29 TMI Questions

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on April 24, 2014

in Uncategorized

I saw this post go around on a couple of blogs last week and I figured I should join in. Check out my answers to these TMI questions!

1. What are you wearing?

Pajamas. Blue pants with penguins on them and my blue Maia Greek Yogurt t-shirt (so grown up, I know).

2. Ever been in love?

Yes! This man has my heart! I can’t believe we are 10 days away from saying “I Do!”


3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

Meh… probably!

4. How tall are you?

5’2”… if I take a deep breath right before they measure me.

5. How much do you weigh?

108 pounds! Thank you CrossFit for my current weight gain.

6. Any tattoos?

No. I am scared of needles (did you know that?)

7. Any piercings?

Nope… see above.

8. Favorite song?

I have so many. Currently I am loving anything from Chris Young or Miley Cyrus (#bangerz)!

chris young

9. Quality you look for in a partner?

Sense of humor and Athleticism.

10. Favorite quote?

Psalm 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it (Bet you didn’t see that one coming).

11. Favorite actor?

Will Smith. Love him!

12. Loud music or soft?

Depends. If I’m in my car or working out.. loud. If I am relaxing… soft.

13. Where do you go when you’re sad?


14. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

On average 15-20 minutes.

15. Ever been in a physical fight?


16. Turn on?

(see answer 9)


17. Turn off?

Arrogance, close-mindedness

18. Fears?


19. Last thing that made you cry?

I’m sure a wedding fiasco or two.

20. Last time you said you loved someone?

7pm before Eric left for work, again.

21. Meaning behind your YouTube Name?

It’s the same name as my blog.

22. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

Rachel! My Theta Phi Alpha sista!


23. Favorite food?

Peanut/Almond Butter.


24. Place you want to visit?

Tennessee (anyone live there and want to take me in?)

25. Do you have a crush?

Chris Young!

26. Last time you kissed someone?

Harleyyybear gave me some kisses a minute or two ago. He’s nice!


27. Last time you were insulted?

Eric told me I was bad at dancing after dance class (meany)

28. Favorite piece of jewelry?

My engagement ring.


29. Who should answer these questions next?

YOU! In the comment section below answer one of the questions above! (:


WIAW 4.23.14

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on April 23, 2014

in Food, What I Ate Wednesday

This week has been BUSY! CrossFit workouts have been slim, good thing the weather is in the upper 60’s and I have another gym membership when I can’t make it to the timed CrossFit classes!

You are here for the food though aren’t you? I mean it is Wednesday! Okay, fine!

Thank you Jenn for the linkup!


Breakfast: Banana, Strawberry and Peanut Butter Chip Baked Oatmeal. I’m hooked. This is the third week in a row I’ve been eating it! I promise in two weeks I won’t be eating it (honeymoon, hehe).


Snack: Strawberries… again… a repeat. Strawberries are just so cheap right now I have to gobble them up when I can.


Lunch: Salad. I’m always so strong Monday-Wednesday with eating salads and then Thursday-Sunday it’s all down hill. Trying to stay strong… trying! This salad includes spinach, carrots, chickpeas, goat cheese, chicken and avocado (<—see they got me hooked at my bachelorette party).

Snack: Greek Yogurt


Dinner: An egg sandwich with goat cheese and an avocado on a flatz sandwich thin. This was probably the best sandwich I’ve had since that tip sandwich Bobbie Jo made Eric and I. Goat cheese and avocado is just an awesome combination if you ask me!

Now its your turn: What are you eating this week? Are you usually good at eating healthy at the beginning of the week?


Tone it UP Tuesday: Deck of Cards Abs

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on April 22, 2014

in Tone It Up Tuesday, Workouts

For the past couple of weeks I have been hooked on this ab workout I shared with you guys a couple of weeks ago from Tribesports (<—Get your free #RunWithMe gif here). I’ve been doing it a few times a week, whenever I’m at the gym and when I can’t get to the gym. It is the workout you can do anywhere and every where!

tone it up tuesday

On Sunday, the gym was closed, it was too cold to go for a run (aka 30 degrees) but I still wanted to get in some type of movement considering my life has been SO busy lately with wedding stuff I’m not sure when workouts will be happening this week. I turned to a deck of cards workout. I seriously love these workouts, they are so motivating and you know it is only going to last like 15 minutes. I put some ab movements into the Deck of Cards Workout app and off I went.

