Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Curing #NOtivation - Fabulous Fitness Survey

In an effort to help cure #NOtivation (a lack of motivation), I am linking up with Mallory, Hallie and Nikki and answering this FABULOUS fitness survey!
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1. What did you eat for breakfast?
I've been having a two part breakfast every day.  So far today (about an hour ago), I had a granola bar and a banana.  At around 10:00 I will have a greek yogurt and a slice of ezekiel toast with almond butter.  Spacing my meals apart in smaller portions has been helping ever since I've been pregnant.  This especially has been helping because I am ALWAYS hungry, and I fill up pretty quickly.  I know "they" say you should eat smaller portions, more frequently throughout the day.  I may try to continue this after Baby gets here.... there may be no choice in the matter anyway from what everyone is telling me!

2. How much water do you drink a day?  
Usually I try to have about 4 or 5 bottles of water each day.

3. What is your current favorite workout?
Right now I am limited, so I've been sticking with yoga, walking, and very low intensity interval training.

4. How many calories do you eat a day?
Wow, I have no idea...I tend not to measure my calories.  This tends to drive me insane, and has never worked for me in the past.  I'm not really trying to lose weight, so I'm just making sure that I am eating nutritious foods in reasonable portions and drinking lots of water.

5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?
Fruit...especially ice cold cantaloupe and watermelon!  I also love veggies with hummus!

6. What do you usually eat for lunch?
Lately, I've been mixing it up with lots of different salads.  My current favorite has been spring mix with golden raisins, berries, nuts, and a homemade raspberry vinaigrette.  I also like Morningstar Veggie Burgers.  I don't need a bun, but sometimes I put it on a whole wheat sandwich thin.

7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?
It used to be my abs, but now it's been my arms and butt.  In a few months I will be back at it in the ab department I'm sure!

8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?
Legs -for some reason I tend to neglect them.  My thinking is that once I started running, legs were automatically covered!  Now that I'm only walking, they are being neglected again.

9. What are your “bad” food cravings?
Cheese, and usually anything salty!  Chips and salsa, which doesn't have to be unhealthy if I could control myself...but since I don't know when to quit, it is usually a problem!

10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?
Pre-natal vitamins for me!

11. How often do you eat out?
Hmmm.... I'd say on average once a week.

12. Do you eat fast food?
Not typically - but I have had my moments.  When I first got pregnant I suppose I was "craving" fast food, and went through a phase where I was having it about 3 times per week!  I also felt disgusting, and knew I was making poor choices so eventually I snapped out of it.  This isn't to say that I NEVER have it.  I do try to avoid it whenever possible.  I could definitely live without it, however my one weakness is Taco Bell.

13. Who is your biggest supporter?
My hubs is so supportive, and encouraging!  He never complains about having the healthy stuff in the house, or about the super low calorie dishes that I sometimes end up making for dinner.  He knows the deal.  It is not unusual for us to be watching a movie, and me suddenly get up and start lifting weights or doing wall push ups out of the blue.  It doesn't phase him anymore (when we first moved in together he would laugh).

14. Do you have a gym membership?
No, my apartment complex has a's dinky but gets the job done!

15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
When I am working, I get about 7...but since I'm on summer vacay it's been about 8-9.

16. Do you have a “cheat” day?
I do have cheat days, but I don't set out to say "this is my cheat day".  Usually on the weekends I am just a little more lax.

17. Do you drink alcohol?
Used to...I miss a nice glass of wine on a Sunday while cooking dinner the most!

18. Do you have a workout buddy?
Nope, it's just me.  I like it better that way anyway.  No one lives by me anyway, so IF someone did it would be nice...but I'm fine with just blasting my music and doing my own thing.

19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?
Obviously it was nice having my clothes fit me better, and feel more comfortable about my body.  Increased energy, and far less stomach aches have been a major bonus as well!

20. What was the last healthy thing you did?
Last night, I stretched for about 20 minutes before bed.  This has been helping me fall asleep faster, have less cramping in my legs, and ease my aches and pains.  It's not a magical cure, but it sure does help!
That was fun!  Now I guess this is the part where I get out of bed, and work on my fitness?!?  I'm on it! 


  1. Great answers....I would defiantly be your workout partner and get you back in post baby shape in no time! xoxo

  2. loook at you in your little preggy fitness picture, you are adorable!

    I love how you are incorporating your healthy lifestyle into your pregnancy, this is one thing that makes me "nervous" about being pregnant is staying active, healthy and in shape! Keep it up lady you look great!

  3. Great answers, and you look awesome :)

  4. Hey there! Here from the blog hop and just wanted to let you know I'm following you via GFC and Bloglovin' :o) I hope you'll get a chance to check me out!





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