Who or what keeps you calm?
- In a perfect world, it would have been meditation but since I haven’t done that in awhile — oops! It would have to be my self control, knowing how to shut off and focus on breathing and allowing myself to relax — not always easy, but it helps when I have music as well and I can tune out certain thoughts or just listen to a song and really get involved with the lyrics.
What keeps all of you calm, or who?
How do you deal with negative comments?
- To be honest, I don’t deal with them very well at all. Even when I am trying to “ignore” it, they still bother me. Mostly bothers me because normally I don’t do anything that would render someone to be nasty towards me, and while I am not perfect by any means, I don’t go out of my way to give someone a reason to be rude/mean/malicious towards me — especially since I try to be a positive, optimistic person for the most part. I have always been one to take things people say about me to heart and because I don’t enjoy confrontation, it is harder because I am having to ignore it when it still plays in my head. If I would learn to confront the issue more, I think it would not bother me as much. I had a blogger once tell me, “what other people think about you or say about you is none of your business” (something along those lines) and after reading this phrase, it definitely makes sense and helps somewhat to see the other side of things and really allows me to push forward in trying to not let it get to me. I dislike strongly negative comments towards me, because I know what it is like to be bullied and it sucks and it gets old and sometimes it just seems to weigh people down, so I take harshly to negative comments when the person has no reason to be that way towards another person. I am firm believer that everyone has a right to their own opinion, but like butts, everyone has one & sometimes it is best to keep certain comments to yourself.
How do you handle negative comments? Have you found a way that works best for you, or do you struggle with this as well?
Submitted An Article to be Published
I submitted a fitness/health article to muscle & strength (popular fitness site and supplement store) and they got back with me the other day and said they would be interested in publishing my article — which is very exciting & a huge deal because they are highly recognized & a huge step in my fitness career as a writer and personal trainer! so #crossedfingers all goes well and if so, they will add it to their content queue and have it published. When it does get published, I plan on sharing it with all of you, so everyone can read it!
I realize this is the vegetable that normally you like or you hate, no middle ground with but like many other things, you may find how you cook something changes the flavor, the texture and possibly your liking for it. If you have shunned off asparagus due to not liking the taste, I ask that you give it another try with this recipe. For those of you who are lactose and don’t eat cheese or have allergic reactions to cheese, this particular recipe can either be altered to your liking or if you are like me (who is lactose intolerant) and still takes the risk of eating dairy then this might be up your alley. I figured those of you who are vegan and vegetarian may enjoy this recipe most.
Of course a great recipe side or can be eaten on its own for a meal.
- 1 lb of asparagus spears — the woody part removed
- 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (or 4 cloves of garlic minced)
- 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of fresh cracked black pepper
- 1 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat over to 425 F, lightly grease non stick baking sheet with cooking oil spray
- Arrange asparagus on baking sheet; set aside
- In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle the oil mixture over the asparagus and toss to evenly coat
- Bake for 15 minutes, until vibrant and just beginning to tender
- Remove from oven, top with mozzarella cheese, return to oven & broil or grill until until the cheese melts and becomes golden (4-5 minutes)
- Serve immediately
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Do you hide your emotions, if so, why?
- I used to hide my emotions and did a swell job of it most of the time. Now, not so much, just depends on the circumstances and the reasoning. I know they say hiding your emotions isn’t a good coping method & in the end it just puts more of a burden on us. I normally hide my emotions when I don’t want people/someone to ask me questions about how I am feeling, or when I am afraid of how someone might respond to me showing emotions, and also when I am trying to be someone else’s “rock” and make sure they are okay & for the sake of them, I want to be strong for the both of us.
Are you the type to hide your emotions?
What was the last thing to surprise you?
- When I looked outside my window today and realized how much snow we had gotten just overnight — A LOT & how much more we will be getting today possibly.
What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
- I have had many embarrassing moments growing up, some that I won’t mention but regardless a lot.
- When I peed myself at the shopping center (Walmart) while in the dressing room and ended up peeing through my clothes & having to walk through Walmart to leave with wet pants on.
- When my mom decided she wanted to silly and started in on a joke with the male cashier. The cashier asking for her I.D for the purchase of alcohol, he mentioned her year (1969) and she started on the number: 69 and making jokes — while the cashier enjoyed himself, I did not — annoyed me
- The time I fell out the treadmill at the gym during busy hours. I was literally hanging on with one hand on the back of the treadmill, with the fear of hurting myself if I let go. Everyone including my friend, the staff members, and gym members all seen this fall.
Do you have any embarrassing moments you want to share?