Friday Faves

Happy weekend! Congratulations to those of you who are graduating and finishing up with finals. Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week. The fires are still raging in San Diego, and I’ll continue to send thoughts and prayers to everyone affected. We’re also grateful for the first responders who have worked tirelessly to ensure everyone’s safety. Thankfully, it still hasn’t reached our neck of the woods.

This week was a lot of fun: time with the Livster, friends, teaching and interviewing. I’m excited to enjoy a low-key weekend with the fam, especially with the Pilot since his work schedule has been pretty crazy.

Some faves from the week:

Whitters snapped this pic while we were at brunch at The Mission the other day. A huge part of my life in a nutshell: holding my sweet baby and the mischievous little grin on her face.

Tumblr n5l4bdQZ0U1rd7683o1 1280

Zumba party in Del Mar! This was definitely a highlight of the week. Kelli invited me to Zumba with some friends at a mind-glowingly-gorgeous beach house — such a blast.

Zumba party

First time I’ve ever had to say, “Now shake it towards the ocean!” during a Zumba class 😉

Del mar  1 of 1

More faves and reads from the week:

25 best bodyweight exercises.

How to save money at Whole Foods.

Take care of yourself, even when you’re stressed.

Cute top from Miss Match on Newport (I had to talk myself out of a Buddha-printed dress at another shop. I wasn’t ready for the Pilot’s WTF face haha.):

Top  1 of 1

(similar tank, by the same brand is here)

“How I don’t do it all.”

A fun event this weekend for San Diego locals.  In La Jolla, they’re having a event to celebrate the launch of Lorna Jane’s The Active Living Room (on Girard), which is a full-service fitness studio, juice bar and retail location. There will be fitness classes, juices, hairstyles by Dry Bar, and the first five people to tell them “Fitnessista sent me” will get a $50 gift card. Amazing, huh?! Check out the invite below if you’re interested in attending:

La Jolla Invite Embedded

65 things kids today will never understand.

Things every woman should know about her hormones.

Newport  1 of 1

And last but certainly not least: Disneyland! Some cousins let us know they’d be in Disneyland today, so Livi and I took a little road trip last night. Mickey Mouse house all day!

Have a great weekend <3



Post Navigation:


  1. Polly @ Tasty Food Project on May 16, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Seeing all of the news coverage about the fire is so devastating. 🙁

    I was reading the article about 65 things kids today will never understand and can totally agree with it!

    I wish I could go back to Disneyland! I haven’t been there since I was in kindergarten, which seems like centuries ago! lol. Have a great weekend!

  2. Paige @ Your Trainer Paige on May 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    What a gorgeous back drop for Zumba! I love doing any sort of exercise with an ocean view 😉

  3. Cassie Vaughn on May 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Such a cute top!

  4. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on May 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Happy Friday! Have a great time at Disney 🙂

  5. Laura B at FitMamaLove on May 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    That Lorna Jane event looks so fun! I don’t think I’ll ever get over how often Californians go to Disneyland like it’s nothing! Even in NorCal, people go so often. Being from NY, it was a big deal to go down to Disney in FL. I think it might always feel like a big deal to me.

  6. Tracy on May 16, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    What a great combo…cousins and Mickey Mouse house!! I bet she was one happy girl!!

    Have a great weekend! We have 2 graduations and a wedding so non-stop excitement here 🙂
    I might need a nap on Monday though 😉

  7. Britt on May 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks for the well wishes on finals. Just found out I aced all of my classes this year. Hope you have a nice time in Disneyland!

    I have a question. What do you think is the best way to deal with slip ups when on a diet? I had a couple of cheat days and am having trouble getting back on track.

  8. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on May 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Always love the links you post on Friday! Couldn’t agree more with the hormone one that states, “PMS is not normal.” I’ll never forget when my acunpucturist told me that people in China flat out don’t have PMS. It’s mostly the women of more developed countries that have Western medicine that have PMS. Things that make you go hmm…

  9. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on May 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Awww that is an adorable picture of you and Liv! How cute!

  10. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on May 16, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Something on my bucket list is a morning yoga class on the beach with a view. I’ve never had a seaside sweat session and would love to.

    Enjoy Disneyland!

  11. Meg @ A Dash of Meg on May 16, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    oh. my. goodness!!!!! that cute little look on her face!!!!!!!!!!

  12. ellie @ fit for the soul on May 16, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Ohhh so glad you guys are safe from the fire!!! It’s kinda creepy how crazy the weather has been in socal.

    And I loooove the fact that you’re somewhat local now! Well, I live in the South Bay/LA area, but now I get to hear about all these special events going on because of you. 🙂 Unfortunately I can’t go to the Lorna Jane event bc it would be chaos driving that long with baby, but keep us posted on other good stuff!

  13. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on May 16, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Glad to hear you are safe with the fire! Must be very scary.

    I can’t wait to check out the article on how to save money at Whole Foods. I need all the suggestions I can get!

  14. Megan @ The Skinny-Life on May 16, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Oh my goodness I would love to workout, live, hang, anything with that view!

  15. purelytwins on May 16, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    have fun at Disney!!!

  16. Kelly @ Femme Fitale on May 16, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Hope California is beginning to feel a little more like home to you guys! Looks like beautiful weather and wonderful times. We have a Lorna Jane Active Living Room (the first one she opened) across the river from my house here in Brisbane! It has such a great vibe, and awesome that they always host free classes, etc. Love her and the whole LJ philosophy 🙂

  17. Becca on May 17, 2014 at 2:06 am

    We are going to Disneyland next week! Totally surprising our kiddo’s! They have NO clue! Can’t wait to get there!!!! Been a dream of mine and my hubby’s to finally go!!!!

  18. Pua on May 17, 2014 at 4:14 am

    A Zumba party sounds like a lot of fun! It seems like you fit right into your new place with so many activities and friends!
    Thanks, also, for the great bodyweight exercises link. I’m gonna check it out right now!

  19. masala girl on May 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    about WHOLE FOODS, they have a “Meatless Monday” special, as much as you can fill (& close the lid!) for ONLY $8!!! saves me at least $7 😀

  20. Annie on May 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Wow! Your site is so motivating, I love it! I will be doing your workouts that I found. I can’t wait! I’m excited I stumbled onto your page! Thanks for your family’s service. I’m very grateful for all our service men and women.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.