The man can cook

Good morning! Happy Sunday <3 Hope you’re relaxing and having a beautiful day.

The Pilot made dinner last night! I usually do 90% of the cooking over here –and he’ll “dish” as we like to call it- but getting the grill has totally turned that ratio around- I love it.


Crispy, crunchy, perfect asparagus with goat gouda, sea salt, garlic and pepper

I kept stealing bites from the pan…

asparagus (2)

Spicy chicken marinated chopped jalapenos, sea salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne

and of course, no meal would be complete without the begging Bell.



We watched Bridesmaids –the unrated version is outta control- and called it a night.

This morning, it was tea on the balcony


and his and her ‘cakes.


While I made the batter [perfect protein for me and old fashioned for him],


the Pilot made a giant batch of scrambled eggs to share.

My plate:


Somehow I managed to plate my pancakes, drizzle them with syrup and set them up all pretty and forgot to take a picture (? spacey this morning)

but I did snap a shot of the Pilot’s tower of cakes.

cakes (2)

Workout-wise, it’s active recovery day over here, so I’ll be getting casual cardio while we check out a local art festival. I’ll be sure to snap lots of pics 🙂

Have a happy Sunday!



Something to talk about: What’s your favorite Sunday ritual? I always look forward to sleeping until I wake up (no alarm!), breakfast with the Pilot, and planning out the rest of the week.

Something to think:

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
– Muhammad Ali

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  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on October 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Have fun at the art festival!

    And those pancake stacks are….perfect! They should be on the cover of a pancake box or something b/c they look so delicious!

    Glad that Pilot cooked and you nibbled asparagus..sounds perfect to me 🙂

  2. Laury @ thefitnessdish on October 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Michael is a grill master too!!! He loves to cook actually.

    Have a great day!

    Fav Sunday ritual is a new one…going to brunch just the three of us (you’d love this place we get egg whites with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and goats cheese) then get home in time for football! May go pumpkin and apple picking later

    That quote is so true!

  3. Destini on October 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    My fav Sunday ritual is sleeping in with the hubby, waking up and watch a movie together. Now that football season has started, my husband is distracted all afternoon and evening 🙂

  4. Sana on October 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Wait so what happened in the unrated version???

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm

      they randomly added scenes in!! and the scenes are pretty crazy/hilarious/weird

  5. Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous on October 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    That asparagus is calling my name! On Sundays, I like to read! The rest of the week can be kind of hectic, but on Sundays I love lounging in my pjs with a good book(:

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      that’s what sundays are for 🙂

  6. Hannah on October 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I started my Sunday off with your October workout! Hooooooly moooooooly…. was it sweaty! I will have to say, It’s a new fav. Thanks so much for taking the time to put it together! I really needed something new in my routine. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      whoo hoo!! i’m so glad you had a great workout 🙂

  7. April @ Grits and Granola Bars on October 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    That asparagus looks pretty amazing! Does WF or TJs carry that goat gouda? And do you shred it yourself or does it come shredded?

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      both have goat gouda. they’re in a block and i shred it at home

  8. Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews on October 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    That asparagus looks awesome! I like green beans done that way too.

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      oooh, we’ll have to try that!

  9. Nicole on October 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I love going to church on sunday morning! its a great way to start the week.

  10. Liz @ Southern Charm on October 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    My favorite Sunday ritual is going to church and then walking with my friend to grab coffee after. So relaxing and re-charging!

  11. Brittany on October 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I absolutely LOVE waking up with no alarm on sundays. It is my favorite! I have never seen brides maids but I heard it was hilarious. Love that quote!

  12. Hillary on October 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Those pancakes look so fluffy and fabulous.

    I love waking up naturally on Sundays, getting in a good workout, and then just being a bump on a log (if I don’t have any work to do). On nice days, especially in the fall, I love going down to the local main street, grabbing a coffee, and just walking around and doing some people watching!

  13. Ali on October 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    You gotta love a man who can cook right!? My Love helped to make our epic carb fest for Canadian Thanks Giving over here yesterday too! Haha, to funny about the pancake picture, stuff like that always happens to me too! Our fav Sunday rituals are going to the market for our weekly produce and going out for tea! We have a tea shop here called David’s tea, and it is AMAZING! If you ever go to New York again, you should check them out! A million flavours, and I have yet to try out one that is not amazing.

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      that sounds like something i would love! i need to get to nyc again sometime soon 🙂

  14. Julie on October 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Sundays have become bike riding days along the beach. I also look forward to planning the week! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      that sounds lovely 🙂

  15. Nancy @ Beyoutiful Fitstyle on October 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    My favorite Sunday ritual is going food shopping (yes I actually enjoy it most times) and coming home to make some delicious dishes, long walks with the pup, and spending quality time with my man.

    Pancakes on Sundays seem to be a trend too! We had pancakes also. I’ve been trying a bunch of different blogger’s recipes, yours will have to be next! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      i love food shopping, too 🙂

  16. Katie on October 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I love Sunday brunch and my much deserved rest day! Standard Sunday rituals and I look forward to them. I also usually end up plopping my booty on the couch earlier then normal and watching some guilty pleasure reality TV. 😉 Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

  17. Avery on October 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I’m the same way with sleeping in on Sundays. I love getting exactly the amount of sleep my body desperately craves. No alarm, no big agenda. My man and I have been make sundays biking days. Today we biked around the lakes and residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The crunchy golden leaves falling made for a perfect afternoon.

  18. kathleen @ the daily crumb on October 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    nothing compares to the beauty of traditional, white flour, fluffy + homemade pancakes!

  19. Lisa on October 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Very inspirational quote! I’m starting a new fitness plan for myself tomorrow and that really makes me realize that I just need to dig down and find the motivation within myself. I find that so often I start a new plan with all the enthusiasm in the world, but have trouble sticking to it, so reading quotes like that really help me keep up the drive!


  20. Food for Todd on October 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    My fave Sunday routine is weight lifting and cardio at the gym with the hubby then grocery shopping and prepping for the week. So relaxing! Might watch the new PBS documentary Prohibition tonight, too!

  21. Krystina (Organically Me) on October 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I want to make a blanket out of the pilot’s pancakes!

    • Fitnessista on October 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      seriously! they came out amazingly

  22. Roro on October 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Every Sunday me and my friends host a Family Day and watch football

  23. Diane on October 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Great quote! Hope you’re having a great Sunday!!

  24. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on October 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Sunday is always my get-stuff-done day. I usually workout, go grocery shopping, do laundry, and do homework. I always like to end the day by cooking myself up a nice meal though!

  25. Denise @ Kumara Mash on October 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I miss being able to sleep in on a Sunday, as my son likes to wake me at 6am :-S (he is nearly 3).

    Most Sundays are spent doing things like changing bed linen, getting up-to-date on washing and going a nice, long 3 hour walk. If finances permit, I also sneak in a brunch at Revel (a really cool cafe in the Auckland CBD that does the best vegan tofu florentine) and a vegan gelato at Giapo 🙂

  26. Elise on October 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Oh.My.Gosh! That asparagus looks soooo good! Can he come show my hubby how to do that? =)

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