Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday!

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Don’t forget that the Summer Shape Up party starts right here on Monday morning. I’m loving all of the SSU excitement, and can’t wait to share the full plan and details with you all. Newsletter friends, you’ll get your workout schedule and meal ideas later this morning.

What are you up to this weekend? Anything exciting happening?

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We have some cousins in town, I’m teaching spin at an event for our club, necessary beach day ahead, and tonight, we’re taking Liv to iDessert to celebrate her half birthday. 

I can’t even believe she’s 4 1/2 years old.

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Brb, need a moment to bawl my face off.

She is a sweet, bright, lively little star, and it’s been so amazing to watch her learn, grow, and be such an amazing sister to P.

These two. I can’t even handle it.

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It’s time to start the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite workouts, fashion finds, eats, reads, and randoms from the week. If you’d like to play along, please leave a comment with something that’s making you smile.

Salad beast

Salad beasts are back! I was feeling inspired with the lunches this week (you know, instead of eating cold leftovers standing in front of the fridge) and took a couple of minutes each day to make salads that were bursting with bright flavors, and packed with nutrients. The above salad included fresh basil and a quick homemade vinaigrette. (I posted the recipe on the Insta.)

Henry and I stopped by Liberty Station after taking Summer Shape Up pics to try out some of the vendors for a full review post I have in the works. (It’s a lot of food to eat, haha.)

I look at all of my green juices this way. 

Silly juice

(dress is on sale here)

Needless to say, research is tough, yo. 

Macaron

So many beautiful desserts!

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This vegan lasagna needs to happen.

Things to consider before becoming a group fitness instructor.

Smoked salmon sliders.

Me while reading this post. 

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Lunges for days workout.

The maddening mixed messages we send to moms. When I first had Liv, stuff like this really got me, and then I realized. You just love your babies and do the best you can with what you have. 

Peach vanilla protein overnight oats.

Nutty protein granola bars.

I leave you with the P smile of the day. She has so many new teeth! <3

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Happy Friday, friends!
xoxo

Gina 

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Comments

  1. Her ponytail/bun is getting more substantial as the weeks go on! 🙂 LOVE IT! And can’t wait to see you next week. Enjoy the weekend, Gina! 🙂

  2. Health-Ade is my jam! Also I love that picture of P and Livi! Too cute!

  3. Happy 4.5 birthday to Livi! She’s so adorable. Hope you guys have fun celebrating! OH and seeing random acts of kindness, or really any kindness nowadays, makes me smile : )

  4. PS. can’t wait for SSU ’16!! I keep checking my inbox for the emails : )

  5. That pic of the girls. Love!!

  6. I love the cutie photo of Liv and P. they look like they’re going to have so much fun together. Sisters are the best 🙂 Is she starting school this fall?

    • Fitnessista says:

      thank you! they’re already best friends. it’s pretty amazing
      liv will have one more year of pre-k before kindergarten
      hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. I can’t believe how big both P & Liv are looking lately! Isn’t it crazy how fast time flies? I remember when I was a kid I was like when is this school year ever going to be over. Everything felt like an eternity.

    • Fitnessista says:

      seriously. it’s so weird seeing it from an adult’s perspective. i felt like everything lasted forever when i was little
      xoxo

  8. Look at those teeth! Mine still doesn’t have any, ha! Love the pic of both of them. That’s just a heart melter right there. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Fitnessista says:

      right?! it happened so fast! they all just started popping out
      hope you have a great weekend, too!

  9. Your kids are just gorgeous! That is all. 🙂

  10. Liv and P. are adorable. Such a great picture of them.

  11. Sister love! The best! I have 3 sisters and love them all so much <3

    I have 3 boys and one girl…. no sisters for my Bridget.. At least she has a twin bro to bond with tho!

    Your girls are adorable and will have so much fun together!

    TGIF! Excited for SSU… just got my email!

    • Fitnessista says:

      thank you so much <3 you're right- it's the best. the twins will have such an amazing bond!
      hope you have a great weekend!

  12. Bethany says:

    That is the sweetest picture ever!!!! Sister love!

  13. Catherine Barnes says:

    SO excited ab SSU16! I can’t help myself from checking my email every hour to see if the subscriber early-bird info is out yet; it’s like waiting on stitch fix to arrive! Thank you for all the time, energy, and sweat you put into your blog (and the PPB website!); I feel like I am a much healthier person, able to follow your workouts and recipes, and I feel confident all of wonderful modifications you always offer are helping me to grow a healthy Beeb.

  14. healthade kombucha = THE BEST

  15. Oh my gosh! All of those teeth! My 16 month old still only has 4 teeth!

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