Friday Faves 6.16

Hi friends! Happy Friday! What’s going on this weekend? We’re heading off on a trip – check out IG stories for all the details over the next couple of weeks – but it will still be blog business as usual over here. I have a new beauty DIY post coming on Monday!

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It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my fave 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 6.16

Community Detox Coming July 10th

If you feel like you’re ready for a little reset, join us for a community detox starting on July 10th. This is my 4th time completing the detox and it’s something I do quarterly in my routine to help remove toxicities, restore deficiencies, improve my sleep, energy, and digestion. I always feel like a million bucks when it’s over!

SO many of you joined me last time, so I wanted to invite you to join in if you’d like to go for another round. The fun starts July 10, so you can order your kit now and you’ll be ready to go. (Use FITNESSISTA10)

Community Detox | Friday Faves 6.16

Here’s more about this 7-day detox:

– It’s a liver-based detox to help reset your body, provide a break from digesting heavy foods, and potentially help your body eliminate toxins that we accumulate from our environment. It includes functional medicine ingredients and Ayurvedic herbs to support phase 1 and 2 liver detoxification.

– It’s nutrition-focused. It includes the POWERHOUSE Daily Nutritional Support powder (which I’ve had in my smoothies for many months and notice a difference in how I feel when I drink this smoothie), and meal guidelines for the remaining meals. The goal is to NOT have your body depleted of nutrients during the process.

– It can potentially help with weight loss along with anti-aging, and total body wellness.

– It’s only 7 days! When I first started working with a naturopath (back in the old days! It was like 2010), he had me do a month-long detox that was similar in format (but did not include the Ayurvedic supplements). It’s so much easier to do for 7 days, and I feel like my results were even better from the extra nutritional support. (The first two days are supplements and smoothies only – I typically add in some berries – and on day 3, you add in nutrient-dense meals using their meal guideline/template.)

Ayurvedic supplements | Friday Faves 6.16

It’s also very flexible; many people start the plan on day 3 (smoothie in the am, vegan lunch, Paleo dinner) and have excellent results.

Here’s some feedback from friends who have completed the detox:

Community Detox feedback

Community Detox feedback

Community Detox results

If you’d like to join in, you can click this link and enter FITNESSISTA for 10% your program! You can also STACK FITNESSISTA10 with any current EquiLife promos through June 30. I use and love the Daily Nutritional Supplement, the chocolate whole food bars, the Universal Binder, eye health supplement, and the Omega 3.

Once you sign up, join our virtual wellness group so we can stay connected and support each other along the way. Detox starts July 10!

If you have questions about the program, check out this Instagram Live I did with Dr. Cabral going over some of the top questions. If you have questions, please leave a comment or send me an email and I’d love to help!

Read, watch, listen:

Liv has ready The Diary of Anne Frank, so we watched A Little Light together on Disney+. It was heartbreaking, inspiring, heartwarming, and very well done. We only had to skip a couple of scenes, but I’m so glad we watched it together.

Check out this week’s podcast episode about being your own health advocate.

Just for kicks:

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Fashion + beauty:

New Amazon set! I have this one in black (I accidentally threw it in the washer and it shrank…) and love it. They have so many colors and it fits so well. It also looks way more expensive than it is! Link is here.

Amazon set | Friday Faves 6.16

Since I’m glasses-bound and eye makeup-free for at least another month or so, I’ve been doing a bolder lipstick. I picked up this one at Sephora when I was feeling pretty down and blah – I’ll post an update on the eye situation when I’m on the other side. Thankfully, they’re healthy and not infected but it’s been 3 weeks of redness and inflammation every day when I wake up – and it was a good little pick-me-up.

Fitness, health, + good eats:

 Non-alcoholic margarita.

Interesting studies coming out about taurine.

This is the best bug spay! I’m always sketched out by bug spray ingredients and this one from NOW has great ingredients and actually works. (You can use my code FITNESSISTA20 for 20% off.)

Happy Friday, friends!


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  1. Erin on June 16, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    What is your eye diagnosis? I suddenly had severe blepharitis at age 35 and now recurrent corneal erosions in my 40s. Thankfully I had LASIK years ago so no glasses to worry about losing but I am super pale with whitish blonde invisible eyelashes so when I have flareups… I really miss eye makeup. However- my advice to you is if it’s going to be a recurring eye issue, learn to feel comfortable just as you are- it’s so freeing and nobody is judging us when our eyes aren’t done up the way we think they should be 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 16, 2023 at 6:29 pm

      i’ve had conflicting opinions from doctors, but the most recent one thinks that something in the environment is fueling the inflammation + residual virus from when i had viral pink eye two months ago. i’ve always been terrified of lasik but now i wish i would have done it years ago!
      thank you for this — i’ve been having a hard time. it seems silly because they’re just glasses, but i’ve worn contacts since i was 11 and definitely don’t feel like myself. it’s hard for me to see, work out, or be productive in them and i feel like i don’t know how to dress myself lol

  2. Kim on June 17, 2023 at 9:26 am

    I relate! Same! Contacts since 6th grade…with glasses, i feel like the world hasn’t turned the lights on, I can’t fully wake up, forget if you’re trying to get me to see something in my periphery & YES low productivity! Never heard anyone say the same & so glad to relate to someone on something that kinda feels like vanity lol. Hang in there and hoping for “brighter” days for ya very soon!!

    • Fitnessista on June 17, 2023 at 11:52 pm

      you articulated it perfectly: like the world hasn’t turned the lights on. it’s comforting to know someone else feels the same way – thank you!

      • Carrie on June 23, 2023 at 11:37 am

        Totally in agreement with this. Don’t force me to wear my glasses after 9AM. I feel like I can’t wake up, drive, or become a contributing member of society until my contacts are in! I’m sorry you’re dealing with this. It feels hard in the moment. One day you’ll look back and it will just be a blip on the radar, but feeling frustrated right now is warranted and understandable. Hang in there Gina!

        • Ann on July 7, 2023 at 8:53 am

          Hi Gina, I haven’t caught all of your posts about your eye issues so if this isn’t applicable please disregard… I recently discovered hypochlorous acid spray for disinfecting. I bought it as a wound disinfectant but learned it’s great for eye issues. Used it on my 2yo to clear up a persistent inflamed eyelid. Apparently it’s the same chemical our white blood cells generate to disinfect our body. And it doesn’t burn at all.

          • Fitnessista on July 7, 2023 at 1:20 pm

            Thank you so much for chiming in. I have some of this (the SteriLid spray) and forgot about it. When I was using it, my eyes did look a bit better – I’ve kept a Google doc of everything I’ve tried. It’s a massive science experiment. I’m going to use it again for the next few nights. Thank you for the reminder!

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