A New Week, A New Thought

Bloggers,

I decided to add another fun topic to my blog because well, I wanted to and because there are some things I think would be fun to talk about with within this category. This specific category will be called “Thinking Out Loud” & I will post it on Sundays! basically this will integrate my thoughts for the week, current events (preferably around fitness/health), my opinions on certain things in the industry, it might talk on my experiences or tell a story, it might be discussing things outside of the scope of fitness/health, it could be about anything really that doesn’t already fit into my other categories (which I will name at the end of this post) so hopefully all of you will enjoy it greatly because I am looking forward to it myself. 

 

ALSO…For those of you who may not follow my soundcloud account, I have decided that I also want to add another category based off of my podcast & it will be “Tuesday Fitness/health advice & tips” so I will continue my podcast series but will be adding this to the blog as well now because I want everyone to benefit from this 🙂 Which this basically is going to be me giving you advice & tips and also be answering questions that maybe people have asked me or have for me now that could be helpful for others. 

 

ALSO, ALSO… My podcast is supposed to have interviews, current events, Q & A on Saturdays, but I have been slacking and yet to do that, so not only will that continue (as soon as I find ways to get that going) but WHEN and IF I have time, I will be adding guest post to my blog (which is nothing new) but haven’t done it in a  LONG time. Yikes! sorry.  but this will take place on Saturday’s or Sundays possibly – the way I will go about it, is I just have a list of over 100 DIFFERENT TOPICS I want to write about written down and some are meant for guest post and some are meant for me to write about – so basically if I come to you about writing something for me, it is because I feel like you could be a good person to discuss that particular topic BUT this does not mean I don’t allow people to write guest post otherwise, because I have had people come to me about wanting to guest post (which is fine) but I am just really picky because this blog is my baby! lol so don’t take offense if I don’t accept your topic or request to write a post on my blog, because I like to be choosy because I worked my ass off on this blog like everyone else on theirs. 

 

ALSO, ALSO, ALSO.. LOL.. I have been doing Review Wednesday’s on YouTube (so yes, I will be adding them to the blog regularly on Wed whenever I do them) 

 

So with this all being said and laid out, I am hoping going into this new year, my blog will continue to grow, and give everyone something to read about that they are interested in no matter what journey they are on as far as fitness/health goes. 

 

Blog Schedule:

 
  1. Monday: Motivation/Inspiration quotes & my workout for the day
  2. Tuesday: Exercise (how to do/I choose an exercise and discuss it), my workout for the day, YouTube exercise videos, & fitness/health tips & advice
  3. Wednesday: My reviews, injury prevention post & my workout for the day
  4. Thursday: Mental health awareness post & my workout for the day
  5. Friday: No blog post
  6. Saturday: Recipes & my workout for the day, possible guest post
  7. Sunday: “Thinking out loud” Sunday post, possible guest post

Podcast Schedule:

  1. Monday: Motivation/Inspiration
  2. Tuesday: Fitness/health advice & Tips
  3. Wednesday: LGBT+ Topics and discussion
  4. Thursday: Recipes (a lot of times I will share this recipe on Saturday’s blog post for recipes so don’t be shocked if they turn out to be the same thing at times because not everyone follows my blog or podcast.. so I want everyone to hear and see the same things)
  5. Friday: no podcast
  6. Saturday: Interviews, Q & A, current events, misc 
  7. Sunday: no podcast

If anyone has any questions about these two schedules, let me know! As far as YOUTUBE goes, my schedule has not been completely made yet, so when I have that organized, I will be sure to post that schedule as well. 

Keep in mind that I work two jobs and I have studies & with holidays coming up and growing my brand, I will be busy and I might miss days of the week or have to post certain topics on other days because I am hella busy like everyone else in the world, don’t get mad at me, I am only human and I will do my best to continue making fun content that engages all of you! I love all my bloggers and readers and appreciate all of you for being my #1’s 🙂

My Social media (Yes, you can follow me)

YES, I do use them all (some more than others) so feel free to add me! otherwise, everyone have a wonderful Sunday!

