocolate+bailey’s = the BEST!!

  29. Lauren H. @ Lauren Loses It on March 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    The dessert plate looks amazing! We have a Melting Pot here in Kansas City, MO. I just need to go there. You (and the pilot of course) look amazing!

  30. Deirdre on March 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Looked like you had great time. I love your dress. Oh and the pilot looks hott as always. You are a very lucky woman!

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

      yes, i am a lucky girl πŸ™‚

  31. lilly on March 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    awww it looks like you had lots of fun! you and pilot are SO cute πŸ™‚

  32. Lauren @ eater not a runner on March 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Love the action shot πŸ˜‰ You guys are too cute, looks like a great night!

  33. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on March 21, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    LOOOOVE the shoes!! Where are they from?? πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

      they’re from vs online- pink collection πŸ™‚

  34. Katie on March 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Oooh I love the Melting Pot but haven’t been in sooo long. Looks like you had a fabulous time. Good for you for getting up and doing yoga!!

  35. Stephanie on March 21, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    That dinner looks phenomenal! We have yet to try a fondue restaurant, but it needs to happen soon πŸ˜€

    I got to finally meet the Pure2Raw girls at FitBloggin this weekend (we shared a glorious Lebanese feast Friday night) and they had nothing but wonderful things to say about you! Wish you could have come to FitBloggin too bc I would love to meet u – u are always so inspirational! Enjoy the rest of your weekend girl πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

      thats so awesome! oh i love my twinnie friends- so glad you got to meet them! i would have LOVED to have gone to fitbloggin. maybe next year???

      • Stephanie on March 21, 2010 at 6:05 pm

        The twins are seriously so sweet, we had such a good time! And their raw goodies were a hit, everyone adored them. I couldn’t have been happier for them πŸ™‚

        Next year it is… I think everyone is pumped already!

  36. Heather (Heather's Dish) on March 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    HOW FUN! i love the melting pot…it’s so good! i love all the little sauces they have to go with everything too πŸ™‚ YUM! sound like y’all are having a great time!

  37. christina cadden on March 21, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Looks like you guys had a great time!

  38. Hannah on March 21, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Looks like you had so much fun! The food looks so delish!

    I have a ?-Can you order that mung bean pasta online? I’m really curious to try it now that you like it! Can you get it at some whole foods stores?

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm

      yes, some whole foods have them and you can also order them online

  39. Jodie on March 21, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I love your dress and sandals. i can’t wait to wear summer clothes. It’s always good to getaway. Glad you had such a greta time.

  40. sharon on March 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    i LOVE those shoes!!! who makes them? love your blog btw πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 24, 2010 at 4:22 pm

      pink by victoria’s secret! πŸ™‚

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