Random Stuff About Me And You

There are so many things that you guys know about me, some things I can’t believe I tell you….and the pictures that I post. If only my mom knew. Oy vey!

Oh wait, she reads my blog too.


There are no real secrets. Honestly, once you post your first picture of you in a sweaty bra top and short-shorts, it just goes downhill from there. All barriers and worries about what people think are out the window; you just are and the world better be ok with that.

Just call me Open Book-Loree.

In a non-fitness theme, I have decided to jump on the bandwagon with Kari and answer some questions about me that have nothing to do with weight training, gluing a suit to your arse, or avoiding the peanut butter jar.

Random stuff about me you may or may not want to know.

  • What’s the most interesting or moving book you’ve ever read?

First off, I love books. I am the woman that can read a book over and over and OVER. That being said, I have many favourite books, but ‘The Kite Runner’ made me think and change in ways I was unprepared for when I started reading it. I haven’t read it in nearly 5 years, so I would have to read it again to give you my original, over the top, and gushing review.

The Kite Runner

Powerful book that I could not put down.

I remember closing the book and saying outloud, “Redemption doesn’t always come to us the way we imagine it should”.

  • Which do you prefer: the book or the movie?

Book. Always the book. Umm…I don’t even see why this question is on the list. Doesn’t EVERYONE prefer the book?

  • If you could move to anywhere tomorrow, where would it be?

Soho, NY. I would live in an amazing condo over a treelined street that has a bakery on the corner with the most amazing pastries which I smell, but never eat and espresso that makes your hair stand on end. And of course I am a famous author that gets to write, weight train, and travel on fabulous book tours.

Soho NYV

This about sums the feeling up.

If we are going to dream, we might as well do it up!

  • What’s the one thing in life you can’t leave the house without?

My bra. I do not go in public without wearing my bra. Some women seem to think this is an optional thing in life, but not me. I would leave my phone, debit card, purse, and most anything else before leaving my bra behind. Wearing makeup and having your hair done is great, but if they girls are flying all over the place nothing else really matters.

  • What’s the furthest place you’ve flown to?

Calcutta. In 1999 I went to Inda for a month and it changed my life. It is a beautiful, dynamic, and powerful place; I don’t think anyone can visit India and come back the same.


A very amazing place with a lurid history.

Helping at Mother Teresa’s orphanage, visiting the Taj Mahal, and spending time in the hospitals was an amazing adventure that I will never, ever forget.

  • If you could be anyone for a day who would it be?

Nelson Mandela. It would be an absolute gift to look at the world from his perspective, hear his heart from the inside, and live with the wisdom that he gained over years of pain, heartache, and self leadership.

Nelson Mandela

A true leader, in every sense.

  • What is one word that best describes you? (ONLY ONE)


  • What’s been your greatest accomplishment to date?

Changing my mind about what is possible in life. When you change your mind, you change your world.


  • What’s your favorite type of food?

Dessert. I don’t think I have ever met a dessert that I wouldn’t like to taste. A close second would be hot, homemade bread fresh out of the oven slathered in butter.

choc pb cookies


Carbs + Fat = Donloree in a blissful food coma

This would be why I have a Pinterest board called, ‘Look, but don’t eat!

  • What’s one nickname you have?


  • What’s the best thing you did in 2011?

I am proud of many, many things from 2011; but by far the best thing I did was getting my health back. I am so happy to be living and have the opportunity to be fat and sassy *ahem* lean and mean.

If you don’t have your health you can’t fully enjoy all that life has to offer.

More living, much less dying!

What about you? 

I answered the random, non-bodybuilding questions; now it is your turn! I love giving people nicknames and if you don’t tell me what your nickname is, I will give you one and you will just have to like it.

Just ask Kori, aka ‘KSnAP‘.

Your turn!

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  1. YOU are awesome! Keep doing your thing girl, this bikini or bust thing is awesome!

  2. I ALMOST always prefer the book. Except “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is the hardest, most excruciating book for me to attempt to get through, so I’m going to satisfy myself with watching Daniel Craig. Life is just full of tough choices, no?

    • Yes, watching Daniel Craig over reading that book is a great idea. Honestly, I hated those books. When you check to see how many pages are done until you finish and then sigh, you know you’re not enjoying it. All three of the books could have been one book.

  3. Fun! My husband and I dream about going to India someday. I’m glad to hear it was such a powerful experience for you.
    I played too – http://athenainabikini.blogspot.com/2012/01/random-stuff-about-me.html

  4. Wow i really love this. You are DEEP and I need that. I’m going to have to do this too, because it’s fun. And I’m the girl who emails everyone and their mother when I get those stupid quiz/survey things because I love filling them out. =)

  5. Okay, I’m in too.

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