Get Your Good Going

Hi Friends!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Hubby and I kept pretty busy by buying new glasses and new running shoes, foam rolling for the first time, doing some antiquing, checking out a old car show and getting groceries. I also let you guys vote on hubby cutting his hair or keeping it long via instagram, twitter and Saturday’s post . Results were overwhelmingly to keep it long…which made him very happy :)


Today we’re taking a little break from food and fitness today to talk about FUN! I don’t know about you, but summer is FLYING by for me! In just a couple of weeks I’ll be starting orientation for my dietetic internship. Ahhh, I can’t believe it!!! So, right now, in between trying to get all of the work done that’s already been assigned for my internship, I’m trying to soak up every last bit of summer! Would you agree with me when I say summer is just an all-around good time?! I love it. And I’m not the only one! Right now my friends at Blue Diamond Almonds are holding a weekly sweepstakes over on their facebook page. Each week has a theme and you can submit a picture of how you “get your good going”. You get a coupon just for participating and there’s a chance to win prizes. CLICK HERE for more details.

Here’s the mantra for the “Get Your Good Going” campaign:

We came together as a co-op. A co-op for good. Because when you start something good, it only gets better. Good is in every Blue Diamond Almond we grow. In every snack can and Breeze carton we sell. From Whole Natural to Smokehouse to Wasabi and Soy. From Original to Vanilla to Chocolate. It’s a catalyst. It’s contagious. It branches out into every aspect of our lives. Good is conquering a roller coaster, hanging ten with your nine-year old, hiking half-dome with your fiancée, singing your lungs out and whacking a piñata. Good is a wonderful feeling. A magical feeling. An inspirational feeling. And once it gets going, there’s no stopping what you can do. So grab a can or carton of good and Get Your Good Going.

I LOVE the idea of GOOD extending to your everyday life, so when Blue Diamond asked me to share MY idea of what good is, and tell you guys how I get my good going, I jumped at the chance!

With a focus on ENJOYING SUMMER, here’s what GOOD means to me:

Good is…

{a backyard bonfire with friends}

{hiking to the top of a mountain}

{getting lost in a book}

Good is…

{smiling at a stranger}

{or giving something of yours to someone who needs it more}

Good is…

{relaxing with the ones you love}

{balancing healthy food with summer treats}

{growing your own food}

{and firing up the grill}

Good is…

{sending and receiving packages}

{Surrounding yourself with unconditional love}

{and spending time outside together}

Good is…

{genuine smiles}

{embracing messy hair}

{and embracing each other}

Good is…

{not taking life too seriously}

{watching the sunrise…}

{…and sunset in the same day}

Good is…

{pushing your limits}

{chasing your dreams}

{and always looking ahead to all the GOOD things yet to come!}


Staying busy and active with all of the things above is how I get my good going…and keep it going all summer long!

So tell me, how do you get YOUR good going?
What is GOOD to you?
Tell me! And then go share with Blue Diamond Almonds for a chance to win!


“I was compensated by Blue Diamond Almonds for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Aww, this post made me smile. Love all the pictures and all the different ways you get your good going. And yes, summer is flying by!!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Scenes from my weekend – Music

  2. Lydia @HappyHealthyConfident says:

    This is a beautiful contest and a beautiful post, great end to a weekend :) thanks!!

  3. Thanks for starting my day with a smile!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Marathon Training Week 10

    I gets my good going with my family.
    Miz recently posted..You’re lovely, amazing, and wise. Smart, strong, and supportive.

  5. LOVE IT! This post is so awesome and certainly started my monday off well. :)
    HollieisFueledByLOLZ recently posted..Training: Humidity and Heat=Short and Sweet

  6. I love that last pic of you guys. :)

    I got my good on this weekend by going to 2 concerts in two different cities. Felt like college all over again. LOL!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Easy Weekend

  7. Loved this post! Getting my good is simply spending time with time with my kids… never a dull moment and always fun.
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama recently posted..Blueberry Orange and Almond Pancakes with Orange Maple Glaze ~Sundays with Joy~

  8. I love all those pictures, especially that last one! GOOD stuff 😉

    Summer has been fabulous, filled with so much goodness!
    Kierston recently posted..The WonderFUl Word of Egg Whites and Oats!

  9. Your list is PERFECT. This is how I get my good going; this and, spending time laughing and playing with my kids.
    PS. Your pet babies are adorable, love Mr. Orange cat sleeping with in the laundry basket… he has a smile on his face! so cute.
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  10. What a great post! Love it!
    Jaren @ Kiwi Fit Blog recently posted..Furry Friday & A Winner

  11. Awwww, cute post! :) I’m allllll about some summer fun. The hubs & I are trying to squeeze in as much as we can before he starts his first semester of grad school.
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers recently posted..My lasagna brings all the boys to the yard.

  12. Love this post! You’re so right that good is contagious! That pic of you and your hubby’s huge smiles just made me smile. :) I’ll add that good is taking time to be silly and play with my daughter, and taking time to call and check in on old friends.
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  13. Good is having an amazing support system!

