weekend-y things

Hi friends! How are you? Happy Monday! How’s the morning going? We’re just hanging out here, and going to take a walk with the pups after breakfast. Nothing too crazy going on, and I have an ENT appointment later today to talk about sleep apnea and other fun things. Is it weird that I’m strangely excited about a possible sleep study? Like THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE ME SLEEP.

Doctor: “Ma’am, you’ll just attach these here, and we’ll need to you to a nap so we can monitor… wait, ma’am? Ma’am? She’s sleeping already.” Totally how it’s going down.

This weekend ended up being the perfect mix of fun and productivity. The party started on Friday afternoon, when Livi got the chance to fly the simulator for the Pilot’s jet. Phones aren’t allowed in there (mental pics only), but I have the best memories of her sitting in Tom’s lap, steering the plane to do barrel rolls, and cracking up. She LOVED it. P bopped around with me in the Ergo and said, ‘Airplane” over and over again, so she was into it, too. Liv said the next step is flying a real plane with her daddy. How does everyone in my family love flying so much except for me? #outcast

We made dinner here at home, watched some Netflix and called it a night.

Saturday morning, I caught a super sweaty class at (r)evolve while the Pilot and the girls hit up the park. When I came home, it was P’s naptime, and the Pilot headed to the gym while Liv and I played and cleaned up around the casa. The rest of the day was pretty chill, and I met up with Grant and my friend Katie on Saturday night to film the first round of barre bootcamp videos. You guys. They are so fun -and so hard haha- and I can’t wait to have all of this together and ready to go for you! I was sweating up a storm and my legs were shaking quite a bit (spin on the same day was not my brightest idea). After the videos, we headed next door to Union Public house for drinks and appetizers.

I had a delicious Moscow mule,

Moscow mule

Asian vegetable soup,

and we shared the hummus plate + the poke appetizer.

Sunday morning was one of the highlights of the weekend: brunch at Ventana Canyon with Kyle, Meg and Everly.

W kyle and evvie

(Little Everly is getting so big already!!)

I’ve swooned over the Loew’s brunch so many times here on the blog, but if you’re visiting Tucson, this is a must-do. They have live music, endless mimosas, a huge outdoor grill with any type of meat, fish and veggie you can wish for, all the classic breakfast selections, salad, sushi, and desserts for days. It’s one of our Tucson faves, and it’s so crazy that Liv has been going with us since she was a baby. 

Livi and p

(Note how P is hanging from the rail. She hangs from anything she can find.)

P in pigtails

The standard plate with all of my favorite things:

Brunch plate loaded with veggies, potatoes, sushi, salmon

+ a mimosa… and a bloody Mary 


After brunch, we walked around a bit to explore the trail and waterfall.

Livi Exploring

The weather was perfection (somewhere around heaventy-four degrees) and the kiddos all loved it. It was so fun to see these little girl cousins together; they’re going to be quite the team. 

The fam at loews

With livi bear

(Dress is here from a recent Stitch Fix // handbag on sale here

Sunday night, my Uncle Eric came over to cook a family feast,


(tofu, chicken strips for the kiddos, salmon, ribs, edamame, and rice)

and the Pilot and I finished it off with a date night. Not a bad way to end the weekend!

Hope you had a great one, too! What was one of your fitness activities this weekend? Best thing you ate? Favorite local brunch spot??

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see ya soon.



ICYMI: I blogged on a Sunday, and Shopbop sale finds 

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  1. Sam @ Hygge Wellness on March 6, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Love the weekend recap! Everly is so cute!! I caught a yoga class this weekend, which is my favorite fitness activity to do on the weekends since it’s relaxing + recharging.

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      yes! weekends are definitely for yoga 🙂

  2. Alana on March 6, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Looks like you had an awesome weekend, I am so jealous of the weather! We’re not quite to spring here in Wisconsin. Hopefully by the end of the month!

