Friday Faves

Hey friends! Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. The kids have had a few half days in a row for school, so it’s been a little less on the productivity front, but I’ve been loving take them out to lunch, to the park, and on some extra adventures. Today, we’re meeting up with the Pilot at the air show. The rest of the weekend should be pretty chill. We’re watching Harry Potter 6 (getting close!), heading to a friend’s house for dinner, and enjoying the beautiful Tucson weather. I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend ahead, too!

Friday Faves 11.5

Some Halloween pics:

Family Halloween pics - Friday Faves 11.5

dogs Halloween costumes

(We tried taking pics of the guinea pigs in their costumes, but it was a giant fail. Donut’s was too small on her – she’s HUGE, like a furry football haha – and Cookie scampered out of her Wonder Woman costume in .2 seconds.) 

pumpkin lanterns - Friday Faves 11.5

Read, watch, listen:

This made me laugh so hard. We need a new dance movie!

Everyday ways we show kids we love them.

Why it’s important to prioritize happiness.

I’m fascinated by the benefits of extreme temperatures, and this is an interesting study about the body’s ability to adapt and its effect on brown fat. (I’m totally going to use our pool as a cold plunge once it gets a little chillier!)

Fitness + good eats:

Pumpkin pie pudding

Exciting news on the fitness front: I’m going to be having a birthday promo next week on fitness plans! If you’re looking for something new – either to start now, or to save until the new year – stay tuned for more details. It’s the first time I’ve ever done this, and I’m excited to share some of my top fitness plans with you at a sweet 50% off discount. 

Some weeknight dinner inspiration.

Try this dance cardio and strength combo!

Fashion + beauty:

I’ve been posting more items on my Poshmark (lots of athletic clothes) if you want to check it out here!

Sakara Beauty chocolates! I’ve raved about these on the blog before, and while I don’t know how *well* they work, I admit that they bring me a bit of joy each morning. (I love a little chocolate bite with my morning coffee!) Check them out here and my code XOGINAH gets you 20% off the Sakara site. 

If you’ve been wanting this cute Paige sweater, runnnnnnnnnnnn here! I got this in a recent Trunk Club and sent it back because of the price ($250). I instantly regretted it and decided to finally buy it. It’s 65% off now! Here is the link – they still have quite a few sizes available. It’s in pink here, too. 

Trunk Club try-on

Happy Friday friends!



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  1. Nadya on November 5, 2021 at 9:18 am

    I noticed your very beautiful LV purse that you often carry- I’m interested in treating myself to one for the my 40th birthday this year but it would be a huge spendy gift! I can afford it but have never bought a luxury bag before. What’s you take: worth it? I would love to hear your thoughts on it and if you could share a “what’s in my purse” post. I’m a Mom to a 7yo so way beyond the diaper phase but sometimes I am still her mama Sherpa and carry little things for her.

    • Fitnessista on November 10, 2021 at 10:22 pm

      hi! I’m so sorry i wrote back to you in my brain and not in real life 😉
      YES. so so worth it. i wear it almost every day and the quality is amazing. my tip would be to definitely go to the store so you can see them in person and try on different ones. the one i originally bought online wasn’t the right fit/style, so i ended up exchanging it in the store

  2. Melissa Caulfield on November 5, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Could you do a blog on your hair?!!! Gorgeous!!!

  3. Christy on November 11, 2021 at 1:35 am

    your shoes paired with the paige turtleneck? they look fabulous! where are they from?? thank you!

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