Random Celebration

Hi guys! HAPPY FRIDAY! What are you up to this weekend?

Last night, when my aunt and cousins got home, we went over to Urban Flats.

urban flatts 

I canโ€™t believe I had never been- it was AWESOME ๐Ÿ˜€ (Pilot, you would love it)

It all started with one of these Carrie-esque beauties:


A cosmo ๐Ÿ™‚

We got two appetizers for all of us to share.

The flatbread and dips:


(Different types of hummus and an olive tapenade. And yes, my cousin was studying at the restaurant. Dedication, right there)

Crab cakes:

crab cakes

And for our entrees, my aunt I do this quite often when we canโ€™t decide: I get one, she gets the other and we share ๐Ÿ˜€

Maple-mustard glazed salmon (totally going to replicate this at home)


Tuny and a chickpea stack (also going to replicate at home)


Since it was ladies night (half-priced drinks and entrees), we each got free dessert.


Creme brulee.

I scraped off the whipped cream (hoo-ipped cream as Stewie would say) and just ate the crunchy top. Iโ€™m just not a big creme brulee fan.

I am, however, a huge fondue fan ๐Ÿ˜‰

fondue (2)

Just go ahead and put me on a stick, and dip me into some of this:



Not bad for a random Thursday night celebration ๐Ÿ˜€

My cousin Emily and I:

me and em

As yaโ€™ll might have noticed, Iโ€™ve been indulging in treat night a little more often here in Orlando. I usually donโ€™t have the โ€œIโ€™m on vacationโ€ mentality, but this week Iโ€™ve been living it up and itโ€™s all been on things that I really want to eat and drink ๐Ÿ˜‰ So Iโ€™m just gonna roll with it and keep getting in awesome, fun workouts to balance everything out.

Today, Iโ€™m going to go for a short run and I think Em and I are headed to Universal Studios- I havenโ€™t been since my nana took me when I was 8!

Have a great day <3


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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet on April 9, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I love fondue, too! Loving that pink shirt you have on – it’s the one you got the other day, right? It is super cute. Glad you are having a great time and enjoying yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish) on April 9, 2010 at 8:40 am

    i love fondue! but i also love creme brulee too ๐Ÿ™‚ i can’t wait to hear about y’alls adventures in Universal Studios!

  3. Claire (College:Raw) on April 9, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Ooo, I love the idea of a chickpea stack. Recreate it, recreate it! And you look gorgeous in your new pink shirt!

    • Fitnessista on April 9, 2010 at 9:05 am

      that’s the goal– it was awesome!
      thanks! <3

  4. Jackie on April 9, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Awesome dinner! That salmon looks amazing and so do you, I’m loving that shirt!

    • Fitnessista on April 9, 2010 at 9:05 am

      thank you! <3

  5. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on April 9, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I haven’t ever been to universal just to disney! You deserve to live it up! I did last week in costa rica and just did yoga all week and ate lots of treats! Have fun!

  6. Jenny on April 9, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Enjoy Orlando while you’re there! Glad you’re having a good time!

  7. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on April 9, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Who can resist fondue? Really? I think itโ€™s good youโ€™re living it up! Itโ€™s a special thing, you donโ€™t do it all the time, so why not? Looks like you had so much fun. Oh, and the salmon sauce sounds so good.

  8. Fit Lizzio on April 9, 2010 at 8:52 am

    cool hwhip. cool hwhip. say cool: cool say whip: whip now put them together….cool hwhip. hahaha LOVE that episode. and that food looks UHH mazing.

  9. Kelly on April 9, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I love fondue, I keep trying to convince the bf to go to The Melting Pot with me, but he won’t. Glad you’re having a fun time in Orlando!

    • Fitnessista on April 9, 2010 at 9:03 am

      what? why won’t he go??? it’s SO GOOD ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES on April 9, 2010 at 9:00 am

    me and my abuela always do the same thing at restaurants! it makes choosing an entree so much easier–and double the deliciousness. happy friiiday!!

  11. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 9, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I have a killer mustard-glazed salmon recipe… remind me to email it to you! It’s one of my favorite things in the world!!

