Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! The weekend is heeeeeere. What’s going on? After being gone pretty much all week last week, it will be nice to have a weekend at home. We’ll probably get into the usual shenanigans: I have a girls’ night planned with friends, we’re meeting up with friends + their kiddos for dinner, church, chores, prepping for the next week. P’s birthday is going to be here before we know it – I literally have to remind myself every day that she’s only 2, because she’s really like a 4-year old trapped in a 2-year old’s body – and I’m excited to start party planning. I’m thinking we’ll do something here at the house but get a jumping castle and a taco truck (necessary). I’d love to hear what you’re up to this weekend!

Now it’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party. This is where I share some of my favorite finds, reads, wears, and laughs from the week. I love hearing what you’re enjoying, too, so please shout out some faves in the comments if you’d like to join in the fun!

Random/life:

– The decaf almond milk lattes from Cartel are A+.

Hey latte

– Last night, I took a baby meal over to a friend who has a lil newborn. All of the usual staples were there: cheesy enchiladas, Instant Pot Mexican rice, beans, salsa, chips, brownie/cookie/Oreo bars, and margarita mix. I pretty much make the same thing for every baby meal, so if you have new ideas, please throw them my way! Even so, I’m cool with being the token enchilada girl. 

Enchiladas

Read, watch, listen:

– Tips for better conversations

All the happy tears for Lindsay, Bjork, and Sage.

How to beat insomnia

Won’t You Be My Neighbor. I cried during parts of it because Mister Rogers was such a rare, genuinely kind human being. I highly recommend this documentary as it gives insightful background into his life, his true genius, and is very well-done. 

Wont you be my neighbor pbs

Another reason to get in endurance exercise

36 hours in Tucson

– Don’t forget to check out this week’s podcast interview here! Jess and I are chatting all about injuries: what to do about them, how to prevent them, when to use heat/ice, and cryotherapy. 

Jessica Valant Instagram

Fashion/beauty:

– I met Merrick briefly at last week’s CJ event and love her style! She looks so put-together without being over-the-top. (Check out her blog if you haven’t already!!) She inspired me to try a couple of new things in my wardrobe, so I ordered these studded booties (on super sale. Going to wear them with a black top, black jeans, and this long blush cardigan I recently picked up from Express), this pleated skirt ($25! and you can dress up or down), and this tiger dress. The tiger dress is outside of my normal comfort zone, but I loved the way it looked when she wore it with black buckle booties.

I feel like I’ve gotten really comfortable on the fashion front lately and heading into fall, I feel inspired to switch things up a bit. (Stay tuned for a fall capsule-ish wardrobe post since I literally have like 4 articles of fall clothing here. I’m pretty much starting from scratch since I stored and donated so much in Valdosta.) Also, this is a problem that isn’t really a problem but I recently realized how much I was depending on Stitch Fix to pick out clothes for me. It feels oddly freeing to pick things out for myself again after quite a few Stitch Fix duds. 

Tiger dress

Maybe it will look cute. Maybe it will look like I’m wearing pajamas. We shall see. 

Eats + recipes:

– Yesterday was low-carb day, so I thought I’d share my breakfast: 2 eggs, 6 egg whites, 2 tablespoons of guacamole, a Mikey’s Paleo English muffin with butter and cinnamon

Bfast

Give me this Instant Pot curry

Best services for healthy prepared meals

Fitness:

NEW FIT GUIDES ARE HEADING YOUR WAY! (<— yelling a little because I’m so excited) I’ll have all of the info up Monday,. Be sure to check in if you want first dibs because spots will go very quickly. If you haven’t taken the free fitness quiz yet, check it out here and see what plan I’d recommend. I put so much love and work into these plans and the response has been amazing.

Check out Laura’s results after only 6 weeks:

Laura progress shots

Leave your fitness personality in the comments below and I’ll pick a lucky winner to receive a free Fit Guide on Monday!

Happy Friday, friends!

xo

Gina

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76 Comments

  1. Emily on September 21, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Fitness Freak

  2. Ana on September 21, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Lean Machine!

  3. Maeghan on September 21, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Lean Machine

  4. Carrie G. on September 21, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Benchmark Babe

  5. Jennifer on September 21, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Lean machine! 🙂

  6. Jodie on September 21, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Lean machine

  7. Kristen on September 21, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Fitness freak!

    Also, can you link to your enchilada recipe? Have you ever made them with the siete tortillas? I like them, but they always fall apart! Any tips?

