Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! The weekend is here! Don’t forget to enter the blogiversary giveaways, and I’ll have one up tomorrow + one on Sunday, so be sure to check back!

What do you have going on? We’re looking forward being settled in Tucson after a week of hotels and travel. It feels so good to be *home* and pretty much unpacked so we can just enjoy. One huge Friday Fave is the obvious one: being back here. It stills feels like we’re on vacation or just visiting… it hasn’t really hit me yet that we’ll be here for a bit.

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We got into Tucson just in time to celebrate madre’s birthday! We spent the day at the hotel and swam at the amazing pool, and then the fam met up at the bowling alley for bowling + pizza. 


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(That’s what P does when we tell her to smile. I can’t even.)

I think it was P’s second time bowling ever, and she was INTO it. She had the cutest little victory cheer every time she knocked down some pins.


Livi has bowled a few times, and also had a blast.  

Bowling pro

The rest of the week has been unpacking – we’re almost done! – and getting settled.

We’ve also enjoyed quite a few Tucson favorites:

– this glorious sandwich from Renee’s organic oven


(gluten-free bread, hummus, goat cheese, chicken, veggies)

-eegee’s! I got a lemon kids’ size one (and ate most of the Pilot’s Ranch fries heh heh) and am looking forward to July. It’s my fave flavor ever: watermelon! 


-We also picked up Sonoran hot dogs from Guero Canelo for the fam after hitting the gym last night, and then everyone came over for a s’mores + wine party.

All of the essentials:


The magic combo: Reese’s, banana slices, and toasted marshmallow. (You need this in your life)

I’ve also been able to take classes at orangetheory and (r)evolve cycling + got in a new Fitness Freak workout at the gym. 

This weekend, we’re going swimming at my dad’s house, taking the cousins to see the new Incredibles, and celebrating Father’s Day with our favorite guy. 

Even though this post is already a faves festival, here are some more faves from the week and around the web:

Read, watch, listen:

-Podcast launch party is next week! I’ve been working on getting this set up and recording interviews for a while, and it’s finally ready to roll. Get ready for the official launch NEXT WEDNESDAY. I’ll have the first 3 episodes up and can’t wait to hear your feedback. <3

Fitnessista Podcast Cover

– This video about what it’s like to drink LaCroix.

A website of purely dad jokes.

Father’s Day gift ideas are here if you’re last-minute shopping.

Time management tips.

It’s all about perception.

Beauty + fashion:

40% off at J Crew with the code HOORAY. Love this midi dress.

The Beautycounter peel is HERE! Mine should be here any day now and I can’t wait to finally try it. The reviews are amazing.


Love this sampler set as a Father’s Day gift. I’m getting it for my grandfather. 🙂 

Fitness + healthy eats:

Try this yoga strength workout.

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12-minute bodyweight superset workout.

June workout playlist.

Putting these rainbow roll-ups on the menu now that I can get chard from Kyle’s garden. 😉

A 3rd trimester workout for all of my expecting mama friends.

This salad looks delightful. 

Happy Friday, friends!



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  1. Jessica on June 15, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    How does all the moving effect you guys now that your oldest is in school full-time? Do you just kind of roll with it bc it’s part of military life?

  2. Juliana on June 15, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Haha I love that the La Croix video made it into the Friday Faves 🙂
    Happy weekend!

  3. Heather Brown on June 15, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Did I miss more a bout your move besides the previous post? Was it supposed to happen? Usually you are talking about moving beforehand so I’m just being nebby 🙂 I’m glad you’re back with your fam!! I can’t imagine not being around mine.

  4. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on June 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    I didn’t realize how much I missed Eegee’s until I saw yours just now. I love lemon! Wish we had one in Phoenix.

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2018 at 1:27 am

      i’m so surprised that they don’t have them in phoenix after all this time

    • Brianne on June 16, 2018 at 9:02 am

      There might not be real eegees locations in Phoenix but there are some blimpies that offer fresh scooped eegees (under the wholesale tab)

  5. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on June 15, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    The dad jokes are perfectly cheesy.

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2018 at 1:27 am

      right?! i love them!

  6. Molly on June 15, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    I was already able to subscribe to your podcast! I love audio content 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2018 at 1:26 am

      ahhh thank you so much for doing that!

  7. Nicole Kump on June 15, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Can’t wait for watermelon Eegees too!! Have a fun weekend. Hopefully it’s good for the pool since today was kind of gloomy, boo!

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2018 at 1:26 am

      yes, the rain has been awesome, though!

  8. Stephanie Woods on June 16, 2018 at 8:16 am

    I’m an andriod user, will your podcast be available through other methods than iTunes?

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2018 at 11:08 am

      Yes, I’m going to submit it to stitcher and google play this weekend 🙂

  9. milania on June 16, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    how do we listen to your podcast? I’ve never listen to any podcast before! : /
    also I want to try that beautycounter peel!!

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