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Is it really Friday already? I think every week should include a 3-day weekend 🙂 What are you up to the next couple of days? Word on the street is that I’m running 13 miles this weekend. Pray for my soul. Also, Kyle and Meg, our friend Lindy (and Luna!!) will be here! I can hardly wait.

Some faves from the week:

This floor cleaner.

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I could make fun of myself because “I’m omg so old” and it’s lame to be excited about a floor cleaner, but 10-years younger Gina would have been just as thrilled. 😉 I use quite a few of the Method cleaning products, and the wood polish is a favorite for dusting; the almond scent is glorious. I was excited to try this squirt and mop because it’s in the same scent. LOVE IT. The fragrance is beautiful without overpowering, it doesn’t streak, and you don’t have to rinse. 

These veggie chips:

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(They’re like a veggie/bean chip, perfectly salty, and especially divine dipped into Trader Joe’s guacamole.)

9 inspiring Maya Angelou poems.

The kale salad from Pizza Port. Kale, feta, hearts of palm, pomegranate seeds, sunflower seeds and champagne vinaigrette:

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We’re getting a MENCHIE’S. I can taste the froyo, berry and chocolate chip combo already. Just in time for summer 🙂 

Pitch Perfect 2 begins filming in Baton Rouge

Victoria’s Secret Semi-annual sale. Swimsuit shopping time! I got two (this one and this one) yesterday for a steal. 

Safest sunscreens on the market. 

Glow retreat! My friends Katie, Kasey and Heather are hosting a weekend filled with soul-nourishing workshops, including strength, meditation, yoga, cooking lessons, and panels. If the travel wasn’t so far, I’d be there in a heartbeat, but check out more info here if you’re interested!

A feature in Bowlex’s 10 favorite health and fitness blogs. Thank you for including me! <3

17 animal photobombs. The girls’ faces in #5 made me laugh so hard. I would be screaming my face off.

So excited for this weekend <3

Happy Friday, friends!

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  1. I love the suits. I actually tried on the fringe top one at VS a few weeks ago, but they didn’t have bottoms in my size/color. So instead, I actually bought a Jessica Simpson suit at Macy’s, that I absolutely adore. Happy weekend to you!

  2. Yay, I’m pumped for Pitch Perfect 2! And for Friday, obviously 🙂 Good luck on your run! My weekend will be half housework, half fun. Tonight we’re going to see Maleficent at a theater called Movie Tavern (which has a full bar & kitchen plus extra comfy wide seats!), I’m so excited.

  3. Yes, every weekend should be a three-day! I’m lucky that my hubby gets every other Friday off, so we get three day weekends a lot!

    Those veggie chips are so great! I love them and it’s hard not to eat the whole bag!

    And you’ve reminded me to pick up some kale at the store now. 🙂 Happy weekend!

  4. Ahhh your beach day looks so perfect! The glow retreat looks like a lot of fun. If I didn’t have a wedding to attend that weekend I would be all over it!

  5. Oh my goodness gracious! My heart is so happy for you that you are getting a Menchies haha!

    I probably have the worlds highest (read embarrassing) froyo standards, and Menchies is my absolute favorite!

  6. Thanks SO much for the shout out, we appreciate it SO much! You are truly a wonderful and kind person, I love ya!

    And Menchie’s, yay!!! We got one here about 5 minutes from our house in March! So awesome! We are getting a Sweet Frog right by us any day now too! Lots of froyo happening 😉

    Happy weekend! Enjoy the time with your family coming in!!

  7. VS sales are my FAVORITE. The reason why I can have so many bikinis 🙂

  8. Love Fridays and love three day weekends! If only that could be every weekend! 🙂

  9. Beach days are the best! Love the suits you picked out – super cute!

  10. I got excited over some new stainless steel cleaner I found, so I feel you on the excitement of new cleaning products! I’ll have to check out that Method cleaner – sounds glorious!

  11. Jennifer says:

    Yea yea yea, get those 13 miles! Best of luck to you this weekend, you’ll do great.
    Very excited for Summer Shape Up!

  12. Yummmm now I have a FroYo craving!

  13. I love the VS semi-annual sale! I get all of my swimsuits from it now. They’re so reasonably priced and hold-up much better than other lower priced suits.

