Friday Favorites: A fitness giveaway and more
Happy Friday, indeed! Hello, my friends! After two weekends-in-a-row away, Dave and I will be staying in the Bay Area this weekend. That means, as usual, this morning I’m teaching BODYATTACK, working and hopefully fitting in some yoga at home, as well as a visit to the grocery store.
As for the rest of the weekend? Big plans on the agenda tonight call for a casual sushi dinner and perhaps giving Rudy a bath. Tomorrow, Dave will be golfing in a tournament, and I have plans to go on a hike with some girlfriends. Other than that, we’ll be hanging out with our puppy and enjoying some free time. The countdown is on for our Hawaii trip in less than two weeks. Now, let’s get to business …
My latest “Friday Favorites” of the week
On Fridays, we don’t want to have to think too hard, so these random and unrelated favorites are the way to go. Plus, they get to live on the blog all weekend, and they occasionally include a chance to win stuff …
My favorite surprise fitness delivery and A GIVEAWAY
I love to offer giveaways on A Lady Goes West so all of you lovely readers get a chance to win. Well sometimes I win giveaways too. A couple of weeks after IDEA BlogFest with Sweat Pink, I received an email that I had been one of a few bloggers chosen to win a giveaway from the Merrithew company. My big fitness prize package came in the mail this week, and the folks at Merrithew agreed to let me give away a similar prize package to you.
Merrithew was a sponsor of BlogFest, and not only did they provide a “Tweet break” between our sessions, but they also gave us some takeaway loot and told us about their fitness programs like STOTT Pilates.
Colorful fitness equipment galore, which arrived at my doorstep this week.
I did a little research, and it seems that Merrithew began as a Toronto-based Pilates studio and has branched out into an international brand offering fitness-class curriculum, instructor training and of course, equipment. While I haven’t been lucky enough to take their classes, I did get to hear about them at BlogFest, and I’d love to experience them first-hand one day. As for the equipment? Seems pretty high-quality on first glance.
Now for that giveaway. One lucky winner will win a prize package, valued at around $150, featuring the following items:
- Folding Travel Mat
- Fitness Circle Flex
- 18-inch Soft Density Foam Roller
- Flex Massage Stick
- Eco Mat for Kids
Massage stick? Yes, please. That one is coming out of the box this weekend for sure.
To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post. For every comment, you get one entry in the giveaway. Here are all the things you can comment about …
- You can tell me what you’re up to this weekend.
- You can tell me what piece of equipment you most need and why.
- You can tell me if you follow A Lady Goes West on Facebook.
- You can tell me if you follow A Lady Goes West on Instagram.
- And finally, you can tell me if you follow Merrithew on Twitter or Instagram.
This giveaway is open to readers in the Continental U.S. and Canada and will close on Monday night.
My favorite convenient snack of the week
True story: I broke into my first ever nut-butter packet last week. I had never used a convenient nut-butter packet and always relied on digging into a jar. Well thanks to my gift bag and swag from IDEA BlogFest with Sweat Pink in LA last month, I came home with quite a few nut-butter samples.
These Wild Friends packets are portable and oh-so-good — every single flavor. While I tend to choose almond butter as my favorite, the sunflower butter and peanut butter are delicious too.
These packets have just under 200 calories, so paired with some fruit they make the perfect snack. So far I’ve had packets with bananas once and with apples a few times (which you would have seen in my latest “What I Ate Wednesday“). I’ve also added the nut-butter to rice cakes. The best part? These puppies travel well and made the trip to Monterey last weekend. (Please note: An honorable mention goes to Barney Butter packets as well, which were also in my gift bag, but those were consumed and un-pictured.) Looks like Wild Friends is available at most grocery stores, including Sprouts and Whole Foods, so check them out.
My favorite furry traveling partner
As a newly converted “dog person,” I was so incredibly happy to be able to bring our puppy Rudy along with us on our two most-recent weekend trips. Rudy has now been on a plane, on a boat, in a convertible, in a hotel, walked along a pier in Monterey and been into Starbucks, and he’s only six-months-old.
At first Rudy hated his traveling case, but as long as you let him stick his head out, he’s okay sitting in there and chilling during transport. However, when given a choice, he prefers to be held.
Sadly, the Rudster won’t be making the trip with us to Hawaii, but we’ll be sure to bring him back a souvenir. I mean, that little face …
My favorite links of the week
Did you miss some of the good stuff on A Lady Goes West this week? Here’s what happened …
- My workouts and food — Meal planning and my weekly workout recap
- Travel recap — Stunning views and good times in Monterey
- Food pictures — Because we all like to look at pictures of food
- Group fitness — Les Mills BODYATTACK 89 review
Here are a couple of other links I really enjoyed reading …
- “Four Motivating Fitness Babes to Follow on Instagram” written by my friend and beautiful fellow-blogger, Bethann, who was so nice to include me, as well as three other gorgeous and talented ladies.
