Friday Faves

Hiiiiii! Happy Friday!! How’s your week been? Any fun plans this weekend? We’re packing up this crew and headed to the beach. After a week of constant rain (which has been beautiful, but a little soggy), we’re ready for some waves and sunshine. The girls have never been to an east coast beach and we can’t wait to share some of our favorite spots with them. The rest of the weekend involves teaching spin, planning for the upcoming week (madre and nana are coming!!), and enjoying some time together.

These two

In usual Friday fare, 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 join in in the comments below.

Celebrating the Pilot. He works so hard (here at home, and at work) and it always makes my heart happy to see him get recognition for the great things he does. He was recently promoted, which in his line of work only happens every few years or so, so it’s pretty exciting. We’re proud of him, and I’m planning a little celebration party with some friends in the next couple of weeks!

Cheese board

(We shared a cheese board at 306north a few nights ago)

Dirt Road Organics. I’ve mentioned a couple of times here on the blog that organic produce prices are crazypants. This is extra strange because Georgia has an abundance of farmers and beautiful produce. I was so excited to learn about Dirt Road Organics. You don’t have to pay a membership or delivery fee, you order what you’d like from the site, and it’s delivered to your doorstep. We ordered some of their farm fresh eggs, produce (blueberries, strawberries, melon), meat (chicken, chicken wings, and bones for bone broth), and local honey. Everything arrived perfectly and I know we’ll be using it from now on. 

Dirt road delivery

This made me LOL so hard.

The cookies at Birdie’s market. JUST LOOK AT THIS.

Cookie of my life

Slightly crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside, you can taste a bit of salt (I LOVE this in cookies) and lightly sprinkled with coarse sugar. I can’t.

Teaching <— Always a fave. This week I’ve taught 3 group training sessions, barre, yoga, and subbed Zumba. I teach spin this weekend! Since I got rid of all of my Zumba clothes, I wore my favorite Lorna Jane joggers with a hat last night and felt like it was Zumba style enough. 😉 Also, I gave my phone away with all of my old playlists, so it was verrrryyyyyyy interesting trying to craft one on Spotify. Thankfully, it all worked out (pun).

Zumba time

My non-parent friends might not be equally pumped about this one (feel free to skip ahead) but we’re on Week 2 of P officially potty training herself. She’s 18 months. I’m still kind of in shock? She did this a couple of times in Tucson, which of course, I encouraged but didn’t push (basically I took her when she asked and threw the best dance party and sang a ridiculous song when she was successful). The past couple of weeks, she is seriously committed. We laugh because she already looks and acts way older than she is -people often think she’s 2 or 3 because she’s super tall and talks a lot- but if she’s not wearing diapers, it might take things to the next level. It’s funny because I was wondering how the heck I was going to potty train her (because nana and madre taught Liv), and she’s like, “Don’t you worry, mom. I’ve got this.”

Comedy wildlife photography.

Girls’ night! After teaching, I met up with the girls at Friend’s to celebrate a birthday and enjoy some wonderful conversation and wine. I feel so inspired by the friends I’ve made and reunited with here. They’re all incredible moms, dedicate time to themselves (through workouts, hobbies, etc.) and have such positive and fun outlooks. I also enjoy that they appreciate weekday wine nights. All good things. 🙂

Girls' night rose

Awww yeah.

A beautiful read.

Happy Friday, friends!

What’s something you’re loving this week?



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  1. Christina @ Montessoriish on May 26, 2017 at 6:10 am

    That’s awesome about P potty training herself. I have an older sister and my mom said I did that too. Just want to be like the big kids! Lots of family time is making me happy this week!

  2. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on May 26, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Have a fun weekend at the beach with the fam and congrats to the Pilot! 🙂

  3. Emily @ Pizza and Pull-ups on May 26, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Go P go, that is awesome! I have a little one the same age, and she occasionally asks to sit on the potty, but I think is still a ways away from actually potty training. Hope you guys have a great weekend!

  4. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on May 26, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Aww…too cute about P! Have a great time at the beach. It’s supposed to a cool 95 here this weekend. haha

  5. Kirsten @ little bites of my life on May 26, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I have just signed up for an organic food delivery site too. I feel like such a loser being excited about our groceries being delivered! But I am and I own it!!!! My husband will understand when we have a fully stocked fridge without even leaving the house!

  6. Jamie @ on May 26, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Have fun at the beach! We may try to get out to Cocoa ourselves, but the crowds are going to be terrible so I might wait until next weekend. This week I’m just happy that Jules is out of the hospital and walking again! Oh and I got a promotion myself (congrats to Pilot) and we’re moving to Rhode Island! It’s a big week for us, apparently 🙂 Unfortunately the cost of living in RI will wipe out any of my increase in pay, but I’m excited anyway because I will be eating all of the lobster. All. Of. It.

    • Fitnessista on May 28, 2017 at 8:26 am

      i looooove cocoa beach, but yes, it can definitely be a scene 🙂 congrats to you on the promotion!! and definitely enjoy all those lobsters 🙂 xoxo

  7. Jeanne on May 26, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Was hoping does your Nordstrom sale finds hahhah hopefully next week..have a great weekend!!

    • Fitnessista on May 28, 2017 at 8:24 am

      i’ll share this week! 🙂 xoxo

  8. Amanda on May 26, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I use imperfect produce here in SF. They have an organic option which I love!

    • Fitnessista on May 28, 2017 at 8:25 am

      that looks AMAZING!

  9. Amanda on May 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    I am loving the three-day weekend as an excuse to fly home for the weekend to hang out with my parents and friends. And run my errands and go to my yoga studio and just be me. I’m sure it’s similar to how you feel when you’re in Tuscon (vs San Diego or Valdosta).

    • Fitnessista on May 28, 2017 at 8:24 am

      yes! there’s something so special and relaxing about being back home. hope you’re having a great weekend!

  10. Laura Ann on May 29, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Congrats to the pilot and on P’s training herself! I am letting my almost 3 yr old take the lead too (bc I know it will be easier this way for ALL of us!). I had to laugh about your “ridiculous song” bc we have one of those too, along with a mini “parade”. Hah. Things you think you will never do until you are a parent. 😉

  11. Jennifer on May 29, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Already potty trained?! WUUUUUT!!!!??! That’s exciting! I think sometimes younger sibling can be motivated to potty train earlier because they want to be like their older sister/brother. Maybe you got lucky with that.

    • Fitnessista on May 29, 2017 at 10:37 am

      she’s not totally potty trained (she still wears diapers), but is definitely on her way! and yes, i think that’s 100% what happened. she sees big sis doing it and wants to do it, too

      • Jennifer on May 30, 2017 at 7:10 am

        hey I hear parent struggling to get their 2 1/2 year olds to even TRY potty training. My Mother in Law loves to tell the story of my husband potty training. Apparently one day he just asked to wear underwear just like his brother and pretty much that was that.

        Also the ad is showing a clorox ad with toilets, so it is time to shut this conversation down. lol

        • Fitnessista on May 30, 2017 at 9:54 am

          haha that is awesome!
          and ads are so creepy like that! i’ll lurk a dress online and it follows me for WEEKS

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