9/27: Friday Faves

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Floral denim. I got this pair at Old Navy (they’re $19 now!), and they’re perfect with a chambray button-up. 

Floral denim


Justin’s nut butter single packs. I always have one in my work backpack or purse, just for emergencies. The hazelnut chocolate rocks my world. 

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This exfoliating cleanser. I went into LUSH to pick some up, and they were already sold out! They gave me a sample, and I can’t wait until it’s back in stock. It smells like caramel popcorn and makes my skin smooth and soft. Love.

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I’m also currently loving almond oil on my face. I like to change things up every now and again, and it’s been a lovely switch from coconut oil. It has a mild scent, and a little goes a long way.

Why it’s important to be grateful.

This Bastille song. Try it for your next cardio warmup! It’s my run intro song and gets me in the cardio mood every time ๐Ÿ™‚

IDEA’s new inspired blogger program! You get awesome perks -like a discount to events and a free membership- and applications are currently being accepted. I’ve been working with IDEA for the past year as an Inspired Advisor, and they inspire me to be better at everything I do. It’s truly an incredible association to work with, and I can’t wait for next year’s conferences.

Just for funsies: this article of classic Greek statues dressed like hipsters.

My friend Monica just released an awesome running plan if you’re looking for guidance. She’s helped me a ton with my upcoming half marathon, and I’m extra thankful for her supportive texts during my training. Check it out here!

This sing-off is legendary.. and not just because I kind of have a crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Aaaaand if you haven’t seen the #hashtag video, it’s a must-watch. I was dying. #amazing

All of the fantastic Soli Beat reviews that have been pouring in this week!

Thank you so much to everyone for your support <3 If you haven’t picked yours up yet, please consider purchasing your copy or getting one for a fitness-loving friend. Remember, you don’t have to be a dancer to enjoy it and get in a great workout! We have an entire “Learn” section to help you become confident with the moves, and my friend Heather burned 700 calories during the hour class. I believe it-  sweaty stuff!

Soli reviews

Please consider picking up a Soli Beat copy here – any revenue I make from the DVD helps me continue to provide things like Summer and Winter Shape Up for free.

Some reviews:



Michelle and Lori





Today’s giveaway! This post is going up early, because right after it, I’ll have another post up to give away a 16GB tablet. Stay tuned!

Have a very happy Friday!


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  1. Lisa on September 27, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I haven’t gotten into the floral denim so far, but I’ve been loving the leather leggings trend.
    With some heeled boots they look amazing.
    Lush has some of the most amazing products. I’m kind of convinced I could make them myself though and save a lot of money…I’m tempted to try it out.

  2. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on September 27, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Caroline is such a cutie!! Thanks for sharing my review, I have been loving the DVD!

  3. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat on September 27, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I have gotten into floral denim yet. I’m not sure it would look that good on me. Guess I should probably try on a pair in the store – maybe I’ll be pleasant surprised. I always use coconut oil on my face, but almond oil sounds nice too.

  4. Emily @ The Good Era on September 27, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Happy Friday!! All the videos this week with Jimmy Fallon have been hilarious!

  5. Amelia on September 27, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Will Soli Beat still be around during the holidays? (( Hoping to snag it.)), or would it be best the order within the next month or so, if it’s not available after a certain period?

    • Fitnessista on September 27, 2013 at 11:51 am

      we are going to try to sell all of the dvds we ordered and then start working on our next project!

  6. Captain Competition on September 27, 2013 at 11:25 am

    The hipster statues are hilarious. You would never see that here in the States as someone would have been offended or objected to it. Great to see there is a sense of humor left out there.

  7. Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite on September 27, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I just watched the #hashtag video and was dying! So hilarious. I loved all of the great reviews on your dvd- will it be around in the next month or two? I’m considering getting some for xmas gifts!

    • Fitnessista on September 27, 2013 at 11:51 am

      it should be around up until christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you!

  8. Nikki @ Will Run For Pizza on September 27, 2013 at 11:38 am

    LOVE Justin’s! And LOVE the hashtag video b/c I can’t stand hashtags. Now I want to look for the Lush products!!

  9. Molly on September 27, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Hey Gina! I was wondering if you used pure coconut oil on your face or if it is just a lotion with coconut oil. I read somewhere it clogs pores and shouldn’t be used on the face. What are your thoughts?

    • Fitnessista on September 27, 2013 at 11:51 am

      i never had a problem with it, but i think i like almond oil even more

  10. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on September 27, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Oh I need to watch that video! Everyone is talking about it and I haven’t seen it yet. When will lunch get here!?

  11. Heather @ Housewife Glamour on September 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks so much for the shout out! Still loving the DVD, obviously! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Obsessed with those floral pants, and I too shared that #hastag video on my blog today. It’s just, SO great. #lifedecisions #sexyghost

  12. Anna @ Fitness ร  la Anna on September 27, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I didn’t realize that you received a sarong with a purchase of the DVD – such a great idea!! You ladies thought of everything ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on September 27, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I have loved reading the reviews of your new video Gina! Everyone seems to love it – you can really see your hard work as paid off!!

    Enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit on September 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I love LUSH products. I wish there was one in my area to get samples of stuff before purchasing – I’m so sensitive. And yes, I love Justin’s Maple Almond Butter – yummo!! TGIF!

  15. Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life on September 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Those floral pants are so adorable! I love them!

  16. Jackie on September 27, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I’ve never tried that hazelnut butter yum!

  17. Suzanne on September 27, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I have a full blown crush on JGL. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That lip sync battle was hilarious. That boy knows his Nicki Minaj!

  18. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on September 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Great links for reading on Friday!

    Have a good one!

  19. Kristin A on September 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Just placed my order for the DVD! Can’t wait to try it ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Taylor @ Single-tracked Mind on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Love the $19 Old Navy jeans! So affordable and cute!

  21. Kelly on September 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Ordering the DVD right now. I’m so happy to see other parts of it from the reviews! Looks awesome. I hope I can learn to move my hips a little better from this video too! Bonus! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kelly on September 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Oops! I thought it was $20, from the link to the right of your webpage? No?

      • Fitnessista on September 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm

        Sorry that was the preorder price- ill update it!

  22. Courtney B on September 27, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    LOVING Solibeat

    • Fitnessista on September 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      yay, thank you!!!

  23. Purelytwins on September 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    love that song!!!

    and we love your DVD seriously it is great!!

    love you!

  24. Kimberly on September 27, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I’m not sure I’m brave enough to rock the floral denim! Then again I usually arrive to any trend party about two years too late haha.

  25. Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine on September 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I have fallen in love with Old Navy’s collection this season. I love everything they have! And of course, Justin’s nutbutters are just as fabulous as well. The hazelnut flavor is my favorite.

  26. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy on October 31, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Thank you for sharing my review! I love that you’re having a Halloween sale!

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