Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! With the morning holiday, this week went by in a FLASH. I have no problems with that, even though I was a little confused with my teaching schedule this week. 😉 I had to constantly remind myself of the day so I wouldn’t drive to the wrong studio.

Since we started the week in Tucson, and went from humid air, to dry air, back to humid, our bodies were like “WTF is happening” and P and I have some nice end-of-summer colds. She is still smiling like crazy, in between the Nose Frida (which she doesn’t really mind) and constant sneezing. Poor noodle.

Lunch w p2

Breakfast time

(P’s 10-month update is up on the Family page)

Livi went back to school this week and is so happy to be back with her little friends! She’s in “junior kindergarten” now (the level between pre-k and kindergarten) and feels so big all of a sudden. It hurts a little.

Livi first day

This week, I’ve majorly slacked in meal planning, so we’ve enjoyed some quick dinners (grilled chicken with veggies, and Tender Greens). I’m excited to get back into it this week, and also try out a new recipe from our Dinner Made Easy ebook. I’ll be sure to share the recipe next week!

As far as the weekend goes, I’m excited to catch an Orangetheory class, we have a fun night planned with friends, and to the Pilot’s dismay, I’m dragging out all of the Halloween/fall decorations. 

Decor 2

Time for some faves from the week and around the web! I love hearing yours too, if you’d like to play along in the comments section.

Twinning Nikes. 

Baby nikes

I didn’t realize we had picked out the exact shoes for each of them until we got home. Before I had kids, I couldn’t understand why parents would dress their two children alike. It just seemed weird to me? I totally get it now, and find it happening accidentally. I’m all about the matchy-matchy.

The Trader Joe’s Sriracha Tuna Salad! I picked this up to have as a high-protein snack while I was getting some work done for a couple of hours, and picked up some plantain chips to go with it. It was SO GOOD. Way more delicious than I was expecting, and the entire package had great ingredients and 26g of protein. Winning.

Wn sriracha tuna salad

What the world’s healthiest diets have in common.

I’ve used ground chicken before but not a chicken breast for pizza crust. Want to try this 🙂

I want to dive into a bowl of this.

Partner running and kettlebell workout.

45 healthy lunch ideas.

We read to the girls every day. Join me?

ALEXANDER CAMELTON. There’s a million things he hasn’t done, just you wait, just you waiiiiit.

11 comics that make perfect sense to introverts.

YES to homemade Micheladas. Even though I don’t mind when Mitch’s makes me one to go with my fish tacos. 😉

Michs 3

My friend Anne (and Winter Shape up partner!) is running another Joyful Eating, Nourished Life program in October, and signups have started on a first-come basis. My affiliate link is here if you’d like to check it out! This program is is a 6-week intuitive eating program, and is led by 3 fantastic (and fannetastic :)) and knowledgeable Registered Dietitians: Anne MauneyRachael Hartley and Alex Caspero. They spent over 6 months developing this comprehensive program, which is PACKED with the best science-backed strategies and tools for nutrition, intuitive and mindful eating, fitness, and habit building. 

Joyful eating nourished lifeWhat’s included:

A 50+ page starter guide, including 10 principles of joyful eating, 15 no-recipe formula meals and snacks, finding your happy weight and additional resources.

Bi-weekly emails with in-depth, written lesson plans packed with action steps, learning activities, strategies and support.

Access to a private Facebook group during the program for support, encouragement and sharing with other participants, and access to Q&A with the dietitians. (Transitioned to a private alumni Facebook group after the program concludes for continued support!)

Three Facebook LIVE video chats for additional support and Q&A with the dietitians

Weekly challenges provided on a handy tracking worksheet to monitor your progress and success.

A bonus guided weekly meditation series in audio format. Weekly thought provoking journaling exercises.

Four audio lectures for listening and learning on the go.

If you’re looking to make the transition from dieting to a mindful, intuitive relationship with food, this is an incredible opportunity. I’m SO GLAD I ditched the dieting mentality and forbidden foods. It really set me free, and I found that I was still able to maintain my weight loss and fitness gains while enjoying life a lot more. 😉 Here is the link again if you’d like to check it out. I love cheering for friends who are doing incredible things in the realm of health and fitness, and it’s amazing to see this group of powerhouse RDs sharing tips and strategies in comprehensive plan. 

We’re off on a walk with the pups and then headed to the gym!

Have a happy Fri-YAY.



