Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Fri-YAY 🙂 Three cheers for the weekend. It’s funny because now that we’re back in a routine, especially with Liv’s school, dance classes, gymnastics, and P’s baby class, the week goes by so quickly. It’s nice to have the Pilot around over the weekends and sleep in. I’ve already decided that when the girls are teenagers and sleep until noon, I’m doing it, too. My mom was always up early making a beautiful breakfast for everyone, and no. I’m just going to catch sleep haha. 

In standard Friday fashion, here are some faves from the week and around the web! Please share your faves in the comments section if you’d like to join in the party.

-Winter Shape Up is coming!! The fun starts on MONDAY, so get ready to crush those fitness and health goals. Anne and I love sharing this free 4-week meal and fitness plan with you, and I’m so excited we were able to film the workout videos together.

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The meal plan is live on her site here, and I’ll have all of your Week 1 workouts plus videos and a giveaway live here EARLY (for all you early workout birds) Monday am. If you want to get the workouts and schedules in advance (plus extra warmup and cooldown videos), be sure to sign up for my email list below:

Here’s a fun video with what you can expect! We also have a Facebook group going if you’d like to join in for extra support and accountability!

-Date night with the Pilot. 

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It’s been pretty incredible that the same babysitter who watched Liv when she was a baby is still in town, finishing up college, and able to help us out with the kiddos for date nights. While Liv didn’t exactly remember her, you could tell she has felt super comfortable and familiar, so it’s been an easy transition. With sitters, P is usually like, “Oh you’ll hold me and play with me? Cool. Bye mom and dad.” 

We went to the Flying V, and it was just as amazing as ever.

We got the necessary prickly pear jalapeño margaritas, 

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shared tableside guacamole,

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for my entree, I rolled with the ahi tuna. The tuna was PERFECT, but the best part was the kale sprouts: they were salty, buttery, and amaaaaazing.

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And even though we were so full we could die: dessert.

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Ripple milk!


I have to admit, when I see the container in the fridge, the “r” blends in with the “i” and looks distinctly link an “n”. I totally think they did it on purpose. Anyway, I’m SO glad you guys told me about this milk! The protein content is amazing (8g) and I could give it to P without worrying about dairy/allergies. The good news is that they ran a blood test to check for allergies (and ran everything… except tree nuts) and they came back negative. We’re still holding off on dairy since it upsets her stomach, but it’s nice to know she’s likely lactose intolerant and not completely allergic.

HUGE Mara Hoffman sale! Holler to reader friend Molly who let me know! It ends today. I ordered my favorite bird dress + a cute jumpsuit.

“Death of a Bachelor” live. I love his voice.

Healthiest foods at Trader Joe’s.

Egg carton crafts with Liv. She really wanted this craft set from her school’s book fair, so we picked it up, along with some new books for the girls.


The little animals are so adorable, and Liv can make them almost entirely by herself. I highly recommend it for my friends with 4-6 year olds.  

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Do you have a “house meal?” Ours is definitely fajitas. We almost always have the ingredients on hand, even though they could change depending on what’s in the fridge.

And just for fun: these noodles in matching footie jammies.


I can’t handle it.

Happy Friday friends.



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  1. Kate on January 27, 2017 at 11:50 am

    France just banned free refills on soda! The US is so behind

    • Fitnessista on January 27, 2017 at 11:54 am

      france wins in a lot of areas hahah.

  2. Lily on January 27, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Your girls have amazing hair. That’s my takeaway 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      hahaha! oh thank you!!

  3. Nathaly @NathyCure on January 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I love that off the shoulder black blouse!! #need

    • Fitnessista on January 27, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      thank you! 🙂

  4. Liz on January 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    P’s hair has gotten so long!! 🙂

  5. Bethany @ Dose of Discovery on January 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  6. Crystal on January 27, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Can’t wait for winter shape up! I need something to mix things up. Our “house meal” is usually breakfast food, like omelets with whatever veggies we have on hand.
    I’m dying over the girls’ matching pjs…so sweet!
    Have a fantastic weekend!!

  7. Jess on January 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Looks like you have all settled back so easily!

  8. Mari on January 27, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Those margaritas look so good! Now I’m thinking of having one at dinner haha. That last picture is so cute – your younger daughter looks like she admires her big sister so much. I wonder what she was thinking when you took that picture! Too cute!

  9. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on January 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Where is the Flying V? I need to put it on my list of T town places to go!

  10. Amy S on January 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I’m so excited for Winter Shape Up! I adore you and Anne – can’t wait!

    P’s hair is so long – she looks adorable. Both of your girls are too cute.

  11. Erika S. on January 28, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Since Livi likes to make things, you may want to look into Goldieblox…my friend just told me about it and it seems perfect for little girls.

  12. Tracy on January 28, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Love how P looks up to her big sis with admiring eyes!!

  13. Lisa on January 29, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    The Shape up looks amazing!! Can’t believe it’s free!
    Girls are precious

  14. Annie on January 30, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Your girls are just so cute! House meal… salsa chicken either in the instant pot or crockpot!

  15. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen on January 30, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Awe!! Your girls are adorable 🙂 I think our house meal is baked chicken, roasted veggies and a carb like sweet potato, potato, squash, or brown rice 🙂 Super simple and is always on hand!

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