The sweet things



-Being greeted by a bird booty every time we walk outside. Mama bird is protecting her eggs, and I’m so excited to hear baby birds chirping eventually 🙂

-Going grocery shopping for the baby meal at Basha’s –I usually go to Trader Joe’s or Sunflower Market because the prices are better- and being greeted by an incredible natural foods section.

natural foods kombucha case

They even had kombucha!

Basha’s reminds me of Publix, which was my favorite place to grocery shop in Valdosta.


uber larabar

NEW Larabar flavors- I’ll let you know what I think of the new sweet and salty mixes when I try them this week. I have a feeling I’m going to be a fan.. I wouldn’t kick a Larabar in the face if ya know what I mean.

These chocolate sea salt brownies with “cream cheese” and dark chocolate topping from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan

cookbook soaked cashews

are in the oven right now. Our house smells amazing.

I’ll post the brownie glamour shots in the am after they have a chance to cook and cool. With dark chocolate + brownies + a creamy cashew filling + sprinkle of sea salt  (all things that are foodgasmical), I think we all know what dessert is tonight.


swimming 3

An afternoon swimming with the girls


Livi absolutely loves the water. She kicked and panted (her new way of showing she’s excited) pretty much the whole time.

We don’t have a pool –we’re thinking of building one in the future- but our awesome neighbors said we’re welcome to use theirs anytime. It’s an ozone pool so it’s chlorine-free and was 94* today from the direct sunlight. I’m a chicken when it comes to cold water, so it was amazing.

The Pilot joined us when he got off work


We’re going to take turns hitting the gym and call it a night.

What was something sweet about your day?

See ya in the morning <3



Head’s up: After almost a year (hi, slacker) the Fun page is finally up and running! If you have a fave post that I missed, please let me know 🙂

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  1. Jaimie on May 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    The bananas foster uber lara bar is AWESOME! You won’t be disappointed!!

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      yay, i can’t wait to try it!

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish) on May 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    a pool sounds so nice! Wes is totally panting to show he’s excited now too…it’s so stinking cute! and every now and then a little snort will happen and my heart explodes 🙂

  3. Lisa @ Fresh Spinach on May 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Are the new larabar flavors also vegan?

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2012 at 10:37 pm


      • Fitnessista on May 21, 2012 at 11:05 pm

        Scratch that- they contain honey.

  4. Nicola NZ on May 21, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I wish we could get larabars here in New Zealand. I have even tried to order them off the web but they dont do shipping to here. So so sad!!!

  5. Sana on May 21, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Gah! tooo cute 🙂

  6. Julie on May 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    So cute! I can just imagine how excited she was to be in the water 🙂

  7. Rachel on May 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    You’re trying to kill us with the Dad-Daughter pics aren’t you! 😉 So sweet!

  8. Jess on May 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    How did you like the new one piece swimming suit? After having twins I need something to cover the stomach! Olivia looks very cute in her hat and glasses! My girls won’t keep their glasses on.

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      i love it! the first swimsuit i’ve bought online and it fits great

      • Fitnessista on May 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

        and the glasses are from target with a wraparound strap so they stay on really well

  9. Beatrix on May 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    At first glimps I thought you were on vacation at some resort with a pool. How nice it would be to have a pool in my back yard. I do have the ocean across the street, but still not the same thing. Something sweet about my day? Rhubarb Yogurt muffins and Kombucha 🙂 My muffin recipe will be posted tomorrow on my blog 🙂

  10. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on May 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Omg that last picture is the cutest ever!! What a fun day! So glad you enjoyed yourself! 🙂

  11. Rachel on May 21, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Is there anything I can use as a substitute for cashews? I have the book but I’m allergic to tree nuts. Wah.

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Can u have coconut?

      • Rachel on May 22, 2012 at 7:51 am

        Yes, and peanuts.

  12. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana on May 21, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    We love going to the pool these days, you’re lucky to have such a nice neighbor! I’ve never heard of an ozone pool before, so cool 🙂 That’s awesome that Livi is excited about the water!

  13. Maria on May 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I made brownies today too! Well, kind of…they were from a box :-/ sweetest thing to happen today: having hubs sing twinkle twinkle to my belly and having the baby kick in response 🙂

  14. Samantha on May 21, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    That picture of Tom and Liv is too cute. So adorable. And the new Lara bar flavors are amazing! Def let us know your fave 🙂

  15. amy on May 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I got out for an evening walk and it was sweet to take in the blue skies, sun and green trees and grass…………I enjoyed looking around and walking. I have hills to climb around my neighborhood, love it!
    So fun that your baby girl is loving water!

