Friday Favorites #4

Okay, I gotta start out today’s post by saying my absolute favorite thing about today is that it is FRIDAY! 

This has always my favorite day of the week. Even if it’s insanely busy, there’s something about knowing the full weekend is ahead that just makes it better. I also find those early Saturday morning hours, before anyone else in this big city is up and moving, to be a close second. I can’t wait for my morning run tomorrow, might as well take advantage of this unseasonably warm weather right?

Here are a few of my other favorite things:

Jillian Michaels’ No More Trouble Zones

I recently started doing the full workout on the Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones DVD, and wow does it kick my butt! I love trying new workouts because it gets different muscles working, and this one did not disappoint. In particular my abs and biceps were super sore the next day, and I loved it 🙂

jillian michaels

The other great thing about this DVD is, if you don’t have time to go through everything, (which takes about 50 minutes, including warm up and stretching), you can choose different circuits and muscle groups to focus on. A great way to sneak in a high intensity workout on busy days!

Pizza Dates

So, it’s no secret that pizza is my favorite food. Yesterday AJ and I decided on an impromptu pizza night out instead of cooking dinner at home. We’ve both had a busy week at work and it was a much needed highlight to the day! We stopped by Patsy’s Pizzeria on West 74th Street.

We started off with an appetizer of fried zucchini and eggplant with a garlic yogurt dipping sauce, a bottle of Chianti, and then dug into a large margherita pizza. It was exactly what I was in the mood for, just good classic pizza – perfect comfort food on a rainy night!


Obviously I forget I have a blog when food is in front of me and only remember to take pictures once I’m already elbow deep.

Protein Bites Recipe

I shared this recipe of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Bites with you on Sunday and I wanted to give it another shout out because I have been seriously obsessed with them all week.


Such an easy, guilt-free snack! Might have to whip up another batch this weekend.

Hooray Sports, Do the Thing, Win the Points

If you follow my Instagram, you’ll notice I debuted my favorite fall shirt a couple weeks ago. When AJ put on the football game (#GoJets), I strutted around the apartment in my favorite shirt this season – or what he calls my “silent rebellion” to football.


I ordered this shirt at the end of summer and shortly after it was delivered I realized I couldn’t find it anywhere! I did a serious fall cleaning recently and it was nowhere to be found – not in my closet, not in my dresser, not even under the bed. Our apartment isn’t that big and I like to think I do a pretty good job of keeping everything organized, so there are only so many places it could be. Well, somehow it got mixed in with AJ’s clothes because he found it in his sock drawer! Yay!

This Photo

I was recently scrolling through some old pictures on my phone, in the constant battle to free up storage space, and came across this one from one of my bridal showers earlier this year. It just made me smile thinking about how much fun it was and the great group of friends I had around me that day.

the ‘long hair, don’t care’ days

My amazing bridal party was made up of friends from all different areas in my life – our sisters, childhood, college, NYC, and work – and it was so great to bring them all together. Everyone just clicked and it made the pre-wedding festivities that much more hilarious and enjoyable. 🙂

That about wraps up today, hope you have a great weekend! I think AJ and I are going to take a stroll through Central Park tomorrow to take advantage of the fall foliage, and maybe pop into the New York Historical Society, if we’re feeling particularly touristy.

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