Week in workouts + Hi from AZ

Hi! Happy Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re all enjoying a beautiful and relaxing weekend. I can’t believe we’re heading into Week 3 of Summer Shape Up already! Don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway. New workout + the Week 3 giveaway details will all be up in the am.


Right now I’m phone blogging (with my horrible butterfingers typing skills) from Flagstaff. We came up yesterday for a family wedding and it’s been so great to see everyone again.
Can’t really say I’ve missed the Arizona heat too much…

Even though the drive was a bit long, it wasn’t too bad. We’ve figured out a secret for a happy roadtripping toddler: Peter Piper Pizza. Ok, so the Pilot and I kind of enjoy the games too. I challenge you to a skee-ball battle. ๐Ÿ˜‰
The wedding was absolutely gorgeous -I have some pics to share tonight!- and we’re spending the morning here before driving back to San Diego with madre.


(Just laughing in the woods with Meg)

This week, I’m looking forward to a solid workout routine since last week was a great one. Here’s what it looked like:
Sunday: 4-ish miles walk/run
Monday: teach Zumba
Tuesday: hot barre (I’m in love)
Wednesday: teach spin
Thursday: Orangetheory
Friday: off
Saturday: off + dancing at the wedding
Going to keep up the juice a day, too. I’ve noticed that I’m more energized in the afternoon and don’t have the coffee jitters before bed.

Just wanted to say a quick hello before hitting the road back to San Diego! I’d love to hear about your weekend. Any new fitness classes or adventures? Hilarious or crazy wedding stories?

Hope you have a very happy Sunday!



Congratulations to our sneaky giveaway winner: Brittney! I ran a Fitbit giveaway for email subscribers and asked them to comment on a vintage post with what healthy means to them.

Here’s what she said:

“Healthy for me is being kind to yourself. Itโ€™s about whole mind/body connection. Every element in place makes for perfect harmony: stretching, meditation, rest, aerobics, muscle buildingโ€ฆand the occasional cookie or four. Itโ€™s about working hard to be good to yourself โ€“ compassionate to your you, because you deserve nothing less.”


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  1. Brynn on June 29, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I am trying a new yoga class today and am really looking forward to it! Luckily my friend is coming with me so I don’t have to go it alone.

    • Fitnessista on June 30, 2014 at 1:49 am

      awwww gotta love an awesome yoga buddy ๐Ÿ™‚ hope you liked the new class!

  2. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More on June 29, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I’m heading out shortly for a 9 mile run…it’s super humid outside – wish me luck! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Megan @ The Skinny-Life on June 29, 2014 at 8:23 am

    I’m in WI visiting my Mom who had heart surgery in April. It’s swampy here in the Midwest. I would rather have 110 dry heat.

    • Fitnessista on June 30, 2014 at 1:49 am

      sending love and healing wishes to your mom! i agree about the dry heat.. it’s a little better than sticky heat ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

  4. Kyndal on June 29, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I would love to join the newsletter!

  5. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on June 29, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Man that’s pretty hot!! Nothing like some summer heat!

  6. Amanda on June 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I got a promotion and decided what I really wanted to do with the extra money is join a nicer gym. My new gym has body pump so I took that for the first time yesterday.. Loved it! I am so excited to have a more robust group exercise schedule to play around with!

    • Fitnessista on June 30, 2014 at 1:46 am

      that is an awesome way to celebrate your promotion! happy new gym to youuuu ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on June 29, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I should try the green juice thing. I always hit a wall in the mid afternoon and get sleepy and don’t feel very energized. I’m often times tempted to drink coffee, but it’s never a good idea for me since it keeps me up at night if I drink it too late in the day. Turning to green juice to see if it makes a difference!

    I team taught at our launch for BODYPUMP 90 yesterday! It was a blast, and it’s been fun to get in the BODYPUMP teaching scene.

    Enjoy your time in AZ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 30, 2014 at 1:46 am

      AHHH i can’t wait to see the 90 release!

  8. Laura @ She Eats Well on June 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I love your dress and shoes!

    This morning I did a nice, recovery-ish yoga class. My hamstrings needed it after a good long run yesterday!

    • Kate @ SoCal Runner Gal on June 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      I’m with Laura! Love the dress and shoes! Where’d you get them?

      • Fitnessista on June 30, 2014 at 1:44 am

        thank you! justfab on the shoes and stitch fix for the dress ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 30, 2014 at 1:44 am

      thank you!
      glad you had a nice relaxing stretchy day ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  9. Jennifer on June 29, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Ditto, love the dress and shoes! Weekend adventure = making your homemade enchilada sauce. The house smells amazing right now!! Thanks for the great recipe, safe travels home to CA.

    • Fitnessista on June 30, 2014 at 1:43 am

      thank you! so happy it smelled amazing- hope you love it!

  10. Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine on June 29, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Yes, I need to win a Fitbit! I had mine attached to my bathing suit last week and jumped in the pool. They are not water proof! And somehow, I now find myself less motivated to do those extra small walks throughout the day– they are really so motivational when you see your progress. Now, I feel like, “why, it won’t count!” How crazy is that!

  11. Holly B on June 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I love the What it means to be Healthy comment! Very true!

  12. Racheal on June 29, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I LOVE flagstaff! It’s beautiful :0)

  13. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on June 29, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Today I took a rest day, but I had a good week of workouts, including WO2 and a coffee shop run! I think I need to do the coffee shop run thing more often. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Charlotte on June 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Looks beautiful!

  15. brittney on June 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I’m so excited I won. What a great way to start the week.

  16. Lindsey @ Mommy Sweats a lot on June 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I’m trying to new at home DVD program called PiYo, and I am super excited about it! I always do better with a plan and schedule.

  17. shaina on June 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    my weekend adventure was in san diego ๐Ÿ™‚ eating at some of our favorite places, seeing some old friends, enjoying the gorgeous weather!

  18. Emily on June 30, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    About 80% of my posts are from my phone. It’s much harder than on a computer!

    Boo heat. I am not a fan. It was maybe 75 degrees in SF, and I was totally fine with that, we needn’t see any more!

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