  16. Emily on May 21, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I l-o-v-e the new Ubers! I’ve tried apple turnover and bananas foster, both are favorites!

  17. Annette @ FitnessPerks on May 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    That nut roll bar looks sooooooooo good! YUMM.

    And you all are so cute in the pool! That looks amazing.! hah.

  18. AJ on May 22, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Off topic but maybe you should title the “fun” page as “fav’s” if they are highlighting favourite posts? Wish we could get larabars here in Australia 🙁

    • Fitnessista on May 22, 2012 at 12:05 am

      there’s more than that, though because it also has reader’s requests and focus on posts

  19. Laura @ She Eats Well on May 22, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I love larabars too….the peanut butter chocolate chip is my favorite, with cookie dough being a close second. My something sweet today was catching up with an old friend over dinner!

  20. Averie @ Averie Cooks on May 22, 2012 at 12:40 am

    What a fun afternoon and she’s a natural in the water…so adorable.

    And the brownies, oh yes please!

  21. Julie on May 22, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I’ve never heard of an ozone pool, but it sounds incredible!

  22. Julia on May 22, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Loooove the swimsuit! Suits you really well!

    Sweet about my day was the fact that it’s finally getting warmer here in Germany!!! Cute dresses, maxi skirts and top knots a la Meg: Here I come! 🙂

  23. Joy on May 22, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I had a pretty stellar day so there were lots of sweet things a few of my faves are: my neighbor got her green card (do now I don’t have to worry about losing my favorite Russian accent), another neighbor brought me a dozen eggs from his chickens, and lastly the poodle went to the groomer and is the cutest thing currently!

  24. Anne Meyer on May 22, 2012 at 2:56 am

    They say that birds nesting inside your house is a sign of good luck. It means better prosperity and more blessings in your home.

  25. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on May 22, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I feel the exact opposite about the birdies nesting in our back porch… they chirp at 5 am and wake me up!

    Something sweet, my car passed inspection without needing any work. I wasn’t expecting it to need anything, but it’s still a relief 🙂

  26. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 22, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Those brownies sound amazing!

    Something sweet about my day: the carrot cake (with cream cheese frosting – the best part!) that my mom and sister made me for my birthday!

  27. Lindsay @ Lindsay's List on May 22, 2012 at 9:07 am

    A pool!!! YES! A dream of mine!

  28. April on May 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Ahhhh, ALL four of you are adorable!!!!! Livi is so stinkin’ cute in her swim outfit:) Aren’t the ‘pants’ so cute?

    Something sweet about my day was getting an unexpected compliment that just made my day:)

  29. Brittany on May 22, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Have you tried the gluten free Luna bar flavors? I got the cookie dough one last week and I loved it! I have been trying to eat gluten free ever since I was diagnosed with gastritis. I heard it helps. So far I have been pretty good but i still find it hard to eat gluten free. The ice cream place near my house has a gluten free ice cream. It is AMAZING! I love eating gluten free!

  30. Stella on May 22, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Ahh can’t stop thinking about the brownies!

    Lots of sweet things today: Driving home on a scooter with my friend (best way to get tanned), apples with yoghurt and cinnamon, and later it’s time for sh’bam!

  31. Willemijn @ Eat Run Travel on May 22, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Such a happy cute post! Who doesn’t love babies in water? Sweet!!

  32. Alyssa @ Life of bLyss on May 22, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I am completely obsessed with the uber bars! Just. you. wait.

  33. Lindsey @ Chick Flick Chic on May 22, 2012 at 10:24 am

    such cute pics! and Publix is seriously the best grocery store ever . . . I once made a vow that I could never live anywhere without a Publix and a Tar-jay : )

  34. Danielle on May 22, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I love the hat and the sunglasses!!! Cutest thing ever!

  35. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola on May 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Omigosh those pictures in the pool with Livi are pretty much the cutest thing ever! I think the one with the pilot holding her is definitely a framer! And those brownies sound amazing!

  36. jodie on May 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Can’t wait for the review on the new Larabars. I have been looking for them. Very cute and fun pictures.
    Have a good day.

  37. Pure2raw twins on May 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    love the pics!!! I miss my pool back home, always a fun time 😉

  38. Joelle (on a pink typewriter) on May 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    AW, Livi’s face is adorable in the pool!!

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