Thoughts on Being a Lobster

Liebster Award

Wait, no…a LIEBSTER!!!

Umm yeah, that’s what I meant! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I know Thursday’s have been of a more serious nature lately what with me sharing myย thoughts on my Intuitive Eating journey, but you know what? I don’t really feel talking about cravings or food guilt or hunger cues. I don’t really feel like trying to decipher the thoughts and feelings hidden behindย the jar of pickles, bowl of leftover squash, and crackerfuls of nut butter that I just felt COMPELLED to shove in my face last night.

Nope, today I’m going to pretend that all my days are exactly like last Saturday. No thinking, just living. No guilt, just eating.

So instead I’m going to leave the thinking to someone else, while I answer some questions created by two very lovely ladies back in AUGUST when I was
FIRST nominated for the Liebster Award!

From Sam @ Better with Sprinkles:

1. Treadmill or outdoor running?
Outdoors! And ha, I only WISH I could run right now!

2. Would you rather watch a movie or a (commercial-less) tv show?
I LOVE watching movies with other people, but I don’t know what it is, when I’m alone, my ADD kicks in and I just can’t stay focussed! Give me a show that’s 30 minutes or less and I’m good, otherwise I will have found eleventy million other things to occupy my mind!

3. PJs, yoga pants or housecoat for lounge around the house sort of days?

Bed HeadDefinitely my big fluffy robe…unless I’m booty flaunting in front of the man-friend, then I have to go with the yoga pants, obviously! ๐Ÿ˜‰

4. Regular or egg white omelet? Or no omelets at all?
I could really go either way…as long as there’s CHEESE!!!

5. Favourite chip flavour?
Smartfood Select’s Feta Herb Hummus Popped Chips…one word: ahhhmazing!

6. Whatโ€™s the best way for you to relax?
Give me a park, a woody trail, or an abandoned railroad…as long as I’m outside, soaking up the sun, and listening to the stillness around me, I’m happy. There is just something about being submerged in nature that truly relaxes me. And bonus points if I have my camera!

Nature

A collage, Roz would certainly approve of! ๐Ÿ˜€

7. Favourite chocolate bar in existence?
Hmmm, I don’t think they’ve come out with it just yet. It’s called a PeanutbutterpretzelBACONcookiedoughdieandgotoheaven Bar ๐Ÿ˜‰

8. Shorts, full length pants or capris to work out in?
Thanks to my long and gangly legs, shorts AND pants tend to be too short on me. Thank God for capris!

9. Red or white wine?
I’m a white girl through and through…I’ve even got dance moves to prove it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

10.Favourite colour to paint your toenails?
Depends on the season, but lately I’ve been rocking the pink for spring!

11. Sweet or savoury breakfast?
Sweet…and maybe a bit strange? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cranberry Goat Cheese Breakfast WrapRecipe coming tomorrow!

From Kristin @ My Mission Impossible:

1. What is your dream job?
Cookbook author/Food Photographer? Hey, a girl can dream, right?

2. Favorite form of cardio and how often do you do it?
I REALLY like circuit training…strength training AND cardio in one!

3. How long have you been blogging?
2 years, 4 months, and 4 weeks…TODAY!

4. What is your favorite fitness class and why?
I don’t go to classes often because I kinda like to just wing it and do my own thing, but I like jumping into a Body Pump or yoga class from time to time.

5. How do you relax?
See #6 above.

6. What do you listen to while working out, if anything.
I usually set my phone to either my workout playlist or my latest favorite station on Pandora….as long as I have something upbeat that makes me wanna shake my white girl booty! Lol

7. What website do you spend the most time on?
Damn, you caught me…

Lobster Me

PicMonkey!ย [Original Source]

8. Do you work out at home or in a gym?
Mostly at the gym, but I’m loving that the weather is FINALLY starting to warm up so that I can take my physical therapy outdoors!

9. What is #1 on your bucket list?
Travel (and EAT) my way through Europe…bring on the carbs!
Crepes…hot toasty Italian loaves…pitas…mmmm!

