Friday Faves

Hi friends. Happy Friday! What’s going on this weekend? Anything fun? I’m off to Jacksonville with some friends and you know we’ll be all over the mall. The shopping in Valdosta has much to be desired. (The mall has like a race car jacket store and a Victoria’s Secret straight outta the 1990s with gold heart wallpaper.) We’re spending the day in JAX shopping + eating, and I can’t.wait.

I’d love to hear what’s going on with you! We’ll probably have our neighbors over for some snacks and sangria, enjoy a date night, and spend lots of time at the pool and the splash pad. It’s been a blast to take the girls almost every day, and I’m excited that the Pilot will get to join in the fun. I feel like we’re already living up summer: splashing or swimming, then driving home with wet ponytails and the girls in the backseat eating vanilla ice cream cones.

P at the Splash pad

In usual Friday style, here are some faves from the week and around the web! I always love to hear what you’re enjoying, too, if you’d like to shout it out in the comments below.

Summer days w the girls

One pieces. Before, I pretty much never wore one pieces, because I felt like they made my legs look shorter. But now, especially since I’m still not suuuuuper comfortable with my extra skin post almost-11-lb turkey baby, I’ve been digging the one pieces. 

One piece

It’s nice to splash and play with the kids without worrying about my goodies showing, ya know? I picked up this one at Victoria’s Secret (before they stopped doing swimwear! WAH), this one at Nordstrom (which is the most flattering ever), and am going to order this one from Anthro since it’s no longer on backorder.

This made me cry.

Coconut oil is good for EVERYTHING.

I’m obsessed with this romper right now, 

Off shoulder romper

and wasn’t sure how I felt about man rompers. Maybe men need a chance to feel the comfort, simplicity and freedom a romper brings, lol. I told the Pilot that I was going to order him a rompHim, and he was like, “I’ve been wearing rompers way before it was cool.” Touché.

Flight suit

The best neighbors ever. Since we moved into the neighborhood, we’ve been able to meet a lot of the families closeby. Everyone has been so kind and welcoming, and many have dropped off homemade treats and wine. We were just finishing up the last batch of insanely delicious oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies, and then our neighbors across the street stopped by with this incredible gift basket. I’m not really sure how we got so lucky on the neighborhood front?? We are thankful to be surrounded by so many wonderful people.

gift basket from neighbor

(She even included pinwheels, bubbles and a book for the girls)

In the fitness world, I’ve kept track of all of my workouts this week so I can post a full recap on Sunday.


(Before starting rowing intervals)

I hope you have a very happy Friday and I’ll see ya soon!

What’s something you’re looking forward to this weekend?? Where should we eat in JAX? Anything that made you laugh/cry/happy this week? Link away, friends!



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  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups on May 19, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Have fun in Jacksonville! My husband graduated this week, so that has been my big fave, looking forward to celebrating this weekend.

  2. Sally on May 19, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Moxie Kitchen and Cocktails at the St. John’s town center, trust Have fun!

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

      thank you for the rec! that’s where we went, thanks to your suggestion. it was AMAZING

      • Sally on May 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        So glad you enjoyed!

  3. Laura on May 19, 2017 at 6:33 am

    hahaha flight suit romper! My husband couldn’t be happier to wear his “pajamas” every day to work – I don’t know how he could ever have a job that required separate pants and shirts!

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

      hahah same! so funny

  4. Nathaly @Nathycure on May 19, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Florida is always a good place to go shopping:) Enjoy your stay in Jacksonville!

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2017 at 9:52 am

      thank you! hope you had a great weekend 🙂

  5. Krista T on May 19, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Have a great weekend! I live in Minnesota which means myself and my baby girl don’t see a lot of sun for a good portion of the year. This means pale skin!!!! What sunscreen do you use with your girls?

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2017 at 9:51 am

      hey! hope you had a great weekend! we use the babyganics sunscreen and i keep the beautycounter sunscreen stick in my purse 🙂

  6. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on May 19, 2017 at 8:45 am

    I had to put on a new bathing suit for the first time last weekend since my surgery and I was going to be with my boyfriend. I literally thought I was gonna die, but it turned out everything fit fine. lol!

