Friday Faves

Hi guys! Happy Friday <3

I missed you yesterday! I had to go MIA because I really had no business publishing anything to the world. The Pilot had three night flights in a row, which usually is NBD, but I didn’t end up sleeping much. Yesterday was a blur in zombie mode -and during Liv’s naptime, all I could do was take my contacts out and try to sleep- but I’m feeling better today ๐Ÿ™‚

Some faves from the week:

ย Another class at Barre3 underground! I can’t wait for the studio to officially open here in Tucson. I’ll likely be in San Diego by that time, but I’m excited to take classes when I visit.



The evolution of hip hop dancing. So good.ย 

Livi’s little Djembe drum. I’ll try to get a video– it’s the sweetest thing ever when she plays the drum and sings.ย 

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African Tribal “Let It Go” cover + the one by the Piano Guys. Both give me the chills every time.

A surprise package from Reebok. They sent me some of their spring gear to try out– love the bright colors! ๐Ÿ™‚


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These sandals. I’m in looooooove… and Tucson’s spring-ish weather has been tempting me.

10 foods that are consumed in America but banned in other countries.

50 tips you need before your next PCS. We’ll definitely be using these! I especially love the scrapbook paper tip.

A spray tan. Last time I got one was in college (and I forgot that whole “stand with your legs apart” instruction so I had white stripes down my legs) but since I had a Groupon and have photos this weekend I decided to go for it. Only slightly orange ๐Ÿ˜‰

New research supporting the fact that exercise, a healthy diet and weight can help reduce cancer risk. We all knew these things, but it’s nice to have further proof ๐Ÿ™‚

What are you up to this weekend? Any fun fitness events? Races? Shenanigans?

Have a wonderful weekend!


PS. Congratulation to the Polar Loop winner, Allison Y.! Hope you enjoy your handy new fitness tracker. The winner has been emailed <3

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  1. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit on February 21, 2014 at 11:29 am

    You’re so lucky to get some new Reebok goods! My weekend will include a lot of ‘me’ time, such as, workouts, trying coconut oil in my hair, shopping for blog props and photographing a new recipe!

  2. Amber Schumann on February 21, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I’m glad you gave yourself a little break yesterday! Always deserved, mama.

    In other news, I’m currently browsing Zulily’s deals and am DYING for the Ay Caramba collection. Thought of you and the little one. Friday Faves worthy for shizzle. I wish I could claim some kind of Hispanic background so that I could get one of everything for Baylie. Oh, who cares…. she and I both can’t go a week without a burrito and some spicy salsa ๐Ÿ˜‰ That counts, right?!?!

    “Fiesta like there’s no manana” and “Como te llamas” are officially in the shopping cart.

    Happy Friday!!

  3. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on February 21, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Happy Friday! Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Christine@ Apple of My Eye on February 21, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Love all the bright and colorful workout gear! Wish I had a big sport company sending me free clothes haha ;)! Maybe one day!

    Hope you have a more restful day today love <3. HAPPY FRIDAY!

  5. Chicago Jogger on February 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I love those Reebok outfits – coral is my favorite:) I should put on a cheery color on this cold Chicago day!

  6. Michelle on February 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    OMG that sports bra. I love it so much. I might need it for hot yoga. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Caitlyn@BareandBalanced on February 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I loveeee barre3. I live in Canada so there are no studios anywhere!what’s is your favorite online program??

  8. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on February 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    We have a barre3 opening near us soon and I’m excited to try it! This weekend is Sweaty Saturday, a day when fitness studios team up to offer fitness classes to support charity. I’m excited to be participating! Have a nice weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jackie on February 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Love the rebok Gear!

  10. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on February 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I’m going to yoga tomorrow and I have a first date on Sunday.

  11. Megan @ TheSkinny-Life on February 21, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I’ve was taking Barre class in Phoenix. I had to stop temporarily to rehab from my foot injury, but hoping to start soon again. Love the Tory Burch shoes! Nordstrom Rack always has great deals on her shoes. I love the new Reebok threads. The orange is so vibrant & spring happy. Enjoy your weekend!

  12. Tracy on February 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    TGIF!! We’re going out on a fun night out with old friendsโ€ฆthe best! Looking forward to mexican food and margs along with the great company!

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Rhiannon @ Bound to be a Buckeye on February 21, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    When my husband has a different schedule and is gone at night, I can’t sleep. I always think I’ll get used to it, but each time I’m flipping to Nick at Nite so I can avoid scary movie previews that will further stress me out while I’m alone!! =) I love Livi’s little drum. I hope you guys have a great weekend!

  14. Cassie Vaughn on February 21, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Any recommendations for barre DVDs or online workouts? I love a text workout I have, but I vastly prefer following along to a workout!! I’d love 20 minutes to 1 hour workouts.

  15. Cheryl on February 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Gina,
    Luv your blog, I read it daily! I was curious what are you using for a laptop. I remember you use to have Pinky and you had to get a new one. I thought I remembered that you switched to a MacBook, but not sure. I need to get a new laptop myself.
    Thanks, C.

  16. Michelle @ 3cheaprunners on February 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    The brighter the better – so totally diggin’ that new workout gear!

  17. april on February 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    your spray tan story reminded me of a major “oops” moment i had the day before my senior prom. you know that episode of friends where ross forgets to turn around in the tanning booth and ends up completely orange? well, i forgot to turn around during my spray tan, except i didn’t turn orange (thank goodness!) and ended up with a decent tan. it’s still a funny story, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    have a wonderful weekend! <3

  18. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on February 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I think I have the same exact weights as you! Are they from Target??