10. Favorite food and least favorite food?
Favorite: BREAKFAST…don’t make me choose just ONE!

Breakfast Least favorite: Raw Squid

11. Do you have any morning rituals?
Every morning afternoon when I wake up, I check my phone for texts and Twitter/Instagram updates and then end up scrolling through my IG feed for a few minutes before starting breakfast.

What’s the best way for YOU to relax?

What is #1 on YOUR bucket list?

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36 Responses to Thoughts on Being a Lobster

  1. Morgan says:

    “PeanutbutterpretzelBACONcookiedoughdieandgotoheaven Bar” <– You need to trademark that ish before Hersheys tries to steal it! :)

  2. SO fun! And seriously, I’m a white wine girl through and through too. And what is it about movie watching alone? I can’t do it either! I try and have to walk away. Sometimes I even struggle with other people unless we’re at a theater…weird.

  3. Haha these are fun! I’m a white girl too, although the man friend drinks red so I’ve recently become a big fan of Pino Noir! :)

  4. Haha I totally forgot about nominating you for that!

    And you need to invent this chocolate bar. And send my a lifetime supply. Mmk? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I adore PicMonkey too! I spend way too much time on there! Haha I love your title and the lobster pic ๐Ÿ˜‰ And that breakfast? Whatever it is, I’m excited for the recipe!

  6. Fav way to relax is on the beach – there’s this private little crescent beach the husband & I like to hike to (in the Rockies) & we spend all day snoozing, snacking & soaking up the sun. Or any tropical beach!
    Also, a long walk outside always does wonders for my spirit, or a massage.

  7. The next time you pick up one of those chocolate bars, get a few for me too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. My #1 Bucket list item is also travel- I like your idea of eating your way through Europe, although I’d like to make and amendment and eat my way through the WORLD! There are very few places I have been, and about a million that I want to go to, so I had better get started soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Kat says:

    Hmmm so that’s you with no makeup on huh? Remind me to NEVER show you what I look like sans makeup then…cause it’s definitely not that hot!!
    I would love to travel for my bucket list, but there’s a minor problem. I AM AFRAID OF FLYING. Like, horrified. As soon as I walk into the airport I start sweating and shaking. I literally hyperventilate on the plane. On our honeymoon trip to Hawaii we hit turbulence and I was so scared I almost cried. I clinged to the seat as well as my Bible and prayed for God to not crash the plane until AT LEAST the trip back from the honeymoon so that we could be married for at least a week! BAHAHAHA Im so irrational lol

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Awww, girl, you are TOO sweet! And you poor thing! I can’t help but laugh at the thought of you clinging onto the seat in front of you like a monkey! Lol I’ve only flown three times in my life (first flight was only a few years ago) but every time I get nervous I just remember that more people die in car accidents than they do in plane crashes. I know, I know…you hear it all the time, but it’s TRUE! :)

  10. Can I just join your bucket list item? I’ve barely scratch the surface of Europe! And I want that chocolate bar when you invent it.

  11. My best way to relax: RUN, then taking a hot shower with the scent of eucalyptus candle. I sometimes go for a massage too. :)

  12. The best way for me to relax is to be away from home! Whether that be traveling or visiting family/friends . . . I need to get out of my house and engaged in other activities. Otherwise, I can always find something that needs to be put away, something I forgot to do, something that “needs” my attention.

  13. I cannot wait for that recipe! It looks SO good. Thanks for the tease! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. I am the SAME way with movies and TV. If someone else is there, I can (usually) sit through at least an hour without having to get up. But if I am by myself I literally last 10-15 minutes. It takes me HOURS to watch one episode of something…

    I want to eat my way around the world. Obviously, the veganism would have to go for that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. You really have an awesome personality. Like seriously- it shines right though. You have me giggling nearly every time I read your posts! Love it.

    My favorite way to relax is to just lounge around with my pup and watch a few of my favorite movies. I’m a sucker for chick-flicks. Cliche, I know.

    I myself want to travel the world as much as possible. I have already been to Germany, and I plan to study abroad (as you know) in Scotland this coming fall. Before I graduate, however, I am going to spend a semester in Spain as well. I’m just itching to break out of the U.S! There’s SO much more to see (and eat)! :)

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, thanks girlie!! But seriously, you think you could find some room for ME in your suitcase this fall?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Hmm. You must have forgotten about the chocolate I sent you. Because THAT IS your favortie chocolate bar. RIGHT? It must be!! :-) Ok, it has no bacon in it. Sorry.
    WHHHHAAAATTTT??? You’re coming to Europe?? WHEN.WHERE.TELL.ME.NOW.
    I am already doing the happy dance only by the thought of it!!

