Hi guys! How’s the day been? Thank you so much for the sweet well wishes for Bell. I’ve read them all to her, and she sends you all Bella kisses of gratitude 😉 

The Pilot and I had a day date today! Since Liv was at school for a couple of hours and the Pilot was off work, we decided to spend the morning paddle boarding.

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(Goal: to do that out on the water instead of on land)

We rented our boards from YOLO Board in Point Loma. I always get a little excited to see the bright and shiny boards — especially love the mint ones!

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It wasn’t my favorite rental spot, as it was more expensive than some of the other places we’ve tried, but I loved the location. We drove a couple of blocks down to Kellogg’s Beach, which was entirely peaceful and calm. It was the perfect paddle boarding spot.


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I did like the boards: much smaller than some of the ones we’ve tried, and lighter. I could actually carry it without looking like a giant goober 😉

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(Check out that DREAMY HOUSE in the background)

We paddled around the bay, navigating past the gorgeous boats, joking around, and hoping we’d see a seal, before taking our boards back and heading to the Living Room for a quick coffee and snack.

The Living Room is a funky little spot -it kind of reminds me of B Line in Tucson!- with an eclectic menu and drool-worthy dessert case.

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They have bagels, breakfasts burritos, quiches, sandwiches, salads, and acai bowls. Bonus: they offer almond and coconut milk for the lattes.

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We enjoyed it out on the patio, people-watching and enjoying the beautiful weather.

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Liv totally busted us when we went to pick her up. “You were at the beach.” Hahah. Can’t put anything past that one 😉

Hope you’re enjoying the day, too <3



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  1. Crystal on October 9, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Haha, Livi must be at that super observant age where she picks up on everything. Day dates are so much fun! My hubby and I had one last Friday, went hiking and had a picnic with our dogs 😀

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      she notices EVERYTHING. i crawled into bed with her the other night and she said “you have chocolate in your mouth.” i had just eaten some chocolate chips haha
      your day date sounds like it was amazing, too! xoxo

  2. Alex on October 9, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Wow, San Diego is so beautiful. It looks like it would be a great place to live if you’re active, like the outdoors and lots of fresh, seasonal foods. Take me there! 🙂 I have never been SUP, but it looks like a lot of fun. I think Anne has done it in DC (I’ve seen a few posts from her too) so that may be my nearest option.

  3. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on October 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    A coffee place with almond & coconut milk? too good to be true!

  4. Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy on October 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    That cafe is seriously one to keep. I’ve never met a cafe that offers non soy dairy free options.

  5. Christa @ Living Unablanced on October 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    What a fun day date! And any coffee shop that has almond and/or coconut milk gets a gold star in my book. Why does that STILL seem rare!? We all drink almond milk…catch on coffee shops.

  6. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on October 9, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    That is TOO cool that you guys had a day date! Love that you went to the beach. Do you have to swim out with to boards & then jump on top? I’ve always wondered about the mechanics of getting on the board.

  7. Jessie on October 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Glad glad you had a great day date! I really want to try paddle boarding- looks amazing! My husband and I just had a day date a few days ago. We just saw a movie, but it was a nice change to the rountine:) looking forward to your fri post! Have a nice night!

  8. Anita on October 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I love paddle boarding! I find it tricky enough to balance with two feet on the board, though, let alone with one above my head! 🙂

    Always, Anita

  9. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on October 9, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Love SUP! I cannot wait to go again. The weather is still warm in Austin…so hopefully soon!

  10. Meg @ A Dash of Meg on October 9, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA ohhhhh Liv 🙂

    And check out that dream house? What about…. CHECK OUT THAT BOD

  11. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on October 10, 2014 at 12:49 am

    What a fun day date! It’s always nice to have one of those once in awhile instead of the usual date nights.

  12. Ari on October 10, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Oh I miss San Diego so much! They have the best little places to eat that are so unique and fun!
    And I’ve never tried boarding but always wanted to. I hear it’s such a good core workout!
    Also, love the idea of a day date!

  13. Morgan on October 10, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I’m loving the fact that I am meeting up with my towns “running club” after work today (I just discovered them!). Excited to get a workout in and meet some new running buddies!

  14. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on October 10, 2014 at 10:07 am

    So glad you guys got a day date together! Looks like it was a beautiful day. 🙂 And oh my, Livi’s comment cracks me up. Smart girl!

  15. cait @pieceofcait on October 10, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    love date days! so fun!

  16. Tracy on October 10, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    What a fun date!! You were able to fit a lot into preschool time! What hours is school? I don’t think I ever used my preschool time that well. Way to go! So beautiful where you live. That house in the background? Wow. I’ll tuck that away for my dreams. Haha!

    • Fitnessista on October 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      she only goes for half days! we moved quickly haha
      and yes, that house is going into the dream category 🙂

  17. Emily S. on October 10, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Today I’m loving the weather, I live in the bay area and it is a gloriously sunny fall day, it doesn’t get better than that.

    I’d definitely keep track of my veggie intake, always looking for fun incentives to keep my veggie count high.

    • Emily S. on October 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      That comment was supposed to be on 10/10/2014’s post! oops!

  18. Stephanie on October 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Dancer’s pose on a paddle board was my one goal this summer on vacation in FL!!! I managed to get it and the company we rented paddle boards from (Sailing South Watersports) caught it on photo and posted it on their Facebook!!!

  19. Nikki@will run for pizza on October 10, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    LOL she’s a smart one! That coffee shop sounds like a place I would spend my life at.

  20. april on October 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    haha the last part cracked me up! i babysit 2 boys (ages 7 and 10) and the little one is SO observant! can’t get anything past him 😉

  21. Jenn@Mark My Miles! on October 12, 2014 at 6:12 am

    How does Santa Clause visit your house each year with that little one??

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      hahah he’s only come twice so far, but i have a feeling it’s going to be trickier and trickier

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