Like a baby

Hey! How are you? Hope your morning is going well <3

I slept last night. Like, all night, through the night. If you’ve been following along on the family page, then you know this is a pretty huge deal.

Maybe it has to do with the fact that our new mattress came yesterday?


Bella called dibs before I could get all of the bedding on it…


It also might have had something to do with the carby blanket I wrapped my soul in pre-slumber.

baked pasta

Baked pasta with goat cheese 🙂

All I did was make a batch of my homemade or a la jar marinara sauce, added in some organic garlic and herb turkey sausage + a boatload fresh basil


tossed with pasta (brown rice spirals for me, penne for the Pilot)


put into a baking dish (with lots of cheese for the Pilot), topped with goat cheese and baked at 375 for 15 minutes.

With roasted fennel and onion, with olive oil, sea salt and balsamic:


It was the Pilot’s first time trying fennel- he was a fan. He was like, “Hmm, what is this thing? I like it.” in between crunching away 🙂

This morning after my glorious slumber, I’m off to take Bell for a walk then hit the weights, post office and commissary.

See ya later with a Family post <3



Head’s up: Today’s Living Social deal is for WHOLE PAYCHECK!!! Amazing.

Also, if you’ve been wanting to try Sun Warrior, it’s today’s OpenSky promo.

Something to think:

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman

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  1. Jessica @ Fit Chick Wannabe on September 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Glad you finally slept well! ps…that is one of my favorite quotes!

  2. Nicole on September 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I made something similar for dinner last night! Bowtie Pasta with Marinara sauce, Shrimp, fresh spinach and goat cheese melted in….delicious! I will have to try the herb turkey sausage next time.

  3. Jen @ Finding Avocadoland on September 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    zomg. I almost had a heart attack when I read about that Living Social deal!!!! I am so pumped. That marinara sauce looks awesome btw, I’ve never attempted my own sauce but I imagine it tastes much better than the canned stuff!

  4. Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous on September 13, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    AHhh that marinara looks deliccciouss! I wasn’t planning on having pasta tonight, but you’ve changed my mind! (:

    • Fitnessista on September 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      you’re welcome 🙂

  5. Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) on September 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I made baked ravioli myself the other night 🙂 am I weird for not liking al-dente pasta, so the extra cooking time is amazing to me? I love it 🙂

    Congrats on the new mattress <– makes all the difference for your sleep 🙂

  6. Leah on September 13, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    We have the same bed! It took me forever to get used to but now I love it! I think Tempurpedics can be hard for stomach sleepers.

  7. Lindsay @ biking before bed on September 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I’m so excited to try sunwarrior! Who could resist the discount price?

  8. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on September 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Ahhh what an awesome deal! Thanks for the heads up! 😀

  9. Sara on September 13, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I am so jealous of people that can eat tomatoes.. I am allergic, they make my joints ache to the point where I can’t sleep. Potatoes too, so I generally avoid nightshades.

    Question: Can you ship internationally from your OpenSky shop? I couldn’t find any international shipping policies.

    • Fitnessista on September 13, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      i’m so sad you’re allergic to tomatoes! a good friend of mine is too
      nope 🙁 they’re working on it, but as of now, only us orders. whomp whomp

  10. jen fuller on September 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    That looks delicious! People always told me before I had a baby to “enjoy your sleep,” but what did that mean then? Now…i know! So enjoy your sleep 😉 although having a baby boy has been very very worth giving zzz’s up for!
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  11. Stephanie @ Love Life Project on September 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    New mattress…does that mean new bed? Will you be posting new bedroom pics soon?

    • Fitnessista on September 13, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      heck yeah new bed! i’ll post a pic when everything is finished

  12. Brittany @ L’épice de la Vie on September 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    ooooooooohhhhhhhh!!! Tempur-pedic!!!!!!!
    It is like a cloud of comfort!! Soooo jealous! It is my goal in life to our a tempur pedic mattress at some point…and my boyfriend is completely supportive of this goal 😉

    I’m SO glad you’re able to rest us! You’ve got to rest for your little bundle of joy!

  13. Brittany @ L’épice de la Vie on September 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    **Rest UP

  14. Judy on September 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    glad to hear that you slept peacefully and soundly, you deserve it. Hee hee, for the record that seems to be the OPPOSITE of how my baby sleeps.

  15. Koko @KokoLikes on September 14, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Congrats on sleeping through the night, you will need all this sleep before baby comes! And that pasta looks AMAZING, can’t wait to try it!

  16. Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats on September 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

    That pasta dish needs to get in my belly! It sounds delicious and comforting! 🙂 So excited about the Open Sky deal–I definitely jumped right on it! 🙂

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