just take me to Wally World

Hey hey! How’s the day treating ya? Thank you for all of the awesome feedback (and shares/pins!!) on yesterday’s post. I’m so happy you enjoyed it and can use it as a resource to shuffle your workouts right now. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I made a master list of my favorite free fitness resources right now and how to combine them into an effective plan.

Today, we’re just heading into the new “usual” and somehow finding a bit of routine in all of this. Liv’s Zoom class meetings and dance classes have added a bit of structure to our days. (And the 9am ones force us to get out of our pajamas!)

Some adventures from lately:

Takeout from our beloved Calle Tepa,

The girls slept in the tent again,

We dragged out the infamous unicorn sprinkler,

We hid eggs in the yard at Kyle and Meg’s for the kiddos to find

(Kyle texted me that pic while they were out hunting for the eggs. I miss EJ and Augs so much my heart hurts)

Some solid workouts (I did a Peloton, BODYPUMP, and Amanda Kloots dance workout)

The girls and I made a cake,

(used this recipe and added a little almond extract so it tasted like wedding cake. So good with strawberry jam filling and store-bought frosting since we’d already used a stick of butter in the cake and butter is a precious commodity right now.)

started a new book

(City of Girls + a margarita)

and we spent a lot of time hanging out: playing cards, doing a couple of fun art projects, and watching movies.

After the girls were asleep, the Pilot and I watched National Lampoon’s Vacation. I wasn’t introduced to Christmas Vacation until a couple of years and it’s quickly become my favorite Christmas movie. (I think I watched 6 times last season!) Naturally, I need to make my way through the rest of the movies in the franchise because this type of comedy is right up my alley. Young Chevy Chase just cracks me up. The manic look in his eyes, the car singing, and his chill demeanor despite the fact that disaster follows him everywhere never ceases to make me laugh.

So I have to know: are there any “classic” movies you’ve never seen? Any classics that you didn’t see for the first time until recently?

Anything you LOVE that we should add to the movie list during this time?

A while back, I started a list in the notes on my phone of movies we need to enjoy with the girls. Please leave any kid-friendly movies you love, too!

(Check out that battery life. Livi’ on the edggggeeeee.)

Hope it’s a good day for ya. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!



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  1. Kim Chapleski on April 7, 2020 at 7:07 am

    My daughter love, love, loved parent trap! Another fav not on your list – cheaper by the dozen with Steve Martin.

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm

      cheaper by the dozen is such a great one!
      we tried to watch parent trap last summer but they didn’t get into it. maybe they’d like it now that they’re a little older!

  2. Lauren on April 7, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Mrs. Doubtfire!!!

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:58 pm

      this is one of my all-time faves!

  3. Alaina on April 7, 2020 at 10:03 am

    For the girls, Annie!
    For the adults, Pretty Woman!

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:58 pm

      ok thanks to your comment, i started pretty woman last night and it was everything i needed. i hadn’t seen it in years! SO so good

  4. Jessie R on April 7, 2020 at 11:36 am

    I finally watched Home Alone for the first time this past holiday season! It was so good 😀 I want to watch Homeward Bound soon, what a classic 🙂 We watched Mrs. Doubtfire a few weekends ago, it was amazing as always.

    I hope you enjoy City of Girls, I really enjoyed it!

    • Sarah on April 8, 2020 at 9:54 am

      Pippy Longstocking and Wild Hearts Cam’t Be Broken

      • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:55 pm

        AHHH such great ones!

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:58 pm

      loooooove mrs. doubtfire! one of my fave movies of all time

  5. Danielle R on April 7, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Father of the Bride!

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      omg YES

  6. Sam on April 7, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Camp Nowhere!! And it’s on Disney+ . Goonies is another one.
    You had a lot of the others I’d recommend (Princess Bride, Cool Runnings, Mary-Kate and Ashley movies)

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      LOL i had the biggest crush on andrew keegan back in the day 🙂

  7. Stacey on April 7, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    The movie “Little Giants”. It’s centered around a kids football team, featuring one girl determined to play with the boys. Not sure if your girls would be interested in that, but I enjoyed it when I was young 😉

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      i totally forgot about this movie, but it’s such a great one!

  8. Elizabeth on April 7, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Sound of Music was a recent hit for my girls!

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      the girls LOVE this one!

  9. Abby on April 7, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    We watched Honey I Shrunk the Kids last weekend and our kids (5 & 7) loved it!!

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      ok, we’re watching this one tomorrow!

  10. Rachael Schiffman on April 7, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Look who’s talking now, two man and a little lady, curly sue

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      these are all classics!!!!

  11. Denise on April 7, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Swiss Family Robinson
    Our kids loved it (2 girls 9 and 11, 2 boys 5 and 7)

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:56 pm

      i’ve never seen it!! maybe we’ll have to check it out this weekend

  12. Liz on April 8, 2020 at 9:07 am

    The muppet movies (the originals- muppet treasure island, muppet christmas carol etc), Secret Garden, a Little Princess, and the original Anne of Green Gables and original Little Women.

    • Emily on April 8, 2020 at 9:37 am

      Muppets take Manhattan was on amazon prime and I made my daughter watch it.she loved it, but there were advertisement breaks in the middle that she was not used to from us always streaming movies. Ugh haha.

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:56 pm

      these are all awesome suggestions! i forgot about secret garden!

  13. Emily on April 8, 2020 at 9:35 am

    I just wanted to drop in and thank you for continuing to post during this time. I am especially loving your “everyday” type posts right now. It brings a sense of normalcy and connection. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:56 pm

      thank you so much for reading and for such a sweet comment. so thankful for the blog world during such an isolating time <3

  14. andrea on April 8, 2020 at 12:31 pm


  15. Kelly on April 8, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    It’s already on your list, but I just saw Jumanji for the first time this past weekend! My six year-old loved it, and I cried at the end (as usual).

    • Fitnessista on April 8, 2020 at 11:55 pm

      did you watch the new one or the old one??

      • Kelly on April 9, 2020 at 6:32 am

        The one from 1995. I think I was just a little too old when it came out to care about it. I forgot about the new one!

  16. Alli O on April 12, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    I have tons on my list of classics that I’ve never seen lol. Titanic, Star Wars, the goonies, lord of the rings, anything scary (hate scary movies), pretty in pink, 16 candles…I’m just not much of a movie person, oh well!

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