On our way

Hey friends! Hope you’re having a lovely morning so far <3

I didn’t get the chance to post again last night because after work — we went to dinner with the fam and then it was packing, get-ready frenzy up in herrrre.

Work was fantastic –I love it so much- and then I came home and munched an omelet that the Pilot made me, and then my mom called to see if we wanted to meet for dinner. Isn’t that the physics of eating? You eat something and then someone calls to see if you want to go eat. The Pilot was hungry, so we met up with the fam at Oregano’s, a Tucson fave.

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Oregano’s has the BEST salad beasts, but since I had just eaten my omelet, I enjoyed some side dishes instead 😉

The table shared sweet potato fries

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and a PIZOOKIE!!!!!

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Pizookie! Pizookie! Pizoooooooooookie! <—a cookie baked in a pizza dish, but not completely so it’s still gooey and warm, topped with ice cream and chocolate chips. Um, yeah.


When we got home, it was time for some of this:


I didn’t even mind packing because I’m SO EXCITED! 😀

Time to hop on that big white bird in the sky to Vegas. See ya tonight with some shenanigans!



Head’s up: Summer Shape Up in the morning! If you’d like to follow the workout plan, today is your active rest day 🙂 Take Fido for a walk, practice some yoga, or just walk around the mall for a while 🙂 Take it easy.

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  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on June 5, 2011 at 8:02 am

    My mom does that to me ALL the time! If she would just become psychic and call me 30 mins earlier… 🙂

    Safe travels!!

  2. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on June 5, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Weeeee have an amazing time love!! Vegas will be a blast. Also that is totally the physics of eatting — ahah that always happens to me too, but then I think to myself that it is good I got some good food in my belly before eating tons of restaurant food!

  3. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on June 5, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Have a great time in Vegas!

  4. The Teenage Taste on June 5, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Oh my gosh! I am totally jealous of your Pizookie! They are the BEST! 😀

  5. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on June 5, 2011 at 8:23 am

    HAVE A BLAST!!!!!!!!!! As I know you will.

    And what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But hopefully some of it makes it onto the blog 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear where you eat and what shows you see and how many massages/spa treatments you get b/c I know I would be if I were checking into a Vegas hotel today 🙂

  6. Dana Marie on June 5, 2011 at 8:25 am

    i didn’t get a reply on your last post where I asked this– really hoping you might get to it –
    re GF oats a lot more expensive?
    Also I found a post about this:
    and was wondering if you could substantiate it — the blogger didn’t reply

    • China on June 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      I don’t know what kind Gina buys, but I can get 32 oz. bags of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oats for about $7.00. You can also buy them in bulk on Amazon – 4 bags for about $20.

      • Fitnessista on June 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm

        yeah i pay about 5.99 for bob’s red mill

        • Dana Marie on June 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm

          But do you know if there’s any validity to the post about Keratosis Pilaris being related to gluten/carb eating? like the link suggests – she doesn’t source it

          • Fitnessista on June 5, 2011 at 5:02 pm

            i haven’t heard about that- will have to read the link later, sorry!

          • Carolyn on June 5, 2011 at 7:08 pm

            I haven’t found any medical publications linking keratosis pilaris to gluten consumption, only forums where people believe it is linked for them personally. The only skin issue I have seen medically published with a connection is dermatitis herpetiformis. (Google search gluten and D.P. along with only .edu sources)

          • Fitnessista on June 5, 2011 at 7:57 pm

            thanks for the help, girl!

          • Dana Marie on June 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm

            Thanks for the input Carolyn –

  7. Katie on June 5, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Have a blast Pilot and Gina!!!!!!! xoxo <3

  8. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on June 5, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Have the most amazing time in Vegas!! Is it weird that I think you kind of look like the girl on the Oregano’s menu?

    • Lucy on June 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

      I was gonna write the exact same thing!

    • Charlotte on June 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      OMG I completely agree!! I was just about to post that.

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      haha! aww, thank you 🙂

  9. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on June 5, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Have a great trip! Can’t wait to see all of your fun eats.

  10. Sarah on June 5, 2011 at 8:51 am

    pizookie’s are awesome! I’ve only had one once but it was very memorable. Have fun in Vegas!

  11. Gina @Running to the Kitchen on June 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Have a great time in Vegas! Can’t wait to read about what you guys do over there.

  12. ellalinea on June 5, 2011 at 9:55 am

    have a great time in vegas! 🙂

  13. Kilee on June 5, 2011 at 10:33 am

    YAH! I hope that you two have a blast in Vegas! I was just starting to plan a girls trip there for the end of the summer. Enjoy your relax time and have tons of fun 🙂 🙂

  14. Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) on June 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

    As if I needed more ridiculously delicious dessert words in my vocabulary! 🙂 PIZOOKIE. Thank you.

    HAVE SO MUCH FUN IN VEGAS! Post a million pictures- please and thank you! 🙂

  15. kari on June 5, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Enjoy your time in Vegas and be careful!

  16. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on June 5, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Have a blasty!!!!
    That girl on the menu looks like you… or whatever that is, record album? sign?
    Love you!

  17. Julia on June 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Pizookies are the best! I’ve only had them twice, but they are incredible. Last weekend I had a red velvet pizookie. I died.

  18. Katherine: Unemployed on June 5, 2011 at 11:44 am

    wow that is a great picture of you on the menu 😉

  19. Carolyn on June 5, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    MMM, pizookie! I need to make a GF one stat.
    Have a great time in Vegas with The Pilot.

  20. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Packing isn’t so bad when you know you’re going somewhere exciting. Packing to move though? Ugh! 😛

    Have an amazing trip!!

  21. Holly @ The Runny Egg on June 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Have a great trip and have fun!!!

  22. kristi (sweet cheeks) on June 5, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    have a fabulous time in vegas Gina!!!!

  23. Kristin on June 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I don’t really miss cheese or bread until I think about Oregano’s pizza, the absolute BEST!!!! Add in the pizzookie and I’m totally jealous. Hope you have fun in Vegas, I can’t wait to go back.

  24. Krista on June 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Can’t wait to see the fun you have in Vegas! I usually go once or twice a year. Love it because it’s the one place I go where 3 nights feels like the perfect amount of time to take it all in and to wear cute dresses that I can’t find reasons to wear otherwise! Enjoy!

  25. jodie on June 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Have a great mini vacation. I have never had a pizzookie. It looks delish though.

  26. Amanda Jewell on June 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    VEGAS!!! You’ll be a five hour drive from me (I’m in San Diego)! 🙂
    You’re gonna have a blast!! If you want to wine & dine, stop by (my old work) Strip House (a steak house) in the Planet Hollywood Hotel. I promise the pilot will be in steak heaven and you will be in salmon heaven. 🙂 Oh, and their garlic-herb crusted french fries are what legends are made of. Safe flight!

  27. Cara Craves... on June 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Have a super time!
    I think I could eat sweet potato fries every day!!! Mmm!

  28. melissa on June 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I don’t mind packing at all, its UNpacking that I hate…
    especially the laundry that follows.

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      me too. i haaaate laundry!

  29. Courtney on June 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Is that cookie dessert GF? It looks good.

    • Fitnessista on June 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      nope, i wish! i had about 4 bites, and it didn’t bother me 🙂

  30. Floey on June 6, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Haha, when I glanced at the post before reading I definitely thought the woman on the menu was a portrait of you! Hahaha. So gorgeous 🙂

  31. LauraJayne on June 6, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I love sweet potato fries – I think I could eat them every day! That meal looks delicious and I am a total sucker for a cookie sundae – especially cooked like that!

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