Friday Faves – The Fitnessista


Hellooooo! Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! How are you? I hope you’ve had a great week. The girls were on spring break, so the week was filled with sleepovers, slow mornings, a shopping day, a trip to the Mini Time Machine Museum, dinner with friends, the trampoline park, and we’re heading to see Taylor Swift tonight. It’s P’s first concert and the girls are pumped!

We’re also headed to a cabin for a night this weekend and a birthday party. Even though we didn’t go out of town for spring break, we managed to pack in a ton of fun events!

How was your week? I’d love to hear what you have going on this weekend. Any fun St. Paddy’s day celebrations ahead? If you’re looking for the best St. Patrick’s Day cocktail, try this one.

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I always love to hear about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below.

Friday Faves

Read, watch, listen:

Finished this book and having a serious book hangover. It was one of the best historical fiction books I’ve read and I’m having a hard time picking the next one! It was beautifully-written, sucked me in immediately, and while I couldn’t wait to find out what happened, I also didn’t want it to end. It’s mind-boggling that it was based on a true story and this book was completely outside my usual WWII historical fiction picks. If you have anything similar that you loved, please lmk.

Definitely check out this week’s podcast episode with Nicole Jardim. She shares so many amazing tips on how to support your hormones and optimize your cycle.

Loved this post and perfectly articulates how our perception of birthdays can change over time. (I used to love my birthday but now I just enjoy spending it with my little family and eating cake, but hate the pressure I always seem to feel, like I haven’t done *enough* over the past year.)

Fashion + beauty:

More Frownies goodies. I got my usual Frownies but added the undereye gels and the mask. I’ll definitely report back on the new products! Frownies has done wonders for helping with my 11s (aka WTF lines) in between my eyebrows. You have to use them for a while and use them consistently to see a difference, but I’m a fan. Botox still freaks me out (never say never but for now, it’s not for me), so this has been a good alternative.

The spring-ish weather has me looking at swimsuits. Summersalt is my fave right now (size up), but here are some of the other cute ones that are on my radar:

Love the cut of this one-piece and it comes in four amazing colors.

The flowers are gorgeous on this one-piece.

This beach riot color block suit (high waist and not too cheeky).

Perfect with a white button-up as a coverup

This ALC suit.

This printed one-piece.

Fitness, health, good eats:

YAY for a new walking pad! I’ve really been wanting to add one to the office for longer conference calls and studying – I hate having to sit for so many hours during the day – so I grabbed this one on Amazon along with this desk. The desk should be here tomorrow and I’ll be good to go! I’ll share the office setup in an upcoming post, but after trying it out for some shorter walks, I love it so far. It’s not for running – it only goes up to 5mph – but for being one of the lower cost options, I’m impressed. I was chatting with my mom on the phone yesterday and turned it on, and ended up walking for over 30 minutes while we talked.

Vivo Barefoot shoes. I’ve seen these on IG forever and finally decided to give them a try. The only bummer was that they took about 3 weeks to arrive, but they feel amazing. The toe box is absolutely wider than traditional sneakers, which gives your toes free movement, but it takes a little while to get used to it. I got them for strength training and walking, and have done 5 workouts in them so far. When I work out at home, I’m always barefoot, but it turns out that’s not acceptable in gym strength training rooms and most studio environments (also gross lol) 😉

I’ll probably get another pair for hiking in the next month or so.

AG1. I’ve been using this on and off for over a month now and looooove it. I love the nutrients that it includes, in addition to adaptogens and probiotics. TBH it doesn’t taste great at first (it tastes a little vitamin-y and has a bit of a pineapple taste), but you absolutely get used to it and I found myself craving it after a week of use. I alternate between AG1 and the Organifi green (which tastes better to me but has a different nutritional profile). If you guys want me to do a post comparing the two, please let me know!!

I was talking to AG1 about partnering as an affiliate, but they asked me to sign an exclusivity contract. Since I work with many companies within the nutrition realm, like NOW Foods, Sakara, EquiLife and Organifi, it wasn’t going to work out.

Everyone has different preferences and needs, and I like a lot of different things (!), so I love that there are multiple options to share here that I love. So instead of a discount code, I have a referral link here which will get you a one-year supply of Vitamin D3/K2 + 5 free travel packs if you want to try it out. For now, I alternate weeks: one week of AG1, 1 week of Organifi green.

*Heads up: if you’ve been wanting to order something from EquiLife, like the binders, detox, or labs, wait until Monday. I’ll share the details soon and newsletter friends will get the info as soon as it’s live.

A total body park bench workout.

Salmon burgers with slaw.

Happy Friday, friends!




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