“Let’s Go Out to Breakfast”

Hi friends! How’s your day been? <3

I’m a late blogger tonight- it was a crazy day! The kind where on my only 30 minute break, instead of writing a quick blog post, I needed to close my eyes for a second in silence haha.

Thank you so much for your sweet comments about having a wait date– fingers crossed! Like I said, I just want to be with my hubby. I really like him 🙂

In my last post, I also mentioned that my eats have been a little lackluster lately

Figured out why:

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good eggs

salad4 soup

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Many of the things I’ve eaten this past week have been made by total strangers. Just in this past week alone, I’ve had Blanco taqueria, Chipotle, Sweet Tomatoes, Good Egg, Eclectic Cafe, juice from Whole Foods and am going out with friends tomorrow night.

What’s happened to me?!

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I’ve turned into a RESTUARANT MONSTER!!!

When we lived in Valdosta, we went out to eat about once a week. I made dinner at home (for two people.. one of whom eats like a family of four), and the meals we enjoyed in V-town were very expensive (100+ for both of us) so it was a special treat. In Tucson, I’m surrounded by amazing restaurants (Mexican food!!!!), have been so so busy (which is a lame excuse) and going out to eat is a very social thing for my family and friends. Whenever I talk to family, which is quite a few times a day, our conversation ends with saying “let’s go to breakfast”… and I love our breakfasts 😀

MY OTHER VIDEOS

I have to give myself props for knowing how to navigate menus like a pro. Whatever I order is totally healthy and I always feel good (and happy!!!) after I eat. For cost and excitement purposes, I’m going to make a conscious effort to get back to my roots, plan out my eats for this next week, and get my booty back in the kitchen.

Amen.

(Quite a few bloggers have been focusing on eating at home more recently, so I’m excited to use them as inspiration!)

Since it’s Fashion Friday, I thought I’d ask ya what you think about doing my fashion-y posts more in this format:

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(Shirtdress, hawt heels, rose ring, clutch)

Let me know what you think, and for next week’s I’ll have a post collage of some of my favorite spring outfits 🙂

I’m off to visit Viesa and her new family since they’re in town for the weekend, and then call it a night!
xoxo

Gina

Something to talk about: How often do you go out to eat?? Are you trying to make a conscious effort to eat at home more often, too?

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68 Comments

  1. KimLivesHealthy on February 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    The fashion collage looks great b/c you can see the whole outfit together – thank you!

    We’re saving up for a home too so definitely making an effort to dine in more, even on a Saturday night. We still each go out to lunch once a week just to keep from going insane at work, but cutting back on dinner and breakfast out (easy since we just gave up eggs and that’s what most places serve for bfast). This morning we shared a big bowl of bfast cookie dough 🙂

  2. Steph on February 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I totally hear you on eating out. I feel so blah when I eat out too much. I try very hard to bring my lunch every day and not to go out to eat too often at night. You always make such good choices though! I love you FF posts, but I would really love to see what you actually wear now and then. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      thank you!!i’m trying to incorporate more of that fo sho 🙂

  3. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on February 19, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    We eat out way more than we should! I think we ate out 4 of the past 5 days! 😮 I really need to focus on eating at home more, especially because I already bought the food! It’s just so convenient to pop in to a restaurant for a bite while you’re already out and hungry, instead of driving 20 miles back home and cooking for an hour. Bad habit that I need to break, lol!

  4. Doc (The Healthy PhD) on February 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    All of your restaurant meals seem so tasty, though!

    Usually I eat a lot of home cooking, and the fiance goes out to lunch. But….since he crashed his car, he has to stay at work and not go out to lunch, so I pack him lunches. We don’t go out to dinner very often, but we do things like salad bars and sandwiches sometimes.

  5. Errign on February 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I get dinner or a drink out with my girlfriends once or twice a week, spending maybe 20$ at most on dinner & a drink. I eat lunch at one of the on-campus eateries once a week, maybe, so I do pretty good. 🙂

    I am proud of myself so far this semester, every day I’ve been on campus through lunch, I’ve packed myself eats! I really like EasyLunchboxes containers, because they fit a sandwich & two sides perfectly, then I just bring a baggie of veggies for snackin’ 🙂

  6. Kelly on February 19, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I love eating out because I always feel like it’s a “date night” when we do, but I always seem to feel that the only healthy options on the menu are salads. I love salads, but sometimes I just want something warm and filling. I like eating in much better because I can control what goes into my dinners and I know that they are totally healthy if I want them to be. Also, I LOVE the fashion collage! 🙂

  7. Christin@purplebirdblog on February 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    My boyfriend and I don’t get to hang as much as we used to (me with work and school, and him working a graveyard shift!), so we like to go out to eat at least once as week for hang-out date night, which I look forward to every week very much! Otherwise I mainly cook at home, most definitely.

  8. Annette @ enjoyyourhealthylife on February 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    We go out every other week or just 2x/month–we actually prefer eating at home! It makes going out more of a “Special Treat” 🙂

  9. Jennifer on February 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    We get stuck in ruts of eating out too and feel so guilty when we do, I love to cook (and have been LOVING breakfast rellenos!) but have found if we don’t plan out at least a few meals for the week it gets difficult to grocery and cook after work and workouts! AND I love your fashion Friday posts, I can’t wait to get some summer dresses and show off my runnin legs :)! Enjoy detox over party!!

  10. Kari on February 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Yes, I love that FF format, I know other sites that do that and it is way better to see things like this! I also would like what the others have been saying about incorporating what YOUR outfits are or how you choose items. Thanks!

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