Friday Favorites: 1/16/15

woo hoo for Friday. This week took for-ev-er. But we made it. Smile

We have nothing on the agenda for the weekend and I am tickled pink about it. Obviously, I have my super long to-do list like always. . .but nice to know that nothing “has” to get done! So, don’t be too suprised if you check back in on monday and find out that all we did was binge watch Orange is The New Black. Winking smile What are you up to this weekend?

On to this weeks list of favorites. . .the little things that made me smile.


I really love doing this post every week because it helps me remember that it really is the little things that make life, well, life. And because smiling is my favorite. Smile Buddy the Elf quotes are cool year round, right?

My new iPhone case. Pink Kate Spade perfection.

Clean eating. Oh man, after reading It Starts With Food, I started back on clean eating this week with a twist towards the Whole30 lifestyle.


And while it’s more 80/20 right now, I am feeling SO much better already. Thinking about doing a full Whole30 in February!!

Teaching BODYPUMP 92. Loving it. Those pushups on the shoulder track? Hurts SO good.


PJ day at Luke’s school. Not having to get a 2 year old dressed in the morning + wearing cute puppy slippers = winning.

Puppy snuggles.


Morning (before work) runs + speed work. It just feels SO good to have it done before the day even really starts. Plus the extra time in the evenings is amazing.


Alright. . . off to tackle that to do list! Have a great one!!

Linking up with Heather and Claire this week!

 Loading InLinkz ...


Filed under Abby, body pump, Friday, Running

27 Responses to Friday Favorites: 1/16/15

  1. I have heard great things about It Starts With Food – I really want to read it.
    Sara @ Lake Shore Runner recently posted..Friday Favorites & Friday Five: Items Im Loving LatelyMy Profile

  2. LOVE that Kate Spade case! Did you order it? I’ve been on the lookout for one I really like ever since I got my iPhone 6 in October. I just can’t find one that I really like.
    Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely recently posted..Friday Favorites {1/16/15}My Profile

  3. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    I think I’m buying myself an iPhone 6 for my birthday so I’m waiting on a new phone case until then! And that book is still in my Amazon cart – I’m excited to check it out!

    • KT

      ooohhhh super jealous. I want an iPhone 6! And I picked out this Kate Spade case because it seemed the least likely to chip – based on your advice!

  4. Cute phone case! I did speed work on the treadmill this morning too. Yay for early workouts. Have a great weekend relaxing. I’m probably gonna do the same thing because this week has been killer. A little yoga, some napping, walking the dog, I’m so pumped!
    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food recently posted..Pros and Cons of being an early exerciserMy Profile

  5. I”m thinking some (ok, a lot) of Netflix is happening over here this weekend, too 🙂 Have a great one!
    Heather @Fit n Cookies recently posted..Would you Rather Fitness EditionMy Profile

  6. That BodyPump 92 release… holy cow! Hardest one I’ve done in a LONG time. I’m so impressed with you guys who teach it – I’m just happy to survive it! My poor triceps! I was definitely rocking some T-rex arms the next day! haha.
    Stephanie @ My Freckled Life recently posted..Sticking with my 2015 goals {Five Favorites Friday}My Profile

  7. That’s what I’ve been doing!! Me and my boyfriend are now on season 2 of Orange is the New Black!! Super weird show at times, but I love it!!
    Chelsea @ Raw N’ Toned recently posted..NASM { Something’s I’m Loving Lately }My Profile

  8. love that phone case!! I watched the first season of OITNB and started the second.. but couldn’t get into it! MUST finish tho 🙂
    cait @pieceofcait recently posted..Cait Approved 1/16My Profile

  9. Chris

    Love 92 now that I’ve warmed up to the music…still not a fan of the squat music..but nothing is every 100%. Now I’m curious – looking up “It starts with food” right away!

  10. Love the new phone case! I binge watched Orange is the New Black recently and have my eye on True Detective. Tis the season, right? Enjoy your weekend!
    Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment recently posted..Friday Faves {1.16.15}My Profile

  11. Love the Kate Spade phone case! As for clean eating, I need to get back on that train ASAP. I’ve been feeling awful lately because I’m eating like crap and missing Body Pump 🙁
    Jessie @ Just Jessie recently posted..2015 Liebster AwardMy Profile

    • KT

      It’s amazing how much of a difference clean eating can make! Have you ever considered an AdvoCare 24 day challenge? That’s an amazing way to kick off clean eating and feeling better.

  12. Love the pink kate spade phone case! So cute.

    I’ve been loving 92 for the workout. Hurts so good! The music is pretty good, but I don’t love the squat or back song very much. I looooove the triceps track like whoah! The actual workout though really changes your body–I can feel it and so can the members! Hurts so good.
    Annette@FitnessPerks recently posted..Friday Thoughts & FavoritesMy Profile

  13. I really need to get back in the habit of morning work outs… do you think putting my alarm across the room would work? 🙂
    Christina recently posted..UnpluggedMy Profile

  14. I am now convinced that I NEED a Kate Spade phone cover instead of my $3.00 cover from Ebay 😉
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Friday Foodie Favorites: January 16, 2015My Profile

  15. I LOVE Kate Spade – so many fun colors and patterns! I too love getting my workout in before work. While I don’t love the early morning, I do love feeling so accomplished before 8am!
    Megan recently posted..Five Things Friday – 30 Day ChallengesMy Profile