The right kinda Sunday

Hey friends! Howโ€™s your day been? What have you been up to today?

Our Sunday has been the perfect mix of work, relax and play ๐Ÿ™‚

The Pilot has been working insane hours, which has been pretty standard since Iโ€™ve known him. Thereโ€™s always talk about it calming down, but I wonโ€™t believe it until I see it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, since he just got into the squadron and has to go through a major upgrade before he can start teaching the new pilots, and heโ€™s been spending most of the past few weekends catching up on sleep and studying. I usually spend my weekends planning for the week (writing blog post ideas, meal planning, grocery shopping, figuring out playlists and new choreography for the week ahead, double-checking appt and conference call times, etc) and end up glued to my computer, iPod or notebook for a majority of the weekend.

Today it was nice to pry the Pilot away from the books and myself away from technology for a while to swim and lay by the pool.

Bella liked my new raft ๐Ÿ™‚


[And by โ€œlikeโ€ I mean she tried to pop it, repeatedly.]

The Pilot was a fan too ๐Ÿ˜‰


[I have to say Iโ€™m a fan of the yellow nails ๐Ÿ™‚ I wasnโ€™t sure it they would look goobery with my skin tone, but theyโ€™re cheery and fun.]

I mostly chilled under the cabana reading Real Simple and dunked in a few times to cool off. I floated on the raft and doggy-paddled around.

After the pool, it was smoothie time:


almond milk, Sun Warrior, frozen organic cherries, almond butter, banana and spinach FTW.

[A couple pieces of Vosges chocolate may have snuck in there too]

Today was the perfect kinda Sunday- enough work done to feel prepared for the week ahead and enough relaxation to feel refreshed to tackle everything that will come up ๐Ÿ™‚

Off do a little yoga โ€“itโ€™s my active rest day- and then a little shindig with the fam <3

See ya later with a Fashion Post!



Something to think:

(I also posted this one on my facebook wall, but I love it so much)

?"Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.โ€ -Mark Victor Hansen

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  1. Jaime on July 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    love the nails….and the quote ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on July 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      thank you!

  2. Jessica on July 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I love that quote… it hits you in the right spot if ya know what I mean ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve been wanting to try yellow too but have been worried… you have the same skin tone as I do so now I know it will work ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great rest of your day!

    • Fitnessista on July 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      it totally does. i’ve read it at least 5 times today- so motivating

  3. Laura @ prettylittlewords on July 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Ahhhh have a BLAST sharing the news with the family!!!

  4. Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff) on July 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I’ve always thought yellow nails would look weird on me, but you’re rocking the color! What shade/brand are you wearing?

    • Fitnessista on July 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      it’s sally hansen mellow yellow

  5. Suzi @ Confessions of a Fitness Instructor on July 17, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Yellow nails def look goobery on me and my pasty white skin, but they look really nice on you!

    I like your raft too, looks really comfy!

  6. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on July 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    That is such an amazing quote, and so what I needed to read, thank you! Love hearing about your weekend routine…finding balance between work and play is an art so its lovely to hear how you and the pilot cultivate it ๐Ÿ™‚ also your nails look so cheerful and summery and fresh! have a wonderful shindig! ๐Ÿ™‚ xyx

  7. Jill on July 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I feel like yellow nails would look very strange on me. Like if someone saw them from far it would look like I had really gross stained nails haha, so I’ve always been really hesitant to try, especially on my toes. But I really like how the colour looks on you–fresh and bright and fun! Maybe I’ll have to try.

  8. Morgan @ Operation Hot Mama on July 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I love the color yellow ๐Ÿ™‚ It just automatically makes me happy!

    Have an awesome Gender Reveal party tonight!!

  9. kaila @ healthy helper! on July 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I love that nail polish! What brand is it!?!

    • Fitnessista on July 17, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      sally hansen

  10. Lindsay Loves Veggies on July 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I love Real Simple! My mom actually got me hooked on it! She also got me reading Whole Living back when it was Body & Soul. Guess she’s just got good taste. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Joanna on July 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I like the yellow nails & LOVE that quote, I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately so those words were exactly what I needed at the moment, thanks! :O)

  12. April @ Grits and Granola Bars on July 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Those nails are gorgeous!

