I’m taking it back to my Sesame Street days with this post…oh yeah, it’s Friday and I’m a sucker for alliteration so allow me to welcome you to…
Fun with F’s Friday!
Looks like I have FOUR giveaway winners to announce this afternoon, but before I do that, I saw this survey on Lindsay’s blog and could NOT resist borrowing it…I mean, c’mon who doesn’t love a good survey…man, I wish there was an “F” word for that!
Fun + Survey =
Anywho! Onto the FUN!
1. What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
Ok, so I totally intended to have a bowl of yogurt topped with a crumbled Banana Walnut Nerdy Birdy Cookie that I’ve been hoarding saving since last Saturday’s trip to the farmer’s market…
But then it found it’s way into my coffee and well…
OHHHH MY LAWWWWD!
Needless to say, said cookie never made it to the rendezvous with my bowl of yogurt.
So instead, I stirred in some coconut flour, a bit of vanilla stevia and then topped it with quinoa and walnut pieces…and in all honesty, the toppings were only added to look pretty for you!
Mmmm! So good! Sooo FULL!!
2. How much water do you drink a day?
3. What is your current favorite workout?
I’ve slowly been making my way down the list of Tuesday Trainer workouts…so far these have been my favorites:
FYI, it helps if you grunt!
Click on the pics for a link back to the workouts if you wanna sweat like me!
4. How many calories do you eat a day?
I used to have no idea…I would eat anything I wanted whenever I wanted it…like peanut butter by the spoonful, but all those calories have to go somewhere and while I’m not a Nazi calorie counter, I do like using the My Fitness Pal app to keep track of my food and fitness…
I depending on the amount and type of exercise I do, I typically eat anywhere from 1400-1600 calories a day.
I think logging in everyday helps keeps me on track with my goals better and guess what…
5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?
Oh how convenient…see THIS post for everything from fruits and veggies, to bars, to random things I pull out of the fridge!
6. What do you usually eat for lunch?
Anything! When I’m working the night shift, my “lunch” is technically my breakfast since it’s the first thing I eat after waking up, so I usually stick to oats, yogurt, or other breakfasty food, but lately?
Lately I’ve been in
With Flat Out Wraps…specifically the Italian and Sun-dried tomato flavors…so soft and doughy and PERFECTLY seasoned!
Oh man, I’m making my mouth water!
7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?
Triceps and calves…but mainly just because I like seeing them POP!
8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?
Abs…unless it’s worked into a routine I’m doing or a class I’m taking, I rarely EVER devote time solely on my abs, rather I just keep myself in check and make sure my abs are in during all my training. I mean, why waste time isolating, when you can work your core during each and every move you do?
9. What are your “bad food” cravings?
I don’t really think of food as good vs bad…I mean yes, there is healthful and less healthful but if you label a food as “bad” and try to eliminate it from your diet, your going to end in failure…in the form of an empty cookie jar and a sore tummy.
That being said, I do believe in moderation, but I do NOT believe in constant temptation so there are a few things I chose not to have laying around the house…
10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?
I used to take my daily gummies, but then after a few months I thought I should switch to a more mature version and find a tablet…you know, like a grown up…yeah, that lasted about two weeks…
I really should get more gummies!
11. How often do you eat out?
It depends. I just can’t justify eating out on my own when I know that I could grab virtually anything out of the fridge and make a meal out of it,
Chobani and a breakfast cookie (are we noticing a theme here??)
Humongo green smoothie
Quinoa salad topped with zucchini, oranges, blueberries and a sweet balsamic dressing
Or cottage cheese, cereal, and blueberries out of the container…because I’m lazy…and because Tiger doesn’t judge!
But when BB’s over on the weekends, it’s a bit different. There for a little while I was in a bit of a cooking rut and we ate out a LOT more, but now I’d say we average about once in a weekend.
12. Do you eat fast food?
Only if you make me…please don’t make me!
13. Who is your biggest supporter?
Each and every day! He understands how much it means to me to be fit and live a healthy lifestyle…he knows the difference between when I need to be coddled and when I just need someone to tell me to stop making excuses and get my booty to the gym!
14. Do you have a gym membership?’
Yes, after nearly TWO years of professing my love of at-home workouts and my reasons for NOT needing a gym, I finally caved. But I’ll tell you right now, even though I’m pretty good at motivating myself, it’s so much different when you’re with other people…
Common thoughts at they gym:
“If you drop this weight, you WILL look like a retard!”
“Man, I could totally kick her ass on that elliptical!”
“Oh look, I AM kicking her ass on the elliptical!”
“What the heck is that dude wearing? Pajamas?”
Why yes…yes he is!
15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
16. Do you have a “cheat” day?
Honestly, I just don’t get why people do this…if you REALLY want a treat, then HAVE IT! Don’t wait until one specific day of the week and then end up bingeing on every last sugary fatty morsel you can get between your lips!
17. Do you drink alcohol?
Nope, not ONE bit!
I know this pic may make me LOOK like an alcoholic but honestly the moderate amount of drinking I would indulge in on the weekends is now down to little to none. Since I’ve started being more conscious of my calorie intake and focussing more on my workouts, I just don’t care to blow off all my hard work with a couple of bottles of beer.
I’d rather have a cookie! ;)
18. Do you have a workout buddy?
Honestly, I’m not quite sure I could talk someone into it!
19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?
For years I was trapped in the mentality of “dieting.” Don’t eat eggs, full fat dairy is bad, cookies are for fatties. Wait…what? You mean if I eat nothing but grapefruit and drink water all day, I’ll lose 10 pounds in a week?! Heck yeah, sign me up!
Now things are different. I know that how I eat and how I chose to be active is to make me a HEALTHIER me, not a skinny me and much to the disbelief of the cashier at the grocery store, I am NOT buying up half the produce department so that I can go on some sort of salad diet…this is me, this is what I eat, this is how I live
It’s a lifestyle…NOT a diet!
20. What’s the last healthy thing you did?
Took a shower?
All hail the Towel Queen!
Now…onto some giveaway winners!
And the winners…
of the amazing Nunaturals giveaway are…
*cont- Ah, I think that’s enough anticipation!
Chosen by random.org in no particular order:
Congratulations ladies! Just send me a quick email with your full name and address and I’ll forward it on to my contact at NuNaturals…you’re stevia will be on it’s way ASAP!
Thank you guys for the all entries AND the incredibly tasty ideas…I’m gonna have to refer back to this post this summer for sure!
Pick on thing from the “furvey” above and give your answer!
And tell me, any big plans for the weekend?