Friday Countdown

by tinareale on June 22, 2012

It’s that time again! Time for the Friday Countdown. Did this week fly by for anyone else? I think it was coming back from vacation and having a million and one things to get done. It was a good week, though, so I’ll take it. No real plans for the weekend, either. Can’t wait to just relax! I hope you have a good one ahead too, my friends! Catch you on Monday. Until then…5…4…3…you get the picture.

5 Links To Check Out

  • The amazing MizFit does it again with inspiration on what age means to her. She even created an inspiring acronym. A must read.
  • For even more inspiration, visit Lindsay for a little bit of tooting your own horn. Or “crowing” as she calls it. I loved this post!
  • I love Pavement Runner’s weekly playlist posts – 3 new songs every Thursday!
  • Do you want a little inspiration and heart felt positivity this morning? Look none other than Ericka’s recaps of her trips to Congo. So heart warming and incredible. Recap Part 1 and Recap Part 2
  • Well, this technically makes 6 links, but I had to share: Jen’s Spicy Slaw. Spicy, fresh, crispy, and a hint of sweetness? Y-U-M!

4 Favorite Pins of the Week


3 Things Making Me Smile This Week

  • a picnic dinner with some friends from Peter’s work and their families one night
  • catching up with all my blog buddies after a week away
  • one of the first good feeling runs I have had in awhile

2 Pieces of Motivation

Success is focusing the power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.  ~Woody Allen

Courage is the discovery that you may  not win, and trying when you know you can lose.  ~TomKrause

1 Piece of Good News for YOU

Your Turn – What made you smile this week? Any good reads around the blog world to share?


1 Miz June 22, 2012 at 6:44 am

thanks so much for including me and for lovingly shoving me toward all I missed this week, too!


2 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers June 22, 2012 at 7:02 am

Haha – Yessss! I like the pretend you’re in Disney World one. :D

3 Katie @wishandwhimsy June 22, 2012 at 7:08 am

That sandwich looks divine! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

4 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 22, 2012 at 7:21 am

I love those quotes!

5 Alex @ therunwithin June 22, 2012 at 7:46 am

That spicy slaw looks great!

6 lindsay June 22, 2012 at 7:48 am

all this is good stuff. Can i pin it all? Oh yea! And we need a good crowing contest. tee hee.

Happy Friday!

7 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List June 22, 2012 at 7:49 am

thrilled to be on that list!! some great posts!
and i can’t wait to spread the word about BBB!!

8 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List June 22, 2012 at 7:49 am

oh and are you going to Heather and Kirk’s going away party next Saturday? Please do!

9 Tina June 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Planning on it. Are you?

10 Glenneth June 22, 2012 at 7:52 am

love this post and can’t wait to hear about the next bootcamp!

11 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 22, 2012 at 7:57 am

Your photos of Makenzie at Disney definitely made me smile! :)

12 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 22, 2012 at 8:06 am

That dessert looks amazing!!!

13 Tina June 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm

It is Nutella fudge. I die.

14 Kierston June 22, 2012 at 8:07 am

Lovin’t this post! Thanks!

15 Cheryl @ Happy is the new healthy June 22, 2012 at 8:26 am

I LOVE these posts. And the looks of that sandwich…

16 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health June 22, 2012 at 8:45 am

Oh this post just makes me happy :) . I LOVED Lindsay’s (from Lindsay’s List hehe) post today about breaking up with her eating disorder!

17 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama June 22, 2012 at 8:54 am

Having Nana and Poppy around to get up early with the little ones and let me sleep in has had me smiling all week. :-) have a great weekend!

18 Tina June 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm

That is a sure blessing right there! I would be loving that as well!

19 Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona June 22, 2012 at 9:03 am

Can’t wait to hear about boot camp!

20 Kelly June 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

I loved those motivation quotes! :) Have a good weekend Tina!

21 Heather (Heather's Dish) June 22, 2012 at 9:25 am

your new bootcamp announcement just made me smile!

and, well, my little baby boy makes me smile pretty much all day every day. LOVE :)

22 Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life June 22, 2012 at 10:03 am

Haha, I was reading along as usual, and all of a sudden I’m like, “wait a minute, that sandwich looks familiar?!?”
Hehe…thanks for including me, lady! :)
I miss you, too.

23 Sarah June 22, 2012 at 10:45 am

Acutally being able to call Jay my husband made my week.

I know this is old, but I still love this read

24 Tina June 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm

That makes me smile too. So surreal when they become “husband”, isn’t it?

25 Kimberly @ Redefining Kimberly June 22, 2012 at 11:21 am

3 things that made me smile this week:

1. A playdate with my daughter which included an outdoor tea party.
2. A great run with my running group.
3. A lunch date with my husband.

26 Sabrina @Work It Ms Jackson June 22, 2012 at 11:46 am

I can not WAIT to hear about Best Body Bootcamp!!!!

27 jobo June 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Love this post! So many things to love and be happy about. Let’s see, I loved a fun sister dinner/date night in style, this week. And I love that this weekend is more decently planned/unplanned. Needed! Happy weekend!

28 Tara Burner June 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

love the pretend you’re at disney quote!!! and love your sharing the inspiring women you did!

29 Stephanie @ Athlete at Heart June 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Another Best Body Bootcamp? YAY! I failed at the first one due to major life complications, so I’m extra excited and motivated for another chance :)

30 Lisa June 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

This post made me smile! I love all of these! :D

31 @pluvk June 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I love the Disneyland quote! I’m going to pretend that all day. And yay! I’m hoping to sign up for your bootcamp this time around.

32 Jen June 22, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Yay! Thanks for the shout out!

33 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama June 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Nutella Fudge? Oh yes please!! Have a great weekend!

34 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I went hydrobiking today – that definitely made me smile! :)

35 Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More June 23, 2012 at 12:29 am

Spending a lot of time with my daughters during their first week of summer break made me smile!

36 Paige @ Running Around Normal June 23, 2012 at 7:34 am

Thanks for the link, Tina :)
A picnic dinner sounds like SO much fun. I’d like to have one of those ASAP!

37 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm

great post! i love your pins! that disney world quote is perfect:) and that sammie looks delicious!

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