Friday Faves

Happy Friday! As expected, this was a long and full week after such a nice relaxing vacation. I was glad to get back to the real world though and enjoyed feeling productive and healthy again. Instead of my faves for this week, I thought I’d share some photos from our vacation in Vegas. Enjoy!

Workouts for the week –

Monday – 30 minute express HIIT drill workout at Pace for Success

Tuesday – Broadway Cardio at Broadway Bodies

Wednesday – Express Rowing at Row House

Thursday – Yoga at Yogamaya 

Friday – Barre at FlyBarre (part of FlyWheel)

Saturday and Sunday – Must needed REST

Have a great weekend!!

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26 years after Seinfeld first aired (1989) and he’s still hilarious. I felt like I was seeing a legend.

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Beautiful Chihuly ceiling at the Bellagio Hotel.

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Cirque du Soleil costumes up close and personal.

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Having some fun at the Neon Museum

Friday Faves

I’m so pumped for this weekend! I’ve got a weekend full of family beginning with my brother and his girlfriend spending the night at our apartment, Jazz at Lincoln Center with my parents on Saturday, and my family Hanukkah party on Sunday. I’m taking time off the next two weeks and I can’t wait to rest and relax before the New Year.

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I LOVE colorful healthy food and this simple stir-fry always fits the bill!

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Celebrating Hanukkah with the Empire State Building

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Manhattan Mini Storage is known in New York for their hilarious and spot on ads. This is one of my favorites.

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The most amazingly epic engagement photo. Shot by the brilliant photographer Ed Hafizov at Zorz Studios

Friday Faves

Happy Friday everyone! I felt a little off all week because I couldn’t work out at all due to an injury. The difference in my energy levels was really amazing. I’m doing better though and looking forward to working out tomorrow at one of my FAVORITE dance class, Broadway Bodies.  Also on the agenda for this weekend is the Brooklyn Winter Flea + Holiday Market and a beer pong tournament to support a good friend and her Team in Training team. They’re raising money for cancer research, so if you’re in New York City and looking for something to do, come join us!

Have a great weekend!

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I love getting gifts ready for Hanukkah!

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I just bought these rain boots and they were just in time for the gross weather this week.

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There’s a very good chance there will be at least 1 picture of Christmas in NYC until December 25th.

**None of the links in this post have been sponsored. All opinions are my own.

Entertaining, the Healthy Way


This weekend, we had friends over for Friday night dinner. Jared and I love to entertain, and it’s important to us that our guests feel special and welcome when they’re in our home. One of my goals as a health coach is to prepare a meal that isn’t just delicious but is healthy, as well. I think it sends a message that healthy food doesn’t have to be boring, bland, or unappetizing. And often, health-ifying a recipe doesn’t take much more effort than its unhealthy counterpart.

This Friday, I made chicken puttanesca with the option of whole wheat pasta, apple-walnut salad with cranberry vinaigrette, and chocolate cupcakes. I will say that dessert is often the hardest for me because it can be tough to find recipes that are nutritious. The recipe I made isn’t exactly healthy and I wouldn’t suggest it as a regular option, but for special occasions, it was a delicious and much lower in calories and fat than the original recipe.

Here are the recipes for our Friday night meal. Where do you go for healthy recipes?


Chicken Puttanesca

Apple-Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

Chocolate Cupcakes (I used seltzer water)

Friday Faves

This week was wonderfully productive and fun – a great way to come back from a long weekend. This weekend, I have very little on the agenda which I’m so excited about! Decorating for Hanukkah, hanging out with friends, and what will hopefully be a healthy and delicious brunch that (if all goes well) I’ll share next week!

My workouts this week were varied and super fun. I always try to take a day or two off each week from my heavy workouts, but on those days, I try my best to hit a high step count (which for me is anything over 14,000)

Monday – Zumba at the Ailey Extension

Tuesday – off, 14,685 steps

Wednesday – Barre at FlyBarre

Thursday – off, 16,886 steps

Friday – Spinning at FlyWheel

Saturday – Broadway Dance at Broadway Bodies

Sunday – Yoga at Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness 

Here are some of my faves from the week.