  13. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on July 17, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Great quote! There really is no time like the present. I love relaxing Sundays! They’re usually my planning day too.

  14. kate on July 17, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    love the nails! I definitely would not think of yellow nailpolish as cute but it looks great & love the quote so inspirational ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on July 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Looks like the perfect day to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. kristine on July 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    love the nails and im excited for tomorrows post !!

  17. s on July 17, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    i love the yellow nails! so pretty. i got the sally hansen leopard print nail kit today; i’m excited to try it out!

  18. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on July 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Cute nails! I love that print on your shirt/dress too.

    Glad you struck the working/resting/productivity balance today. I have to say it’s been ballz out for me and I still have to work. But now, I am off to two groc stores. Let the fun continue.

    Have a blasty with your fam! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Irina on July 17, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Love the yellow!!! I’ve developed an addiction to all things yellow and bought a pastel yellow nailpolish like yours! Identical except for the brand- mine is called Lemonade and its by Orly. I love love love it and can’t stop looking at my nails!

    Have a great rest of the day!

  20. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 17, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I love the nail polish – it’s so summery!

    Your day out by the pool sounds so perfect. I love spending my weekends doing that. ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Lauren on July 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    is your dress from target? i want every print! they are so cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Emma @ Microcosm of Life on July 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Yellow nails go perfectly with purple smoothies ๐Ÿ™‚ Summa, summa, summa-time colors!

  23. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on July 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Our Sunday was very similar. We went to the market, I cooked for my love and now we are off to do some yoga. I think your new raft is pretty neat! I wish it were warm enough here right now for a swim. Love the nails too!!

  24. Katelyn on July 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I have checked your blog WAY more than normal today. Although 3-4 times is normal for me ๐Ÿ™‚ it has been way more times than I would like to say. I CAN’T WAIT MUCH LONGER!

  25. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on July 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Love the yellow nails! Never would’ve thought that color would look good but it totally does!

  26. meghan@ struggle muffins on July 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Love the quote – it’s just what I needed to hear, thank you!

  27. Holly @ The Runny Egg on July 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I really think painted nails in general look nice — it doesn’t matter (to me at least) what color it is.

    I’m glad you two had a nice relaxing day at the pool (we did too!)

  28. The Teenage Taste on July 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Lovin’ the nails, Gina! I bought a bottle on yellow nail polish a few months ago but have been very hesitant to use it because I thought it would look weird. I think I’m finally going to take the plunge though…they look FAB! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Bea on July 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I love that quote. I just had to repost it on my Facebook page. Soundsnlike you had a lovely day in the sun. Have a great start to your week.

  30. Amanda @ the beauty notebooks on July 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Yellow nails are so sunny! I hope you have a great time with your family <3

  31. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on July 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I love your float too ๐Ÿ˜€
    (And I wont try to pop it like Bella did– I promise ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  32. Kris | on July 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Smokin’ nails dollface!! i hope the pilot can simmer down a bit for some relaxing time!!


  33. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on July 18, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Smoothie lahhhhvin!

  34. Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me on July 18, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Looks like a good time! Bella is so darn cute.

  35. Tasha @ Voracious Eats on July 18, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I love that sunshiney yellow polish! I’ve been looking for something a bit different from my usual hot pink or rose pink, but the nail polish selection is pretty dismal here in Saudi Arabia. I’m leaving the kingdom for a quick vacation to London next month so I’m going to have to stock up while there. I’ve been wanting to paint my nails a sea foam green, but I’m not sure if I’ll end up looking like a mermaid, or like I just have frostbite….

    Hey, Gena, I just reposted my FAT RANT from last year and I thought you might like it. You are a fellow advocate for health at every size and body acceptance, so it reminded me of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Nitasha on July 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Oh my goodness I just bought that same exact float yesterday! I LOVE it…I floated around the pool all day relaxing with some drinkies…best toy ever!!

  37. Becky @ The Bex Factor on July 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing the quote, I feel like it fits perfectly with a tough situation I’ve been dealing with this week.

    Sounds like a lovely day lying by/in the pool. I wish I was doing that too!

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