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

 

Shay-lon xo

P.S don’t forget my second blog ... https://gaylesbianme.wordpress.com/

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Versatile Blogger Award – Thank you :)

I was nominated for the versatile blogger award a week or so ago from https://withcoloursandcanitointhekitchen.blog/ & want to say thank you for the nomination, if you haven’t yet followed or taken a look at their blog, feel free! 

 

According to the Versatile Blogger Award Rules, I need to do five things to preserve the spirit of this award:

Nominees should know that if you are nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award, you have already won 

Write and publish a blog post thanking and linking back to the person who nominated me

List seven random facts about myself

Nominate up to 15 other blogs that you follow and believe deserve recognition for their hard work

7 Facts about me:

  1. I have never done drugs of any sorts
  2. I was the tallest kid in class in elementary school
  3. I played basketball, softball and ran track the majority of my life
  4. I root for the Patriots 🙂 (but I am not from NE)
  5. I am a sponsored athlete
  6. I work at a gym 
  7. I am horrible at tennis! lol

15 blogs I nominate:

PoojaG

Ultimatetravel

elizabethfredrickson

thefitfrequentflyer

niccimshane

braddahr

livyourlifeeveryday

elainesadventureinbodybuilding

bodybyemilyrose

lacey

doctorinspe

halfarsed-runner

tyronepierre

heystephheyyy

kphoenix1

Now the majority of these blogs are new blogs I have chosen to follow and others I have followed for awhile, so take a look and show support 🙂 thanks! 

Liebster award #100?

 award

Fine, okay this is the 100th, but let me be honest by saying I have a lot of these and love them all for different reasons, mostly because I nominate new people, I answer new questions and of course I feel as though it is a honor when people nominate me, such as my friend over at James J. Cudney , I appreciate your taking the time to nominate me as a blogger for this award and congrats on your nomination as well. I welcome all those to follow him, he is a great writer with tons of blog potential and very supportive. 

 

The Rules for the Liebster Award:

  1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award
  2. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  3. Nominate 11 blogs
  4. Notify them of the nomination
  5. Give them 11 questions to answer

Facts about me:

  1. I was born cool, but don’t get too excited because I don’t hang with the cool kids. lol
  2. I have this grand idea on being a fitness mogul. 
  3. I am 5’8
  4. I wish I knew how to play the piano and guitar
  5. I did show choir and choir for about 4-5 years 
  6. I used to think I would either be a choregrapher or singer growing up
  7. I prefer to doggie paddle when swimming, lol
  8. Favorite color is blue
  9. My mom ruined Christmas for me when she told me there is no Santa, lol (she admitted that she bought the gifts)
  10. Never been married,  and don’t have any kids. 
  11. I have used dating sites before and so we might have talked on some, lol don’t hold me to it but if you did find me on one, just know I put a lot of effort in my bios; currently not using the sites, as I am working on my relationship. 

