Friday Faves

Hi friends! The weekend is heeeeeere. What do you have going on? We don’t have a lot of plans and I’m looking forward to it. It feels like this week has been particularly frantic, so I’m looking forward to getting caught up on some work stuff (so.many.workout.plans) and watching Shameless (I’m officially addicted, which is good because there are so many episodes. I usually only watch The Bachelor and This Is Us during the week, but over the weekend, I look forward to catching a movie or some episodes of Shameless).

The strawberry field is officially open for picking (wahoo) so the girls and I will definitely be making a trip. Never forgot how much P loves picking berries.

Blueberry bandit

(And a reminder to myself to bring extra cash for all of the berries we they eat.)

This week, we said goodbye to some friends at the Pilot’s work as they move onto new adventures. It’s always sad to say, “See ya later,” but fun for the girls because we’ll get to watch the planes land and they get to see their friends. The pilots’ families will spray them down with water and champagne when they get out of the jet. 

The familia

W livi bear

I also learned of two new-to-us places this week that catered the food for the events: Taqueria (which has REAL MEXICAN STREET TACOS. #blessed) and Empanadas and More, which had some of the best empanadas I’ve had in a long time. So, so good.


Yoga central

(One of my favorite little scenes from the yoga studio.)


Your March Workout Plan is here: Fitnessista-March-2018-Monthly-Workouts! <— This PDF is fully clickable, so you can download it and click as the month goes along and/or print it off to cross off the workouts as we go. For a list of links to all workouts, click here. 

March workout plan

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Fashion + beauty:

New finds from Revolve! I got some spring stuff when I ordered my low tops last week, including this dress (on sale) and this jumpsuit (can’t wait to wear it).

Cheese board

Food + recipes:

Ina’s turkey lasagna. This is THE lasagna, friends. This is the lasagna you make when someone you love is coming over for dinner and you want hearty comfort food. We had cooking club this past week, and since it was kind of a last-minute thing, we decided to just make whatever we wanted (instead of going with a theme) and were assigned main dish, salad, appetizer, or dessert. I got main dish, and decided to give this recipe a try. It’s hands down the best lasagna I’ve ever had. The sauce is perfect and the lasagna is the perfect al dente texture, with lots of cheese, savory sauce, and it doesn’t get watery at all.

The best lasagna ever

You need this in your life.

Girls night

All of the food was so amazing, and the dishes complemented each other extremely well, despite the fact that we could make whatever we wanted. Dessert was pineapple rum cake (I know, right?) and a gorgeous strawberry cream crepe cake. Yes, yes, yes, yes. 


(Sorry for the bad pic! It was a quick one before stuffing my face.) 

Can’t wait to try this for dinner.

This salad looks awesome.

Good reads:

Hugs are the best.

20 phrases to use when your child isn’t listening.

A new fitness technology that could change our response to pain

100 best movies on Netflix.

Tips for training with an injury.

Happy Fri-YAY!


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  1. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on March 2, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Cheese boards and wine are life!

  2. Katie on March 2, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    I love picking berries too! Being in West Michigan, I have to wait awhile still before I get to pick fresh berries…womp womp! Enjoy!

    • Fitnessista on March 3, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      yes, i was shocked when i saw they have them this early! hope you’re enjoying the weekend

  3. Melissa @fitnessnycblog on March 2, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    The girls look so cute in the headphones.

    I’ll definitely be trying this turkey lasagna.

    Thanks for the netflix link, I definitely don’t use my account enough!

    Have a great fri-yay!

    • Fitnessista on March 3, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      thank you, friend! hope you’re enjoying the weekend. i hope you love the lasagna if you try it!

  4. Elizabeth at Reserved for Running on March 2, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    The hangar pictures bring back a lot of memories for me! My hubby is a helo pilot and we were stationed in Miramar for 5 years. I miss San Diego!
    I definitely understand how hard it is to part with friends.
    Have a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on March 3, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      oh no way! i miss san diego so much
      hope you’re enjoying the weekend <3

  5. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 2, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I feel like you’re in Top Gun when I see pics of you with the planes. LOL

    • Fitnessista on March 3, 2018 at 3:03 pm


  6. Natalie on March 2, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    I wanted to let you know that I tried your protein breakfast bar recipe and it was SO darn delicious! My husband is very particular when it comes to food and he’s been loving it with crunchy pb slathered on top, while I’ve enjoyed it with creamy cashew butter 🙂 . Thank you for the recipe!

    • Fitnessista on March 3, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      yay, i’m so glad you liked it! i can’t wait to make more this weekend 🙂 so happy your hubby is enjoying it, too!

  7. Milania Dela cruz on March 2, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Omg that lasagna! I need to make that!,

    Thanks for the Netflix list!!

    • Fitnessista on March 3, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      you will love it!!

  8. Sarah on March 2, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    That is my FAVORITE lasagna recipe, I’ve made it for years! It’s my go to recipe to take to a friend that’s recovering from surgery or just had a baby, it always gets rave reviews:)

    • Fitnessista on March 3, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      oh my gosh, it’s so good! i can’t wait to make it the next time we have family over

  9. Jacqueline on March 3, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Love the family photo!! Ps. My pilot (fiancé) wants to know what your Pilot flies

    • Fitnessista on March 3, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      the a-10! what does your fiancé fly??

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