- “Ask a Nutritionist – Six of Our Burning Nutrition Questions” on LaurenConrad.com, which is a site I love to peruse. There are so many nutrition articles out there, including one that I shared a couple of weeks ago, but this one really hits a few good points. No soy? Hmmm, guess I need to think about that.
Enter to win the big fitness giveaway
Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the Merrithew prize package shown above! Good luck!
I hope your weekend includes tasty food and fun, my friends! I’ll be in touch over the ‘gram, and see you back here on Monday morning!
Read more Friday Favorites
If you’ve enjoyed browsing through this post, see below for previous editions or visit the the link-up hostesses, Heather, Clare and Katie.
- A snack, a purse and a ritual
- A delivery, a bra and a guy
- A sweet, a wine and a read
- A drink, a gadget and a plan
- A time, a bottle and a powder
- San Francisco edition
- Beauty edition
- Beach vacation edition
- Hidden meanings
- Kicks, a book and a bowl
- The very best sweatshirts
- Party hosting and froyo
- Fourth of July daytime activity
- Beauty basics edition
- Workplace edition
- Shopping, sales and a show
- The foods I always buy
- Sushi, a game and pants
- Fitness apps
- Delicious and healthy products
- Comfort, fitness and function
- Beauty, buddha and blog events
- Dining, the city and gift ideas
- POPSUGAR, sweets and such
- A bunch of fun stuff
- e-book, food, picnic and tunes
- A link, a superfood and a mask
- Pants, shoes, food and links
- Dining, protein and goodies
- Shopping, events and a book
- A gym bag, pumpkin and juices
- Workout gear, a top and a massage
- prAna, a watch, tea and more
- Tasty stuff and gift sales
- Decor, bars, boots and a drink
- Flowers, music and more
- Coqueta, a brush and food
- My people and the holidays
- Beauty, bling and entertainment
- A hodge-podge of goodies
- Just a few special things
- Tasty food, drinks and moving
- A bunch of feel-good stuff
- Home, car and fitness finds
- Sweets, cooking, beauty and blog
- Gold, yoga, photos and more
- Celebs, scents, games and more
- Food, shoes, stretches and fun
- Purse, snack, plant and more
- Fresh, healthy, clean and square
- Pilates, sneaks and much more
- Quite a few good things
- Food, jewels and sweat etc.
- Fun stuff and a giveaway
- Goodies and a yoga giveaway
- Orange, bikes and healthy food
- Food, tech, sparkle and more
- Clothes, home, a roller and more
- Florida, tech, tea and more
- Toiletries, gifts and more
- Fashion, food and a giveaway
- Events, surprises and a puppy
- Good stuff and a giveaway
- Bling, crunch and pet goods
- Fitness, fashion and food
- Health, food and grooming
- A case, sneaks and smoothies
- Tasty stuff and a giveaway
- Snacks, gold, clothes and more
- A healthy giveaway and more
*Please note: While this post is not sponsored, there are affiliate links included. Thanks for your support!
Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
What’s something new you’ve been loving lately?
Love my Merrithew prize pack. And Wild Friends? The Chocolate Almond Butter with Crunchy Almond Pieces is amazing.
Have a fantastic weekend Ashley!
Thanks, Jill! We sure got some good stuff at BlogFest! You have a nice weekend too! 🙂
Oh man that Rudy is just the cutest! Wish I could dogsit for you while you’re in Hawaii!
Oh and I follow A Lady Goes West on FB, Twitter and Instagram.
Happy Friday to you!
You would be the BEST dogsitter. Too bad! 🙁 Happy Friday, my friend!
Woooo!!! Jessica, HUGE foam roller fan over here. And who doesn’t love a good giveaway?! (Crazy people, that’s who…)
This weekend, I’m off to my engagement party in Chicago and celebrating with a friend who won the Calder Cup. Wish me luck with all the craziness, ha!
Hi Jessica! Yay for your engagement party! That’s wonderful! Have so much fun!!! 🙂
Oh but I don’t know what the Calder Cup is hehehhe ???
I didn’t know you’re going to Hawaii? That is so cool! Ok. I take personal Pilates sessions and it’s one of the few things I can do now as I’m healing. The circle is one of the few tools I do not own but could really use.
