Life Happens- More often than NOT.

The day’s go by so fast..

 

Thank you for your continued patience!

 The days have been going by fast lately here in Ohio and so I have been lacking in the blog department a small bit where some of you may have noticed (or now you notice because I told you) lol. That is my fault, I used to be blogging daily, and always commenting and replying back within hours , but now, my schedule has changed some days and I am spending more time studying – Thanksgiving is on its way & my social life has seemingly picked back up since meeting new friends. All of these excuses I listed are taking away time from my blog and so you have seen less post and if you do read them, the quality has been so-so & I totally take the blame for that and that is something I will get back on the right path because good quality articles are important, especially in my situation. 

 

The last thing I want to do is quit the blog or take a long break because I know this blog has done so much good, but I also have realized my reality sometimes doesn’t allow me to blog when I want to, so if it seems like I am skipping days, or weeks – do know this isn’t intentional and no, I am not quitting or ignoring your post/comments, all it means is life has a got a hold of me and I am trying. 

 

With all this being said, some good news.. 

 

I have had a PR of an online website/magazine get in contact with me out of the blue about writing an article for them, so hopefully if all works out, I might be doing that, it has been awhile since I have done an article for someone else. 

 

Secondly, I am looking for guest bloggers who can talk about: Yoga, meditation, and prepping for a marathon. You can choose out of the three which one you are comfortable with because I will want 3 different people anyways. Basically if you are interested in doing a guest post about any one of those three topics, send me an email Shay.moss19@gmail.com and let me know. I will discuss the details with you via email and we will go from there. There will be other opportunities for guest posting on my blog so don’t get hung up if none of these topics are up your alley, because I have over 100 topics written down that I do and ones that will be from someone else, so just keep a look out 🙂  Hope all of you have a wonderful Tuesday! Catch up soon!

 

Shay-lon 

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5,000 Blog Subscribers!

Hey Bloggers! HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

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I have OFFICIALLY made it to 5,000 subscribers on this blog! 

what does it mean? It means over 5,000 people signed up on my blog to have notifications sent to their email whenever I post something new. I made this my goal in hopes I would hit it before the beginning of next year & some days have been really hard because my traffic slows down or  I miss days blogging due to other obligations and so it makes me feel really good that through all the crappy days this blog has encountered that something like this would happen. I appreciate all of you who enjoy my content, and enjoy sharing feedback in the comments – I about cried when I had seen this , because there are so many fitness/health blogs, and YouTubers and so it becomes saturated and standing out becomes harder and harder, seemingly impossible at times. What makes my blog unique is I use my own “voice” when writing, My content doesn’t tell you how to live your life but it gives you ideas and information, it doesn’t matter your fitness level or where you are in your journey, it is always helpful. I like to think that what makes my blog stand out is I use my brand Fitness WonderWoman to catch your attention, and make you ask yourself, what makes her the “wonderwoman of fitness” – this is my brand and trademark and I use it for my career and my blog and YouTube, etc & people love it and grab on to it because it makes them feel like they can trust me and you can. 

Having this many people care about my blog and what I have to say, is SUPER AMAZING and unbelievable! Honestly unbelievable! I am so blessed and happy beyond belief and I am so happy that I made some awesome blog friends who have been more than supportive and helpful, and have driven me to aim high and keep going. I just want to end this with, I love you bloggers and I want all of us to excel together no matter your niche! keep going, aim high and soar! xoxo 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

Getting to know you: Blogger Q and A Tag

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I might have stolen your idea PoojaG to use this same gif, but I think I should be allowed because we have been blog buddies for a long time now and you gave me more work to do by tagging me in this post (which I am happy you did). Thank you dear friend. Check out my friends blog page, she is way cooler than me and has way more post that will get you feeling good and put a smile on your face. 

Also thank you inkgirlandwords for creating this tag! 

Rules:

•Answer the questions down below
•Credit the creator of  the tag
•Nominate as many blogger as you want, it has to be 5+ though

How long have you been blogging? Since Dec. 2015

Do you enjoy doing tags? Only on Tuesday’s, and what do you know, it is Tuesday! lmfao

Do you follow the blogs that follow you? Normally yes, but not always because I don’t always like other people’s blogs and so I am not going to follow just to follow if I don’t plan on reading them. I am a keep it real kind of person.

