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11 Random Fitnessy Things About Kymberly

Alexandra and I got “tagged” the other day by our friend and fellow fitness blogger, Tara Burner. Welcome to the online version of chain mail. No way do I want to be the one who triggers 7 years of weight gain.

Here’s the gig: the tagged person (Exhibit Myself)  is to write a post (Exhibit This One), list 11 random things about oneself, answer 11 questions posed by aforementioned Tara The Tagger; then ask our own 11 questions of 11 people we tag. Pass the chain mail love dish please! I got a workout just following all those instructions. So here goes: My TMI moment. Since (Exhibit A for) Alexandra is out of town, this is the perfect time to mess around. And fair warning given — she was tagged as well so y’all come back now, Ya hear?

11 Random Things About Me, Me, All Me (How are you enjoying the east coast, sissie?)

  1. Since this is a fitness blog, I arbitrarily make up my own rules. So all random items will be fitness oriented.
  2. In 30 years of teaching group exercise, I have fallen off the stage twice. One of those times I was 9 months pregnant.
  3. When shooting a live tv show about pool exercise I once twisted out of my cross-tied, one piece bathing suit when showing a move from the deck. Ratings did not go up. My bodacious ta-tas sure did though.
  4. I almost got a speeding ticket for choreographing a routine while driving. As the beats and moves got faster, so did my gas pedal foot. Confessing this to the cop made him laugh and put away his ticket book. Honesty pays!
  5. If I teach a class before 8:30 am I cannot sleep well the night prior as I worry about missing the wake-up time.
  6. I truly LOVE the people who come to my classes. Except that one lady.
  7. If I take a class and the teacher is off the 8 or 32 count, it drives me bonkers.
  8. When I taught fitness on a cruise ship that embarked from Hamburg, I made it but my luggage didn’t. My clothes, fitness gear, toiletries – everything! – joined me 3 days later on a special drop off near the Arctic Circle.
  9. The first time I ever heard of “aerobics” was in 1978, when a friend asked whether I’d like to join her in this “dance type class where you move the whole hour without stopping and get really breathless, but it helps you lose weight.” I looked at her like she was crazeee and asked “why the heck would I want to do that?”
  10.  One day I got two notes about me in the same comment box: 1) “Kymberly is the worst teacher on the entire schedule” and 2) “Kymberly is the best teacher on the staff.” Obviously Kymberly is the most schizophrenic teacher.
  11. I love disco music and disco moves. Yes, I could happily work out to disco tunes and Turn The Beat Around through the Last Dance cuz I’m Staying Alive.

My answers to the 11 questions posed by  Tara Burner who tagged me.

Warrior Pose by Kymberly

(Darn you Burner! I will find you and make you pay, you vixen!):

1. Juice? Coffee? or Tea?
Thai Iced Tea, 100% juice watered down  (no “juice beverage”). If I drank coffee with caffeine, it would be like giving oxygen to a FIYAH.
2. What’s your favorite food?
Whatever good chefs cook for me from healthy, fresh, nutrient-dense ingredients
3. Do you have any hidden talents?
If I told you they would not be hidden.  Ok, ok, sewing and restoring historic houses
4. Have you ever hitchhiked?
Once and it was once too often
5. What’s your favorite workout program?
A well-taught advanced step class with fun, challenging choreography. Or a dance-oriented cardio workout such as Qignition.
6. Do you experience road rage or just drive in peace?
“Get out of my way you slow poke dumba$$!”  I drive in peace. Take me to your leader.
7. Favorite place to vacation?
Depends. Who’s paying? I love discovering new places.
8. Are you spontaneous or do you like a schedule?
I prefer a schedule that allows for some spontaneity
9. Meat eater? vegetarian? vegan?
Meat eater seasoned with hints of verging vegetarian.
10. Pets?
Always! Pooosy cats Zorro and Bella; Black Lab puppy Kila (Hawaiian for “seal”)
11. Makeup? or natural?
Somewhere in between. Refer to Question #3.

Questions for those I tag. Passing that dish of love to background music Chains, Chains, Chains, Chains of Love

Kymberly at Rancho la Puerta

  1. Favorite blog post you have written? Title and link please.
  2. Why is it your fave?
  3. On a 1-10 scale, 1 = totally a couch potato who never moves; 10 = ready for the Olympics, where do you rate your current fitness level?
  4. What annoys you most: bad grammar, bad punctuation, bad photos/images?
  5. What is the wackiest or lamest excuse you have ever used to get out of a workout?
  6. What is the lamest or most outlandish excuse you have ever use to get out of a social event?
  7. What is your preferred workout place – home, club, outdoors, in your dreams? Other?
  8. Favorite book that was turned into a movie?
  9. Favorite (or handiest) motivational quote?
  10. What do you think “qi” means?
  11. What question do you wish I had asked?

Rules for Tagees:

  • Post these rules in your post.
  • Post 11 random things about yourself. (They do not have to relate to fitness at all)
  • Answer the questions set for you in the tagger’s post.
  • Create 11 new questions for the people you tag.
  • Go to the blogs of the people you’ve tagged to tell them they’ve been tagged.
  • You legitimately and actively have to tag 11 people. No saying “you are tagged if you are reading this.