Hi Megan! Pilates is great for recovery work for sure! And YES to Hawaii — our first trip there. Can’t wait! Happy Friday!
omigosh! I would love to win this as I am going to be forced to do more home workouts real soon!
Hi Suzie! Then you need this stuff! Thanks for entering. Have a great weekend! 🙂
What a nice prize pack! Tomorrow is my birthday so this weekend includes going out with some friends tonight and hitting the beach for a few days! I recently bought those Wild Friends packets but haven’t had a chance to try them yet so I’m glad to hear they’re good!
Hi Ashley! Happy early birthday!!! Have a WONDERFUL time celebrating with your friends. 🙂
I need that flex massage stick. And a puppy, but my husband says no because we are going to have a baby soon 🙁
Apparently babies are a lot of work, Jessica. So are puppies. Your hubby is right heheh! Happy Friday!
Take me to Hawaii instead!!!
Hahaha, I second Susie. 😉
The more, the merrier!! 🙂
Let me ask the hubs if we can fit another … you’re small, wouldn’t be much of a big deal? 🙂 hahaha
I follow on facebook!
I want to go to Hawaii!!! Your travel partner is sure cute 🙂
Great prize pack! This weekend I’m hoping to hit the trails for a 20km run, but I’m moving Friday/Saturday so I’m not sure how that’s gonna go, haha. I work out at home (even though I train in a fitness studio??) so my go-to items are a pull-up bar, resistance band and dumbbells — it’s all you really need!
Hi Bri! Good luck with your run and your move. That’s a lot of movement in one weekend!! Happy Friday, lady! Get it done!
My baby shower is this weekend! I can’t wait to see everyone!
YAYYYY Heather! So exciting! Can’t wait to see the pictures! Have a wonderful time! 🙂
I follow you on Instagram
Thanks, lady! 🙂
I need that massage stick! Gosh my legs are beat up, haha
Mine too, Heather! I’m going to try it this weekend for sure!
I follow you on Facebook
Thank you, thank you, again!:)
Woo hoo, I’m excited to get my STOTT Pilates prize pack too. Look at all that great stuff! Rudy is adorable, as always. He sure is getting spoiled with all of this traveling! Welcome to the club of ever-growing “dog people” that is taking over America. <3 Happy Friday!
Yes, dog lovers unite. It’s SO dog-friendly in our area too, which is nice. 🙂 Happy Friday, Heather!
Seriously Rudy is the cutest thing ever!! I am looking forward to soaking in some sunshine at the Lake this weekend, long boat rides and digging in the sand with Luke at the beach! Happy Friday!
That sounds like a wonderful weekend, Katie! Enjoy!! 🙂
The massage stick and travel mat look awesome! Thanks for offering the giveaway.
I have tried that Wild Friends PB and it is really good :). I like the chocolate one.
Hi Amy! They are all so good, I’m very impressed. Hope you have an awesome Friday!
it’s so awesome to find dog friendly places when you have a furry companion! Rudy has been having quite an awesome time, hasn’t he? He’s adorable!
Thanks, Doc! We sure think so. And yes, California is VERY dog friendly. Happy Friday! 🙂
This weekend I plan on getting some longer runs in! Working on mileage and I have my next Half Marathon on Sept 12th.
I could most definitely use that roller for after my long runs!
Yes, I follow Lady Goes West on both Twitter & Facebook!
I also follow Merrithew on Twitter!
Happy Friday!!! Such a great give away!
Hi Crystal! Great, thanks so much for entering and for the support. And YES, with a big race coming up, you need some recovery tools!! Have a great weekend. Good luck with your long run!
what Am I up to this weekend? Well, we are flying to Vancouver today so we can go on an Alaskan cruise tomorrow! With my parents, brothers, sister, their spouses an my nieces and nephews! 24 of us all together – it’s going to be awesome!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Oh my goodness, Christine! 24 people together on an Alaskan cruise? That sounds pretty awesome! I’ve always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise. I hope you have a wonderful time!!
I was just researching massage sticks and foam rollers the other day. I love Beachbody workouts, and just started T25 on Monday… holy sore calves! I have never had tight muscles like that before.
Hi Reid! Totally cool! Then you need this massage stick for sure. Have a fabulous Friday! Thanks for saying hi! 🙂
Tonight, teaching spinning and tomorrow charity softball game.
Hi Jennifer! Sounds like an active weekend! Enjoy! And thanks for saying hi. Happy Friday! 🙂
That massage stick and the travel yoga mat look perfect for me! I could use them both right about now 🙂 Hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend! I think you need one of those after such a busy summer!
