Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday <3 Thank you so much for sharing your experiences on the family page, and for your love and support on the wine date post. It’s can be nerve-wracking to go out on a limb, but I’m always glad when I do. I’ve felt a lot of mixed emotions over the past month, and your comments have been very healing to me. I hope to you know how much I appreciate you, and cheers to you for being so lovely and awesome.

To those of you who recommended Katy Bowman: I’m on it! This has been sitting on my nightstand for the past few days, and I’m just now getting to crack it open. I can already tell that Katy is a powerhouse, and I’m so thankful to her for sharing her knowledge with the masses. I hardly know her, and I’m already obsessed with her.

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So… IT’S THE WEEKEND! What are you up to? Anything exciting going on? MIL, SIL, and our niece and nephew and here visiting, and it’s been wonderful to have them in town.

MIL with all of her grand girls. 🙂


We’ll be spending some time at the beach and zoo, along with eating our way around San Diego. I love when fam is in town. 

Some faves from the week and around the web:

Getting my “p” ring! Any fellow stress shoppers out there? I was at the hospital, and I ordered some headbands for the girls from Etsy, along with a “p” ring to stack on top of my “o.” I was so excited to see the same seller is still making them!

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Takeout from The Joint. This is the Kahuna of Tuna roll, which is spicy tuna, avocado, and all the spicy things.

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Why I never wear shoes in the house.

7 calorie scorching kettlebell moves.

Twins with noodle.

Me and noodle


Meditation FTW.

PLSC is starting Yoga Teacher Training again in March. This is where I did my teacher training, and it changed my life. You can check out more about my experience here!

Winter Shape Up starts Monday! I’ll see you here bright and early Monday morning with all of the details, and Anne has all of the meal plan details up here for Week 1. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you will get the workouts this weekend, and I’ll also post them in our Facebook group. 

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Happy Friday, friends!!



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  1. Lana on January 22, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Hi gena! This post makes me wonder what your fav fitness books are or ones that you’ve enjoye!

  2. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on January 22, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Hope you have a fun weekend! Family time is always good medicine for healing. 🙂

  3. Amanda on January 22, 2016 at 7:22 am

    I’ve been meaning to take a meditation class, and the article you linked to just confirmed that I NEED to! 😀

  4. Laura @ SheEatsWell on January 22, 2016 at 7:35 am

    1. P’s hair is beautiful! 2. Obsessed with La Croix!!!!!

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      i thought i might be sick of it after the pregnancy, because i had 1-2 a day but nope. still need one every day haha

  5. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on January 22, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Hi Gina! Happy Friday to you! Enjoy your weekend. And super sorry to read about your current situation … sending some good thoughts your way for recovery. As always, I’m sure you’ve reached so many women who are dealing with the same thing and will be glad to know they aren’t alone. 🙂

  6. Jennifer on January 22, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Will you please sign me up for the newsletter?

  7. Samantha on January 22, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Those rings are so cute! And…I need to start meditating! Any resources on how to start?

  8. Tracy on January 22, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Have a fun family weekend!!

    Excited for WSU on Monday 🙂

  9. Amanda @ Exploring Life & Things on January 22, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Those rings are adorable! Etsy has the cutest stuff. Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. Jessie R on January 22, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Love the mom and daughter twinning! She looks too happy and cute :), just like her mom :)! Your MIL looks so happy to be with all her grandkids! Hope your weekend is great!

  11. Sheena @ Paws and Pavement on January 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    That tuna roll looks amazing and now I’m craving sushi! Thanks a lot, 🙂

    Going out to dinner tomorrow night to celebrate the hubby’s birthday, yay! We don’t eat out often so it will be a fun treat.

  12. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on January 22, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I love those P and O rings!

  13. Sara on January 22, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Love those rings!

    Sara | Lipstick, Lattes & Lunges

  14. Masala Girl on January 22, 2016 at 5:58 pm


  15. Yaara Leve on January 22, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I’m glad you’re feeling better beauty!! And those rings are lovely–sweet reminder for when you look down at your hand and think of your girls! And that pic of your MIL is priceless! And hello! I seriously can’y believe how big Livi is! She is turning into such a beautiful little lady!

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      thank you so much <3 hope you have a great weekend!

  16. Samantha T on January 22, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    So weird that you mentioned Katy Bowman today! I am currently in training to become a Barre3 instructor and at our training session today the master trainer talked about Katy! She said she is brilliant but totally radical, like doesn’t have normal furniture and sleeps on a wood thing with no pillow haha. Let us know what you take from the book! 🙂 sending well wishes your way!

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      thank you so much! i am loving it so far. it’s a compilation of the first 5 years of her blog posts, but they’re organized by subject

  17. Paolo U on January 23, 2016 at 2:41 am

    The little kid you are holding is so cute.

  18. Joni on January 23, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Yay for Katy! 😉 Alignment Matters is awesome but a lot to get through. Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain is an awesome starter – a nice high level. And to another commenter – Katy is totally way out there lol. I take her ideas and fit them to my life but I certainly haven’t gotten rid of furniture and all that lol. Gina I’m so excited to see what you discover through her, hope you’ll share <3

  19. Cassie on January 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I am very excited for WSU. I also just wrapped up week 2 of HIIT it! Plus we’ve got some family in this weekend and now we are all snowed in! 8 inches!

  20. Jess @ Keeping It Real Food on January 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I’m such a stress-shopper! I’m actually on a shopping ban until March, kind of as a challenge to find new ways to deal. Haha apparently I am also a stress-cleaner. Hopefully when I refill all the empty space in my closets and cabinets it will be with things I buy in a much better state of mind!

  21. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats on January 23, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    omg the picture of you and Liv matching is adorable!! You two look so alike!

  22. Kristen on January 24, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    where do you find the Facebook group for the winter shape up series?

  23. Katherine on January 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Thanks Gina!! Love the rings and can’t wait for WSU! Already checked out the workouts ?

  24. Amanda on January 25, 2016 at 6:38 am

    OMG, now I want sushi. That looks delicious!

  25. Audie on January 25, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    If you love Katy put her name in the search bar in your podcast app….she has been interviewed on a bunch of different health podcasts and she is truly hilarious. I also really recommend the book “Becoming a Supple Leopard” by Dr. Kelly Starret….GAME CHANGER

  26. Katy H on January 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Stay strong, Mama! You’re doing great.

  27. Courtney B on January 27, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    KATY BOWMAN. Oh she’s the best. I’m reading her diastasis recti book right now. So good!

    • Fitnessista on January 27, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      i have a girl crush on her

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