Friday Faves

Hi friends! How’s the week going? I hope you’re enjoying the morning so far and staying safe and healthy. The Pilot was gone for a bit of this week, so it’s been me and the girls, try to avoid going too stir crazy.

We did get to this point lol.

We’ve been taking the dogs on multiple walks a day, kicking the soccer ball at the park, and enjoying picnics outside. The fresh air makes a huge difference for all of us. We’ve been cooking at home all week, but totally getting El Charro takeout tonight (plus a gallon jug of margarita!!).

This made me laugh:

I wanted to ask you all how you’re doing with the whole distance learning thing. We’re trying to chip away at it each day, but I feel like it’s constant Zoom calls between school and dance (lots of screen time between the two) and trying to keep the girls happy/occupied while also doing the work thing. Every day is different and I’m just taking things by the hour over here.

Some faves from the week and around the web:


We have liiiiiiiife! The seeds I planted a couple of weeks ago are sprouting and I’m so excited for our lil veggie garden to keep growing. Greens do extremely well here for some weird reason, so I planted spinach, arugula, kale, and rainbow chard. The guinea pigs are going to be stoked. We also have a pot of basil and one of rosemary. I haven’t had a ton of luck with bell peppers, carrots, or tomatoes so please let me know if you have any tips for those in the future!

Fashion + beauty:

Ok so fashion-wise, I’ve worn athletic clothes and zero makeup pretty much every day for the past two weeks. BUT I’m determined to have a major skin glow-up from this whole ordeal. I’ve been drinking a ton of water and using Countertime (my fave! It’s on sale right now, too!), the charcoal mask and the overnight peel. If you’re hanging out at home and would like some skincare recommendations, fill out this quick form and I’ll send some ideas your way!

(Throwback pic by Kristi Harris back when people could come to the house)

Fitness and nutrition:

I shared some of my favorite online fitness resources in my last Friday Faves, but here are a couple more:

My friend Meghan is offering online yoga classes (I LOVE HER)

and Kristen (who has guest posted on the blog before! She’s incredible) is also sharing workouts on her YouTube channel.

Dance online with Dance Trance Orlando here!

AND they just released dance cardio classes on the Peloton app. I can’t wait to try one later today!

Also, if you haven’t used your 21 days of Les Mills yet, it’s the perfect time. Sign up with my link here.

Read, watch, listen:

What to make with the beans I panic-bought and other burning questions.

Currently reading this book, which is on the heavy side, but engrossing and beautifully written like the other Isabel Allende books I’ve enjoyed.

I saw this on Facebook (please let me know if you know the original source so I can credit appropriately), but felt like a nice hug with everything going on. Hang in there, friends!! <3

Happy Friday and I’ll see ya on IG stories!



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  1. Katie on March 27, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Gina, your Les Mills trial referral has saved my LIFE during this business. I live in a 900 sq. ft. apartment and until like, yesterday, it was raining non-stop. I was on track to gain about 300 pounds from stress eating, but instead now I’m gonna have a pandemic revenge body. THANK YOU.

  2. Lindsey on March 27, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Love your sweatshirt! Do they sell these?

    • Fitnessista on March 28, 2020 at 12:13 am

      I’m pretty sure consultants can only get them but I’d be happy to order one for you- just let me know! I think they’re 65

  3. Heather on March 31, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    The pic with the drawn on faces under the covers is awesome!!! So nice to see everyone pulling together and offering classes online! Thank you to you and everyone else helping us stay healthy while we’re going through this stressful time. I’m also getting excited to start cleaning up our garden as soon as we have a warmer day here. I’m hearing it might happen later this week!

    • Fitnessista on April 1, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      thank you so much for reading and being here!
      it feels refreshing to garden as the weather warms up.

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