Hi Gretchen! Thanks, I do need a slow weekend. I hope yours is great as well! 🙂
I follow you on Instagram! (gub117)
Thanks, lady! 🙂
The flex massage stick…I’m getting out and getting more active and that would be a huge help!!
Hi Jennifer! I know, what a cool tool to have for home, right? Nice work on being active, lady! Have a great weekend!
I follow you on Facebook.
Thanks, Jennifer! 🙂
That flex stick would be awesome for all my tight muscles. I really need to make stretching more of a priority! The Wild Friends peanut packs are definitely delicious. I love how many different flavors and varieties peanut butter/ nut butters come in nowadays. Despite all my PB&Js as a kid, never would I have thought peanut butter would transform into such a diverse food.
Hi Jess! I know! Long gone are the days of choosing only Jiff products, right? hahha! Happy Friday! Thanks for entering!
I need that foam roller! Dane doesn’t have one here and the one at the gym is awful!
Rudy is such a shnug muffin!! I want a puppy!
Hi Carrie! Equinox is the only gym where I’ve gone that had a good set of foam rollers — all of the other gyms — NO GOOD! You need to win this! 🙂 Shame on Dane … hahah
I love the massage sticks – so handy to have!
I know, Heather! I’ve never had one before and can’t wait to use it! 🙂
I follow you on Instagram! 🙂
Running with my wife 13.2 mileswith lots of hills and I follow you on Instagram
Wow, Ken! Hope you guys have a great run. You’re a good hubby to run with her. Or is she a good wife to run with you? Thanks for following!
This weekend I have to train for my black belt tense for the majority of Saturday, and I am seeing my dad on Sunday!
Also, I could definitely use a pair of dumbbells as I love working out from home!
Thank you for hosting, and have a great weekend!
You’re so welcome, Niki! Good luck with your training! Have a lovely weekend, my friend! 🙂
How amazing is wildfriends? I saw them on sharktank, and originally found them in NY – I think it was chocolate hazelnut flavored, and it blew my mind!! I’m in Toronto next week for work, too bad I won’t have time to check out this studio!!
Ummm I LOVE Wild Friends! That’s cool they were on Shark Tank, I watch that show fairly frequently with the hubs — one of the few reality shows we can both watch. Have fun in Toronto! You jet-setter. 🙂
Fun giveaway! I’d love the massage stick since I was just looking at them last week and would really like to try one out.
Hi Catherine! I know, I’ve never had a massage stick and can’t wait to try it out. Happy Friday! 🙂
Plans this weekend? Orange theory on Saturday, long training run Sunday and taking care of kiddos! 🙂 Nothing too exciting;)
That’s an active weekend, Erin! Enjoy it! 🙂
Oh man, I need a massage stick! That’s what I would use most. My three year old daughter would LOVE that yoga mat;)
I’ve never had a massage stick, so I can’t wait to try it! Thanks again for saying hi and entering 🙂
This weekend I’m celebrating my brother’s birthday with a brunch party! 30 people, lots of food and lots of mimosas!
Hi Judith! Yay for mimosas and celebrating. Have a great time!
I’m going to need that massage stick for my legs after I run off brunch!
hahahha totally! Eat up! Then run! 🙂
I follow on FB
Thanks, lady! 🙂
I follow you on Facebook:) No Instagram or Twitter account for me, otherwise I would!
Hi Erin! Thanks so much for following, lady! And you need to UP your social media game … Instagram can be such a nice time-suck hehehe 🙂
I follow on IG (jlrontal)
Thanks for following, Judith! 🙂
Super excited to have stumbled upon your website. Love the Friday Faves! 🙂 I’m now following you Twitter & Insta. Fingers crossed for this super awesome giveaway! <3
So glad you found me too, Jessie! Happy Friday! Thanks for following and have a great weekend! 🙂
I follow you on Facebook (Heather Winchell).
Thanks, lady! 🙂
I follow you in IG (@heatherrunsfast)
The prize pack this week looks awesome, and I’ll definitely need to try the packets of peanut butter. Might make my snacks at work a little easier to pack every day 🙂 have a fabulous, relaxing weekend!
Thanks Mackenzie! Hope your weekend is wonderful, my friend!! 🙂
This weekend I’m going to a farmers market, taking a Body Pump class, running, doing yard work and spending time with family. Probably sneak in some ice cream or froyo, too 🙂
Yay for BODYPUMP, Heather! Have a good weekend! Sounds like you’ve got great plans!
The equipment I need most is the Fitness Circle Flex. I think it would help me strengthen my pelvic floor, as well as the obvious other benefits. The pelvic floor is so important to running while pregnant and giving birth, that anything I can do to strengthen it WILL BE DONE!
