Saturday, November 24, 2012

Healthy Living Survey

Happy Weekend Everyone!

How was everyone's Thanksgiving and Black Friday? My family and I went out to eat locally for Thanksgiving this year, which I believe can be just as enjoyable, especially because there are no dishes to be done or leftovers to be packed up! Nonetheless, when we eat at home, I love to make my homemade Apple Sausage Stuffing and my Apple Crumb. For Black Friday, I purchased two bras (buy one get one 50% off) and a pair of underwear from Victoria's Secret and some hot yoga clothing for 15% off from Mika Yoga Wear. I know those purchases were for myself, but I am now thinking of what to get for my family members. I have some great ideas for everyone. Unfortunately, I cannot share them here because they read my blog. BUT, I will tell you what I got for them after the holidays!

 I found this fun little Healthy Living Survey from Running Around Normal the other day. I always enjoy filling out surveys, it brings out the young adult in me. Winking smile  Let's play along!
1.  What did you eat for breakfast?

Frosted flakes and chilled apple cider. I was in a bit of a hurry!
2.  How much water do you drink each day?

I drink about eight 6-8 oz. glasses of water a day. If I am doing intense workout routines, such as Spinning, Boot camp, or Combat classes, my intake is raised to an additional two glasses each day. The only time I substitute Gatorade is when I am workout for more than three years a day.

3.  What is your current favorite workout?
A mixture of Spinning classes, weight lifting and flexibility classes, including yoga. The only three ways to get into shape: a mixture of cardio, weights and proper diet. Add flexibility classes to take that to an even higher level. Always exercise safely!
4.  How many calories do you eat each day?
Currently between 1800-2300 calories per day (depending upon my workout routine).
5.  What are your favorite healthy snacks?
  • Yogurt with fresh fruit and granola
  • Pirate's Booty
  • Cliff bars and Luna protein bars
  • Avocado and tomatoes
  • Cucumber salad with dill
  • Watermelon and mint
  • Light string cheese
  • Vegetables and hummus
6.  What do you usually eat for lunch?
1/2 of a sandwich (chicken salad, tuna salad or roast beef) and some crackers with a small side salad. If I am home, I love to have homemade soup or some cold pasta at home.
7.  What is your favorite body part to train?
My legs! I love Spinning classes.
8.  What is your least favorite body part to train?
9. What are your “bad” food cravings?
Chocolate chip cookies and cookie dough anything (ice cream, bites, cupcakes, etc.). Also red velvet cupcakes, toffee, and Oreo cookies in addition to cheese and chocolate fondue. If I didn't eat any of that [good stuff] I'd be really skinny as those are my only indulgences. I never eat anything greasy or deep fried.
10.  Do you take vitamins or supplements?
Yes: Fish oil, women's daily multivitamin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Kelp.
11.  How often do you eat out?
Two to three days per week (I'm including going out for dessert, tea and coffee). Winking smile
12.   Do you eat fast food?
Never. Simple as that.
13.  Who is your biggest supporter?
My husband, my parents and my brother. Also my grandparents and in-laws. I love them all!

14.  Do you have a gym membership?
Yes! I go there practically everyday, I love it! I usually like to go to two classes per day, one weights or flexibility/sculpt and a cardio class.
15.  How many hours of sleep do you get each night?
I sleep for 9-10 hours a night. I definitely need my sleep otherwise I cannot function!
16.  Do you have a “cheat” day?
Thanksgiving, Christmas, my birthday and sporadic days throughout the year (parties, a get-together)
17.  Do you drink alcohol?
Every once in awhile, but not often.  I love a glass of wine sometimes, but I dislike most beer.  I don’t like the price tag on alcohol so we don’t buy it much.
18.  Do you have a workout buddy?
Not really, I am very independent with my workouts and work in general. However, anyone can always join me. I sometimes workout in groups, with my brother, my husband, neighbors etc. 
19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?
Inspiring others to make positive and healthy changes in their lives.  Hearing that just makes my day!
20.  What was the last healthy thing you did?
Skipped dessert and did two hours of Ashtanga yoga. Winking smile

1 comment:

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