Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy FriYAY. What’s going on this weekend? I’m looking forward to enjoying more of IDEA World, learning from the top instructors in the industry, taking classes, and catching up with blog friends. Idea world  I’ll be back with a full recap next week, and I’d love to hear what you’re up to this weekend! While being back in San Diego is definitely a fave (especially after the moving insanity), here are some more faves and finds from the week. 

Fashion + beauty:

I ordered some of the new Lazy Day scrunchies, thinking they’d be cute to wear with gym clothes, and when I took them out of the bag, P said, “Oh I like those! I want those!” So of course, most of them became hers. She wore the yellow one for 3 days straight.  Lazy day

Food + recipes:

New Paleo English muffins. I picked these up at Whole Foods and was pleasantly surprised! I feel like Barely Bread has a weird dry and doughy texture, but these taste a little more like a real English muffin. Mickeys Bahama Bucks! We were on a mission to find shaved ice in Tucson – the girls are obsessed – and came across Bahama Bucks. It’s HUGE, they have a drive-thru (WHAT), and they have so many flavors. The best part is that you can add ice cream, condensed milk, sprinkles, Tajin (#tucsonlife) to any of the flavors. I loved the birthday cake, but next time I’m getting mango with Tajin on top.  Pic by Livi: W my love2 The only type of pic I can get of the girls lately haha. Little goofers. Silly gooses Breakfast at Le Buzz. Their avocado toast is life, and of course, we had to share the chocolate croissant.  Croissant


BollyX. I’ll definitely be recapping all of the fitness fun from IDEA, but I got to take a short BollyX class yesterday and LOVED it. I had the biggest goobery smile on my face he entire time. It’s so high-energy and fun, and it was really cool that they used fused Bollywood with more hip hop style moves. It was a blast and I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.   (They have a lot of videos on their YouTube channel) Theracane. I picked this up at the Expo and am so stoked about using it regularly. I have a stress ball on my left shoulder that I’ve had pretty much my entire life. You press the Theracane into any tight areas and hold it until the tension releases. It feels heavenly. Before bed last night, I was sitting in the hotel bed, pushing the Theracane into my back and watching Shameless. Livin’ the dream haha.  Tips to run a faster mile.

Read, watch, listen:

Check out the latest episode of the podcast here! The Pilot and I talk about our family mentality, some of the our strategies to make our relationship stronger, and stress management tips. You can’t change or fix people, so listen instead. A $1 birthday gift for kiddos.  Happy weekend, friends! xoxo Gina Congratulations to the winners of the Four Sigmatic giveaway: Amber P. and Katie S.  I have another one going on on Instagram here if you’d like another chance to enter! xo

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  1. Lauren on June 29, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    My mom was a waitress for a while when I was a kid, and I LOVED to play with her order pads! Have a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      i’m going to get some for liv- she’s going to love them!

  2. Sarah on June 29, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    OMG OMG from one Tucson-dweller to another, THANK YOU for the recommendation!

  3. Sarah on June 29, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    OMG OMG from one Tucson-dweller to another, THANK YOU for the recommendation! Bahama Bucks sounds like a must-visit.

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      you HAVE TO GO. i can’t wait to go back next week!!!

      • Sarah on June 30, 2018 at 1:50 pm

        Oh my goodness IT IS SO GOOD! I got birthday cake, my bf got sour pink lemonade, and Gemma the dog got a vanilla ice cream. We all already want it again. I just wish it wasn’t so far up Broadway! Bahama Bucks, are you listening?! Open a franchise closer to downtown Tucson!

        • Fitnessista on July 2, 2018 at 12:48 am

          YAY i’m glad you loved it, too! i think we’re going to go again this week. so good! and yes, they should totally open one by campus

  4. Stephanie on June 29, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Is P wearing DotDot Smile? My daughter is obsessed with those dresses, we have quite a few.

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      yes! she loves their dresses!

  5. Michelle M. on June 29, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Can I just say, the Theracane is maybe the best purchase you’ll make in your life! I had plantar facciitis and sciatica issues last year and I stumbled on the Theracane and it is the best tool for pain relief. I love, love, love mine!

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      so glad to hear it’s helped you, too! i love that thing <3

  6. Molly on June 30, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I absolutely love your picks! It looks like those hair bands are out of stock but hopefully they restock in more colors 🙂 Did you see the comments under your guest check gift recommendation? So many good ideas! Have a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on July 2, 2018 at 12:48 am

      yes, so many awesome ideas! i saved the post for stocking stuffer ideas later 🙂

      • Molly Elizabeth on August 21, 2018 at 7:48 pm

        Hi again Gina! Did the scrunchies hold up? I’d like to purchase when they restock. Just curious if they held the hair. Maybe not enough for working out but just for fun? Fine hair?

        • Fitnessista on August 21, 2018 at 11:36 pm

          They held up amazingly. I bought some cheaper ones on amazon but the lazy day ones are way better

  7. Kripa on July 1, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for the link to BollyX videos! I can’t wait to try them out!! I’ve been a fan of Doonya dance fitness and this seems pretty similar.

    • Fitnessista on July 2, 2018 at 12:48 am

      ohh if you like doonya, you’ll love these! they’re very similar but with a little more funk/swagger 🙂

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