Welcome back, Cobb

Hi friends! Hope you’ve had a wonderful day! It’s been a bit of a busy week already. Yesterday, I went to go to see the doc for some heart palpitations I’d been experiencing. I’ve had them on and off for a couple days along with some extreme nausea and fatigue. They wanted me to go in and monitor me and the baby to make sure everything is ok. Thankfully, all is good. I just have to be mindful of how I’m feeling over the next couple of days. It can always been off-putting when you don’t feel like yourself, but when you have someone else depending on you (and your body!) it can be a little scary. I got to see little miss dance around the screen, and felt instantly relieved. After a few hours, they gave me the “all clear” to go home, but I have an appointment with the midwife today. 


(When you wear a random snakeskin sports bra under your dress for the day thinking no one will see it.. that worked out really well for me.)

Some pics from lately:

Family beach time,

Beach girl

Summer is officially here. The beach was packed!

A night out shopping -Liv went through a growth spurt and suddenly had zero shoes that fit her- and Ruby’s Diner for dinner.

Rubys diner

A acai bowl the size of my head, just how I like it: 

Giant acai

and some gorgeous daisies from my favorite people. 

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I wanted to post this quick and easy dinner option we made the other night: homemade Cobb salads. I’ve made these a few times for lunches, but it’s been ages, and we never think to make them for dinner. (They’re especially delicious with tempeh bacon!) It was the Pilot’s suggestion, and when he’s on the salad train for dinner, I never want to be the one to stop him. 😉 We boiled some eggs, he grilled the chicken, and we served it with turkey bacon, heirloom tomatoes from our little garden, olives, romaine, cucumber, avocado, feta and Goddess dressing.

Livi went crazy for it. We will definitely be adding this into the regular dinner rotation.  

Baby cobb

Sadly, I was still feeling pretty terrible and mine was left mostly untouched. You know I’m not feeling well when I won’t devour a beautiful meal like a savage beast. (I wrapped it up and ate it for lunch this afternoon.)

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Hope you all have a lovely morning! Anyone recently get reunited with a forgotten fave? What’s your current standard salad combo?



Something to do: this ab burner! It’s a fast, crunch-free way to set your core on fiiiiire.

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  1. Katie on July 1, 2015 at 7:26 am

    So glad you are doing okay! Sending healing and healthy vibes your way! And that salad looks so filling and delicious. I will be making that combo! One salad I have been LOVING lately is fresh spinach, goat cheese, grilled chicken, poppy seed dressing and the most juicy and delicious local strawberries. It’s the perfect summer combo.

  2. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on July 1, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I always forget about cobb salads even though bacon + avocado = everything right in the world! YUM 🙂

  3. Amanda @ Slimplify Life on July 1, 2015 at 7:41 am

    So glad everything is okay for you and the beeb! xo

  4. Carly M on July 1, 2015 at 7:46 am

    I put everything in salads. My favorite is a mix of spinach and romaine with a fruit (apple or strawberries), a cheese (feta or goat Gouda) or avocado, a nut (walnuts or sliced almonds), grilled chicken, bell pepper, and cucumbers. With a champagne vinegarette or poppy seed dressing. So tasty!!

    I am the same way, if the husband proposes a salad dinner…. There’s no way you can say no! 🙂

    Glad you and baby are well!!

  5. Nikki on July 1, 2015 at 8:03 am

    So glad everything is fine with you and the baby — sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

    And this week, I rediscovered blueberries and whipped cream for dessert! I’m been overdoing it with the sweet treats recently and that’s been a good, healthier way to satisfy my sweet tooth after dinner.

  6. Elizabeth Beil on July 1, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I am glad everything is okay! Always scary!! Loving the salad. I think Cobb (without bacon) is my favorite salad!

  7. Alex @ True Femme on July 1, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I’m glad everything is ok but I hope you feel better soon! That must have been scary. <3 Lots of love!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      xoxox <3 thanks friend

  8. Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run on July 1, 2015 at 8:17 am

    I know you’ve talked about acupuncture on the blog before… I am seeing my acu for heart palpitations today (they coincide with my menstrual cycle) and are a symptom of liver chi stagnation… may be something to inquire about next time you see an acupuncturist, since I know you like holistic medicine, too 🙂 xx

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      i will definitely talk to the acupuncturist. thank you!

  9. Kim on July 1, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Saw that pic and had heart palpitations myself! So relieved you and baby girl are both okay. It’s so difficult for us mama’s to listen to our bodies and rest when we need it. Take care of yourself and baby girl!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      <3 thank you, lovely

  10. Trish on July 1, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I could eat salad all day every day, especially cobb salads. Lately I’ve been making southwestern salads with romaine, black beans, corn, salsa, pico de gallo, and a mini wholly guacamole. It helped convert my husband to the leafy green side…

  11. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on July 1, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your heart. I understand how scary it can be to feel out of control when it comes to your body. I’ve been suffering with hormone problems now for a year. I can’t explain it, but I don’t feel like myself and want to sleep all day. I’ve been to every Mayo Clinic doctor and was passed around like a Thanksgiving turkey without any real answers. I’m now working with a holistic doctor who is looking at everything together and hopefully will get me on the path to recovery. Wishing you well!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      thank you- hope they get everything figured out to help you, too!

  12. Katie O on July 1, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Yikes! i’m glad you and baby are ok! Take care! that Cobb looks amazing!

  13. Liz on July 1, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Kind of a scary event! I hope you get some time to rest and take good care of yourself, mama! Glad you are both OK. On a lighter note, that snake skin bra scenario is pretty funny and would so be my same luck!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      i was like of course the world would see my random bra choice today

  14. Liz S. on July 1, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Sending you LOTS of good health vibes and I hope you’re able to relax! xo

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      thank you, lovely!

  15. Leslie on July 1, 2015 at 9:06 am

    What a scare. I’m glad everything is ok. It looks like you guys had fun at the beach. I went this passed weekend and it was great. I hope you guys are having a great day!

  16. Katy Widrick on July 1, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Anything heart-related is scary! I have a weird arrhythmia that I’ve had monitored since college. Stress, caffeine and heat trigger it so when I’m pregnant, I have to be extra cautious, even though it really is just annoying and a nuisance more than dangerous (in my case). Glad you got the OK from docs!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      that’s interesting to know- i’ve had quite a bit of those 3 lately. trying to cut back on them all <3 xoxo

  17. Jamie on July 1, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Glad you got everything checked out and are doing okay! Sending you lots of good vibes!

  18. Gina on July 1, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Glad you are feeling better! Maybe some kid and puppy snuggles are in order today !! OX Gina (from Mass)

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      i definitely think so <3 thank you!

  19. Danielle on July 1, 2015 at 9:40 am

    So glad you are feeling better! I noticed your necklace in the first picture – is it a diffuser necklace? If so, where is it from?

    • Mindy on July 1, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Ok, I was wondering the same thing! So cute!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      thank you! it’s from le tote. not a diffuser but that would be amazing

  20. Mollie Kimmel on July 1, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I am all about the salads lately. I love using the new TJs kale brussels cabbage mix with romaine, tomatoes, bell peppers, along with chicken, sweet potato, avocado, and beets. and drowned in salsa and hot sauce. ah its so good.

  21. Nicole on July 1, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Glad you’re feeling better!

  22. Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy on July 1, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Hope those palpitations stop for you!

    I’m so jealous of all your acai bowl pics! We don’t have anything like that near me.

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      thank you!
      have you tried making them? they’re so easy and soooo good

  23. Melissa on July 1, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Praying for you. I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse a few years ago. I would get palpitAtions every so often and this was an easy diagnosis for the cardiologist with echocardiogram and monitor. Caffeine, stress are triggers for me. Also that” time of the month “!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      thank you, friend. i’ve been totally skipping caffeine (even chocolate) to see if it helps. i’m hoping it’s just a weird preg thing :/

  24. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on July 1, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Hi Gina! Oh no, so terrible about your scare. I hope everything is back to feeling better and normal today. I’m back on the cottage cheese train after being off of it for a while. So good! And salads seem all that more enticing in the hot summer! Happy Wednesday!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      thank you <3 i wish they made goat cottage cheese! hope you're enjoying the week

  25. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on July 1, 2015 at 11:03 am

    So glad you are feeling better. That must have been so incredibly stressful. Sending positive vibes your way!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      thank you, friend <3

  26. Tracy on July 1, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Best wishes to you and hope you’re feeling better ASAP!!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      thank you! how is YTT going?!

      • Tracy on July 1, 2015 at 5:38 pm

        It’s going great! The first weekend I felt pretty overwhelmed (so much ahead to learn!) but the second weekend I felt a lot more confident. I’m so excited to absorb it all and start using it. Thanks for asking 🙂 Are you almost finished? Another question…do you get a lot of homework? We have quite a bit of outside reading and written work!

        • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 9:29 pm

          that is so great to hear! yes, i finish on the 18th 🙂 we’ve had quite a bit of outside homework and quizzes. it feels nice to *study* something that’s so fascinating though

          • Tracy on July 2, 2015 at 9:09 am

            The 18th?! so soon! yay! And yes, I agree! Love this stuff 🙂

  27. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on July 1, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Oh goodness, glad you and baby girl are ok! I hope things continue to be just fine.

    We did a Cobb salad for dinner one night last week too, and it was so good! My favorite combo lately is spinach topped with chicken, strawberries, candied pecans, goat cheese, and poppy seed dressing. Mmm!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      thank you, friend! i love that combo, too 🙂 hope you’re having a great week!

  28. Rachel @ The Day Tradette on July 1, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Sorry to hear that, I hope you’re feeling better today!

    It’s not quite a salad, but I’ve been all aboard the Zucchini pad thai train recently. I hadn’t used my spiralizer in a while but brought it back out the other week when I was feeling too hot to cook anything. Now it’s my staple while I deal with the swampland that is DC!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      ahhh i’d forgotten about that!! need to make this weekend

  29. Amy S on July 1, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    So sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well! Sending good thoughts your way – I hope you’ll be back to 100% very soon!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      thank you, amy!

  30. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood on July 1, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Sorry you weren’t feeling well, but so happy your little one is doing well! Love those flowers, and can we please talk about Liv’s corn dog that I REALL REALLY want right now?

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      haha she loved that thing!

  31. Jessie R on July 1, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    So glad you’re both safe and doing better! Looks like a lovely day at the beach and that diner dinner! YUM! I’m back on the salad train and ALL the BLT’s with avocado. All the tomato’s at the farmers market, wow, I can’t resist. Same with these AMAZING zucchini brownies I just can’t stop eating, I haven’t shared them with friends because they are that good: http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2013/07/flourless-chocolate-chip-zucchini-oat-brownies-vegan-gluten-free-healthy/

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      ok this needs to happen

  32. Erin M. on July 1, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better!

  33. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on July 1, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I’m so glad everything is okay! And that you’re getting a lot of beach time! Fun!

  34. angie on July 1, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I LOVE salads!!! But I am on a pretty awesome yet strict eating plan to rid myself of the preggo pounds. When I was preggo last summer I literally went to Wendys every other day and got the BBQ ranch salad (without dressing). This past weekend I wanted it sooo bad. So I decided to make it at home since I had Turkey bacon…heres the combo I used:

    -Baked chicken breast (grd chicken baked into patties without season)
    – romaine lettuce
    – yellow cherry tomatoes
    – red grapes
    – steamed corn
    – turkey bacon
    – bell peppers
    – Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ sauce

    Came out sooo good and hit the spot. Best part is I saved money. 😀

  35. Laurel on July 1, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    So glad to hear that everything is OK. Where is that acai bowl from? It looks amazing!

    • Fitnessista on July 1, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      thank you! tiki port 🙂

  36. Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola on July 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Glad you’re okay!

  37. Alex @ get big, go to work on July 2, 2015 at 3:52 am

    I would imagine it is so scary having heart palpitations with a little one growing inside of you. I occasionally get them (without a little one) and I know I tend to get paranoid and frantic when I do. So glad you are feeling better.

    I had recently forgotten how good a piece of toast with smashed avocado with a little salt, pepper and crushed red pepper is. It has been my go-to since coming home from vacation and I can’t get enough. Sometimes I through some spinach and an egg on for a quick morning breakfast.

  38. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen on July 2, 2015 at 4:31 am

    I kind of feel like I’m in a food rut right now…eating the same easy things each week. Definitely need to spice it up next week!!

  39. Julia@yogawinehappiness.com on July 2, 2015 at 5:28 am

    I hope you are feeling better!!

  40. Erin on July 2, 2015 at 7:02 am

    I’m glad you’re feeling better!! Currently I’m loving super greens and because I’m a jersey girl I’m all over our tomatoes and corn. I made corn on the cob with chili flakes, lime juice, OOVO, and goat cheese. Then I cut it off the cob and put it in my salad

  41. Sagan on July 2, 2015 at 7:22 am

    That looks DELICIOUS! Gotta try a variation of that recipe…

  42. Cassie on July 2, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I hope you get good news from the midwife! I’ve also been undergoing extra labs this week… my initial glucose test levels were high so I had to do the 3 hour test plus my blood pressure is on and off again high so they wanted to check my protein levels. Here’s hoping for better results!

  43. Jennifer on July 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Hope you feel better, girl! Thinking of you xo

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