fourth, fair, and fireworks

Hi friends! How are you? Hope you enjoyed the long weekend, and had a very happy July 4th! We had a blast hanging out with friends, completed some much-needed to-dos around the house, and chilled with the fam. It was perfect. 

Here are some pics from our weekend adventures:

Better Buzz date


The Pilot and I were able to grab a quick breakfast together Friday morning at Better Buzz. While their coffee is the undisputed star of the show -if you’re ever in town, you have to get the Best Drink Ever- they also have amazing meals and snacks. I ordered the breakfast sandwich on gluten-free bread, which had turkey, egg, and chipotle sauce. 

Better buzz date

Lunch at Little Lion and walking Sunset Cliffs

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Little lion

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Sunset cliffs

The Del Mar Fair


Saturday evening, we braved the insane crowds and headed to the Del Mar fair. It was the Pilot’s first time, and Liv and I hadn’t been since our first summer here in San Diego. Unlike last time, which was sweltering hot and super busy, it was breezy and perfect, and the kids’ area wasn’t crowded at all. We originally planned to head back around 8:30 since P crashes around 7. We weren’t sure how long we’d be able to push it, but she was completely happy until we left at 10pm. Party. Animal. She chilled in the Ergo (the Pilot and I took turns so we could each take Liv on some rides), while Liv enjoyed riding as many rides as possible.


I always get a kick out of seeing the various types of fair food (like a triple-decker Krispy Kreme donut burger. What?!), and when I saw people walking around with these, I knew I wanted to try one.

Shrimp stuffed pineapple

Half a pineapple filled with pineapple chunks, white rice, and grilled shrimp. It was SO GOOD, and how awesome would that be for a summer BBQ idea?! Definitely copying sometime soon.

4th of July

Otf class

4th of July started off with a sweaty power Orangetheory workout. We did timed rowing and treadmill sprint intervals, interspersed with ultimate burpees, plyo and core exercises. It was a tough one!! I love getting in a workout first thing on holidays, because you have the rest of the day to enjoy the festivities. I feel like I make smarter choices when I’ve gotten in a workout, too. I had a giant salad for lunch and some veggies to wash down the generous amount of wine that was consumed that night. 😉

Movie date

That afternoon, I took Livi and one of her best friends to see Finding Dory. I’d really been wanting to see a movie at The LOT (you can check out my review of the La Jolla location here!), and the girls went crazy for the giant reclining seats.

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You can order from their full menu during the show, so the girls shared popcorn and M&Ms while I enjoyed a kale, quinoa, strawberry and goat cheese salad. It certainly takes the movie experience to the next level! Also the movie was everything I thought it would be: beautifully-designed, funny, and made me hold back the dinosaur tears. 

That evening, we got ready to meet up with friends at a BBQ. We snapped a couple of family pics before heading out.

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and watched the fireworks from our patio after the party. 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too. <3

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  1. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on July 5, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Looks like you guys had a fun weekend! I can’t believe the girls stayed up until 10pm. I can’t even stay up that late haha. I came down with a cold so lots of resting. Only I would get sick in the summer.

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      they were party animals haha.
      hope you feel better soon!

  2. Brittany on July 5, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Wow. Your lunch from Little Lion looks amazing! Sounds like a fun 4th of July weekend. I love the red dress btw.

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      thank you so much! hope you had a wonderful weekend, too!

  3. Carolyn on July 5, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Gina, will you share where your black sunglasses are from? (in the coffee date pics)

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2016 at 10:55 pm


      • Carolyn on July 6, 2016 at 4:23 am


  4. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on July 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

    That beach looks gorgeous!

    I’m looking forward to the summer shape up – I really enjoy it every year!

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      so happy to hear you enjoy it, too!

  5. India on July 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    So fun! Cute family pic at the end. Did your HIIT & Row workout today. AMAZING, as always. Thanks, Gina. Can’t wait for Monday.

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      yayyyyy so happy you liked it!

  6. Jennifer on July 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    We have something called movie Tavern that is similar and I took my kiddo to finding dory for his first movie! Loved it! Looking forward to SSU 🙂

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      that is so awesome! yay, so happy you’re joining in the fun 🙂

  7. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on July 5, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    What a fun pineapple dish!

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      it was so good!

  8. Jen on July 5, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I love your red striped dress. Would you mind telling us where you got it?

    • Fitnessista on July 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      thank you! old navy! for $15 🙂

  9. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats on July 6, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Omg I’m DYING to see Finding Dory!!

  10. Christine Plaza on July 6, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Awesome blog! I am a San Diego native too and got the pineapple chicken bowl at the fair! It was so good my family ended up copying it for our 4th of July BBQ! I’ve been wanting to try out that movie theater in La Jolla. I also cooked a couple of the items I found here the rest I plan on cooking this week!

  11. Sam @ Barrister's Beet on July 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Looks like you guys had a fun 4th!! can’t wait for SSU ’16!

  12. masala girl on July 12, 2016 at 4:27 am

    isnt finding dory adorable! (or.. a-dory-ble… haha sorry). i definitely had a few tears! also super jealous of you and your OTF!! i’m so sad that i can only take classes in the summer. the cons of going to school in a college town, haha

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