Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday <3 Thank you so much for sharing your experiences on the family page, and for your love and support on the wine date post. It’s can be nerve-wracking to go out on a limb, but I’m always glad when I do. I’ve felt a lot of mixed emotions over the past month, and your comments have been very healing to me. I hope to you know how much I appreciate you, and cheers to you for being so lovely and awesome.

To those of you who recommended Katy Bowman: I’m on it! This has been sitting on my nightstand for the past few days, and I’m just now getting to crack it open. I can already tell that Katy is a powerhouse, and I’m so thankful to her for sharing her knowledge with the masses. I hardly know her, and I’m already obsessed with her.

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So… IT’S THE WEEKEND! What are you up to? Anything exciting going on? MIL, SIL, and our niece and nephew and here visiting, and it’s been wonderful to have them in town.

MIL with all of her grand girls. 🙂


We’ll be spending some time at the beach and zoo, along with eating our way around San Diego. I love when fam is in town. 

Some faves from the week and around the web:

Getting my “p” ring! Any fellow stress shoppers out there? I was at the hospital, and I ordered some headbands for the girls from Etsy, along with a “p” ring to stack on top of my “o.” I was so excited to see the same seller is still making them!

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Takeout from The Joint. This is the Kahuna of Tuna roll, which is spicy tuna, avocado, and all the spicy things.

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Why I never wear shoes in the house.

7 calorie scorching kettlebell moves.

Twins with noodle.

Me and noodle


Meditation FTW.

PLSC is starting Yoga Teacher Training again in March. This is where I did my teacher training, and it changed my life. You can check out more about my experience here!

Winter Shape Up starts Monday! I’ll see you here bright and early Monday morning with all of the details, and Anne has all of the meal plan details up here for Week 1. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you will get the workouts this weekend, and I’ll also post them in our Facebook group. 

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Happy Friday, friends!!



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  1. Hi gena! This post makes me wonder what your fav fitness books are or ones that you’ve enjoye!

  2. Hope you have a fun weekend! Family time is always good medicine for healing. 🙂

  3. I’ve been meaning to take a meditation class, and the article you linked to just confirmed that I NEED to! 😀

  4. 1. P’s hair is beautiful! 2. Obsessed with La Croix!!!!!

    • Fitnessista says:

      i thought i might be sick of it after the pregnancy, because i had 1-2 a day but nope. still need one every day haha

  5. Hi Gina! Happy Friday to you! Enjoy your weekend. And super sorry to read about your current situation … sending some good thoughts your way for recovery. As always, I’m sure you’ve reached so many women who are dealing with the same thing and will be glad to know they aren’t alone. 🙂

  6. Will you please sign me up for the newsletter?

  7. Those rings are so cute! And…I need to start meditating! Any resources on how to start?

  8. Have a fun family weekend!!

    Excited for WSU on Monday 🙂

  9. Those rings are adorable! Etsy has the cutest stuff. Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. Love the mom and daughter twinning! She looks too happy and cute :), just like her mom :)! Your MIL looks so happy to be with all her grandkids! Hope your weekend is great!

  11. That tuna roll looks amazing and now I’m craving sushi! Thanks a lot, 🙂

    Going out to dinner tomorrow night to celebrate the hubby’s birthday, yay! We don’t eat out often so it will be a fun treat.

  12. I love those P and O rings!

  13. Love those rings!

    Sara | Lipstick, Lattes & Lunges

  14. YES WSUU!

  15. Yaara Leve says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling better beauty!! And those rings are lovely–sweet reminder for when you look down at your hand and think of your girls! And that pic of your MIL is priceless! And hello! I seriously can’y believe how big Livi is! She is turning into such a beautiful little lady!

  16. So weird that you mentioned Katy Bowman today! I am currently in training to become a Barre3 instructor and at our training session today the master trainer talked about Katy! She said she is brilliant but totally radical, like doesn’t have normal furniture and sleeps on a wood thing with no pillow haha. Let us know what you take from the book! 🙂 sending well wishes your way!

    • Fitnessista says:

      thank you so much! i am loving it so far. it’s a compilation of the first 5 years of her blog posts, but they’re organized by subject

  17. The little kid you are holding is so cute.

  18. Yay for Katy! 😉 Alignment Matters is awesome but a lot to get through. Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain is an awesome starter – a nice high level. And to another commenter – Katy is totally way out there lol. I take her ideas and fit them to my life but I certainly haven’t gotten rid of furniture and all that lol. Gina I’m so excited to see what you discover through her, hope you’ll share <3

  19. I am very excited for WSU. I also just wrapped up week 2 of HIIT it! Plus we’ve got some family in this weekend and now we are all snowed in! 8 inches!

  20. I’m such a stress-shopper! I’m actually on a shopping ban until March, kind of as a challenge to find new ways to deal. Haha apparently I am also a stress-cleaner. Hopefully when I refill all the empty space in my closets and cabinets it will be with things I buy in a much better state of mind!

  21. omg the picture of you and Liv matching is adorable!! You two look so alike!

  22. where do you find the Facebook group for the winter shape up series?

  23. Thanks Gina!! Love the rings and can’t wait for WSU! Already checked out the workouts ❤

  24. OMG, now I want sushi. That looks delicious!

  25. If you love Katy put her name in the search bar in your podcast app….she has been interviewed on a bunch of different health podcasts and she is truly hilarious. I also really recommend the book “Becoming a Supple Leopard” by Dr. Kelly Starret….GAME CHANGER

  26. Stay strong, Mama! You’re doing great.

  27. Courtney B says:

    KATY BOWMAN. Oh she’s the best. I’m reading her diastasis recti book right now. So good!

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