Friday Countdown

by tinareale on July 27, 2012

5 (but really 6) Links to Check Out

  • I want to shout and share this post from the rooftops! Lindsay touches on the idols we have in our lives and how to get rid of them. It will free you to the most amazing joy ever.
  • Bex does it again and this time with Tamara. A KILLER looking workout! It’s a quickie too!
  • I know the Survive on 35 Challenge some bloggers were asked to participate in received a lot of flack. However, I think it showed a lot about healthy eating while living on a lower income or a tight budget and that it IS possible. Lindsay did a great recap of it all.
  • You all know I’m a Carla lover. And this is why – Four Tips To “Flying Your Freak Flag”. In other words, thoughts on BEING YOU and LOVING YOU.
  • Great natural options for post-workout recovery. Crazy thing? The link is a guest post to My Race Ragz from one of my previous personal clients. She did AMAZING things in 12 weeks by coupling her nutrition knowledge with the gym.
  • Could the secret to overcoming cravings lie in two simple words? Interesting concept shared by Amanda from the Happy Mother Runner.

4 Photos from the Week


Makenzie’s first ballet dance camp. She was SOOOOO cute! And excited!


My silly boy trying to shut himself into the toy cabinet.


A new snack from The Simply Bar. Pea protein chips. They come in a herb and chili flavor – 140 calories and 15 grams of plant protein. I tried the herb ones with lunch one day this week. They certainly don’t compare to typical chips, but they still are tasty to me! Can’t wait to try the Chili flavor.


Yoga!!!!

3 Things Making Me Smile

  • Finding peace with tough decisions. Sometimes you just know you’re making the right choice.
  • I have an eye doctor appointment tomorrow. Yes, that’s making me smile because it is VERY much needed. My contacts are all so old they hurt my eyes and my glasses are broken in two thanks to little man.
  • And the BIGGIE!!! My baby sister got ENGAGED last weekend!!!!!!!!!! I am so thrilled for her!

2 Books I’ve Read

Chasing Harry Winston  Face of Betrayal

Both very good and entertaining reads. I think they were both popular years ago, but I’m glad I stumbled across them at the library and remembered I had always wanted to read them. Synopsis and reviews from others on Goodreads – Book 1 and Book 2.

1 Motivational Thought

Motivational Quote -  Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

Now have a great Friday and an even better weekend! Any fun plans????

{ 21 comments }

1 MizFit July 27, 2012 at 7:35 am

Thanks so much for the love…..and speaking of? I loved the trashastic Finding Harry Winston.

2 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 27, 2012 at 7:36 am

Have a great weekend!!!

3 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile July 27, 2012 at 7:55 am

Great links! Your kids are too cute. Have a good Friday :D

4 Glenneth July 27, 2012 at 7:58 am

your kids are just precious! happy friday!

5 Alex @ therunwithin July 27, 2012 at 8:22 am

Great link ups. I loved Lindsay’s post too, it really hit home.

6 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean July 27, 2012 at 8:30 am

intrigued by those pea protein chips!

7 Calee (@chimes) July 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

your daughter is CUTE in those pix!

8 Laura @ Mommy Run Fast July 27, 2012 at 8:46 am

So many great links to check out! Thanks for sharing. How exciting that your sister got engaged!! Love those sweet kiddo pics, too. :)

9 Kelly July 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

Keith and I are going rock clilmbing on Saturday! Very excited!!

10 Kim @ Redefining Kim July 27, 2012 at 8:57 am

I think you’ve chosen some great links for this week. I look forward to reading them! I hope you have a great weekend!

11 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries July 27, 2012 at 9:37 am

I loved that post by Lindsay too.

Your kiddos are so cute. I can’t get over it! Happy weekend!

12 Lisa July 27, 2012 at 11:32 am

Love Makenzie’s ballet picture! Absolutely adorable!
I enjoyed reading Lindsay’s post as well, it was great.
Love the links as always!

13 Heather (Heather's Dish) July 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

i loved lindsay’s post too – rings true in SO many ways!

14 Julia H. @ Going Gulia July 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

Congrats to the sister!!! I’m a mush who gets excited about weddings of people I don’t even know, so that’s great news!

15 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean July 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

ps…thanks for the shoutout :)

16 jobo July 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

congrats to your sister!!! how exciting!!! And I love Lauren Weisberger! Great author, I have not read that one! Happy weekend!

17 Cat @ Breakfast to Bed July 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm

the cute. it burns.

18 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Haha I read Chasing Harry Winston in high school! I love goodreads, such a great place to find new books!

19 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health July 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

YAY for ballet :) . I was a dancer for about 10 years. And she looks precious!!

20 [email protected] July 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Thank you so much for sharing my link! Feel so honored :)

21 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List July 27, 2012 at 9:35 pm

thanks for the shoutout, my lady! i love you so so so much! need to re-plan a trip down there ASAP.

Previous post:

Next post: