The family that eats seaweed together…

stays together πŸ˜‰


(We just finished that lovely pack of seaweed snacks while I made dinner)

Hi friends πŸ˜€ How was your day? Was it crazyhectic as well? We got a LOT done today, but it feels so good to stop for a second.

Or curl up in a pair of the Pilot’s shorts, if your name is Bella.


She is so weird, haha.

Today was pretty casual since we were all over the place, but I did wear a fun accessory:


Of course, one of my faves would be a $4 special from Forever 21. Please don’t tell the guy who buys me fancy necklaces πŸ˜‰



When I was in middle school, my mom used to make awesome bagel sandwiches for my packed lunch πŸ˜€ Today, I was totally hankering for a bagel sandwich and was so excited that we found these Udi’s gluten-free bagels at Sunflower Market. Ever since I went mostly gluten-free –I’m sensitive to gluten, but not totally intolerant- I’ve really missed bagels. Not anymore!! These Udi’s ones are super soft and chewy… exactly like the real thing and decent nutritional stats, too.

I topped each bagel half with Veganaise, Dijon mustard, romaine and organic turkey that the Pilot warmed up in a skillet for me πŸ™‚ + organic green grapes

After errands, we stopped by the base gym so the Pilot could do weights and I walked around the indoor track with an US Weekly. I took it easy since I have Zumba tonight, but wanted to keep him company.

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(not sure what I’m looking at, but my eyes look a little cray cray)

We’re back at the casa and I actually cooked dinner! I’m getting back in the swing of things over here.

Beet burgers and sweet potato fries are in the oven πŸ™‚



I’m off to Zumba, so I’ll see you in the morning.

Have a great night <3



Something to do:

Please take a second to read Caitlin’s afternoon post for a truly amazing cause. Sending love and prayers to Tonya and her family <3

Something to read:

USDA replaces food pyramid with dinner plate

Meatless Monday reaches 50% national awareness

Healthy homemade snacks

AWESOME stretching workout for women

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  1. Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) on May 31, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    πŸ™‚ oh bella… I love when you post pictures of her! She’s adorable!

    & yes, Tonya’s cancer diagnosis is super scary… that family needs all the help they can get! She seems like an amazing woman!

  2. Sara K on May 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Ahh it’s been a while since I’ve had a good homemade beef burger with sweet potato fries! Well, luckily I’m going home to my family in a week for the first time in six months so I can look forward to such mama-made delights πŸ™‚
    Love the necklace! I collect Russian dolls!

    • Fitnessista on May 31, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      that’s cute! (those are actually beet burgers, though- i don’t do the beef thang)

  3. Jessica on May 31, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Omg, I totally polished off a pack of seaweed myself tonight while making dinner! Love it!

    • Fitnessista on May 31, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      they’re so salty and delicious πŸ™‚

  4. Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat on May 31, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Ha, my cats also curl up on my boyfriend’s shorts! They also love sleeping on our shoes–they are a little weird.

    And I love the necklace–I wonder if they still have it at Forever 21?

    • Ann @ Running With Chopstix on May 31, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      My dogs are the same! One of them especially loves curling up in the basket of house slippers πŸ™‚

  5. lindsay on May 31, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    oh udi’s bagels are my godsend, for real! taste like heaven. Just read caitlins post. So scary and humbling at the same time. Thanks for passing this along.

  6. Holly @ The Runny Egg on May 31, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Bella is hilarious!

    Beet burgers + sweet potatoes fries sound amazing right now.

  7. megan @ the oatmeal diaries on May 31, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    My mom used to make me bagel sandwiches too!! πŸ™‚
    I love that you and the Pilot go to the gym together; that’s awesome. And beet burgers + sweet tater fries sounds like my perfect meal! Maybe with some of your almond butter cookies as dessert =D

    • Fitnessista on May 31, 2011 at 9:44 pm

      ahhh! i might have to make some now πŸ™‚

  8. Hannah on May 31, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I definetly have a babooshka Necklace from Forever 21 Too!!! Mines a bit different though

  9. Gina @Running to the Kitchen on May 31, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    these seaweed snacks kinda scare me but you make them seem worth a try!

  10. Jamie on May 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Love the necklace! I’ve been obsessed with a pair of earrings I got there a week ago for only $1.50. Can’t beat it! You and the pilot are too cute!! I wish yall were in Virginia Beach so I could take your zumba classes! πŸ˜€

  11. Namaste Gurl on May 31, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Mmmm, your sandwich looks really yummy πŸ™‚ I love Udi’s brand of bread- the moistest I’ve found as far as GF bread….. and not bad on the ingredients, either!
    I still need to make those carrot- beet burgers; they looks so good!

  12. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on May 31, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Veganaise, Dijon mustard, romaine on a GF bun/bagel…sounds perfect to me!

    I love Vegenaise and eat it..well..daily πŸ™‚ and mustard too!

    Have heard awesome things about Udi’s, too. Must try!

    And I think you and pilot look adorable in that pic! Your shorts are super cute, love the color. And the necklace “splurge”…love things like that. They make my day happy for little finds like that.

    Enjoy your nite and your din-din. Looks delish!

  13. Natalie @ Point the Weigh on May 31, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Okay, I have never tried seaweed snacks or beet burgers, but I may trust you enough to go for it!