    LOL at cool hoo-ip:)

  12. Jessica on April 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I think I was about 17 when we went to Univ. st…it was so much fun!
    I love creme brulee, next time I’ll eat it so you don’t have to!
    have a great weekend.

  13. Whitney @ Whitinspired on April 9, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Food looks delicious! Have fun at Universal ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Naomi (onefitfoodie) on April 9, 2010 at 9:06 am

    forever 21 shirt!! I love that store!! after weeding through the racks, there is some really cute stuff!

    you and your cuz look so beautiful and happy!! i want that salmon!! maple glazed sounds like perfection!!!

    happy FRIDAY!

  15. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on April 9, 2010 at 9:07 am

    hmmm…I wonder if those haters who said you “ban” food have been following your latest posts and see that you indulge in some things and enjoy yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad you are having so much fun; I’m totally jealous of all your good eats!

    • Fitnessista on April 9, 2010 at 9:11 am

      hahah seriously! i think about that every time i get a mean comment. i want to invite them out to dinner with me so they can watch me stuff my face, have a drink and go after some dessert ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Molly on April 9, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun! Looks delllliiishhh!

  17. Katie on April 9, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Sounds like a fun night! Everything looks delish! Can’t believe you don’t like creme brulee…its my favorite, I’m pretty sure!

    And wow, good for your cousin for all that studying! You’re right, that is dedication.

  18. Katie on April 9, 2010 at 9:24 am

    OOOh and have fun at Universal! Are you going to both parks or just the “regular” one?

    • Fitnessista on April 9, 2010 at 9:27 am

      i’m not sure yet- we’re trying to figure out what the whether is going to do because it’s super cloudy

  19. Emily on April 9, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I celebrated some small achievements this week (got something published) so I was also a little bit in vacay-mode. I may or may not have drank a couple glasses of champagne both Wed. and Thursday. Topped with sushi, brownies, and some other foods I usually don’t get to enjoy, I’m gonig to spend this weekend cleaning up my eats, working out, and spring cleaning. Should balance out my craziness from the week a little!

    • Fitnessista on April 9, 2010 at 9:27 am

      congratulations!!! <3

  20. Christina on April 9, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I’m so happy you’re enjoying your time in Orlando!

  21. Laura J. on April 9, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I’m envious of every single thing you’ve eaten this week!! Nom Nom! ๐Ÿ™‚

    To bad you can’t tweet “Hey haters! What was that about my restrictive eating?” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have fun at Universal!

    • Fitnessista on April 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

      bahaha. i think those comments come from people who don’t really read the blog very often. because everyone else knows, i LOVE my sweets…and wine ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Katalina on April 9, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Nice very nice and delicious!
    Quick question, did you have flatbread too?

    • Fitnessista on April 9, 2010 at 9:42 am

      of course i did ๐Ÿ™‚ it was wheat!

      • Shelly on April 9, 2010 at 11:02 am

        So glad I’m not the only one who scrapes cool whip (hoo-ipp!) off the top of my desserts. It’s just not my favorite and combined with the sugar from my desserts, it makes my tummy feel wonky anyway. (I also do the same thing with a lot of store bought cake icing- I think it detracts from the cake!)

  23. Lauren @ Eater not a runner on April 9, 2010 at 9:42 am

    So glad you are treating yourself, looks like an awesome trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Paige (Running Around Normal) on April 9, 2010 at 9:50 am

    That dinner looks absolutely fabulous and almost makes me wish I ate fish again!!
    That chickpea stack sounds awesome, haha.
    I think it’s great you’re letting yourself indulge a bit. But you’re also getting in some kick-booty, fun, exercise!

  25. Babycakes on April 9, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Have fun at Universal!!!

  26. Ian on April 9, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Love that family guy episode ๐Ÿ˜›

  27. Joelle (The Pancake Girl) on April 9, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I LOVE random celebrations! They’re the best! PLus, that flatbrad looks bomb.

    Have a great Friday!

  28. Astrid on April 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Gina, there is no need to explain that you are treating yourself. You deserve it. If you love flatbread, dessert, and yummy drinks, have some once in a while! You work out, you are gorgeous, and you deserve to have your treats without guilt. I am so glad that Florida is being so great for you. Have fun at Universal Studios. Is Harry Potter open yet? I want to go so badly!!

