11/1: Friday Faves

An amazing Halloween with the fam. I can’t believe how much our little sushi roll has grown in the past year! 

Last year:

Halloween 7

This year:

Halloween

My heart <3

After work, I met up with a couple of girlfriends for a quick sangria and planning for a huge Soli Beat event, and then came home to get Livi ready for Halloween festivities. We had a delicious dinner at my dad’s house and then went out with my nana, dad, stepmom, cousins and aunt around their neighborhood. Last year, we brought Bell with us, but decided to leave her at home with Caroline this year. They probably loved barking at all the trick-or-treaters.

After a some trick-or-treating (which Livi LOVED– she wanted to eat all the candy as she got it), the Pilot met up with us and we went over to Kyle and Meg’s. My mom, uncle, aunt and cousins met us there, too. 

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This year’s sushi roll: Luna.

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(the garnish kills me)

It was a wonderful night <3

More faves from the week:

How yoga can change your body. I’m a believer!

Speaking of yoga, I got a few emails about the tank I was wearing in the asana workout pics. My friend Erin (aka the Bad Yogi) designed them and sent me one. She’s part of an amazing new campaign to make high-quality yoga classes accessible for a very low cost, called MyYogaPro. You can check out all the details here!

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This video that made a tough mom (and me) cry.

Fitspiration posters corrected. Thank you to Lindsey for sending this along!

Some new flats! I’ve been wanting a pair of animal print ones, and found these at that fancy French store (Tarjay) for $16. BOOM.

Flats

Mark Twain’s top 9 tips for living a kick-ass life. Amen.

The importance of kindness, especially when little eyes and ears are watching and learning from you.

My new favorite lip color. My friend Jess mentioned these this week, too – I like to think/pretend we’re besties even though we’ve never met. Creepy?- and I recently replenished my stash. The last one I used until the very end! They are vibrant lip stain colors, but instead of drying, they’re smooth and moisturizing. Walgreens had them for buy-one-get-one 50% off, too:

Lipgloss  1 of 1The Knockout November Workout Calendar! If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you should have received the password yesterday. I hope you love it <3

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Soli Beat flash sale! The $15 sale ends TODAY (regular price $26.99)– get yours before they’re gone! 

Sage dvd cover copy

Happy November! 

xoxo

Gina

Latest on the Family page: a Halloween craft for toddlers! (Thanks, Pinterest)

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73 Comments

  1. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on November 1, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Oh my gosh Olivia has grown so much in just one year. She is so adorable. And I just love those flats you got! Happy Friday!

  2. Erin on November 1, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Can’t wait to try Knockout November!

  3. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on November 1, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Wow it is so amazing how much she has grown in a year! She looked so precious! Glad you all had such a fun halloween!

  4. Melissa on November 1, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Hello! Nice post! Signing up for the newsletter. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  5. Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine on November 1, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Gotta have the garnish. Loving those cheetah flats!

  6. Monica on November 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Finally figuring out how to sign up for the newsletter! Looking forward to the November workout! πŸ™‚

  7. Elizabeth on November 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Gah! Luna! I can’t handle it. I love those flats, I want to get a pair!

  8. char eats greens on November 1, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Ok, I am SO confused if ANYONE commenting can help me out. I’m from Canada and I had heard that the US calls “target” tar-jay, and I thought it was a cruel joke someone was playing on me. Is this really how majority call it, and it is just a national joke as well that’s become the norm?!?! I seriously am missing out on life I think hahah

    Ps – those flats are indeed super cute!!

    • mary on November 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      The norm in the US to pronounce it Target but ‘tarjay’ (said as if it’s French) is a common enough joke that if you say it that way, you won’t confuse anyone, either.

      Gina- I bought three of those lip stains back when Meg mentioned them here. I like them. That one looks like a nice color. Do you know the name?

      • Fitnessista on November 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm

        the color is “romantic”

  9. Megan on November 1, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Yay! I finally found out how to sign up for your newsletter!

  10. Katie on November 1, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Can’t wait for knockout November! Also, dog sushi. I am dying!

  11. Mya on November 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Yay! Can’t wait to try the Knockout November challenge.

  12. Jaime on November 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Looking forward to the November challenge!

  13. Charline on November 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I didn’t get my November Knockout email with password πŸ™

  14. beth on November 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Yay finally signing up for newsletter. Liv is adorable =)

  15. Lauren on November 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    How do you sign up for the newsletter? Would like to get the November calendar?

  16. Jackie on November 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Livi was precious!

  17. Cassie Vaughn on November 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I’m super excited about MyYogaPro!

  18. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on November 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Liv looks so pretty in her costume! And Luna asa a sushi roll? Too much πŸ™‚

  19. Emily on November 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    finally signing up for the newsletter!

  20. Brittney on November 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Hi Gina!!!

    I think you have posted information on this before but what are your go to yoga websites for practicing at home?

