Friday Faves

 TGIFF. (<– yes, there is an extra “F” there.)

So excited for the weekend! When Livi wakes up, it will determine how the rest of the day will go. She’ll either wake up feeling much better (fingers crossed), or same/worse which means a visit to the ped is in order. I really hope the she wakes up feeling better and happy. It breaks my heart to see her miserable, and we all have a little bit of cabin fever.

Tonight we’re supposed to have dinner at my dad’s house, tomorrow will be my first run back in the game -my legs were a liiitle sore after last weekend- and Sunday, the girls are headed to Phoenix for my cousin’s baby shower. Then, the avalanche of traveling and moving stuff begins! Lots of stuff to look forward to. 

Some faves from the week: 

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-Tulips. I love the lilies and tulips that are in season this time of year. They’re also super inexpensive at TJs, so I’ll pick up a few bunches to have throughout the house.

-A surprise package from Moving Comfort. They sent me these printed crops,


a hot yoga tank, new sports bra and my favorite hoodie (in a gorgeous pink color) to try out. Love!


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-Pure talent: this girl speaks gibberish but uses authentic accents to demonstrate how foreign languages sound to outsiders.

-My Travolta-fied name is Georgia Harvey

-These veggie burgers! All veggie and brown rice flour. I left two in the fridge and froze the rest to reheat for quick lunches. They’re awesome on hamburger burns, or crumbled onto salads with avocado, chopped veggies and salsa.

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“Let it Go” on the Jimmy Fallon show. <– my favorite live version so far!

Whitney’s Soli Beat review! <3

Caitlin’s fantastic post about returning “to normal” after childbirth. I totally agree that it took me about a year to fully feel like myself again.

Any faves from the week? Blog posts from the web that you particularly loved? Please link away! 🙂

Have a very happy Friday <3



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  1. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on March 7, 2014 at 11:45 am

    My travoltified name is Benedict Bezeel. Ha!

    Love those tulips! Yellow makes me so happy!

  2. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More on March 7, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Where did you find those veggie burgers? I’m always looking for GOOD, clean veggie burgers. 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm


  3. Peggy on March 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Those veggie burgers look amazing (especially for my soy, dairy, and bean-free self)! Where did you find them?

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      costco! they come in a 12 pack 🙂

      • Peggy on March 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm

        Thanks! Trying not to drop everything and drive there now… 🙂

        • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm

          :)! let me know how you like them!

  4. joelle (on a pink typewriter) on March 7, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Yay for your upcoming move! Feels like spring here in SD (although let’s be real, I’m not sure “spring” ever left). 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      the weather there is always amazing! 🙂

  5. Jennifer on March 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    TGI- extra F – F is right!!! Great post, hope the little gal is back to herself today.
    Beautiful tulips.

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      <3 we went to the ped (she has an ear infection, poor girl) but is on the upswing!
      have a great weekend <3

  6. Jackie on March 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Loe the new workoutgear!!!

  7. Abi@AbsofSteel on March 7, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Favorite eat: piece of godiva chocolate. My dad surprised me with a little treat yesterday and it totally made my week.

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      your comment inspired me to pick up some chocolate 🙂 we were out for a couple of days, and it was tragic

      • Abi@AbsofSteel on March 7, 2014 at 6:24 pm

        haha, glad to help encourage a healthy addiction 😉

  8. Tracy on March 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I agree….TGIFF!!

    I looooved “Let it Go” on Fallon! He’s doing a great job as host on the Tonight Show.

    I always pick up flowers at TJs too. Great flowers at a great price.

    I’m going to look for those veggie burgers at my Costco. They sound yummy.

    Lastly, I sure hope Liv is better!!!!

  9. Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} on March 7, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I hope she feels better as well! My favorites from the week include a great score on water bottles from Target and also getting some flowers from Tj’s for the house!

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      water bottles! what kind did you get? we just left target 🙂

      • Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} on March 7, 2014 at 5:21 pm

        Halogen! They are 1 litter and I got two for 4 bucks a piece! 🙂

        • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 6:24 pm

          DUDE. i’ll check it out next time we go!

