Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. It’s been a bit busy on the family front lately, but I wanted to pop in and say hi, and share a quick Friday Faves.

Something exciting from this week:

Tucson got SNOW! All of my east coast friends are probably like meh but in Tucson, snow is a serious novelty. The girls were able to chase snowflakes in the backyard, shrieking with happiness. The snow didn’t stick on our side of town, but it did in many parts of Tucson. The contrast of saguaro cacti and fresh snow is always surprising and majestic.

Thank you so much to those of you who have joined Fit Team already! Don’t forget that enrollment closes on Monday and you get a free bonus meal plan and HIIT & Strength video if you sign up before tomorrow. Check out all the details here. 

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my faves from the week and around the web. I always love hearing about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below.

Read, watch, listen:

If you haven’t listened yet, check out my skincare podcast with Danny Neifert here.

We finished Schitt’s Creek last weekend and I have so many emotions. I’m mourning the fact that it’s over! I feel like this series is everything I’d needed over the past year. It’s lighthearted, hilarious, witty, heartwarming, and I couldn’t decide which character I enjoyed the most. If you have any idea for something the Pilot and I can watch next, please send my way!

How do you preserve family recipes?

Just for kicks:

This gave me a good laugh. (Who can still remember how to play “Hot Cross Buns” on the recorder?)

We finished this beautiful puzzle! It was an xmas gift to the girls from my mom and it gave us a couple of nights of rainy weather entertainment. Turns out P is a huge Fleetwood Mac fan. We played music, sipped on wine (cocoa for the nuggets), and worked on this.

For the girls, I think destroying the puzzle before putting it back into the box is even more satisfying than finishing it.

Fitness + good eats:

Quick bodyweight HIIT workout you can do at home.

Making this avocado kale Caesar salad.

Cauliflower recipe roundup.

Home workout for runners.

Beauty, fashion, + wellness:

Valentine’s nails! I went to see my favorite guy (if you’re in Tucson and need a rec lmk) and asked for little hearts. This is what he did and I absolutely love it.

Equilibria sale! They’re doing a special offer just for my followers through the weekend. Use the code FITNESSISTA25 for 25% off sitewide. I highly recommend their new Body Box if you just want to try topical CBD options. It contains their mineral salts (they smell lovely and are great for sore muscles), the daily treatment oil (facial oil that can help with dry skin, breakouts, irritation and chapped lips) and the relief cream (it helps me a lot with topical pain).

The daily drops are my very favorite and they just released three new flavors in their indulgence collection: peach gelée, mint chocolate truffle, and strawberry shortcake. Mint is my top flavor and I can’t wait to try these new ones. Check it out here and use FITNESSISTA25 for 25% off the entire site!

Hope you have a happy Friday and a relaxing weekend.



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  1. Lori Cox on January 29, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Hi Gina….off topic question but could you direct me how to find your post about he CBD products you use? Thanks, always enjoy your blog……stay safe!

  2. Jessica on January 29, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Your nails!! So cute! Love that! And we got snow in Texas a few weeks ago…like more than a few flakes, and we were just as excited!!

    Have a great weekend!

    • Jill on January 29, 2021 at 3:26 pm

      Jessica, are you in ATX or somewhere else in Texas? I live in Austin and Gina’s post brought me back to our snow a few weeks ago. It was so exciting (and rare)!

  3. Beth C on January 29, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Hi – is the Equilibria discount only available on first time orders? It’s not working for me. Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on January 29, 2021 at 2:10 pm

      Oh shoot yes it’s first time orders!

  4. Brianne Mitchell on January 29, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    Where in Tucson do you go for your nails? So cute!

    • Fitnessista on January 29, 2021 at 4:47 pm

      Go see Kevin at polish studio on oracle! He’s amazing

  5. Nicole Kump on January 29, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Adorable nails! And I just finished Bridgerton and really enjoyed it! It might not be Peta’s cup of tea but I think you’d like it!!

  6. Nikki on February 2, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Can we talk about your amazing Fiddle Fig? Share your tips please…mine is dying a slow death!

    • Fitnessista on February 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm

      they are temperamental things!!! i use a water meter and it helps a lot. i only water when it gets to a level 2 or 3 (i check it every week or so) and soak her. i also mist the leaves when i water her. that’s it. she’s still throwing a temper tantrum from when i moved her and put the xmas tree in her spot we have another smaller fiddle that’s been easier because i drag it outside and drench it with the hose when i water the other plants. frida is too big to move outside

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