Life’s [not] a Beach

[*I had to add the β€œnot” because it’s been an amazing weekend]

Hey hey hey πŸ˜€ Happy Sunday! How’s your morning going??

We’ve been having an incredible time just hanging out and spending time together.

Yesterday, we spent the morning walking on the beach:

pilot (2) me (2)

and exploring πŸ™‚


We found a lot of crazy-awesome-looking shells,

and a surprising amount of deceased crabs


and jellyfish.

jellyfish jellyfish (2)

Even though I’ve been stung by one… on the ta-ta.. and it hurt like a biotch (beach?)… I was still so sad!

After our beach excursion, the Pilot enjoyed a massage at the spa, while I got my β€œOm” on at MBody.

Mind-Body-Yoga Source

MBody is one of my all-time favorite yoga studios. It’s the Baptiste style of Power Vinyasa (lurve) and the instructors are hands-on – they’ll help you get into the postures more deeply. The icing on the cake is that the studio is right on the beach, so during savasana, they open the doors and you can hear the waves. It’s pretty much amazeballz.

For lunch, we met up with the lovely Lindsay and her hubby Ross for lunch at European Street Cafe.

European Street Cafe was the perfect mix of raw/healthy/vegetarian and meaty meals.

Raw crackers and cashew cheese:


on the same menu as kielbasa, bratwurst and man-wiches πŸ™‚

We also shared a Mediterranean platter:


and for my entree, I rolled with the Raw Rueben.


It was HUGE <— TWSS,

so I saved half and ate it for a snack later πŸ™‚ [Will be re-creating it this week, for sure]

The Pilot and I also shared this beauty for dessert and random chocolate snackage.


Afterwards, we spent the evening walking around the beach –the street One Ocean is on is full of little shops and clubs πŸ™‚

Today, we’re going to grab some b-fast and get on the road to  Valdosta. We’ll be there for a couple of nights until we leave for Tucson on Tuesday.

Have an amazing day and I’ll see ya laterrrrr <3



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  1. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on March 20, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Sounds like a lovely day!! Reading about your reunion with the Pilot has been one of the most exciting parts of my weekend!! Enjoy the rest of your time at the resort and safe travels back to Valdosta and Tuscon!

  2. Jessica on March 20, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I too was stung on the boob by a jellyfish on our honeymoon in Jamaica. Not only are they evil but aparently they are pervs as well. Also it was not awkward at all that I spent the boatride back to shore rubbing under my bikini top…

    • Fitnessista on March 20, 2011 at 11:45 am

      hahah they are pervy πŸ™‚

  3. Maggie on March 20, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Wow…a raw reuben! Sounds delish. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Gina!!

  4. The Teenage Taste on March 20, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Glad you and the Pilot had a great time at the beach. That reuben looks delicious! I can’t wait to see your version!

  5. Doc (The Healthy PhD) on March 20, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Love the sea salt Lindt – also my favorite with ALMOND BUTTER (Easter is coming soon, my dear!).

    I wish we had a restaurant like that where I live. It would be the perfect date spot – kielbasa for the fiance and raw dippers for me! Have fun with your husband!

    • Fitnessista on March 20, 2011 at 11:45 am

      wait, they make a chocolate with almond butter?!? or do you dip the chocolate in almond butter?

    • Sarah on March 20, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      Have you ever heard of the chocolate almond butter cups?! They are sooo good, I’ll take one of those over a reese’s any day.

      • Fitnessista on March 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

        chocolate almond butter cups! they SELL them? i’ve made them at home before but it’s always fun when someone else does the work πŸ˜‰

        • Sarah on March 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

          Yep. They are made my a brand called Sunspire and they are AMAZING!

  6. Keri on March 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Sounds fantastic πŸ™‚

  7. Melissa @ Chocolate & Kisses on March 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Glad you are having a great weekend! You look so at peace in your pictures. It’s a great feeling.

    • Fitnessista on March 20, 2011 at 11:44 am

      best feeling in the world πŸ™‚

  8. jen @ taste life on March 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Love that a menu can have awesome raw food and awesome non-raw food at the same time:)

  9. Bree on March 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Glad you are having a fabulous weekend! And that raw reuben looks good!

  10. Ashley @ Feeding Ashley on March 20, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Your weekend sounds amazing, and you looks so happy! Not that you didn’t before. :p Raw reuben sounds amazing. I can’t wait for you to recreate it.

  11. Faith @ lovelyascharged on March 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Aww, I’m so glad you two are having a fun and happy weekend πŸ™‚ Enjoy what’s left of it!

  12. tracey on March 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    congrats on having the Pilot home, and many thanks to him for his service to our country.

    on a frivolous note, is that a jcrew dress you are wearing on the beach?? I’ve been eyeing something similar online, it looks adorbs!!

