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1. What did you eat for breakfast?
nonfat kefir mixed with Special dark cocoa powder, pb2, hazelnut stevia, pumpkin spice. Topped and mixed with vegan marshmallows, dark chocolate mini chips, and bran cereal. Yes, very decadent (yet healthy) breakfast. #sorrynotsorry
2. How much water do you drink a day?
I drink so much water. Seriously. Which in turn results in a lot of bathroom trips. But I don’t mind. Let’s just say you will never find me without a water bottle in my purse, nicely filled with water from a drinking fountain.
3. What is your current favorite workout?
I am enjoying the Best Body Bootcamp workouts by Tina however I am a big lover of strength training the most. I am struggling with doing the cardio portion with full enthusiasm. My cardio of choice is my Saturday Zumba class, which is so much fun. It’s all about having the right instructor.
4. How many calories do you eat a day?
Calorie counting got me in trouble before. I encourage you to read about the chronic dieting mentality that came from calorie counting. I am currently not counting calories, although I am cautious not to eat things that I know are super caloric. I’m trying the whole intuitive eating thing without worrying too much about numbers.
5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?
My yogurt concoctions are my most frequently eaten healthy snacks. They are more like meals though. I don’t really eat snacks, I try to eat more smaller meals instead. But yeah, the yogurt concoctions are just so good. I add a variety of things to the yogurt to make it similar to a dessert. But healthy 🙂
6. What do you usually eat for lunch?
It varies. If I go out for lunch, I’ll go for a salad or a sandwich. If I’m at home, I may have a yogurt concotion or whatever it is I’m in the mood for. Tuesdays are usually reserved for Starfruit Cafe frozen kefir because it’s two-punch tuesday, haha. Kefir is healthy ya’ll.
7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?
Truthfully, I like them all. I have days where I really like doing legs. There are days I hate doing legs. Just like I have days where I love doing arms, and other days where I hate doing arms. It changes all the time. But basically, it’s anything that I feel strong at doing at the moment. Most of the time it’s arms/chest, sometimes back, and sometimes legs. I just love strength training.
8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?
Like I said, it changes from day to day. Depends on how I’m feeling. Read above.
9. What are your “bad” food cravings?
Well, I don’t necessarily see food as “bad”. It may be unhealthy but it’s not bad. I try not to restrict myself as much anymore, I want to be happy and enjoy my life. The most unhealthy foods I love are cheesecake and burgers. The cheesecakes I love are super indulgent, think chocolate, caramel, and fruit. A whole lot of things. I once had a Death By Chocolate Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and I think I really did die a little. It was SO SO SO good! Thankfully I didn’t eat the whole thing (it was just so indulgent) because I later found out there’s nearly 1400 calories in one slice, haha. Wowie.
10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?
I sure do! Check out my vitamin routine I posted a while back. Curretly, I take probiotics, hyaluronic acid and Raspberry Ketones before breakfast. After breakfast, I take fish oil supplements, multivitamin, super B complex.. sometimes I’ll add garlic extract pills (if I feel a cold coming on) or 5-HTP (when I feel like I’ll need an extra boost of sugar craving resistance or just generally to lift my mood).
11. How often do you eat out?
I eat out multiple times a week. It depends on how lazy I feel, I guess, and if I have a particular craving that needs to be satisfied. I like to eat out. I don’t choose the crappy restaurants or places either so I don’t necessarily derail my diet by doing so.
12. Do you eat fast food?
I eat fast food but I opt for the healthier kind. I haven’t been to the typical junk fast food places in years. I refuse to step a foot in Wendy’s or McDonald’s. My “fast food” places of choice are Panera, Subway, Jimmy John’s, or sometimes Chipotle.
13. Who is your biggest supporter?
You guys are! Seriously. I don’t know what I would do without support from you guys.
14. Do you have a gym membership?
I sure do! I workout in my building’s gym but I also go to the gym I have a membership at because of the fitness classes they offer (Zumba!). I really need to take better advantage of the classes though.
15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
I take my sleep schedule very seriously. I can’t function if I get less than 7 hours of sleep. I strive for 8. I go to bed at 11:30-12p when I have to wake up at 7:20am. Sometimes, I’ll go to sleep at that time anyway even if I don’t have any time to wake up. I just like to sleep. I need it to function. I get zombied out really easily without a good amount of shut eye.
16. Do you have a “cheat” day?
I used to have cheat days in the midst of my chronic dieting but they did not help my mentality because I would often binge. Now I just kind of wing it. I’ll eat whatever I want, trying to stay healthy, and I don’t really see food as bad or good necessarily.
17. Do you drink alcohol?
I do. I used to drink a lot more but I don’t do it as much anymore. Especially not compared to many of my friends and I still work in the nightlife industry! I’ll have a beer when I’m just chilling once in a while. But the main change that has happened is that I learned to drink to enjoy the drink rather than to get drunk.
I don’t like being drunk. I’m okay with being buzzed if anything but I don’t get drunk anymore. I say “No, thank you” to the hangovers and poor decisions, haha.
Oh I also have a new-found love for craft beer. I especially love stouts in the winter… mm, malty.
18. Do you have a workout buddy?
I do not. I’m a lone wolf. I had a workout buddy only once in my life in High School and it was awesome – he really pushed me and got me in shape. Unfortunately, that stopped when I moved to the city.
19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?
I don’t drink as much alcohol as I used to. I learned to enjoy life more and I learned the different ways to healthify recipes without sacrificing flavor. I also learned to enjoy exercise and now my body craves movement when before I would just sit and sit all day and never wanted to move much.
20. What was the last healthy thing you did?
I took my vitamins 🙂
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