  14. Love this post!! How did you like the foam roal? I swear by that thing sometimes.

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  15. Seriously loving all of your pics – so cute! Good is balancing healthy food with summer treats and surrounding yourself with unconditional love – favorites!
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  16. Looks like you guys have a great bike path. We’re lucky to have a nice system nearby as well, but never use it. It’s one of the things I’m looking forward to most as our son gets a little older.
    Mike @ Midwestern Bite recently posted..Commenting on the Florida Avocado

    • we do…we’re very lucky to have 26 miles of bike paths in our city! i love it! it will be a great family activity for you guys in a couple years!

  17. love this!
    Good is…going to bed at night knowing you did all that you could to take care of your health that day.
    Danica @ It’s Progression recently posted..The Benefits of Eating…Strawberries!

  18. I love this post! It made me smile and encouraged me to focus on the good in life! Thanks :)
    Natalie @ FreshLifeFindings recently posted..Fast & Furious Workout + Brave

  19. I LOVE this mantra!! What a good ‘pledge’ if you will, especially in the summer, when I too try to cram in as much fun as possible!! I am trying to enjoy the good in each day as much as possible. shift focus away from the weekend being over to the little things each day that I am happy about :)
    jobo recently posted..Challenges anew.

  20. LOVE your words girl, you always inspire the heck outta me! So my good today? Finding this blog post at precisely the right time, when I needed this little reminder to focus on the GOOD, above all else. It’s always there, even if it’s harder to ‘see’ at first. Right?
    Jess recently posted..On recommitting to the barre

  21. Lovely post! All your words are super encouraging!
    What a great way to start a Monday.
    Lisa recently posted..Protein Pancakes + Edible Cups

  22. What GOOD (ha) campaign!
    Sounds like a fabulous weekend. I love and hate foam rolling 😉
    Paige @ Your Trainer Paige recently posted..A Weekend to Remember + Body Weight Circuit Workout

  23. OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS! You two are so precious. You love for each other & living life to the fullest literally jump out of the computer screen. Keep it up- America needs couples like you two :)

  24. Great pictures! I love seeing happy couples. Kev and I went to the fair this weekend and it was a blast. Life is good!
    Angie @ Losing It and Loving It recently posted..Best Body Fitness Bootcamp: Let the Fun Begin

  25. LOVE this post!!

    I get my good going by getting back to my roots and doing things that I love!
    Liz @ Southern Charm recently posted..Opening Ceremony

  26. I love every single picture. Such happiness and joy in your life. You are so blessed.

    Good things this past weekend was spending an afternoon with my old college roommate and her family. Long time friends are priceless. recently posted..Mixing Things Up

  27. I know! Summer sure is flying by, isn’t it?! I’m trying to enjoy this last month of freedom before going back to school! I hear from my classmates that internship comes with A LOT of paperwork! But you’re super organized so I’m sure you won’t break a sweat!
    My good is the feeling that I get at the end of the day when I’ve done all I could to feed, nourish, and challenge my body to the best of my abilities…taking it one day at a time..
    Min recently posted..The Summer Olympics All Weekend Long

  28. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!
    The perfect post for getting me into the spirit of my own holidays (which start tomorrow!)
    Tamara recently posted..Sexy, air-brushed fitness model photos: inspirational or disheartening?

  29. I LOVE THIS ENTIRE BLOG POST! Caps was needed to express how much love I’m sending you. So perfect and I love all the pictures.
    Renee @BendifulBlog recently posted..Today’s Motto

  30. great post :) so inspiring

    yes summer is going by too fast! although I must admit I am looking forward to cooler weather
    purelymichelle recently posted..Wedding Ceremony

  31. What a fun post! And that pic of you at the grill is so cute!
    Kerstin recently posted..Cherry Lemonade

  32. My heart literally melted at the last pic. LOVE it
    Lauren @ Part Time House Wife recently posted..Foodie Pen Pal Reveal and “What Happened in July?!?”

  33. Loved this post! Definitely picked my mood up for the rest of the day because I will be thinking about all the GOOD in my everyday life :) Also, the last picture is adorable!!
    Julie O recently posted..Wine Down Weekdays

  34. you’re so pretty and you guys look so good together because the happiness just seriously radiates from y’all :) i hope i meet that special someone soon too because it seems like your hubs makes you so happy :)

  35. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. You captured so many amazing feelings and moments in the pictures!!!! You and your hubby make a gorgeous couple – can’t wait to see what your offspring will look like =)
    Michele @ Nycrunningmama recently posted..Happy Bump Day! (33 weeks)

  36. I just stumbled onto your blog from another blogger’s .. and wow! this post was just inspiring in every way. your blog is so personal and positive and just a joy to read!
    you’re motivating for me because i too, aspire to be a dietician and try to enjoy every little moment in life! i look forward to following your blog! :)
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