Make it happen

Hey! How was your weekend? Anything exciting happen?

We had an awesome, restful and low-key weekend over here. Yesterday, the Pilot told me to go get a massage (twist my arm, eh?) and it was probably the best I’ve ever  had- my hair is still greasy from the oils, haha. After my experience with prenatal massages (which feel like a tickle to me, I like deep tissue), it was especially amazing. We ended the weekend with dinner at Acacia:

Acacia 2

(one side of the restaurant is entirely windows- from our table you could see the beautiful city lights)

We always eat at the same rotation of restaurants, because we’ve found what we like and stick with the classics. Usually when we try something new, we love it- Tucson has a surprising amount of locally-owned, insanely amazing restaurants. 

Acacia’s focus is real food, so they source all of their produce from Arizona, have a seasonal menu and buy organic whenever possible. I didn’t a lot of meal pics since it was date night, but we had salad, calamari, sourdough bread, I enjoyed the halibut (with a fennel sauce, spinach and tomatoes)


and the Pilot had the slow-cooked pork. We’ll definitely be back, especially since they have a tasting menu with wine pairings we’d love to try. 

This morning, we’re meeting some friends for breakfast. 

Cereal to hold me over + coffee:


Hope you all have a very happy Monday!

See ya later today on the Fashion page 🙂



Something to do:

Leave a comment to check in when you’ve finished your HIIT challenge for the day! 30 minutes of glory.

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 Let me know how it went!

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“Make It Happen” Monday: Write down something that you’re determined to accomplish this week and the steps you’re going to take to make it happen. Mine: actually plan out our San Diego trip.

Come here, seal.. let me pet you.


We missed the boat on reserving a condo, since it took a while to get our work schedules in sync for a vacay, so I’ll be calling hotels this week and getting everything ready to go. I can’t wait to take Liv to the beach for the first time!



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  1. Alexis on June 26, 2012 at 1:04 am

    I did the TurboFire HIIT 25 (the HIIT 20 DVD is the longest HIIT I’d done so far so was too nervous to jump to HIIT 30)… oh. my. god. I definitely paused the DVD with 8 mins left and laid on the floor gasping for about 5 mins before continuing on.

    • Fitnessista on June 26, 2012 at 1:22 am

      GREAT JOB! that video is so hard!

  2. Maria on June 26, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Completed HIIT Challenge! I was a little daunted by it at first and started off with slower intervals. I changed it up a bit about half way through to make it more challenging. I guess I underestimated myself (that or I’m getting faster at running!).

    Husband motivated me through Bedtime Ab burner. Ouch 🙂

  3. Jess on June 26, 2012 at 4:59 am

    I used to live in SD you will love it!

  4. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 26, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I tend to always eat at the same restaurants in my city too – I like knowing that I will definitely get a good meal from them instead of risking it at a new place. 😛 Your halibut looks amazing!

  5. Teri {a foodie stays fit} on June 26, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I totally agree about massages – they need to be hard! I got one this past weekend and I just felt like someone was ticking my back. I kept saying, “Um, you can use more pressure…” 🙂

  6. Katie H on June 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Delayed check-in..rocked workout #2 on Friday and squeezed in some cardio, on Saturday I went to a lovely power yoga class. Unfortunately I had to rest Sunday and Monday due to a cold, boo :(. I went with a 40 minute slow run today to ease back into things, and am looking forward to workout #3 tomorrow!

  7. Liz @ Southern Charm on June 26, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Start pilates and go completely open-minded into a business meeting!!

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