Question for me to asnwer: ( I hope these aren’t hard) lol

  1. Which body part would you exchange if you could? Oh goodness, this is an interesting question, I would probably say my eyes, I want pretty eyes and good vision. lol
  2. How often do you brush your teeth? Honestly, and if you try to lie, your teeth will turn yellow on the spot based on the dust I sent with this post. Woah, I am kind of scared to answer this question now. Hmm. I brush them at least once daily but working on increasing it to twice daily. 
  3. If you could inhabit someone else’s body for a day, who would it be? Wow! I have never even thought about this. Honestly, I don’t know. I mean, maybe I would hop in a man’s body and see what it is like to … hahaha .. we will leave it there. 
  4. If you could have someone else’s personality and intelligence, who would it be? I like my own personality, I am a cool kid remember? I would say, I want a smart person’s intelligence. 
  5. Where are you taking me to dinner tomorrow night? Or if that’s not gonna work for you, what gift are you sending in lieu of canceling last minute on me? Seems appropriate. Well see I was going to take you to dinner but then plans came up and here we are, so the gift I give for my last minute cancellation is my friendship 😀
  6. Have you ever tried to count the licks to get to the center of the Tootsie Roll Pop? No. 
  7. Did I share too much above? If yes, which item. If not, you’re my new best friend. Nope, I think the more the merrier. 
  8. If you could hide in someone’s pocket for a day just to see what they really do when you’re not around, who would it be? Haha! this is hilarious. Um, good question. I think I will have to come back to this one another day. 
  9. If you have an entire cake to yourself, and you know for certain that no one else will eat it nor see you eat it, would you still cut it up and serve it on a plate? Or would you dig in with a shovel? (Assume nothing bad happens to your body as a result of consuming said healthy cake) I would still cut it up and serve on a plate but I don’t like cake. lol. Well I will eat white cake or yellow cake but not chocolate cake.
  10. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “bite me” ? Good or bad, let it rip. Um the first thing that came to mind was.. how hard? lol jk I need to behave myself before some reports me to the blogger cops. lol
  11. Have you met Liebster? If Yes, please describe. If No, please contribute $25 to the charity of your choice in order to successfully have completed this easy and fun quiz. Failure to do so results in an automatic replication of 10 more quizzes a day from me to you as a loving gesture of support. I have not met Liebster but I have met his sibling Biebster, lol they look quite a like might I add but Biebster is so much more fun! 

I would like for ALL MY NOMINEES to answer the same questions! because they were fun and because I am lazy, lol 

My Nominees:

  1. PoojaG
  2. Ty
  3. Lacey
  4. Ashley
  5. wheremysoulsleeps
  6. freeyourself
  7. rhodes2nutrition
  8. Mer
  9. Heidi
  10. Dave gardner
  11. Explore Life

Hope all of you enjoy getting to know me as your blogger, and enjoy my questions and answers!

For more awards, click here

Be sure to leave comments, likes, follow, and share if ya want to! 

Fitness Wonderwoman,

Shay-lon xo

 

 

 

The Unique Blogger Award

Thank you dear friend PoojaG for nominating me for this particular blogger award. I apologize ahead of time for being late in posting this – but I have been MIA and didn’t know when I would be returning until I had things figured out. I appreciate your patience and friendship during all of this. I enjoyed your post and congrats on being nominated as well for this award! I am so happy for you and all that you have written since following your blog and hope it continues to flourish! 😀 please feel free to check out her blog page, it is full of inspiration! 

The rules:
  • Share the link to the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 15 people and notify them.
  • Ask them three questions.

1.What (or who) inspired you to get into blogging? Well for starters it was my college professor at the time who mentioned blogging to me. 

2. Describe your ideal three-course meal? Honestly this can shift depending on my mood and what sounds good at the time. For now, I would say four tacos, some mexican rice, and refried beans 🙂 Yum!

3. Would you consider naming any future children after fictional characters, if so which characters? Well considering I don’t plan on having children anytime soon .. I don’t know but if it should happen, it wouldn’t be a horrible idea. 

My Nominees Are:

https://onebigstressball.wordpress.com/

natalie

https://sharonmadonna.wordpress.com/

betchadidntknowthis

https://lifeofamedschoolwife.com/

https://niccimcshane.com/

https://hisperfecttiming.blog/

https://www.jessekerema.com/

https://lexieanimetravel.wordpress.com/

https://nadiahsrodanandfields.com/

https://athomaspointofview.com/

https://gypsybus28.com/

https://ochonia.wordpress.com/

https://for-fitness-sake.com/

https://secretartexpedition.wordpress.com/

Answer the same three questions! Thank you!