  10. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on March 7, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Those veggie burgers look delicious! I need to go grocery shopping so bad! Have a great weekend – hope Livi feels better!

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      thank you, hope you have a great weekend too!

  11. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on March 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Those veggie burgers look awesome! Very hard to find good ones. Love the new clothes from Moving Comfort!

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      thank you! they’re amazing! i was going to try and replicate them at home, but the ingredients are so clean and they’re inexpensive, so i probably won’t haha 😉

  12. Christina on March 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I love your blog, especially how you respond to so many of the comments left after each posting. It is great and why I love reading your blog more than any other ones, you connect with each reader and makes each post extra special.

    Have agreat weekend and hope the little one is feeling better :):)

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      it makes me so happy when people notice haha 🙂 that’s the best part about a blog– connecting with others! thank you so much for reading.
      hope you have a wonderful weekend <3

  13. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on March 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    All of those Moving Comfort pieces look awesome — I especially love the color of the hoodie! And I agree — that version of ‘Let It Go’ is amazing!

    Happy Friday 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      soooooo good 🙂
      have a happy weekend!

  14. Rhiannon @ Bound to be a Buckeye on March 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I hope Livi is feeling much better! I got a bouquet for my birthday that had tulips in it and was so excited! They’re just a happy flower 🙂 lol

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      i totally agree! very cheerful. hope you have (or had?) a very happy birthday!

  15. Kirsten | Fit + Fab on March 7, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    What a cute hoodie!

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      thank you! such a fun color

  16. Livi on March 7, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I love veggie burgers on salads, but it’s so hard to find any without soy!– I want to try those out now!

  17. Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine on March 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    that hot yoga tank! LOVE it. I’m going to try my first hot yoga class pretty soon. I’m pumped!

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      ohhhh have fun! make sure to hydrate well the day before <3

  18. Cheri @ Overactive Blogger on March 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Those veggie burgers look SO yummy! I love how they package them almost like the real meat burgers, that is really clever!

  19. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on March 7, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    I love the Travolta-fy thing!! Mine is Elijah Phlilips. Apparently I change gender when John Travolta says my name!

  20. Meg @ A Dash of Meg on March 7, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    ohhhhhh i hope our little love felt better today <3

  21. Courtney Bentley on March 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I love goodies in the mail! When I went back to the states every store was having a huge sale so it was nice to stock up on all my gym goodies! Have an incredible weekend Lots of Love C

  22. Michelle on March 7, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Hope Livi feels better but I secretly enjoy (a little) when my little man gets a little sick. Normally he is like the Tasmanian devil 24/7 so I will take my snuggles anyway I can get them.

    Also loved the blog about how long it takes to feel normal post partum. Where was this 3 years ago because I felt like there was something wrong with me when at a couple months I wasn’t feeling normal. I still don’t know if I feel like my old normal but am now enjoying my new normal. It’s a huge adjustment, hubs and I had been together for 15 yrs before we had Cole, so it was so strange going from two to three. I think this should be talked about more because the average of 4-6 weeks off work is way to little, thankfully I was able to quit working for awhile and have started a home business but I think I would have had a meltdown if I would have had to go back to working 60-70 hrs a week right after childbirth.

  23. Jessica on March 8, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Those veggie burgers look like a must try! Some of my favs from this week:
    Aaron hearts Hilary after all these years http://www.BetchesLoveThis.com/article/aaron-carter-professes-his-love-for-hilary-duff-via-twitter
    Beer and girl scout cookies: http://www.beerandbrewing.com/beer-pairings-girl-scout-cookies/
    And this! http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/21/recline_why_leaning_in_is_killing_us_sheryl_sandberg

    Have a good weekend Gina 🙂

  24. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. on March 8, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing the review!!! xoxo

    Btw, love your new workout clothes. Those capris are hottt!

  25. Julie on March 9, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Those workout clothes are so gorgeous!

  26. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on March 9, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I love that Moving Comfort tank! So cute! Those veggie patties look really good. It’s hard to find veggie patties that are gluten free!

    I also really enjoyed Caitlin’s post! Her keeping-it-real posts are some of my favorite. I’m not a mom yet, but it’s good to know these things ahead of time!

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