Out and About with the Pilot

Hey, blog world! How are you guys?

The Pilot

As you can see from the empty spot on the couch next to me, G’s at work leaving me to hold down the casa since I’m still on leave. That sounded pretty nice until I noticed that there’s a “Lamar and Khloe” marathon on the television…time to leave (nothing against the show but with me, it registers on the level of “dude kryptonite,” and walking a little white dog around has already punched enough hits on my man card so it was time to get out of the house).

Speaking of the little devil – she joined me for the drive to grab lunch with Gina.

bella car window

After a delicious meal (which I’ll let her post later), I dropped everybody off and decided to do a little cleaning and run a  few errands. Gina works hard as a fitness instructor and wife, so a smart pilot helps out when he can. Especially since she recently picked up some critical items for me…

gina with tom beer Hot wife + Cold beer = Happy Pilot 🙂

So, I wandered around Trader Joes trying to track down everything on the ol’ grocery list. I am NOT a good grocery shopper. I have no idea where anything is and I usually end up grabbing a few extra things that aren’t necessarily on the list.


Yeah…that’s my chocolate milk and blueberry waffles next to Gina’s GF, healthier waffles. I made sure to grab something to distract from the Pilot friendly food:

pink flowers

I get her flowers, she gets me beer…that’s love, folks.

G’ll be back later tonight with a full-up post, but hopefully this works in the mean time. Can’t wait to write again with more Tucson shenanigans!



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  1. Mindy on May 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the post, it’s always fun to read your perspective. And yes, you do have a hot wife and I would love to look fit and beautiful like her!

    Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend together, and thank you for all that you do for our country. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm


  2. Shanna, Like Banana on May 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Huh you shop like my hubby — same cereal and same blueberry waffles. He also throws in chocoalte covered pretzels and tortilla chips.

    Good call on the flowers 😉

  3. Danielle on May 26, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    You are such a great hubby!! Gina is one lucky girl :0)

    Getting flowers just because is the best!!

  4. Desi @ Domestic Diva in Training on May 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    You shop like my husband, although the flowers are definately a great distracting gesture. I’m sure that Gina will love them.

  5. April @ Grits and Granola Bars on May 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Pilot! Lovely flowers! 🙂

  6. Namaste Gurl on May 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    What a cute post and what a sweet hubby you are! Enjoy your time together, you two 🙂

  7. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on May 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Such a nice husband!

  8. Madison on May 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I really enjoy these Pilot postings. He is a pretty funny guy. Now that he is home, perhaps he will post more often?

    • Fitnessista on May 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      i hope so!

  9. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on May 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    “gina with tom beer Hot wife + Cold beer = Happy Pilot 🙂 ”

    At least you have your priorities straight and head screwed on straight!

    And not being a good groc shopper? My hubs is the worst, I can assure you. And so at least you try. Major credit given for that 🙂

  10. Allison on May 26, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    You guys are too cute! Love the blog!

    • Fitnessista on May 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      thank yoU!

  11. Leanne on May 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I seriously love when you post Pilot! Very nice flowers 🙂 Gina will be happy!

  12. Michelle on May 26, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    LOL. I love that the Pilot can admit that he’s clueless about grocery shopping. My friends and I talked about starting a blog that just consisted of pictures of confused men grocery shopping – there are always SO many of them!! (I usually try to help them out – there is nothing more annoying than getting a phone call from the hubby asking for “directions” on where something is in the store).

    *love* the flowers 🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      that would be an awesome blog

    • Beth on May 26, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      Tell me about it!!! My hubby spends the whole grocery list on the phone with me! Last time I was sitting there on the phone with him for a half hour… “second aisle, at the end closest to the front doors… ok top shelf green lid…. glass jar about 6 inches tall….. says MANGO CHUTNEY” I could’ve driven myself, shopped, and been back home in less time :p

      • Fitnessista on May 27, 2011 at 12:09 am


  13. Parita on May 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    You writing a post for her = true love as well! 🙂

  14. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on May 26, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I love Pilot posts! Those flowers are pretty! Great job! 🙂

  15. fittingbackin on May 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    aw! Love the flowers, and a guy who grocery shops – sweet!

  16. Babs on May 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Flower/beer exchange sounds like a good deal to me!

  17. cathy on May 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Yea! A Pilot Post from the U.S.! Very fun to see you doing around-the-home type stuff, pilot!
    flowers and beer? sure! in our house, it’s chips n cereal. when you’re each happy, it’s a happy home. 🙂

  18. St on May 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    How nice to buy her flowers!! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

    • Stacy @ Stacy Eats on May 26, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      Oops my name is Stacy, not St. Haha.

      • Fitnessista on May 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm

        hahah no worries 🙂

  19. Jaime on May 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    LOVE Pilot posts!!! They always make me laugh. You’re such a guy 😛

    • Fitnessista on May 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      i love pilot posts too 🙂

  20. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing on May 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm


  21. Holly @ The Runny Egg on May 26, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Pilot you are hilarious and so adorable!!! I laughed so hard when you mentioned Bella in the beginning. What a riot.