Oh Heather, although I haven’t been pregnant, I did get pre-post-natal PT certified, so I’ve heard it all about the pelvic floor! You are so right — SUPER important. Happy Friday to you!!!
Thanks for hosting the giveaway! As a fellow Bay Arean, I enjoy your local insights and the in-depth fitness posts, including BodyPump! I follow on Instagram. This weekend we’re hiking in Marin Headlands and checking out the bar at Cavallo Point after! Methinks you should do more hiking! 🙂
Hi Buzibu! You are SO right, I need to do more hiking, and I haven’t been to Marin Headlands in too long. Tomorrow’s hike is taking place in the East Bay for me. Thanks so much for reading, fellow Bay Arean! Have a fabulous weekend!! Enjoy those views. We live in an awesome place! 🙂
Aww RUDY! Too fluffy and cute 🙂 This weekend I hope to take our dog on a few nice long walks, maybe relax at the pool, and put together a dresser from Ikea (so fun, I know).
Oh yes, you went to IKEA last weekend, right? I guess you found something to buy! hahha!
Good memory! Yes we bought some random stuff (lights for the back of the tv (?? boys and their toys) and a dresser. I am hopeful that once it is put together, my boyfriend will put his clothes away.
I think the flex massage stick would be the most beneficial, I love the way they feel on my quads. After leg day… OH MY QUAD!
I know! I’m excited to use the massage stick, I’ve never had one before!
And I follow you on Instagram & facebook. Hawaii- you’ll love it!
Thanks, Jessie! Hawaii can’t come soon enough!
I follow you on Facebook! (Though my feedly probably would have told me too… Love rss feeds for following great blogs)
Thanks so much for reading, Megan! 🙂
My weekend plans are to unpack from the vacation I recently got back from. And to relax 🙂
Neato! Hope you had a great trip, Megan! Enjoy your weekend!
This weekend we are taking a quick overnight trip to Baltimore to visit our family favorites, the aquarium, kids’ science museum and a late O’s game. I think all of that should tucker the little guy out 🙂
Hi Angie! How fun!! Have a great time in Baltimore:)
I am really interested in the circle flex; I have never used one before but have seen lots of workouts using them.
I haven’t used one before either, Angie! Can’t wait to try it out! 🙂
I follow of Facebook!
I appreciate it, lady! 🙂 Thanks again!
I also follow on Instagram.
Thanks for following! 🙂
I follow Merrithew on Instagram also, thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for entering, Angie!! 🙂
I’m heading to brunch and Stern Grove Festival this weekend–hopefully along with lots of rest!
Hi Allison! Totally cool, I’ve heard about that festival but never gone. Hope you have a great time!
I need the foam roller! I try to foam roll at least 3 times a week at the gym, but it would be nice to have one at home too.
Glad you like to roll (or do it, even if you don’t like it). It’s way better to have your own roller, Allison, so you can use it even when watching TV! Good luck in the giveaway! 🙂
I follow on Instagram!
I would LOVE to win this giveaway! I’m a huge Pilates girl. In fact, it is what started my journey through fitness and becoming a zumba teacher a few years back. I had a broken arm and thought that was the end and I found pilates videos which were perfect for me! I didn’t have to do HIIT workouts to feel fit. Plus HIIT workouts increased the swelling in my cast which was bad. I love love love this giveaway!
Hi Jen! Totally cool story! Thank you for sharing and so glad you found Pilates when you needed it. Hope you have a great weekend!!
This weekend is all about relaxing for us! The only plans we have are happy hour tonight after work. We have had a crazy few weeks and are looking forward to a weekend without plans so we can just go with the flow.
Hi Jess! That sounds like a good plan — I need one of those weekends too! Cheers! 🙂
Gah your puppy looks like a stuffed animal I’m in love! I am always up for adding any kind of massage tools to my running/fitness toolbox haha that thing looks killer! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 have a great weekend!
Hi Lauren! He feels like a little stuffed animal too — and yes, he is sitting on my lap as I type this. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for entering the giveaway! 🙂
I follow A Lady Goes West on facebook!
Woohoo! Thanks again, Jess!
I follow you on Instagram!
I would love to pick up one of those folding travel mats! I travel a lot for work and when I fly I cannot fit my work out mat in my carry-on.
