I Mustache You Some Questions

I’ve got a fun one for you today. Danica did this survey on her blog yesterday and tagged me to do it, too. So let’s get to it, shall we?

I Mustache You Some Questions

Four names that people call me, other than my real name:

  1. “Bub”.. a name that evolved over time that Nathan and I typically use for each other. Possibly the outcome of a joke from me calling him bubala? I don’t know but it stuck!
  2. “Batyah”.. my Hebrew name. Also shortened to “Bat” at times.
  3. “Britt the brat”.. a common phrase I’d hear from my grandfather. Though now he feels like he can’t call me that anymore.
  4. “Squirt”.. because I was too old for “Britt the brat” 😉

Four jobs I have had:

  1. Camp counselor
  2. Web designer
  3. Sales.. jewelry with my mama and now Athleta
  4. Personal trainer. Hit. Me. Up.

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:

  1. Coyote Ugly
  2. Grease.. it’s the word, you know.
  3. Anchorman
  4. A Night at the Roxbury

Four books I’d recommend:
Eesh.. this is a tough one for me. I’m not a big book-reader, so I’m going to change this to blogs.

  1. Cotter Crunch
  2. Lifting Revolution
  3. STUFT Mama
  4. Carrots ‘N’ Cake

Four places I have lived:
Similar to Danica.. I haven’t gotten around too much!

  1. Baltimore County, Maryland
  2. Frederick County, Maryland [for a hot minute]
  3. Baltimore City, Maryland
  4. California

Four places I have been:

  1. Captiva, Florida
  2. Paris, France
  3. Florence, Italy
  4. Portofino, Italy

Four places I’d rather be right now:

  1. In Maryland with my family and friends
  2. Playing with my Jilly bean.. I guess that kind of goes with #1
  3. In Captiva.. it’s one of our favorite vacation places
  4. Exploring more of Europe

Four things I don’t eat:

  1. Hamburgers.. unless we make them at home. And then only turkey burgers.
  2. Hot dogs. Blech.
  3. Fast food.. unless Nathan gets french fries. Then he needs my help.
  4. Nut butter. HAHAHAHA! So joking.. nut butter pretty much makes up half of my diet. I just don’t know a 4th!

Four of my favorite foods:

  1. Nut butters. All kinds.. I’m not picky.
  2. Chocolate. Duh.
  3. Winter squash. Particularly butternut, kabocha, and my new fave, red kuri.
  4. Blue crab. Specifically blue. And don’t try to tell me a San Francisco “crab cake” is the same as a Maryland crab cake.

Oh, and ice cream since we moved to a place with the most ridiculous flavors around.

Four TV shows that I watch:

  1. Pretty Little Liars. I powered through that series and I need the next episode!
  2. Modern Family
  3. Veep
  4. The Newsroom

Four things I am looking forward to this year:

  1. Going home for Thanksgiving/cousin’s wedding/Jilly’s 1st birthday!
  2. A friend visiting next weekend
  3. Enjoying the warmer weather while everyone at home will be freezing their tootsies off 😉
  4. Just generally spending relaxing time with Nathan

Four things I’m always saying:

  1. “Love you!” Always tell your family and friends.
  2. [Insert color] punch buggy! No punch backs!” They’re EVERYWHERE here!
  3. “No, but fo realz.”
  4. “Fudge ’ems!” .. when I’m actually cognizant of my words.

Four People I Tag:

  1. Caitlin
  2. Brittany
  3. Laura
  4. Jamie

Food for Thought

I want to hear your answers! Share something with me from the list above.

Copycat This or That

Starting at about 6:15 this evening, my weekend (including Friday) will be consumed by FitBloggin’, a conference “for bloggers interested in fitness, wellness, good food and a healthy lifestyle. Two days of education, networking, friendship and fun.” I am SO. STINKIN. EXCITED! Nathan and my parents got me my ticket for my birthday and I couldn’t have asked for a better gift.

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to learn about how to improve my blogging and get in some fantastic workouts with everyone, including yoga, crossfit, trampoline BOUNCEcamp, and more! I’m also excited to finally meet so many bloggers that I’ve been chatting with over the interwebs and others whose blogs I’ve been following, like Brittany @ Eating Bird Food, Julie @ PBFingers, Gina @ Skinnytaste, and so many more!

Courtesy of Robert McClintock

And in the spirit of FitBloggin’ and a healthy living blog, Brittany shared a “This or That” survey that peaked my interest and seems oh so appropriate for the upcoming weekend!

1. Run/workout in the heat & humidity or freezing temps and snow?
I’d have to say heat, maybe not humidity. I mean, I do hot yoga because the stretches are so much deeper and it just feels good get a good sweat!

2. Have washboard or flat abs?
Flat abs. In reality though, I’d take either. No arguments here!

3. Dr. Oz or the Doctors?
It’s been a while since I’ve seen Dr. Oz and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Doctors. Soooo Dr. Oz by default?

4. Cardio or strength?
Both!

5. Cravings: Protein or carbs?
Carbs. Carbs. Carbs! Growing up, I practically ate pasta everyday. These days, I crave oatmeal for breakfast like no one’s business!

Check out my delicious oatmeal recipes!
Chocolate Protein Oats
Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Protein Oats & Quinoa
Pumpkin Spice Latte Proatmeal

6. Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper?
Tone It Up! 😉

Honestly though, I haven’t done either of their workouts but I think I’d have to say Team Bob.

7. Frozen Yogurt or Ice cream?
Froyo all the way!

froZENyo Washington DC Froyo Zombie Coffee Barr & Table

8. To train: upper body or lower body?
Lower body. There’s just nothing like waddling around like a penguin the day after an awesome workout!

9. Protein powder or food with protein?
Food with protein. While I like using protein powder in shakes and pancakes, I definitely prefer a more natural option on a regular basis.

10. Lunges or squats?
Squats. Lunges are quite possibly up there with burpees.

11. Sweet or salty?
Sweet! My sweet tooth shows no mercy!

12. Workout attire: cute or comfy?
At this point, comfy. Though, I find myself looking online recently for some cuter options.

13. Body Pump or heavy lifting?
Heavy lifting with some Body Pump thrown in every now and then for good measure.

14. Yoga or pilates?
Yoga. Hot, hot yoga!

15. Nike or Adidas?
Asics?

16. Running on treadmill or outdoors?
Outdoors as long as it’s not too humid or too cold!

17. Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s?
Both! I have a Whole Foods so close to me that I usually opt for that, but I do love Trader Joe’s when I can make it out of the city. (Especially when I can get to Virginia!)

18. Summer or Winter Olympics?
Summer. I love the swimming!

19. Exercise classes or videos?
These days it’s videos since I don’t belong to a gym, but when I did, I’d go for the classes!

20. Steamed or roasted veggies?
Roasted, for sure! There’s just nothing like a perfectly roasted squash or brussel sprouts! Or maybe a roasted squash soup? 😉

Speak Up!

Do you have an opinion about any of the survey questions? I’d love to hear your thoughts!