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Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Hey Everyone! Happy Monday  Tuesday! Hope you all had a good day. Felt like Monday to me because I had off yesterday ( I can get used to 3 day weekends for sure). One downfall of a long weekend though: I ate way too much! But lets safe that for another post!

This morning as I scrolled through my email I noticed a comment by Kayla on my previous post letting me know she nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award. Goes without saying that the comment made my day :) Thanks Kayla for the nomination! She blogs over at The Lovely Ride. In her last post she explains what the Liebster Award is about so go check it out!

Ok, so I am supposed to:
1. List 11 Random Facts about myself.
2. Answer a series of questions that were emailed to me 
3. Nominate other bloggers (with under 200 followers) for the award.

So...without further 'ado, here goes:

11 Random Facts about Mabelle:

1. I was originally born in the Dominican Republic and I moved to the US when I was 9 years old
2. My favorite kind of music is Salsa (specifically old school salsa from the '80s!)
3. I LOVE dancing (specially Spanish music)
3. When I was younger I dreamed of being a backup dancer for Spanish artists (I still want to do that)
4. When I was younger I also wanted to be a model (still want to do that)
5. When I was 17 I wanted to go to college for nutrition (but somehow ended up majoring in computer science and ultimately ended up graduating with a BS  in business. Don't ask me how that happened!)
6. I used to be bullied when I was a child for my weight
7. My highest weight was close to 200 pounds (around 180-190)
8. When I got my first IPhone I ended up returning it 2 days later because I couldn't get used to the touch screen. I eventually got it back and now I cant live without it.
9. I used to be in the bowling team, chess team and dance when I was in high school
10. I wanted to be a cheerleader back in the days and actually tried out in the 6th grade but didn't make the team :(
11. I graduated salutatorian in my high school class

Kayla's Questions:

1. If you had to choose between one of the following and give up the others, forever, what would you choose? Chocolate, chips, wine, or ice cream?

Chocolate! Is that even up for discussion?! Although have to admit wine is a close second :)

2. What sports did you play as a kid? Were you any good?

Never played any sports! My sister was the sporty one. I do remember being good at Volleyball in High School (at least the serving part) and now that I think about it, I also recall not being so bad at basketball as well. Fun times.

3. If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go?

Italy or Spain!! Cant wait to visit Europe again :)

4. What's your favorite blog to read?

I have several blogs that I love and follow consistently. From the top of my head a few of my favorites are Live, Laugh, Eat, Toronto Runner and The Candid RD.

 5. Do you have kids or want to have kids someday? Did your mind change drastically about this topic at some point?

 I don't have children yet but I definitely look forward to having kids and a family. I always dreamed of children from a young age. Cant wait to meet the father of my children (unless I already know him :)

6. What's the best book you've ever read?

I am an avid reader of self-help, motivational, inspirational books. I would have to narrow it down to two: The Magic of Thinking Big and the Millionaire Next Door. There are many others! You can see some of my faves in the amazon carousel in the bottom right.

7. What crafty skill do you wish you had or do you wish you were better at?

Ummm interior decorating. I have my own apartment (which I absolutely LOVE) but I wish I were more creative with painting it, etc. I have done my best so far :) 

8. Where would you live if you knew you had a job there?

I would say Europe-- specifically Spain, Italy and/or France.

9. Are you a dog or cat person?

Dog person for sure.

10. What's your most embarrassing moment?

Ummmm two main moments come to mind but I'll share one of them--- When I was in the 10th grade I was reading a report to my class in english. I had only been in this country for 5 years and although I was fluent in English by then my accent was still pretty strong. One of the words in the report was "Focused". I wasn't sure how to pronounce it so I said "fuckused" by mistake (you can imagine how that came accross!). The entire class busted out laughing   I was mortified! The funny thing is that I kept reading as if nothing had happened.  My poor teacher must have felt so sorry for me. Thankfully, she understood it was a language thing.

11. Where do you see yourself in five years in a sentence?

Happily in love, successful, even happier than I am today, doing what I love for a living and with my first child. 

THANK YOU FOR READING! Will be nominating some of my favorite bloggers for this award. Excited! :) 

PS: I ran 4 miles this weekend and got started on week 2 of Jillians Shred in 30. Did I mention she is CRAZY! But I love every second.

QUESTION: Tell me one random thing about yourself.


  1. love these facts!!
    Ugh, kids can be terrible and their bullying. hate it.

    I dream of going to Italy one day!
    P.S. love the new layout!

    1. Glad you like the new Layout :) NEEDED A CHANGE! Italy def happening in the near future. Making it my mission lol cant wait!

  2. I love Jillians 30 Day Shred, so tough!

    1. She is very tough! Sometimes I talk to the TV wondering what the heck shes thinking lol but gotta' love her.


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