Hi Jess! Yes, I know, definitely a useful thing to have. Thanks for entering! Happy Friday! 🙂
Welcome to the world of dogs. Wow, Rudy is quite the traveler so far in his short life. That is a big perk of having a small dog. He seems to be taking it all in stride. So jealous! Having a 77lb and a 90lb pup makes travel a little bit harder for us-lol. Have fun in Hawaii
Hi Dena! Oh man, yes your doggies would not fit under the seat on the plane I guess ehehhe! But I bet they are just adorable! Happy Friday!
I’d be most excited to try (or I need) the foam roller. I’m in the process of creating my own ‘gym at home’ and this would be a great little piece to help with the end of a workout 🙂
Hi Rebecca! That’s great you’re creating a home-gym — so YES you need a roller for that. Thanks for entering! Happy Friday!
My weekend plans are to take a trip to the zoo with my husband, 3-1/2 yr old son and some of our friends with their daughter. Then a neighboring city fire station is hosting a “splash back-to-school” event where they open the fire hydrants for kids to play and there’s treats, face painting, touring an ambulance & fire truck and pictures with some of the Minions, which I think my son is most excited about, LOL! But the most exciting thing is we have a brand new king size bedroom set with plush new mattress being delivered that we cannot WAIT to sleep on….zzzzzzzz 😉
Hope you have an awesome weekend! Recently discovered your blog from LifeinLeggings and the Fitnessista…really enjoying your posts so far 🙂
Hi Rebecca! I am SO glad you found me, and thanks for stopping by to say hello. Your weekend sounds like a lot of fun. I guess I have those cool events to look forward to when having little ones one day, right? Yay for a new bedroom set!! Happy Friday!!
You totally do!! It’s fun to watch them having so much fun and getting so excited by the littliest things. And I LOVE having a legit excuse to go to the movies & see all the cute kids’ movies with my little boy…totally not afraid to admit I love them all 🙂 🙂
I bet, Rebecca! Yay for kiddos!! 🙂
I’m heading to Europe this weekend! So excited:)
WOW, Nina! That’s awesome!! Have a fabulous trip!! 🙂
What a well traveled pup! Rudy is so cute!
Thanks, Morgan! He is a cutie! 🙂
I’m leaving for a week long vacation this weekend!
Yay, Brie!! Have a wonderful vacation!!! 🙂
I follow on Instagram!
Yay, thanks, lady! 🙂
I follow you on Twitter and just today started following you on Instagram.
What I am loving lately is decaf black iced coffee mixed with vanilla flavored protein powder. I am leaving for vacation next Tuesday so plan this weekend is to pack.
Love all the items in your give-away.
Hi Susan! Thanks so much for following. Okay — coffee and protein powder? Now that is a combination I haven’t tried. I don’t really drink coffee, but love the flavor. Thanks for sharing that! Yay for vacation! Where are you off to??
Headed to Saratoga Springs NY to go the races and play some golf and perhaps visit a few wineries.
I substitute the iced decaf coffee for the iced water that I usually use. It really hits the spot on a hot day.
That’s awesome, Susan! I’ve never been there but heard it is beautiful. Hope you make it to the wineries! 🙂
Up to this weekend? Les Mill Super Q in El Segundo (aka LA ;)). Shouldn’t that automatically make me a winner? Hahahahaha. 🙂 I’m so excited!!!
Oh cool! Have so much fun!! Yay for Super Q!!!!
I follow on Facebook 🙂
As always, thanks for reading, my friend! 🙂
I follow you on Insta
I follow you too! 🙂
I could probably most use the roller (hellllo half marathon training!), but man that fold up mat looks super great too!!
It’s all good stuff, right? I hope you roll during race prep!!
Awesome giveaway! This weekend I have a long training ride for my bike race, but as soon as I’m done with that I’m planting my butt on the beach and not moving!! 🙂
Hi Liz! Good plan! I hope your ride goes well, as well as your beach-time!
Great giveaway! I follow you on IG and I would love to win the massage stick!
Thanks, Megan! I appreciate the support. Hope you have a nice weekend! 🙂
Ooh that massage stick looks awesome (as does the rest of the prize pack!). This weekend will be spent packing for 2 weeks with 3 kids in Florida!
Following on Instagram and Bloglovin’! Love your blog!
Hi Dee!! Yay for Florida — my home!! Where in Florida are you going?
We’re headed to Miami for a couple days (Marlins game), then to Orlando for eight (Tampa Bay Rays, Universal and Disney), then up to Atlanta for a Braves game! Yup, there’s a theme here 🙂
the flex massage stick would be great on my tight calves!
On mine too, Paige! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂
this weekend I am planning to sleep in a bit after a LONG week, also planning some pool time and brunch at my favorite latin restaurant!
