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Friday Faves

Lovebug feeding the ducks.

Feed the ducks

Unnamed 12

New study shows yoga has healing powers

This letter from a working mom to a SAHM

10 good reasons to save the A-10.

Pretty coffee.

Cartel

(Word on the street is that you can get pretty coffee pretty much anywhere in SD. Any awesome spots?!)

37 life lessons in 37 years.

Mister Rogers quotes to remember on bad days.

This jumpsuit! I ordered it yesterday with Shopbop’s sale (even though you needed to spend $250 to save, which I did not so kind of defeats the purpose…) but am hoping it fits. I love the fun print! Target also got my favorite summer sandals back in stock.

What a pilot says about turbulence. This nervous flyer is very thankful.

Elana’s book. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes, especially since I adore the ones I’ve tried from her blog.

Elanas pantry  1 of 1

Dunkin love. Oh man, I love some Dunkin 🙂

Hope you have a very happy Friday!

Any faves from the week?? Stay tuned for your March calendar! It will be posted (and emailed to subscribers) later today. 

xoxo

Gina

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76 Comments

  1. Jackie on February 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I love dunkin too! It’s the best!

  2. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More on February 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Who doesn’t love a good Mister Rogers quote? 🙂

  3. Julie on February 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Great shares! Especially love the Mr. Rogers quotes! We don’t have Dunkins here yet – we have Winchell’s and Krispy Kreme (but very few).

  4. Cate on February 28, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Happy Friday! I started the morning with the Winter Shape Up Week One workout. I love having these to go back to once a week or so. Everyone needs some HIIT in her life, right?

    Thanks for the link to the article on turbulence. It’s good to have the reassurance of an expert when a bit nervous in the air. I’ll remember his input when I head over the ocean to Paris in a couple weeks.

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      amen to that! 🙂
      have a blast in paris, too. amazing 🙂

  5. Chelsea @ BigBitesLittleBudget on February 28, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    There is just something about a pretty cup of coffee that just makes your day! I love when my barista takes the time. Definitely a Friday Fave.

  6. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on February 28, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to start seeing summer things in stores– even though it is only 20 degrees out today!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      i’m so afraid to visit in a couple of weeks. i don’t even know how to live when it’s that cold haha

      • FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on March 3, 2014 at 6:08 pm

        Don’t feel bad. I still have a hard time and I grew up here!

        If you have time we should catch a class together! 🙂

        • Fitnessista on March 3, 2014 at 6:17 pm

          yes! i have one tentatively planned for tues night. i’ll email you!

  7. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on February 28, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I love dunkin! So delicious! Now I want to go and get some.

    Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Friday!

  8. Ashley @ Brocblog on February 28, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    That dunkin love video pulled at my heartstrings. I’m in california and we still have a year before Dunkin moves in on the west coast.

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      we have a few here in tucson so hopefully it will be on the way soon!

  9. Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine on February 28, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I just laughed SO hard about “Dunkin” love. I can not breathe. HAHAHA!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      right?! AMAZING haha

  10. Kim on February 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The only sad thing about San Diego (I live in Oceanside) is that there are no Dunkin Donuts! The only one is on base at Camp Pendleton 🙁

  11. Amber Schumann on February 28, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I stumbled upon that letter last week (working mom and SAHM), and it made my sob some serious ugly tears (while I was at work too…whoops). I have a 20-month-old daughter, I work a full-time job in the office, and my hubby runs his own biz that requires him to travel out of state the majority of each month. It’s tough. And those letters (BOTH) hit very close to home.

    You’re in luck… Latte art must be a California thing, because it’s everywhere here!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      right? i loved reading them, too. i think as mamas it’s so important to support each other, no matter how unique are personal situations may be. i relate to different pieces since i work from home, have worked outside of the home, and am also a stay at home mama (with a husband who works and is gone frequently). i tip my hat to all moms and dads. it’s hard work, but the best kind 🙂

      • Amber Schumann on February 28, 2014 at 1:55 pm

        Seriously! A good friend of mine is a SAHM, and just birthed twin boys making her a momma of 4 now. I admire her strength everyday managing that crew. I feel like I struggle with just 1 little sweetheart/monster 😉

  12. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit on February 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    My fave from the week is definitely the email I got from FitFluential last night letting me know I was accepted as an Ambassador! Woot! TGIF 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      congratulations! you will love it 🙂

  13. Erica on February 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    If you are in SD, check out the Caffe Veloce (drive-thru) or Java Earth Café. These two were my go-to spots when I lived there.

