Hi friends! How’s your night going?

We’re on a little staycation 😀


Back in May, I grabbed up a LivingSocial deal for a one-night resort getaway –thought it would be something fun for the Pilot and I to do- and we discovered that it expired on Monday.

Couldn’t let it go to waste, so we decided a little night of R&R was in order 🙂

It actually worked out well because our new bed frame arrived today, but our mattress doesn’t get here until Monday.

bed (2)

Our hotel room for tonight is pretty much amazing.


[So is the Pilot. Hubba hubba]

A cozy living room with a fireplace

living room



Powder room

powder room

with a jet tub.


Happy kids 😀


[and a stinky kid. I haven’t even had a chance to shower after teaching Zumba and working all day. Eww]

Per usual, we had to check out the room service menu.

I love when hotels have a special section for pets:


Our little chicken fiend would have been all over that 😉

Time to dig into some shrimp salad and then hit the pool.

room service

See ya in the morning <3



Have you ever done a staycation? What was your last one like? It’s a fun way to get away, without really going away 🙂

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  1. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on September 11, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Hey Lady! It looks like you have got it made in that place! Very very nice. I really want to do a staycation, but we are always so busy!! We live in Vancouver, which is so beautiful, with so many things to see and places to go, a staycation is for sure high on our list of things we want to do!

  2. Sana on September 11, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Love the room, enjoy your feast!

  3. Laury @ thefitnessdish on September 11, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Sounds like BLISS. Enjoy!!!!

  4. Brittany @ L’épice de la Vie on September 11, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Sometimes I think Staycations are even better than Vacations! You already know where everything is, so no getting lost. If you forget something you can run home and grab it. AND you don’t have to deal with the stress of travel…no hurrying to connecting flights or 3 oz ziploc bag rules!
    And yay for new mattresses!!! 🙂

  5. Sara on September 11, 2011 at 1:54 am

    It’s been toooo long since we did a staycation. I’m going Googling for one right this minute and thank you for the inspiration. 😉 I hope you guys have an awesome time, your hotel looks fab.

  6. Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) on September 11, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Even with the no-shower, working out thing, you are still one hawt mama. the Pilot is too lucky!!

    Have fun on your Staycation! IMO, those kinds are the best– less stressful, less travel time, still amazing 🙂

  7. Jin @ Health Ninja on September 11, 2011 at 2:03 am

    your place for staycation seems to be amazing! enjoy the quite time you two 😉
    and yay for shrimps salad!

  8. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on September 11, 2011 at 5:43 am

    I lovelovelove Living Social deals! I have a cruise coming up in Nov to the Bahamas thanks to them 😀

    Looks like you got a great one too– Have a blast!

  9. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine on September 11, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Relaxing little staycations are my favorite type of weekends. 🙂 Your room looks gorgeous—I love hotel rooms. Enjoy Gina!

  10. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on September 11, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Oh this is WONDERFUL for you guys! 1 nite away, not too much packing or thought needs to go into it, you can just chill locally and not spend much money…and in 6 mos from now when you are up to your elbows in diaper changing and not sleeping too much, you will have this GREAT memory to look back on. Truly wish I would have done more of this type of thing when I was pregnant.

    You are smart, very smart…to do this 🙂

  11. Hillary on September 11, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I’ve never done a Staycation, but my BF and I have talked about it. I always feel like if I’m going to spend money at a hotel, I want to be somewhere new—but this looks awesome!

  12. Holly @ The Runny Egg on September 11, 2011 at 8:08 am

    We actually have a few staycations planned for this fall — and we’ve taken a few in the past. Groupon deals are the best for that sort of thing!

    That room looks awesome, although is that a flip up style bed? I hope it doesn’t feel like a pull out couch mattress.

    Your new headboard is gorgeous!

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2011 at 11:33 am

      hahah yeah! they had us in a room that was soooo far away from everything else, so i called and they updated us to this room. the manager was like “i hope you don’t mind the bed”, but it was super comfy. i’m excited to sleep on our new one, though!

  13. Mer @mersworld on September 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Looks like a great getaway and perfect timing for you! We had a mini-staycation when Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast. We couldn’t go anywhere and had to cancel all of our plans, so we ended up with a great, relaxing staycation (and fortunately, there wasn’t any damage in our area!).

  14. Amber L on September 11, 2011 at 8:34 am

    A staycation sounds amazing!!

    p.s. I LOVE your t-shirt in this pic. Where is it from??

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2011 at 11:33 am

      it’s from lucky, but it’s super old. i love their tees

  15. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on September 11, 2011 at 8:45 am

    That is awesome! I’ve been wondering if those Living Social hotel are actually good. Now I know. 🙂

  16. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on September 11, 2011 at 8:54 am

    What a great idea! That’s so perfect for when you need some time to get away and relax but you don’t have time to go on a real vacation. Have a great time! 😀

  17. Dani @ RunFitMama on September 11, 2011 at 9:08 am

    That looks so relaxing! We’ve never done a staycation, but were thinking about doing one this winter by heading to one of the local ski resorts.

  18. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries on September 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

    How fun! Hope you and the Pilot enjoyed yourselves!

  19. Erin on September 11, 2011 at 9:54 am

    My company had our conference at the same resort in May – i love it! It’s so beautiful there. Enjoy your staycation =)

  20. Moni'sMeals on September 11, 2011 at 10:36 am

    GOOD FOR YOU GUYS! I love staycations. Love them! they are so easy, easy, easy and no stress, no stress no stress. 🙂

  21. Nicole Rodriguez (@Nicole2112) on September 11, 2011 at 10:42 am

    What a beautiful room! I love room service too. Makes you feel important. 🙂
    What a great idea and a great little “stay-away” idea for you guys. I hope you are having a great time!

    I love, love, love that there is a Keurig coffee maker in your room. How novel is that idea? Amazing!

  22. Jessica @ Fit Chick Wannabe on September 11, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Awww that sounds like fun! I love Living Social…and am also obsessed with Groupon!

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2011 at 11:32 am

      LOVE groupon

  23. mi-an d. on September 11, 2011 at 11:14 am

    you kids have fun mmmkay!!

  24. chelsea on September 11, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Awh a staycation seems like a great idea! I might have to copy you and snag one off of living social/groupon as well!

  25. Jess@atasteofconfidence on September 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    How fun! And perfect timing.

  26. Cara on September 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I always have wanted to have a staycation. This looks so lovely. Glad you had fun!

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