Friday Faves

 Hi friends! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? We’re officially on baby watch and I feel like a little kid heading towards Christmas morning. Baby August will be here ANY DAY and the girls can’t wait to meet their new cousin. I’m so thrilled for Kyle and Meg! By the time I write next week’s Friday Faves post, he’ll be here!!

Other than Baby Watch 2019, we have some fun plans for the weekend: a soccer game with friends, girls’ night, date night, a birthday party, taxes (ew) and finishing up the house. This is in between the usual weekend fun of pancake mornings, staying in our jammies as long as humanly possible, and playing outside with the girls.The Pilot made a ton of progress on the garage while I was in Portland, so we’re just putting the final touches on everything in between hauling boxes to recycling and Goodwill. It will be so nice to have our garage gym set up again!

Home gym 1 of 1 3

(Our lil garage gym from when we were in San Diego)

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! Please shout out something you’re lovin’ in the comments section if you’d like to join in the fun.

Beauty + fashion:

This floss! Is it weird to be so excited about floss? I picked this up at the Beautycounter conference. In the shop, they had quite a few products from clean brands they love. I was intrigued by this floss since I’d recently heard that certain floss brands are not so great for you, and even though it was expensive for the floss world. I decided to give it a whirl.

The verdict? It has a gentle mint flavor and is a thicker strand so it feels like it really cleans in between my teeth. Floss isn’t usually something I’m that picky about, but now that I’ve tried the good stuff, I guess I can’t go back. 

Cocofloss

 

My second Trunk Club delivery! (<— referral link) It wasn’t quite as big of a home run as my first trunk – some of the sizing was off – but I LOVED this Madewell dress. It will be super cute this spring and summer with sandals and a jean jacket or with wedges and hoops out to dinner. You can check out my full review of Trunk Club here. I especially love it because you can see what they’re going to send in advance (and decline certain items to be replaced by something else) and we don’t have a Nordstrom in Tucson. This gives me a way to have some items curated for me and try them on before I purchase. It’s like a lil Nordstrom shopping experience right at home. (Plus if you have a Nordstrom card, they waive the $25 fee! <— this fee goes towards anything you’d like to purchase)

Trunk club review

Read, watch, listen:

Definitely check out this podcast episode with Shawn Stevenson and Chalene Johnson. They’re two of my favorite people – and huge inspirations for me in the fitness industry – and this issue was filled with so much truth, knowledge, and motivation.  

Cross Training Your Nutrition Getting Honest About The Fitness Industry With Guest Chalene Johnson

I loved this article with dad texts (and all of the heartfelt and hilarious comments).

Dinner party tips from the QUEEN.

A very interesting peek into the life of one of my favorite Peloton instructors.

Why RDs don’t recommend keto for weight loss or as a lifestyle (and I 100% agree with them).

Great list of mom hacks. I never leave the house without a snack bag.

Good eats:

I’m officially back on the acai bowl train. I recently grabbed one with a friend at Nekter and it was SO.GOOD. If you’re looking to make one at home, here’s my go-to recipe).

Acai bowl

 

Ok I need to try this for an easy, savory dinner.

A Mediterranean chicken sheet pan recipe.

Prep & Pastry is growing. 🙂 So pumped about this! 

Fitness:

A guided cooldown; perfect for post-workout.

Pick up those weights, friends.

My latest post for WebMD is here! This one is all about finding a workout that works for you.

Exercise can have a biggest impact on weight maintenance than nutrition.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s total body strength + HIIT video!

 

Sweat and burn workout

Happy Friday!

xo

Gina

Congrats to the winners of the sneaky lipgloss giveaway: @fit_lindsaymae and @wigglewoggle ! I’ll have your lip glosses on the way today and stay tuned for more sneaky giveaways.

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3 Comments

  1. Josie on April 5, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Yay for Friday! Why has this week dragged? Thanks for sharing your WebMD article. I think you had said something on Insta or on the blog in regards to how much someone should work out and it really struck a chord with me. I’ve been pretty inactive for the past year or so. When I started a new workout routine, I went all in and it did not work for me. I burned out real fast and lost the momentum that I had made that first week and haven’t worked out since. So I’m going to start slow with 1 day a week and build up from there! It was nice to be reminded that I need to make my own workout routine.

  2. Erika S. on April 5, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Gina…! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve commented! So much has happened…I started a new job in Cali this week (so sad to leave DC!!!).

    I cannot believe I haven’t shared my love of Coco floss with you! I’ve been using it since last July and consider it my “I know this is so extra” splurge…because let’s be real, $8 for floss is a so extra…but so worth it. My fave flavors are coconut and mint.

    I need to get back into a workout routine…so I’ll be using some of your past posts for sure!

    Cheers to the weekend!

  3. Anne @ fANNEtastic food on April 8, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Thank you for the link love to my sheet pan mediterranean chicken thighs – I appreciate it 🙂

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