Om-thirty + Friday Faves

 Hi! Happy Friday! Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend. I’m off to Yoga Journal and am always thrilled to deepen my practice, learn from powerhouse instructors, and be surrounded by that pure, yoga energy. (Oh, and I’m totally getting the belly henna tattooed haha.) Before we get this Friday Faves party started, huge congrats to the winner of this week’s sneaky giveaway: Shari M.!! I’ll be emailing the lucky lady after this post is live. In giveaway land, don’t forget to check in with this week’s workouts here! 10 winners will receive bobble sport self-filtering water bottles, which has become my workout sidekick. 

In typical Friday fare, here are some things from the week and around the web that I’ve been enjoying. As always, I love to hear what you’re loving, too, so please join in the fun in the comment’s section if you’d like! 🙂


(beach with my two favorites)

Jumgle java patio

(the patio at Jungle Java)


Cupcake hair

(Livi’s cupcake hair for Crazy Hair Day)

Peoples takeout

(lunch takeout form People’s: gf sandwich with tempeh bacon, kale salad and cucumber soda)

Snoozing liv

(snuggles with this lovebug)

Flowers  1 of 1

(flowers of the week)

Cheese and chocolate  1 of 1

(Whole Foods impulse buys at their finest)

All week, I look forward to your Summer Shape Up check-ins! If you haven’t checked out the Facebook group yet, it’s an inspirational and fun place to be. Love seeing these beautiful faces each day! This week’s photo challenge was to take a picture with your pet. Some friends snapped pics with their plants (hilarious) and others featured their cute furry friends. As someone who’s obsessed with animals (and wants all the dogs), this was amazing.

Ssu week 2 checkins

Mindy Kaling’s 7 secrets to success. I just love her.

This face mask trio. All of my favorites in our set!

Here’s what happens when a man eats nothing but food made for women. 

Low-sugar tea cocktails. (I might make a fizzy tea mocktail!)

MY HABIT (<— referral link). They have crazy discount sales on designer clothing, men’s gear, accessories and home decor, but I hadn’t actually used it up until this week. I finally bit the bullet when Maaji swimsuits were featured at an insane price. I got two bikinis for $100, which is less than one would usually cost. Score.

3-ingredient peanut butter fudge. Get in my face. 

Some exciting news from GM. I was thankful to learn about this huge endeavor while visiting the headquarters back in January. Big companies have the power to initiate positive changes across the board, and I am so happy to see this step towards removing artificial ingredients and dyes from store shelves. 

Popsugar’s new workout generator! You plug in some info and they generate a workout based on that criteria. Pretty awesome!

Happy Friday, friends <3



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  1. Jessica on June 26, 2015 at 7:17 am

    My Habit and Haute Look are daily checks for me. I have found so many great things on discount!The great thing about Haute Look is that you can return to a Nordstrom Rack if you have one nearby so it is an instant return instead of shipping.

  2. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on June 26, 2015 at 7:30 am

    The Summer Shape up is awesome! Love to see all those great check-ins. Your picture from Whole Foods definitely has me craving a sandwich. Have a great weekend, Gina!

  3. Alex @ True Femme on June 26, 2015 at 7:44 am

    That peanut butter fudge looks awesome! I saw a recipe for vegan caramels (using dates) on Popsugar a few weeks ago and I really want to make that! I’m currently still loving Josie Maran products…it’s a serious addiction. I just bought her new Nirvana mist and I can’t wait to use it. She also has this gorgeous new coconut water eyeshadow in Maui Teal that’s calling my name. I think it would look so beautiful on you! Have a great weekend! <3

  4. Jamie on June 26, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I’m loving that cupcake hair… so adorable. I wonder if a 27 year old can pull it off? Haha. And that peanut butter fudge… I need that now. Hope you have a great day! : )

  5. Becky @ TheBexFactor on June 26, 2015 at 8:07 am

    That cupcakes hair is adorable.

    Thanks for including my photo 🙂

  6. Becky on June 26, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Ugh. Peanut butter fudge? Is that a sick joke?!? I know what I’ll be making today. Also, I love Mindy Kaling. She’s such a boss!

  7. Cassie on June 26, 2015 at 8:12 am

    I’m newly obsessed with Snoogle… the best for a good night’s sleep!

  8. Jessie R on June 26, 2015 at 8:21 am

    All those plants at Java Jungle, I’m in LOVE! I want that to be my patio :). I’m loving summer shape up, thank you so much for helping us all stay motivated :). Have fun at Yoga Journal, can’t wait to see the henna’d belly!!

  9. Amanda - RunToTheFinish on June 26, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Oh how have I missed the workout generator, that’s fun!! Have you read Amy Pohelr’s book? Your link to Mindy made me think of it, inspiring and hilarious.

  10. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on June 26, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I am loving Liv’s crazy hair day do! And Mindy Kaling. She’s awesome.

  11. Jacki on June 26, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I went to Whole Foods for salmon the other day and walked out with a $7 container of pickles. Who does that?? #notpregnant

  12. Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run on June 26, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Will you share a pic of your belly henna!? 🙂

  13. Britt@MyOwnBalance on June 26, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I love Mindy Kaling too! I just started watching the Mindy Project Season 1 and it is so hilarious. I don’t know why I was living under a rock before!

  14. Cara's Healthy Cravings on June 26, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I must buy myself some coconut butter to make that fudge, yum!
    I am digging the tea cocktail idea, you have inspired me!

  15. Tracy on June 26, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Ahhh so pumped for you to go to Yoga Journal Live! I hope you give us a full report! I’d love to be going.

    I’m a huge Mindy Kaling fan, too! Especially love #7….introverts FTW!

  16. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on June 26, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Happy Friday, Gina! I went to Yoga Journal’s conference when they were in San Francisco a few months ago and took an amazing session. It was cool to be around so many yogis in one place. Even though, I’m not an official yogi. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Crystal on June 26, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Love Livi’s hair 🙂

    My Friday Fave is this 🙂 :

  18. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on June 26, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    love Liv’s cupcake hair- you are such a good mom!

  19. Brittany on June 26, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Midnight Moon is my FAVE!!!

  20. Amanda @ Slimplify Life on June 26, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    GM sent me some samples of their new, Gluten Free, no artificial colors / preservatives and I have to say it is actually pretty darn good!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Gina!!

  21. Danica @ It's Progression on June 26, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    That cupcake hair is SO adorable.
    And I was happy to hear about General Mills’ announcement, too! If every big food company started making little changes like this we’d have an entirely different grocery store, in the best way.

  22. Sagan on June 27, 2015 at 7:45 am

    That fudge looks delicious! Gotta try that – love the addition of protein powder. (superfood fudge? ;))

    I have a baklava tea that would probably be DELICIOUS in a cocktail. Wonder how it would work with blending the fruit?

    That cupcake hair = adorable.

  23. Amanda on June 27, 2015 at 7:58 am

    That little cupcake bun! Too cute!

  24. Milo on June 28, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Thanks for the heads up – Just bought 2.5 Maaji bikinis from my habit (was already a member, sorry!). Amazon should thank you too 😉

    • Fitnessista on June 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

      hahah! i LOVE amazon. happy you snagged some, too!! 🙂 such an awesome sale

  25. Sasha M on June 29, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Totally unrelated, but I thought you’d get a kick out of this
    priceless footage of B K S Iyengar doing yoga with his students 🙂

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