Friday Faves – The Fitnessista


Hey hey! Happy Friday! how was the week I hope you had a great one. I’m so glad you enjoyed this week’s podcast episode too. Many thanks to those who listened!

A big highlight of my week: watching Liv’s first dance competition of the season. A fun bonus: Madre and Nani came to Phoenix with us! It was their first time watching a pageant and it was so amazing to have them there to support Liv. It was a quick 24 hour trip and the competition season officially started in Disney parade in recital.. here we go!

Groove Competition

While we were in Phoenix, P was living her best life here in Tucson with the Pilot. They had a family day at work, with bouncy castles, corn hole, face painting, a video game truck and lots of great food, and then two of her friends came over for a play date. The only sad news of the weekend is that our beloved Cookie, the hairless guinea pig, has crossed the rainbow bridge. We are not sure how it happened – it was sudden and he had no signs of health problems. He luckily took his Vitamin C from me before we left for Phoenix and was peeing nicely. 🙁 We had a little farewell ceremony in the backyard, complete with Josh Groban’s rendition of “Ave Maria.” Rest in peace, Cooker.

Guinea pigs usually don’t like being alone, so we might look into getting another one from a rescue as a companion to Donut, but the truth is, I’m not sure how much longer I want to be on the guinea pig wagon not. I do 99% of their care and they are A LOT of work (they are messy lil guys!), so we’ll see what we decide to do. If you have any tips please let me know!

It’s time for the weekly Friday Favs 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, so please shout out anything you love in the comments section below!

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Friday favorites

Fitness, health, good eating:

I fell in love with Rebbl this past week. Where has it been all my life?! I went to Whole Foods to get snacks and drinks for us to have at the competition and was nothing but water which was still satisfying. I usually hate bottled protein drinks, but liked the ingredients in this one and decided to give it a try. It was SO good. Like rich chocolate milk but not too sweet. I went back to Whole Foods and got 5 more bottles, including the dark chocolate. Obsessed.


The EquiLife Binder. I finally had a chance to use this binder with my sauna sessions and also take a capsule when I’m going to consume alcohol or a heavy restaurant meal. I’ve always been skeptical of binders – usually didn’t like the ingredients – but am glad to have one that I can use as needed to support the detox process. You can check out an IG live I did with Dr. Cabral on the Universal Binder here. They also have an amazing promotion on the detox kits right now when you shop on the website: buy 3, get 1 free. I will probably order mine for the rest of the year because I love them so much.

Equilife Binder

These Peanut Butter Pretzels. I get them from Thrive Market and they are everything. Very crunchy, salty, perfect creamy peanut butter inside, gluten free, corn free, 10/10.


I also wanted to let you know that avocado mattresses are up to $300 off and free standard shipping with the SLEEP. I never talk about mattresses but this is the BEST mattress and the one we use. You guys know I love sleep more than anything and look forward to crawling into this thing every night. I wanted a mattress with safe ingredients and it’s more comfortable than our Tempurpedic.

If you’re in the mood to bake a sheet cake (which really is the best cakes), check out the comments section for recipes.

Fashion + Beauty:

So many great beauty sales happening right now! Beautycounter has a gift with purchase and I have never seen them offer one that is THIS good. If you spend $125, you get the All Bright C serum for free, and if you spend $250+, you also get an AHA Reflect Effect mask. These are full size products and $180 in value. They are two of my very favorite products in the entire line, and you can get them for free!

Bc Goodies

You can also join Band of Beauty for $10, which is worth it if you plan on getting the free gifts. This way you get another welcome gift, free shipping on orders over $100, and 10% back in product credit.

Oh, and if this is your first time shopping, use the code CLEANFORALL20 and make sure to select Gina Harney as your consultant. You get 20% off! I know this was a lot of information, so if you need help, email me at and I’d be happy to help with skin care recommendations.

Tarte is 30% off. Almost all the makeup I use is Tarte including this primer, foundation, eyeliner, so many palettes, BB cream, mascara, mascara primer and highlighter. I also have a lot of lipsticks, lip stains and lip glosses.

I love all these cute sets that are trending right now.

Read, watch, listen:

I started this book after hearing great reviews and am LOVING it so far.

Done watching This is 40 (it only took me about 3 weeks) and it was everything I wanted. I don’t usually watch TV or movies – just binge watch Emily in Paris and Bridgerton when a new season is released – but I try to watch movies and shows while in the sauna blanket. If there are any other old, hilarious movies you think I may have missed, please let me know!

Check out this week’s podcast episode if you haven’t already. I talk all about my experience with breast thermography.

Happy Friday!