  14. Cute suits!! And thanks for the Maya Angelou poem link. So inspiring.

    Good luck in the half!! And have a fun weekend with your guests 🙂

  15. We have the same beach umbrella! Its the best and so easy, it sets up in 2 minutes!

  16. Crystal says:

    Oooh, good luck on the half! I just found myself looking at upcoming races after swearing I’d never run another half marathon :/

    Those skimsuits are so pretty. I love VS suits, so reasonably priced and just sexy enough for summer 😀

    Love your blog! Enjoy your weekend!

  17. And now thanks to you VS has 48 dollars of mine. LOL

  18. Veggie and bean chips are always the bomb. I eat mine with avocado. I literally scoop the avocado out of the skin with the chips haha
    And froyo. Probably the best invention ever…and Menchie’s does it so well 😀
    Happy weekend!

  19. I need to try that floor cleaner! I’ve been using Swiffer and have found that it just doesn’t do enough for my floors.

    I also like the VS semi-annual sale. Honestly, that’s the only time I buy stuff from there since everything is so expensive!

  20. That pic of your sandals and Livs is too cute! And all of your beach pics look so lovely!! That salad looks delish too- I am definitely going to recreate it! I kind of forgot about Hearts of Palm but I’m going to bring it back!

  21. I enjoyed the safe sunscreen article! My husband and I used the Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Sunblock when we were in Arizona for Spring Break, and it works very well!

  22. Oh those veggie chips yum! I better steer clean I would eat the whole bag in one sitting without a doubt!

  23. The beach looks so beautiful!! LOVE the animal photo bombs – so cute!

  24. Love the swimsuits! It looks cold there. Anything under 90 I’m freezing though. Enjoy your weekend!

  25. loooove that pic of you and Liv 😀 enjoy your lovely weekend with the fam 😀

  26. PIZZA PORT! Gina, you’re seriously killing me.

    Those bikinis are awesome picks! I need to peruse/order and get myself excited for the pain that is post-baby workouts haha.

  27. Karissa says:

    Reading on the beach – that looks amazing. Happy Friday!

  28. Karissa says:

    Reading on the beach – that looks amazing. Happy Friday!

  29. Love all your faves, particularly that salad and floor cleaner. I love Method products!

    Good luck in the race! <3

  30. That salad looks delicious and sitting on the beach with a kindle is one of the best feelings ever. Can’t wait for summer 🙂

  31. So excited for Pitch Perfect 2! The first one was aca-awesome! Fat Amy is hilarious.

    The pic of you and Liv at the beach is great. Gotta love sunshine on your face and sand between your toes. Too bad I’m stuck in WI with no beaches!

  32. Two things:

    1. My husband and I are doing the half tomorrow (Sunday). It’s my second half marathon and I’m swinging wildly between, oh, this will be fun, and good God, what a bad idea.

    2. JUST joined the Kindle nation (resisted for a long time because of my love for “real” books), so, so glad I did.

    This time tomorrow, we’ll be done, right?

  33. Ohhhh your mustard color top is so cute! Where is it from?
    And I love the method hand soaps! But would you say that it’s rather safe to mop the floors with the cleaner even though I have a crawling baby? I’m always in a dilemma of, “should I just scrub realllly hard with hot water, or should I use a special cleaner?”

    • Fitnessista says:

      thank you! it’s an old one from spiegl. i’d never shopped there, but j’s everyday fashion posted it last summer and i scooped one up
      the nice thing about the method products is that they’re nontoxic and made with natural ingredients. i feel comfortable using them around liv. when she was itty bitty, i mostly used our shark steam mop for the floors or a mix of dish soap and water (rinsed with water)

  34. I’m so glad I saw your VS sale post on facebook! I scooped up two tops and a pair of bottoms!

  35. I need to get to VS asap! Love the semi annual sale. And that kale salad…yum!

  36. Thank you so much for the GLOW RETREAT shout out, love!! You rock! <3 I totally wish I could see you there! ;]

  37. hi gina! i just love your yellow sandals! may i ask where you found them?? 🙂

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