Liebster Award

lobster award1 Im Pleased to Announce... My Acceptance of the Prestigious Liebster Award (*Warning* Laughter Ahead)

Most of you have probably seen this award floating around in the blog world the past few weeks.  For those of you that haven’t, it’s an award given to up and coming bloggers who inspire you.  The word Liebster is a German word meaning Beloved, Dearest, or Favorite.  Such a kind award and I was thrilled to be nominated by the wonderful Ali over at Wholeistcally Fit.   Thanks Ali!

Now,  here’s how it works:

  1. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 interview questions you’ve been given by the person who nominated you.
  3. Create 11 new questions.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers and mention them in your post.
  5. Go and tell the person who nominated you, along with the people you’ve nominated about your post.

11 Random Facts about me

1. I can’t stand for my hands or feet to feel dry.  I have lotion in every room of our house, every purse I own, and in both of our cars.  After washing my hands, I have to immediately put lotion on or I freak out!

2. I’m afraid of bridges.   I remember when I was younger, there was a story about a pregnant woman whose car drove off the a bridge in our town and into the river below.  Since then I’ve been so fearful that is going to happen to me!

3. I don’t normally eat red meat but will occasionally eat venison (deer meat), when one of my brothers or father in-law gives us some.  I don’t love it, but it’s not bad and I’ll have a bite or two.

4.  I was a waitress at Ihop on Marathon island in the Florida Keys for a summer.  I lived there with an ex-boyfriend in a condo his family owned.  It was a fun experience but I learned quickly the keys were more of a place I’d like to visit, not live.

5. I truly LOVE eating healthy.  I’m not one of those people who choose the healthy option on the menu because they think it’s best for them.  I choose it because I like it!

6.  My best friend and I have known each other since birth.  Our parents were friends before we were born and we grew up together.  We now live in different states but still talk at least once a month and see each other at least once a year.

7.  I met (and had a crush on) my hubby in Jr. College but it wasn’t until 4 years later at then end of our schooling at Chico State, where we met again and started dating.  Some would call that fate 🙂

8.  I eat breakfast everyday but sometimes I’ll skip lunch.  Mainly because I get busy and end up snacking my way through the afternoon but also because I’m not a big lunch fan.  I have stomach issues and tend to avoid eating a large meal in the middle of the day so that I won’t get a tummy ache.

9.  I wasn’t 100% sure I wanted to give birth to a child.  I was so fearful of gaining weight and going through labor that I dreaded being pregnant and at one point thought about adopting.  Now I couldn’t imagine not going through the experience and coming out of it with my Love Nugget!

10.  Speaking of pregnancy, I wasn’t exactly thrilled when we found out we were pregnant.  Even though we had been trying!  The night before we found out, we had decided to wait one more year.   I still took a test the next morning which had become a routine since I hadn’t had a period in quite a few months.  We had errands to run that morning so I left the test in the bathroom and forgot about it until later that day.  When I finally got a chance to look, there was a faint line!  I didn’t believe it so I took 4 more tests all of which said, pregnant!  When I called the doctor on Monday to see if I should get a blood test to double check she asked if I had taken a test.  When I told her I had taken 5, she laughed and said, “Oh honey, your pregnant!”

11. I learned how to drive when I was in third grade.  My dad used to have me drive his truck through the fields while he stood in the back and threw out birds for the hunters.  I know, country girl!

Questions from Ali answered by me!

  1. What’s your all-time favorite workout?  Oooh, that’s a hard one!  I’m a cardio fan but love a good circuit workout.  I haven’t don it in awhile but one of my favorites is the Core DVD from the P90x program.
  2. Do you prefer to plan or be spontaneous? I am such a planner and everyone knows it!  I’ve already begun planning the Love Nugget’s 2nd birthday next May!
  3. What’s your favorite restaurant?  We actually just got back from it!  Mikuni’s sushi restaurant.  Pretty much the only place I ever eat at and leave feeling satisfied.
  4. How would you describe your perfect birthday celebration?  I love to go wine tasting so a perfect birthday would be a wine tasting weekend with the hubby!
  5. If you could attend a free class or seminar on the topic of your choice, what topic would you choose? Right now it would be blogging (wordpress) because I feel so lost at times!  I’d also love to attend a seminar on GMO’s.
  6. Do you like surprises?  Depends on what type of surprise it is.  Since I’m such a planner, I think I’m hard to surprise but I like little surprises here and there.
  7. What’s one motto you live by?  Patience is a virtue.
  8. Are you an early bird or a night owl?  Early bird for sure!  I actually enjoy getting up early to workout, drink my coffee and have a little alone time.
  9. What are your favorite holiday traditions?  Playing games with my family and decorating our house with my hubby.
  10. If you could only travel to one place in the whole wide world, where would you go and why?  Anywhere tropical and secluded 🙂
  11. What are two of your power workout songs?  Hmmm… Lately I’ve been listening to podcasts or random Pandora while working out.  I do always love Black Eyed Peas (anything) which always gets me pumped up.

My Questions for my nominees

  1. If you were on a deserted island, what three items would you want with you?
  2. What’s your favorite dessert?
  3. What was your first car?
  4. What one animal are you most fearful of?
  5. What’s your favorite holiday movie?
  6. Would you rather go to a movie theater or watch a movie at home?
  7. Are you a coffee drinker or a tea drinker?
  8. Do you remember how old you were when you stopped believing in Santa?
  9. If you could do one workout everyday, what would it be and why?
  10. Have you ever broken a bone or had stitches?
  11. How many siblings do you have?

Now for my nominations 🙂

  1. Fit ‘N’ Well Mommy
  2. Happy Fit Mama
  3. Fit for Motherhood
  4. Hungry Healthy Girl
  5. I Heart Vegetables
  6. Slim Sanity
  7. A Healthy Slice of Life
  8. Sprint to the Table
  9. Fitness Mom Wine Country
  10. Talk Less Say More
  11. Mommy Run Fast

And anyone else who wants to join in!  Just leave a comment answering a few questions or telling me a random fact about you!



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  1. Thank you for nominating me, you have made my day. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the nomination! I did this several months ago, so I won’t do the whole thing again… but I really enjoyed learning more about you. We actually have a lot in common! I’m definitely a planner too, and love healthy food because it tastes good, and also had a crush on my husband in high school but didn’t start dating until college 4 years later! 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      How funny that we have so much in common! Love that you knew your hubby in high school and had a crush on him. It’s a fun story to tell your kids when they are grown up 🙂

  3. Awwww….thanks so much for nominating me!! I can’t wait to put my post together!

  4. I love reading & learning more things about you! You may not of been thrilled at first, but you and your husband have truly been blessed with the most adorable little boy <3 It's crazy how things happen in life.. but somehow, they always make your life that more amazing!

  5. Thank you Giselle for my nomination…I have completed and posted on my site and payed it forward 🙂