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      i definitely will! thank you 🙂

  14. Meg @ A Dash of Meg on February 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    ohhhhhh little Liv <3 <3 <3 <3 always a Friday fav!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      happy friday, pretty! xo

      • Meg @ A Dash of Meg on February 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm

        thanks! same to you love 🙂

        p.s. i thought of you today while practicing hand stand push ups today at the gym hehe <3

        • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

          haha YES. you better video that ish when you get it down!

          • Meg @ A Dash of Meg on February 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

            will do 😉 hope to do some push ups with you some day!! <3



  15. Tracy on February 28, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Liv’s hair is getting so long!!

    Love Mr. Rogers <3

    TGIF! Have a great weekend!

  16. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on February 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I didn’t realize there was Dunkin’ in the west! It’s a Massachusetts-based company and the joke around here is that you can’t go a mile without seeing one. Well, seeing how there are three–yes, three!–Dunkin’s less than a mile from my house, that’s probably true. I’m actually more of a Starbucks fan. I’ll hit up Dunks for a half coffee/half hot chocolate (the full hot chocolate is incredibly buttery!), but that’s about it. It has a weird metallic taste to me. Like there are pennies at the bottom of the cup.

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      omg i LOVE dunkin coffee. with a chocolate munchkin = perfection

      • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on February 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

        I DO miss the Munchkins (I’m gluten intolerant). Everyone here is about the coffee, though, not the food. That’s why Krispy Kream failed miserable in Massachusetts! Oh, I will say that I do down the iced coffee in the summer. They know how to properly double brew!

        • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm

          the iced coffee is glorious!

  17. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on February 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    P.S. Looking forward to the March calendar! I’m going to have plenty of new goals, between you and Caitlin @ HTP and her Ironman March workout!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      :)!

  18. Katie on February 28, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Simply the fact that it’s FRIDAY is always a Friday Fave over here, but more importantly, far away sisters flying home for a week of vacation… The biggest fave ever 😀

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      that makes my heart so happy for you. have a blast!!

      • Katie on February 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

        Thank you so much. I hope you have a wonderful family filled weekend 🙂

  19. Alex @ Kenzie Life on February 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I just booked a trip to San Diego at the end of March for spring break and I’m so excited! It’ll be my first time there and I can’t wait to get away for a few days and enjoy some sun, shopping, food, and apparently, cute coffee!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      whoo hoo! have a blast 🙂 there are some awesome fitness classes to check out

      • Alex @ Kenzie Life on February 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

        I’m all ears for any recommendations you might have 🙂

  20. Tammie on February 28, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Loved the pix of your little girl and the ducks. I have chickens and ducks (not for eating-only for eggs) and enjoy them very much 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      i’m hoping to have a chicken coop in san diego! we’d love to have chickens for eggs (and pets) 🙂

    • Carrie L on February 28, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      I also love the fact that there is a tortouise/terrapin in the water in the second one. We don’t get that in the UK. Happy (early) Saturday morning :0)

  21. Cassie Vaughn on February 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Those letters to SAHM and Working Moms were so sweet. Plus Livi feeding the ducks is pretty good!

  22. Allison on February 28, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    You’ve gotta try Bird Rock Coffee. It’s in Bird Rock which is a neighborhood in La Jolla. The best! Pannikin (also LJ) is great and so is Better Buzz Coffee in PB (and it’s close to my favorite barre studio, Barre Bodies!)

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      happening x 3 🙂

  23. Taylee @ twist me fit on February 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Awesome! Olivia is getting soo big!

  24. liz on February 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Are you aware there Is no dunkins in so cal? Worst thing about living in San Diego

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      i know 🙁

      • Jess on February 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

        There’s a Dunkin Donuts opening up in the Embassy Suites near Seaport Village in March!

        • Liz on February 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm

          Oh yessss it is 2014 now!! Also Gina, there is one at the camp pendlelton base that is nice for an occasional trip.

  25. Kirsten on February 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Here is a list of 22 San Diego musts my friend Archana compiled: http://mysocaldlife.com/22-san-diego-musts-food-coffee-the-outdoors/.

    Her fave coffee (and she knows her stuff!) is Bird Rock Roasters, Cafe Calabria, and Coffee and Tea Collective. You’re going to love it here 🙂

  26. Amelia on February 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I was in SD over a year ago, and found amazing coffee at Cafe Virtuoso (1616 National Ave, San Diego, CA 92113) I had to take a bus there but it was well worth it!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      i’ll definitely try it!