    • Fitnessista on March 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      yup- j crew πŸ™‚

  13. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on March 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    That sounds like such a fabulous weekend!! Just from the energy in this post I can tell you’re absolutely elated and so happy right now. You totally deserve it πŸ™‚

  14. Katie on March 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Ouch to the jellyfish sting : p

    So glad you got to meet up with Lindsey and Ross! They are the sweetest and the food looks amazing!!! Im so happy you and the pilot are having a wonderful weekend!!!

    U both deserve it, after being apart for so long! xo <3

  15. Sable @ SquatLikeALady on March 20, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Sounds like you found the perfect restaurant!

    I LOVE that flavor of Lindt. I have half a bar in the freezer right now just waiting for the perfect moment πŸ˜‰ haha.

    Keep enjoying these moments!! You deserve them!

  16. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    That yoga studio sounds fantastic! Nothing sounds more perfect than doing yoga while listening to waves.

  17. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on March 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I’m so happy you and the Pilot are enjoying your weekend! The weather looks absolutely beautiful!

  18. Ashley @ the fit academic on March 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    sounds like such an amazing time! That yoga studio sounds heavenly!!!

  19. Mindy on March 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    sounds like you guys are having a much deserved amazing weekend! Makes me happy!!

  20. Allison @ Food For Healing on March 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    thats so nice to hear you are just relaxing and enjoying some quality time together.
    thats sad that there are dead crabs and jellyfish washed up.
    I’d punch that jellyfish too, since i got stung by one in Mexico. they DO hurt like a biotch!
    have a great day you guys!

  21. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on March 20, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Ahhhh, that beach looks incredible! Definitely a great way to spend some time with your hubby. πŸ™‚
    I’m totally intrigued by the raw rueben! I’ve had a few of the regular ones in my day, but I’d REALLY love to see your recreation at home…so I can recreate it too!

  22. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 20, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Oh Gina, it looks like you two are having just a wonderful time exploring, chilling, and being together! Which is exactly what you should be doing after all this time apart πŸ™‚

    So glad you got to do some beach, yoga, chocolate eating, and even a bloggie friend meetup.

    Have a wonderful time in Fla til you make your way back to V-Town and then AZ. Safe travels sweetie!

  23. Emma (Namaste Everyday) on March 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    wow I’ve always wanted to take a yoga class on the beach! when I am at the beach, I’ll lead whoever is with me every morning on the beach, but it would be so nice to pass on that responsibility!

  24. Lisa on March 20, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    You couldnt have had a more perfect weekend! Looks & sounds awesome. I’m very curious about that sandwich.

  25. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on March 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I know it’s probably weird because I don’t know you, but I am so very happy that the Pilot is back and you two are together! You are both glowing πŸ™‚

  26. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on March 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    That yoga practically on the beach sounds aaaaammmmzzzing!!! πŸ™‚ Have a fun day!

  27. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on March 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    What a gorg beach!! I love raw food, and cashew cheese:) I got my fill of cashews yesterday though with Bressert Kale Chips!

  28. Rachel on March 20, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Have you tried Chocolove Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Almonds? Incredibly amazeballs. Lurve lurve luuuuuuuurve.

    You two look great, enjoy your second honeymoon!

  29. Rachel on March 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Oh ya and you can get Chocolove at Whole Paycheck. I can never eat plain chocolate again after this bar, it’s that good.

  30. Imwaytoobusy on March 20, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    How cute! I bet he is in seventh heaven. He definitely deserves his days at the beach πŸ™‚

  31. Namaste Gurl on March 20, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Looks like you two are having an amazing time– keep it up! πŸ™‚

  32. Cara Craves... on March 20, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    What was inside of the vegan reuban?
    Just cabbage and tomatoes; at any rate,
    it looks so yum.

  33. Jill@southbychic on March 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    LOVING your jcrew dress. Perfect for the beach. So happy the two of y’all had a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on March 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      thanks girl!

  34. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on March 20, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I can’t help but smile while I’m reading these posts from the last couple of days!!!

    • Fitnessista on March 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      thank you- i haven’t been able to wipe to goobery smile off my face πŸ˜‰

  35. carpensm @ A Life Without Ice Cream on March 21, 2011 at 9:48 am

    So I was catching up on your blog posts this morning and found myself being incredibly happy that the pilot is back! I was having a crap-tacular morning and am now smiling because of these posts and how happy you both look!

    Its a testiment to how ppl can touch you in the blog world πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 21, 2011 at 10:22 am

      thanks girl! it’s definitely a happy time over here πŸ™‚
      hope the rest of your day goes well!

  36. Jane on March 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I just read Baron Baptiste’s Journey into Power and feel in love. Love his approach to yoga and life in general. Enjoy.

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