Friday Faves – The Fitnessista


Hi friends! Happy Friday! how’s the week going The weekend starts well: I met a friend for a Pure Barre class – the Reform class included bands and gliders for an intense strength workout and a smoothie. Next was a quick trip to the chiropractor, a stop at the girls’ school, and now it’s time for wedding celebration!

It’s my brother Trevor’s wedding tomorrow and I can’t wait for the huge fiesta with the fam. Trevor and his wife eloped in Vegas last year, but now it’s time for the celebration. The pilot is officiating the ceremony (!) and I can’t wait to see family members we haven’t seen in a long time. I hope you have a great weekend ahead too!

Something new on the blog: a partners page! I always love (and am so grateful) when you guys ask me for referrals/affiliate links and buy through my links. I thought it would be convenient to put my favorite brands and discount codes on one page so they are easy to find, and as always I’m happy to help or send along a link or discount code if I have one.

In full transparency, ad revenue has declined over the past few years, and affiliate revenue has become the majority of my income (along with digital product sales/memberships and coaching). I just want to say a huge thank you for shopping my links and supporting the lil blog. The partners page is here if you want to check it out!

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 always love to hear about your favorites too, so please shout out something you love in the comments section below.

Friday favorites


New Aviator Nation hoodie. These are the best hoodies in the entire country. Betsy hooked me up and they are SO insanely soft. Once you go AN, you’ll never go back. I chose a gray one that will go with everything. Great for lounging, layering with gym clothes and travel.


I’m at a special point in life where I get turned on by a mouthwash lol. I don’t typically use conventional mouthwashes because the ingredients can be sketchy, but I found this one on Thrive Market that had great reviews. It does have a licorice taste from the fennel, so don’t order it if you hate licorice, but if you like the taste of fennel, you’ll be a fan.


Still obsessed with the Hatch light:

Hatch Light

I’ve been trying to think about why I haven’t felt as stressed in the morning lately, and I really think this light has made a huge difference. It’s so peaceful to wake up to soft light and the sound of birds chirping instead of the scrolling iPhone alarm. I also love the relaxing environment at night. I relaxed as I begin to fall asleep, and for 15 minutes it plays a sound of choice (I chose moonlight melodies, which is a soft piano) and the clock simulates a sunset. Usually I pass out well before the 15 minutes are up.

Read, watch, listen:

I started looking Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery while relaxing in the sauna blanket and I’m so far into it.

Finished this book and wow. I have so many thoughts and will definitely have a hard time articulating them all in this month’s book review post, but this was devastating, hopeful, and beautifully done.

Diet mistakes to stop making in 2023.

What is your #1 travel tip?

Interesting study on: exercise timing. My two cents: any movement is better than no movement, so I wouldn’t stress about the time of your workout (as long as it’s not 2-3 hours before bedtime).

Fitness + good food:

Butcher Box Delivery! The next few months are crazy so I ordered a few extra things to have on hand. We source almost all of our meat entirely from Butcher Box. The quality is much better (organic, wild caught options, grass fed) and much cheaper than Whole Foods. It’s nice to have our garage freezer stocked with high-quality fish and meat! I ordered corned beef (theirs is best for St. Patrick’s Day), brisket, whole chicken, chicken thighs, scallops, beef, ground turkey, and steak. Their promotions are always changing and this is such a good one right now: use this link and you’ll get $30 off, a free chuck roast, and a free chicken 🙂


If you’re looking for new meal ideas and a sample exercise routine, join us for Spring Shape Up! The login info is here – it’s a completely new platform and is the one I use for Fit Team – and it’s completely free. The fun starts on February 27th and I’ll be adding content to the platform all next week so you have everything you need on the 24th to prepare and get started. (If you don’t want to do this as a challenge either, NO WORRIES! Please don’t let this be a stressor in your life; instead, use it to get community support and free resources.)

Fashion + Beauty:

I ended up ordering another dress for the wedding – we were asked to wear black – and settled on this one. The fit is more flattering and the material is surprisingly beautiful! P is going to wear this dress, and I’m still trying to finalize Liv’s outfit. If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute. 😉

Beautycounter gift with purchase for orders over $125 (you can stack with the CLEANFORALL30 30% off promo for new customers!).

Glowy skin prep besties

Shopbop Long Weekend Sale: 25% off sale styles like this dress, this dress, and this bag.

Happy Friday, friends! What are you doing this weekend?