Friday Countdown

by tinareale on June 29, 2012

For as fast as last week seemed to go, this week dragged accordingly. Oh well. We made it to Friday. Anyone have any exciting plans for the weekend? Traveling for the 4th of July holiday next week? Whatever your plans, I hope you have a great weekend. For now, let’s enjoy the day and this week’s Friday Countdown.

5 Links to Check Out

4 Instagram Pictures from the Week

my sister-in-law gave us some zucchini and homemade pickles – both fresh from her garden. yum!

one of my favorite places to run – especially in this heat! the shade helps tremendously

this is actually from a week ago…but too cute to keep to myself!

my fabulous dinner from last night – local grass fed burger w/ ketchup + mustard, steamed broccoli, sweet potato with some chipotle mixed in, and 2 of those homemade pickles from my SIL (I have to ration them they’re so good!)

3 Things Making Me Smile this Week

  • you guys sharing my Best Body Bootcamp excitement! 72 registrants so far!
  • some fun plans with blog friends coming up tomorrow
  • Makenzie randomly coming up to me, hugging me so hard, and saying “I love you, mommy.”

2 Motivational Quotes

Source: via Tina on Pinterest


Source: via Tina on Pinterest


1 Workout Move to Try

I’m apparently girl crushing on Bex since I just posted that quote above from her and now I have to share one of her recent workout videos. Yep. Girl crushing. And for good reason. She rocks!

Your Turn – What was the best part of your week?


1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 29, 2012 at 7:38 am

The best part of my week was booking a trip to the beach! :)

2 Bex June 29, 2012 at 7:42 am

woah woah WOAH!! I haven’t blushed before 8am in a LONG time. Thanks for sharing!! xo

3 Heather June 29, 2012 at 7:49 am

thanks for the shout out! hhmmm best part of my week? Mine was pretty uneventful unfortunately, but have great weekend plans with the fam!

4 Cheryl @ Happy is the new healthy June 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

Definitely finishing summer school and starting my outdoor bootcamp win for the best parts of this week!

I love the quotes. Perfectly motivating way to start my day…thanks Tina!

5 Nicole June 29, 2012 at 8:05 am

thanks for the links! going to check them out now!

6 Alex @ therunwithin June 29, 2012 at 8:17 am

Homemade pickles, that is so cool!

7 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List June 29, 2012 at 8:30 am

I have a HUGE crush on Bex…it’s bad.

8 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 29, 2012 at 8:56 am

Love that dishes and running pic :) The best part of my week was realizing that I get half of Tuesday and Wednesday off next week!

9 Cat @ Breakfast to Bed June 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

Thanks for the link love, Tina! Also? i totally have a crush on bex too!!

10 Sana June 29, 2012 at 9:08 am

Awww, your babies look adorable!

11 Heather (Where's the Beach) June 29, 2012 at 9:16 am

OMG that is the cutest pic of the kids! Love it. And Rebekah always has some flipping amazing workouts doesn’t she?

12 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

Best part of my week was being given the day off from work today! It worked out perfectly because I now have time for my morning run, plus get to leave earlier to visit my brother for the weekend. Hoorah!

13 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef June 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

our two cats are finally starting to get along! we just got a new cat 1.5 weeks ago and our old cat is not a fan yet…but we’re making progress!

14 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 29, 2012 at 11:18 am

hmmm the best part of my week was deciding not to be a hermit and going to two events, and having a BLAST! Haha even if it got me home past my bedtime!

15 Heather @ Better With Veggies June 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I loved that video from Bex, it’s one of those I have marked to try soon. I have GOT to learn how to create videos just half as amazing as hers. :)

The best part of my week was probably the happy hour with GoodBelly, getting to meet new people and reconnect in person with CO bloggers. Although RootDown was pretty fun too. :)

16 Christine @ Love, Life, Surf June 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Love this. I totally have a girl crush on Bex too!

17 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health June 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I so want to try those workout moves from Bex too!! The best part of my week was hiking in the Smokies and seeing a bear!

18 Stacy @ Stacy Eats June 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Ooo I need to try those moves from Bex!

19 Lisa June 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Definitely going to have to try out those workout moves! They look fab! And that’s an adorable picture of the kids!!

20 Meredith @ DareYouTo June 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Your meal photo made me want sweet potato so badly right now.

My fave part of the week was trying Hot Yoga for the first time yesterday! Always love a new fitness experience.

21 [email protected] June 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm

That meal looks SOOO good! YUMM.

22 Michelle (Better with Berries) June 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I love shady trails for running! When I’m struggling to finish a run, I make myself run through the sunny parts (so they go by faster!) and let myself walk the shady parts :-)

23 Miz July 2, 2012 at 6:48 am

late to this…but here it was the weekEND!!! :-)

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