    And the necklace…adorable! I definitely favor all things cheap over my expensive jewelry because A) I will never break/lose it and B) They’re just so darn cute!!

  14. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on May 31, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Hahaha I just can’t get over the fact that she was sleeping in his shorts. Bella is too presh.

  15. Katelynn on May 31, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    I recently went gluten free because it gives me migraines. Do you know of any ready made gluten free breads?

  16. Aj on May 31, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    There is just something about a turkey sandwich with a side of grapes that just hits the spot!

    I love that you go to the gym together! It so nice to have the company!

  17. Shelly on May 31, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    So I have a completely random fashion question inspired by your adorable Russian Doll necklace….Is your wedding band gold or white gold/platinum, and if it’s the latter, do you have issues with mixing the yellow and white colored metals?
    My engagement ring and wedding band are both platinum and I feel weird when I try to wear yellow gold jewelry now- I think it “clashes.” I’d love to hear about how other people make 2 metals work since I’m obviously not going to forgo wearing my wedding ring in order to wear a yellow gold necklace.

  18. char @ char on a mission on May 31, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Those beet burgs look delicious! I need to try something like that. I’ve had beets in the fridge for a while now and haven’t used them…they might actually be going bad πŸ™ I better do something with the next bunch I buy. Plus, so enticed by those grapes – I bought some last week, and I think they lasted 2 days. I scarfed them down and tried to go back for more, but I’m a picky grape eater and the store no longer had the crunchy sour ones like I had the day before…oh grapes and being picky!

  19. Heather (Heather's Dish) on May 31, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    girl, you’re brave walking and reading like that! if i don’t have a rest for my reading materials it can be uber dangerous πŸ™‚

  20. Allison @ Food For Healing on May 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    my cat always finds the strangest places to lay!
    i have sweet potato fries tonight, they rocked

  21. Chelsea on June 1, 2011 at 12:28 am

    OH gosh those sweet potato fries look so yummmmmmmyy πŸ™‚ I had potatoes as well for dinner (not sweet potatoes though *darn*).

  22. Shaina on June 1, 2011 at 12:36 am

    My pilot and I had beet burgers tonight too! πŸ™‚

  23. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on June 1, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I also believe the family that works out together.. stays together. Looks like you’ve got that one covered, too! πŸ™‚

    F21 jewelry is perfect for me.. because I am pretty good at losing things!

  24. Babs on June 1, 2011 at 5:59 am

    the beet burgers look tasty–are you going to post a recipe πŸ™‚

  25. Hillary on June 1, 2011 at 7:24 am
  26. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 1, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Forever 21 always has the cutest jewellery for the best prices! I can never believe it when I see necklaces priced at only $1.99 there!

  27. brittfit on June 1, 2011 at 9:08 am

    looks like a really fun day! I love love LOVE sweet potato fries

  28. jenna on June 1, 2011 at 9:10 am

    bella is so sweet! πŸ™‚ did the pilot eat beet burgers? how did he like them?

  29. Chelsa on June 1, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I have to try those beet burgers one of these days. They sound so yummy.

  30. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat on June 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Can’t wait to try those burgers – don’t know how I missed them before! And I love sushi but can’t get into those seaweed snacks.

  31. Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries on June 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I have got to make those beet burgers, yum!

    PS: I can easily demolish those seaweed snacks in about one minute flat πŸ™‚

  32. jen @ taste life on June 1, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Bella is so cute! Whenever I leave town, I leave an item of clothing on the bed that smells like me for my cats to cuddle with. Those beet burgers look so meaty!

  33. Ali @ Around the VeggieTable on June 1, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Cute necklace and cute pup πŸ™‚ Something about our piled up clothes is very appealing to animals. This morning when I woke up my kitty was zonked out on the Boyfriend’s shirt that he had laid out last night. So presh.

  34. Necia on June 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    How do you roughly chop beets? Those things are hard!

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      food processor

  35. Gina (Yogattude) on June 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Our kitties like to curl up in my boyfriend’s clothes too, it’s so funny!

  36. Lauren on June 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Yum.. I tried (emphasis on tried) to make sweet potato fries last week and they were burnt and soggy… go figure πŸ™

    • Fitnessista on June 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      boo! make sure to use a decent amount of olive oil and cook them for quite a while (45 min or so) on 350, flipping halfway

  37. Julia on June 2, 2011 at 2:43 am

    I am OBSESSED with your necklace! I love all things Russian, and I want a little matroshka necklace πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2011 at 11:03 am

      thank you! i think it’s so fun and cute

  38. Stacey on June 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Heated up turkey slices? Hmmmmm. Oh, how I can’t wait for your announcement on June 6th πŸ™‚

    • Amber L on June 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      Was thinking the same exact thing πŸ˜‰

  39. Stacey on June 2, 2011 at 9:05 pm


    • Fitnessista on June 2, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      how am i just now seeing your comment? here’s a big winky face for you: πŸ˜‰

  40. Stacey on June 3, 2011 at 5:49 am

    It’s only 5:45am and you’ve got me grinning. I’ve had to heat up my turkey slices for four months now πŸ™‚ off to do one of your work outs, as I do many mornings. Hugs to you!

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