Friday Faves + Pro Compression leggings giveaway

Happy Friday! What do you have going on this weekend? Any fun fitness adventures or races?


Here are some faves from the week and around the web:

Henna tattoo. I’m kind of obsessed with my henna tattoo from the Yoga Journal conference. It’s exactly the type of real tattoo, in the same spot, that I’ve been wanting for years.

I told the Pilot, “They have real tattoo ink that looks just like henna!”

His response, “You know what else looks just like henna? Henna.”





Organic cherries.



Bo-Beau Kitchen. In Tucson, we had a spot that we went to all the time: The Abbey. It was “our place” and we love the food (Modern comfort American food and the best cheese boards) and atmosphere. We walked into Bo-Beau and knew immediately that we had found our new place. You can check out pics of the incredible decor and scope out the menu on the website, but we were both blown away. We shared a flatbread (goat cheese with beet and jalapeño), I ordered the scallops (the Pilot had steak), a wine flight, and shared the Ménage à Trois dessert(peanut brittle, chocolate, chery cheesecake and mint chocolate mousse). I’m pretty sure I was bopping my head to the live accordion music with the biggest creeper foodgasm smile on my face. 

The Tory Burch for FitBit bracelet. I’m dyyyyying. 

The hope that all of my impromptu Broadway musical singing will indexed come in handy.

Canyon Ranch Inspiration Awards, in partnership with Health Magazine. Canyon Ranch is providing these awards as their way of honoring everyday men and women who inspire others through their actions or efforts to live, work, play or love better. 70 people will win a 4-day trip to the Tucson or Lenox property, as well as $670 in spa credit. Amazing, right? Nominate someone that inspires you, and check out the full details here

Because I’m tacky.

Rocking Birkenstocks again. If I’m going to wear unattractive shoes, might as well get them in bright pink 😉 SO comfy. 


Pro compression leggings! (Discount alert: use the code “FITLEGS” to get 30% off the leggings or anything + FREE SHIPPING on the site. For the leggings, go one size up.) They sent me a pair to try out, and I especially appreciate the thick (aka not see-through), luxe fabric and flattering waistband. I’m really picky about leggings, especially since I wear them so often, and these are my new favorite pair. 

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You can switch up the style and length with the reversible cuff:

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There is also an internal pocket (where I stash my car key and Gu) and the pants are moisture-wicking. I wore them to spin class and they felt awesome the entire time.

Pro compression offered to give away a pair of leggings to a lucky reader; just enter via the widget below. This giveaway will end Sunday night at midnight, and the lucky winner will be announced Monday am. 

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Happy Friday 🙂



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  1. katy on July 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Hey! I love your site and I’m using it to get back in shape after a rotator cuff injury (I ran the Boston marathon 3 years ago, but now can barely run 3 miles in proper form!) Some fab leggings would help me feel great while toughing it out!

  2. Zoe on July 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I just took “booty barre” yesterday at my gym and really wish I’d worn compression leggings during that class. My legs are so sore today!!

  3. Ruby on July 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Cherries are delicious!

  4. Kristin on July 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I love those Birkenstocks. They really are some of the most comfortable sandals. I used to have a pair back in the day and every time I see them at the store I try them on but cheap out. Maybe one day I will invest in a pair!

  5. Abby on July 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I am always on the hunt for more leggings!

  6. Allison on July 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    These are really cute. I can always use a new piece of workout gear to encourage me to get back into running when I’m in a rut.

  7. Teresa G on July 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I love these leggings! They would be so perfect for barre (which is my favorite workout) or for fall runs when I need a little more than shorts!

  8. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on July 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Those cherries…yum!! Best fruit of the summer!

  9. Jen on July 19, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I love leggings! I used to avoid them because I thought they would accentuate my legs too much (and I wore really baggy shorts instead…) but then I realized they actually made my legs look better than the shorts. Now they are my go-to exercise bottoms.

  10. Mary on July 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Love the leggings!

  11. Erin on July 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Love those leggings!

  12. RANDI COOK on July 19, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I like that the leggings are compression kind!

  13. Allie Anselmo on July 19, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Gina! Omg I’m in love with those compression crops! I have an obsession with buying workout clothes, because, well, when you look good working you work harder 🙂 I’m also in love with the Tory burch fitbit, and if I won the lottery it’d definitely be my first purchase.

