The Entertainer Blogger Award

It has been a while since I have been nominated for an award, which isn’t a bad thing— but it does make me feel good that bloggers still recognize my blog and feel as though it is good enough for an award. Thanks to fellow blogger Chrissy  I was nominated for “The entertainer blogger Award” — Thank you Chrissy for nominating me; I have only been following her for a short period of time, but check out her blog because she has nifty topics. 

This is my FIRST time being nominated for this award, so I am going to have some fun with it! 

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you (add link to their blog)
  • Add the rules, so others can follow
  • Nominate a handful of entertaining bloggers
  • Display the photo also in your blog

My Answers:

  1. Why did you start blogging in the first place? I started blogging during college, well towards the end of my last year of college because my professor — he and I had discussed ways to get information out with fitness/health and he knew it was my passion to be a personal trainer and work in the fitness industry (make it my life long career) and one of his projects for his students at the time was to create a blog about whatever they wanted. I was not in his class during this project, but when he made mention of the project to me, I decided I wanted to give it go myself and to make something of it… and here I am 2 years later still blogging about my passion 😀 
  2. What is your favorite book? It honestly has been awhile since I have sat down to a good book, almost a year to be exact. While I used to read plenty growing up, I kind of made less time for it as I got older. In recent years, I read two Stephen King books, one of them I did happen to like more so than the other; “Black House”. I realize it is an older book, but I did enjoy it. I wish I could remember books from school that I enjoyed, but don’t have them mentally prepared in the mind. 
  3. What do you really dislike? I have to agree with Chrissy’s response to this question https://simplychrissyblog.com/2018/01/24/blog-66-the-entertainer-blogger-award/comment-page-1/#comment-200 but I also, would say I dislike people who tend to feel superior towards other people;  people who tend to judge critically of others based on their lifestyle choices, sexual orientation, and race. I dislike that when I scroll through IG (instagram) I hardly see WOC (women of color) athletes and people who inspire others within our fitness industry —  when I see the same blonde hair blue-eyes women being sponsored and featured in the same apparel or in the same event — it rubs me the wrong way because we have plenty of WOC who are outstanding athletes and represent positively within the community (including myself) and in my opinion it shows lack of consideration/ not to mention they only sprinkle “small doses” of Hispanic and Asian women as well. I think companies need to open their horizons and really re-evaluate what message they are sending out there to their consumers. I believe as women it is hard enough within the fitness industry at times, but even harder when your own culture or race isn’t as recognized and so .. maybe that is something to think about. As a matter of fact an elite WOC CrossFit athlete: Chuckie Welch posted a comment on her IG Today about this and so did her friend who is not WOC but stood by her side to say the same thing I am posting right now but more in depth.. Follow this link to Chuckie’s IG and read her caption about it.. I think it will definitely open some eyes and possibly even make what I am saying a little easier to understand: https://www.instagram.com/chuckiewelch/?hl=en 
  4. What is your favorite food at the mall? I don’t go to our town mall often enough to eat there (our mall sucks) and to be honest the choice of restaurants is lame.. like maybe one or two places due to a lot of shops closing down because they can’t afford the rent. Most people in my city drive 45 min away to a Toledo, Ohio mall or a hour and some odd minutes away to a mall in Columbus, Ohio 🙂  which I love Columbus! ❤
  5. What is your favorite pastime? I would probably say lately napping, lol I have been more tired than usual and so I have found myself trying to nap often throughout the day BUT once my naps are out of the way, I enjoy watching movies or possibly finding something to do with a friend or two. Just depends on the weather and my mood. 

My Nominees Are:

fatamsimth

raynotbradbury

leslienott

bob@garagegymuk

Tikeetha T

PoojaG

Leave comments below with your answers to the question if you weren’t nominated and be sure to check out each of these blogger’s Blogs! ❤ 

Shay-lon 

 

 

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WordPress Anniversary!

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I have reached my 2 year anniversary on WordPress! Yay 🙂
I just wanted to do a short couple of sentences, thanking everyone for supporting my blog and being apart of the my reading experience! it has been fun and I am looking forward to the future! xo
Shay-lon

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/

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?

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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