Hello everyone! This week is flying by and I have been so busy, especially with some family issues arising…I haven’t really had a lot of time to post workouts etc, but I will get back to that. I thought I would give you this fun filler survey that I saw on Lindsay’s blog a while back!
Maybe you will get to know me a little bit better 🙂
Healthy Living Survey:
1. What did you eat for breakfast?
Blueberry Muffin Bake– oh heck yes! I topped it with 1 tbsp of almond butter! I try to control myself with almond butter because if not I will eat the whole Jar! My advice- scoop and go!
Today I took out the oat bran completely and just used 1 whole scoop of protein powder. I also forgot the almond flour, but it still tasted good, just needed a few extra minutes in the oven.
2. How much water do you drink a day?
Not enough! I usually take my blender bottle to work for my shakes and when I’m not drinking those, I keep it filled with water. Either that or I take my big bottle and try to fill it up at least twice a day!
3. What is your current favorite workout?
Hmmmm this is a tough one.. I currently love crossfit! I just joined a smaller gym which I love.
I also love doing tabatas using my gymboss timer!
4. How many calories do you eat a day?
I don’t really keep track. I used to keep track with Myfitnesspal, which is a great app! I pretty much know the calories, protein, etc… in foods so I can kind of stay in a range. I think it’s around 2000 most days though!
The reason why I don’t keep track:
1. If I go over my calorie goal I get mad at myself and then I’m stressed (which is dumb)
2. If I am under my calorie goal I think “Oh I can eat more”, even if I’m not hungry! (dumb yet again).
5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?
WOW- I have a lot of these! Here are just a few of my common snacks:
Mixed nuts- almonds, cashews
Laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese is the bomb! Eat it on anything 🙂
Beverly International UMP- Cookies N Cream
KIND + Protein Bars
6. What do you usually eat for lunch?
Leftovers, or a big salad with some kind of lean protein like chicken, fish, or tuna. If I don’t have leftovers I try to keep it easy like a low carb wrap or tuna patty/turkey burger with sweet potato fries, the bomb!
7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?
Arms! I love working my biceps and triceps. Here is an example workout:
8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?
Chest- But, A Girls Gotta Bench!
9. What are your “bad” food cravings?
Well I crave almond butter straight from the jar- that’s not a “bad” food though. I guess I crave cereal a lot..usually before bed and when I say cereal I’m talking frosted flakes, and captain crunch!
10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?
CLA- which I am currently out of 😦
Biotin- for hair and nails
And usually s a multi vitamin If I can remember.
11. How often do you eat out?
Not very often- maybe once a week! I like to make my meals 🙂 If I do eat out it’s because I haven’t tried to make the the food myself like: Sushi, Indian (chicken tikki masala), chicken pad thai etc.
12. Do you eat fast food?
I try to avoid fast food!! The other day my husband wanted McDonalds, so I asked for some plain ole scrambled eggs- let’s just say I’ll never do that again. I really think I can make a better breakfast than McD’s … just saying 😉
13. Who is your biggest supporter?
My husband! He truly does support everything I do. Even though I might have a different hobby every other week or I may be wanting to try crossfit, yoga, traveling for blog events (BLEND) etc… He supports it! He is wonderful!
14. Do you have a gym membership?
Yes, I work out at SNAP fitness and I have a buddy pass with my sister so I can work out with her at URBAN. I also joined a new crossfit gym, so most likely I will cancel my other memberships. No I don’t go to all three in one day!! HA
15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
I try to get 8! I really don’t function well on less than 7-8. I know I am like an old woman! I have a very early bedtime because I get up at 5:30 for work.
16. Do you have a “cheat” day?
I do NOT have a “CHEAT” day. I don’t really like categorizing my meals into cheat meals. If I want a cupcake I will eat one. If I want pizza I will eat it. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t eat pizza, wings, cupcakes and drink beer any night of the week, I will do it in moderation. I also like to come up with “healthy” dessert recipes that have limited sugar in them to satisfy my sweet tooth. Some examples:
17. Do you drink alcohol?
Not really, occasional wine here and there 🙂 I would rather EAT my calories. Another reason I don’t drink pop (also because it has tons of sugar)
18. Do you have a workout buddy?
YES! My Sister Rachel!
19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a Healthy Lifestyle?
Realizing that I can BALANCE eating healthy foods that actually taste GOOD and eating sweets! I’ve always had a major sweet tooth. Once I start I cannot stop!
20. What was the last healthy thing you did?
Hug my parents 🙂
Now, You Answer One of the Questions Above!