Liebster Award

liebster-awardI’m quite flattered to have been accepted the Liebster Award! Thank you Elaine!

I’ve gotten a few recent comments/emails from people telling me how inspirational and motivating I am for them and y’all, that makes my day. I know that might sound silly, but I get how hard this journey is and how much I’ve struggled and to know that I may have provided someone help when they are thinking, “Why do I even try?” as they’re eating a Weight Watchers Chocolate Snack Cake, followed by a glass of skim milk…then half a slice of pizza, a mini-bag of healthy pop and raspberries (don’t you judge me – it was a rough night)!

ANYHOW! Here are the answers to the things I’m suppose to answer for this delightful award:

11 Random Facts

  1. I love gardening and all things DIY. I am beyond excited about being able to garden and do all of the Pinterest projects once we are in our house.
  2. I trained in Opera for 10 years and turned down an opportunity to go professional. To this day, while I miss singing, I have no regrets.
  3. I listen to all music. I love music. My tastes range from country to rap to Opera to R&B to classical to pop to rock…If it has a good beat I’ll like it.
  4. I have no shame/filter. It can be a bad bad thing and I garner a lot of looks.
  5. Birth control with hormones in it makes me crazy. I have to have an IUD because of it.
  6. I like big butts and I cannot lie. No, but seriously – that’s true. I am total sucker for butts. You hear about ass men – I’m an ass girl. Nothing better than a good booty. I love my husband’s perfect ass from his years of baseball. (Oh god, he’ll kill me if he sees this…)
  7. I’m scared shitless of hitting my goal weight and often find myself self-sabotaging without realizing.
  8. I’m a detail oriented control freak that is often described as “intense.”
  9. I got my degree in Psychology and had originally planned on getting my Masters in Forensic Psychology and becoming a Profiler, but realized how much I didn’t like college and didn’t want to go back. So, now I’m just obsessed with all true crime: Investigation Discovery Channel, murder mysteries, events in the news, etc.
  10. I’m a total girly girl. I always have a french manicure, eyebrows on point, and can rock some 5 inch heels. I’m one of the only women in the tris with nails…haha!
  11. I LOVE my city (Atlanta) I’m a die hard Atlanta sports fan: Falcons, Dawgs and Hawks.

Le Questions

What is your favorite vegetable and how do you like it cooked/prepared? I love vegetables. I can binge on some healthy ass vegetables. An old favorite of mine is sliced zucchini topped with a little butter, Parmesan cheese and S&P baked in a 400 degree over for 20 minutes. I’m also a sucker for anything roasted. Specifically asparagus and/or carrots tossed in EVOO/S&P.

What have you done today that you are proud of? Yeah, we need to change, yeah /The Biggest Loser Intro…but seriously – Today? Uhhh… got up? What I will be doing is getting in one final swim before the tri on Saturday and having dinner with a bunch of other triathletes that are doing the same tri! (Very excited for it!) 

Do you prefer to exercise alone or with a partner or group?  Why? This totally depends on my mood. Sometimes I drag my defiant husband out running with me because he pushes me. Sometimes I prefer going alone – especially with cycling I’ve found. Cycling is my “zone” and I find it very cathartic. The less talking I do while riding the happier I am. 
What kind of house, condo, etc. would be your ideal home? Kevin and I are closing on a house next month (the appraiser went yesterday and the inspector tomorrow) – so hopefully that one. 
What is your favorite concert that you have attended? Kevin and I saw Fun. in February and we were in the VERY front row. I could have reached out and touched him. It was incredible. They hadn’t wont their Grammy when tickets went on sale so it was a VERY small venue with a super small crowd.. EEEE!!! We are seeing them again in Oct and cannot wait! 🙂
What kind of profession do you work in? (…or most recently worked in?) I work in pediatric hospital administration – specifically the Pulmonary division and love it. 
Do you have any pets?  If so, what are they? We have two asshole, absurdly needy cats that I love very much. 
What are you grateful for? In short – my life. I have a wonderful husband, great friends, a very close family, two beautiful nephews, a great career, my health, etc. 
What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?  Would you eat it again? Oh – uhhh.. No clue. I’m a foodie and I’ve eaten a lot of weird stuff. I garner the most looks from Alligator or Kangaroo – and yeah, they were tasty.
Would you prefer hiking or biking?  Why? Biking – no doubt. I kinda sorta consider myself a cyclist now. 🙂 
What has been your most difficult habit to give up or change? Hmm – my love for all things delicious. Because I am a foodie I really struggle with the eating aspect. Not even the moderation, but the quality. I like real butter, real cream, real fat, real flavor, etc. I hate the scent and taste of all the fake crap. I’m also a sucker for all things cheese.

People I Nominate with Under 200 Followers

http://triathlonsareformasochists.wordpress.com/

http://onederlandorbust.net/

http://fatallie.com/

http://bigbonedbiker.wordpress.com/

http://bgwheelskeeponturning.wordpress.com/

-Things I learned doing this: I don’t “follow” a lot of people, especially people with less than 200 readers, but those people are awesome!

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4 thoughts on “Liebster Award

  1. This was really cute and interesting. Congrats on the award. And THANK YOU for nominating my blog. I’m beyond humbled! Keep on trekking; I look forward to reading more about your workout misadventures 😉

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