  19. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on February 21, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Love the colors of their new clothes! They look awesome! Glad you listened and gave yourself a rest yesterday.

  20. Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} on February 21, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I love all your favorites! I am really loving the coral color of Reebok! I am crazy about coral, can’t wait to hear how they work when working out! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  21. Alex @ Kenzie Life on February 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Livi playing the drum has to be adorable! I hope that you get some rest this weekend and enjoy yourself! I’m going to my 3 yr old niece’s Tinkerbell Party tonight, Pure Barre tomorrow morning, and then I’m holing up in my apartment to get massive amounts of school work and work work done. Ahh the weekend…the time I catch up on all the important stuff I didn’t have time to get done during the week!

  22. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on February 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I love Barre3! I bought the 28 to Great package through a Living Social deal and have been thoroughly enjoying it! The instructors are great and they have so many modification options that plenty of us injured people can still do it!

    I also love the word shenanigans. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Catalina @ Baby on Board on February 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I have to get that drum for my baby boy when he is a little older!

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      he will love it! we are having way too much fun with that thing ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on February 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Love the cute clothes from Reebok! I haven’t tried Barre yet, but it is on my radar. We are finally getting some decent weather in NJ this weekend so I hope to get outside. Even if it is just for a walk. Enjoy your weekend!

  25. Tracy on February 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I do something similar to the scrapbook idea when we PCS. Instead of paper, I stick a neon colored sticker – label size- on the box (I get them at Wal-Mart). It makes things so much easier. Second favorite PCS tip. Put all of your silverware, serving utensils, pens, pencils, crayons, scissors, random small things from your junk drawer, into a basket, tray, something that will hold them in one place (dollar stores are great for these things), then saran wrap around that thing a bunch. The movers will then pop that little wrapped package into the box and on the other side all you have to do is cut the plastic off, and viola! Not only does it save you from unwrapping 100 individually wrapped whatevers, it also means you don’t have to re-wash things as you are the one who sealed them up! Anything to minimize the stress of a PCS! Have a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      BRILLIANT. thank you!!!

  26. Bri on February 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Ohhh… that new workout gear is super cute!

  27. Abi@AbsofSteel on February 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I love the colors of the spring workout clothing reebok sent you, so pretty! Wish it was actually spring already though.

  28. Ashley @ Brocblog on February 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    A race on Sunday and those sandles are adorable!

  29. joelle (on a pink typewriter) on February 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    There’s a Barre3 and Pure Barre here in SD! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it, despite being an ungraceful runner.

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      whoo hoo!!! i’ve done pure barre there but not barre 3 ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Sado Training on February 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Mud Runs are my new favorite thing. Did a Warrior Race in Puerto Vallarta a couple of weeks ago. A blast and a challenge!

  31. Kim @ FITsique on February 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Loving the coral , Reebok! Have a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      thank you, you too!

  32. Melissa on February 21, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Awesome PCS link! Thx! My hubs has been working nights this week too… Between a 13 month old that doesn’t sleep, pregnancy insomnia and him working I’ve been getting 0 sleep.

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      ugh it throws my schedule entirely offโ€ฆ it must be so much harder pregnant and with a little one, too! i usually can’t fall asleep until i know he’s home (or at least on the deck from flying) and then i’m awake until he gets home. and then i can’t fall asleep. night weeks are the worst!

  33. Amanda on February 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I want to take a barre class some day.

  34. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on February 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Those sandals are gorgeous! And I love all the color Reebok sent you, so fun!

  35. Diana on February 21, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Oh gosh. That list of banned food? Such an eye opener.

    OMGosh at the African Tribal Let It Go cover. That little girl reminds me of a little Christina Aguilera! Amazing!

    Happy Friday!

  36. Livi on February 21, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Disney Princess Half in Orlando for me!!

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2014 at 11:33 pm

      oh good luck!! have a blast!

  37. Yaara Leve on February 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I loooove that video. Will Smith is such a good dancer! Have a great weekend girl!!

  38. Rachelle on February 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Just finished a PCS from California to Virginia and everything on that PCS post is great advice!!
    And there is a Barre3 studio in UTC/La Jolla…love it and miss it!

  39. Rachel on February 21, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Yoga for my Friday workout. Noodle city in the best way possible ๐Ÿ˜€

  40. Zaneta @ Runner's Luck on February 22, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Love your spiffy new Reebok gear! I’m a sucker for bright colors! Almost all of my workout gear are bright colors but almost all of my dress/work clothes are dark colored… How weird right?!
    No shenanigans this weekend for me.. Just work!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  41. Annalisa on February 22, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I am glad I read that article about the foods in the US vs other countries. What is wrong with the FDA, what is wrong with Americans? We need to make a change and fast. I love the sportsbra!!! I have an 18 month old and when he sings it is the best. I love their little voices!!!

  42. Deann on February 22, 2014 at 10:38 am

    The daily burn posted a link to your burpie post this morning!

  43. Leanne on February 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I am also loving spray tans! I too hadn’t done it since college, and found a groupon and gave it a shot. I loved it! They’ve changed so much since then (9 years) and looks way more natural, and I got SO many compliments.

  44. Jackie on February 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Love the Reebok gear! The colors inspire me ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Jennie on February 24, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Elliptical intervals

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