Describe your blog in 5 words? Informative, Interesting, supportive, motivating, inspirational. 

How many posts have you made on your blog? (Not counting this tag) I believe 556 or so.. 

On a scale of 1-10 how much do you enjoy blogging? 10. 

Post some links to blogs you enjoy reading: Do I have to? lol jk. 

Bella

Chape

Ty

PoojaG

Ashley

Arlene

naturalbodybuilder

lynne

Tikeetha T

bgddyjim

Writing or reading blog posts? Writing. 

My Nominees Are:

bgddyjim

middleme

beafreee

Rachel Goins

thenutritiousnoodle

For more tags, click Here

Feel free to share, like, comment and follow.

 

The Blogger Tag – My First one like this?! :D

Hey everyone, 

I am back at it again and writing some post for this week. Sorry, I have been away from the blog since last Thursday or so, I have received all of your messages, responses and comments and will make sure to respond to all of you! I appreciate all of your patience and understanding as I was enjoying my Memorial Day weekend & I hope many of you had a wonderful weekend as well. I have been missing on YouTube as well, so if you have been one of those who left me comments on my channel, know I plan on getting on there today and will respond back – life gets pretty busy sometimes. If any of you have an Instagram and want to see some progress pictures of myself, my weekend shenanagins, and fun random life events/fitness videos.. please feel free to follow me! I would love to connect with all you and I usually post on there more regularly because it is quicker. 

In the meantime, I have some awards to catch up on and hopefully all of you will continue to enjoy them, and I plan on doing 2 fitness/health post as well today – so I will be hella busy 🙂 woot! 

This award was given to me by my blogger friend PoojaG & if any of you know her, you know that her blog is always full of quotes, recently posted some awards of her own and then she has also taken the time to share some advice on becoming a good blogger. I love her blog page and enjoy her personality – definitely someone you should check out when you have the chance! Thank you PoojaG for nominating me for this tag. 

Question 1: How tall are you?

I am 5’8. 

Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? 

I can press down on my nose and it flattens.. weird, yes.

Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve? 

Probably, the whole leaving spam messages on my comment section, I know shit happens but it can be annoying and yes we have a spam box (which is helpful) 

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

People who chew gum really loud and obnoxious , lol

Question 5: What’s your favourite song?

Hm, at the moment? it changes so easily, but I would say probably “Lust for life” by lana del rey and the weeknd 🙂 love both of these artist. 

Question 6: What is your favourite social media website?

Hm, probably Instagram if I had to choose 🙂

Question 7: What is your favourite way to spend free time when you’re alone? 

Either reading a book, or playing video games/ sometimes watching a movie. Just depends on the mood. 

Question 8: What is your favourite junk food?

Haha mostly salty snacks! lol 

Question 9: Do you have a pet/pets? If so, what kind and what are their names? 

My family does, but I do not. 

Question 10: What is your number one favourite non-fiction and fiction book?

Oh goodness, I don’t have a favorite of either at the moment.

Question 11: What is your favourite beauty product/tool?

My chapstick 🙂

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

My mom decided to embarrass me in front of someone I am dating the other day! lol

Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Well depends are we talking alcohol wise or not? lol

Question 14: What is your favourite movie? 

Besides the Lion King 🙂 I would say “The Great Gasby” with Leonardo 🙂 

Question 15: What was your favourite lesson in school and why?

Probably gym class for a long time, then I would say possibly life span psychology and then I would say I have always been good at English/composition classes, but yeah. Not sure.. if I had one that was my #1 favorite! Probably anatomy … that was a good one and I love learning health things.. obviously 🙂 so yes.. that and exercise science classes (all of them)

Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

Someplace warm 🙂

Question 17: PC or Mac?

PC 🙂 nothing against Mac, I have always owned a PC.

Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date boy/girlfriend, spouse?

My partner made me dinner the other night 🙂 

Question 19: Favourite celebrity?

I don’t think I have one?

Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want to be friends with?

It’s not a secret if I share it with you, lol

Question 21: Who is your biggest inspiration?

