Real Neat Blog Nomination

  
I am very excited to be nominated for a Real Neat Blog Award by Britt over at liveloverunlikeaprincess.  Thank you so much!

RULES FOR THE AWARD:

  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you
  • Thank the person who nominated you, linking to their blog
  • Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blog
  • Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My Questions:
What do you never leave home without?
Lame-o answer here but the only thing I always take with me is my phone. I’ve been known to forget my purse often, and if I’m not driving I never take my keys, but I’ve always got that phone. I don’t have it glued to it to my face constantly and it’s actually pretty old, but I do like to always have it with me. Remember the days when you could just go somewhere and no one could get a hold of you… ah nostalgia. 

Who or what inspires you?

My little bro who has lost a lot of weight is very inspiring to me. I also really got inspired by Dietgirl. She’s not writing on that blog anymore but it’s still great and there’s a link to her new site. I bought her book and loved it. Right now I’m picturing myself crossing the finish line at Disney World with my friends and family there either running or cheering me on and being so proud of what I’ve accomplished.

What is your personal motto/mantra?

I was contemplating this on my run today. I didn’t come up with anything world shattering but I think I might go with “don’t fucking quit” along side “just do it”. Total nike ripoff but hey, it works for me. I need to stop whining and making excuses and just do it and don’t fucking quit. Those are easy things to repeat to myself while I’m out there pounding (shuffling on?) the pavement. 

Why did you decide to start blogging?

I feel like I’ve tried everything. Weight watchers, sparkpeople, low carb, no carb, cleanses, etc… I’ve occasionally tried keeping a journal but it was not stimulating to read back over things like “lost 1 pound, good workout today”. I thought that not keeping my efforts a secret this time might help. If my friends and family and now other readers can be party of my story then I might be motivated to keep on keepin on. And it’s already working! I pushed through a run that I wanted to quit on the other day because I knew people were reading. And when I do succeed I will have a great collection of my stories along the way to look back on. 

What the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome?

I’ve only been blogging for a couple weeks so it hasn’t really been obstacle city yet. Getting started and going out the door and then facing down my fear of laying my life out there to read and just doing it is pretty big for me. I need to get through this first month with regular runs and getting my eating on track and then I know from past successful experiences that I’ll be on a roll. I’ve lost weight a couple times in the past and once I’m over the 4 week mark I usually get addicted to the success. 

What is your favorite beauty/fashion hack?

If you knew me in real life you’d know this is hilarious question to ask me. Fashion is hoodies and tights or shorts and beauty is a little foundation and some eye liner and mascara. Soooo… no favourites, haha. Wait change that to tutu and tiara while crossing the finish line at the Princess half. I’m gonna tutu the crap outta that race!

What is something you have always wanted to experience or achieve?

I have wanted to be a runner for a long time. I tried to do it a couple years ago but I threw myself into it too fast and had knee problems which I used as a great excuse to quit. So I want to be a runner. A real runner. Like the kind of runner that when people are describing you to their friends “she’s a runner” is an integral part of the description. Also going to Europe and taking our RV to every province and state would be neat. 
I don’t have any blogs to pay the nomination forward yet but I’ll do some reading and post a couple in the next few days 🙂

~PP

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