Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? Any fun plans?

Don’t forget to enter the GapFit giveaway here!

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I’m excited because we’re off to San Jose for Fit Expo. I’ll be making some delicious treats in the Healthy Living Pavilion if you’d like to say hello. 🙂 The expo will be filled with tons of fitness and nutrition vendors, in addition to cooking demos, group exercise, competitions, and free samples. It’s going to be an awesome event!

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In standard Friday fashion, here are some faves from the week and around the web. I always love hearing what you’re eating, wearing, loving, too, so please join in the fun in the comments section if you would like! 🙂 

A Salad a Day in May continues! I haven’t done the best job this week photographing my extra greens, but here are a few! 

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It’s been easy for me to stick with this challenge and it’s something I think will become more of a habit. I love salads but sometimes don’t feel like chopping everything, but in reality, it only takes a few minutes. It’s also helpful to prep as much as possible for the week so that I can just grab lettuce, toppings, protein, shake with dressing, and eat. It’s a great reminder to get more greens and fresh produce into my life.

This cookie dough. <— find at Whole Foods!


I thought maybe I was a little overexcited about it, but nope. It’s perfect, and I love when you can taste a little bit of salt in cookies. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and VEGAN so you can eat as much dough as you want! (Not that it’s ever stopped us anyway haha.) Liv and I had some dough, then baked the rest.

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This salmon recipe. My friend Michele had raved about this recipe from Pinterest, and I had all of the ingredients on hand to make it. It was so so good. The spicy seasonings and avocado topping were an unexpected way to enjoy salmon, and we all went crazy for it. 

Salmon recipe

Being back in the gym! I’ve gotten in 3 solid workouts so far this week (with plans for one more today, and one tomorrow). I’ve been blasting through PBB workouts (mostly legs, intervals and core work) in addition to some cardio. It’s hard to believe that I’ll be back teaching a week from Sunday (wahoo!!) so I’m working on building up endurance. Muscles have an incredible way of remembering exercises and reps (with some extra soreness at first) but I find that for me, endurance is a little trickier to get back. It may take a few weeks for me to simultaneously ride a spin bike and yell without feeling like I’m going to die. 😉 

Pbb intervals

The earworm of the summer, and I’m obsessed with it.

Love this post for new moms + all of the wonderful comments.

Food secrets from Giada.

Rent the Runway Unlimited. I already gushed about it in this post, but it’s been so much fun to try out new designers and styles.

A collection of healthy dessert recipes.

We use coconut oil for everything, but got some new ideas here!

These post-workout peanut clusters look amazing.

Destroyed denim. I got a pair in my latest Stitch Fix shipment (similar to these), and have worn them so often lately. 

Whole wheat carrot cake muffins.

10 most fit cities in the US! Was excited to see SD as #10. There are so many diverse options for fitness activities here, whether you want to take a class, enjoy water sports, or exercise outdoors.

The P (and Liv) smile of the week! So stinkin’ cute.

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Happy Friday, friends!



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  1. Bethany on May 20, 2016 at 6:31 am

    I can’t believe how much bigger/older Penelope already looks! It’s amazing how quickly babies change!

  2. Tiffany @ Pop and Banter on May 20, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I am dying over the picture of Liv! She looks so old and her hair is amazing!

  3. Mari on May 20, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I’m so happy you are able to workout again! Not being able to workout is the absolute worst!! I see you are following your own workout plans, however, I thought you were working with a trainer?? Please do a post about working with a trainer! I would love to hear how working with a training plan helped you and was curious if you saw any strength/fitness gains. How was it training from afar and did you follow a meal plan?
    Thank you so much for your posts!! They are always so insightful and well thought out. You are an inspiration to us all.

  4. Erin @ Erin's Inside Job on May 20, 2016 at 7:54 am

    That cookie dough looks amazing. I’m prob just going to buy it to eat…or maybe go crazy and make cookie waffles out of it 🙂

  5. erin on May 20, 2016 at 7:59 am

    gahh liv looks like your mini me!!!adorable!

  6. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on May 20, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Yeah for working out again!!! I just started doing elliptical this month. I was on crutches 3 months last year and was so weak that I didn’t want to venture outside of spin and swimming until recently. Looking forward to some nice long walks outdoors this weekend now that I’m getting my land legs back.

  7. Gina on May 20, 2016 at 8:39 am

    OMG! Livi is beautiful!!! And thanks for including the P smiles – she is precious! Gina (from Mass)

  8. Jessie Reeves on May 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

    OH goodness the girls are too cute! That picture of the two of them, precious, frame worthy for sure! And that cookie dough, drool! I ate a whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy Cookies & PB ice cream last night, couldn’t stop :). Good thing I had some awesome workouts this week haha.

  9. Crystal on May 20, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Your girls look so happy! Very cute 🙂

    Awesome that you’re able to work out again, I know that’s important to you. I remember having to take a break when I sprained my ankle, I think I cried about it a few times. It’s emotional when you’re used to being able to do whatever you want.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  10. Sara @ Oats & Rows on May 20, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Liv is so grown up! ahh! Have fun at the expo!!

  11. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on May 20, 2016 at 10:44 am

    That last picture. <3 Happy Friday!

  12. Annie B on May 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    The San Jose Expo sounds so fun! You should check out San Pedro Square Market and Willow Glen while you’re in town! Willow Glen has Orangetheory and Barre3, too. 😉

  13. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on May 20, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Liv is just adorable. Looks like the cookie dough was a hit. xo Lauren

  14. Kari on May 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Love these fun links! Perfect for a Friday afternoon!

  15. marti on May 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    always love your links… thanks for the carrot cake muffin recipe link too – man i love carrot cake! 🙂

  16. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on May 20, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Hi lady! I’m on the fence about coming down to the Fit Expo tomorrow, but if I make it, I’ll be in the audience for your demo for sure. 🙂 Happy Friday! Safe travels!

  17. angie kilar on May 22, 2016 at 5:30 am

    I am with you on the not feeling like chopping salad everyday. I usually have one for dinner every night. I always tell myself I am going to prep the salad on sundays and put in individual baggies but I don’t. I am worried it will be bad by the time I eat it. 🙁 I may try it though.

    Love the pic of Liv cutting the cookie dough. She looks soo grown with her hair and her little bracelet.
    I need to find that cookie dough the next time I am at Whole Paycheck.

    You should check out Devotion Nutrition protein booth 1216. Their protein and flex flavors are amazing!!! I prefer it now over shakeology or anything else.

    That pic of the girls 😀 😀 😀

  18. masala girl on May 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    that dough looks INSANE. just got back, literally, from WF, so i guess i’ll have to make some!
    also, why cant i live somewhere with a fit festival?! hope it was awesome!

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