Friday Faves

Hi friends! Another week in the upside down. 😉 How are you doing? Everything is going pretty well over here. The Pilot is back from a trip, the kiddos and I have gone to the pool every single day, and we started working on Liv’s school summer packet.

I live here now.

I hope you guys have been enjoying the extra fitness content lately because life-wise, I don’t feel like I have a ton right now. We do pretty much the same things every single day and I’m reallyyyyyyy looking forward to the time when I can take a barre class and meet up with friends for a glass of wine. (Or even go on a date with the Pilot! We haven’t been on a date since February.) For now, we’re kinda just cranking away. The thought of school and what it will look like is still a significant stressor for me – so I just wanted to say thank you for being here and for making this blog a fun place to hang out. <3

House-wise, we’re painting again this weekend!! A gallon of paint arrived yesterday so I asked the Pilot to get the painter’s tape ready. 😉 Of course, I’ll share the details as soon as we’re finished, but it will be fun to have another project. (We’re doing the master bedroom and I’ll see if I can convince him to go after the bathroom cabinets, too. Our kitchen cabinet paint job is here!)

We’re going for a statement color in the master bedroom and I’m looking forward to seeing it come together.

For now, it’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! Here are some of my faves from the week and around the web. I always love to hear your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below.

Read, watch, listen:

You can watch the first 50 seconds of Hamilton! I can’t wait for July 3 to be here.

If you’re looking for something to do with the kiddos this weekend, we’ll be working on some #pimalovenotes.

21 surprising parenting tips. Ordering a Dirt Devil for the car in 3…2…

Intuitive eating for runners.

Fitness + good eats:

Daily Harvest ice cream. You guyyyyyyyys. If you haven’t tried this yet, you need to do it. I’m not even a huge ice cream person – more of a cake, cookie, or brownie person – but I’m obsessed with this ice cream. It’s vegan, the ingredients are simple, and it tastes like a dream come true. If you haven’t ordered from Daily Harvest yet, use my code FITNESSISTA for $25 off your first box!!

Epic 30-minute leg day workout.

Dry Farm Wines! They sent us some of their clean wines to try out and we loved the red blend. I love that these wines aren’t made without additional chemicals or added sugar. Word on the street is that they will not give you wine headaches or a massive hangover. I cap it off at one or two glasses, so I can’t fully review the hangover properties, but the flavor was awesome. You can check out more about their wines and how they’re made here.

(Not sponsored, but gifted)

Going to try these sweet potato chocolate muffins.

Total body mini band workout.

My friend Jess is hosting a virtual Momentum Fest this weekend if you’d like to join in the fun. It starts this morning and all of the classes are virtual if you’d like to check it out. Jess is an incredible instructor (and person!!) and has a talented lineup of presenters this weekend if you’re looking for a wellness-based virtual event to attend.

These grilled scallops look amaaaazing.

Don’t forget to try this week’s upper body and core burner!

Happy weekend, friends.



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  1. Adrienne on June 26, 2020 at 10:27 am

    I’ll assure you, even tho it feels like y’all are groundhog-day-living right now, it’s still curiously calming to read, even tho yours and my life mirror a lot, so keep posting! 🙂 I’ve been trying to use this time to push myself with the things I read (more culturally aware, more research based) but life can also be heavy, and your posts are sunshine!

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      thank you, friend. i appreciate it!
      <3 <3

  2. Jessie on June 26, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Have a great weekend! I can’t wait to see how the painting project turns out. I like your posts too. It’s a nice break from the heaviness of the world. I don’t think the gym in my location is ever reopening (and it’s a well-known chain). They have another one open in a town near me but it’s just not close enough for me to utilize it with worrying about my kids in the mix too. Luckily, I’ve been used to at-home workouts but I do miss the gym. I’ll have to figure out a new gym when things hopefully subside. Have a good one!

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      thank you! it’s a nice distraction for me, too, with everything going on
      same. i don’t think i’ll be working out in a studio or gym again for a long time, but i definitely miss it

  3. Tracy on June 26, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Excited to see your master bedroom color! And I also love to hear about your routine days… even id it’s the same as the day before. Great to stay connected 🙂 Have a great weekend. Enjoy the pool!!

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      thank you, friend. hope you had a great weekend!

  4. Elizabeth on June 26, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    I’m in need of some new exercise bras and tops over here. Would love any suggestions you have! You always manage to look nice in your workout clothes while I’m over here in holey t shirts

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      thank you so much!! i really love the bras from lorna jone. they’re my favorite! for tops, i’ve been doing a lot of lululemon and still wear a lot of my old fabletics tanks

  5. Amy on June 26, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    We live at the pool and in our garden. I am working from home, so yep, not a lot of variation but it’s still nice to see you posting even during the plague.

    • Fitnessista on June 29, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      that means a lot! it’s definitely groundhogs day around here

  6. Diane on July 1, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I did the upper body and core burner and loved it – thank you so much!! Have been reading your blog for years and always appreciate and look forward to your posts. You make a difference for so many people – hope you realize it!

    • Fitnessista on July 3, 2020 at 12:25 am

      that means the world to me – i hope you know how much i appreciate it! thank you so much for the kind comment and for being here

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