    I would really love to go to Yoga at a studio more often, unfortunately my schedule seems to get in the way!

  21. Tracy on November 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Which color of the lip stain do you like? Looks like “romantic” maybe?

    • Fitnessista on November 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      yep, that’s it!

  22. Jennifer Gorczany on November 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I want to get that Nov workout! How do I subscribe to the newsletter so I can get the password?

    • Jennifer Gorczany on November 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Sorry, Gina, just realized I had to check the box…

  23. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit on November 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Sushi Roll is hilarious – I’ve never seen that!! I’m loving those flats. They look comfy and not stiff. Got to love Target! TGIF

  24. Jen Schwab on November 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Liv is so cute in her costume!

  25. Kristin on November 1, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Can’t wait to do the November workout! The garnish on the sushi costume is hysterical!

  26. Julie on November 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I love those flats and I tried your kick your asana workout and it was fun!

    • Fitnessista on November 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      thank you!

  27. Karla @ Finding My Fit on November 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Hope to still get an email with password to try knockout november! I NEED something to help keep me on track through the holidays. my office always has candy, cookies, cake, pizza, etc. So tempting… πŸ™

  28. jodie on November 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Cute flats. This is totally unrelated to the post but just wondering what is your favorite bar to eat as a snack? Kind, Larabar etc Thanks

  29. Rachael on November 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Can’t wait to check out the November workout!!

  30. Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food on November 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Oh my gosh, sushi roll puppy is so cute!! What an adorable idea. I’ve also used those lip stains and I really like them too!

  31. Erin @ The Almond Eater on November 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Glad to see you had a great Halloween! The MyYogaPro idea would be amaze…I always want to take yoga classes but they are just so expensive after awhile that I sometimes end up searching for free videos online. Hey, whatever works, right?

  32. Carla on November 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I’m excited to start getting the newsletter!

  33. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde on November 1, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Great links today – thanks for sharing! Glad you had such a fun Halloween – Liv looks adorable, as always πŸ™‚

  34. Anna @ Fitness Γ  la Anna on November 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I love that Mark Twain link!! Also, Stella is ADORBS in that sushi roll costume!

  35. Jas on November 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I love Bad Yogi’s project – thanks for introducing us. However, not sure I appreciate being referred to as ‘the masses’!!

    • Fitnessista on November 1, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      haha i just mean to everyone. yoga isn’t accessible everywhere!

  36. Larissa @ Running with the Dragonflies on November 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Love those Revlon lip colors. You should try the color honey. Perfect for every season!

    • Fitnessista on November 1, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      ohh i will try it!

  37. Alex @ Kenzie Life on November 1, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Wow Livi is so grown up! I love that she was sushi last year πŸ™‚ So cute! Oh and I tried making BBQ kale chips (but I was really short on time so I just dumped bbq sauce on top and OMG…it was one of the best things I’ve ever had!) Two heads of kale were consumed within two days with that method πŸ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on November 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      genius- i’ll try that!

  38. Lynn on November 1, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Can’t wait to try the workout

  39. Donna on November 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Hi! Please sign me up for a subscription to your newsletter and workout calendar passwords. This looks great!
    Donna

  40. Eileen on November 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    interested in trying the November workout

  41. CourtStar @ StarSystemz on November 1, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Wow, it is so sweet to see Liv in her Halloween costume! So cute!! Have an amazing weekend Gina <3 C

  42. Grace on November 1, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    My 4 year old niece wore the purple version of that costume! so cute, and wanna try that november workout out!

  43. Haley on November 1, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Excited to try the November work out!

  44. Megan Ghazanfary on November 2, 2013 at 1:13 am

    <3

  45. Megan Ghazanfary on November 2, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Can’t wait to see the november workout!!!!!!

  46. Pua on November 2, 2013 at 2:39 am

    Too cute! Although I absolutely love Livi’s Halloween costume, I just want to scoop up that little sushi doggie. How did they keep it from trying to shake off that garnish? Haha — I need tips for my little pup! πŸ™‚

  47. Paula on November 2, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Someone needs to put those emended Fitspo posters on Pinterest! I’ve always been frustrated by that type of message, and those corrections give me the chuckles.

  48. Nicola on November 2, 2013 at 11:59 am

    She looks so cute!! And I love the dog pumpkin!

  49. Caitlin @PieceOfCait on November 2, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    the sushi roll costumes are great!!!! I love it. happy weekend! xo

  50. Karen on November 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Liv looks so adorable! Luna, too. πŸ˜‰

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