Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I want to send out a big THANK YOU to Fit Journey 50 for nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! This award represents Attitude and Gratitude. In that spirit, I’m very grateful to have found a wonderful community of bloggers to interact with and had trouble choosing only a few. Here are some blogs that I enjoy reading on a regular basis and hope my followers check them out and enjoy them as well.
The rules for the Sisterhood award are simple:
  1.  Post the logo on your blog
  2. Thank the person who nominated you
  3. Choose 10-12 other ladies who blog as your nominees
  4. Post the links to the nominees’ blogs and notify them on their blog.

Now, here are some awesome, inspiring ladies who you just HAVE to go check out!

Losing it with Samantha (formerly My Mother Lied to Me)
Mimi’s Getting Fit
The Dancing Runner (a fellow Spinning instructor!)
Chocolate Covered Race Medals
The Iron Pumping Dancer
Foxy [Whole] Foodie (I see her around the X every once in a while!)
Shh…Fit Happens
Will Run for Glitter
Little Ms. Fitness

To all these lovely ladies … keep up the great work!!

One Lovely Blog Award!

Throughout the last several months, I have really enjoyed sharing my thoughts, suggestions, and random stories through Strong-Fit-Beautiful. It’s been an exciting couple weeks here, too – we hit the 200 post mark … and also the 200 followers mark. Now, I have one more item to add to the list of accomplishments: the One Lovely Blog Award! Thanks so much to for recognizing my little blog that could!

In accepting this, shall I say, Lovely(?) award, I’ve been tasked with sharing with you seven things you may not know about me:

  1. I hated high school gym class. With. A. Passion. Friends from high school actually laugh when they find out I’m not a fitness instructor.
  2. I have an irrational fear of snow. I refuse to drive in it if I can help it. The same holds true for bad rain. So yeah, with Hurricane Sandy/Frankenstorm hitting the DC area right now, I’ve been holed up in my apartment, watching the news for the last 8 hours (thank goodness I could work from home today!)
  3. That said, summer is my favorite season. I plan my weekends around the time the pool opens (not kidding … the lifeguard this summer actually told me I was “late” one day, because the pool had been open for an hour by the time I showed up). My family thinks there’s something wrong with me.
  4. I’m a trained singer. I studied voice from 8th grade through my junior year of college. And I still use the training … kinda. It comes out when I’m singing to my Spinning classes or talking about the importance of breath control in any of my classes.
  5. I don’t like honey. I don’t like mustard. But I LOVE honey mustard. Figure that one out.
  6. I’ve moved to a new city sight-unseen … twice. I ended up spending almost two years in Nashville, and I’ll hit year #3 in the DC area in three weeks. The former I didn’t love, but coming to DC was a GREAT decision.
  7. Speaking of great decisions … attending Clemson was the best decision I’ve ever made in my entire life. I can’t say enough good things about the environment, the people, the education, the experience … if there is such thing as love at first sight, I experienced it when I visited Clemson. And my life has been better because of it.

If you enjoy Strong-Fit-Beautiful, you may also want to check out some of the blogs that I check out regularly (in addition to littlemisswordy, obviously):

Those are just a couple I’ve been frequenting – some recently, and some I’ve been reading regularly for a while. Any other suggestions for great blogs I should check out?


Exciting News! I’m a “Very Inspiring Blogger” Recipient!

Woke up on this HOT Saturday morning to some great news … Lisa at She’s Losing It! nominated me for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award! (Check out her blog here)   What that means is I have to: Display the … Continue reading