Friday Faves + Heart Day weekend

Hi! Happy Friday! Hope you’re having a wonderful morning. I’m excited to enjoy the day with this little Valentine, and hopefully take an Orangetheory class this afternoon. It’s been a while!

In the spirit of Friday, here are some things I’m loving and reads from around the web this week. As always, I love hearing your faves from the week, too! Please feel free to shout it out (or link it up) in the comments section below.

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(my friend Katie posted this on Facebook and I was cracking up! I don’t have the link to the original source.)

Valentine’s Day festivities! Per our little tradition, Liv and I are going to be Valentine’s twins. I’m living it up as long as she’ll let me.

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We also made butterfly valentines for her class,

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and I have a fun V-day activity planned (Build-A-Bear; I think she’ll love it!). 

Your amazing Winter Shape Up check-ins! I can’t believe next week is the last week. Keep up the incredible job, and let’s finish strong! Also, you can repeat the program if you’d like the fun to last a little longer.


LOVE this (and the color!) for Valentine’s Day. The temptation is real.

14 healthy dishes with 20 grams of protein.

70 degrees and coffee on the patio at Jungle Java.

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I think Montana doesn’t like me.

My core cried watching this. (And then I totally tried it haha.)

The Pilot took this one during their beach date last weekend:

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19 reasons pizza is your one true Valentine.

I will never hear “Take Me To Church” the same way. This is beautiful!

All the sobs. 

An amazing review of McDonald’s from this celebrity chef.

Roons in the dehydrator:

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Lennon and Maisy’s cover of “Boom Clap”


10 lame things that are awesome when you’re an adult.

A White Plum wardrobe giveaway! I’ve been a huge fan of White Plum for years now, and even though they’re extremely well-known for their fabulous and comfy leggings, my favorite line is the dresses. They have so many gorgeous party dresses and spring pieces. I also love that they’re affordably priced and great quality.

WP Free Wardobe Giveaway

They are giving one lucky lady $1200 worth of product! This giveaway runs February 11 through February 22, and all you have to do is sign up for their email list here for a chance to win. (Shout out sponsored by my friends at White Plum.)

Hope you have a very happy Friday!! What are you loving this week? Watch, wear, read, or eat anything especially wonderful? 🙂



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  1. RachelG on February 13, 2015 at 8:41 am

    OMG I’m thinking about being back on that beach as we hit a high of 12 degrees today in Connecticut. Already considering investing in a San Diego retirement home. lol.

    • Fitnessista on February 13, 2015 at 9:04 am

      dooooooo it haha

  2. stacey on February 13, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Did you mean February 11- March 2 for the White Plum giveaway?

    • Fitnessista on February 13, 2015 at 9:04 am

      Feb 22! I lost a 2 somewhere haha

  3. Bat-el Miller on February 13, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Wow i love this post!!! It made me feel all warm and happy reading about all the amazing and wonderful things this Friday. Those classroom valentines are adorable I might have to make a homemade valentine’s day card for my bf as well it just seems to mean more when it’s made with love.

  4. kristin | W [H] A T C H on February 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

    oh my goodness, a patio coffee date on a 70 degree day sounds perfect.

  5. Amber Schumann on February 13, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Things I’m loving today –
    1.My Whole Foods mammoth coffee treat (I’m a huge fan of bulletproof-style coffee and I LOVE that Whole Foods makes it now! If I’m in a hurry in the morning, I can count on my beloved WF).
    2. While I was in WF this morning, I was captivated by their Valentine’s display. SO BEAUTIFUL. I didn’t want to leave… I wanted to swim in all of the strawberries and chocolate, roses, intricate arrangements of flowers. It was breathtaking. I left with a small mason jar flower arrangement to enjoy at my desk at work. No need to wait for hubby… I buy flowers when I want them! 🙂

  6. Linda @ the Fitty on February 13, 2015 at 9:22 am

    i just got an ipod5, so I’m pretty excited about that 🙂

  7. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on February 13, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Happy Valentines Day! I need to check out White Plum one of these days. It’s on my never ending to do list!

