I’ve been trying to make a little bit of an effort to share more things about me than just my day to day life happenings, and thanks to some fabulous ladies who nominated me for awards, this is perfect! I’m going to pick and chose questions a little so this post isn’t out of hand though!

Kaitlin nominated me for the Liebster Award.


Miranda nominated me for the Sunshine Award.


And Brittany nominated me for a mixture of the two, so we’re gonna go with it 🙂

For those of you unfamiliar with how the whole Award thing works, you post the award image, answer the questions from the blogger who nominated you, and include a link to their blog, write up questions for the bloggers you nominate, and nominate bloggers. Pretty simple. So let’s get to it! 

From Kaitlin:

If you could live anywhere in the country (or world) where would it be? Even if it was for just a short period of time.

Not going to lie, I think it’s hard to beat the Bay Area in terms of where to live in the country. As for the world, I’d love to live in Chile (I want to study abroad there) because I love the Spanish language, and there are penguins. Enough said.


What’s your favorite form of exercise?

Weightlifting. Hands down.

What is something you have learned from blogging?

How to be talkative to strangers. I’m the type of person who doesn’t really like talking about myself. I’d much rather listen, so blogging has taught me I really do have something to say (whether or not what I say is worth listening to is another story!).

Favorite family recipe or family dish?

We have an amazing family bread pudding recipe, with rum sauce. Maybe if we make it again I’ll post the recipe!

Best way to spend a Saturday?

It would start with a morning Crossfit class, though not too early. Then, I’d go to the Farmer’s Market and get tons of delicious fruit. Maybe that evening I’d spend a night out with my friends.


Dream job?

Well isn’t this the question of the year. I’m working on trying to figure that out now! I always thought I wanted to do nutritional research, but after spending the summer working in the kitten nursery, I’m seriously considering being a vet.


 Why did you start your blog?

To be honest, the biggest thing was the awesome blogging community. I wanted to be part of it! Looking back, I’m GLAD I started my blog also because it’s been a way for me to chronicle my life. Plus, it’s forced me to take more pictures. It’s nice to be able to look back to certain points in my life, struggles or successes.

Thanks Kaitlin!

From Miranda:

Who is your healthy living inspiration?

Probably Tina from Carrots N Cake. I really learned what Crossfit was from her. I feel like we do a lot of the same fitness things as well (running and Crossfit) and she rocks at them.

Would you rather be always believed or always right?

Always believed (muahahaha). It’s really frustrating to be right, and know you’re right, but not be believed. Plus, “right” is a relative term.

Do you like wearing matching clothes to workout, or do you just throw on whatever?

Hah. Given the fact that everything I own seems to be the same color…I tend to match a lot. But I pretty much exclusively work out in t-shirts (usually old softball ones), so I’m not a big fan of matching top/bottom I guess.

What’s your go-to fitness routine?

Spin, running, and Crossfit.

Would you rather get everything for free from Reebok, or from Lululemon?

I want pants from Lululemon but I’ve never actually gotten anything there. But I’m IN LOVE with some shorts from Reebok, plus my Crossfit shoes, so I’ll go with Reebok.


(Shorts and Crossfit shoes)

What’s the biggest healthy living tip you would give to someone?

Exercise. It doesn’t have to be long, it doesn’t have to be elaborate. A simple daily walk, or even a 5 minute circuit is a place to start, and at least for me, enough to feel 1000x better.

And finally, the questions from Brittany:

What is your favorite Starbucks drink?

As for coffee drinks, I drink Cappuccinos exclusively. I like their Chocolate smoothies as well.


Favorite thing about fall?

I really love fall. But Thanksgiving might be my favorite. My family has a tradition of staying in Napa. And of course the feast. The place we usually go to for Thanksgiving lunch has the most amazing butternut squash soup. This year I’m doing a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving though-so pumped! I take my Thanksgiving meal seriously. And a morning 10k is perfect for increasing my appetite.


What are your current goals?

Wow, ok this is perfect, because I have a ton of goals. I’ll probably repeat this in a post later, but: 1. Not fail out of school. That’s a biggie. 2. Do a pull up by Thanksgiving. 3. PR a 5k at the Santa Run. 4. Lose all the Mono weight (aka the Freshman 15) completely by winter break.

Favorite meal?

This is my go-to favorite meal: cheese souffle, herb salad, and mushrooms.


What fashion trends are you loving? Hating?

I’m all about the cardigans lately. And infinity scarves.

And now it’s your turn! Here are my questions:

1. Do you have any pets? Post a picture. If not (or if so), what is your dream pet?

2. What’s the best workout you’ve ever done?

3. Would you rather work out alone or in a group/team?

4. What’s one reason you’re glad you started blogging?

5. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring 3 foods, what would they be?

6. What is your definition of healthy?

7. A year from now on this day, what do you see yourself doing? Or what would you want to be doing?

8. Favorite holiday food?

9. If you only had one day to live, how would you spend it?

10. What’s your favorite piece of clothing and why?

Here are my nominations-if you haven’t been nominated, consider yourself nominated!

Holly@Healthy Living Holly

Skylar@The Blond in Black


Audrey@In Shape Cupcake

I’m trying not to double the nominations, so if I missed you, you’re nominated!