Random Thoughts

Sometimes carbs make me feel way better than veggies do….


Ok, a lot of the time. 😀

I don’t love Jillian Michaels.


A lot of people adore JM, and she motivates a ton of people, but I think her workouts set people up to plateau and there’s the weight loss supplement junk….

Dinosaurs scare me.

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Even the nice ones! When the Pilot and cousins took me on the Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom, I got off the ride with an eyeliner-covered face- I cried the whole time. If I even have to go on Jurassic Park ride, I may have a heart attack.

After four weeks of wearing only athletic clothes, when I put jeans on last Friday night, they felt really scratchy and uncomfortable. I may never wear *real* clothes again 😉

All of my friends and a lot of my family members are having babies.

 Indian Food Matti 001

(That’s Matti, the Indian food baby)

For now, I’m having fun buying lots of baby gifts and planning showers 🙂

The Pilot and I used to call each other “Face”. (Like, “Hey Face, I missed your face”) Somehow “Face” turned into “Brain.” I don’t know, either 🙂

As a birthday present, the Pilot said he would shave the ‘stache.


That’s a gift for everyone, not just me 😉


A better gift would be if you came home early…. <3

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  1. Gretchen on October 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Why do you think Jillian’s workouts set people up to plateau? Just curious…I’ve never done any of her workouts (but have thought about it), so I have no opinions on the matter, I’d love to hear more about yours!

    • Taysa on October 28, 2010 at 1:08 am

      I’m also curious to hear more about why you think her workouts set people up to plateau. I started doing one of her DVDs last year, and while it was intense, it was certainly effective. I’ve moved on from it because it’s so hard it intimidates me honestly. But I’ve always thought the workout itself was good…?

      • Fitnessista on October 28, 2010 at 8:07 am

        she has dvds that you’re supposed to do everyday (like the 30 day shred) and if you keep tearing down the same muscles everyday, they can’t recover, repair and grow back stronger. it will be effective in the short term because anything new you do, chances are you’ll see results, but after that initial period, i think it sets people up to plateau

  2. Meaghen on October 27, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I feel your pain about the mustachio! My boyfriend is taking part in Movember and is shaving off his rugged beard that I adore so much and is growing a handlebar mustache! Fortunately though, we’re dresing up as Morticia and Gomez Addams for Halloween, so since he’s shaving everything off on the 1st, he doesn’t mind shaving it into a creepy Gomez mustache for the 31st!

  3. Sarah on October 27, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I’ve read your blog for a couple months now, but just never commented because I’m a total creeper ;] I kid.

    So I decided to finally comment because your hubs with a mustachio is quite funny. I’m not being rude, swear! But I may have snorted while laughing at it. That bad. So you are correct…”a gift to everyone”.

    Also, where you’re living right now is where I’m from! Just thought I’d throw that in thur.

    Have a great night!

    • Fitnessista on October 28, 2010 at 8:09 am

      hahah! i laughed for about 10 minutes the first time i saw the stash 🙂

  4. caroline on October 28, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I may never wear real clothes again either! welcome to the world of lululemon 🙂

  5. Cara Craves... on October 28, 2010 at 12:24 am

    No stash is much better! Who likes to kiss a scratchy face?!

  6. Kiran on October 28, 2010 at 12:33 am

    We didn’t know you were uncomfortable in your jeans the other day. You didn’t show your uncomfortableness I guess 😉

    • Fitnessista on October 28, 2010 at 8:08 am

      i wanted my black stretchy pants soooooo bad

  7. Tina on October 28, 2010 at 1:33 am

    carbs are good and better than veggies sometimes (a lot of the time). I’m imressed with JM on a different level. I like the “why’s” of BL and the breakthroughs but not so much the DVD’s and sups. The stach!!! thats great. My hubby has been gone for a week in the wildnerness with his dad and buddies. I wonder how long it will take him to shave?

  8. Erika @ Food.Fitness.Fun on October 28, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I love bread…sometimes a little too much! 😉

  9. elliebelle on October 28, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Such a sweet ending to your post. 🙂

  10. jenna on October 28, 2010 at 7:59 am

    LOL that is so funny! poor pilot!

  11. Kristy on October 28, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Everyone around me seems to be having babies too! You and the pilot are so stinkin cute!

