The Best Kind of Cardio

Hi guys! Howโ€™s your day been?

Ours has been pretty much glorious after sleeping in, finding our way to a brunch feast and shopping- the best kind of cardio  ๐Ÿ™‚

We decided to eat at the Canyon Ranch Grill at the Venetian because Iโ€™m a friend of Canyon Ranch (my little bro is a chef at one of their resorts) and knew weโ€™d be able to find sometime good for our nutritional preferences (Ashley is Celiac and Iโ€™m weird quasitarian).

canyon ranch

I ordered the 3 egg white omelet with no cheese, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, onions, spinach and tomato. It came with a sweet potato hash, fresh berries and the server also brought us some jicama and mango salad.

cayon ranch

I also chugged a fresh and beautiful orange juice ๐Ÿ˜€
It was the perfect fuel for Vegas shopstravaganza 2010.

At Caesarโ€™s Palace:

caesars

and Fashion Show

shopping

We did it up pretty strong ๐Ÿ˜€

Caffeine buzzzzzzz

teavana

(Iโ€™m not sure which one it is.. it was one of the ones we tasted and it was ahhhmazin)

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We walked so. much. today. and covered the entire Strip a couple of times ๐Ÿ˜‰

strip

Thereโ€™s so much to see here.. even if youโ€™re not actually *doing* something. Itโ€™s just a blasty to walk around, sight see and people-watch.

When we got back to our Austin Powers hotel, we couldnโ€™t eat our Raw Food Bars fast enough.

bar

Then we did a 20-minute cardio abs Insanity DVD. We were supposed to do the 40 minute pure cardio + cardio abs, but on hungry bellies and tired legs we decided not to. The 20 minute sesh was perfect ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now, weโ€™re getting ready to see those very important people Iโ€™ve been telling you aboutโ€ฆ.

pilot (3)

Our husbands!!!

Theyโ€™ve been stationed here for a TDY (temporary deployment) for the past 3 weeks!!! So we came over to Vegas to party with them this weekend since we missed them so much.

Itโ€™s party time ๐Ÿ˜€

See ya tomorrow!

Gina

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47 Comments

  1. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on April 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Ahhhhhhhh my visits to Vegas (twice) have been fav family vacays!!! I wasn’t even of age at the time but there is so much to see and do there, it don’t mattah! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!

  2. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place on April 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    aww have fun with your hubby!!!!

  3. Sana on April 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    That is sooo cute! I am sure the hubby was happy to see you!!

  4. BethT on April 23, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    So happy for you. I wondered where your hubs was! Have fun.

  5. Andrea of Care to Eat on April 23, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Yay! Cheers to happy reunions ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on April 23, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Yay the pilot is back!!!!

    I remember my feet hurting so badly after walking the strip, inside the Venetian and to Fashion show mall all in one day. Actually, I just remember my feet hurting really badly the entire time ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a fun night with your hubby’s ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on April 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Yay for the Pilot!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    WAlking the strip gives you the most amazing workout! My hubby and I figured out that we walked about 10-11 miles each day!

    • Fitnessista on April 24, 2010 at 10:42 am

      10-11 miles! crrraaazzyyyy!

  8. Karyn on April 23, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    whoo-hoo party time! have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Marissa on April 23, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    AW!! Yay!!! Have fun tonight!!!!

  10. Emily @ Emilyeatsclean on April 23, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Ohhh have fun!!! Shopping in Vegas = envy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    -emily

  11. Katie on April 23, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Awwww so glad you’re getting to hang out with the pilot for a bit!! Have fun!

  12. Vicky on April 24, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I was wondering where your “Pilot” was! Good for you, have FUN!!!

  13. caronae on April 24, 2010 at 1:00 am

    That’s such a perfect little brunch! Me likes ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you’re having fun, sounds like an awesome trip!

  14. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 24, 2010 at 1:43 am

    aw thats awesome that you get to see the pilot! have a great time. Vegas Baby!

  15. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com on April 24, 2010 at 1:49 am

    i love getting lost through walking when i travel. its the best part.