The people who have done something positive in the world (big or small)

Question 22: What is your favourite blog to read? 

I don’t have a favorite to read, I normally read whatever interest me. 

Question 23: What is your favourite high street shop?

What does this mean?

Question 24: Are you in education or do you work?

Both!

Question 25: What is one thing you are proud of?

The person I have become 🙂 and my continued growth!

My Nominees Are:

https://glamalittle.com/

https://ujjwalrealblog.wordpress.com/

https://terryharo.wordpress.com/

https://simpleula.com/

For more tags, click here

Thanks for reading, comment, share, like and follow!

The A-Z Tag

I will thank PoojaG for nominating me for this particular activity, I have not done this before and found it to be quite interesting & a creative way to get to know someone. This definitely will challenge me because I am scared of what to think of when I get to letters I hardly use on a daily basis, but should be fun! Check out PoojaG blog for more encouraging words and inspirations.

A – Athletic (always have been involved in sports and love anything to do with fitness)

B- Bold ( I tend to make bold statements sometimes, never one to beat behind the bush most days)

C- Charismatic (my personality, I have had people tell me) 

D- Determined ( I go for things I want)

E- Emotional, I can be sometimes..

F – Fun, I am definitely fun to be around

G- Goofy  (constantly)

H- Humble ( I don’t think too highly of myself or my life)

I- Imaginative ( I always have very creative thoughts and ideas)

J- jesting

K- Kindhearted

L- Loving & Loyal

M- Mature ( I like to think I am when the time comes)

N- neat (very)

O- Organized, I always try to be and prefer to be

P- Patient ( I have always been somewhat of a patient person, some days are harder than others)

Q- Quick 

R- Realistic – I try to be realistic about things so I don’t get my feelings hurt 

S- Sexual (only when the time calls for it) but hey not afraid to admit it lol

T- Tactful, I take people’s feelings into consideration before acting on something

U- Unique (aren’t we all?)

V- Versatile

W- Wakeful ( I sleep very light so can be easily disturbed when sleeping)

X- xenodochial ( I am friendly to strangers as long as they don’t come off to creepy or make me feel uncomfortable)

Y- Young; some might say I am 

Z- Zealous 

My Nominees Are:

grevisangel73

Sarahlivelovelift

thesweetlifeofme

Bella

joesimmonsjr

Feel free to like, comment, share and follow 🙂 thank you!

 

 

 

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 🙂

Liebster Award 2017

I was nominated for this wonderful award once again, I love getting this award because it brings back memories for when I had first started my blog page and received this award, I felt on top of the world. I have been nominated for this same award many times by different people and have been thankful for all of them. For some, this award is just another award, but for me, it is your way of letting me know “Shay you are doing good, keep it up” and motivates me to keep going! I am so very grateful that jbrobinblog had decided to nominate me. She is wonderful and I follow her on #Instagram (she follows me too), her pictures are always wonderful, while mine are always lame. LOL. One day I will be cool. Her blog is associated with health and wellness as well as her own adventures she takes. Her Instagram is positive and gives you an inside look at her life and adventures, if you haven’t already followed her, you should! Definitely a must read blogger 😀 P.S if you check out her Liebster blog award post, it shows a picture of me at the gym (inside the locker room) just in case anyone wants to see my hard work 😛

I feel very honored to be nominated for the Liebster award; The Liebster Award is an award that is given to bloggers by bloggers. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The award is a way to be discovered, to connect and support other bloggers within the blogging community. Originally it was given out to blogs with less than 2000 readers but this has slowly lowed as the reward has gained popularity. It is now only 200 readers or less.

Its a great way you get new and up and coming Bloggers a chance to be seen and discovered!

