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The Leibster Award

Posted Dec 17 2012 10:47pm

I have just received a nomination for the Liebster Award by Renee at Fit For Motherhood . I am so proud and honoured to receive this nomination! I'm always surprised that people even read my blog, let alone enjoy it and nominate it!

The Liebster Award is an award given to up and coming bloggers who inspire you. The word Liebster is a German word and means Beloved, Dearest, or Favorite. This is such a sweet and loving award, and I am honored to be nominated!

Here is 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 have never broken a bone. I've had a concussion once and tore the soft tissue in my rotator cuff...both in separate horseback riding accidents.
  2. I can't stand hot chocolate. I much prefer tea, apple cider, or white hot chocolate.
  3. Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year and I would have the tree set up in November if my husband would let me!
  4. I'm afraid of heights, bugs, suffocating in small spaces, and mirrors.
  5. I love my dog Zeke with all of my heart, but I'm still not really a dog person.
  6. I started horseback riding when I was 7-8 years old, so I've been riding for roughly 17 years.
  7. I love dubstep and high-energy music, and I absolutely love to bust a move when I go out!
  8. Casey and my first trip to a resort was on our honeymoon.
  9. I'm a sucker for newlywed reality shows, like The Newlyweds or Married to Jonas. (Oh, I also like the Jonas Brothers!)
  10. I used to write stories and novels, but I could never finish them.
  11. I absolutely love spending time with my friends and family!
Questions from Renee Answered by Me
  1. What is your favorite breakfast? I absolutely love all breakfast foods, so this is a really tough one! If I'm looking for something sweet, I opt for French toast with berries and maple syrup. If I'm looking for something a little savoury, I love over easy eggs with rye toast for dipping. Yum!
  2. Do you prefer to workout at home or at the gym? I love working out at the gym. There's something about working out with others that really motivates me. I enjoy working out by myself at the gym, but I also love dropping in on classes to work out with a group.
  3. What would your last meal be? This is a really tough question! I think it would have to be sushi. I would go to an all you can eat sushi restaurant and order endless amounts of salmon and red snapper sashimi, rainbow rolls, and green salad!
  4. What is your favorite Christmas/holiday tradition? My family has a lot of Christmas traditions. When I was younger, we would always watch It's A Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve while eating Pot of Gold chocolates and opening a special little present. We also have a tradition of eating cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning before opening presents and spending the rest of the day with family.
  5. Are you an early bird or a night owl? I'm a little bit of both. I prefer waking up early, but I used to stay up really late and I often have a hard time putting things down and going to bed early.
  6. If you won the mega millions lottery what would be your first purchase? Could I buy a horse, a new car, and pay off my student loans all at the same time?!
  7. How would your friends describe you in three words? Thoughtful. Caring. Goofy.
  8. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Scotland or Greece.
  9. Do you own any pets? Why or why not? I own one dog. My husband and I adopted him a year and a half ago when he was two years old. When I was growing up, we owned 2 horses, 2 cats twice (2 died, so we got 2 more), 3 hamsters, 2 rats, 2 rabbits, and many many fish. And we lived in town, not on a farm...although you could have fooled me!
  10. If you could be anything in the world what would it be? I would love to be a writer or a food blogger for a living, but a realistic dream would be working with children with Autism for the majority of the time, then teaching horseback riding lessons on the side.
  11. What made you decide to start blogging? I started reading many food blogs before starting my own, particularly Peanut Butter Fingers, Kath Eats Real Food, Healthy Tipping Point, and Meals and Miles. I really wanted to inspire people to live a healthy lifestyle after I lost weight and started my own health journey.
My Questions for My Nominees
  1. Do you prefer coffee, tea, or neither?
  2. What is your favourite dessert/treat?
  3. What is your favourite kind of animal and why?
  4. If someone could describe you in three words, what would they be?
  5. What is your biggest fear?
  6. Did you experience a healthy or happy tipping point in your own life?
  7. Have you ever broken a bone or had a serious injury?
  8. What is your favourite childhood memory?
  9. What are a few of your favourite movies?
  10. Do you prefer sweet, salty, savoury, sour...
  11. What are your current fitness goals?
My Nominations
I can't wait to read all of your responses!
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