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon

The Mystery Blogger Award 6/10/17

Well, this isn’t my first rodeo with the mystery blogger award, but I always enjoy being able to add something hopefully new to the questions. No matter how many times I have done these awards, they never get old, because it is like sharing everything about me all over again and then spreading the positive vibes to others so that I can learn about them. Thank you https://ashleygulley.com/ for nominating me for this award, definitely awesome of you and much appreciated – go check out her blog and leave her some comments under her nomination as well! 😀

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion. –  Okoto Enigma Thank you for creating this award! – https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/my-greatest-creation-yet/

Here are the rules:

  • Put the logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and link their blog.
  • Tell your reader 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

Questions From Ashley to me: 

  1. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging because my Professor in college brought it to my attention when he gave it his students as a project – at the time, I was not in his class, but only talking to him after and during his class because he wanted to help me reach my career goals and give me advice.
  2. What is your favorite thing about blogging? My favorite thing about blogging is having the chance to grow a community of people, I enjoy connecting with others and so this is my way of doing that. 
  3. What are you currently reading and/or obsessively watching? Well I finished up the books my friend gave me – some Stephen King books (first time reading his books) and I did happen to enjoy them, I am hoping to buy some more books soon so I can continue to read because I enjoy it. I haven’t been watching a whole lot of TV lately, but I plan on watching the new season of the Orange is the new black on netflix and hopefully finishing my other show Shameless on netflix as well 😀 
  4. What is your dream vacation? As long as it is someplace warm and pretty, I don’t care at this point! lol
  5. What makes you laugh!? Well stupid shit of course! lol 😀 

3 things about me:

  1. I am 5’8
  2. I love to cook
  3. I always win in the game of Monopoly when people don’t cheat.

I have nominated:

https://brainyversatilityblog.wordpress.com/

https://howusefulitis.wordpress.com/

https://maggiesimplelife.com/

http://settleinelpaso.com/

https://thehangryrunner.wordpress.com/

https://dramasforscrubs.wordpress.com/

https://doctorinspe.wordpress.com/

https://spiceinthebox.wordpress.com/

https://roflromeo.wordpress.com/

https://ptcontender.wordpress.com/

Questions for my nominees:

  1. Favorite kind of ice cream?
  2. Do you prefer to cook or bake?
  3. Have you ever went skinny dipping?
  4. How do you find ideas/topics to write about in your blog?
  5. Who is your celebrity crush? 

I don’t have a BEST post, because my shit good all the time! LOL , jk. I just don’t ever go back and read my older post to decide which is best, but based off the likes and views, I will choose this one.. https://fitness9555.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/talk-less-do-more-actions-speak-for-themselves/

Thanks for reading, and appreciate all of your support readers! Cheers

FitnessWonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

The Cramm Award.

Thank you PoojaG for nominating me for this award and giving me more work to do on a Monday, love it 😀 but seriously, so happy, it will be my first time doing this one and her first time as well, so go check her page out and find out what she had written down! 😀 

The Cramm Award was created by Liv, the owner of theCramm, an awesome blog, visit it here to see the rest for yourself, you’ll not regret it.

Rules

  1. Include a little bit about who created this award (with a link) and mention the person the who nominated you.
  2. Share 3 things that motivate you to blog and share 3 people that motivate you to blog as well
  3. Share one thing you hope to do that will improve the world.
  4. Answer your challenge question
  5. Nominate your choice of bloggers and give them a challenge question.

My Blogging Motivators

  • Things:

Other people’s blogs, how far they have come and how it paid off.

When people tell me that my writing/videos have inspired them in some way

Knowing that I have been blogging for almost 2 years and how much my own work has paid off, and the opportunities I was given. 

  • People:

The ones who have started from the bottom to make a name for themselves – gained success and have created a slight possibility of change in the world.

Me. I have to have my own source of motivation for my writing because I have learned when relying on others to keep me motivated – when they give up, I want to give up to.. and so I decided I have to do this for me.

Blog Followers/Social media Followers/YouTube subscribers – all of you give me something to work towards. 

