Welcome back, shrimp

Hey hey hey 😀 Happy Monday!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments about the house. I talked to the Pilot this morning, and while he said he needs a little time to think about it, it looks favorable 😉 We should know for sure by tomorrow!


(LOVE the open area and gas stove- we would stain the cabinets, build an island and put in granite countertops)

After I got home last night, I reunited with one of my all-time faves:


How I love ze little shrimp.

I didn’t intentionally ditch shrimp, I’ve just been loving on salmon and eggs more than usual. It hit me last night at TJs that I haven’t had shrimp in SO long!

I sauteed some shrimpies in olive oil with sea salt, red pepper flakes and pepper

and made a caesar dressing using *this recipe* with goat’s milk kefir instead of cashews:


with goat cheddar shavings for *garnish* 😉


Salad beast of my dreams:


Every shrimp bite, a foodgasm.


With a full belly, I settled onto the living room floor with a cup of tea (I’m a floor person- I’d rather sit on the floor than anything, especially when I’m working) and *tried* to get some blog stuff done. Html is a little punk, let me tell ya. If you know an awesome web designer who is familiar with WordPress, please let me know! I’ve contacted 3, all of whom are too busy with other projects. The blog is jonesing for a makeover 😉

For b-fast this morning, I broke out the juicer:


juice (2)

and enjoyed my cup of green with some gluten-free waffles.


(with goat cream cheese and blueberry sauce)

I’m off to work!

Today’s plan:


-Target, post office, tailor

-Little bro’s bday dinner

See ya later this afternoon!



Something to talk about: What’s something that you’ve *wanted* to learn, but for whatever reason, it hasn’t happened yet? I’ve wanted to learn more about web design and blog stuff (usually I just call Mara crying and she fixes whatever I broke). Another thing I’d like to learn more about is photography… maybe I’ll read my camera manual one day? 😉

Something to think:

“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.”

Deepak Chopra

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  1. Lisa on March 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Photography is at the top of my list right now!

  2. Kirsten on March 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    bummer about Pasta Queen! I’m not surprised. Here’s a classmate of mine, an amazing guy and healer, who is also a great web wrangler. He did websites for many people I know, and does big and small: http://www.evotion.net/index.html
    I know how hard it can be to get a tech person who ‘gets it’ 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      awesome- thank you!

  3. Katie~ Run For The Bikini on March 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Drive! Did I just admit that, Eeep. Yea, I can’t drive. I haven’t even attempted in a while though and my confidence is up in ALL areas right now; I think its time to give it another go 😀 More confidence in your ability = Greater success 🙂

  4. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on March 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    The woman who did my site makeover has also done work for Kath and a few other bigger bloggers and she is wonderful and responsive. If you want her info, just email me. I’m sure she could help you right away as she understands how important having your site be up and running,live, and glitch-free is. Intimately familiar with FoodBuzz, self-hosted word press, and getting everything to mesh. They took me from Blogger to Self Hosted WP and transferred nearly 2 yrs worth of posts and pics…girl, it was a project 🙂


    That shrimp salad makes me sad b/c I used to be able to eat shrimp and then when i was 24 became suddenly deathly allergic to shrimp. Ended up in the hospital with a closed airway. So, I can never have shrimp again. Boo. I loved it!

    Enjoy it for me.

    And your house…good job on working over Pilot 🙂

  5. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) on March 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I love those big windows in the kitchen !! My kitchen is SO dark 🙁 … it’s in the interior of the town house and it pretty dark most of the day. Can’t wait for natural lighting in my kitch.

    I would LOVE to be better at web design so I could fix up my blog myself. My header SUCKS. lol. If you find someone you love… pls post about it ?

    YAY for shrimpies !

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      i totally will!

  6. Caree @ Fit-Mama on March 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    If you are still looking for an awesome web designer/developer…my hubby is the best! 😉 he put mine together for me so you can check mine out…and its wordpress….so he knows a lot about it!

  7. Meghan on March 7, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Web design, and let’s face it – computer skills in general – are what I’d like to learn more about. Aside from that, I want to learn more about cooking…actual instruction, instead of just winging it.

  8. Melissa @ Vegan CacaoBee on March 7, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I would love to speak Italian fluently. Random? Yes. Good luck with the house!!!

