About

I’m a twenty-something wife, daughter, friend, employee, and goofball.  I’m a health nut in theory, but I have plenty of indulgences to keep me grounded.  This brings us to the brews.  Yup, I’m also a beer nerd.  Throughout my blogging, you’ll see how I embrace my passions (and my nerdy quirks), so I’ll just give a brief synopsis to get everyone up to speed.

Just Me Being Me

I love meeting new blogistas and followers, so feel free to drop me a line at lovesweatandbeers@yahoo.com!

Fitness

I enjoy being active, so I hit the gym 5 to 6 days per week (or go for a run at home to mix it up).  Granted, I would love sleeping in an extra hour at least 3 days per week when my alarm goes off at 5 a.m., but the runner’s high makes it all worthwhile.  I get a runner’s high from any good workout, not just running.  A sweaty spin class or an empowering weight-lifting session also does the trick.

I’d love to tell you about my typical routine, but there’s really nothing typical about it – except that it’s almost always in the morning.  Yup, I’m one of *thoooose* people who is chipper in the early hours.  Sometimes I go for a full-body weight lifting plan that I follow three days per week.  Other times, I go for a 3-, 4-, or even 5-day split that works different body parts on different days, which allows me to lift heavy.  Go big or go home, right?  I also change it up constantly with cardio.

I don’t ever remember a time where I didn’t work out regularly.  Sure, I’ve gone through periods where I’m more or less fit, but I’ve always been up to something.  I started soccer at age 4, and I played all four years of high school on the varsity team before kicking the habit.  (Get it?  I told you I was nerdy.)  I also ran cross country for a few years in high school before my joints told me they weren’t down for that kind of activity.  I still run from time to time, but I cannot run more than two or three days per week without injuring myself.

Run Run Run

Despite only running three days per week, I managed to run my first 10k in November 2010.  I ran it in 50 minutes and 53 seconds.  Woohoo!

Food

Food and I have always gotten along pretty well.  I can hardly name any foods I truly despise.  I guess that’s a good thing because it makes dieting, kitchen experiments, and traveling much easier.

I try to stick to a healthy diet most of the time, so prepare for food pictures, recipes, and tales of kitchen mishaps.  However, I’ll be the first to admit that I indulge… a lot.  I wish I could pick out one weakness, but that’s not possible.  I guess that’s how it is when you’ll eat about anything.  Pizza, bratwurst, baked goods, ice cream, and of course, beer, are all regular weekend treats.

It’s a good thing I really love wholesome stuff, such as apples, sweet potatoes, kale, berries, and Brussels sprouts.  I need something to keep me on-track during the week!

Yummy Sushi

Beer

I guess this naturally brings us to the beer section.  I enjoy tasting new brews, touring breweries, learning about the brewing process (there’s that nerd part again), and just enjoying a cold one every now and again.

I cannot pick one type of beer I like the most.  I joke with my hubby that I’m a “seasonal drinker.”  I love marzens and brown ales in fall, porters in the winter, American IPAs and ESBs in the spring, and hefeweizens in hot summer months.  Granted, I don’t actually restrict myself to seasons, my handy guide helps me make up my mind when I can’t decide what to order!

I guess this part of me fits my foodie side.  There’s just something special about a good beer.  It’s served in cool hangouts (I’m a tavern/pub chick), it pairs well with food, and you always know what you’re getting.  Ever had a too weak or too strong margarita?  That doesn’t happen when you order your favorite beer!

Crawfish Fest 2011

Crawfish Fest 2011

Family

I’m an only child, and I love it.  Period.  My parents are my buddies, and I’m sure I’ll mention them from time to time.

My husband is pretty awesome too.  We were married in October 2008.

Wedding

38 Responses to “About”

  1. Awww I’m glad you found my blog – it’s great getting to know what you’re about on this page…good food, workin up a sweat then washing it all down with a beer is right up my alley! Stoked to follow you on your journeys!

  2. I’m so glad to have gotten to know you better. We have A LOT in common! I’m a total morning workout person, too (4:55 am is when that alarm goes off). Can’t wait to keep reading!

    By the way, your wedding picture is beautiful!

    • Hello & Welcome! I find that my motivation drops significantly per hour passed during the day; I could probably write a formula for it if I were any good at calculus. Thanks for visiting!

  3. So glad you left a comment on my blog! I knew I had to check you out (wow, that sounds creepy….) when I saw what your blog is called. 😉

    I’m a morning person too. But I’m not chipper until I get some coffee in me. Then its no holds barred. And I do a weekly travel post, as it is one of my favorite things to do, and I wish I had more time (and money) to do it!

    I love your wedding dress!

  4. I’m so glad you commented on my blog so I could find you! I am loving your blog and I am an only child too so I think we’ll get along! Haha! 🙂

  5. thanks for dropping by at my blog! i loved your comment 🙂 and you can bet ill be dropping by your blog pretty regularly !

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I will never understand how you manage to get up at 5 am and workout. It is something that never fails to amaze me. Just walking around the block before 11am is too hard for me. 🙂

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog which led me to yours! I love the blog name ; )

    I am such a morning workout person too! If I dont work out early, then it is so hard for me to go at night! Total morning girl!!!

    Have a great day! xo

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE the name of yours. I’m totally in the same boat – love a good brew (or wine!) AND a good workout. 🙂

    Totally agree on the morning workouts. If I don’t get it out of the way first thing, I’ll spend the rest of the day talking myself in and out of a workout.

  9. Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog over the weekend! I’m just starting out & really appreciate all the comments. As a fellow runner & gym rat i’m so glad i found your blog as well. Blessings!

  10. Nice ta “meet” ya girl! 🙂

  11. Fun blog! I love the recipes. Thanks so much for visiting Cheers Beers. It’s always good to know what blogs I can turn to when I need a little fitness motivation and beer advice!

  12. I’m so glad you left a comment on my blog so I could find yours!! 🙂 And another beer lover? It’s like a girl after my own heart! 😉

  13. How fun to have found your blog!! I love the balance between the gym & beer. haha

  14. Glad that I checked out your blog from foodbuzz!
    Even though I’m new with working out, I need to get it done in the mornings too! If not, there is no way I will find time to do it. I really enjoy drinking a nice cold one! I cannot say that I’ve found “the one” yet… I can’t wait to check out more of your posts, and look forward to your future posts!
    I hope you can check out my blog when you get a chance (:

    Juju

  15. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog – I have a feeling we’d be great friends. I love beer! 🙂

  16. You’re adorable! love your blog! thanks for stopping by and saying hi! 🙂

  17. Hey there! I’m new to the blogging world and just though I’d stop by…

    I really like your blog!

  18. Hey! I just found your blog, and I’m so glad I did! It’s definitely a must read 🙂

  19. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog today! Love your blog and I look forward to following you on Twitter! Your “About Me” page made me smile. Love that you are a beer drinker. I’m actually in love with wine. HA! Life is too short to not enjoy the things you love. 🙂

  20. Food, beer, and working out. These are a few of my favorite things! I’m glad I found your blog!

  21. I indulge a lot every weekend too. It’s worth it. 😀

  22. I’m a total beer girl, too. It’s good to see another strong chick who isn’t afraid to drink beer and is cool enough to not just order Miller Light. My husband has turned me into a total beer snob- and is sure to research every craft brewery within a 50 mile radius whenever we travel. I can’t complain!

  23. have you tried any GF beers? they are pretty bland but I did try a new belgium stout made from sorghum. That was the best one yet. hehe.
    Cheers!

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