Hi friends! It's time for another installment of 4 Things Thursday and this week I am going to take another approach by answering 4 reader questions so you all can get to know me a little better.
Here goes nothing!
Maria @ Oh Healthy Day asked:
I'd like to know how you came up with your blog name. I saw it listed on Oh She Glow's website and the name just stood out from all the others because I thought it was super cute.
When I started my blog I wanted a name that conveyed my goals when it comes to my healthy living journey. First and foremost, this is about maintaining great health now and forever. Health to me is a combination of good, wholesome nutrition, an active lifestyle, managing stress and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships. Happiness is a huge part of health, as I believe the two are deeply interconnected. Its hard to be mindful of health when you are miserable and its equally as difficult to be happy when your in poor health. I try everyday to do the things that will lead me to a fulfilled and happy life. And skinny jeans are a symbol of a flirty and confident attitude. When you rock a sexy pair of skinny jeans you are telling the world you are awesome and you know it!!
Laura Jayne asked:
Why do you blog?
The list is long on this one!! I blog because I love writing and being creative in a way that is determined by me. This is my space and my forum and I have creative licence to decide what I include and how I convey it. That leads me to another reason, which is the ability to use a public space to share my thoughts, ideas, opinions, fears and accomplishments. Whether I have one reader or one million (a girl can dream!) I am putting myself out there in a very personal way. Blogging also keeps me accountable. Once I have written about a plan or a goal it feels more real and I am more motivated to follow through so I can report back and tell you all about it! And blogging gives me something in common with a lot of great people in a supportive community. I have learned a lot, been inspired and provoked and that is more valuable to me then I can adequately describe.
Tracey @ Commit to Fit asked:
When and why did you start running?
I had wanted to be a runner since I was a teenager but convinced myself that I simply wasn't one and would never become one because it was too hard and maybe my body wasn't cut out for it. Then I participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure in 2009 and actually managed to run a full kilometre for the first time ever. It was life changing! I started building on running from that point and I am now training for my third 1/2 marathon which is in May.
For more on my running history click here, here, here, here, here and here
Lauren @ Team Giles asked:
How often do you workout?
Currently I am for 5-6 days a week, 60 minutes per day. As I am in training for a half marathon I am aiming to run 3-4 times a week as well as cross train and practice yoga. My cross training includes teaching a Tabata and Cycle Pump class (one each per week) as well as spinning once a week. Yoga is also once or twice a week. Added up this sometimes means two trips to the gym in one day (morning and lunch) so I can squeeze it all in. I do make sure I get lots of sleep (7-9 hours a night), lots of stretching and foam rolling (daily) and a good solid rest day every week to give my poor muscles a break!
Well that's me for today kiddies! I'm off to foam roll and then get in a solid 8 hours of shut eye!
Have a great night!
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