  22. JennB@BeComfortableWithMe.com on May 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    So glad to see that the pilot arrived home safely. My pilot is preparing to be shipped off for awhile and it only makes the reuniting SO much better. It’s not always easy holding down the ol’ fort when they’re gone, but your new place makes up for it! I managed to lock myself out of the house three times in the first week he was gone and remembered my pilot was nowhere near. Let’s just say, I am learning how many locksmiths are in my area. You two have an awesome Memorial Day weekend. Thank you for your service, pilot. AND thank you Gina for taking on the life of a wife with a man in service. Behind a strong man, is a strong woman : )

  23. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on May 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Aww so cute! Beautiful flowers.

  24. Elyse on May 26, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    So this might sound crazy but the Pilot should do a post on the blog on how to “woo your woman”…I migt leave the blog up so the boyfriend *accidentally* finds it. My man is pretty good at doing stuff for me but I wouldn’t mind him learning more tricks 😛

    • Fitnessista on May 27, 2011 at 12:01 am

      haha i love that idea! i’ll ask him 🙂

  25. raisin on May 26, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    you did good, pilot. thank you for your service, it’s good to have you back safe and sound.

  26. Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) on May 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    😀 LOVED the comment about walking the little white dog. LOL, my friend has a shitzu and her husband was like, “just don’t name her something like Princess. I don’t want to walk around with a pink leash shouting, Princess!! Come on Princess!”

    You and Gina seem to have an awesome team work thing going. I’m not married but I hope to have the same thing one day! But if I’m the one that wants the beer, how does that work? Gotta think of something besides flowers… 😉

    Enjoy the rest of your leave!!! You deserve it.

  27. Annie@stronghealthyfit on May 26, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Now, who doesn’t love a good husband post?

  28. Brittany on May 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I can’t get over how much I just LOVE you guys!! So stinkin cute. I demand a Fitnessista + Pilot reality show!

    Thanks for the post, Pilot! Happy to have you back and celebrating this very important holiday weekend with your {hot} wife! 🙂

    • Sarra on May 26, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      fitnessita + pilot > khloe + lamar 😉

      • Fitnessista on May 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

        best compliment ever 🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 27, 2011 at 12:01 am


  29. Sarra on May 26, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! (that is all) 🙂

  30. Heather on May 26, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    How do I find a man like the Pilot who will go grocery shopping AND bring home flowers??? Love the post 🙂

  31. Chelsea on May 26, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    You guys are too cute awh hahah 🙂 By reading a few of the other comments though I can tell that many people would agree. This post cracked me up seeing it from a guys perspective when it comes to grocery shopping.

    thank you pilot for all that you do for our nation btw <3

  32. Hotchick on May 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Love the hot wife + beer equation. Hi Gina! Long time no comment, but been reading since your Baigan Bhartha by the pool days.

    • Fitnessista on May 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

      lovely to see you again 🙂

  33. lauren @ sassy molassy on May 26, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I always love hearing man lingo. THanks for the posty post, pilot!

  34. kelsey @ un-american in france on May 27, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Great post, Pilot! Know any like-minded pilots based at McChord-Lewis in Washington? ; )

  35. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 27, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Haha I loved this post!

    “walking a little white dog around has already punched enough hits on my man card” – totally laughed out loud at this! 😀

  36. Leila on May 27, 2011 at 9:45 am

    bahahaha! I LOVE the the comment about fitnessista + pilot > Khloe + Lamar.. I totally agree.

    maybe the pilot should get his own blog..? Just sayin! haha!

  37. Tiffany on May 27, 2011 at 10:19 am

    This pilot post just totally uped my love for your site (I didn’t know that was possilbe)! It’s obvious that your similar sense of humor and great personailties are one big part of what makes you guys work! Cherish That! I’d love to have you come “visit” my site sometime, i’m just starting out and visitors are far and few between.

  38. Elyse on May 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I love this post! It made me smile.. and miss my own boyfriend a lot 🙁 We’re doing long distance while I’m on an 8 month co-op work term for school. It sucks but we’re making it cuz he’s a “little things” kinda guy. I can see you guys are truly in love because you got the little things down – flowers, the post, the groceries, and still telling your wife she’s hot 😉 You guys are my favorite lol 🙂

  39. Ashley @ the fit academic on May 27, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Love Love Love this post! Really shows the pilots personality! Love the line about the man card taking a few hits from walking the little white dog around (baby Bella!) – Literally laughed out loud! Not that we don’t miss you, G, but it’s so fun to have Pilot guest posts, I just love it!!!

  40. Laura on May 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Love this post! Thank you so much for your honest viewpoint. I’m looking to obtain my Fitness Certs soon- my goal is by Fall of this year and I’ve been looking to gather tips for navigating this new path. Keep it comin’ 🙂

  41. lindsey on May 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, you two are so adorable!

  42. Lisa on May 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    So glad the pilot is back and doing some blogging with you. Love Bella’s pony tails blowing in the wind.

  43. Jaclyn on May 28, 2011 at 2:12 am

    This is cute. flowers for beer….. seems like a good trade 😛

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