Nice, Paige! Enjoy brunch and relaxing!! 🙂
I follow you on Facebook
Thanks, lady! 🙂
I follow you on instagram
Love it! 🙂
and lastly I followed Merrithew on twitter!
I could use a new foam roller, mine is all squished from use. The mat for kids would be great for my 4 yr old who loves to mimic my stretches after a run. I would love a massage stick – oh yeah to anything that makes me feel good. Have to admit that I’ve never used a fitness circle.
Hi Kristen! So many cool toys, right? How cute would it be for your little one to stretch with you on his/her own mat! 🙂 Have a great weekend. Thanks for saying hi!
Only plan so far this weekend is a hike tomorrow with my running partner. We’ve both taken most of the summer off from running but have been meeting regularly to hike.
I’m hiking tomorrow too, Kristen! Yay!! 🙂 Enjoy!!
The piece of equipment that I need most is a kettleball. They can be used in so many ways and are such a great strength and cardio workout!
Hi Taylor! Yes, for sure. I don’t have a kettlebell either, although I love to use them and am even certified to train with them too. Have a great weekend!
I would love to own the fitness ring! I have used it in pilates classes before and it is such a great tool to really feel the burn.
Nice, Taylor! Thanks for entering!! 🙂
This weekend I am going to a concert out of town. So excited!
Hope you enjoy!
I follow a Lady Goes West on instagram. I love seeing your posts, they are so cute and motivating!
Ohhh, thanks so much Taylor! I appreciate it!! 🙂 I hope you like the dog pics, because they’ve been taking over!
So I wound up in the hospital a week and a half ago due to food, so I have once again revamped my diet a bit, and I am feeling pretty darn good at the moment, so I am LOVING THAT! 😉
And tomorrow… I am pool partying at Eddie Murphy’s house. And then eating a TON! Good weekend to me, lol!
Wow, Gigi! That’s a big report in your comment. SO sorry about the hospital time. But I mean, celebrity party? You can’t beat that. You sure do live up to your name!! Have fun! 🙂
Your pup is adorable and so well traveled!
I am a big fan of foam rolling and using a lacrosse ball to target tough spots. It’s painful at first but so worth it! I have that Wild Friends Sunbutter in my pantry right now. SO GOOD. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!
Hi Jessica! I have a lacrosse ball in my gym bag that I need to be better about using as well. And YAY for Wild Friends! Hope you have an awesome weekend. Thanks for saying hi! 🙂
I follow on Facebook!
Thanks, Kristin!! 🙂
I follow on IG
Woohoo! I appreciate it. Have a great weekend! 🙂
I’m getting my passport
Nice, Nikki! Do you have an international trip planned?? Hope you have a great weekend!
Meixco in March!
I know, it’s a cool tool. I can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for entering, Nikki! 🙂
I follow on FB and Insta. Liked on FB. I am a big Pilates fantiac so love this give a way!!!!!! I am finally moving into my new house this weekend. Have a nice weekend !!!!!
Hi Lexie! That’s awesome!! I hope your move goes well. Have a great weekend! 🙂
I’m definitely late to the party. Where do you get that Wild Squirrel nut butter? It looks really good! 🙂 New favorites are definitely more of the PB&Co Nut Butters. They are so good. They really know what they’re doing with nut butter. I also made some protein bars this week that were really good… I’d never made protein bars before, but these were particularly tasty!
Hi Emily! Totally cool! I’ve never made protein bars at home before either. Hope you had a nice weekend! And yes, you need to try Wild Friends nut butter!
Looking forward to getting my hair cut and resting. It has been a crazy month. Prize pack looks pretty cool. And the nut butters…coconut chocolate is my favorite!
Hi Megan! Yay for a hair cut and rest. I hope your weekend has been great! 🙂
i am most excited for the travel mat and the massager! I am really not doing much this weekend. Just hanging out and wishing I was up to something lol.
I hope your weekend ended up being great and restful, Summer! 🙂
I follow a lady goes west on facebook. My name is Summer Plewes
Thanks for following, Summer! 🙂
I follow stott pilates on twitter.
@missplewes is my twitter name
Thanks, Miss Plewes! 🙂
I follow on instagram.
@fokxxy is my name
Thanks for the support, Summer! 🙂
As a Canadian near Toronto, I have to look into Merrithew. I love promoting all things Canadian! I can use a foam roller! I have a travel sized one, but it’s too small to give my back a really nice massage!
Hi Lucie! Yes, support your local companies!! heheh! Thanks for saying hi! Hope you had a great weekend!
This weekend we are getting set for back to school this upcoming week.
