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by caroline

So, hi. How ya doin’, sweet peas?

When I posted my survey the other day (you can still take it here), I wasn’t sure what kind of response I would get, but I was happy to hear from so very many of you.

More cookies!
More healthy recipes!
More anything-gluten-free-that-we-can-gobble-up!

All of that feedback was certainly there, but the one thing I heard the most was, “We want to know more about YOU!”

Wish granted, kids. But remember … you asked for it.

There is, however, one catch: I will share facts about me and happenings in my life only if you do the same. (The clean version of “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.”) Throughout the next several blog posts –– and from here on out –– I will answer fun questions and share pictures. I hope you’ll do the same.

On that note, I would also like to share a few new and up-and-coming things with you that will help us stay connected and continue to build this community:

1. I’ve created a PushPage. “A wha-a-a-t?!” A PushPage, my friends. Check out this new social app to get the DL on some fun facts about me and other (much more famous folks) who are also using the tool. You don’t have to be a member to see my page, but you will have to enter your email address if you want to comment. It’s pretty fun!

 

2. You can now sign up to receive The G-Spot Revolution newsletter. I pinky swear you will never receive more than three emails per month. You will, however, score exclusive recipes, tips from top fitness experts and total wellness information. Just enter your info below!

 

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3. Let’s hangout. Next month, Girls Gone Sporty will be featuring a Google Hangout featuring YOURS TRULY! If you’ve never done a Google Hangout, then you can think of it like Skype in the sense that the entire interview will be LIVE! You will be able to tune into watch and also use the hashtag #GGSHangouts to tweet questions that you might have for me. More details to come, but this I know for sure — it’s going to be FUN! The event will take place Thursday, March 7th at 8:30 p.m. EST (5:30 p.m. PST).

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So, the first fun fact about me … 

I’m an Aries and I completely fit my zodiac sign! In fact, when I found out there was a new zodiac sign and I had been shifted to Pisces, I refused to believe it –– ha! Blame it on my stubborn zodiac sign.

As an Aries, I am headstrong, fiery, a natural leader and I live life balls-to-the-wall. Being a ram means I am also spontaneous in my decisions in the sense that I would rather figure things out while I am doing them as opposed to slowly learning whatever it is I’m trying to accomplish. I will fight to the death for what I believe is important. Especially, my family. Don’t f#$% with my family.

I am also artsy, emotional, creatively driven and sometimes irrational. Deal with it. (Kidding. That’s the ram in me talking.)

What about you? What’s your sign? Do you think zodiac traits are often true? 

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Now, my first getting-to-know-you question I am posting for you is this:

What is one thing you always wanted as a kid but never got?

Junk food! My parents were serious health nuts when we were growing up, so I felt totally cheated because we never had soda, packaged snacks and other “fun” foods that all of my friends had. ‘Till this day I’ve never had a Twinkie! I am also fairly sure I was the only kid who had sandwiches made with hummus, sprouts and whole grain bread. I still remember the day I was munching on my sandwich and one of my friends laughed and pointed to a rogue carrot that was sticking out. I nervously tucked it back into the sandwich and kept eating. SERIOUSLY MOM?! Gawd, you are so embarrassing.

My mom will tell you that we also didn’t have a lot of money, so buying junk food just wasn’t an option. I, of course, had no idea. All I knew was that my mom taught me how to bake and make other fun things in the kitchen. She knew they were healthier and less expensive than the mainstream products I desperately wanted to try.

Today, I am so grateful that my parents taught me the importance of healthy foods from an early age. Not only has it made me who I am today, but I also learned a wonderful appreciation for making things in the kitchen. And, hey, aren’t you glad I did?!

Now it’s your turn! What one thing did you always want when you were growing up? A doll? The hottest trend and your parents said, “Oh, HELLS no!” Can’t wait to hear from you! ♥

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