Wild Ones

That song has been stuck in my head ALL DAY. I just love it ๐Ÿ™‚

The only wild animal picture I have today:


So there ya go.

Later this afternoon, the Pilot, Liv and I headed to the mall to get my broโ€™s birthday presents- he turns 17 tomorrow! Heโ€™s always been so โ€œlittleโ€ to me.. even though heโ€™s driving now and can bench press his body weight :/

While we were at the mall, we meandered into a few other stores:

loft stuff

I always seem to forget about LOFT, but the 40% off everything sign was like a beacon in the night.

And then we met up with Kyle at Chipoddle for dinner:


kyle and livi my love4


The usual chicken salad with black beans, lettuce, hot and mild salsa, double guac, more lettuce and an Izze blackberry drink

So good, and I saved a little salad to have as a snack in between classes tomorrow.


I was going to gym it up tonight since Iโ€™ve had two off days this week, but feel like taking it easy at the casa instead. It feels like a good night to hang out, catch up on some emails and work stuff, and choreograph for Zumba.

tea and zin

Every month, we get a CD with new music, and every other month the CD has an accompanying DVD with choreography. The DVDs have two different options: a one-on-one instruction that includes a breakdown (geared towards those who donโ€™t have a dance background or want to learn the choreography slowly) and a live class, which has entirely different choreography (no breakdown for the live class- you watch and memorize if you want to use it). Sometimes the CDs are atrocious, and other times, theyโ€™re amazing. Itโ€™s kind of a gamble.. you never know what youโ€™re going to get.

I usually like 1-2 songs each month, but sometimes I donโ€™t use any at all and just come up with my own stuff. Thatโ€™s the beauty of Zumba: the CDs and preset choreography are there if you want to use them, but you also have the freedom to come up with your own moves and use your own music. Itโ€™s especially easy to find new music when your favorite Pandora stations are Juanes and Pitbull ๐Ÿ˜‰ This monthโ€™s DVD is terrible (sorry, Zumba) but I really like the first song. Hopefully I can come up with something fun before class tomorrow. Iโ€™ll also post my new stretch playlist using your suggestions when I get it together ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you have a lovely night!

See ya tomorrow <3



What are you up to this weekend? Any fun fitness plans?

Weโ€™ve got my broโ€™s bday lunch when I get off work tomorrow, my friend Michele and her baby are coming in tomorrow for 6 MONTHS โ€“Iโ€™m so excited!!- and a Zumbathon on Sunday.

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  1. Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf on April 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Good to know about the Zumba disc this month. I got mine a few days ago and I have yet to open it! I’m so lame.

    • Fitnessista on April 20, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      you’re really not missing anything :/
      i like songs 1, 3 and 5

      • Sara on April 21, 2012 at 2:56 am

        This is for Zumba Fitness (TM) instructors? I would like to hear more about that. What it takes to become an instructor, the various levels. I’ve been thinking about doing it for years, and now that my studies are finally coming to completion, I may actually do it. Since my guy announced his intention to give up partner dancing (yeah.. it really wasn’t his thing, haha), I’ve been looking for a dance outlet that doesn’t require a partner. I know I could get another dance partner but.. meh, being that close to another sweaty guy is not something I’m committed to.

  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities on April 20, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    You should have waited until April 22 to go to Chipotle!! They’re giving out free burritos that day!! Wait, there is a catch, you have to have purchased one of their lunch bags before April 16 or something!! LOL! So maybe it doesn’t matter? LOL!

  3. Kayla on April 20, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I’m taking my Zumba certification course tomorrow!!!!! I’m super excited to at last become part of the neon colored family of zumba instructors

  4. Christina R on April 21, 2012 at 12:05 am

    love that outfit!! you look amazing and are an inspiration… i read your blog daily and appreciate your outlook on everything. you don’t realize the little things you say can really mean a lot to someone!

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 12:16 am

      thank you so much, christina <3 it makes me so happy to hear that you enjoy it.

  5. Tara on April 21, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Whats your go-to salad dressings when eating out? I’m trying to branch out from my love of creamy ranch to something a little healthier. And since you saved salad for later I’m assuming you don’t drown your salads in dressing like I do? ๐Ÿ˜‰ (soggy salad never keeps well!)

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 12:10 am

      when i get a salad from a mexican restaurant, i use the salsa and guac as my dressing. regular salads, i like balsamic dressing the most ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Laura @ She Eats Well on April 21, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I love the Loft picture. Are both those items from there? Love the white top and pink shorts are so much fun- that color. I am planning on going on a long run with a friend tomorrow then yoga. It’s 75 degrees and sunny in San Francisco…doesn’t get much better than that!

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

      thanks! yep- and both 40% off. amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks on April 21, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Sorry about the dud month of music.

    I love all your happy family pics…hope you guys have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on April 21, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Ohh did you get that top from the loft? its gorgeous!

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 1:20 am

      Yes- love it for summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. jassy @ Healthy Egg on April 21, 2012 at 12:57 am

    do you have an office (9-5) job? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 1:17 am


  10. Allison on April 21, 2012 at 1:37 am

    this weekend i hope to go visit my niece!! she will be a whole 5 days old! love her.
    also fit in a couple runs since the weather is supposed to be beautiful here the whole weekend!!!

  11. Alicia@ bakeaholic on April 21, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Cute! Your brothers 17?? And engaged??? Or another brother.. Lol

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 2:00 am

      Another brother- I have 4 ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Alicia@ bakeaholic on April 21, 2012 at 2:41 am

        Haha oh ok makeS sense!!