And just like that, summer is gone! Have fun with back-to-school prep, Shay! 🙂
Last night I went to a free outdoor concert of one of my favorite musicians when I was in high school (it was amazing and so nostalgic!), then out for drinks with a ton of people I haven’t seen in years. It was quite the night. Today was low-key…gym, errands, and now binge-watching Suits. Tomorrow will be gym and the beach. Great weekend!
Hi Jordan! I’ve heard Suits is good, but I’ve never watched it. And totally cool you went to a concert and got to see some old friends. Sounds like a pretty darn good weekend, indeed! 🙂
I could really use that massager! Thanks for this awesome giveaway 🙂
You are so welcome, Jordan! Thanks for entering! 🙂
I need the Merrithew Flex Massage Stick because I don’t have anything like it and it would help me to not be sore after I run.
Hi Emily! Yes, the massage stick would be perfect for post-run! Thanks for entering! 🙂
I follow you on facebook 🙂
Yay! Thank you again, Jordan! 🙂
I follow you on instagram, too!
Thanks for following, Jordan! 🙂
I’m just catching up with stuff around the house this weekend!
Hope you had a nice weekend, M.J.!
I really really need a foam roller- from what I’ve heard it’s just the ticket for my aching back!
Hi M.J.! Yes rolling out other areas of body should help with back pain for sure!
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Thanks for the follow, M.J.!
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Thanks again, M.J.! 🙂
Following Merrithew on Instagram- @silvertapestry
Great; thank you! 🙂
All these would be amazing to win!! And the kids may would be great for my son who always wants to “work out” with me. 🙂
That’s awesome that your son wants to work out with you, Marielena! 🙂
I follow a lady goes west on Instagram.
Yay, thanks! 🙂
I follow a lady goes west on Facebook.
Thanks, lady! 🙂
I follow Merrithew on twitter
Great; thank you! 🙂
I follow Merrithew on Instagram @maelena1990
I really appreciate it, Mariaelena!
Just got back from a mini vacay to Colorado so now the rest of the weekend we’ll be getting some rest. 🙂
Mini vacays are always nice! I hope the weather was good in Colorado! 🙂
I follow A Lady Goes West on Facebook – Aaron Martin
Thanks for following, Aaron! 🙂
I follow A Lady Goes West on Instagram – a_m_a_r_t_i_n
Awesome, I appreciate it, Aaron. 🙂
I’m just unpacking this weekend from a trip. You have such a cute dog!
Thanks, Carla! I hope you had a great trip!
I need the folding travel mat the most so I have no excuses not to workout when I’m on a trip.
So true! You could pull that mat out anywhere and get in a little bodyweight session!
I follow you on facebook.
Thanks, Carla! 🙂
I follow you on instagram with the name shroomfrog.
I like that name, Carla. How did you come up with it?
This weekend I have 2 runs planned and a boot camp style class on Sunday morning
Hi Kimberly! That’s a lot of movement in one weekend, hope it all goes well! 🙂
I’ve been seeing a lot of the Wild Friends, I need to find it and give it a try!!
It’s totally tasty, Sue. I would highly recommend getting your hands on some Wild Friends!
These nuts butters look delicious! I am following on Instagram.
Awesome! Thanks for following, DJ! 🙂
Fun giveaway! Even though the weekend is almost over, I think we did all I had planned! Sushi date, running, teaching BODYPUMP, dog beach, and starting to decorate our office.
I did SO many similar things, Becky. Love it! Happy Sunday! 🙂
I need a foam roller so bad! And this weekend I tried to stay inside because it is so darn hot!
Hi Shannon! It’s SO hot here too. I feel ya! Thanks for saying hi! 🙂
I follow you on Facebook and Instagram!
Awesome, thanks for following, Bea! 🙂
We had a family reunion this weekend. Tons of food and fun!
I bet that was fun!!
I would love the foam roller. I need some thing to stretch out my muscles after a long run.
Hi Sadie! Then yes, you do need the roller. Thanks for entering!! 🙂
Follow A Lady Goes West on Facebook
Awesome, thank you!! 🙂
follow Merrithew on Twitter
Thanks for the support, Sadie! 🙂
I do follow you on Instagram, and I LOVE your puppy pictures, food pictures, workout pictures. I guess I love all of them. 😉
You are the sweetest, Emily! Thank you! 🙂
The folding mat would be great for traveling! And I have been wanting to try out a massage stick. Seems like it would be easier to reach some of the areas you can’t quite reach with a foam roller.
I also follow you on insta and facebook 🙂
Thanks, Amanda! But you missed this one – I chose the winner already!! Thank you for entering! 🙂