Friday Faves + hey Prey

Hi friends! Happy Friday! Hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far. I’m so happy you’re enjoying the Summer Shape Up! Newsletter friends, your week 2 details will be out later this morning. I’m so excited to watch you all crush your health and fitness goals this summer.

I’m here at the IDEA World Fitness Conference! I’m always thrilled for the opportunity to attend and to be surrounded by others who are passionate about sharing health and fitness with others. IDEA is packed with classes, lectures, and resources, so I’ll be human sponge-ing it up this weekend, soaking in everything I can. I always return home inspired and with a list of new ideas to implement in my classes. It’s my teaching recharger for the year. 🙂 Also, I’ve been invited to attend BlogFest, so I’ll be able to meet fellow bloggers (YAY) and learn some new tips for making this little space even better for ya.

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(with Jess and Ashley)

It’s time to share some faves from the week and around the web. I’d love to hear what you’re enjoying this week if you’d like to play along in the comments sections. 

The Pilot is baaaaack. He was gone this week, so it was just the girls in our house. We had so much fun: walks with the pups, meeting up with friends, Kids Ventures, 

Kid ventures

dinner at Ranchos,


not shopping,

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and making cookies.

Making cookies

I love special time with the noodles, and I enjoy them so much, but it’s the best when the whole family is together. So happy that my favorite guy is back. 

We took a little family walk to Tiki Port before he left.

Family walk

Tiki port

(The peanut butter supreme smoothie is my current fave: banana, almond milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, peanut butter and honey. I helped Liv out with her acai bowl, too.)

Summer Shape Up Week 1! (Newsletter friends, you’ll get your Week 2 info later today and everything will be posted here on the blog Monday morning.) It makes me so happy to see your beautiful sweaty faces, hear about workout triumphs, and see your healthy meal ideas. Keep that momentum going in Week 2!

Pics from our fabulous Facebook group:

Ssu week 1

Ok, so this one is a huge deal and something I’m ecstatic over-the-moon stoked about. It’s kind of a long story, but here is the nutshell version:

You guys remember the Planet of the Crepes food truck we would frequent at the Sunday farmer’s market in Tucson?


(Liv was so tiny!) 


My parents are the new owners. 🙂 They run it at the Sunday market (if you’d like to go say hi!), and the rest of the week, they’ve told Kyle that he could use the food truck for pop-up dinners or something fun. (For my new reader friends: My brother Kyle is a super talented young chef.)

Here is his “something fun”:


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He started Prey Concepts with a friend, and they’re doing pop-up food truck stops around Tucson. Wednesday night was their soft opening, and here’s what the menu looked like:

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(Jam thing = the dessert/snack of my childhood. Whenever we would go to my great-grandmother’s house, she would make us a jam thing with fresh tortilla, butter, and jam, rolled up like a little burrito. Heavenly.)

AHHHH I wish I could have been there! The food looks amazing, and I’m so proud of him. Can’t wait to see what happens with Prey. And if you’re a Tucson friend, check out their Insta page here.

All of the wonderful Beautycounter support! So happy you’re all excited about it! Tonight is the last chance to get your free sunscreen stick or makeup brush bag with orders over $55.

Learn how to meditate anytime anywhere.

Fast and easy dinner recipes.

And then there are those times the doctors are absolutely right. haha

An inspirational story about the power of moving and doing something you love.

Julie’s egg white pizza bake. I made this last week for easy breakfasts and can’t wait to make it again. 

Egg white pizza bake

Mango chia pudding.

Can’t wait to try this HIIT workout.

This salmon recipe looks amaze.

I’m kind of intrigued by these hair vitamins.

Happy Friday, friends!



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  1. Ttm on July 15, 2016 at 6:46 am

    The Planet of Crepes food truck is so good. They were coming down to the Sierra Vista farmers market and the line was crazy long. They stopped coming down for reason. :/ Hope your family has fun and success with this new endeavor.

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2016 at 10:21 am

      ahhh no way! thank you! my little brother has been working the truck for years so it’s really cool that it’s in the fam now

  2. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on July 15, 2016 at 6:56 am

    The food truck business sounds like so much fun! Congrats to your parents and brother – I hope they’re successful!

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2016 at 10:20 am

      thank you! i’m so excited about it

  3. Casey on July 15, 2016 at 7:02 am

    That’s so fun about the food truck! 🙂 completely random question–the jam thing sounds yummy and I’d like to make it for my daughter :)—did your grandma use corn or flour tortillas?

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2016 at 10:20 am

      flour! just heat it up a little on the stove, the spread the butter on, the jam, and roll up like a little burrito

  4. Katie on July 15, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Love Friday Favs! I have a quick question about the Beautycounter stuff… are the products heavily scented with the essential oils? Do they have any products without essential oils? I am VERY sensitive to fragrance, even in the form of essential oils. Thanks so much! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2016 at 10:16 am

      some are scented, some aren’t at all. some are extremely gentle. some unscented ones: am hydrating cream, anytime eye cream, and a lot of the cosmetics

      • Katie on July 15, 2016 at 10:40 am

        Thank you!

  5. Jessica @ Semi-Sweet Tooth on July 15, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Wait – that’s AMAZING that your family bought a food truck! So random (at least from a new reader’s perspective), but so awesome. Love the jumping in with two feet. 🙂

    Have so much fun at the conference! I can’t wait to read about some of your learnings when you get back!

    XO, Jessica

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2016 at 10:12 am

      so random and so awesome! it’s cool because it’s not in their professions (my dad designs houses and my stepmom is a teacher) but they actually owned a food truck for fun back before they were *cool* and it did really well. i’m so excited about it, and so happy for kyle

  6. Nic on July 15, 2016 at 7:34 am

    That’s awesome!!! Congrats to your family how exciting!

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2016 at 10:11 am

      thank you! i was so excited about it

  7. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on July 15, 2016 at 8:28 am

    That is so awesome about your parents! I’ll have to stop by the next time I’m in Tucson which will hopefully, be soon!

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2016 at 10:11 am

      yes, you would love it! they have gf crepes too 🙂

  8. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on July 15, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Oh hey there! Two things: YES, I need to try Beautycounter. And YES, so fun hanging out with you and Jess, of course! Happy Friday!! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on July 15, 2016 at 10:11 am

      yes! i have tons of samples in the room 🙂 so glad we get to hang out this weekend!

  9. Krista on July 15, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Your brother’s food truck menu looks awesome! I bought some hominy last time I was in the States and haven’t had a clue what to do with it. Looks like I’m gonna buy some kale for a salad soon! 😉

  10. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on July 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Congrats to your parents! And Kyle!!

  11. Kailey on July 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Ahh so exciting! Congrats to your family! I wish I were closer too!

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