Friday Faves

 Hi friends! Happy Friday and helllloooooo from Tucson! It feels SO GOOD to be home and with the fam. It’s been a lot of fun watching Livi giggle with her nanas and introduce P to the relatives. I wouldn’t say the flight here was stress free, but we made it. 😉 Looking forward to an amazing weekend ahead.


For now, it’s time for the usual Friday Faves! It’s always fun to shout out some of the things I’ve read, wore, laughed at, and ate this week. As always, please feel free to join the party and share anything you’re loving in the comments section.

Paddleboarding 5

A major highlight of this week was hanging out with our friend Lindy. She came into town this week so we met up for paddle boarding, shopping and barre.

W lindy

You should have seen us trying to fit both paddleboards into my car. It was pretty hilarious.


We paddled for an hour around Mission Bay, chatting and enjoying the perfect weather. It’s such a great way to catch up with friends. I saw a JELLYFISH while we were SUPping -thank goodness it wasn’t a larger creature- and we got a pretty killer arm workout pushing against the current on the way back.

Paddleboarding 4

(Wearing these shorts; on super sale at MyHabit)

An interesting post. (Strong language, but makes you think.)

Get in my face.

The ultimate guide to the new Liberty Station Public Market.

This cover up is even more amazing in person. The fabric is like swimsuit material, and it’s super light. I can already tell I’ll be living in it.

Maaji goodies

Ok, so I hate dinosaurs (like I’m petrified of them) but I loved this video.

I’ve been wanting clogs for over a year now, but have heard they take a while to break in. Does anyone have these?

Cowgirl Livi! During the auction for her school, we got a special day trip for her to visit a beloved teacher’s ranch. She got to ride a tractor, see the cows and pigs, and ride a horse. She was in heaven. Little miss has a special place in her heart for horses and it’s something I definitely want to help her cultivate.

Cowgirl livi

Common nutrition myths.

Holler to Colleen who posted this on my Facebook wall. The best Zumba parody I’ve seen in a while, and song is catchy as heck haha.

Lavender ‘buch. It’s not quite as fizzy as some of the other flavors, but I love the burst of lavender flavor.


(Wearing the new Alta. I really like it so far!)

These bird nests are so cute!

A great article to encourage reading, babbling, and simple play with kiddos.

Pump dat iron.

Pizza Port kale salad, grilled chicken leftovers from home, and wine, natch.

Kale salad

Non-meat sources of protein.

Cardio exercises you can do in your living room.

And now, the Miss P smile of the day. 🙂

Smiley p 2

Happy happy Friday friends!




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  1. Kelly on March 25, 2016 at 6:21 am

    what about that swimsuit, is it from myhabit also? I love it! but the bottoms look super skimpy…are they? can you send the link?

  2. Amy on March 25, 2016 at 6:50 am

    love that bag, Tucson Arizona USA, where is it from if you know? So cool to hear the joy in your post to be with your fam back “home:) Happy Easter to you and yours!

    • Candy Horton on March 25, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Yes, please share where you found that bag! ??

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2016 at 9:02 am

      My friend Emily sells them through her store fine life co (they’re on insta @finelifeco). I know that she’s doing another batch of these bags soon. They’re huge and so well made

      • Amy on March 25, 2016 at 11:34 am

        Cool! thanks:)

  3. Cassie on March 25, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Huge sleep training success with the baby! Hurray!

  4. Sana on March 25, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Things I love in this post: P’s smile. Your booty in the first pic. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Haha thank you!

  5. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on March 25, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Take me paddle boarding!!! Haha!

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Come to SD!

  6. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on March 25, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I love the daily P smile! 😀 Happy Friday!

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Thank you! Happy Friday!

  7. sam @ Barrister's Beet on March 25, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Your SUP adventure looks so fun! SD is so beautiful, too. Have a great weekend!

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Hope you have a great one too!

  8. Cara on March 25, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Have fun in Tucson! Love, love, love that pic of Livi, so sweet! My SIL has a paddle board and wanted me to try it, the lake we were on was murky and gross and no way in hell am I going to fall into that crud!!! Love P’s smile of the day!! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Hahah no way!!
      Happy Friday

  9. Heather @ Life In Leggings on March 25, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Oh my gosh, I had a similar field trip and photo when I was in pre-K. My mom still has it framed in our house at home! Love it. Enjoy the weekend in AZ! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2016 at 8:56 am

      That is so cute. Hope you guys have a great weekend!

  10. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 25, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Oh isn’t Liv adorable! Have so much fun in Tucson. Visit La Encantada for me!

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Oh I will!!! Xoxo

  11. Julie on March 25, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Oh I’m so jealous of the paddleboarding! The Lulumon post was very eye-opening. We don’t have a Lulu store here, but I don’t know that I’d shop there now. I won’t darken the doors of Abercrombie for the same reason. Love the ranch trip you got for Liv at her auction! What a fabulous idea! And I challenge anyone to scroll over P’s Smile of the Day & not grin yourself. <3 Have a great time in Tucson! Can't wait to hear all about it.

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Like the author, I keep giving them another chance but hear things like this. I’ve been hanging out at Lorna Jane a lot more 🙂
      Thank you! She had so much fun. Happy Friday!

  12. Sara S on March 25, 2016 at 9:09 am

    On the clog note…I have these, Lotta From Stockholm Swedish Clogs, from amazon and LOVE them! The price is great and I didn’t feel like they took tooooo long to break in.

    • Fitnessista on March 25, 2016 at 10:26 am

      oh amazing! i was looking at those, too. how is the sizing?

      • Sara S on March 28, 2016 at 12:43 pm

        this was from a couple of days ago but I usually wear a size 7 shoe and got a size 38 🙂 The shipping took a little while…maybe 2 weeks?

        • Fitnessista on March 28, 2016 at 5:59 pm

          awesome- thanks, girl!

  13. Tracy on March 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I love how P looks like she’s reaching out for a big hug!!

    Hope you have a blessed Easter!

  14. Amanda @ Exploring Life & Things on March 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Ahh I love paddle boarding! So much fun. Have a great weekend!

  15. Cara's Healthy Cravings on March 25, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I love SUP dates!
    Have you tried paddle board yoga yet? It adds a fun and sometimes hilarious challenge into the mix 🙂 Happy weekend to you and your fam.

  16. april on March 25, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    the photo of cowgirl livi is the sweetest thing ever!

    hope you enjoy your weekend with family in tucson. 🙂

  17. Jess on March 26, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Love that photo of Livi and the horse! She looks so proud of herself/excited! It’s adorable!

  18. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on March 27, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Looks like an awesome trip. Love the cover-up and have to try the Lavender ‘buch!

  19. Christy L. on March 28, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Interesting article about Lululemon. My husband loves the men’s yoga shorts from there, and wears them all the time. I’m currently a size 10, and I hate going in there. After all the controversy with the see-through pants, I’m embarrassed to even walk in the door. It would probably be fine, but I just don’t even want to deal with trying things on somewhere and having to deal with the possibility that nothing in the store would fit me. I’ve lost about 25 pounds and hopefully will continue to lose weight, but I don’t know if I will ever shop there. For whatever reason, it’s always given me the impression of, “you’re not quite good enough to shop here.” Maybe that’s my own issue, but it’s enough that I’ll spend my money elsewhere.

    • Fitnessista on March 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      i feel like the vibe has definitely gotten weird. it didn’t used to be like that

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