Friday faves + Jabra Rox giveaway

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Hi! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? Any fun parties or BBQs planned?? (Here’s a post with some healthy BBQ ideas if you’re planning ahead!)

We’ve had a wonderful time hanging out with the Pilot’s mama/MIL/Livi’s nana this past week. It’s been so much fun to show her around San Diego and enjoy time together. Since the Pilot has been gone frequently since we’ve been here, it took a little longer than we’d hoped to get her out here for a visit. Thankfully, it finally happened, and it’s been great to have her here.

Some faves from the week and around the web:

The Old Spice Guy’s ice bucket challenge video

THIS HOBO. I’ve been eyeing it for a while and now it’s on s-a-l-e… 

The science behind making the perfect cookie.

THIS WINE. We’re fans of the classic over here, but I was stoked to see the Midnight version at Baron’s. It is to diiieeee for; probably in my top five inexpensive reds. We’ll definitely be getting it again!

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Finding my beloved eyebrow brush. This is a random thing to love so much, but my Anastasia stencil and eyebrow brush have been missing for a week. I unearthed them from under the makeup drawer, in the way, way back (along with a long lost lipgloss). It was like Christmas! 

More reasons coconut oil is awesome.

Yoga Rave in Tucson! I love Session Yoga and the cause (Ben’s Bells); hoping to make it down there for this. If you live in Tucson or nearby, check out the details here. It’s going to be an incredible event.

Stability ball exercises for a strong back.

These earbuds. It was my first time trying wireless headphones, and man, I’ve been missing out! I’m notorious for getting my hands tangled in the wires while running, and violently ripping the earbuds out of my ears. It’s a little painful. I was pretty excited when Jabra ROX offered to send me a pair of their Bluetooth wireless headphones to try.

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The sound is crystal clear and AMAZING. They’re also easy to set up and use. At first, I was worried they were too big for my ears, but after using the attachments, they stay put pretty well. I’m excited to see how they pass the “ear sweat” test on a distance run. 

Jabra kindly offered a pair of these for a lucky reader as well (valued at $130!). To enter, just leave a comment below with your current favorite workout song and I’ll pick a lucky winner Monday night at midnight (EST).

Happy Friday! See ya later today for Fitness Fashion Friday.



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  1. Kelly on September 1, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Currently, I’m loving run the red lights! It gets my pumped everytime! I also yank my earbuds out from time to time, it’s no fun!

  2. Danielle on September 1, 2014 at 12:58 am

    I love “Turn Down for What” – such a silly song, but has a great beat for working out!

  3. Pua on September 1, 2014 at 3:44 am

    I never thought I’d say this but I’m kind of digging “Bang Bang” by Jessie J!

  4. Emily on September 1, 2014 at 4:20 am

    I’m loving Jack White’s Lazaretto! Perfect for passing the time on the treadmill.

  5. Holly on September 1, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I admit it. I love listening to “It’s Raining Men” while on the treadmill.

  6. Jen Lyle on September 1, 2014 at 7:31 am

    I don’t have a favorite workout song…. That I know of….. Haha! But I love the Pandora hip hop workout station

  7. Lee on September 1, 2014 at 9:06 am

    It constantly changes but at the moment I can’t stop listening to Jackie Come Lately by Heavy Young Heathens. I first heard it when in the TV series NIKITA. The main character really kicks ass in the scene and when I listen to it I feel like I can too. hah!

  8. Sarah on September 1, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Fav workout song is ‘Shake it Off’ by Taylor Swift!!! LOVE

  9. Cindy A. on September 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Tie Your Mother Down by Queen is always on my list of favorite workout songs.

  10. Sarah W on September 1, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I’m liking Fancy by Iggy Azalea!

  11. Christina on September 1, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Fav workout song right now is Ariana grande and zedd break free!

  12. Randyll on September 1, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I love bang bang right now. So catchy!

  13. Logan on September 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    My fave current workout song is still Justin Timberlake’s Suit & Tie. Puts me in a good mood, and the thought of dancing with JT definitely wants to make me work hard to look GOOD! 🙂

  14. Cate on September 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Skrillex & The Doors – Breakn’ A Sweat. Been a fav workout song of mine for a while

  15. Janette H. on September 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Being from the Philadelphia area, nothing get’s me pumped up like the Rocky theme song “Gonna Fly Now”!

  16. Mallory on September 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Another vote for Bang Bang! Love that song

  17. Madeline on September 1, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I love listening to the Amelie soundtrack when I run, it’s got the perfect tempo for me!!

  18. Lauren s on September 1, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I’m horrible with songs so I’ve been using rock my run so i always have some upbeat music.

  19. Kimberly on September 1, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    My current workout guilty pleasure is the Boom! Clap! Song 🙂

  20. Maggie on September 1, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    My current fave workout song has got to be anything from the new Arkells album. So upbeat and fun!!

  21. Nicole Gardner on September 1, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I’m still stuck on Burn by Ellie Goulding! Plays during lunges in my BodyPump class.

  22. Kristen M on September 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I don’t have any “new” favorites; when I need to be pumped towards the end of a race, my go-to playlist includes Lose Yourself.

  23. Karen on September 1, 2014 at 9:42 pm


  24. Jay on September 1, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I’m so old-school, my I-don’t-think-I-can-go-another-step-song right now is, “we don’t have to take our clothes off” by Jermaine Stewart, so silly but so fun.

  25. Tonya @ Not Your Average Athlete on September 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Favorite workout song: Go Hard or Go Home

  26. Elizabeth on September 1, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I’ve been doing lots of yoga lately and I always love it when “Namah Shivaya” by Krishna Das comes up during practice!

  27. Chinda Tilson on September 1, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Those headsets look amazing! I love running to Kanye’s “Runaway” – the beats line up with my pace and it’s my “happy pace” song 🙂

  28. Carmele on September 2, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Rihanna We Found Love

  29. Jennifer on September 2, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Love Runs Out by OneRepublic

  30. Crystal B on September 2, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    My current fave workout song is Bailando! I didn’t know about that song until you posted it and now I am obsessed. 🙂

  31. Taran on September 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Come Get it Bae – by Pharell definantly on my top work out playlist right now!! So catchy!

  32. Ginger on September 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    “Shake It Off,” of course! 😉

  33. Suzanne on September 3, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Mambo no.5- perfecly fits my pace, and gives me great energy!

  34. Stephanie on September 3, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I’m a country girl, so Cruise by Florida Georgia Line!

  35. Laura on September 4, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I love listening to MC Yogi while I’m exercising.

  36. Cassie on September 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Have been dying to get some new earphones since all my ipod ones are gradually disappearing or falling apart!

  37. iamalighthouse on September 6, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Who won? 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      amy! i need to update this post, but announced it on the main blog page 🙂

  38. Sarah b on September 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Any of the songs on Iggy’s cd!!!!

  39. Maggie on September 7, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Thanks for posting the coconut oil info. Very informative! I never knew coconut oil may have anti-microbial properties.

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