Friday Faves

Hi friends! The weekend is here! Sorry for the diasappering act yesterday. I’m back in action today and missed you all. 🙂 It was just one of those days where I had seriously nothing to write about, so I figured I’d wait until I did. 😉

strength training from yesterday's workout

The weekend is finally here! What are you up to? Any fun plans on the agenda? We’re going out to dinner tonight, and tomorrow after Liv’s ballet class, we’re driving up to Disney. Liv still has no clue we’re going, and I can’t wait to surprise her. The best part: Kyle, Meg, Meg’s family (her sis, brother-in-law, nephew, mom and dad) will all be there and we’re meeting up with them. I CAN’T WAIT. Meg’s family is really like our extended family, and we love hanging out with all of them. It’s going to be a blast, for sure. Liv is going to go crazy riding all the rides, P is going to dance her heart out at the Disney Junior show. 

In standard Friday fashion, here are some faves from the week and around the web. I always love to hear what you’re enjoying, too, if you’d like to shout it out in the comments section below. 

I’m not sure Ina would approve, but I’m a fan of this dinner party strategy. 😉 

Isolation replaced by meditation.

This poke bowl from the Liberty Station Public Market.

poke bowl from Liberty Station Public Market

Stitch Fix for men is here!! I can’t even begin to tell you how stoked I am about this. The Pilot has been a little jealous of my fixes for probably a couple of years now, especially since he’s not a huge mall shopper but likes clothes/style. I usually pick things out for him, but it’s definitely not the same as a box arriving with on-trend pieces in your size, right on the doorstep. Needless to say, he was pretty excited when I told him his own fix was on the way! If you’re looking to surprise your husband or partner (or even brother or dad!) this would be an awesome gift to set up. I’ll definitely let you guys know how his first fix goes.

Here is his referral link if you’d like to check it out and surprise your guy with a fix.

THE FITNESS MARSHALL. I’ve professed my love for Caleb’s dance cardio videos a couple of times on the blog now, but if you still haven’t tried them, I highly, highly recommend them if you like to dance. Not only are the moves sassy, fun and easy to follow, but he is HILARIOUS. I was dancing with the biggest smile on my face.


Why are cheese boards so amazing?

beautiful cheese board 

If the dress wasn’t $400, I’d be all.over.that.ish. 

A good reminder about perspective.

These chia bites! After last week’s post, my friends at Chosen Foods sent a huge box of goodies.(Thank you! They included some new snacks, and I’m officially obsessed with these chia bites. 

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It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about bras hahah. I hit up the Victoria’s Secret sale for swimsuits (NOW is the time to get them! One of my swimsuits was $10. YESSSSSS!), and decided to replenish the bra selection. It had been a long time since I’d bought real (aka non-sports) bras, and honestly, I hate underwire. I deal with it, but ever since having kids, it’s not one of my favorite things. These bras are so perfect. No underwire, but still have support, and don’t look like an ace bandage. I got nude and black, and already want to order other colors. 

33 delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes.

This was so good.

Ways to meditate while running.

P’s ponytail keeps getting more and more legit. How is she so big?

P with her little ponytail

Avocado pita pizzas. YES.

Rest days are SO important.

Happy Friday, friends!



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  1. Kristin on September 30, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Where has the fitness marshall been my whole life??!! Thank you for sharing, that video was everything I needed this morning and more! TGIF!

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2016 at 10:36 am

      YESSS! have you tried more videos yet?! he’s the best

  2. erin on September 30, 2016 at 6:04 am

    yeah! those bras from VS. My whole world was made! i pretty much only wear those now. and cringe if one my shirts require me to wear a normal bra. seriously. soooooooooo much more comfortable!

  3. Julia on September 30, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Lol to the crappy dinner party. I kinda excel at those, which I should remember, and thus have people over more…

  4. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on September 30, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Oh, have fun with the family at Disneyland! I’m sure Liv is going to be stoked. Such fun family memories!

  5. Laura @FitMamaLove on September 30, 2016 at 6:44 am

    P’s ponytail is great! I’ve been craving a poke bowl since I saw your Instagram post and still haven’t gotten my hands on one. Need to make that happen!

  6. Allison on September 30, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Have you seen this? Totally thought of you!!!

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2016 at 10:36 am

      this made me laugh so hard. IT’S MY LIFE hahaha

  7. Cassie on September 30, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I can’t wait to see how you like Stitch Fix for men. My husband is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for because he’s a smaller guy. Haha. I discovered Room on the Broom this week and have a quick note on it up on my blog if you’re looking for the BEST fall children’s book EVER.

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

      i will check it out now- thank you!!

  8. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on September 30, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Ahh I love the song Closer! Happy Friday girly!

  9. Julie on September 30, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    You didn’t tell us you were meeting up w/ Kyle, Meg & her family at Disney! You’re going to have a blast! And Liv will be SO surprised! How fun!
    Also, can.not.wait for the Pilot’s Stitch Fix review. You better be makin’ him model all of his outfits for us! 😛

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

      you know i will hahaha

  10. Julie on September 30, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    P.S. How ’bout gettin’ a baby bump shot of Meg this wknd?

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2016 at 10:34 am

      i posted one this am! cutest preg ever

  11. Kathleen on September 30, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Ah! Those bras are what I’ve been searching for! Do you mind sharing what size you got/what size bra you typically wear? That bra looks great, but I’m wondering if my chest is too big to pull off wireless..

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2016 at 10:33 am

      i usually wear a 34C and that’s what i ordered. they fit perfectly. seriously so comfy and amazing

  12. Kate @ SoCal Runner Gal on September 30, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Glad your package arrived. 🙂

    Mmmm…poke bowls from liberty station. I just love that place.

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2016 at 10:33 am

      yes!! thank you so much!! 🙂
      and the poke bowls are the best!

  13. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on September 30, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    The bras look perfect. I will keep my eye out for the chia seed bites. P gets cuter every day.

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2016 at 10:32 am

      thank you <3

  14. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian on October 1, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Those chia bites sound very interesting! I need to incorporate some additional easy, healthy snacks into my daily life, so I love seeing new ideas like these.

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2016 at 10:31 am

      they are SO good!

  15. The Wooden Spoon on October 2, 2016 at 11:51 am

    What a great post! Also, the child is me is very jealous of your Disney trip- have a great time!

    • Fitnessista on October 3, 2016 at 10:31 am

      thank you! hope you had a great weekend, too!

  16. Genna on October 4, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Is it true VS is doing away with their swimline all together? 🙁

    • Fitnessista on October 4, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      i heard that rumor but i keep saying it can’t be true

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