7/27: Friday Faves

1) This was written in the locker room yesterday, and we laughed so hard.

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I had rushed to work and forgot to grab morning snacks (rookie mistake), so was planning on going home at 12 to get some food. After being threatened with death, I stayed for dance rehearsal and then came home to stuff my face and grab afternoon snacks. Our hip hop dance for dance week is OFF.THE.HOOK. 

2) your comments on this post. I’m excited to write back to them today- they’re hilarious, heartfelt and awesome. Since I consider us to be virtual BFFs, I love hearing your secrets 😉

3) coconut oil. I’ve always been a fan of coconut oil -especially for beauty product uses– but especially love it in the summer because it’s light, with a pleasant mild scent. I couldn’t find Oliv’s lotion after her bath last night, so I rubbed her in coconut oil instead. Tropical baby… so cute.


4) fro, yo. I haven’t been on a froyo kick in a really love time, mostly because I miss Menchie’s and it’s pretty hard to find dairy-free ice cream in Tucson (to all of the lucky punks who have almond milk ice cream places, I am jeal, haha). BTO has solved that for me! So many amazing dairy-free flavors, and every topping you could wish for. Meg and I did a family froyo run last night,

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and at the last minute decided to drizzle hot peanut butter on our own froyo creations- an excellent decision indeed.

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5) your pics!! Lots of breakfast cookies and protein pancakes floating around this week! Keep ’em coming (@fitnessista or tag me on Instagram)- I love seeing your clean eats and sweaty workout pics 🙂



@beachybabemeg:  arm workouts (left) and tabata workout (right). Holla!


Anne P’s bfast cookie!

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A laid-back lovely day ahead:

-Breakfast with the Pilot and Liv

-Picking up some travel things for Vegas 

-New running shoes??

Hope you have a happy Friday!


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  1. Cat @ Breakfast to Bed on July 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    that ecard maybe made me throw up a little in disgust.

  2. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde on July 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Ooh, hot peanut butter on froyo?? YUM! I keep meaning to try coconut oil as a moisturizer. I’m a little hesitant to put oil right on my face because I don’t want to break out, but I’ve heard such great things about it. You definitely put me in the mood for some protein pancakes – I think I’ll whip some up tomorrow morning for a breakfast treat 🙂 Have a wonderful Friday, Gina!

  3. Liana on July 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Love your protein pancake recipe. It’s definitely one of my breakfast go-to’s. I add 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin and some pumpkin spice. Mmmmm! Had them this morning with some Sohagave Maple syrup 🙂

  4. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because on July 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Ha! I actually really like that ecard. I saw another that reads, “When the weight of the world is on your shoulder, do a squat!”

  5. Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness on July 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I’m so jealous you have a dairy free frozen yogurt place nearby! How awesome is that!

  6. Rachel on July 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    So glad BTO gives you some decent dairy free options! I used to work there when I lived in Tucson (at the one on Speedway) and loved it! Of course it took me about six months after quitting to consider eating there again. Froyo isn’t nearly as appealing when you’re around it 24/7!

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks on July 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Melted PB on anything takes it from good to great 🙂

  8. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on July 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Hehe I love the burpee pic! You should post a video of the hip hop dance!! And I agree on the whole fro yo thing. I’ve been making my own with stewed rhubarb and strawberries…. deeeevine! Happy Friday Gina!

  9. Abby F on July 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Maybe I’ll spot you while you’re in Vegas! It’s where I live!

  10. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on July 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    LOVE THAT SOMEE CARD!!! Burpee’s are my FAVE so that is pretty much perfect for my life! LOL!

  11. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance on July 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I love the ecard–hilarious! 🙂

  12. Jess G on July 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I love coconut oil for my son! It clears up any diaper area redness/rash after one use and is cloth diaper safe.

  13. Lena on July 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Not sure what you’re doing in Vegas, or if you’ve heard of this, but the Mirage offers yoga w/ dolphins! The class is in an underwater viewing area of a dolphin tank, which sounds pretty cool. I was looking into doing it when I was in Vegas a few days ago, but I was there on business, and didn’t have any free time during the day. Next time!

  14. Elizabeth Austin on July 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I just found your blog via DailyGarnish, and I just wanted to say- I love it! You write with so much personality and pep, it’s so engaging. Also, your breakfast cookies look amazing. They’re totally on the menu for tomorrow morning- I have a 2-year-old son, and I think that they are right up his alley 🙂

  15. little windmill yoga on July 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    You sound so happy!! it makes me happy to read it

  16. Cori on July 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    You should check out HUB on Congress for some non-dairy frozen goodness. Their sorbets are homemade, and soooo good!

  17. Anne on July 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Your fro yo kick makes me happy 🙂 So does that quote haha!

  18. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on July 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Love that last little quote!!

  19. Bek @ Crave on July 28, 2012 at 2:32 am

    I have the same hrm 🙂

  20. Anne P on July 28, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Thanks for the link love! And for the breakfast cookie recipe. 🙂 Can’t wait to make it again with banana!

  21. Kristen on July 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    They have a BTO where I live in VA! It’s by far my favorite fro-yo place. I love all the crazy flavors like sugar cookie and cotton candy. Glad they also offer a lot of dairy free options!

  22. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More on July 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    hot peanut butter on your froyo?! Oh.em.gee! I always get so sad when they don’t have the peanut butter froyo, apparently what I need to do instead is just bring it home and top it with peanut butter. noted. 😉

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