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Healthy Living Survey

Posted Jan 31 2013 6:00am

I love surveys.  Why?  Because I love knowing random facts about people.  It opens up a whole different dimension when you’re a blogger or a blog reader.  When I saw this fun one on Nicole’s blog I was hooked.


1.  What did you eat for breakfast?

I made my go-to apple cinnamon baked oatmeal on Tuesday night knowing that yesterday and today Em and I would be up early so I could get to the hospital for volunteering.  So, I had some with fresh fruit.  Topped off with some iced coffee to gear up for the day!


Baked apple cinnamon oatmeal


2.  How much water do you drink each day?

I still use the water bottle from the hospital when I had Emma occasionally because it’s a liter.  I always have a water bottle with me.  I shoot for 100+ ounces a day.


3.  What is your current favorite workout?

Favorite workout?  EEK.  My favorite workout is a good mix of CrossFit, yoga , and running.


4.  How many calories do you eat each day?

No clue.  I only counted calories when I wasn’t losing weight while breastfeeding to determine my needs since I wasn’t eating enough.  I aim to eat healthy, whole foods with some fun thrown into the mix.  I probably eat around 2000ish calories a day and am maintaining a weight of 134lbs at 5’9.  I am in my happy place.


5.  What are your favorite healthy snacks?

I have been eating a lot of my homemade trail mix lately.  I also love Larabars for on the go, Chobani for a pick-me-up, and fresh juices like my pretty in pink juice .


Homemade Trail Mix

6.  What do you usually eat for lunch?

I used to eat turkey sandwiches every single day for lunch.  I haven’t had one in a few weeks!  I like salad beasts, EVOL burritos, and chicken salad sandwiches too!


7.  What is your favorite body part to train?

I really like training my legs and abs.  I feel like my legs are naturally pretty strong from years of sports and dance and I love the feeling of burning abs.


8.  What is your least favorite body part to train?

I hate training my shoulders because they are my weakest area.  So I focus on those more.


Fitness Friday - Thursday Workout

9. What are your “bad” food cravings?

Chips, chips, and more chips.  I really love chips.  Haha.  I am a salty girl so anything with a crunch and some salt and I am sold.


10.  Do you take vitamins or supplements?

 I take a multivitamin daily.  I also take fish oil, a vitamin-B complex, apple cider vinegar, and calcium.  At night I sometimes take a melatonin to help calm my mind and ease me to sleep.


Nature Made Vitamins


11.  How often do you eat out?

We go out to dinner a couple of times every two weeks depending on our schedules.  If we have night meetings on post for Army stuff Chris and I will often grab food there.  I am also notorious for not wanting to cook on pay day so we find ourselves out a lot on the 15th and the last day of the month haha.  I also meet my girlfriends for lunch one day a week at a local deli.


12.   Do you eat fast food?

Every so often.  I lived for McDonalds french fries when I was pregnant.  I still love them when I am not feeling good.  There’s that salty kick ;)  Chik-Fil-A is also a one-way ticket to my heart.


13.  Who is your biggest supporter?

Chris is an amazing supporter.  He helped me reach my goal of running a half-marathon 6 months after giving birth.  He has pushed me on long runs, kicked my booty in the gym, and been a shoulder to cry on when negative self-talk got the best of me.


Post ATM


14.  Do you have a gym membership?

Sure do.  A gym with child care is an absolute must for me.  That hour I work out is much needed “me time” and a gym membership is a small price to pay for my sanity.


15.  How many hours of sleep do you get each night?

I generally get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.  The last couple of hours of it though are interupted when Chris wakes up etc.  I feel like I really need 9-10 hours a night but hell would freeze over before any mom gets 10 hours of sleep consecutively haha.  I will say I sleep better though since getting my Technogel pillow last year.


16.  Do you have a “cheat” day?

Nope.  If I want a treat I have one.  I don’t designate things as cheats in my mind.  I shoot for the 80/20 rule and have no problem having some of my favorite unhealthy things.


Wing Wings Cafe - Savannah


17.  Do you drink alcohol?

I do love me a nice craft beer, however, I maybe have 1-2 drinks some weeks.


18.  Do you have a workout buddy?

The Emster is the best workout buddy!  I also have some great girlfriends to run with on the weekends.


Emmie and Mommy


19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?

I never mad e a commitment to living a healthy lifestyle.  In all honesty, I have been active and a decent eater for most of my life.  I don’t know much different.   I feel good about myself and happy to know though that I am setting a good example for my daughter.


20.  What was the last healthy thing you did?

I ate brussel sprouts even though I don’t like them haha.  I’ve had them cold and hated them so last night I tried to roast them.  Still didn’t like them.  Still ate them.  Waste not want not.  I also have healthy snacks packed for a busy morning today at the hospital!


I am excited to head to the hospital for day two of volunteering!  I plan on writing more about this soon because some people were interested.  Today is also our Friday because Chris has a 4-day weekend for the Super Bowl.  Heck yes.  Have a great day!


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