Friday Faves 1.19

Hi friends! Happy Friday! How was the week? I hope you had a great one! We’re still going strong with 21 days of Healthy Habits, I’m finishing up the EquiLife detox, and am looking forward to starting the CBO protocol. (At least looking forward to finishing it?) What are you up to this weekend? P has a birthday party and horse lessons, Liv has dance, and we have a New Years’ dinner party with friends.

This past weekend, we met up with some friends at Great Wolf Lodge. It’s one of our favorite weekend getaways, buuuuut I think we booked it a little too close to our Disney trip. It was still a lot of fun, but I could tell the kids were tired. I tried to unplug and took zero pictures, but I did get one of the yoga studio. I try to take a class at Just Be yoga whenever I’m in Scottsdale. It’s a beautiful space and the classes are amazing – super hot with a mix of flows and stationary poses.

This is random, but I’ve been having a little bit of a struggle on Maisey’s walks lately, and maybe some of my fellow desert dwellers can help. The coyotes are OUT right now. We see at least one every day! Usually it’s at sunset, so I’ve been trying to walk her during midday, but we hear them howling every day and night, and the Pilot and the girls saw one on Wednesday. Any tips?? I definitely want to walk Maisey while the weather is nice, but I don’t want to have a run-in with a coyote….

Maybe I need to drive her to a more populated walking path instead of walking around the neighborhood. Here’s hoping for a coyote-free weekend ahead.

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I always love to hear about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below.

Friday Faves 1.19

Read, watch, listen:

Listening to this on Audible and it’s breaking my heart slowly. So many of us grew up with Friends, and when Matthew Perry passed away, it hit me hard. It felt like an uncle or a close friend had died. It’s surreal to hear this in his own voice, and no spoilers, but while I knew that he struggled, I had no idea of the intensity.

 This is me.

How to slow down and take care of yourself.

What’s your best and worst career advice?

Fashion + beauty:

Favorite blazer for a friend date to lunch.

(blazer is old from Anthropologie, skirt is here, shoes here, bodysuit here)

Already browsing swimsuits online. Here are some of my favorite mom suits.

Fitness, health + good eats:

(True Food redeemed itself. Last time we went, it was mehhhh, but this time, it was perfect.)

Really interested in the future of this.

 Quick and intense 30-minute barre video.

If you’re ready for new workouts, join us in Fit Team! You can try it for 7 days free here.

Happy Friday, friends!


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  1. Karen on January 19, 2024 at 12:49 pm

    January and February is coyote mating season so that’s why you are seeing them more lately. Definitely be careful with small pets.

    • Ella on January 19, 2024 at 3:18 pm

      I live in North Scottsdale and deal with them all the time- they will NOT attack you and Maisey together. Even maisey alone is probably way too big. They legit have wandered right into my garage (not knowing I’m in there) when I’m riding my Peloton and run when I yell at them. They don’t even glance at humans, from my experience? I’ve seen them with prey in their mouths but it’s tiny stuff like rabbits or mice- they’re not very big really. (But yes small pets be careful!)

      • Fitnessista on January 22, 2024 at 12:48 pm

        ok that’s reassuring to hear – thank you!!

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2024 at 12:48 pm

      that makes sense. they’re extra loud this year!

  2. Katie on January 20, 2024 at 10:33 am

    I’m also very interested in anything that will avoids me needing Pap smears seriously though, it would be amazing to get more precise to rule out the false positives too. Getting a biopsy just to learn it was a false positive is no picnic.

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2024 at 12:48 pm

      ugh seriously. anything to make this whole process easier is a WIN

  3. Terry on January 21, 2024 at 7:42 am

    Did the Barre workout this morning, really great! Haven’t done Barre in a long time and forgot how challenging it can be. Thank you!!

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2024 at 12:26 pm

      so happy to hear you enjoyed it! 🙂

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