What I love about Sunday

Sleeping in on Sunday is one of the best things ever.

Sleeping in with the sound of rain…..


even better.

A French toast breakfast?

french toast

The icing on the cake.

I LOVE this French toast recipe. Every time I make it, I tell myself to make it more often. Super easy, and I love that it includes nut butter and protein powder for a little extra protein and healthy fat- otherwise, French toast never seems to fill me up.

With tea:

french toast (2)

It’s definitely not going to be a Farmer’s Market day today –I feel bad for the vendors out there in the cold and rain- but it’s definitely a “give Bella a bath” kinda day 😉


Sorry, Bell.

She tolerates baths, but looks up at me like a tiny, wet little rat and gives the most pathetic face.

The Pilot had to go into work for a while, so I’m thinking of taking the laptop with me to a coffee shop to update the Food and Fitness pages… it’s been a while!

Hope everyone is having a beautiful day <3



Something to read:

The Rockettes’ long, lean legs workout

7 foods to stay away from

-My 2011 holiday gift guide (it’s an excellent day for online shopping)

8 splendid truths of happiness

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  1. Leslie Wingate on December 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Ohhhh, that looks delish. Have a great, rainy day. They are good for the soul once in a while.

  2. Laura @ She Eats Well on December 4, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I want that for breakfast now! Do you have the recipe to share? It looks so yummy.

  3. SeekingAmy on December 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I haven’t had french toast in a long time–I may have to try that!

    Looking forward to the page updates 🙂

  4. Jenn on December 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Looks super yummy! please share the recipe!
    i’ve started reading your blog for about a month and im absolutely addicted hehehe. i look foward to read ur blog and make ur delicious breakfast protein oats! hahah you got me addicted to almond butter !TOO!
    i was wondering if you could do a readers request about increased calorie intake to support weight loss. i know u don’t count calories but up till this point of my weight loss, (down 12 pounds in 2.5 months) I feel like my restricted eating doesn’t support my workouts as much. I just don’t know what to eat more of and how much more should I be eating in order to support my workouts, and continuous weight loss (i should say body fat loss!)
    I tried, but i just feel super uncomfortable, i feel like i have a food baby at the end of the day. 🙁 Hope you read my message and god bless your little baby girl!

    • Fitnessista on December 4, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      hey jenn,
      thank you so much for reading! that would be a difficult topic for me to write about, since everyone has different activity levels and caloric needs. i think that gradually increasing your intake may be the way to go. try increasing it by around 10% each week and see if that helps, instead of trying to add a lot at once. another way to get in extra calories: in the morning, make a big smoothie and put it in the fridge (fruit, milk of choice, protein powder, nut butter, spinach). sip on it throughout the day so that by the end of the day, it’s gone. it doesn’t feel like an extra meal, but is a perfect way to get in a few hundred extra calories
      hope this helps a little!

      • Jenn on December 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm

        Thanks so much Gina, that’s very helpful and super simple. I’ll try this today and let you know!!

  5. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign on December 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Aw, I just love sleeping when it is raining outside! Such a peaceful, cozy sound.

  6. Sana on December 4, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I am obsessed with french toast. Like, obsessed.

  7. Amanda on December 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    There is nothing better than being able to sleep in with the sound of rain in the background.

    Your french toast looks fantastic!

  8. Sable@SquatLikeALady on December 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I love French toast!! I eat it like four times every weekend because I never have time during the week haha! Enjoy your Sunday <3

  9. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on December 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Ahh. Love Sundays at home <3

  10. Jackie @ That Deep Breath on December 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I love the sound of rain, as long as I don’t have to go out in it 🙂 Have a great Sunday!

  11. kristen @ verbs and vignettes on December 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    while it’s probably pretty mean, the sad, wet little rat look always makes me laugh. so pathetic, for just a bath. and then my mom uses the blow dryer to warm our dog up and fluff her out. hahaha. it’s a hard life they lead.

  12. Sandra on December 4, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful day today as well! Thanks for being an inspiration:) will be making french toast 2morrow however I agree french toast does not fill me up either without adding a little more tidbits 😉

  13. Lisa on December 4, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Interesting article on the foods to never eat…the one about canned tomatoes makes me sad because every week I make salsa with diced tomatoes or Mexican style diced tomatoes – depending on what kind of salsa I’m feeling.
    I know you make your salsa with canned tomatoes too… are you going to continue to? It’s just SO much easier than dicing up a ton of your own tomatoes..and there is a slightly better taste when it comes to making salsa with canned tomatoes.

    • Brenda@ Baby's Here! on December 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      I was also surprised about the canned tomatoes! The other foods in te article I avoid, but canned organic tomatoes are so convenient and moderately priced. I’ll continue to use them, but will do so with more caution and choose tomatoes in alternate packaging when possible. I wish more people would avoid the other foods on the list; it’s just so gross what is on nonorganic apples and potatoes.

    • Fitnessista on December 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      i’ll probably continue to use them for salsa, too. i really love the taste! i’ll keep buying organic and hope that a company makes them bpa-free soon. alternative packaging (like jars) would be wonderful, too

    • Lisa on December 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      I feel like I heard on one of Jillian’s Podcasts that she mentioned Muir Glen and another similar brand are okay bc of something to do with the lining of the can?
      Not sure but I swear she said something like that!

      • Fitnessista on December 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm

        that’s good to know- i’ll have to check because that’s the brand i usually buy

    • David on December 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Sorry, I don’t trust anything I see or read from Fox News.

  14. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on December 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Your plate of pancake and berries is so pretty! Red and white and seasonal and just…pretty! I want to dive in.

    Glad you’re having a fabulous day 🙂

  15. Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous on December 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Mmmm I LOVE French Toast! I always add a little orange zest and organic coconut and let the bread sit in the mixture overnight. Then I heat up some protein pudding and dip the French Toast inside. Yummy!

  16. Liz @ Southern Charm on December 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I love sleeping in on rainy days!!

    Is Bella good after her bath? My dog goes crazy on what’s known as a “bichon buzz”. She runs around uncontrollably. It is HILARIOUS, especially since she is a wet rat!

    • Fitnessista on December 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      bella does this too! i posted a video of it once- she goes CRAZY

  17. Anita on December 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Oh my goodness your morning sounds ideal! Maybe it’s time for me to make some french toast…

  18. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on December 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    French toast on a Sunday morning IS perfect. 🙂

  19. Sara on December 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I love the rain on the roof sound too and have found that it helps the niece to fall asleep also. I downloaded an app from this site: http://simplynoise.com/ called ‘Thunderstorm’ and it’s fab for those times when there might be a bit of background noise. I’m really sensitive to things like.. the sound of someone’s stereo in the distance (even if it’s quite faint) and this app just blocks it all out. Now that my niece is old enough to work the iPod I often find she has put herself to sleep listening to that sound. Sometimes if she is being sticky about going to bed, I’ll let her use my iPod to amuse herself quietly.

  20. mi-an d. on December 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    yessss i love lazy sundays too!!!!

  21. Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf on December 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Oh my, falling rain is probably my favorite sound ever.

  22. Carley on December 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I agree the rain was so delightful to have in Arizona this weekend! It feels like Christmas 🙂

  23. Em on December 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Can’t wait to see your “Food” section updates! I need some new recipes to add to my list! 🙂 I am fresh out of ideas . .

  24. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 4, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I love the sound of rain too… as long as I’m indoors. I did not enjoy having to walk outdoors while it was pouring buckets today! 😛

  25. Ali on December 4, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    sleeping in on Sundays IS the very best. Ever.

  26. T on April 3, 2015 at 4:07 am

    The link to the french toast still does not work.. Thank you

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