Friday Faves – The Fitnessista


Hellooooo! Happy Friday! how was the week I hope you had a great one. It’s been a quick one here and I’m looking forward to a good time this weekend. With school and the kids’ activities, I feel like the week is such a blur, so it feels good to just slow down a little and enjoy. We’re having a family dinner on Saturday night, I’m teaching a barre class, and we’re hoping to get to the Gem Show on Sunday.

A highlight of the week: my third round of the EquiLife detox! We did this as a community, and I love that it restores my nutritional settings, increases my energy, and I feel great. It was the first time I slept terribly during the detox, but during the day I felt productive and centered.

One of my lunches from this week:

Lentil Soup

I made this lentil coconut curry soup and it was SO delicious.

In the instant pot I added:

– 1 sweet onion

– 4 cloves of garlic

– 2 chopped zucchini

– Most of a bag of chopped cauliflower

– 3 small chopped and peeled carrots

– 1 lump of ground ginger

and sauté it for about 5 minutes.

Then I flavored it with about a tablespoon of curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala, 1 teaspoon of turmeric and salt and pepper. I stirred in half a can of crushed tomatoes, a very standard size can of chicken stock, and 6 oz of sprouted lentils (from Thrive Market). After cooking on the soup setting for 20 minutes, I added two large handfuls of spinach, a can of coconut milk and a squeeze of lemon juice.

It was SO GOOD and so easy! It’s freezing around here (in the 20’s in the morning. My Arizona soul is suffering), so it was very warm and soooo hot.

Check out this great check-in from our community FB page!

Detox Feedback

(You can order a detox here if you want to try it and use the code FITNESSISTA20 for 20% off)

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

We took the fam to see Bluey’s Big Play the other night. While it was definitely aimed at younger kids, it was super cute.

Bluey With The Fam

Friday favorites

Fitness, health and good eating habits:

I revamped my Facebook page. One of my goals for 2023 is to share more content in a smaller setting with my good reader friends, so if you want to join, here’s the link!

15 things I wish someone would have told me when I first started cooking.

Perfect if you’re looking for weeknight meal inspiration.

Lower body bar with weights.

Pure Barre Socks

Fashion + Beauty:

Been wearing this heart sweater lately! I took a break from RTR Unlimited and am giving Nuuly another shot after some rough experiences with it.

Heart Sweater 1

(Skinny jeans foreverrrr)

How to edit your cache.

I have been loving this blush lately. I wear the color Encourage.

After my last facial I bought this moisturizer to change things up a bit! I feel like my skin is getting *used* to different products, so I rotate every now and then. It’s so hydrating and doesn’t make me break out. It’s on Gilt here at a better price. 🙂


Read, watch, listen:

Daily habits that have made me a more positive person.

YAY for this amazing Tucson chef. (If you’re visiting Tucson, definitely add Tumerico to your list.)

For my Colleen Hoover fans.

Happy Friday, dear friends!