Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I hope you’re having a great morning. The Pilot was gone again this week, so it’s always a treat to have him back home. The night before he left on his trip, we had a little family caviar night with dinner.

Before you think we’re fancy, I have to tell you that I bought the caviar at Costco over the holidays and we had to eat it because it expires at the end of this month. It was a fun change-up from the usual cheese board. 😉 Liv ended up LOVING the caviar (of course. She’s already asked for it again this week) and P said it was disgusting, so there ya go. She was like, “Mom, I like the pancake but I hate the black seeds, ok?”

(9 years old and can assemble the perfect blini)

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some faves from the week and around the web, and always enjoy hearing about the things you’re loving, too. Please shout out something that’s making you smile in the comments section below!

Fitness + good eats:

FLASH enrollment for Fit Team! If you’ve been wanting to try Fit Team but weren’t sure if you want to do 6 entire months, you can try out one month here. If you like it, you can use your one month enrollment towards the six months if you decide to extend it. So many of you wanted to try Fit Team, so I wanted to reduce the barrier to entry and give you a chance to see if you like it first. The feedback has been incredible and I’m so excited to see your progress! Confident, stronger, and more energized. Sign up for your first month here!

Some of the amazing check-ins from our online community:

Stretches and exercises for piriformis syndrome.

Organifi! I’ve been using and loving their products for at least two years now and they recently asked me to be an ambassador! I LOVE their green and gold powders – the gold one is the perfect wind down before bed with almond milk. It’s like a golden milk latte- and recently fell in love with their protein powder. The ingredients are very simple, it tastes great, and isn’t chalky or too sweet.

You can check it out here and use the code FITNESSISTA for 15% off.

Super bowl recipe ideas!

Try this chili recipe (Liv is a baby and I look so young and fresh in these pics), this buffalo chicken dip, this vegan spinach artichoke dip, the best pasta salad ever or these DIY grazing boxes.

Fashion + beauty:

Jennifer Garner agrees this is the best natural deodorant. You can shop it up here!

THIS SPORTS BRA. It’s just like the align material from lulu but SO much less expensive. (I rarely buy clothes from Amazon because I wonder about the quality, but decided to go for it and it was worth it.) I got the burgundy color to test it out, and already ordered white and black. It runs true to size.

Read, watch, listen:

With my reading goal of at least three books per month, I signed up for Book of the Month club. I figured it would be a great way to try out new books I may not otherwise discover, and I can share them with my mom or MIL when I’m finished reading. Have you guys used this service?

Love ballad to your therapist.

This cracked me up.

Happy Friday, friends!


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  1. Jennie on February 5, 2021 at 7:36 am

    Book of the Month club is great! I’ve been a member for several years and can find a book I’ll enjoy just about every month.

    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2021 at 11:46 am

      that’s so great to hear. i’m excited about it!

  2. Sarah T on February 5, 2021 at 11:53 am

    I pretend I’m going to sleep after my toddler goes to sleep, but he’ll sweetly say, “Mama, you can watch an episode now.” <3 haha

    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2021 at 11:46 am

      what a little cutie 🙂

  3. Michelle on February 6, 2021 at 9:42 am

    I love BOTM club! It is exciting and every book I choose is great! I swab with my neighbor who also is part of the club or there are FB groups where you can swap and sell BOTM books.

    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2021 at 11:45 am

      oh that’s an amazing idea – thank you!

  4. Erin on February 6, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    My husband got me a Book of the Month Club subscription for Christmas and though it’s only been one month, I already love it. I looked through their archives from previous Book of the Year nominations and found some additional great reads. Hope you enjoy it!

    • Melissa Caulfield on February 8, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      Can we please talk about those leggings? I need those ❤️

      • Fitnessista on February 9, 2021 at 11:45 am

        they’re the takara shine from carbon38! my code is GINAHAR for 15% off 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2021 at 11:45 am

      yay that’s so great to hear. i’m excited about it!

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