Christmas lights

New York City Christmas lights

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Adorable puppies in adorable sweaters (This is Abbey Road, my parents pup)

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Fishing in the Hudson River. A rare site.

My favorite part of the week - a live recording of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me at the NJ Performing Arts Center. The picture's not great, but I can check this off my bucket list!

My favorite part of the week – a live recording of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me at the NJ Performing Arts Center. The picture’s not great, but I can check this off my bucket list!


Have a great weekend!!!



**None of the links in this post are affiliates nor is this post sponsored by any of the mentioned studios.  All opinions are my own.



Friday Faves

This week was packed with a good mix of work and fun. I’m looking forward to the weekend with our engagement photo shoot tomorrow morning, dinner with friends on Saturday night, and an early Thanksgiving dinner with Jared’s cousins on Sunday afternoon.

One new thing I want to start doing on Fridays is listing my workouts for the week and my plans for the weekend.  This week was a 30-minute HIIT class on Monday, Complete Core on Wednesday, and Barre on Friday. I’m not sure I gave myself enough rest in between these 3 great (but intense) workouts, so I’m going easy on myself this weekend with a jazz class on Saturday and yoga on Sunday.

Have a great weekend everyone!!


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Delicious dinner with my girlfriends. We get together once a month for a themed dinner party and everyone makes something. This month was Syrian food!


Behind the scenes filming the Budstraps Kickstarter video

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Snazzy shoe and sock combo spotted on the subway

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Adorable dish for my jewelry 











Friday Faves

I enjoy traveling for work because I’m lucky enough to not only get along with my coworkers, but actually enjoy them and consider many of them friends. But even so, travel is exhausting and it’s hard to get back into the swing of things.  I’m looking forward to a fun family-filled weekend celebrating my dad’s birthday, a spa day with my mom, and wedding dress shopping with my mom and nana (for them, not me).

Here are a few things I enjoyed this week.  Add yours to the list and have a great weekend!!

anthro collage

Fun displays at Anthropologie (one of my all-time favorite stores)


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Beautiful court yard in Old Town Alexandria, VA



Snazzy haircut from the incredibly talented Alex at the Scott J Salon




**None of the links in this post are affiliates or are sponsored.  All opinions are my own.

Friday Faves

I can’t believe how quickly this week went by! It was a whirlwind of catching up with friends, some great workout classes, and filming the video for Jared’s exciting Kickstarter campaign (more on that later!) This coming week I’ll be traveling for work, but I’ve got some great posts lined up! Have a great weekend everyone!!

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Inspiration on the subway


DIY gold dinosaurs.  A cute and slightly dorky detail in our apartment.

DIY gold dinosaurs. A cute and slightly dorky detail in our apartment.

So excited that BFX is opening a studio near my office!

So excited that BFX is opening a studio near my office!

Funkadelic Boogey Men for Halloween!

Funkadelic Boogey Monsters for Halloween!

Friday Faves


This week New York was blessed with perfectly crisp fall weather and I enjoyed it to the fullest with long walks and time with family.  I can’t wait to celebrate Halloween tonight at a friend’s costume party and spend the rest of the weekend relaxing with friends.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Two fantastic Broadway musicals back-to-back.

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Delicious new healthy snack.


Super cool boat in the Hudson River. I love the colors.


What made you smile this week?

Friday Faves

Every study, article, and book I’ve ever read on the subject of happiness has talked about gratitude. Counting blessings, saying thank-you, showing appreciation – however you slice it, developing a habit of gratitude will almost always improve your mood and overall level of happiness.

In an effort to be more appreciative of the good things in our life, Jared and I have adopted a new ritual – every morning, we write on our white board at least one thing that we’re excited for that day. It reminds us that every day there is something to look forward to, even if it’s something small.

In that same vein, I’m going to start a new ritual here at NonFad Yogurt. Every Friday, I’m going to post the things I’m grateful for this past week.

I hope you enjoy them!

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Silly custom stamps made on


New lunch box courtesy of my Aunt

New lunch box courtesy of my Aunt


I ordered these fun TOMS with a birthday gift certificate

I ordered these fun TOMS with a birthday gift certificate


Beautiful flowers to make the apartment brighter

Beautiful flowers to make the apartment brighter


I hope you’ll add to the list! What are you thankful for this week?