    • Janice O'Kane on September 21, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      I second this, I’d love your enchilada recipe – and also knowing if you’ve made them with Siete tortillas.

      Home Workout Warrior!

  8. Melanie on September 21, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Fitness freak

  9. Amy on September 21, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Fitness Freak!

  10. Lori-Lynn on September 21, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Lean Machine!

  11. Brianne on September 21, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Home Workout Warrior (which will be even more true upon the arrival of our baby in just about 6 weeks!)

  12. Alaina on September 21, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Lean machine!!

  13. Emily McDougall on September 21, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Lean machine – even though I’m kind of fat and puffy right now due to having my third baby 10 months ago! Need to fit in my pre-pregnancy pants!

  14. Liz on September 21, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Fitness freak!

  15. Jeannie Vanderveen on September 21, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Cardio queen

  16. Leah H. on September 21, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Fitness Freak!:)

  17. Tammy on September 21, 2018 at 9:45 am

    fitness freak

  18. Laurie O on September 21, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Fitness Freak1

  19. Carlie smith on September 21, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Fitness freak

  20. Lee on September 21, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Fitness Freak!

  21. Jessica on September 21, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Home Workout Warrior! We just finished updating our garage gym and I’m so excited to start with the new Fitness Guides!

  22. Heather Brown on September 21, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Lean Machine

  23. Jay on September 21, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Home workout warrior! I found the best balance of workouts AFTER I I stopped going to the gym. I’m an cardio outside/weights in my spare room kind of gal.

  24. Jackie on September 21, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Definitely a fitness freak. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Linda on September 21, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Home workout warrior, even though I feel Cardio Queen is appropriate too.

  26. Kaelee on September 21, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Cardio queen!!

  27. Elissa on September 21, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Fitness Freak!!

    PS my old trainers company used to be called Fitness Freaks!!

  28. Stephanie K on September 21, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Home workout warrior!

  29. Nicole Kump on September 21, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Cardio Queen! Also, I want to see that Mister Rogers doc….I loved him growing up. And that Cartel coffee pic makes me miss Tucson so much!

  30. Bethany on September 21, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Home workout warrior! Although I wouldn’t say this is normal, but I just moved to a new city (Hello, Seattle!) and am focusing more on running than getting into a gym.

  31. Giana on September 21, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Fitness Freak 🙂

  32. Katie on September 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Lean Machine!

  33. Vanessa on September 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Fitness freak

  34. Erin on September 21, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Lean Machine

  35. Samantha on September 21, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    I got Fitness Freak!

  36. Kim N on September 21, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Cardio Queen!

  37. Liga on September 21, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Fitness Freak

  38. Marissa on September 21, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Home workout warrior!

  39. Andrea on September 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Home Workout Warrier 🙂
    And I made that Oh She Glows curry in the Instapot last night. SO GOOD!!!

  40. natasha on September 21, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Cardio queen but I could have already guessed that. Only think I do a bit on my stationary bike at home but I prefer to walk, walk, walk outdoors as long as it’s warm!

  41. Elizabeth on September 21, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Cardio queen! Really need out of the treadmill rut. Would love your enchilada recipe!

    • Fitnessista on September 21, 2018 at 5:23 pm

      i’ll do a post on them! <3

  42. Bonnie on September 21, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Benchmark babe

  43. Emily on September 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Fitness freak!

  44. Tracy on September 21, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Lean Machine 🙂

    TGIF!!

  45. Katherine on September 21, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Fitness freak!

  46. Lorna on September 21, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Fitness Freak!

  47. Emily on September 21, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Did not even realize there was a documentary on Mr.Rogers!! I will have to go watch it at some point soon!

  48. Amber Schumann on September 21, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Home Workout Warrior! Btw, have you shared your enchilada recipe somewhere on here? Those look amazing!!!

    • Fitnessista on September 21, 2018 at 5:23 pm

      i don’t think i have! i need to do a post 🙂 xoxo

  49. Vivian on September 21, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Home workout warrior!

  50. Vicki L. on September 21, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Fitness Freak!

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