  27. Megan @ TheSkinny-Life on February 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I love the 37 life lessons. Really wish I could stop trying to be perfect in every way and just be ok with things being mumbled jumbled or not tied with a pretty bow.

  28. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on February 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I wish I could pull off a jumpsuit like that — so pretty! I bet it will look lovely on you 🙂

    Happy Friday!

  29. Ellie@Fit for the soul on February 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Oh myyyy~ Thanks so much for sharing that SAHM mom letter article! It almost brought me to tears because it was so encouraging and enlightening. Go moms! 😀 And I want that coffee righhhhhttt now.

  30. Melissa on February 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Absolutely go to Cafe Calabria (North Park neighborhood) for thee perfect cup of coffee then walk one block south and browse at the store named Pigment. Or Cafe Chloe (downtown) for brunch, coffee or a glass of wine. You’re going to love living in San Diego!

    • Fitnessista on February 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      you guys are making me even more excited!

  31. Melodie on February 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Happy weekend!! Off topic but I think you recommended some socks on your blog once for long distance running. Or did I dream that up? I can’t seem to find the post and I’m needing some badly. Thanks! !

  32. Kelly on February 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Awesome coffee? Extraordinary Desserts!!!!! Amazing stuff there! Love, love!

  33. Courtney on February 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    North County San Diego coffee addict rundown:
    La Jolla: BRICK N BELL<3, Coffee Cup
    Bird Rock: um, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. The best brew, the nicest people.
    Del Mar: Jimbo's in a pinch, super nice staff, but if you can, go to Pannikin
    Solana Beach: Java Depot, Solana Beach Coffee Company, Java Hut
    Leucadia: Sugar (this might be bordering Encinitas)
    Encinitas: Pannikin, Lofty Coffee Co.

    I'm gluten-intolerant (as in body will flip out completely if I eat a crumb) and most of these places have great gf options if you're looking for a treat.

  34. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on February 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I love Livis striped pants! Feeding the ducks used to be my favorite thing to do when I was little. One time I got overexcited and leaned in too far and fell in the water. My grandpa was right there to get me, but I apparently fell on a duck. Poor thing. 🙁

  35. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on February 28, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Pretty coffee definitely tastes better! Not a fan of Dunkin’, though. Their iced coffee is terrible!

    The last time I was in La Jolla, they really only had Starbucks for a coffee shop, which I thought was weird since here in the Bay Area there are independents everywhere and definitely more than one coffee shop per town. Maybe things have changed now, though, because that was a couple of years ago. Too long–time to go back!

    My faves this week (as mentioned in my post) are: Pilates, I’m Fit Possible, Swinging with my girl, Stitch Fix and romanesco cauliflower.

    Happy Friday! 🙂

  36. Livi on February 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    that Dunkin Love video is HILARIOUS!

  37. Stefanie E. on February 28, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Coffee love = Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. Let me know if you ever want to get a cup!

  38. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on February 28, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I need to pick that book! I love her almond flour cookbook.

  39. Pua on March 1, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Oh my goodness… your little girl is getting so tall! Wasn’t she just a baby yesterday? 🙂

    Thanks for the link on turbulence, from one nervous flyer to another!

  40. Diana on March 1, 2014 at 11:51 am

    LMAO at Dunkin Love. I may have to repost it on my blog!

    ps. your little girl is growing up so fast! i am marveling at how long her hair has gotten!

  41. Jackie on March 1, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Love seeing your daughter feeding the ducks. Adorable!

    Will you be doing a March goals list like you did for February? Along with the working out I loved working on myself emotionally with the list you had made.

    Thanks!

  42. Cristal on March 1, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I was just thinking today that I was going to go back through the November calendar. Now, I won’t have to! So excited for the March calendar :)!!!

  43. Katie Hood on March 1, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    March calendar!!! Yes!

  44. Sarah on March 9, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I’ve been living in San Diego for the last 5 years (I’m an east coast transplant) and I’d have to say top 3 places to get coffee in the city are :
    1) cafe calabria for a caffee vienese (espresso, milk, honey and cinnamon) so good
    2) influx in little Italy before or after the Sunday farmers market
    3) coffee and tea collective for great tasting pour over coffee with a cool modern vibe/ atmosphere.

    so excited for your move! I know it’s stressful going into an unknown- but San Diego is such a fun and welcoming city with so much to do! also not sure if you are still searching neighborhoods to live in but ‘south park’ is my dream neighborhood. lots of young families and thriving small businesses. best of luck to you in your search!

    • Fitnessista on March 10, 2014 at 12:52 am

      awesome- thank yo uso muhc!!

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