 

My World Improving Action:

I am not sure what the big scheme of things I want to do for the world, I just have dreams that create small ideas that will hopefully become my reality.  People always say they want to change the world for the better and being something positive for others to look up to BUT I don’t want people to look up to me, because I don’t want to be anyone’s role model, I just want to be a reason behind someone’s good day, someone’s extra boost of confidence, someone’s friend when they are friendless, someones’ help when they need it, someone’s reason to keep going when shit gets tough, because with the world the way it is sometimes.. I have to believe everyone at some point in their life needs a someone who can be one of those things. 

Challenging Question

I received none and I don’t really want to ask my nominees one as the rules of the award (2 and 3) already pose very interesting and reflectional requirements.

My Nominees Are:

https://karinapinella.com/

https://naturalbodybuilder.com/

https://ashleygulley.com/

https://thisismytruthnow.com/

Thanks for reading! check out more awards here

 

Versatile Blogger Award – 2017 Nomination

So I will be honest in saying that I received this nomination a couple of weeks ago and promised I would get to it and never really did.. not because I didn’t want to but my brain was full of other important things. I apologize for the delay but hopefully it is not too late to do this award justice. 

 

For starters  I would like to thank the blogger https://fatnofear.com/ whom nominated me for this award, and if you haven’t had the chance to check this blog out, please do so. I haven’t had a full blown look over everything she has written, but from the few post I have read, she seems to have a good attitude and helpful personality! love it. 

THE RULES:

  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice.
  • Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.

The Nominees:

https://buildingtheconfidence.wordpress.com/

https://standard225.com/

https://savvyraj.com/

https://culturalatheist.wordpress.com/

https://gymnasticspirit.wordpress.com/

https://pineapplechronicles.com/

https://tyronepierre.com/

https://gitfitsite.wordpress.com/

https://shereena-badu.com/

https://boatsofoats.com/

https://skinnyguyshealth.wordpress.com/

https://thebalancebrigade.com/

https://michelleroselyn.wordpress.com/

https://jumpinwellness.com/

https://bigandpinkytoes.wordpress.com/

7 Facts about me:

  1. Favorite color is Blue
  2. Favorite board game: Monopoly
  3. I gave up drinking pop 2 years ago (sometimes I might take a sip but never buy it to drink it)
  4. I love hamburgers/cheeseburgers
  5. I have social anxiety but it has gotten better
  6. I love to play video games whenever I have the time
  7. I live in Ohio 

Hope all of you will enjoy mine and other bloggers answers!

For more award post, click here

One Lovely Blog Award 2017 (maybe my 2nd one?)

Thank you PoojaG for giving me more work to do on this blog (because you nominated me for this award) jerk. LOL. Just when I thought I could take a Wednesday easy day, then this happens – nobody likes when I take rest days! haha. No, but seriously, thank you for thinking of me and granting me with this award, I appreciate it and appreciate our conversations. If any of you are new to blogging and would like some inspirational quotes or some interesting poetry, feel free to check her blog out.

The rules for this award are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link.
  2. Post about the award
  3. 7 facts about yourself
  4. Nominate bloggers and notify them
  5. Give your readers good news.

Facts About Myself:

  • I am 5’8 
  • I don’t like sweets very much but every rare once in a while I might get a craving
  • I taught myself how to dance growing up by watching MTV and watching boy bands like backstreet boys and NYSC and copying their moves – among other artist
  • I was in choir and show choir for about 6-7 years (and got a plaque because of it)
  • I like Chipotle – but haven’t had it in like 6 months? 
  • I am a clean freak.. & love organization
  • I don’t like writing with pencil. UNLESS it is mechanical, but still prefer pen over pencil. 

