Monday, July 21, 2014

25 Things You Didn't Know About Me!

Good morning everyone!  We had a good but busy weekend so I'm ready to start a fresh, new week, although I'm dragging a little!

I ran 4 miles yesterday (and 3 sets of 1-minute planks!) which felt great - I'm really enjoying the treadmill because it's always 0% chance of rain in the gym! ;)


So for today I'm doing an "About Me" post.  I saw a post like this on Tina's blog last week and I thought it would snag borrow the idea....it's a long one so get settled in!!

1.  I hate spending the time to blow dry my hair! On the weekends if we're going out, yes I will do it.  But 90% of the time, especially during the week, my hair will be in a bun/top knot/poof/braid/bird's nest mess on top of my head.  If it's not blow dried I just CAN'T leave it down!

2.  On the same token, I love the way my hair looks when it's blow dried, even when it's in a ponytail it looks better when it's been blowdried!  And I LOVE going to the salon to get my hair cut!  It always looks and feels (and smells!) so good when I leave, although I can never replicate it at home! lol

3.   I drink A LOT of water!  I never leave the house without my water bottle.  I bring one for me and one for each of my kids.  Water for everyone!

4.  Although I very rarely drink it anymore, McDonald's has the BEST tasting Diet Coke!  They must have a heavy hand with the syrup or something! ;)

5.  I love math....always have...and I'm good at it!  It was one of the main reasons I chose Engineering as my major in college.

6.  When I see people doing an exercise wrong - at Orange Theory or the gym - it takes all of my restraint for me not to correct them!  I repeat what my husband always tells me, sometimes it's better to just "mind my own business!"

7.  I always order a Caramel Frappuccino Light, double blended, no whip at Starbucks, unless I switch it up and get the Mocha flavor instead....sometimes I'm crazy like that!

8.  I am still having a love/hate relationship with my glasses and contacts...I love that they allow me to see clearly but I hate that they're such a nuisance!

9.  I am pretty fast (and consistent!) when I type - I actually took a computer/typing class in high school! lol

10.  I love string cheese - but ONLY the Sargento Light Mozzerella.  It's the best - yum!

11.  I love a chopped salad!  There's just something about it being in such little little pieces! And I NEVER order a salad with leafy greens....I know the darker, the leafier, the healthier but I really only eat iceberg or romaine (don't tell my healthy living blog! ;) )

12.  I REALLY REALLY love peanut butter!  My entire life I ate creamy pb....until a couple of years ago when, on a whim, I tried crunchy....and it changed my life forever!  I haven't looked back since!

13.  Speaking of peanut butter, I will only eat a pb&j sandwich if it's made with grape jelly!

14.  Again, on the topic of peanut butter, I think pb and banana makes a perfect and delicious snack - it's one of my son's favorites, too!

15.  I find strawberry based smoothies very refreshing!  That's why this is one of my favs!

16.  I was always a very good student!  (I hate to disappoint...see here!)

17.  I'm pretty competitive, especially with myself!  I always try to beat my last time on my run, or do an extra rep, or hold the plank for another 10 seconds.....

18.  I have a thing about "round" numbers (and even numbers) - I would never end a run at 3.01 miles....I'd have to go to 3.10!

19.  I totally wanted to marry Patrick Swayze growing up!  I was IN LOVE!!  I think I watched Dirty Dancing every.single.day for like 5 years!!

20.  I feel SO lucky to have a sister, it's a bond that you just can't explain and you honestly cannot have with anyone else in your life....and I feel the same way about my boys having each other!!

21.  I think that I was one of Vitalicious' first customers, and I'm definitely one of their best!! I 've eaten a VitaTop (just about) EVERY day for the last 10 years!  I love them!

22.  I rarely leave the house with NO makeup on, but for everyday it's usually just under eye concealer, blush, eyeliner and mascara!

23.  I am pretty good at polishing my own nails, but I try to go for regular manicures for the sake of my cuticles!! (My new obsession is the Sally Hansen InstaDri polish...it literally dries in 60 seconds and has the look of a gel manicure.  Seriously, check it out!)

24.  Speaking of nails, I LOVE going for pedicures!  The heel massage is my favorite! And the dead skin removal (I know, so gross...but so necessary!).

25.  I actually really enjoy exercising!  Even if I'm not in the mood at first, once I start I'm SO happy that I'm doing it! I love the way it makes me feel - very accomplished!

So there you have it....25 random things that you (probably) didn't know about me!

What's something that people may not know about you??