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2011 at 11:05 pm

      awesome? yes
      sorry i haven’t made it to your class lately! i needed a little break

  9. Marissa on March 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I am sooo Jealous of that Kitchen.. I love kitchens!! Tons of space is a must.. Good Luck I hope it all works out!! You deserve it and Props on that Quote

  10. Pfieffer on March 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Good luck deciding on your new home! I think it can be bittersweet when it’s being done from a distance though. I really wanted to pick out a new place with my boyfriend when he moved out here from Norfolk but I found the *PERFECT* place 3 blocks from the beach and on a hill with an oceanview. Even though I was a *teeny* bit sad we weren’t discovering it as a couple, it was so amazing that I asked him to trust me. He did and we’re both here now and LOVE our home. It’s also definitely helped by the fact that we’re together again after more than 2 years long-distance!

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      that makes me feel better- i know it’s been hard for the pilot to do this from afar

  11. Namaste Gurl on March 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Your ceasar salad looks amazing! I love how crazy you are about goat’s dairy products– you’ve deifnitely drawn me in 🙂 Happy day!

  12. Amanda on March 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Your salad looks delicious 🙂

  13. Jennifer R. on March 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    We’ve got the SAME stove — Love it!! I know everything will work out for you with the house.
    And I so relate to the hormone thing — those adrenals sure can get out of whack 🙂

  14. Samantha on March 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Much of the design work I do is in wordpress if you’re still looking for someone.

    I can also recommend Ramsey at http://www.cowgirlexpressions.com

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      awesome, thank you!

  15. Courtney on March 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    So excited about the future casa. Know you’ll make it amazing, where ever you call home!

  16. Kelly on March 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    That house looks beautiful, especially the balcony off the bedroom! No matter where you guys end up you will make it spectacular. You have amazing taste.

    I have been trying to learn HTML and CSS stuff. I found two websites with free tutorials that have been helpful: http://www.w3schools.com and http://www.goodellgroup.com/tutorial

    The second one is for teaching kids, but it was perfect for me. (How sad it that?!)

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      awesome, thank you!!
      if it’s for kids, it will be exactly what i need 😉

  17. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on March 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    So exciting about the potential house! I love the big kitchen!!

    I’m a professional graphic designer and illustrator, and am very familiar with self-hosted WordPress, so let me know if you need any help!

  18. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on March 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    That home is GORGEOUS! I love the kitch, I would kill for one bigger than mine!

  19. Ash on March 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    that’s a pretty kitchen!

    question: what’s the difference between goat’s cheddar and goat’s mozzarella?

  20. Dana Marie on March 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I wish I played the piano– when I was younger I went to some keyboard classes, but it’s not the same thing — I love the idea of being able to be some where and randomly tickle the ivories and have a sing song

  21. Jen on March 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Check out http://www.leftshoemedia.com – she’s awesome =) or contact her on twitter @ebgordon!

  22. Emma (Namaste Everyday) on March 8, 2011 at 12:49 am

    mmmm i need to make some shrimp again! I wonder if they have them here in New Zealand?….

  23. Jodie on March 8, 2011 at 8:42 am

    The shrimp looks yummy. I know a great web designer. I just redesigned mine, let me know if you are interested. I love the kitchen, I like big kitchens. Wishing you the best.

  24. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

    That kitchen looks awesome and the changes you would make sound even better!

    I’ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar, and I’ve tried a few times, but I always give up after a few weeks! 😛

  25. Terrieha on March 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I have read your blog for over a year and am just now commenting for the first time!! I am a newbie in the blog-o’sphere!
    That salad looks beyond amazing!!
    And I want to learn the same things as you…I have so much to learn about the blog world…any gems of advice is mucho appreciated!!

  26. Sara on March 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I love the set up of your blog! Don’t change it 🙁

    • Fitnessista on March 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

      thank you! it’s time for the bloggy to grow up a little, though. i promise it will be even better and more organized than it is now

  27. Alicia on March 8, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I’m new to your site, and I love it!!
    Question: Do you post all the recipes to the yummy snacks & smoothies you make??[ex: the green drink? is that a green tea smoothie?]

    And another question for ya: Is it common to be more hungry while working out more? I want to cut calories, but I feel with working out 4-5 times a week vigoriously, I’m always hungry.. is that normal? Working out that hard, should I continue to cut calories..even though I’m starving at times?
    Thanks! sorry for all the questions…lol

    • Fitnessista on March 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      hey girl,
      i usually post the recipes, unless it’s something i eat all the time. the green juice was all of the above veggies tossed in the juicer.
      when you work out harder and more often, you definitely need to eat more to support your activity level.

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