New Series: FFF Features

Posted: January 22, 2011 at 12:08 pm

For awhile I have wanted to start a weekly post featuring some of my favorites from the week. Featured workout move (with a short vlog to show each week), favorite moment of the week, top posts I recently read, favorite meal, and whatever else pops in my head. And what better time than now? I hope you all like it!!!

Featured Move: The Plank
I haven’t started fully working out again yet, but I did want to go ahead and begin strengthening my core again. Enter the plank – my all-time favorite core move. You even get a peek at cutie pie Makenzie doing her own version.

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Featured Moment: FFF’s Blog Birthday/Anniversary
I had a lot of memorable moments this week – my “Real Deal” post and fitting into my jeans again – but reaching the 1 year milestone stands out to me personally.

Featured Meal: Care Meals
I can’t pick one meal this week. I appreciate the numerous meals our friends have provided for us recently.


Featured Post: Katy from The Singing Runner - “The Tides Have Changed”
I’m a sucker for when people pour out their emotions and things they currently struggle with. There was something special about Katy’s post that reflected her uncertainty on different paths she faces in the upcoming future.


Featured Fun: Despicable Me
Peter & I watched this movie one night and it was surprisingly very funny and cute. I love kid movies with a hidden adult sense of humor.

Featured Cuteness: Play  time together


Featured Question: What things would you like to see in the FFF Features?

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58 Comments to “New Series: FFF Features”
  1. Lauren says:

    Despicable Me was so cute, and planks are my all-time favorite core move too! M is so cute in the video.

  2. Sure…tease me with a move I can’t do right now. 😉

    • Tina says:

      Hate to say a lot will probably be that way. I’m so excited to be able to do things again!

      Does it help if I say I feel your pain? 😉

  3. Caitlin says:

    A little late here but congrats on one year! I am SO happy to have found you and followed along with the amazing things you’re doing over here. My ovaries do a flip flop every time I see a baby so I am LOVING that photo up there. Too cute!! As for what I’d like to see, more babies (obvs) and just really heartfelt stuff. I’m like you – I love feeling like I can connect with the ups and downs of others.

  4. Despicable Me was so cute. Those little girls got to me for sure! B looks like M…they are cuteness over load. Enjoy your weekend Tina!

  5. chrissi says:

    oh how cute your little babies are!! i, too, love the plank and i am impressed with your abilities right after giving birth 🙂

    hope you have a super weekend!

  6. Lisa says:

    OMG she is so cute how she imidates you! I love these videos! Can you do one with her where she just talks? Haha, her voice is just so cutee!

  7. Tina says:

    I absolutely LOVED Despicable Me. I took my little cousins to see it and I think I enjoyed it just as much, if not more, than they did! I especially love the Featured Cuteness! Can’t wait for more of those! 🙂

  8. Allie says:

    Makenzie is so cute and giggly! I love it! Awesome features 🙂

  9. Meg says:

    I love learning new workout moves and reviewing old ones. I’m a big plank fan too! I’m quite impressed you were able to talk and hold it at the same time. I love your videos, you are so darn sweet!

  10. Runblondie26 says:

    Oh man, I got a laught out of that video. Both your kids are so adorable (as are you). Thanks for sharing. That’s impressive to be doing planks already!

  11. Love the idea! I’m excited to see your different moves of the week!

  12. lindsay says:

    makenzie has a great core! too cute. I love the feautred cuteness!

  13. Aww Makenzie is so so cute!! Is it right for me to be jealous of your toddler’s core strength…? 😛

    Love the features! I love your blog and can’t think of anything to add! 🙂

  14. Dorry says:

    I love planks, too! They are so effective and I love that you can do them anywhere. Mackenzie is so precious. My nieces love to mimic my sisters and me and there’s nothing more adorable. Love all the features of the week.

  15. M & B looks SO much alike!

    I LOVE Despiccable Me! My sister bought it over Christmas and we have watched it five times!

  16. Rach says:

    Aww your little girl is so adorable! And how great to have friends providing meals for you so you don’t have to even worry about that right now. 🙂

  17. This is fun! I love the features! 🙂

  18. Therese says:

    Makenzie’s plank was SO CUTE!

  19. Holly says:

    Oh my GOSH. Makenzie is the cutest!! Are those Elmo slippers I spy? 🙂 She is just adorable. I love that she likes to work out with her mommy, too.

    I am so excited for these features! What a wonderful idea, and you have so much knowledge to share. I’m pumped to see more!

    • Tina says:

      She lives in those Elmo slippers at home. We can’t get them off her. She begs to wear them out to the store too.

  20. ashleigh says:

    Oh my word! That is the cutest thing ever that she knew what you were talking about and did one in the beginning and then came right next to you. ADORABLE!!

  21. Tina, I feel honored that you featured me today in your post. I got out of my dance rehearsal with several e-mails on my phone with people’s comments on my post and with good advice. It really means a lot to me. 😀 Thank you thank you again. 😀

    I love this new series! 🙂

  22. Love the video feature! You look fantastic and have inspired me to add some planks in after my run today! 🙂

  23. You know I am a plank freak. I love that video and Mackenzie’s Elmo slippers…she is so cute working out with Mommy!

  24. Brittany says:

    I’d love the moves since i don’t know how to do most of them! yay! And i love seeing what are favorite things to my blends!

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  26. Michelle says:

    Love the featured move! Plank is definitely the #1 move I did after having both kids. I can’t say I have the perfect tummy, but it really did help me with my core.

    Can’t wait till you start back with your full workouts – I really need to increase my upper-body strength looking forward to seeing some of those moves.

    Makenzie is SO cute – she’s like you’re own little mini-me!

    • Tina says:

      I’ll be starting back workouts this week most likely, but not any weight lifting plans. Look for those in another month after my 6 week check up. As soon as I get the go ahead and I will be sharing away my weight workouts. Can’t wait!

  27. Oh my goodness: cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

    Looking forward to more FFF Features! What a great idea!

  28. Planks are SUCH a great exercise! Your new addition sure is a cutie!

  29. Katie says:

    Such a great idea! Love the fff feature !!! Very cool ; )

    I love the cuteness and that movie, love that movie, the little kids in that movie are so adorable! We watched that movie twice last week ; )

    Have a great Saturday!

    I love planks! they are so good, works the whole body ; )

  30. Your daughter is SO CUTE! And I loved Despicable Me..I loved how age appropriate it was for so many different ages:)

  31. Um, how adorable are your children!? So precious!!

  32. Sara says:

    Love this new series!! You look great, Tina! And thanks for reminding me to add Despicable Me to my movie list!

  33. Ela says:

    That pic of the kids together is the most precious thing! He’s already growing into his own features.

    Thanks for sharing the features: what a great idea for a weekly post, and I’ll definitely check out the post you featured. If you’re a sucker for that kind of post, you’ll like my last post, which is so soul-baring and awkward making that I’m hustling to put up a new post so that it’s not at the top of the pile!

    Congrats on feeling yourself regaining your body.

  34. I love this new idea! I think it is great and gives us a glimpse into who you are and what you love 🙂 I would love to see more fitness info (b/c you obviously are a pro) because I am kind of new at that 🙂 I also love your encouraging and mind provoking posts.


  35. i love this idea! vlogs are always my favorite, so defnitely keep that one up. also definitely cute featuring the cute moments you capture! everyone loves cute little ones. 🙂

  36. Awwww, how cute are your little ones!!! Snuggle times must be the best 😉

    I love your idea and honestly I just love hearing more about my blog friends personal lives on the blogs….its like our own little reality shows. heheh


  37. Lee says:

    M is so cute. I love her Elmo slippers too.

    Last summer my friend Erin and I were doing cartwheels in the park (I’m not sure why!) and her 2-year old was trying to imitate us and she’d do a forward roll. It was so cute.

  38. What a little cutie — you don’t see 2 year olds doing planks every day 🙂

  39. Aw, I love that you did a Vlog!!!! Have you done others?! If so, I need to check them out! You are just adorable, and so is your daughter…so funny that she has her own version of the plank. Oh, and I LOVE Baby B’s full head of dark hair. He’s gonna be such a heartbreaker!

  40. Love the new series and your kids are so incredibly cute! I always love it when Abby works out with me it makes my day 🙂

  41. This looks like it’s going to be such a fun series Tina! Looking forward to more!

  42. Heheh, I love little M doing her plank with you… cutest thing I’ve seen all day!

  43. Heather says:

    i love/hate planks…love because they’re so effective, hate because they’re HARD! i have to say, little M’s plank was the cutest thing in her little Elmo slippers though 🙂

  44. Jolene says:

    What a great idea! I HATE planks, so maybe this will be my good motivation to get back at it 🙂 Mackenzie is adorable!!

  45. Jess says:

    OMG M is so freakin’ cute doing planks (in her elmo slippers!) with her mommy. That is adorable. She’s going to be a plankin’ queen just like her mom I bet!

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