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27 Feb




My primary workout?   Bootcamp, Running, Hiking

How long have I been working out?  Years, started in my 20’s…the gym was my primary workout, weight training, classes, everything from Spin (which I am awful at, because I kept sliding off the seat the faster we went) step classes with sculpting were my fav.  I am in my middle 40’s now and still maintaining and am always doing something active.

How often?  That depends on my mood :)  Five days a week is my goal, for sure…but some days I have my "don’t want to do it" moments

My fav outfit to Sweat Pink in? For sure my black yoga/running pants always…they hold me in:) and I usually layer in the winter months..depending on how much sweat or my hotflashes!!! In the spring and summer…running skirt/or cropped pant and tank…along with my sunscreen!!  Pink is my fav color to wear though always:)

My fav healthy snack and/or meal? I don’t have a fav…this depends on my mood..I do keep cauliflower and sweet potatoes in the house at all times…ready to steam when I need.  Celery is a huge fav of mine, cut up with an avocado and some beans and rice vinegar…and for sure Sushi…I love Nigiri with Ahi Tuna and wasabi of course 🙂

Cheat day?  Well the days I don’t get a workout in are my "cheat" days.  What would I eat? Whole wheat pizza with Feta cheese and peppers and veggies OR cheese fondue.

Biggest motivation for staying fit? My age now…My metab is slowing down and hormones kick in…Working from home and at a desk can cause the booty to get big…SO I remind myself of that…ALSO my family, I still want to play and keep up with my kids, and my hubby…I love to challenge him to workouts:)

Any advice for beginners?  Don’t get caught up with magazine pics and social media press and tabloids, etc… Air brushing exists because we are not perfect! Be real and be yourself. Take care of your body INSIDE first, then the outside will follow…this means learn about your food and eating healthy..teach yourself now early on.  Starting a fitness regimen? You will have those days that you want to quit and throw in the towel..trust me…but reach deep inside your heart and find your passion and goal…Don’t listen to your head…listen to your heart.

My fav thing about blogging?  I get to share my words with anyone who is willing to follow and read…better yet, for those who come back for more:) I get to use blogging as a platform to hopefully inspire and be creative with my passion.  There are so many amazing blogs out there and I love finding and following them.  It is like a "family" of kind and loving and supportive others.

How do I hope to inspire?  By letting others see "me" the real me and hopefully like what they see.  To be a "light" on someone’s dark day, to maybe ignite a passion for someone else or and idea.  I am inspired everyday by others.

The Liebster Award Nomination

12 Dec

Exciting news here! Shannon at Cut and Curvy has nominated me for a Liebster Award! So honored and excited about this! This will give us all a chance to get to know each other.

liebster What’s this Liebster Award about? It’s a really neat way for us bloggers to recognize each other’s work and to get to know one another, along with our readers.

Liebster is an odd sounding German word, which usually means “dearest”, or “beloved,” so I’m feeling loved and super special!

This award comes along with a few rules:

  1. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 questions by the person who nominated you.
  3. Create 11 new questions.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers and mention them in your post.
  5. Thank the person that nominated you and tell the people you’ve nominated.

Here are my random facts:

  • I love old movies.
  • I want to learn how to crochet.
  • I’ve known my husband since we were little.
  • I’m a natural red head.
  • I’m stubborn.
  • I grew up on a farm.
  • I was a cheerleader all the junior high and high school.
  • I work from home.
  • My house is almost a 100 years old.
  • I love cleaning my house.
  • I want to learn how to quilt with my mom.

OK, now you know all of my deep, dark secrets. It’s  time to answer Shannon’s questions.

  1. What is your favorite type of food? Sweets!
  2. If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would love to do a European tour.
  3. Weights or cardio? Weights.
  4. Would you rather work out in a gym or at home? Home.
  5. Do you like working out with a partner or alone? Alone.
  6. Mexican food or italian food? Italian.
  7. What is your favorite fruit to eat? Bananas.
  8. How do you like to eat your vegetables? Roasted.
  9. What type of veggie do you dislike most? Watercress.
  10. What is your favorite movie? The Clock.
  11. Do you like reality shows?  If so, what is your favorite? No!

Here are the question’s that I’ve come up with.

  1. What’s your favorite breakfast?
  2. What’s your favorite workout?
  3. Do you work out in the morning?
  4. What’s your favorite restaurant?
  5. What’s your favorite thing to buy yourself?
  6. Mani or pedi?
  7. Pony or braid?
  8. What was your favorite show as a kid?
  9. Who is your favorite actor?
  10. Do you watch the news?
  11. Do you blog on your phone or a computer?

My nominations are:

Mommy Run Fast

A Runners Heart

Run Crazy Girl Run

Mama Bear Blogs

Running Yoga Mom

Mom Fitness Hormones

Mindy’s Fitness Journey

Run, Cupcake, Run!

Striding Mom

13 Going on Crazy

Fitness Mom Wine Country

domestic diva, M.D.

my mother raised the perfect housewife...then I went to med school

Journey to Wellness

Fighting for health in my life one run, meal, and choice at a time

Bucket List Publications

Indulge- Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences

L-Jay Health

Nutrition and Fitness

cancer killing recipe

Inspiration for meeting life's challenges.

Texana's Kitchen

Yummy food. Pithy commentary. Pretty pictures.


We Teach People to Live A Real Natural Life.

Live Love Veg

Feeding the mind, body and spirit

My Midlife Musing

Wine, Food, Adventure... Welcome to My Midlife.


Young College Life in Los Angeles

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