Friday Faves

-An amaaaazing NYC experience.

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I’ll be back soon with all of the glorious restaurants we tried while we were there! It definitely deserved its own post 😉 Thank you again to Reebok and Fitfluential for the opportunity and experience. <3

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A fun strength and yoga hybrid at Uplift studios! Theodora has always recommended their classes, so I was so excited that Heather and I got the chance to check it out our last morning in NYC.

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The class went by quickly and consisted of traditional yoga moves fused with traditional strength training dumbbell exercises. I especially loved the vibe of the studio. It’s women only with a bright, positive atmosphere + a kind and lovely staff. They also have little trail mix snacks to enjoy after your workout and coffee! Love. 

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9 little-known habits of confident people.

Our race photo from a couple of weeks ago! <– I wish I could post it, but as much as we loved it, it wasn’t worth $40. Everyone cheered so loudly for the Pilot; he looked like a hero carrying me across the finish line. 

(I was originally going to carry him on my back, but you know. My legs were tired by that point.)



I grabbed a box to share with Livi. We went into a bakery called Macaron and they had every color and flavor your could wish for. Peanut butter and jelly? Yessssss. 

These pictures of dogs going home from the animal shelter with their new forever families. 

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SNOW. We were walking near Central Park to hop on the metro, and I said, “What’s that white stuff?!” Derp. SNOW. Hashtag desert creature for life. Seeing snow was probably far more exciting to me than it was to many of you who get pleeennnnty of it. I definitely wasn’t as much of a fan when the 19 degree wind hit me in the face. 

14 habits of ultra organized people.

This video of random strangers kissing. Some of these made my heart swell and others, I felt like I was living the awkwardness with them. I think we can all agree that it was a very clever marketing strategy. When I googled to find the link, it said the video was fake??? Not strangers. You win, Wren. 

Generation Y can’t we sleep. I found this post especially interesting because everyone in my family (especially on my dad’s side) has no problem waking up early. My dad has always been awake by around 5, eating breakfast and reading the paper before heading off to work. Whenever I have to wake up at 5, I die a little inside. I’d love to make being a real early bird a part of my lifestyle, but still not there yet. 

Your giveaway entries! I’m so happy you were stoked about the new Skyscapes, too.

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Congrats to the lucky winner:

Lindsey, who said, “I’d definitely pick gray. I need some casual comfy shoes for walking with a toddler on our family vacations this summer!”

Congratulations, Lindsey! (Send me an email to fitnessista at gmail dot com and Caro will get your Skyscapes on the way)

Stay tuned for more fun giveaways soon <3

Happy Friday!!



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  1. Jackie on March 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Excited for another giveaway!

  2. Alex @ Kenzie Life on March 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Sounds like an amazing trip! I just tried macaroons for the first time in November and fell in love with them. They are *so good*! I just bought a box from Trader Joe’s, so they aren’t super fancy, but I’m hoping they’ll satisfy the craving! Have a great weekend!

  3. Rhiannon @ Bound to be a Buckeye on March 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    What a great trip! I’m laughing about the “white stuff” lol. I only wish I’d forgotten what it looked like this winter 🙂

  4. Katie on March 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    LOVE the snow story! Thats so funny 🙂 Where I am, we still have a nice blanket of at least 3 feet of snow… And its not going anywhere, anytime soon! Good thing I’m a winter girl through and through 😉

  5. Yaara Leve on March 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I loves that kissing video!! It was fake? I hope not. It was the sweetest thing!

  6. Carrie on March 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    The second I saw I didn’t win, I purchased my grey skyscapes!

    Also, what happened to the rest of your legs in the Uplift photo? It looks like you only have half on computer, lol.

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      you will love them!!
      i don’t know haha. camouflage?? it shows up ok over here!

  7. Nicole on March 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I LOVE NYC! And yes you’re probably the only one excited to see snow…although there is so much less then there was, so that’s good! You always give such great links to other articles, loved the dogs going home from the shelter…melts my heart .

    Macarons are the best!

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Megan on March 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I love Macaron! Although it’s always so overwhelming to pick just a few flavors (and not exactly cheap)

  9. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on March 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Looking forward to hearing all about your eats while in NYC! It looks like such an amazing experience!

  10. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on March 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about what restaurants you enjoyed — I’m heading to NYC next week, so I’d love some recommendations!

  11. Megan @ The Skinny-Life on March 14, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about the restaurants.

  12. emma @ be mom strong on March 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    What a fun trip!!

    I’m headed there tomorrow for the NYC Half!

  13. Meg @ A Dash of Meg on March 14, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    ahhhhhh i need to go to NY!

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      you would loooooooove

      • Meg @ A Dash of Meg on March 15, 2014 at 7:24 pm

        eddie has a cousin that works there… we were planning on going some time!

  14. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on March 14, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    What a great trip! Can’t wait to hear more about it. The macaron looks amazing.

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      i can’t wait to bust open the package i brought to share with liv!

  15. Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine on March 14, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    this sounds like SUCH a great trip. those shoes! And those macaroons!

  16. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on March 15, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Looks like such a fun trip! 19 degrees still?! Doesn’t NY know it’s March and they’re supposed to start warming up now?

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      hahaha at least in the summer it will be dreamy!

  17. Livi on March 15, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I have been craving macaroons so much! That looks amazing!

  18. Tracy on March 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    So funny about the snow! I wish I was more unfamiliar with that cold white stuff. We’re headed to Vero Beach, FL tomorrow…can’t wait to enjoy warm sunshine for a change 🙂

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