  12. Sarah on October 28, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I agree about JM…I used to LOVE her, but after the products came out, I questioned her motives.

  13. Dana Marie on October 28, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Great post, I especially agree with you on the ‘real’ clothes comment — while I can certainly appreciate fashion aesthetics, omg I only want fabrics that were made to move with me on me. And pref. cotton

  14. Dana Marie on October 28, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I don’t remember the scary dino ride at Animal Kingdom though….but it was a long time ago that I went…like when it first opened—but agreed- dinos are best studied as bones at American Museum of Natural History!

  15. Tara on October 28, 2010 at 9:35 am

    My best friends called each other ‘face’, it turned into ‘turkey’ somehow!

    • Fitnessista on October 28, 2010 at 10:34 am


  16. Avery on October 28, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I agree with yours and all the JM comments. I feel as though she is more mean than encouraging. Workouts shouldn’t be punishment. That fear of being active is what gets people in a bad place to begin with!

    • Fitnessista on October 28, 2010 at 10:34 am

      i totally agree. her negative attitude turns me off, for sure

  17. Paige @ Running Around Normal on October 28, 2010 at 10:36 am

    aww cute post! I think I could honestly live in workout clothes too. Esp Lululemon!!

  18. Jessica on October 28, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I agree about JM’s videos. I own the 30 day shred, but I don’t see how anyone could do it even two days in a row. It’s an intense workout. If I do it, but whole body aches the next morning. I still don’t understand why she put her name on diet pills.

    I think the Pilot looks awesome with the mustache. It’s very 1975. lol.

  19. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on October 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Love random thoughts 🙂 And as much as I love veggies, carbs never fail to hit the spot 🙂

  20. Kirby on October 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I hope he comes home early for you! Agreed about JM. I lost respect for her when I read that she won’t have children because she’s afraid of what it will do to her body. If her system works so well, wouldn’t she be able to whip herself back into shape in no time? IMO, childbearing is one of the most honorable and BEST uses of the female body, and JM is just kind of vain and silly.

    • Fitnessista on October 28, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      i totally agree
      she could say she didn’t want to have kids, which is totally cool, but to say she doesn’t want them because of the effect on her body… redonk

  21. LisaG on October 28, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I do JM’s DVDs sometimes, but not as my whole program. She’s too commercial now.

    • LisaG on October 29, 2010 at 10:42 am

      PS I also like the Pilot sans stache. Why hide a good face?!

      • Fitnessista on October 29, 2010 at 11:08 am


  22. Dani on October 29, 2010 at 6:14 am


    I love Jillian Michaels and I love your blog! Jus wonderin how her workouts set you up for plateauing? Interesting to hear your informed/professional opinion… im pretty new to the exercise workout game and have learnt a lot from Jm’s podcasts.

    Keep up your awesome posts!

    • Fitnessista on October 29, 2010 at 7:50 am

      hey girl-
      by doing the same thing everyday, you don’t allow enough time for muscles to repair and grow back stronger (like the 30 day shred)

      • Dani on October 31, 2010 at 2:16 am

        thanks! simple!!

        I love your blog, its my fave.

        • Fitnessista on October 31, 2010 at 8:38 am

          thank you! 🙂

  23. Dee on October 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Aww… I hope your love comes home soon to you! 🙂

    I don’t think I could handle Jillian as a trainer. I think I’m more of a Bob girl. 🙂

  24. Kristen on October 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I do the 30ds, but I don’t do it as my only exercise. It is good to rotate between that and some other stuff. I don’t really get the whole weight loss supploment stuff. My boyfriend was gone for a month doing training in wisconsin before he deployed and he had four days off before he left and he decided to not shave for a while and surprised his family and I with a mustache. I kind of hated it so he shaved as soon as we went back to the hotel.

  25. joanna on November 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Damn girl. He’s hot.

    • Fitnessista on November 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm

      for realz

  26. Maria on November 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    what is it with these “boys” and their mustache morale months!? My fiance did the same thing a few months ago. I couldn’t wait for it to be gone! Also, everyone around me is having babies and I keep getting asked when we’re having kids. We’re not even married yet and we want to enjoy our time together before throwing a baby into the mix. People don’t get that it. It’s super annoying.

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