weekend things

Hi friends! How’s the day going? How was the weekend? Hope you had a great one. Ours was a fun mix of friend time, family time, and getting things ready for some traveling coming up. I’d love to hear what you were up to!

Our Friday night started off the same way it has for the past month or so: margaritas and dinner by the pool with friends. I’m SO looking forward to all the fall things + the cooler weather, but I’m definitely going to miss evening pool time. We’re living it up as long as we can! When I got home, I put all productivity aside and watched John Mulaney on Netflix until I fell asleep.

It was kind of a rough sleep night (P was up 3 times, and she usually sleeps so well), but when we were up for the day, I made the girls breakfast, put on a show for them, and hopped on the spin bike for a 30-minute Tabata class. I felt so tired until I started moving my legs and when class finished, I felt like a new person. It’s funny because I haven’t been sweating much for workouts lately – I think I may have been phoning it in a little – but after I finish a Peloton class, I’m drenched in sweat.

W my loves

(I have no idea where the poses come from but it’s hilarious, amazing, and a little scary all at the same time.)

Saturday was ballet day + brunch with nana at Prep & Pastry. We shared a bunch of different things:

a Nutella croissant


(this is what dreams are made of, friends)

a maple bacon dossant


(this was mostly for Liv since she loves bacon)

and.. get ready for this… horchata-drenched churro French toast. I can’t even.

French toast

Nana and I also split an avocado toast. It was a bread festival in the best way possible. Kyle was able to stop by, too, so we were able to catch up  with him. For all of my local friends, he’s doing a plating event if you’d like to check it out!

The rest of the afternoon was low-key, and later that evening we met up with friends for dinner, 

then took Coco (Uncle E’s dog) a new treat for her 1st birthday.

Happy bday coco

We think she liked it. 🙂

Coco loco

Sunday morning, we had breakfast at home and headed to the mall to walk around. We hung out at madre’s for a bit, went to church, grabbed groceries, and later that evening, I saw Les Miserables with my mom and Alexus.

Les Mis has ALWAYS been one of my favorites (even though it gives me flashbacks to my 6th grade solo, which I bombed haha) and I feel like I’ll never get sick of the music. I’ve seen it live a handful of times, and even loved the movie because Hugh Jackman. This particular touring company was incredible, and as always, I fought crying and had chills for about 90% of the show. 

And now, “Do You Hear the People Sing?” will be stuck in my head for the next 10 days.

Les mis

Today, it’s back into the school routine and I’m taking an Orangetheory class later. The last few classes I’ve taken have been awesome (and so challenging), so I’m pumped. 

Here’s what’s coming to the blog this week:

– A post about making time to work out + my tips to get it done!

– New podcast episode! Talking hormones with Candace Burch

– A full-length HIIT and Strength workout video. I hope you love it!

Happy Monday, friends! Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I’ll see ya soon.



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  1. Katie on September 10, 2018 at 11:47 am

    So funny about your girls posing. My almost-8-year-old niece does this, too, and will sometimes randomly stop what she is doing, strike a pose, and request a photo be taken of her.

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2018 at 12:39 am

      omg i’m glad to know i’m not alone.

  2. Kelsey on September 10, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    I’m excited for all those upcoming posts! 🙂 I’ve had a HARD time fitting workouts in lately, was listening to a few hormone podcast episodes last night and found them SO interesting (especially related to postpartum) and am always down for a HIIT/strength workout 😉

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2018 at 12:39 am

      thank you, friend! i hope you enjoy them — i’m excited about this week’s content 🙂

  3. Lauren on September 10, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I love Les Mis!!! I’ve seen it live several times, and I loved the movie, too (except for Russell Crowe lol)

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2018 at 12:38 am

      hahaha omg. the worst

  4. Karen on September 10, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Gina Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. I’ve seen Les Mis (only once) but not the movie version. You’re upcoming posts sound good, I look forward to reading them! I enjoy reading your blog! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2018 at 12:38 am

      thank you so much for being here <3
      (the movie version is worth a watch! and you can fast forward the slower parts haha)

  5. Courtney on September 11, 2018 at 12:06 am

    You always have the best weekends and your food selection is to die for! Your girls are too cute together. Those poses are so funny, my 5 year old does the same stuff. Love those dresses from Target, my little one wore it to her first day of Kindergarden today!

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2018 at 12:37 am

      thank you, friend. hope you had a great one, too!
      and LOVE target’s dresses right now. so many cute ones!!

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