Sunday, August 19, 2012

A 'Real Winner"

I was always told that I was a 'real winner', growing up.   Of course this was sarcastic.  LOL
By 'real winner', she meant a little 'odd'.

Anyway,  once again, I have won a giveaway!!!!!! 


This time, I won a giveaway from this great blog:  Katie Moves.

I love this blog.  You have to check her out. 

I won a Soy PRotein package and check out her original blog about it, because my family stole some of the goodies, as I was opening the package.

Don't mind the pic of the hamburger in the background.  Have no idea what this was!

I received:
-an awesome huge shaker cup (LOVE IT!)
-a workout parachute + dvd + poster (can't wait to try it out!!!!)
-a huge soy protein bag
-2 exercise bands
-2 Balance Bar protein bars (I was lucky enough to eat the s'mores bare pic'd above, but the hubs stole the other as I opened the box) YUMMMMM
-a package of Titan 2 choc chip protein cookies (the teen stole one, but I did get the other )HOLY CRAP, GOODNESS
-a container of vanilla soy protein from GNC (great, but I'm saving for cooking with!)


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

GoodBelly Winner!!!

OK, so I hate to lead you on, but I was the winner

I received some vouchers for this awesome brand.  I can pick what I want out of a great selection of Probiotic juices!!  SWEET. 

As stated by GoodBelly:  "GoodBelly is a vegan, dairy-free and soy-free probiotic drink with live & active probiotic cultures for digestive health."  Check out more info on this company and its products: here.

With flavors like:
Pomegranate Blackberry,
Bluebery Acai,
CRanberry Watermelon,
Tropical Green and
Tropical Orange (+ more),
how can I not be dying to try them?!

I entered a giveaway from KissMyBroccoli and won!  Check out her website here.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Surprises in the mail!

I came home one day last week and had a nice yellow package in the mailbox.
I LOVE packages!

Baby Girl helped me open and check it out.

Very interested in the business cards.  :)

Don't mind the junk in the background. :P

Inside the package, I received:
  • A package of G2 powder to add to my water bottle
  • 2 packets of GU Energy-gel.  I'm so excited to try these, since I haven't purchased any for myself yet. There was one in Jet Blackberry flavor and one in Chocolate Outrage flavor.  Um?  YUMMmmm
  • A new pair of pink laces!
  • A super cute yellow headband (modeled by Baby Girl)

I won all of this from Running Toward the Prize!  Check her blog out here.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Leibster Award!!!!!

I was just tagged to be given the Liebster Award by Triathlon Mami!  I am super excited that someone actually reads my blog!!!!!  Thank you. Thank you.  Thank you.
I know I am just getting started and haven't been on here as much as I would like to, but it's nice to be noticed.
The Liebster Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

Rules for receiving this award:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Then answer the questions the tagger sent for them, plus create 11 questions for the people they’ve tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Notify the people you have tagged.
5. No tag backs.
I.  Here we go!
1.    I copied the above information and rules about the award from Triathlon Mami's blog. ;o
2.    I have 2 wonderful daughters that are 13 years apart.
3.    My husband is my best friend and in many ways the male version of myself.
4.    I am new at blogging. (obviously, so bare with me)
5.    My fears are falling from something really high and caterpillars. 
6.    I lost a finger a couple of years ago, while 7 months pregnant.
7.    My pet peve is repeating myself or hearing others repeat themselves. (just ask my husband)
8.    I still can't figure out how to put my 'sweat pink ambassador badge' on my blog page.
9.    I wanted to be an artist and accountant when I grew up and now happy to be neither.
10.  I like to listen to techno or hard alternative rock  REALLY LOUD while working out.
11.  I am a Scorpio by all definitions.
 II.  Questions for me:
    1.  Why did you start blogging?   To make myself accountable for my fitness goals.  Without a competition to reach for, I felt that I didn't dedicate myself enough and thought that if I was announcing them to others, then I'd stick to them more.
2.   Has blogging changed you in any way?   I read more blogs and spend more time on the computer.

3.   What is your favorite place on Earth?   At the beach with my family.

4.   If you were stuck on a desert island with only one book, what would it be?   I haven't read a 'real' book in years.   I search through fitness books and read children's books.  I can't give a title, but I'd say some kind of National GEographic nature encyclopedia or something.

5.   What living person inspires you most? Why?   My oldest daughter.  We have been through some tough times together and she amazes me every day.  She is becoming such a wonderful and strong woman.  We don't know how truly strong we can be, until we have to, especially for our children.

6.   What historical person inspires you most? Why? I hate to admit it, but I can't think of anyone right now.  I'll probably wake up at 2am and wish I'd answered differently.  LOL

7.   If you were able to have a superpower what would it be? To fly, so if I ever did fall from something really high, then I wouldn't go splat.

8.   What do you wish you could master?   Knive throwing

9.   What do you do to relax?   What the heck is that!!!!  My 'me time' is training, so I'd have to say that the 1/2 hr that I squeeze in whenever I can is my 'relax' time.  Years ago.....I'd paint, sketch, craft, cross stitch or cuddle up under a big blanket and watch movies.

10.  What is your favorite part of the day?   Coming home to my family.  Right now, the baby gets so excited when I come home.

11.   Think fast! What is the first thing you can think of to bring a smile to your face?   My family!!!!!  All I have to do is see their faces.  I couldn't live without them!!!!!
My Babies!

III.  Questions for the next group:

1.    If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
2.    What's your favorite exercise?
3.    What's the one thing that you can't live without?
4.    If the world were to end tomorrow, would there be anything that you wish you'd done?
5.    Do you have a unique talent?
6.    As a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
7.    Has your blogging style changed, since you started blogging?
8.    What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
9.    What gives you strength?
10.  Burpees.  Love em or hate em?
11.  Neat freak or organized mess?

IV.  Yay!!!  The following have received the Liebster Award!  CONGRATS!                    
(Since I still don't know a whole lot about blogging, hopefully I found the Bloggers' follower numbers correctly.)