The Bailey’s took my yoga

Hey everyone! Happy (?) Monday! We’re back from Orlando and even though it was a very short trip, we had a blasty!

Saturday night included a little of this:


That is a Bailey’s shake. I have a torrid love affair with Bailey’s and that might be the best creation ever. It has almond milk, Bailey’s, Kahlua, fresh banana and cinnamon. Pure evil >:) We also watched 17 Again, which I thought was a great movie… we’ll the 3/4 of it that I saw before crashing out on the couch;)

Sunday morning, I was feeling slightly dehydrated, so I hit snooze about 5 times and slept through oven yoga. I’m glad I did because I wouldn’t have lasted but at the same time, I’m also bummed because I really wanted to go.

Bfast was a fruit plate:


Mango, pluot and half a banana.

And a little while later, a smashed Larabar from my purse:


We hit up the outlet mall so I could get some plain T-shirts from Banana to wear under my cheffer coats, and since I had been harassing begging the pilot to take me to Cafe 118 (to get into the raw culinary spirit! haha), he said we could stop there for lunch.

I hadn’t been to Cafe 118 for a while (last time we visited was here– I made the mistake of stuffing my face with every nut-based food offering and got sick), and didn’t quite remember how to get there.

Crackberry saved the day- I can’t believe it has GPS!


Bummer though- when we got there, it was CLOSED!!! BAHHHHH. Hahah I had to remind myself that in exactly one week from today, I’ll have all of that glorious raw food available to me when I get to school 🙂

So instead, we hit up Bosphorous, a Turkish restaurant in Winter Park.

We started with the babaganoush:


Which came with the most beautiful lavash bread I’ve ever seen:



I adore bubbly bread and if I ate white bread, I would have been all over that. The pilot said it was amazing.

We were kind of in a time crunch to get on the road because we had to get Viesa from the kennel and meet up with friends for dinner, so we asked for our food to-go.

I ate my house salad (no cheese, dressing on the side)  in the car:


And it may have been the best restaurant salad I’ve ever had. Fresh leafy greens, tomato, bell peppers, kalamata olives, tabbouleh and 2 little gherkins with lemon and olive oil dressing. That salad had no chance.. I devoured it 😀

The pilot loved his lamb wrap (“Mary had a little… lamb”), and I know we’ll definitely be going back to this restaurant. It’s more of the kind of place you need to go to when you have a couple of hours to relax and enjoy your food—not eat and run like we had been planning to. Everything was so fresh and delicious 🙂

My aunt is watching Bella for the week while the pilot drives me to OKC –he’s flying back to Orlando and picking Bella up- and I miss her already!! 🙁 Thank goodness I still have one puppy this week!

I’m off to walk Viesa and chill with the pilot since he doesn’t have to go in until later 😀

Have a wonderful morning and I’ll see ya for lunch!

Much love,


image Happy (belated) birthday to MY DADOO and the beautiful Erin from Care To Eat!!!!

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  1. Emily on August 31, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Ooh, that Baileys creation sounds so good. There was one night when I had a 7 deadly sin cocktail which this reminds me of, except that used cream rather than the almond milk and banana. If I get tempted to “sin” again, I’ll definitely be going this way instead! Yum. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  2. Erica on August 31, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Josh loves baileys- he’d be a huge fan of that shake! Glad you guys had a good time on your trip! Lunch looks fab- especially the bread (YUM!).

  3. fittingbackin on August 31, 2009 at 9:37 am

    hehe LOVE the monkey plate!! Your salad (without cheese!) looks super flavorful – nice! I don’t know how you resisted that bread… it looks awesome!

  4. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on August 31, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Bailey’s shake??? YES PLEASE!!!

  5. K on August 31, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I want that Bailey’s shake! That sounds heavenly (and totally evil)!! You have some serious self control with that bread – it looks delicious! Is that lamb quote from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days? A.k.a one of the best movies made.


    • Fitnessista on August 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

      YES! i was waiting to see if someone would notice that.. know i can count on you, k 😀

  6. Lizzy on August 31, 2009 at 9:50 am

    looks like a great weekend to me! 🙂 glad you had fun

  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 31, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Bailey’s shake? Sounds awesome. I’m sure I’m a lightweight these days and woulda slept thru yoga the next morning, too! Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

  8. Jenna on August 31, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Bailey’s shake? Holy delicious! That is a must try 🙂

  9. Melissa S. on August 31, 2009 at 10:40 am

    that bailey’s shake looks awesome!!!!!