My Questions given to me by jbrobinblog:

  1. What is the most extreme thing you have ever done? Hm, I don’t know if I have ever done anything too extreme, but I would have to say is climb up a 500 ft tower when I was in middle school. That was pretty extreme to me then. 
  2. If you can take someone with you in your travels, who would it be? Either my best friend, or possibly my youngest brother (he is 8) but him and I are close. My other brother would probably decline the travel with me, (he is 21) 
  3. What is the scariest thing you have experience while traveling? Crossing really HUGE bridges that make me think I may not live driving over it. 
  4. If you could give someone a 1,000,000 dollars, who would you give it to? Is it bad, I would keep it for myself? lol. Fine, I will be nice and share it among my mom and siblings.. jeez. I might even give the dog some money 😛
  5. What inspires you the most, to do what you do everyday? Being alive and able. 
  6. Do you find it hard to stay motivated & stick with exercise routines everyday? Honest answer: no. I love what I do inside the gym, some days are not always great and those days really test my mental state and challenge me to keep going. 
  7. What is your most constant rule you believe to stick to? “If I don’t give it my all, I don’t deserve the prize”  (yes, I did just make this one up)
  8. Do you feel it is important to have a routine? Yes, routines keep me grounded. 
  9. If you could quit your job and do anything, what would you do/where would you go? Oh goodness, where do I get started. I would move to a bigger city, become a really popular trainer in the area, train celebs and travel to different locations helping people get in shape, I would be the next mogul of fitness. I would be the name you think of when you think of health/fitness. Yep, that is what I want to accomplish 🙂 Also, I would be such a GREAT athlete, that I would make it to the CrossFit games and olympics, all in one year! hahaha. That would be pretty amazing. 
  10. Do you think education as it is today, does justice to life and learning? An interesting question, I think education today has changed quite a bit since I have been a student. I am not sure what to think of our educational system much anymore. I think education gives people a running head start but it fails to give people the real life experience they need in order to make it in this world. 

What to Do if  Nominated for the Liebster Award:

Back in 2011 the rules were a simple case of acknowledgement of the nominator and to nominate 5 more. Now in 2017 it is a little more involved and will continue to evolve as blogging becomes more accessible.

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you should do the follow:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.
  1. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) go to The Global Aussie for a whole lot of images you can use for your 2017 Liebster Award.
  1. For the 2017 Liebster Award they will be shaking things up! Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  1. Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (This year I’m making this optional. If you wish to engage with your readers it’s a great idea to include random facts about you.)
  1. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
  1. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here or simply link by to this post.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to: Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine if you don’t have all the information so that they can learn about it.

My Favorite Blog to Read:

Okay so, since starting my blog there were people whom I connected with and others who I never had the chance to spend time talking to. this was a hard decision because I pretty based this on those that I had a conversation with and who were a huge supporter of my blog when I first got started. I would like to mention there were plenty of you that could very well deserve this award from me, but I want to give this to someone who no longer blogs as of now but who I enjoyed speaking with and reading their work. Grant Norris. I know many of you probably didn’t the chance to connect with him but his blog was also a fitness blog, mostly about being a strongmen but also about other things that caught my attention. The reason I enjoyed this blog was because he was a young writer but making such huge sacrifices to be the best athlete he could be and I looked up to him in a way that inspired me to go after my dreams when it came to being an athlete.  If he was still around on the blogosphere, I think he would be would happy that I continued to write and would be excited that I granted me as my favorite blog to read. If you ever get the chance, stop over to his page and look at some of his post, they might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it was one of mine. Thank you Grant @ https://heavybarbell.com/ for being a great writer and giving the chance to talk to you on so many levels, you made me laugh more than most dude. 

My nominees will be: 

1ellen23

purplebutterfly964

ourglife

braddahr

strongbodyhealthymind

My Questions for my nominees:

  1. Have you ever lost passion for something you once loved doing, what was it and why?
  2. Was there ever a time you were scared enough that it made you cry? what was it?
  3. Do you think it is difficult to be an adult? why?
  4. How do you handle the days that bring you to your knees?(the really, really bad days)
  5. How would you spend 10.00 dollars if that was your last 10.00 dollars? 
  6. If time machines existed, would you use it?
  7. What do you think life exist outside the planet earth? – humans, aliens, animals.. etc
  8. What is Giant Spiders became reality (the movie 8 legged freaks)? 
  9. Which would be worse, watching someone you love die, or killing someone you love in order to save your own life?
  10. If you had the opportunity to be the next President of the United States, would you do it or not? and why? 

I’m very excited to see all your posts!

Shay-lon xoxoxo