My Nominees Are:

Shattered in him

Risfit

Elizabethfredrickson

S badu

thehangryrunner

christiansweightsuccess

For more award post, click here

Feel free to share, comment and like 🙂

The Liebster Award 2017- #2

I have been nominated for this award by wanderfullyliving. I am thankful they have decided to nominate me. I am a new follower of their blog and I enjoy their wonderful post on life, travel and some health/fitness post! very good theme on their blog as well (makes it easy for me to find topics and read through their post). The fact they are a new blog and have already been nominated for this award, says a lot about their content and how they capable of capturing a good audience. I always tell myself, when people nominate me it is because they appreciate my work and I believe that goes the same for them. Thank you!

What is a Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers.  It’s a great way to discover great blogs by new bloggers and support one and another in the blogging community. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Rules of the Award

Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blogs.

Answer the questions sent by the person who nominated you.

Nominate other bloggers to receive the award and write them several new questions.

List the rules and display the Liebster Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

I am nominating… 

boatsofoats

pamhsc

Arohii

gitfitsite

shelly long

Questions for me to answer:

    • What made you start blogging, and how long have you been?

    I started blogging when I was in my last semester of college – my professor had his class at the time do a blog and I wasn’t in his class but I was interested in doing the project (he was my biomechanics professor – exercise science related) and since him and I grew to be close when it came to my career goals and becoming a personal trainer, he thought it would be an awesome idea for me to start blogging because he knew I could offer so much doing so. I have been doing it since Dec. 2015. 

    • What is your dream career and why? My dream career is to be a personal trainer and nutritional coach/ wellness coach. Among those two things, I also hope to become a paid fitness/health blogger for a magazine or a huge fitness company. It would be a perk to eventually own a gym and also become a motivational speaker about fitness/health. There is so much to offer in my field, I even gave thought in perhaps becoming a strength and conditioning coach since I have done that and enjoyed working with college athletes. If I can become a fitness mogul and be some kind of difference in this field- THAT WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE DREAM. ❤
    • Where is your favourite travel destination, and why? This is a good question, I haven’t traveled nearly everywhere I would like to travel, but from the places I have visited, I enjoyed going to Colorado ( I resided here for awhile) and I enjoyed Pittsburgh (I dated someone from here) – those two places were really unique and different than where I reside now. 
    • What is your number one piece of advice to new bloggers? I would tell new bloggers to blog and don’t be afraid of what others may think of your writing because there is ALWAYS someone who cares about something you write about. Trust me when I say this. 
    • If you could go anywhere right now where would it be, and why? I would go to a bigger city, perhaps warmer place. 
    • Tell us about your worst travel experience. Probably driving from Colorado to Ohio or vice versa with my mom and siblings, my mom gets too intense during long trips. LOL. 

Questions for my nominees:

  1. Do you believe in giving people “second chances”?
  2. What was your favorite childhood cartoon or show you enjoyed watching?
  3. Favorite board game?
  4. Do you prefer hamburgers or hotdogs?
  5. Do you cry at sappy movies?
  6. One thing you love about yourself?

Hope all of you nominated will enjoy my questions and answers!

I am an Instagram Winner – first time , hopefully not last time.

I won a free custom made planner!

 

I entered into a giveaway for a free planner that a fellow blogger created, and won! I don’t know if many of you are aware of the giveaways that people do on #instagram but I try to always participate to win free items that would benefit me or my life in some way (clothes, planners, supplements, etc). I have entered into maybe 3 giveways and never end up winning but this particular one I did win and I am very joyful about it because it is very amazing looking, she did a really good job of it and secondly because I use planners – they keep my life in order (without one, I am not sure how I would survive.. metaphorically speaking and my whole world would be lost). This particular planner I am going to be using starting in March will be used as my #blogplanner so it will help to keep organized with my blog and fitness challenges and basically will be the key to all my upcoming goals and priorities that have to do with my blog, youtube, and social media. 

I told you in previous post I am always looking to enhance my blog page and content for all the readers and I always try to do what I can and so by winning this planner it will lead me in the right direction and enhance what I already have planned for all of you 🙂 

 

I will be sure to share photos of me and the planner next month 🙂 so everyone will get the chance to have a look at it before I start using it! 

 

#Cheers

 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxxoo