weekends are for pizza



day dates with friends,

Day date


oh, and chores. 😉

Pilot assembling crib

Round 2 begins, and it has been so much fun to sort through all of Liv’s baby stuff to use for her little sis. 🙂

We ventured to Little Italy last night and decided to try out a new spot. We’re always on a mission to find the best pizza –as close to the real deal as we can find!- and Isola Pizza Bar did not disappoint. It’s my second favorite pizza here; 1st place currently goes to Caffe Bella Italia in PB.

Isola a quaint modern spot,

Isola interior

and since the weather was dreamy, we dined outside on the garden patio. I highly recommend Isola for a casual date night if you’re visiting SD. 


We shared an ensalata mista,

Salad mista

an olive and foccacia plate,

Bread and olives

and the delightful wood-fired pizza. Put an egg on top and I’m the happiest girl.

At isola

We also shared some gelato, which is freshly made in house. 


(Strawberry, nutella, and peanut butter chocolate chip)

Some more adventures from the weekend:

Bella + the belly

Belly and bell

(we were chilling here while our water heater was fixed. Hooray for hot showers!) 

grilling that evening, 

Livi’s soccer practice,

out with friends,

and ladybugs.


(Livi loves insects and brought the ladybug inside to show us. I told her it was good luck!)

Saturday night, I headed straight to our yoga teacher training graduation party! I kind of wished I wouldn’t have eaten so much during the day -my belly is at the point where it can only hold so much and tragically my eyes are bigger than my stomach often these days- because they had the most beautiful spread of Indian food I’ve ever seen. Now I have this crazy Indian food craving that won’t go away. It was a lot of fun to celebrate with my fellow yoga trainees and it’s hard to believe that we’re finished! Thursday nights will certainly feel empty without our weekly yoga sutra discussions.

Workout-wise, I ended up taking Friday and Saturday off, and was back at it with cardio at the gym and PiYo on Sunday. I always feel extra energized after a day of two off and am back in the gym like…

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 (Oh yeah!)



(New smoothie love from Tiki Port: almond milk, banana, peanut butter, chia seeds, cinnamon, honey and kale)

This morning I’m off to BODYPUMP and then Liv and I have plans to get lost in the maze that is IKEA.

Hope you have a great day! I’ll see ya later this afternoon with a full recap of my Yoga Teacher Training experience. <3



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  1. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on August 3, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Totally agree … weekends are absolutely for pizza! Glad you guys had a great weekend. You look beautiful and glowing!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      thank you lovely friend!

  2. Chelsea @ TableForOne on August 3, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Weekends are for lazy mornings, relaxing runs, and chilling with the husband!

    Looks like your weekend was a great one!

  3. Amanda on August 3, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Nutella gelato sounds like heaven!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      IT WAS 🙂

  4. Jessica on August 3, 2015 at 7:53 am

    How is Caro doing? I feel like we haven’t seen any pictures of her lately.

  5. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on August 3, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Weekends are for making & eating good food! I’ve never had egg on pizza although my pizza eating days are limited now that I found out I’m Gluten intolerant. Guess I’ll have to make my own at home!

  6. Samantha on August 3, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Weekends are for…whatever comes up! My 12 year old arrived home after a week gone for scout camp, I took a coworker to a SUPY class (She’s never been), and my boys and I went out with the COw and her daughter on the boat for some tubing fun a trip to Seattle for pizza. No one ever wants to play with the XOw and COw so we play together. 🙂

    Been thinking about you guys and the little one to be, praying that hole in her heart resolves on its own and, if not, you feel strong, supported, and faithful in the medical team to safely handle the repair process.

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      thank you so much- we really appreciate it <3
      sounds like a wonderful weekend!

  7. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on August 3, 2015 at 8:11 am

    The pizza you guys ordered looks really good. I can’t wait to hear about your yoga teacher training experience. It’s a dream for me (though it won’t be happening anytime soon), so I always find it interesting to hear other people’s stories.

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      i was nervous to do it, and am so glad i did! you will love it

  8. Sagan on August 3, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Fun & yum!

    Weekends are for resting. Yesterday I spent THE ENTIRE (seriously. Hours and hours on the couch) day reading Harry Potter. I felt like such a kid again 🙂

    Looking forward to hearing about the teacher training!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      that sounds like a wonderful day!

  9. Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food on August 3, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Weekends are definitely for pizza! My husband makes the best homemade pizza, so I always look forward to weekends for that reason.
    I’m visiting SD in the fall for a work conference, so I’ll have to remember that place!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      that is awesome he can make homemade delicious pizza! i haven’t made it at home in way too long

  10. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on August 3, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I say that weekends are for pizza, too, but I’ll also add family + friends! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      always 🙂

  11. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on August 3, 2015 at 8:37 am

    That pizza, nom! I’m headed to Italy in less than 2 months and I cannot wait to try all the amazing food there 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      i’m so jealous right now. you will have an amazing time!!!

  12. Heather @ Life In Leggings on August 3, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Weekends are truly for ALL the foods. And dates with friends with outings based around food: brunch, dinner, coffee… is it lunch time yet? 😉

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm


  13. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on August 3, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Ladybugs were my favorite “animals/bugs?” growing up! We even sent away for this ladybug house to “grow” our own ladybugs. They sent you an enclosed house/cage that was all fancy inside and had a place for water and special food I believe. You also got this temperature sensitive tube filled with the ladybug larva, which you placed inside and then waited for them to grow! Haha ladybug pets, for real!

  14. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on August 3, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I love that picture of Bella and the bump! And all your yummy eats this weekend!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      thanks girl!

  15. Jessica C. on August 3, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Weekends are for recharging and time with the hubby and puppy. I love that pic of Bella and the belly! She’s so sweet!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      thank you! she is a funny thing 🙂

  16. Lindsey on August 3, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I agree. Weekends are definitely for pizza. Weekends are also for quality time with my husband and our dogs!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      the best!

  17. Natalia on August 3, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I recently moved to SD and found out they opened Cafe Gratitude in Little Italy last week! I checked it out yesterday and it was AMAZING. You must try it if you haven’t already!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S OPEN!!!!!! going asap 🙂 thanks for letting me know!

  18. Erin @ Erin's Inside Job on August 3, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I ate so much crap this weekend and it was delicious. Pizza is right…we got a large deep dish that lasted all weekend!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      same! i felt ready to get back in the swing of normal eating this week

  19. Katie @ Live Half Full on August 3, 2015 at 11:27 am

    For me, weekends are either crazy busy or totally relaxing. My PERFECT weekend would consist of a date night, time with girlfriends, some getting stuff done, good food, a few workouts and lots of time to decompress before the work week started again.

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      that sounds perfect!

  20. Elle on August 3, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Weekends are for napping!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      amennnnnn. ahh i love naps

  21. Erika S. on August 3, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    dat pizza tho…! It looks delish and I want some now..hahahaha!

    Weekends are for champagne sundays (sorry I know you can’t indulge) with your fave gals…! I usually pick a food theme (eggs & potatoes, southern bfast, pancake bar) and ask my friends to bring bubbles and either a dish or ingredients for the theme…soooo much fun!

  22. Alex @ True Femme on August 5, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Ok I really need to try this pizza and egg thing!

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