        • mary on April 21, 2012 at 9:37 am

          Phew! I too was thinking, “He’s 16 and engaged AND a chef????” I have 4 sisters and always refer to them to others as ‘my sister’ so I confuse people all the time, too.

  12. Julia on April 21, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Livi strikes again with sucking her uncle Kyle’s fingers…
    They are really too cute together. Your heart must melt just looking at them.
    Have a great weekend!

  13. Jasmine on April 21, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who thinks the CD this month is Horrid!! I thought ” Well I won’t be using any of those!” I’d love to see more videos of your classes at some point! That being said, have you ever gone to the convention in Orlando?

  14. Menden on April 21, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Cute top from Loft! I always forget about that store too for some reason. Enjoy your weekend, sounds like fun!

  15. Jen on April 21, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Isn’t funny how we think about days off now? I took 3 days off from the gym this week and it really didn’t faze me. Before my baby was born, I would have freaked out a little. Now, 3 days off is NBD.

  16. Melissa (Better Fit) on April 21, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I love those bright shorts. And of course you’re rocking them only just over 3 months becoming a mum!

    Weekend plans are nice and quiet over here. I think a run and a new recipe may be as crazy as it gets ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Linz @ Itz Linz on April 21, 2012 at 7:36 am

    my fun weekend fitness plans include being able to workout for as long as i want to both days!! i workout before work during the week so my workouts always have to be super speedy.. not to say i can’t get a good fast workout, i just sometimes like having lots of time and changin’ it up! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Cate on April 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I’ve been reading your blog everyday, and so look forward to your posts! You’ve inspired me to get out and do something healthy, try a Zumba class, and it’s been a great tool to help keep me busy during my husband’s training! Thanks!

  19. Hillary on April 21, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Thanks for the reminder that LOFT is having a sale this weekend! They’re my go-to “teacher clothes” shop, and I stock up whenever I can!

  20. Brittany on April 21, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Wow you have a brother who is my age! How much older are you? (random question are you the oldest?). Its funny that you went to chipoltle because my BFF and I just went there last night for dinner!

  21. Chelsa on April 21, 2012 at 8:14 am

    My fitness plans are to do a tabata workout and walk the dog today and Sunday is my off day. You look incredible by the way. No one would guess you just had a baby!

  22. Ann on April 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I love that picture of Kyle holding Livi, because my baby does exactly the same thing, chewing on the side of my thumb! Reading books, trying to eat dinner, chew, chew, chew…

  23. CoutStar on April 21, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I miss Chipotle! Something is just SO tasty in those black beans that makes them so delicious!! I have never heard of Juanes before I will have to check him out! During any workout its important to have SOMETHING that keeps you going and for more people music is it! Thanks so much!

  24. Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets on April 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Love that cute top + short combo! So fashionable ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Kelly @ Vegolosophy on April 21, 2012 at 10:59 am

    mmmmm i LOVE chipoooodlleee! And you look so fantastic, such an inspiration! The outfit is so cute too!

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      hank you, friend!

  26. crystal on April 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I adore that outfit! So feminine! Pinterest inspired? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I don’t think I could put together an outfit without that site anymore.

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      of course!! pinterest has changed my life ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I know! It’s always so hard to believe that our “little siblings” are grown up! Mine is 19 now, but I swear she was 11 just yesterday. ๐Ÿ˜›

    My fitness plans this weekend involve a 10k run with my friend tomorrow!

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      good luck on your 10k!

  28. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde on April 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I LOVE that outfit!! The pink + white is adorable, and the top is so pretty! I always forget about LOFT, too, but they do seem to have really good sales. That picture of your brother with Livi at Chipotle is precious ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      thank you! hope you’re having a great weekend, too!

  29. Emily on April 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    One of my besties is training to become a yoga instructor, so she’s giving me private “classes” on the weekends so she can practice teaching … and I can practice practicing! It’s a good system, I love friends that have skills I can exploit ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh man, I LOVE Loft! I need to go get me a new post-baby summer wardrobe soon …

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      that is a great way to trade! practicing on friends is the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Marissa on April 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Eeeh I just got my first job at Chipotle! Its so much fun, the company is amazing, and I actually feel good about eating the food. <333

    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      congrats! i LOVE chipoddle ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Diane @ Life of Di. on April 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Looks like a great day ๐Ÿ™‚ The top from LOFT is adorable! So cute!

  32. Amy@healthyhungryhappy.com on April 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    ooo love those pink shorts and shirt..so cute!!

    we’re not doing much this weekend..but monday is our 2nd ultrasound-hopefully we find out the sex of our baby!! i CANNOT wait!

  33. Laura J. on April 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Love your outfit!! So cute for summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on April 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I took advantage of LOFT’s sale today too – and well, most everywhere’s sales! I got three pairs of those bright colored shorts – I LOVE them! They fit so well.

  35. April on April 22, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Juanes is on my Pandora now. Whenever “Waka Waka” comes on, my kiddo goes bananas. Not sure if it’s the song or her insane dancing that gets him. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to your playlist!!!

    • April on April 22, 2012 at 4:20 am

      Shakira’s dancing, that is ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Ashley Hamilton on April 22, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I love that wild ones song! My friend and I always sing it at the top of our lungs but we both have pretty terrible voices so it’s hilarious.

  37. Kevie on April 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Love the outfit! And you look great, hard to believe you just had a baby a few months ago! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can you tell me where are the sandals from/what brand?….Also Loft??

    • Fitnessista on April 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      thank you! banana republic

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