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Friday Favs – The Fitnessista

Hello! Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! How are you? I hope you had a great week. The girls were on spring break, so the week was filled with sleepovers, slow mornings, a day of shopping, a trip to the mini time machine museum, dinner with friends, the trampoline park, and we’re going to see Taylor Swift tonight. It’s P’s first concert and the girls are excited!

We are going to a cabin this weekend for a one night stand and a birthday party. Even though we didn’t go out of town for spring break, we still managed to fit in a lot of fun events!

how was your week? I’d love to hear what you’re up to 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 Favs party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds of the week and across the web. I always love to hear about your favorites, so please say something you love in the comments section below.

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Read, watch, listen:

Finished this book and got a severe book hangover. This was one of the best historical fiction books I have read and I am having a hard time choosing the next one! It was beautifully written, drew me in immediately, and while I couldn’t wait to find out what happened, I also didn’t want it to end. It’s amazing that it was based on a true story and that the book was completely out of my usual World War II historical novels selection. If you have something similar that you love, please lmk.

Be sure to check out this week’s podcast episode with Nicole Jardim. She shares lots of amazing tips on how to support your hormones and optimize your cycle.

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

Fashion + Beauty:

More frown gifts. I got my usual brownies, but added under-eye gels and masks. I’ll definitely report back on new products! Frowns have done wonders for helping me with my 11 (aka WTF lines) in between my brows. You have to use them for a while and use them consistently to see a difference, but I’m a fan. Botox still scares me (never say never but for now, it doesn’t for me), so this has been a great option.

The spring-ish weather has me eyeing swimsuits. Somersalt is my favorite right now (sized up), but here are some other darlings that are on my radar:

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

The flowers on this one-piece are gorgeous.

This Beach Riot color block suit (high waisted and not too cheeky).

Perfect with a white button-up as a coverup

This ALC suite.

It is printed one-piece.

Health, Fitness, Good Food:

Yay to new walking pads! I’ve really been wanting to add one to the office for long conference calls and studying — I hate sitting for so many hours during the day — so I grabbed it 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 a few short walks, I like it so far. It’s not meant for racing—it only goes up to 5 mph—but being one of the lower-cost options out there, I’m impressed. I was talking on the phone with my mom yesterday and turned it on, and it went on for over 30 minutes while we were talking.

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

I’m likely to get another pair for hiking in the next month.

AG1. I’ve been using it on and off for over a month now and love it. I love the nutrients it contains in addition to the adaptogens and probiotics. TBH it doesn’t taste great at first (it tastes a bit vitamin-y and it tastes a bit pineappley), but you absolutely get used to it and after a week of use I’ve found myself using it Found while craving. I alternate between AG1 and 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 in talks with AG1 about partnering as an affiliate, but they asked me to sign an exclusivity contract. Since I work with several companies in the nutrition space, such as Now Foods, Sakara, Equilife and Organify, this was not working.

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

*CAUTION: If you want to order something from Equilife, such as binders, detoxes or labs, wait until Monday. I will share details soon and newsletter friends will get the information once it goes live.

Total Body Park Bench Workout.

Salmon Burgers with Slaw.

Happy Friday, friends!





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