On a whim

Morning, friends! How’s your day treating you? 🙂


Things are good over here. I’ve got my stuff ready to go for work and have CPR training before my shifts today –mine needs to be renewed. I know this experience will be better than my last cert. In Valdosta, I had a way creepy instructor who used me as the “demonstrator” and I didn’t want him anywhere near my belly button thankyouverymuch.



-gluten-free Udi’s bagel (I’m in bagel love)

-egg whites

-goat cream cheese

Packed lunch:


-organic avocado

-organic green grapes

-mini salad beast (with romaine, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, sunflower seeds)

-leftover carrot, beet bean burger 🙂

I also have my 5 outfits packed up. 1 for weight room supervisor, 1 for teaching, 1 for my own workout, 1 for pool and 1 for Zumba. Lots of laundry over here, fo sho.

So ever since the Pilot has been home, I’ve been wanting to take a vacay with him. He started work yesterday and I figured that it would be best to go now before things get really crazy with his work schedule. Yesterday, I texted him and said “Vegas?” and was so excited when he wrote back and said “sure, why not?”
We’re going to Vegas, baby 😀


It’s for a few days –that’s all ya need!- and I can’t wait- Vegas is one of my all-time faves. We went last year with some friends and had a blasty, but I’m excited to spend time just the two of us 🙂 We leave Sunday morning!

Some of my favorite Las Vegas stops:

Spa Club at Canyon Ranch (Venetian)


Dinner at Mesa Grill

mesa pilot

Brunch at Mon Ami Gabi

mon ami (2)

Cabana chillaxin

cabana (2) cabana

Watching the Bellagio fountains

us (2) fountains

Shopping my face off 🙂


So tell me friends, what are your favorite must-sees and must-dos in Vegas? We’d also like to see a show, so if you have any show recommendations, that would be awesome too 🙂

Off to do the work thang- see ya later today with that Reader’s Request post <3



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  1. Whitney on June 2, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I’m going back at the end of July for work and can’t wait to hit up moon ami gabi for brunch!!

  2. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on June 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    MESA grill is the best! Their margaritas are amaaaazing! Have fun! 🙂

  3. Miniskirt Murder on June 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Hey hey hey from a Las Vegas reader 🙂 You have to check out the Artisan Hotel for an awesome and cozy night out. Amazing amazing amazing.

  4. Miniskirt Murder on June 2, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I should say there is a lounge at the Artisan lol

  5. Melodie on June 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    has the search button been removed from your blog . . .maybe with the new layout?? if so, i need it. i miss it. i used it often. 🙁 or maybe i’m just overlooking it. thanks for your help. your blog is my FAVE every single day!

    • suzi on June 2, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      it’s still there – on the right just above the archives 🙂

  6. Rikki on June 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I highly recommend LOVE! I LOVE LOVE LOVED it! If you aren’t the biggest beatles fa Mystere was also excellent… I didn’t care for “O” as much as the others but it was alright-I like something I can follow 🙂 Have a Blast! Trevi is an amazing restaurant there too…it is in Ceasars shops-they have polenta fries that are amazing but not very healthy!

  7. Robin on June 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    It has been awhile:
    * There is a sexy round bar at the top of the Stratosphere Hotel with an amazing strip view at night while you have a nightcap.
    * Red Rock Canyon is a cool place to hike around.
    * Although I though once was plenty – my hubby would go to the Hoover Dam EVERY-TIME.
    Have a great time in Sin City!!!

  8. Natalie @ Point the Weigh on June 2, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I have never been to Vegas, but considering I’m sooo close to being 21, I think a trip should be in my near future 🙂

    Especially after all your adventures will surely inspire me to go!!

  9. gretchen on June 3, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Hey Gina! I’m a reader of yours just haven’t commented until now! But I’m in the Vegas airport waiting to go home! My fiancee and I saw Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere which was awesome. Also, David Copperfield at the MGM was a great show. Hope you enjoy your little get a way… your blog is truly inspiring!

    • Fitnessista on June 3, 2011 at 12:20 am

      thank you! so glad you had a great trip 🙂

  10. Clara on June 3, 2011 at 12:21 am

    I will be there this weekend too- would have loved to meet you! I’m a huge fan! 🙂

  11. Nicole on June 3, 2011 at 8:06 am

    We heard David Copperfield’s show is AMAZING!

  12. Peggy on June 3, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I saw my first Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas (Mystere) and became addicted! I’ve also seen O in Vegas. If you can do it, it’s something you’ll never forget!

  13. Nicole on June 3, 2011 at 9:02 am

    TAO! You have to go for diner… I know you’re a kardashian fan and kim hits that spot up all the time. The lettuce wraps, and vegetable gyoza is delicious and you can hit up the club if you guys feel like after!

    Also the Wynn buffet is beautiful and really good… not your typical “buffet”

    Enjoy! xo

    • Fitnessista on June 3, 2011 at 11:21 am

      i love tao’s food!!! thanks for reminding me 🙂 looks like we’ll have to check out the wynn too

  14. Lee @ in the pink of condition on June 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    That dark chocolate truffle is to die for!!! <3

  15. Denise on June 3, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I’m going to Vegas in December to run the Rock N Roll Half Marathon and I am really excited to do all the touristy things – ride the gondolas, check out the aquarium at the Mandalay Bay, etc I’ve only been twice before and they were quick – 1 day trips, so I’ll be sure to do what I want this time. Oh and I saw on TV that you can now zipline down Freemont Street? haha I’d love to try that.

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