    PS. I love to learn more about you with these posts!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! I actually haven’t tried it just yet…I’m hoarding saving it for a special occasion! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Believe me, YOU, sweetheart, would be the FIRST to hear of my intentions to come to Europe!!

  17. I hate answering these BUT I love reading others answers! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Very interesting!!!

  18. Allie says:

    Oh man, I so don’t have the individual patience for movies either. 30-min attention span max. And can #1 on my bucket list be joining you on #1 on your bucket list? That sounds like magic. Carb-fueled magic.

  19. I ALWAYS wear my big fluffy (pink) robe at home too! Except when I had a boyfriend I never wore it in front of him, yoga pants for sure ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have travelled and ate my way through Europe a few times now but I would not mind doing it again. and again.

  20. Eating my way through Europe is definitely #1 on my bucket list too! I want to get freshly made pasta in Italy, fish caught right from the sea with lots of Mediterranean flavours in Greece, and food cooked in obscene amounts of cream and butter in France haha. ๐Ÿ˜€

    The best way for me to relax is with a hot bath, guilty pleasure magazines, a take out dinner, and a good movie!

  21. Loved reading through your answers!
    Favorite way to relax: taking a walk with my husband and my dog.
    #1 on my bucket list: vacation in Greece!

  22. Best way for me to relax is by exercising, followed by a great meal and an engrossing movie.

    #1 on my bucket list: Travel to every continent!

    I loved reading other peoples’ answers!

  23. Brittany says:

    Wahooo awards!! All this food is just stunning in this post, as are you in your bathrobe! Natural beauty at its finest! My favorite way to relax is with a cup of coffee or tea and a good book. OR a longggg walk!

  24. I just love you!! My bucket list is LONG! I want to travel through Europe and I also want to go to Australia! :)

  25. Man oh man, we are even more like than even I realized. I loved your answers, partially because I was nodding my head in agreement to most of them. Alright mainly because of that.
    I love being outdoors, flowers, yard work, bring it on; Cheese, pop chips, white wine, booty shakin’, foodie photog/cookbook author, working it out circuit style, breakfast, and eating our way through Europe. Speaking of which, I’m going to Belgium in less than a month!!! Can you say waffles?

    • P.S. I can’t make it through an entire movie anymore either without doing five things in between. Hell, I can’t make it through a whole comment without forgetting something and then remembering 12 hours later. How’s that for ADD? Can you imagine an actual conversation between the two of us? I’m laughing at the idea. We’d be all over the place.

      • kissmybroccoli says:

        Awww, can I just say that I love the fact that you came back to write a whole new comment just for that?! I feel…I feel…so schpecial! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Can you say PACK ME IN YOUR SUITCASE?!?!! Gaaaaaah!!

  26. Woman! I want those pop chips! How did I not know about those?! I’ve never seen that flavor!!
    Your chocolate bar is my favorite (except for the bacon part but you can have the bite of mine that has the bacon on it).
    I love breakfast too (obviously). I’ve never really thought about a bucket list. I have a ton of places I want to travel to, but I don’t really know of anything besides that.
    I’ve been brewing on a cookbook…we should get together for a devilish weekend and start writing one! Could you believe how bad ass that would be?!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      No bacon?! Blasphemy!!! Just for that I’m SO not telling you that you can find those popped chips at TJ Maxx or some Krogers! Oh…wait…shit! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Omg, a WHOLE book of nothing but pancakes and treats (and ::cough::bacon::cough:)!! How amazing!!

  27. Oh, and yes, there is NOTHING that makes me HAPPIER than when you quote me!! haha!! Love it!

  28. SOOOO behind in my blog reading. Thanks for the shout out!! I DO approve of the collage (love it) and of picmonkey!!! Congrats on your well earned award!! Love getting to know you more…and omg, we have a lot in common!

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