The Liebster Award!

So a few weeks ago my blog was nominated for The Liebster Award by not one, but two awesome bloggers, Cathy over at My Pursuit of Happiness and Skinny Jeans and Jocelyn at No Longer Working On It. Thank you both so much!

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The Liebster Award is for up-and-coming bloggers who deserve some recognition and support to keep on blogging! As a winner, I need to do three things:

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11 Facts About Myself

1. I am a high school Health and Physical Education Teacher.
2. I’m on maternity leave and have to go back to work in January 😦
3. I just ran my first sub 2-hour half marathon – 1:59:38….yep, I cut it close!
4. My favourite donut is a walnut crunch – not so easy to find these days 😦 and I’m blaming nut allergies!
5. My favourite tv show, and pretty much the only tv I watch, is Greys Anatomy.
6. I teach BodyAttack for fun at GoodLife Fitness.
7. I love Starbucks Chai Lattes.
8. I met my husband working a McDonalds in high school.
9. I desperately want an iPhone, and will get one as soon as I go back to work πŸ™‚
10. I have a dog named Clyde.
11. I hate coffee!

11 Questions I Have to Answer From My Pursuit of Happiness and Skinny Jeans

1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging this past March as a way to stay motivated and on track in my quest to lose my baby weight. I figured if I put it all out there than I would be more accountable and more likely to stick to my plan of healthy eating and exercising to reach my goals. At the time, I had no idea how much fun blogging would be, and how many great bloggers I would meet along the way!

2. What is your favourite snack?
Lately my favourite snack is veggies and hummus, surprisingly I’m all about something healthy right now πŸ™‚ Weird!

3. What is your favourite season of the year and why?
I love summer. The warm weather, spending time with family, relaxing at people’s cottages, not having to work….does it get any better than that?

4. Best book you have read lately?
I’m still reading it, but I’d recommend Girl Gone by Gillian Flynn

5. Cats or Dogs?
Dogs, definitely dogs! I love my Clyde! Such a cutie!

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6. What’s the scariest thing you have ever done?
Its pretty lame, but I’d have to say going zip-lining in Mexico on my honeymoon was probably the scariest thing I’ve done!

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7. Do you own a pair of Crocs?
Yep!

8. iPhone, Blackberry, or Android?
I have a crappy Blackberry Bold that I absolutely hate…10 weeks until I’m getting an iPhone! Yay!

9. Favourite brand of running shoe?
Asics. I have been running in Gel Nimbus’ for years and love them!

10. What is your biggest accomplishment?
Fitness-wise I’d have to say my biggest accomplishment to date would be running a 1:59(:38) half marathon.

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11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I hope to be taking a year off work to spend time with my family and do some travelling. As a teacher I have the opportunity to do what’s called a 4 over 5… Take 80 percent of my salary for 4 years and bank the other 20% to be paid out during the 5th year (my year off)….pretty sweet, eh!

Blogs I am Nominating for a Liebster Award
The rules say that the blogs nominated are to have less than 200 followers…I’m not sure if these do, but I’m nominating them anyways!

1. Go Fit Gals

2. Little Runner Girl

3. megan gahan

4. sailor vee

5. Better With Sprinkles

6. sayyestohappy

7. HealthHappinessHumour

8. One Fit Mamma

11 Questions my Nominees Need to Answer

1. What are your three favourite workout songs?
2. What’s your favourite health/fitness app?
3. What’s your go-to, short-on-time dinner meal?
4. Tea or coffee? Favourite flavour?
5. If you could go on vacation next week, where would you go?
6. What’s your favourite snack?
7. What’s your favourite restaurant?
8. How many pairs of running shoes do you own?
9. Can you do a chin-up? If so, what’s the secret?
10. Sweet or salty?
11. What’s one book you would recommend I read?

Happy Blogging!

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