This is what I ended up with:

Of course I had to throw some burpees in there.

If you have never completed a deck of cards workout it is really easy (you don’t even need the app, just a deck of cards).

  1. You take your first card
  2. Match up the suit to your key to see what exercise you are doing
  3. Then do as many reps as the card says (1-10 J=11 Q=12 K=13 A=14). You can make Jokers be as many reps as you want but I usually stick with 15 (although it is easy to want it to be 2 reps sometimes).

Here is a guide to each of the movements above:
Russian Twists
Flutter Kicks
Oblique Crunch (There are many exercises you can do here. I laid on my back, with my hands along my side and just moved side to side.)

I am excited that ab workouts are back in my routine. I enjoy them and I secretly enjoy the pain the next day when I laugh! (:

I now challenge you to beat my score (14:28)! Enjoy!

Now its your turn: What exercises would you add to your deck of cards workout? Did you ever complete a deck of cards workout?



by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on April 21, 2014

in Ambassadors, Tribesport

I went for a run before.. once or twice. Currently I have been hardcore CrossFit but the weather is getting nicer outside which always gets me excited to lace up my Reeboks and hit the pavement.  



You know what I love about running? Everyone’s running story is different! Why they started, why they continue, how fast they run, etc.

The reason I started running, and by running I mean exercising, was when I gained the Freshman 15 and wanted to lose it. I didn’t love running then. I couldn’t imagine running a half marathon at that point in my life or even 3 miles at one time.

lupus loop

The reason I really started running though was because I signed up for the Lupus Loop 5K race and didn’t want to die attempting to actually run it. I got bit by the running bug after this race and it continued until last year when I realized training for a race in the winter isn’t fun.

Right now Tribesports is doing something really fun to share your running story with the world.

Check out what they made for me:


Don’t you want one? Of course you do!

This is all you have to do:

  1. Send Tribesports five photos of you running. You can do this on twitter or instagram using the #RunWithMe hashtag or you can upload them on the company’s website.
  2. The company will then turn your pictures into a fun story!
  3. Share it with the world!

So why don’t you #RunWithMe?

While you stop by Tribesports’ website to get your #RunWithMe story take a quick survey about the companies newest clothing products that are going to be hitting their website soon that you will be able to buy (2-in-1 shorts for men and sports bras for women).

Now its your turn: What is your running story? What 5 pictures of yourself will you pick?


Wedding Friday: Bachelorette Party Pt. 1

April 18, 2014

It’s back, it’s back… Wedding Friday that is! You guys asked for it and here it is! Just call me a people pleaser. (: I told you guys last week that my surprise bachelorette party was taking place on Saturday and I couldn’t wait to find out what we were going to do! Well let […]

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Apps I Love: April

April 17, 2014

I’ve been digging some new apps this month that I just needed to share with you! Which leads to another edition of Apps I Love! GroupMe: Some of my friends don’t have iPhones. Therefore it makes it difficult to send group texts. Well download this app and you won’t have that problem anymore. No matter […]

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WIAW 4.16.14

April 16, 2014

Just two more WIAW posts until I say I DO! Ahhhhhhh! It is getting real folks, real!   Eric and I even went and got our marriage license the other day!   Oh wait, that’s right… back to the food!   Thank you to Jenn from Peas & Crayons for the link-up!   Breakfast: Strawberry, […]

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Tone It UP Tuesday 4.15.14

April 15, 2014

I know I have been slacking on posting my workouts ever since the CrossFit Open finished up. Honestly, it is because we have been extremely busy with wedding planning/meetings during the week that my rest days have been 2-3 days a week and the weekends have been busy and I don’t have time to type […]

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