  8. Stacey M. on February 13, 2015 at 9:35 am

    AHHHH! I’m so psyched that you included the link to Mercer’s Wine Ice-Cream! It’s been getting some major air-time lately around the nation and I think it’s awesome. I’m from (and still live in) Boonville, NY and actually worked at Mercer’s Dairy during my summers off from college. I’m so excited that Mercer’s is getting so much publicity lately! Oh, and FYI, they make all of their ice cream in house, anything from standard vanilla to mint chip, cookie’s ‘n cream, raspberry swirl, etc. Mercer’s is definitely a Boonville staple!

  9. Allison @ Wine and the Wooden Spoon on February 13, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Those valentine’s are so cute – I’m sure her classmates will love them. Plus, everyone always liked the ones that came with candy 🙂

    I’ve never seen that list of reasons why pizza is your true valentine but I love it! Though I’m not sure I needed any reason to know that pizza is my valentine (right after my husband, of course!)

  10. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on February 13, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Hi Gina! Happy Friday! You and Livi are so cute. Nice work on the Valentine’s. This week I’m loving the fact that Northern California is so lovely. And that my husband and I got a new grill and have been adding some yummy grilled items to our regular dinner rotation! Enjoy your weekend:)

  11. april on February 13, 2015 at 10:16 am

    i love your valentine’s day twin tradition with livi! i’ll have to borrow that idea for my future daughter someday 🙂

    my friday favorite is this perfect so cal weather. we’re going to be in the mid-80s today in pasadena. love it <3

  12. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on February 13, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Love the Valentine’s you did with Liv! So cute. This week I am loving my Erin Condren planner! I know you have featured it on the blog before and I finaly took the plunge and ordered one. It’s great! Enjoy the weekend.

  13. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on February 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Omg Livi’s little penguin bow shirt! I want an adult size! haha Happy Valentine’s Day!

  14. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on February 13, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Wine ice cream?! yes please!

  15. Char on February 13, 2015 at 11:41 am

    You’re so right. Your abs just hurt after watching that video haha. So awesome! I still firmly believe that the reason my core strength is so good (even after having a baby) is due to all the ab work in competition dance I used to do. Let’s spread the word (to the males especially) that dance ain’t fo’ sissies haha. And I will take 12 ‘roons. I really want a dehydrator for my birthday in May!

  16. Deanna on February 13, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I’m loving Classpass. $99 per month, with unlimited classes at so many studios! With the $10 one week trial, I’ve done yoga, pilates, and barre at 3 great studios (plus winter shape up for cardio!) for less than I used to spend on just going to yoga. I’m especially loving the Lagree pilates, and I want to try spin when I’m no longer on call for work.

  17. Debbie on February 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Sergei Polunin’s routine is absolutely breathtaking. I have watched it so many times these last few days and it just does not get old. He is proof that ballet and dance are not just for girls.

    I finally bought a new spiralizer this week so I am loving being able to make zoodles again.

  18. Erika S. on February 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    I love that ab workout…there is another great one w/gymnasts getting it in to Beyonce’s Run the World!!!

    I heard about the wine ice cream 3 yrs ago and searched high and low for it & found it in a grocery store in Queens/Long Island, NY. I was sadly disappointed. The flavor wasn’t what I expected. I would venture to try it again (thinking maybe the one I had was just old)…but you just gave me an idea to try & make my own at home…hahahaha!

    My other fave has been 2 ingredient “ice cream”…very ripe frozen banana & a few splashes of coconut milk…so good. I’ve been playing around w/adding nutella to make it chocolatey too…yummm!

  19. Leah on February 13, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Love the ab video! I’m totally gonna try it 🙂
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  20. Stacy @ Sweating Tulipz on February 13, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I can’t take you and Liv’s matching Valentine’s outfit! So adorable! Have you tried the wine ice cream yet? I saw that a few weeks ago and was curious about it…there’s all kinds of alcoholic food roaming around the internet these days!

  21. Kerry on February 14, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Your matching outfits & those butterflies are super cute! I also really think I need a dehydrator! 😉 Happy Valentines! X

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