I know the internet is vast, but the blogger world is small. So if you’ve seen this post 100x in the past few weeks, I apologize. I just know how much I love getting to know all of you, and it seems like it’s been way too long since I’ve divulged any fun personal information. A girl can only talk about food + fitness for so long before people get to saying “uh…who is this again?”
So thank you Tracy Anderson who inspired Tina who inspired Sara who inspired me. Saving empty-headed writers all over the blogosphere from having to create new content is much appreciated.
Song That Amps Me Up
This changes daily, but today?
Way to eat eggs
Omelets. The bigger, the better.
The Jillian Michaels Show! I absolutely love that woman. She can do no wrong in my book (and when she does, she fesses up to it). She’s a real human being, a humanitarian, and an incredible example of fitness. Not to mention she’s funny! Plus her DVDs kept me from gaining 75 pounds when I studied abroad in Paris and a) ate macarons every day and b) got the side-eye any time I tried to run in public.
Kind of Date
Cooking together. Pick out a recipe, go to the store, get the ingredients, go back to his/your place, and make it together.
I wish I could sound enlightened or deep, but it’s easily Instagram. Food porn central, yo.
Item in my closet
My Swiftly tops. I’ll spare you the “I love lululemon” speech, but I live in them, whether it’s the long sleeves, short sleeves, or tanks. They are the bomb.com
Gifts to give and receive
Instead of giving tangible gifts, I love planning “dates” with people in my life. This has been my thing for the past six months. I come up with activities we can do and put together a day to spend time together. Unless someone explicitly wants something, I think thoughtful dates are a much better gift, no matter who you’re giving them to. At least, that’s what I love to receive 🙂
Easy! Green peppers and onions. And cheese. But that’s implied, right?
And because it’s the weekend, just a quick thought to reflect on:
- Pick one and GO!
I saw this one on Tina’s blog and thought it was fab!
Now what question to answer…. Has the be the egg one! Favourite way to eat eggs is poached – I hardly ever do it at home but when I am staying at a hotel I always order them! Then again I have yet to find a way of eating eggs that I don’t love! #foodofthegods
We have to get that trending! #foodofthegods
I must take you for omelets at Eggsperience. It is on.
YES! I took all of Memorial Day Weekend off (have I said that enough yet? haha) so I’m getting ready to do all the things I never have time to do (aka eat alllllll the eggs!)
Love that you joined in!! And yes to everything Lulu- especially the run swiftly tops 🙂
Glad you understand my obsession 🙂
Love this! My favorite kind of date is definitely going out for dinner. I love trying new places and foods. It also gives the husband a break from cooking duty 😉
Have a great weekend!
Going out to dinner is the best — I could do that morning noon and night. My wallet and waistline would hate me tho 😉
I love this survey and enjoy reading everyone’s answers. I also really like Jillian’s podcast as well as Chalene Johnson’s! Happy Friday!
The one plus to working a desk job was getting to listen to podcasts all day errryday. I haven’t listened in awhile but this survey reminded me how much I love them!
I swear I will use my Lulu credit at some point. I just need to find THE PERFECT THING.
My amping up song is always Lose Yourself by Eminem. I plan to play it a lot while dying at this race on Sunday.
You should come in tomorrow before your race and get a Swiftly top to run in 🙂 no pressure of course but there are so many good colors now and it’s the best running top (in my humble opinion). Eminem is a great motivator! I can’t wait to hear all about the race!
Live in Lulu run swiftly tops and run inspire capris. If only they were work appropriate…. And it’s nice to know we could hypothetically share a pizza. I ONLY do green pepper, onions, and cheese : )
You are my fashion twin! The run inspires are my life too. One day we’ll meet up for a green pepper and onion pizza in our swiftlys and run inspires haha
Hahah things I wouldn’t be sad about…
Omelets are definitely my favorite way to eat eggs, too. I’ve only had omelets since forever so I made scrambled eggs the other day for something different and was surprised by how different they tasted! I’m sticking with omelets 🙂
Is it weird that now that I’m used to omelets, I’m pretty sure 2 scrambled eggs wouldn’t fill me up the same way anymore? They’re still great, but not nearly as filling. A 2-egg omelet does the job, though!
Mmm I love omelets. Those and scrambled eggs are my fave for sure. Although really, I kind of like eggs just in general, as long as they’re not remotely runny in any way. All that soft boiled/sunny side up/poached business? No thanks. I want my eggs cooked all the way through.
I’m the same way! I’ve always wanted to try eggs benedict in theory (apparently they’re “soooooooo good”) but I know I wouldn’t be able to get over the presence of a yolk just staring back at me. No bueno.
I really love that end quote you put there. I am trying to be a more positive person overall. Some days are hard and I forget to leave that negative energy behind, but I really love nothing more than brightening other people’s day 😀
And…I love learning more about you! Omelettes are the best! My favorite amp-me-up song right now (because mine changes alot too!) is “Hero” by Skillet. It just makes me go faster!!
“Hero” by Skillet…adding that to my list! Keep that quote in mind….I love it too. It really struck a chord for me 🙂
I’m with you on Instagram and those pizza toppings! As far as a song that pumps me up, let’s go old school with it – Fergalicious 😀 Have a great weekend, girl!!
Hahah that IS old school! I have so many memories of that song!
i went into the new Lulu today that just opened in my office building and wanted everything. and bought nothing. because MONEY. but it’s all so lovely! 🙂 they tried to recruit me for both their running group and their yoga, so i think i might start!
Take advantage of run club and free yoga on the weekends! Hardly anything is free anymore haha 😉
My favorite app is probably Instagram too, but Snapchat takes a second. It’s only second because I forget about it every other week, but when I’m on it, I’m on it HARD!
Snapchat used to be my least favorite haha but now the Discover section (the Food Network part) is my newest addiction!
I haven’t used that part yet! I need to expand my horizons!
Oh I’ll have to check out that podcast!
You should! I used to listen to it almost every day when I had a desk job and it was wonderful.
This is so cute!! What a fun post!! Thanks for sharing girl!! …also, I love that you starting with “Whose that girl?!” I automatically said the whole jingle in my head!! 🙂 Also, that pizza looks amazing! Great topping choice! 🙂
I’m so glad someone caught onto that! I don’t think anyone else did hahaha.
From now on I am referring to Instagram ad food porn central. So true!
Food Porn Central, most definitely! 🙂
I love this and perfect timing as I just found your blog! I love you cooking date idea, me and my boyfriend love cooking together and it’s great for the student budget too 🙂 I also am a big fan of your date-present idea, my sis and I always do that for each other (especially since I basically started living out of my suitcase) and it is so memorable and fun!
Thoughtful dates mean so much more!
I don’t know WHAT I’d do without Instagram. Well, probably be more productive and get more sleep, but hey. 😉
Tell me about it….but it’s so addicting!
Oh god, I need that pizza in my life. Right now. Green pepper on a pizza is the way forward.
I would not give up Instagram either. Unless it was a choice between Instagram and pizza. That would be tough.
Every other day I think to myself “I’m going to cut back on the cheese, I’m going to cut back on the bread… ” And then I see a picture of a pizza and I think NO WAY 🙂
YAY I love Jillian too! I dig that she always seems genuine. And OMG, that pizza looks so good!
Jillian would not approve of the pizza but I still love her 😉