  14. Jennie on July 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Leggings are essential!

  15. Kate on July 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Love the rolled up cuff option!

  16. Krystal on July 19, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I actually love your Birkenstocks.

  17. Sarah B on July 19, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Loving cherries now too (especially the prices!)

  18. Allison on July 19, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Have such trouble finding good leggings, these sounds awesome! Love the versatility of the cuffs!

  19. Kyra on July 19, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Obsessed with Tory burch for fitbit!

  20. sana on July 19, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    the leggings are really interesting!

  21. Amy Ramos on July 19, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Oh. The pockets! Since I am back into running again, those pockets will be a lifesaver.

  22. Meagan on July 20, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Oh I could really use another pair of leggings for the winter!!!!

  23. casey on July 20, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Costco has organic cherries, so yummy!!!

  24. christina on July 20, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Gina, long time reader here, huge fan. I love the way you’re embracing your real curves & not worrying about looking really thin. You’re in inspiration to us normal girls. <3

  25. Claire on July 20, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I love my procompression socks so I can only imagine how good the leggings would feel. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Elisa Sutherland on July 20, 2014 at 5:14 am

    I love those compression legging!

  27. Nadine on July 20, 2014 at 5:34 am

    I think your tattoo is beautiful and tasteful! Love the the leggings and its always nice to have a recommendation from someone 1st!

  28. Erica on July 20, 2014 at 5:56 am

    I actually have that kind of tattoo, and on my wrist too! It’s not a design, just two Sanskrit words that reference my favorite verse in the Bhagavad Gita. I didn’t like the look of black tattoos and how they fade over time, and I liked the idea of an earthy color, so I went with a terra cotta shade and I love it. I also love how most new people I meet assume it’s henna, and then they get to know me and start to realize it’s not going away, ha! I can’t see myself getting another tattoo any time soon, but I adore it 🙂

  29. Cara on July 20, 2014 at 7:03 am

    I was staining my deck last weekend in my favorite pair of yoga pants, and accidentally got stain on them. Womp. A new pair would be welcome 🙂 You should get the tat–it can always be covered with bangles or cuff bracelets if need be!

  30. Amy on July 20, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I love the fact that the leggings are reversible!

  31. Shannon on July 20, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Love these leggings! I have been looking for new ones:)

  32. Katherine on July 20, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I am really picky about leggings too and it’s so hard to find a good pair. I would love to try these out!

  33. Jenni on July 20, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I’m always trying to find good leggings. I’ll check these out!

  34. Lacey on July 20, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I have always wanted to try those. Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Jameil on July 20, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I’d love to have more compression gear!

  36. Colleen C on July 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I am getting back into running after an injury and these would be great for recovery!

  37. Amanda Sakovitz on July 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

    These are so cute!

  38. Maria E on July 20, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I have wanted to try a pair of these leggings for a while now. Thanks!

  39. Lexi on July 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    You always have the best giveaways! I love the adjustable cuff… all leggings should do that!

  40. Lisa @ Lisa Living Well on July 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I’m loving Birkenstocks again too! Most comfortable sandal and I’ve been living in them this summer.

  41. Laura R on July 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Leggings are probably my favorite article of clothing. Always so comfy!

  42. Brittny on July 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Let’s all just agree to wear Birkenstocks from here on out. That way even though they’re ugly, we will have this beautiful mutual agreement to tolerate them for their comfort. Plus they’re pink. What’s wrong with that!? 😉

  43. Traci on July 20, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Cute leggings! The fold-up cuff is really unique. That restaurant menu looks incredible!

  44. Maya on July 20, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    This week I’m loving new fitness gear. Makes me so excited to workout!

  45. Vivi on July 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    i love your taste 🙂 i guess they don’t call you the fitnessista for nothing!

  46. Michelle on July 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I am addicted to cherries! And I love how you can roll up the pro compression leggings. What a great idea.

  47. Lisa m on July 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    These look great, and the reversible cuff…love, love, love it

  48. Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More on July 20, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    My daughter just got a henna tattoo on vacation a few days ago. She loves it!

  49. Melanie on July 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I’ve been enjoying the cherries as well and could really use a pair of leggings. Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Meg on July 20, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    The restaurant sounds delicious!

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