  16. Jess on April 24, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Hope you have a fab time!! Vegas is somewhere i really really want to go too, me and the other half are thinking maybe in a year or 2 to do route 66 and have a good stop off in vegas! Yeah baby!!! Love your blog- gives me lots of motivation. Jess xoxo

  17. Antoinette on April 24, 2010 at 5:43 am

    That’s such a cute post. I loved the mystery with the happy resolution. Have fun with your honey!

  18. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on April 24, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Looks like fun in the city of lights! I have always wanted to eat at a Canyon Ranch resturant!

    xo
    K

  19. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on April 24, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Yay!!! Have fun with the hubs! I’ve never been to Vegas, but I really want to visit someday…especially after seeing The Hangover, lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Allie on April 24, 2010 at 7:27 am

    oh, how fun!!! i didn’t want to ask where the pilot was because i wasn’t sure what info you wanted public…hope you had a great time!

  21. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on April 24, 2010 at 7:28 am

    I was wondering who those important people were that you were talking about! Have fun with your husbands! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Cindy on April 24, 2010 at 9:03 am

    That is so sweet! I would miss my hubby so much ๐Ÿ™

  23. Kathleen on April 24, 2010 at 9:46 am

    That’s so adorable! Glad you got to see your love in Vegas! Can’t wait for a recap!

  24. Bec on April 24, 2010 at 9:57 am

    That omelet looks amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great time with the husbands!

  25. Jessica on April 24, 2010 at 9:59 am

    TDY means temporay duty not temporary deployment.

    • Fitnessista on April 24, 2010 at 10:41 am

      hahah i’m really up on the acronyms, can you tell? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Michelle on April 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

        The military uses probably MILLIONS! it gets insane ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Fitnessista on April 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

          hahah seriously. the pilot has to stop and tell me what each acronym is everytime he’s telling me something important ๐Ÿ˜‰ i still forget though!

  26. Christi on April 24, 2010 at 10:09 am

    That is so sweet! It sounds like you’re having a blast!!

  27. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 24, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I’ve never been to Vegas, but it looks ahhh-mazing! Have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Teri [a foodie stays fit] on April 24, 2010 at 10:19 am

    oh so cute!! I’m sorry they have been away, but I love that this is what your important people visit was for. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Tyler on April 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Aww what a fun day! Metting the hubs is way better than any of the other people going though my head! Hope you are having a blasty!

  30. Heather (Heather's Dish) on April 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

    wow, 3 weeks?!?! that’s crazy! hope you guys had an absolute blast ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Laura J. on April 24, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Aww have fun with your hubbies! I was wondering where the pilot was, haha ๐Ÿ™‚ Not too shabby a place to be assigned for work!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Ana (AnActive Adventure) on April 24, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Aww girl have great time with your hubby!!! Party it up ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. Jennifer Sanders on April 24, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Yay! I’m so glad you get to spend the weekend with your husband! Enjoy!

  34. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on April 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Aw, that’s cute. Enjoy the day with your husband!

  35. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on April 24, 2010 at 11:35 am

    That is a very important person for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun!!! I’ve never tried that restaurant before….have to give it a try the next time I’m there!

  36. Anna on April 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Does Ashley have a blog? She sounds like my kind of Celiac ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to hear her thoughts on the gluten-free diet.

    • Fitnessista on April 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      no she doesnt! she works a lot- she’s an esthetician (sp?) and teaches pilates

  37. Killian on April 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    When I read the title of this post I thought you were referring to sex. Sorry, it’s just me then…carry on…

    • Fitnessista on April 24, 2010 at 2:07 pm

      heh heh. that’s the REAL best kind of cardio ๐Ÿ˜‰

  38. Tyler Ramey on April 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    The Vegas pictures are making me jealous, sista.

    Zumba rocked my world, and I thought about you the whole time! The teacher was very Gina-esque…but blonde! So much fun!

    Hope you live it up in Vegas!!!! Get wild. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on April 24, 2010 at 7:54 pm

      hahah i’ll make you proud buddy ๐Ÿ™‚
      glad you loved zumba!

  39. Becca on April 24, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Shopping is the best cardio- and not even necessarily because you get great things from your exercise, but also because you’re so distracted you don’t feel like you’re exercising. It’s all talking and looking and being distracted, so doing short, intense workouts before or after is so perfect.
    Glad you’re having such a great time in Vegas!

  40. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on April 27, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Shopping is so much fun! I wish I had more money so i could get that cardio in!

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