My first B.B.

Today, I was on-call for work since my schedule is winding down until my leave begins. I didn’t plan on being off in case they needed extra coverage, but ended up not having to go in.

So, instead of teaching, I got to enjoy my first Brother’s Breakfast and spend the morning with these two guys:


They hang out every Saturday while I’m at work, and other family members or friends will join in. Today it was me 🙂

We had breakfast at Blue Willow, which was Kyle’s request (he said Good Egg is dead to him):

 blue willow

I enjoyed the two-egg combo, scrambled, with fruit, turkey sausage


(apologies for the iPhone photos.. I had the paparazzi camera with me, but we knew the family seated next to us and I felt weird busting it out)

and quite possibly the best breakfast potatoes I’ve ever had. A little bit of scallions do magical things as far as flavor goes:potatoes2

With full bellies, we headed over to Nordstrom Rack, where the Pilot got his first pair of Sperry’s- he LOVES them

and to Tucson Mall, to see what we could find.


Can you believe I actually started Christmas shopping before Christmas Eve? I don’t even know who I am right now.

It was a successful BB, and now we’re chilling at the house for a little while before going to visit Vies. I’ll take lots of pics!

See ya later <3



Today’s tip: Think it’s challenging to stay hydrated in the summer? It’s even more difficult to remember to drink water when you’re chilly in the winter. Keep tabs on your water intake for a couple of days and see how you’re doing… and sadly, hot cocoa doesn’t count 😉

Something to talk about: What fun fitness events do you have going on this weekend? I’m playing it low-key, but sending lots of good luck wishes to those running the Tucson Marathon and Half Marathon tomorrow <3

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  1. Sana on December 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    🙂 I am glad you are enjoying yourself before the little nugget arrives! She is going to rule your casa 😉

  2. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on December 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I wear my sperry’s EVERYWHERE. Sometimes even in the winter.

    I have issues.

  3. Danielle on December 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Ahhh! That poinsettia tree is amazing! I love that your brother & the pilot have boy time together! I hope my future husband can be that close with my brothers! 🙂

    So proud of you for starting xmas shopping already, I definitely finished mine like two weeks ago. Not a big fan of fighting holiday crowds and lines!

    No fun fitness events for me this weekend. My spin class got cancelled this morning so it’s just regular weight & cardio time for me!

    PS. I bought dark chocolate almond milk. Life changing!

    • Fitnessista on December 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      haha i LOVE the holiday crowds and hustle/bustle 🙂
      so glad you tried the almond milk!

  4. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on December 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Omg so exciting the pilot got his first pair of sperries! My boyfriend and I both love their shoes and wear them all the time!!

    • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on December 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm


    • Fitnessista on December 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      i had a pair a couple of years ago, and i need to get some new ones. they’re so comfy!

  5. Lindsay Loves Veggies on December 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Guys in Sperrys are HOT! 😉

    I always have a really difficult time staying hydrated in winter! I swear I can’t get enough liquid in me lately!

  6. Ali on December 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    How come the Good Egg is dead to your brother?! What happened?! Good reminder, I need to start my Christmas shopping too, hopefully before xmas eve. Good water tip, I still get a million litres!

  7. Raya on December 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I’m running (I’m using that term loosely) the Iron Girl 10k tomorrow with Carolyn and some other bloggers! And p.s. I totally think your little bro resembles Rob Kardashian. 🙂

  8. Anna @ The Guiltless Life on December 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    You’re starting to become a mom – planned and super prepared! Haha, the breakfast looks great too!

  9. Jean on December 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I’m definitely having problems staying hydrated as the weather gets colder – trying to find a solution that works, i.e. one that I will stick with.

  10. Laura on December 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I def need some sperrys. I can add them to my standard foot wardrobe of Uggs and Toms.

    Tomorrow morning is the Holiday Half marathon! Goal is to negative split. Then Monday morning I start crossfit. Gonna get freakin’ ‘uge.

    • Fitnessista on December 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      Git it, girl! 🙂

  11. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on December 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Fun breakfast and don’t blame you for the iphone pics, at all! breaking out a big arse DSLR or even point and shoot just isn’t the most convenient 🙂

    Hope the mall was productive and not too crowded. Good for you for starting early this year!

  12. Christine @ BookishlyB on December 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I’m doing horrible with water- it occurred to me the other night that I had NONE the whole day, unless you count my coffee (I hear mixed things on this; some experts say if it’s caffeinated, no go).

  13. Laura on December 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Do you normally purposefully do no shopping until Christmas Eve? I don’t think I could handle the stress! 🙂 I’d be worried about what I would do if I came down with the flu or something.

  14. Stephanie on December 10, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Lululemon party rock tomorrow with free zumba and yoga! So excited just thinking about it!!

  15. Lena @Fit on the Rocks on December 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Yay for being able to join in on what looked like quite the yummy breakfast! I’ve been trying to force myself to drink water, especially when it’s below 20 degrees, and that’s the last thing I think I need.

  16. Laura on December 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    i like how pilot looks like he’s attempting to look bad-ass in that picture… but he’s holding a gymboree bag, so that sort of nullifies it 😉

  17. esmemerrie on December 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I’m going to be in Orlando this weekend so I am pumped to go for an outdoor run!!! Today at home the temperature was -18 C, not exactly conducive to wanting to run outside!

  18. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    What is it with breakfast place always have the BEST potatoes? Sometimes I’m tempted just to order a giant plate of potatoes instead of an actual breakfast. 😛

  19. esmemerrie on December 10, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    That tree is fantastic! Good inspiration, thanks for the pic! I did some Christmas shopping while in Banff in October but nothing since!

  20. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on December 10, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Sounds like such a fun get together!!!

  21. Brittany on December 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Looks like you all had a fun Saturday morning Gina! 🙂

    I’ve definitely noticed a decrease in my water consumption since the cold weather hit. Gotta remember to drink up!

    • Fitnessista on December 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      me too- it’s so much easier to remember in the summer

  22. Avery on December 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I love the Pilot’s Sperry boatshoes! I noticed them right away in the top pic. I keep wanting to get my bf some boatshoes for Christmas, but boatshoes aren’t the best for December in Minnesota. Gotta wait for summer!

  23. Steffany on December 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    As for fun fitness events .. I had my first Zumbathon today ! (: It was fun !! We then went out to dinner to try a new Asian Bistro, and then hit up an Asian market for some yummies. (:

    • Fitnessista on December 11, 2011 at 1:57 am

      ahh i love zumbathons! 🙂 sounds like a great day

      • Steffany on December 11, 2011 at 11:20 am

        We had a fellow foodie friend in town, so everyone at the table was snapping pix of the food, haha. Which always makes me feel like a weirdo, LOL. But my spicy mango chicken was delicious, and we all sampled each others and got tons of appetizers too. Probably outweighed any calories burned at the Zumbathon, LOL.

  24. Tina on December 13, 2011 at 3:58 am

    What is a zumbathon? Anywho, you look awesome girl!

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