  29. Catherine on April 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I’ve shockingly never been to Orlando or any Disney/Universal Studios type locale. I know, my childhood was a sham ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Looks like a fun dinner – I sometimes have a hard time being in vacation-mode as well and letting loose bc I’m a little type-A, but fun food and great workouts is a perf way to balance things!

  30. Nicole on April 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

    yummmy, your girls night out looked like fun! I love cosmos:) Its nice to see that you can have your cake and eat it too and STILL rock a toned bod like you! Love your new top xoxo

  31. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on April 9, 2010 at 10:30 am

    crab cakes are my very FAVORITE! yummm. Love that you’re sporting the new shirt ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have to wear my new buys as soon as I get them!

  32. Kalli@fitandfortysomething on April 9, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Sounds and looks like you are having a great time! I like how you are ejoying yourself with good food and good company ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Run Sarah on April 9, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Amazing food – fondue is my fav! Love your tanktop too.

  34. ari on April 9, 2010 at 10:52 am

    hey girl. so i’m wondering, what are your thoughts on stirring spirulina into your oatmeal/oat bran? do you think the heat damages the enzymes too much so it’s a waste?
    i live in a dorm and don’t have a blender and i’m looking for ways to incorporate spirulina into my diet (and i’m NOT drinking it straight. so nasty). thanks for your help!

    • Fitnessista on April 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm

      hmm, i probably wouldn’t do it. try stirring it into a breakfast cookie, overnight oats or some yogurt of choice ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on April 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Oh fun! Did not know your full name was Angelina, but I love that Israel gave you the full espanish pronunciation. I used to have a roommate named Angelita, and she pronounced it Anneleeda to make it easier on the gringos, but it’s much more fun to say it Ahn-hghey-lee-ta if you ask me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Heather @ get healthy with Heather on April 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

    How awesome is that ladies night dinner! Everthing looks amazing and the maple mustard sauce, yum was a great idea.

  37. Sally on April 9, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Wow what a great looking dinner. I am going out tonight with the ladies but I’m afraid our options include Outback and, um, Outback. I’m afraid my region of the country is not as epicurean as I might prefer! That picture of you and your cousin is so cute, clearly good looks run in the family. Have a fabulous day!

  38. Elizabeth on April 9, 2010 at 11:20 am

    the “hoo-ipped cracks me up. Your cousin is beautiful! Oh man would I kill for that hair!

    • Fitnessista on April 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm

      for real. she gives me major hair envy! i always ask if we can trade hair ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Leigh@modelinghealth on April 9, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Enjoy your vacation! Love your new tank top too.

  40. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary on April 9, 2010 at 11:35 am

    What a fun night! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Midgetkeeper on April 9, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Looks like a fun night! Enjoy your day.

  42. Katherine on April 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Is Urban Flats a chain? I run by one in Atlanta but thought it was a trendy single restaurant that opened up in front of ‘flats’ condo complex.

  43. Ashley (whole-ier) on April 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Love the Stewie reference- I say cool whip like him all the time now.

    Let us know how the new Harry Potter attraction is!

  44. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on April 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Fabulous dinner!!


  45. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    totally jealous! I want to go to Orlando so bad!

    that food all looks so amazing, i wish Sask had places like that to eat.

  46. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble on April 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I looooooove creme brulee. I’m not a big dessert person but that would definitely be my favorite – sans hoo-ipped cream! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love “vacation” mentality. It’s totally worth it to me to work my butt off so I can indulge on food and drinks while vacationing.

  47. Christina on April 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    My Dad and I do the same thing with entrees on vacation. There are always too many things that sound delicious!

  48. Jessica @ The Process of Healing on April 9, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    So that is totally like a meal made in heaven! Crab cakes, salmon, tuna… my favorite things! Add in chocolate fondue and it’s pure perfection!
    I think it’s great that you are allowing yourself to indulge a bit! Indulging is good for the soul. And you know, a few extra drinks and desserts isn’t going to make you gain 10 pounds overnight!

  49. courtnwhit on April 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    I have always wanted to go to a restaurant with fondue!

  50. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on April 10, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I love fondue!!! Sounds like you are having a great time!!

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