Friday Favorites

It’s that time of week again….Friday Favorites. I’m linking up with Katie & Heather. So check out all the fun before the weekend and festive week ahead kick off!

friday favorites

Friday Favorites

The fact that I will be adding a BODYATTACK class and a GRIT class to my teaching schedule come January!!!

I can’t even tell you how stoked I am about this!

For those of you who are newer around here, I got certified in GRIT in 2012 and coached several months of the program until it got too intense for my pregnant self (I stopped at 19 weeks). Then after I had Lily, I coached GRIT for about 4 months before Jared’s school schedule changed and I couldn’t teach the class I had anymore. Boo.

So now, with Jared not having school classes, and this particular gym changing its schedule, I am excited to coach GRIT again!

And for BODYATTACK, there were no plans for me to have a class, but I did the initial training anyway….and wahlah! A class will be on the schedule come January. I am so happy about this because I love the format but hadn’t been sure of when I would actually be teaching it.

This means that I will teach/coach 6 classes per week now, whereas I had been teaching 4. (January will have me teaching BODYPUMP, CXWORX, BODYATTACK, Zumba, and coaching GRIT).

The fact that Lily is at such a fun stage and does the most adorable things!

She is seriously so much fun to be with (usually), and I adore having a little person doing what I do!


She giggles with me, she throws her arms around my legs to give me hugs, she wrinkles her nose at me when I do that, and she loves playing peekaboo with any & everything. So cute.


real life: Of course it does get a bit frustrating when I really need to do my hair or makeup quickly and she follows me everywhere (EVERYWHERE) and wants to brush her own hair, throw her books in the toilet, or crawl into the trash can. Hilarious, yes, but sometimes it drives me batty.

The joys of motherhood are found in all the little things. But I can say this, it is much more joyful when I get enough sleep…..

Lately, for some reason, she’s NOT been sleeping well. I think she’s going through a sleep regression, or had a random cough, or was teething? I have no idea, but the random 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. wake-ups are no bueno. I’m trying to keep it all in perspective though, and I know this short stage of crappy sleep will end, as it always does.

But at the end of the day, I’d do anything for that little princess.


A favorite of mine this week is wrapping up the few gifts I got for Jared & Lily!

I love getting meaningful for things for the people I love, so I am really excited about the gifts they will receive. Christmas is so much better when you get meaningful things for someone else!

A definite favorite of this week was caroling with the youth from our church!

This week I went caroling with a bunch of young teenagers whom I work with in my church calling, and it was such a blast to spread the message of hope, faith, and love to those we visited.

We went to about 12 houses, sang, and gave them plates of cookies. It was a really lovely evening!

The fact that it’s the weekend!

I am excited for this festive weekend. We have a few fun things on the agenda, and so it should be a blast!


And with that, it’s time to go teach some Zumba & then get this weekend started right by baking cookies!

Have a GREAT weekend! <3

What are some of YOUR favorites this week??! What fitness classes have YOU been loving lately??! Any fun weekend plans?!

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