Versatile Blogger Award

I want to thank Yvonne Payne ( go see her blog http://kritsayvonne.com) for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. This is an award nominated by WordPress bloggers for WordPress bloggers, in hopes to recognize each other’s efforts and to also grow their blog community. Yvonne and I first connected on my post about Crete (where she now resides in a village called Krista for part of the year). I love seeing other’s perspective on places I’ve been or hope to go. Thank you again Yvonne!

Part of the award requirements are:

  • Display the Versatile Blogger Logo (below)
  • Write a post referencing this nomination and link it back to blogger you were nominated by. (THANK YOU Yvonne!)
  • Give seven fun/interesting/new facts about yourself, let your followers get to know some weird things about you!
  • Nominate up to 15 bloggers and inform them of their nomination.

WELL…Here are some random Erika facts:

1::I write left-handed but play sports with my right hand.

2::I’ve buried hidden treasures at every house I’ve lived in.

3::I don’t like tomatoes. Though, I try to like them and order them on my sandwiches every time…but that doesn’t seem to work.

4::I fractured my pelvis in a car accident.

5::I bought my first car for $600 (the one that was later destroyed in the above accident).

6::I’ve always wanted a New York accent.

7::My first Pandora stations were Michael Buble and “21 Questions”…maybe I had thought that would cover just about everything. 🙂

Erika in Brussels | Scones in the Sky Blog


I decided to nominate the following blogs:

Pursuit of Life – Great pictures from around the world. Travel-inspiriing!

B.livewear – One of the first blogs I started to follow once part of WordPress. Great for fit lifestyle motivation and smoothie recipes.

Ellis Goes on Holiday – I love getting food and travel suggestions, maybe because I also love to give them :). Ellis has some great documentation of her travels!

My French Heaven – Awesome photos that really tell a story!

Traveling the World Solo – Love seeing where her next adventure takes her!

In Search of Balance – Photography, photography, photography.

Finger, Fork, Knife –  Food blog worth noting! A recent find, but a goodie.

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Happy Life Adventures,

Erika

Sweat Anywhere — Exercise at home or on the go!

SWEAT ANYWHERE!

You don’t have to be at your home gym to get a workout in. Being a flight attendant makes it hard to get in a workout each day, but I don’t let that be an excuse. There are so many tools out there to keep you accountable.

Here are a few workouts, tips, apps, and other things I use to help keep me going:

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Nike Training Club. NTC is the best of the best when it comes getting the most out of minimal space and limited time. You get to choose from a large variety of workouts, right at your finger tips. They usually range from 10-45 minutes. It allows you to have full control of what your workout will look like. And you will sweat no doubt about it!

Nike Training Club | Scones in the Sky Blog

myfitnesspal Traveling can mean eating a whole lot of junk. Myfitnesspal helps to keep me in check with what I consume. It might also mean that I have to workout a little harder than I thought because I splurged a little too much that day. It’s a calorie counter but so much cooler.

myfitnesspal | Scones in the Sky Blog

Map My Run I love running through a city, especially one I haven’t been to yet. It’s a great way to explore while burning some calories. Map My Run app is perfect for getting a look at your run’s stats. It tracks your run, coaches you along the way if you want. You can of course choose your music, and share with friends on where you’re going!

Map My Run | Scones in the Sky Blog


I also like to have encouragement at every turn. So, here are some people I like to follow on social media to give me that extra encouragement on the days I’m feeling sluggish.

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@fitwithcass Cass Wendell is a killer athlete and health & fitness trainer. She also has a blog >> http://www.hellocass.com/fitwcass

@nikewomen Nike Women–cute outfits but also some fit inspiration!

@katehiipakka Kate is a Nike Master Trainer and she is badass. Plain and simple.

@nikkimetzger Nikki is the owner of BODI gym and was my first instructor at a Nike Training Club class. She is not only super fit but the most motivating person I have every encountered!

Also–as part of my blogger feed I love blivewear‘s posts (here smoothie recipe’s are a-mazing!).


There is always time for a workout, big or small. Sometimes, I get home and can’t imagine braving the cold again to head to the gym…but don’t be fooled you still have a chance. I will find myself watching the Bachelor (I know, I know!), and during the many commercials breaks I’ll go through the circuit of 10 push ups, 20 crunches, 30 squats and plank for a minute and REPEAT until the show starts again. You do that for all commercials breaks over that hour or two, totally counts as a workout–and you will be anticipating that rose ceremony even more!

SWEAT ANYWHERE | Scones in the Sky Blog

This is my version of an Nike Training Club ad ;). It’s me in Cozumel, stretching after a nice “Slim Effect” NTC workout (under Get Lean, Intermediate).

Happy Workouts & Adventures,

Erika