  10. lizzy on August 31, 2009 at 11:00 am

    YUM Baileys!…so dangerous but so worth it!! sorry about missing hot yoga, there’s always next time to look forward to! and cafe 118 looks DELICIOUS!! yaaa blackberry, i couldnt get anywhere without it’s GPS!! hope your off to a great week! happy monday!

  11. Nicci@NiftyEats on August 31, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Sorry the place was closed maybe next time. That bread really looks great. Baileys is always good, i haven’t had that in a long time. I just watched 17Again last night, it was really cute and funny.

  12. Dorothy on August 31, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    The food looks sooOooOo good! Delicious! =D

  13. Heather on August 31, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    ooooh, the lavash looks divine! almost too pretty to eat. being gluten intolerant, i know i’ll never be able to enjoy that, but it sure is purty! 😉

  14. Jenny on August 31, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    oh i could totally go for a baileys shake right abuot now… that mix is a masterpiece girlfriend!

    glad you had a great night out with the pilot!

  15. Katy on August 31, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I love Bosphorous! It’s one of my fave restaurants on Park Ave. Next time you are in town and want to go, let me know and we can do a CFL blogger meetup/tweetup! Yummm.

  16. Stephanie on August 31, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Gahhhh I am sitting in the Orlando airport as we speak (endless day) and ready to get home too now that our cruise is ova!! That lunch looks deelish (!!), def better than my airport eats :/

  17. muffy on August 31, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Omg that sounds so amazing! And i totally want to see seventeen again, lol.
    oo i never got the gps on my blackberry since it had the maps application (pretty much identical to google maps) but it looks awesome!

  18. Jenna on August 31, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    nice unique shake you got there girl 😉

  19. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on August 31, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    You are a sassy one with that Bailey’s shake! Holy decadence – I’m a cheap date when it comes to booze but I think I could roll with that drink… the end of the night!

    LOVE me the Turkish food, mostly for the abundance of eggplant. 🙂 Turkish food is underappreciated in the States! Glad you enjoyed it!

  20. kristi (sweet cheeks) on August 31, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    My phone has GPS on it, too…and has saved me more than a few times, haha. I love it!

    Hope you have a great day Gina!

  21. Stephanie on August 31, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Love ypur blog, and that shake looks a-mazing! How come you do not eat white bread? I tried swearing it off but it’s just too yummy. (I need my italian bread and pizza :))

    • Fitnessista on August 31, 2009 at 9:11 pm

      white bread doesn’t taste as good to me! and it makes me jeans a little too tight for comfort 😉

  22. Low on August 31, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Are you referring to OKC, Oklahoma?

    • Fitnessista on August 31, 2009 at 9:11 pm

      yep ohhhhhhhklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
      (i couldn’t help myself.. i’m excited!!)

      • Low on September 1, 2009 at 11:41 am

        Fun! I’m from Oklahoma. Is the pilot being stationed at Vance or Tinker or are you just visiting?

        • Fitnessista on September 1, 2009 at 11:44 am

          that’s awesome!
          no, he’s stationed here at moody. i’m just going for the month for culinary school 😀

  23. Rebecca on August 31, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    That’s such a cute plate! I want it.

    My boyfriend lived in Turkey for 2 years when he was a teenager because his father is a historian and he taught there. We go to Turkish restaurants all the time with his family.

  24. Tay on August 31, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Having a phone with GPS is magic, I swear!!

  25. Shelby on August 31, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Even though I don’t eat white bread, I would have indulged in that bread ASAP! Looks phenomenal!

  26. GirlonRaw on August 31, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Wowsers loving the Bailey’s shake. Thank goodness I live in a dry country or else I’d be tempted to have them all the time and then MY jeans would be too tight for comfort! 😀

  27. Erin on September 1, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Oh Gina!
    I’m a little behind, obvs 🙂
    Thank you so much for that mention – you make me feel so loved! Hug hug!

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