Sunday, June 21, 2009

Let Me Introduce Myself...

My name isn't Humpty...and it doesn't rhyme with Umpty. I'm Danielle, I'm 30 years old. I like cats, running, healthy and delicious eats, and cuddling with my husband. I do not like raw onions, rush hour traffic, and mean people.

Ok for real, I've been lurking in the blog world now for about a month. I've jumped on the Green Monster bandwagon. I'm klassy enough that I like to drink mine out of a Coors Light glass. Nothing screams nutrition like a frosty Green Monster in a football shaped beer glass. Puh-lease!

So I tried to come up with a cute name for this blog but all that came to mind was my love of running. Growing up, and in high school I despised running. I never thought I could do it. In 2002 I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, which honestly didn't come as a shock since everyone on my mother's side of the family has it. But I was carrying about 50 extra pounds at that point. I started walking every day, and eventually decided to try running. I was hooked... but I couldn't seem to shed more than 15lbs.

One day in 2006 I was lunching with a friend, I was working at a Seattle area fitness company at the time (a company that 'coined' the elliptical trainer so popular in gyms). It finally really hit home that my weight loss obstacles weren't fitness related but food related. My portions were too big mostly. I cut my food back and started really watching what I ate. My boyfriend of six years also proposed to me late that year so I had extra incentive to lose the lbs. I reached my goal weight in mid-2007.

We were married in November of 2007 on the island of Maui. Wow, it was amazing. I wouldn't have done it any other way. Here is a pic of me with my true loves! My husband, Tim, and the cake. Let me tell you, the Vanilla Macadamia Nut mousse filling was OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Over the last few years my fitness level has grown so far, I adore running and average around 25 miles a week. I also lift weights like it is my religion.

So without further adieu, let me introduce you to the other players!

Here is me, with my husband Tim, in January of 2009. He was the Best Man in his bff's wedding!

My most handsome boy kitty, Cooper (aka Cooper Pooper, Coop, Coop A Loop).

And last, but never least is Miss Jada.

So let's kick this off in style...I hope someone will actually read the 'ish I write! So let me know if you are out there (*crickets*)...

Question of the day (comments plz): Do you have any pets? What kind? Any fun facts about them?


  1. Nice blog!

    As for the shrimp, I used Emeril's Essence that I bought at Target. It is good stuff.

  2. Jada looks so snazzy in her lei! :)

    I have a cat - Dennis (the menace). He enjoys napping, hanging out of the top of the bathroom door & stealing food off my plate (his favorites are pumpkin & avacado)

    Welcome to blog land.

  3. Elizabeth: Jada says thanks! I tried putting the lei on Cooper, he just flopped on his back and tried to kick it off with his back legs.

    Dennis sounds awesome. I love human names for pets!

  4. oh your cats are too cute! I have a variety of, dogs, cat. haha. Your wedding looks beautiful, gotta love the CAKE!