  7. Christina @ Montessoriish on May 19, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Love those swimsuits! I’m looking forward to seeing my family in Houston this weekend. Have fun in Jacksonville!

  8. Kate on May 19, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Hello from Jax! 🙂 I would recommend Black Sheep or Corner Taco for eats. And if you’re near the St. Johns town center, FreshJax has tons of healthy (vegan/GF) options & sweets.

  9. Jacquelyn on May 19, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Ok, little P’s shoes in the water is just WAY to precious. Your girls are everything!! 1) I’m OBSESSED with your sunnies..please link them. I LOVE them. 2) I have a ton of bach parties this summer and just ordered 2 one pieces (the becca one you recommended) and I cant wait to get them o try on. Ive never been a one piece girl either but I love the trend and who needs a tan stomach anyway! 3) I neeeed that romper in my life. 4) your’re amazing. thank you for being you! Have the best time with your girls shopping, eating and drinking. Because who doesn’t love drinking AND shopping! XOX

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2017 at 10:25 am

      thank you so much!! they’re from stella and dot 😉 hope you love the swimsuits!!!

  10. LeeAnn on May 19, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Love the splash pad!! We live 40 minutes outside of town and I am pretty sure that there isnt even one IN town…we put a sprinkler under the trampoline in the summer and consider that about the same 😉
    Adorable suit!!

  11. Erika on May 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    I’m so envious of how many date night you and your husband go on. How do you do it?? Please do share! My husband and I can’t manage to go out with having a 19 month old.

    • Stephanie on May 20, 2017 at 6:40 am

      I often wonder the same thing! Please do share:)

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2017 at 10:24 am

      almost every time we leave, p is sleeping already (she goes down between 630 and 7). liv goes to sleep shortly after! so the sitter just has to read books to liv and put her to bed, then keep an eye on the baby monitor. we have an awesome sitter, and try to go out once a week, just the two of us. it’s good for our marriage because it’s one of the only chances we have to talk just the two of us.

      • Stephanie on May 22, 2017 at 6:08 am

        Thanks for answering. Very inspiring. I have heard that going out on a date weekly is one of the keys to a successful marriage.

      • Erika on May 24, 2017 at 9:18 pm

        Thanks for sharing! We don’t have a local babysitter. We absolutely need to find one!

        • Fitnessista on May 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm

          it’s definitely worth it! xo

  12. Jodi on May 20, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Gilbert’s Social.

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2017 at 10:22 am

      ok. sobbing. so sweet <3

  13. Lisa @ Lisa 3D on May 21, 2017 at 8:28 am

    One thing I was looking forward to this weekend was not leaving the house at all! My allergies have been going completely crazy (in fact I’m sneezing as I’m typing this sentence), so spending some time catching up on all things indoors was sounding really great to me.

    • Fitnessista on May 21, 2017 at 10:17 am

      oh man. i hope you get some relief soon!

  14. Bethany on May 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I shared that same video on my blog! It is so sweet and really made me stop and think. I TRY to put myself in his little mind.

    I love that swimsuit! I am so sad VS stopped selling swimsuits! That was my go to! Especially living overseas. I am scared to look at the Japanese swimsuits here. I’d need a XXXL lol

  15. Kristin on May 22, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Hope you had a good time and good shopping in Jax! I have to laugh, remembering my Jax to Valdosta shopping experience many years ago. We had just PCS’d from DC area, the ship was deployed for six months, and Jax shopping was dismal. The only outlet mall was in Valdosta, so another friend and I decided to drive to Valdosta to shop. Early that morning the police called her to tell her they had recovered her van. Apparently in the middle of the night someone found the spare keys (that her DH forgot to remove from the van) in the unlocked van, and took the van from onbase at Mayport for a joyride. She had no idea it was gone. Very fortunately, the van was left by the side of the road and wasn’t damaged so we decided we still could go. It was kind of gross driving up to Valdosta in a just-returned-from-stolen van, but we needed to get our shop on LOL. Unfortunately, the outlet shopping was not that good. Good story anyway 🙂

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