Green juice chat

Hi friends! How was the weekend? I hope you had a wonderful one. Ours was filled with events – a very typical Maycember – but lots of fun time with friends and family. We had a birthday party, graduation party, dance party, and I taught a couple of classes.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a little catch-up post around here. While I wish I could have a green juice or coffee with you in real life, virtual will have to do for now. 🙂 So please grab a green juice or coffee, let’s share a giant pastry, and catch up a bit on life!

If we were having green juice right now…

I’d ask you about summer plans! I always love to hear what you’re up to over the summer, camps the kiddos are doing, and if you have upcoming travels.

I’d also tell you about our upcoming trip to Italy and Greece! I’m SO so looking forward to it (the scenery! the food! the SHOPPING) and the kiddos can’t wait, too. If you have any tips for jet lag, please send them my way lol.

Also, I’m having the hardest time finding sandals with a strap that don’t look like old lady sandals or toddler shoes. If you have any Europe sandals (with a heel strap) that are comfy for all day walking and still stylish, pleeeeease lmk. I don’t want to go the Birks or Tevas route, and am just looking for something neutral, comfy and cute! I’ll be wearing these unicorn sandals and my white Vivobarefoots while we walk around and explore.

If we were having green juice right now, I’d tell ya that I’m thisclose to finishing my Integrative Health Practitioner Level 2 certification and am so pumped about it. I could have blasted through the material and finished quickly, but I wanted to make sure I absorbed as much as possible and truly learned everything I could. I’ll also repeat modules to review material later on because it’s a LOT. I can’t wait to put this into practice, interpret real-life test results, and help clients and friends make some incredible and positive life changes.

I’d also probably tell ya about a program that I’ve been working on, and will be sharing later this summer/ early fall / when it’s finished. It really is the whole package and it’s something I wish would have existed when I was in the depths of my health journey. When I wanted to nap all day, couldn’t wake up in the morning, depending on sugar, had horrible anxiety, I wish this would have existed.

I’ll share more soon, but it’s going to be geared towards moms who feel completely burned out and want to find more joy and balance in their life. If you want the info first, just comment WAITLIST on this post (and that your email address with your comment is valid; it won’t be published but I can save it to send you the info when everything is ready).

If we were having green juice right now, I’d tell you that we’re a year and a half away from closing the chapter on military life. And since we’re just chatting and having a juice together, I’d tell ya the truth. I’m ready. The Pilot has had a long, wonderful career, I’m incredibly proud of him, and we’ve met some great friends. At the same time, I can’t even imagine what it will be like to have him home more often (even when he’s flying commercially again) without the pressure, instability, and urgency that often accompanies this life.

I’d want to know if you’ve found any new restaurants or enjoyed any new fitness classes lately. I’ve been LOVING Lagree – we don’t have a studio here but it’s something I enjoy taking when we travel- and hot yoga has felt extra amazing. Restaurant-wise, we have some places opening here in Tucson: True Food is FINALLY coming. For local fare, I definitely recommend BATA for my Tucson friends who haven’t been already.

So tell me, friends: what’s going on in your world? What are you looking forward to the most right now? Any summer travel plans? If you could design a wellness program to help with anything you’re experiencing, what would you include?? (<— this would help me a ton as I finish designing the framework!)

Happy Monday, friends. Thanks for being here today and I’ll see ya tomorrow!


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  1. Theresa on May 22, 2023 at 8:18 am


  2. Kelly on May 22, 2023 at 9:13 am


  3. Kelly on May 22, 2023 at 9:15 am


    These are the shoes I wore last year in Italy and they were perfect!! Travel Fashion Girl recommended them. If you look at her site, she has TONS of recommendations for shoes and clothes and packing. And her Facebook group is .

    • Fitnessista on May 22, 2023 at 1:29 pm

      THANK YOU!!

  4. Wendy Heath on May 22, 2023 at 9:47 am


  5. Mari on May 22, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Wow Italy and Greece!!! I remember you mentioned in the past how much you loved visiting Italy in the past so that’ll be so awesome to experience it with your girls! It’s seriously one of those countries where I always say “I can’t believe people get to live here all year in real life” whenever I visit! Hope it’s an amazing trip! I’m going to be visiting California (LA, Orange County), Austin, and Philadelphia this summer. I’m most excited about visiting California!

    • Fitnessista on May 22, 2023 at 1:29 pm

      yes, i can’t wait to share it with the girls! it’s such a magical place. and the FOOD. ahhhh
      sounds like you have an amazing summer ahead!!

  6. Valerie on May 22, 2023 at 12:15 pm


  7. Emily on May 22, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Have your ventured into the world of barefoot sandals yet?? Because there are sooooooo many cute options that could work for that!

    • Fitnessista on May 22, 2023 at 1:28 pm

      no but i can’t find any barefoot ones that look cute and not like i’m going on a hike! please lmk if you have any that you love!

      • Allison on May 22, 2023 at 5:52 pm

        I wore a pair of gold Old Navy T strap sandles through all of Italy (I know, I know haha) but they were comfortable and cute, no issues! I also wore Bob’s all white sneakers, loved those as well. Have a great time!!

  8. Amanda Howell on May 22, 2023 at 1:40 pm


  9. Rachael P on May 22, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    I wore a vision of these sandals from Sorel all over Portugal last year and they were super comfy!

    These are good as well:

    I hope you have a great trip!

  10. Erika on May 22, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    WAITLIST – can’t wait for this!!

    Our summer is full of sports camps and games, camping as a family, and some summer school programs. We don’t have a vacation planned but will most likely get in at least one long weekend somewhere.

  11. Brittney Adams on May 22, 2023 at 5:02 pm


  12. Alicia on May 22, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    Just wore these all over Tuscany. Two thumbs up for comfort plus compliments from Italians. 😉

  13. Deanna on May 22, 2023 at 5:56 pm

    I love Pons sandals! I have the style with the ankle strap and they look so much cuter on than they do online. I wore them daily in Vietnam for 2 weeks and they were so comfy and somehow didn’t smell. They’re not a rue sandal, but they’re easy and cute and last for ages

  14. Emily on May 22, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    Italy and Greece sound fun (but not for me, I’m a cold weather gal lol). I’m taking a road trip in 2 weeks with a friend from Philadelphia out to Washington State! Super excited about that. I’m also doing a hiking/backpacking trip in Banff and Jasper in Canada later this summer, which I’m totally stoked for!!

  15. Amanda on May 24, 2023 at 7:48 am


  16. Beth on May 24, 2023 at 3:12 pm


  17. Crystal on May 25, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    This summer, for the first time ever, I’m taking a weeklong STAYcation! I am so excited. I’m going to get a facial, massage, mani and pedi, and I’ll do yoga and take long walks every day, and go to lunch with my friends who work from home. Can’t wait. I’m jealous of your Italy and Greece trip though!

    • Fitnessista on May 29, 2023 at 12:44 pm

      that sounds amazing! have the best time!!

  18. Vicki on May 26, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    I walk all over Europe in Fitflops, they have lots of different leather styles (not flip flop;) & nice slight platform, I agree I don’t want to look like I’m hiking or wearing athletic shoes, I have many styles & they’re my go-to’s, here’s just an example =

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