10 Facts About Me- That You May Not Know!
If you’ve been following my blog along you’ll know I’m a pretty open person. I’m honest about what I like, dislike, struggle with and succeed at. But, like everyone, there’s so much more you don’t know! So this week I decided to jump into a blog hop with a few other bloggers and share 10 fun facts that you may not know about me!
Before I get into these ten interesting tidbits (HA!) make sure you head to the bottom of the page when you’re done and click around so see who else is open to sharing!
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So here we go! Below are ten facts that you may not know about me, they’re random, quirky and will possibly provide you with a good laugh!
Fun Fact #1 I Am The Crazy Cat Lady On Our Road
Yup, it’s true. I am that person. The one who feeds the neighborhood strays? I even have mug!
It actually started a about six years ago there were always strays and they had kittens in our yard. Wanting to make sure they survived winter I convinced my hubby to build a cat house and proceeded to feed them daily. Of course this has now spiralled even bigger and means we always have cats around and playing. Because I normally feed them from kittens they’re friendly and I get as many fixed as I can. Baby bear especially loves to make “the cat noise” to call them for food!
Fun Fact #2 I Have A Perogie Obsession
My family is Polish which means growing up I had a lot of borscht (which I love) cabbage rolls and perogie. And even though I eat a bit healthier now-a-days (pergoie aren’t bad but they’re pretty heavy!) I adore homemade perogie. My mom makes them every year for Christmas and I honestly devour them by the plateful. Until I’m in slot mode. I look forward to it for weeks and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Fun Fact #3 I Love Lifting Heavy Things
While for most moms squeezing in a workout normally means bodyweight, bands or dumbbells I am a bit different. While those workouts are great and I use them when I’m stuck I really and truly love lifting heavy weights.
My body responds well to it and it makes me feel like a badass. This past year I got my deadlift up to 195lbs (so close to my 200 goal!) and since I weigh in at about 120 I was uber proud!
Fun Fact #4 I Wish I Loved Sauerkraut
Oh how I wish I did! Sauerkraut is so beyond healthy for you (since it’s fermented) and I wish I loved it. I’ve tried just about every variation but I just can’t get into it! I may have a tablespoon or so but it just doesn’t do anything for me. Does anyone have a brand or recipe they find makes it better?? I’m still open to trying!
Fun Fact #5 I Used To Coach Figure Competitors
Oh boy what a journey that was! My training style, values and overall beliefs have changed quite a bit from those days but it’s definitely what kept me in business for a few years! All my girls were absolutely amazing and I was oh so proud of them but it’s something I don’t think I’ll ever do again!
Fun Fact #6 I LOVE Harry Potter
Really and truly I am a crazy fan of the Harry Potter series! I’ve read the books roughly seven times now (for no other reason than they’re comforting) and I watch the moves embarrassingly frequently.
I even have a Harry Potter trivia game that no one has yet to beat me at! Really, it’s an addiction but they’re just so good!
Fun Fact #7 I Used To Hate Water
I was honestly the most unhealthy person ever. I lived off of McDonalds, Pizza Pockets and cigarettes (yup I was a smoker!). But I also hated water. You know those people right? They just don’t like the taste?? When I was beginning to turn everything around I knew I needed to drink more and so I would literally have to gag it down. It was horrible. Now-a-days I freak out if I don’t have water with me. How I could have ever lived off anything else (mainly iced tea) is beyond me.
Fun Fact #8 I’m A Snacker
I love snacks. I’m the person who grazes all day long in addition to her main meals. I’m just a foodie that way. Anything I can jump into the kitchen for and shove in my mouth in under thirty seconds is pretty much a win! It’s one of the reasons I post so much about easy made snacks!
Fun Fact #9 I’m The Crazy Mom In Groups & Sometimes It Sucks
So here’s the thing: I know I’m a bit crazy. I’ve taken health to a whole new level and I don’t expect anyone to be as rigid as me. But in mom groups it makes me the crazy one. Chatting about meals for toddlers in group kills me because it pretty much ostracizes me! Don’t get me wrong, I’m super happy with how baby bear is growing, what she eats and the way I parent/live. But it definitely makes the outcast in groups and truthfully, some moms are mean!
Fun Fact #10 I Couldn’t Live Without….
My Vitamix. Oh or my Berkey. Or my barbells. Or lip chap! Gah! I would suck at being stranded on an island. Honestly my Vitamix is used every single day and I actually travel with my berkey when we go to friends houses or camping. Somehow, all these things have become immensely necessary to me! Further making me `that crazy person`- but don`t worry, I`m okay with it 😉
So there you are! A few random facts you may not know about me. Don`t forget to check out the other bloggers revealing fun facts today in the links below- and some have giveaways!
Cathy at A Boy And His Mom
Kandice at A Cotton Kandi Life
Megan at Our Poetic Chaos
Maria at Dapper House Designs
Stephanie at You Are My Son Shine
Lilly at Moon Beams On The Path
Kimberly at Wildflower Four
Amanda at Easy On The Tongue