Tag, you’re it:

* Denise Wakeman   Slim People in Progress http://www.slim-people.com/ or http://denisewakeman.com/
* Life Lessons Halfway Through http://life-lessons-halfway-through.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html
* John Poole  http://birminghampoint.co/blog/
* Lacy, Modern Sauce  http://modernsauce.blogspot.com/
* Jody Goldenfield http://www.truth2beingfit.com/
* Megan Merchant http://meganmerchantsblog.blogspot.com/
* Ron Fritzke http://cycling-review.com/
* Toneka Pires http://embraceu.com/
* Margo Donahue, BrooklynFitChik  http://brooklynfitchick.typepad.com/brooklyn-fit-chick/
* Evelyn Parham, Become a Healthier You http://evelynparham.com/
* Rebekah Borucki, Bex Life   http://www.bexlife.com/

About Fun and Fit

Get practical exercise advice, your fitness questions answered, and cutting edge health edu-tainment that is accessible and doable from long time fitness experts, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA. We have taught on land, sea, and airwaves for 3 decades on 4 continents. From writing to speaking, emceeing to hosting a radio show, reviewing products to teaching classes, we believe that little steps turn into big paths. Move a little more than the day before. FitFluential Ambassadors and award-winners both online and off.

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23 Responses to 11 Random Fitnessy Things About Kymberly

  1. Heather @SmashFit February 9, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    This is too fun! Tatas on live TV? Wow.

    • KymberlyFunFit February 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      Yeah, it was a little …. interesting! I kind of just rolled with it and came up with a reason to show the move from the back for a rep or two as I tucked in. Can’t believe the ratings did not go up! Ha ha That was in my 20s.

  2. Tara Burner February 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    ta-tas on tv huh?
    and yes that’d be me…the vixen ;)

    • Fun and Fit February 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

      Hey, just calling it like I see it, VIXEN all the way!

  3. April February 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Kymberly, this post made me laugh and gave me a smile on a day that was kind of blah. You are such a talented writer!!

  4. KymberlyFunFit February 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    What a great compliment coming from a professional, high level writer like yourself! Bummer about the rest of the day being blah though! Hugs to you!

  5. MCM Mama February 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    You are hilarious! I’m so not the group class type (except yoga), but I’d love to take your class. Sounds like it would be a blast!

    • KymberlyFunFit February 9, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

      Mamacita- yoga is a legit group class so you are the type. Embrace it! We do have fun in my classes, mostly with the seniors as they say HILARIOUS things!

  6. Jody - Fit at 54 February 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    I am not worried about 7 years of weight gain – I got this down! ;-)

    I have been tagged twice & still have to do both of them so don’t hold your breath! ;-) I will get to it but I am putting it off since I am pretty boring compared to all you crazy & fun people out there! :-) You are a comedian in writing! Me, sort of normal – but fine with it!

    • KymberlyFunFit February 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

      Well, somebody is ultra popular, but somebody is not getting out of it that easily! Commencing breath holding Now. (—————————————————————————) gasp> please just write your post. I’m not as fit as you so can’t keep holding breath. (———————————————–) gasp

  7. Evelyn February 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Hey Kymberly,

    Enjoyed learning more about you. Love the humor.

    Thanks for tagging me, this is fun.

    Take care,

    Evelyn

    • KymberlyFunFit February 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

      You are one with-it hard worker, Evelyn as I see that your 11 Random Things post is up already! Way to go!

  8. Megan Merchant February 10, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Oh, now I’m a bit competitive… how am I going to top those answers? :D Thanks for the Happy Friday surprise, you Rock!

    • KymberlyFunFit February 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

      We Rock, paper, scissors – oooh, we both win as soon as you get your post up and everyone gets to read it!

  9. Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) February 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    hahaa omg sooooooo true about the 8 or 32 counts. i grew up dancing and that stuff DRIVES ME CRAZY. i’ve almost left classes before!

  10. Madame Sunday February 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Hey Kymberly! That was so cool! I loved reading about all your secrets. That aren’t so secret anymore… ; ) You fell off a stage pregnant? Damn! I fall all the time but usually I’m just damaging myself!

    My list of future blog posts is super super long but if I’m able to work in a response I’ll let you know. Thanks for tagging me!

    Also – just saw you joined Instagram. Warning: it’s addictive!!

    have a good rest of your weekend! Modern Sauce

  11. Ron Fritzke February 14, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Hi Kymberly,

    Good to hear from you. The man-boy from Weed, CA is still sitting up and taking nourishment (as well as referring to himself in the third person…as do all those who have an elevated sense of self-importance).

    You said–”No way do I want to be the one who triggers 7 years of weight gain.”

    Now that I’m subject to seven years of weight gain due to an inability to read, comprehend, and follow the complexities of the chain post, I feel liberated to give in to my inner-man and expand my diet to include pork rinds and Chunky Monkey ice cream.

    Looking at it from a fatalistic angle, I might as well enter into seven years of expansion proactively…eating tasty foods. What a tragedy it would be to develop the inevitable folds of fat while limiting my diet to ‘celery sticks with a spritz of lemon’.

    Being a very private guy, living the quiet life here in the North state, I’m hesitant to reveal
    11 random things about myself. I’m equally hindered by a very small ‘mental RAM’, precluding me from remembering much about myself…no doubt saving me from the torment of recalling my past embarrassments.

    Little guys like me have a fragile ego, employing all sort of neurotic behavior (like forgetting past embarrassments) to not fess up to previous shortcomings.

    It’s great to hear from you and an honor to be part of the very first ‘chain post’ I’ve ever seen.

    Does this long comment count as a substitute for the ‘chain post’ thing?

    • Fun and Fit February 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

      Dear Dr Ron: No (Insert maniacal laughter here.)

  12. Calla Gold February 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    How cool! Chain mail gone bloggalicious.

    Loved the random tit bits about ya!
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  13. Arlene February 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this kind of post..I really appreciate it….
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