I dream of sashimi + Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! Latest post on the Family page is here. 

What’s going on this weekend? We don’t have many plans (Livi has more plans than we do between a party and ballet) and it will be nice to relax and get some things done around the house. I’ve already requested to be beach bums all day on Sunday, so that’s where we’ll be.

Beach 1 of 1

I want to float in the water and feel buoyant for a second, especially since I’ve been shuffling around the house lately. I’m also excited to take a barre class and FINALLY hit up the new Cafe Gratitude! I still can’t believe I haven’t been yet, and am so excited.

Last time I was there (at the San Francisco location) was in 2010, and I ate this.


We must meet again.

In standard Friday style, here are some of the things I’m loving from the week and around the web. It’s always fun to hear what you’re enjoying, too, so please feel free to join in the fun in the comments section.

Livi dress

Treadmill crawl at 37 weeks

(I’ve had these shorts since ummm… 2006?)

Date night with this handsome guy:

Pilot at the joint

Crab roll was good, but I’m definitely ready to faceplant into some sashimi.

Sushi roll

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who have ordered your lotus tanks! Today is the last day to order this beautiful shirt for an awesome cause -feeding 12 emergency meals to those in need for each shirt sold- and you can get yours here. (When you receive your confirmation email, just respond with your size XS-XL and color: white with black ink, black with white ink, or dark blue/grey with white ink.)

Lotus tank

An 8-in-1 bra. This looks too good to be true. 

This husky, drinking plain whipped cream out of a Starbucks cup.

Husky drinking starbucks

History of the mun. I heard man braids are taking over?? 

66 positive things you should be saying to your child.

The RealReal! My friend Betsy told me about this a couple of weeks ago, and they have luxury brands at consignment prices (and you can sell your goodies via their site too). Right now there’s a 20% sale with the code: FALLSALE

The 10 craziest health trends of the past 40 years.

Healthy pumpkin recipes.

This standing ab workout.

This lash primer. I hadn’t used it in a while since I haven’t been wearing mascara as much, and forgot what a huge difference it makes.

Ladies of athleisure aka my life Sunday through Friday haha. 

Movie dance scenes set to “Uptown Funk.” This just made me so happy.

Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend!


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  1. Katie D. on September 25, 2015 at 7:06 am

    I actually think that the husky is Shiba Inu! The dog looks just like my Shiba Inu, Hank. He often gets called a husky, just like some people think we are walking a fox when they see our other Shiba Inu, Penny.

    • Fitnessista on September 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

      we used to have a shiba, and were often asked if she was a fox 🙂 this one was definitely a husky. it’s hard to tell from the pic but he was HUGE. at least 100 lbs

  2. Sasha M on September 25, 2015 at 7:22 am
    • Fitnessista on September 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

      i can’t wait to watch this!

  3. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on September 25, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I would have a hard time giving up sushi if I were pregnant too, but soon again you will be able to! Have a good weekend and don’t float away!

    • Fitnessista on September 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

      sushi and wine party is happening 🙂
      hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Erin @ Erin's Inside Job on September 25, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I just read about the man braids yesterday. Not a fan. If it has to be anything, I vote for the bun.

    • Fitnessista on September 25, 2015 at 11:13 am

      haha i thought it was super weird, too!

  5. Ashley on September 25, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Have you seen the manbunsofdisneyland account on Instagram??? It’s definitely good for a smile haha
    Also, your workouts are so inspiring!

    • Shaina Anderson on September 28, 2015 at 12:28 am

      I saw a guy there that had mickey shaved into the back of his head under his man bun!

  6. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on September 25, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Hi Gina! A big Happy Friday to you. That’s pretty funny that Livi has more plans than you. That activewear video KILLS me! SO true. “I buy activewear in my activewear.” Granted, I do work out, but still … it’s really only once a week I change into normal clothes these days. So sad. Have a great weekend, friend! 🙂

  7. Alex @ True Femme on September 25, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    You are such a rockstar for doing all of these workouts while you are so far along! You’re my inspiration 🙂 I’m making another batch of the pumpkin bars you posted last week because those were *insane* and I ate most of the first batch in one sitting. But to be fair, I was studying, so it was brain food 😉

  8. Jodie on September 25, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Cute dog. Have you heard of yoyo mats? Here is the link http://www.self.com/fitness/fitness-gear/2015/09/self-rolling-yoga-mat/

    The video is pretty neat! Have a good weekend!

  9. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on September 25, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I love The Real Real! I got a Mulberry bag from there!

  10. Shaina Anderson on September 28, 2015 at 12:29 am

    The Real Real?! Uh oh…..

    That activewear video is hysterical. My life. Standard Mom gear haha.

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