    I took spinning classes Friday, Saturday and Sunday as my classes were expiring. I am not sure I will ever do three days in a row on a bike again but they are always fantastic sweat sessions!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      sending some sunshine to you!
      and omg, 3 spin classes in a row would be intense hahah

  3. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 6, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I can’t say I have a favorite brunch spot, but I can pretty much eat Pita Jungle anytime of day!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      we need to have pita jungle before we move! SO good, and liv loves it too

  4. Julie on March 6, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I love the name Everly! So pretty! And P’s pigtails are the cutest thing ever!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      thank you so much!!

  5. Christina @ montessoriishmom.com on March 6, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I love the dress you wore to brunch! I may need to try stitch fix again and leave more detailed comments on what I want. That brunch looks amazing!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      thank you! yes, detailed feedback and comments are key. usually i ask for specific items (like a cute jacket, destroyed jeans, a summery dress, etc)

  6. Nathaly @NathyCure on March 6, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Love your white dress! Best thing I ate was Texas de Brazil. Basically all the meat you can eat. I’m a meat lover so for me it is never a bad idea:)

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      thank you! omg tom LOVES that place 🙂

  7. Mary Carter on March 6, 2017 at 10:21 am

    P looks like Boo from Monsters Inc in that pigtails pic!

    How many people mention the Everly Brothers when they hear her name? It’s a pretty name, but it’s all I can think of. Old, I guess!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      she totally does! i was thinking of having her be boo for halloween 🙂
      is it bad that i have to google the everly brothers??

  8. Kim on March 6, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I’m in love with P’s pigtails!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      thank you! they’re so fun <3

  9. julie @ peanut butter fingers on March 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

    i got that dress in a recent stitch fix, too! i loved it but w/ my crazy torso it looked like a tunic on me and i was walking around the house with lower-butt cleavage. haha! #notakeeper

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      lol! it’s funny because it’s kind of short on me and i was like “how do tall people wear this dress?” now i know. with butt cleavage. hahahahahah

  10. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on March 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Loving P’s pigtails! 🙂 Looks like a great weekend, friend!

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      thank you! hope you had a blast in chicago!! <3

  11. Tatiana on March 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    hey girl! I love that you’ve been showing Sunbasket as another option to Blue Apron. I keep hearing incredible things about One Potato and how it’s perfect for families but I’ve been nervous to see how it would be with my little ones. Do you think you could try them out and tell us what your opinion is? 🙂 I know that Arizona is one of the few states they deliver to right now. Thank you! xo

    • Fitnessista on March 6, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      some of my friends have said one potato is their very favorite. i’ll check out the website!! i could totally skip a week of sun basket to try it 🙂

      • Tatiana on March 7, 2017 at 9:27 am

        Yes please! That would be great! 🙂

  12. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on March 7, 2017 at 5:59 am

    I found a new wine bar with all the appropriate menu items and fun atmosphere! Bring on the cheese boards!

  13. Carrie (This Fit Chick) on March 7, 2017 at 6:40 am

    mmm I love Moscow Mules too!! Best thing I drank was a chardonnay at a local bar- it was SUPER oak-y– my favorite!

  14. Amanda on March 7, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Hubby and I biked up the Swamp Rabbit Trail (a ~30 mile long trail where we live) up to a cute little city and had some delicious salad/pizza/ice cream. All of the ice cream is made in house with a different flavor every day (SO GOOD!). The weather was perfect and it wasn’t super crowded. Overall, we biked around 17 miles. The ice cream was worth it 😉

  15. averie @ averie cooks on March 7, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Gina I love that white dress! Did you get it recently and if so where? I need a white dress for my daughter and I think this would be perfect! 🙂

  16. Katie @ Live Half Full on March 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Love that dress on you! We got outside for a walk on Sunday and that was my only workout- it felt good to take a break and to enjoy the random spring-ish weather in Chicago!

  17. queenoffitness on March 7, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Feels like forever since I left a comment. Why does work consume so much of my time? ???We went to Pittsburgh for a night, stayed at the William Penn (historic hotel), and ate at a wonderful restaurant on Mt. Washington with a breathtaking 360 degree view of the city. My workout was a free Patrick Godeau video on YouTube that left me sweaty and quaking. I just signed up for a subscription to PlyoJam live classes. Did you ever try a class in Cali?

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