Friday Faves

Hi hi! Happy Friday! Hope you’ve had a wonderful week. It’s gone by in a blur – we were in Phoenix last weekend for a competition and were back in time for Sunday brunch with friends.

The Ventana Blues and Brews brunch is still a fave all of these years later.

(Liv has been enjoying Ventana brunch since she was 9 months old)

The rest of the week has been filled with 1:1 appointments, podcast interviews, a fun lunch with my Bible study group, and getting ready for the weekend. Hope your weekend is full of fun and relaxation.

Speaking of relaxation, if you’ve been wanting a sauna blanket, now is the time! HigherDOSE kindly offered a 20% off discount code through 5/4! Just head here and enter FITNESSISTA20 for 20% sitewide (exc full-size saunas, bundles, and subscriptions), including the PEMF Go Mat, Red Light Face mask, and beloved sauna blanket. I sleep so well when I use it and it gives me an awesome sweat. I recommend the blanket insert, too, if you decide to go for it – it makes cleanup super easy.

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

Friday Faves 4.28

Read, watch, listen:

Check out this week’s podcast episode here! We chatting all about the importance of nasal breathing and proper tongue posture.

Really enjoying the comments section on this one.

So many potential benefits of yoga here.

My Spanish has been slowly dwindling – if you don’t use it, ya lose it- so I’ve been listening to this podcast more frequently to brush up on things.

Fashion + beauty:

SO much cute stuff from Vuori lately. I love their clothes for workouts but also for casual every day clothes and traveling. Their joggers and jumpsuits are my very fave, and I recently got some more tanks, shorts, and leggings.

Since tarte got rid of my go-to eyeshadow primer, I’d been struggling to find a replacement. This one is excellent. It doesn’t irritate my eyes and makes shadows last much longer.

Ok, this is wild, but have you guys had your “colors done?” Apparently you can hire an expert to tell you which colors are best suited for your hair, eyes, and skin tone, but there are also free tools online. I used this one and found out I’m Deep Winter. It totally makes sense, because many of these are colors I tend to gravitate toward anyway. It was very interesting!

Photo source

Fitness + good eats:

(from dinner at Bottega Michaelangelo)

I got to take two fitness classes while we were in Phoenix last weekend. I enjoyed a Lagree class at BURN – Lagree kills me in the best way – and my first class at Row House. At F45, I’m only really used to rowing for a max of one minute at a time, so it was very challenging to do much longer row segments. I definitely felt it in my arms and core afterwards!


This workout onesie. It was perfect for hot yoga! The fabric is super soft and stretchy, but still a little bit of compression. It’s only $20 right now, too.

I’d love to hear about any of your food, fitness, or fashion faves from the week.

Happy Friday, friends!



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  1. Sven on January 29, 2023 at 1:49 am

    Really great. That lentil coconut curry soup sounds delicious! Your ingredient list is the perfect balance of flavors and I can imagine the aroma and taste of the soup. I especially love the addition of ginger, which adds a warm and spicy dimension to the dish.

    I’m excited to try your recipe, but I was thinking of adding a twist to it by incorporating some sweet potatoes into the mix. Sweet potatoes would not only add a touch of sweetness to the soup, but also add some extra nutrition and creaminess. I think it would pair perfectly with the lentils, coconut milk, and other ingredients.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe with the world, it’s amazing to see people experimenting and creating new dishes in the kitchen.

  2. Katie on April 28, 2023 at 7:18 am

    Love the españolistos podcast! Andrea and Nate are based in Nashville, where I live, and I went to one of their in-person workshops a while back. They are seriously THE nicest people and Andrea is an awesome teacher!

    • Fitnessista on April 28, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      oh no way! that is amazing!! they seem like they’re super nice and totally agree that andrea is an amazing teacher

  3. Keri on April 28, 2023 at 9:18 am

    I can totally see Deep winter on you! I’m a soft summer. I’ve had my colors done through created colorful. It’s an online color consulting business. I’m about to have mine done through House of Colour in Scottsdale which is in person and supposedly more accurate (we will see!) I love all things color! It’s the rabbit
    hole I went down in 2020 when everyone else was learning to bake bread

    • Fitnessista on April 28, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      ahh that is awesome! lmk how house of colour is in scottsdale – i actually googled it and stumbled upon them when i was going down the rabbit hole myself 🙂 it would be fun to do one of these weekends while we’re up there

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