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  1. Jessica @ Semi-Sweet Tooth on September 9, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Ugh – I know, this week FLEW! I’ve been saying that short weeks seem longer because we’re trying to fit all of our work and power into less days. Not sure if that’s the case, but it makes sense to me!

    SO cute with the matchy-matchy. Adorable little gym shoes.

    Pumped to check out the post on healthiest diets, too. I always find the consistencies fascinating. : )

    Have a great weekend!

    XO, Jessica

    • Fitnessista on September 9, 2016 at 9:22 am

      hope you have a great weekend, too!!

  2. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on September 9, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I so need an extra day this week. It was a total slow motion week and I didn’t get everything I needed to done. Oh well! Have you seen the butternut squash zig zags at TJs? So cute! Definitely will be making some recipes with those cuties.

    • Fitnessista on September 9, 2016 at 9:22 am

      i have some in the fridge! maybe i’ll roast them up this afternoon

  3. Cassie on September 9, 2016 at 7:09 am

    It’s the little’s first birthday today! Party prepping today for tomorrow s mini celebration. Plus got the oh she glows every day cookbook .. I am so happy!

    • Fitnessista on September 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

      NO WAY! i remember when we were pregnant together <3 congratulations!
      i can't wait to get a copy of the new osg book too

  4. RunEatRepeat on September 9, 2016 at 8:04 am

    We always just use those cups with the Michelada mix. I don’t know how to make a ‘real’ one!

    Have a great weekend!!!

    • Fitnessista on September 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

      i don’t either. i just drink it and don’t question what’s in it hahaha

  5. Hillary on September 9, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Love your fall décor… happy weekending!

    • Fitnessista on September 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

      thank you, friend! happy weekend to you too 🙂

  6. Amy S on September 9, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Happy Friday! Sorry to hear you and P both have colds – hope you both are back to 100% soon!

    LOVE the matching Nike shoes for the girls – how cute 😀

    My fave of the week is my gorgeous pair of Tory Burch flats that I found on Thread Up! After you posted about Thread Up the other day I could not stop browsing on there and found the shoes – what an amazing bargain! So – thanks very much for helping me find my lovely new shoes!

    • Fitnessista on September 9, 2016 at 10:22 am

      thank you! she is doing so much better, but i’m still fighting the good fight ahah
      ahhh which ones did you get?! that is so awesome! i love finds like that! 🙂

  7. Tracy on September 9, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Heading to Lawrence, Ks (home of KU Jayhawks) for our first college football tailgate of the season! Extra fun because my parents are coming in and also meeting up with my sister’s family! <3

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on September 9, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I’m dashing off to Hawaii in a week (!!!!!!!!!!!!) so I’m avoiding fall until October. It’s in the 90s here in PA anyway so we’re hanging on to summer whether I like it or not haha.

    Happy Friday! Hope you’re feeling better soon <3

  9. Bethany @ Dose of Discovery on September 9, 2016 at 11:35 am

    My fav this week – camping in Northern Minnesota! (There’s a couple pics on instagram – It was so incredibly beautiful and peaceful. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a place that was so quiet. And the temperatures felt like fall! 🙂

  10. TheDimpledRunner on September 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    The twinning nike’s stole my heart!!!! Poor girl! Hope you guys feel better fast! I have been majorly slacking in meal-planning as well!!! kind of a free for all right now with whatever we can put together until we grocery shop next week! haha

  11. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on September 9, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Hot /Cold….. No wonder we are all notl sick. Hope you both feel better soon.

  12. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on September 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    YES to the Finnish nightmares! haha

  13. Gina H. on September 10, 2016 at 8:26 am

    That sriracha tuna salad sounds SO amazing! I may have to drive an hour to TJ’s just for that 😉 Tuna was a minor pregnancy craving for me a few months ago and I never fulfilled it. I think it’s resurfacing! (no pun intended…haha!)

  14. Charuta on September 11, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I love to begin my Friday’s with your Friday fave posts! If you dont mind can you share where do you buy Liv’s sneakers? My son outgrows his so faast, would love me some deals instead of paying full price 😛

  15. Katie on September 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your snapchat motivation! 🙂 Always giving out such positive vibes!

    • Fitnessista on September 12, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      oh thanks, lovely. i really appreciate it <3

  16. Dexter Jackson on September 29, 2016 at 2:26 am

    That tuna salad is the best! I am sure it’s rich in nutrients especially in protein and absolutely delicious!

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