This week has been a doozy. It seriously went by so fast. I had to present a case study on dysphagia in class last night, so I spent many nights/early mornings working on it this week. The presentation went well (thankfully).
I haven’t had a ton of brain power for finishing some of the more thoughtful posts I’ve been working on, but I did see this fun little survey floating around. Here’s a little bit more about me and snippets of what I consider my healthy life!
1. What did you eat for breakfast today?
Pear and chia baked oatmeal with sunbutter & coffee! I have this recipe coming to you next week. It fed me four mornings in a row!
2. How much water do you drink each day?
I’d say around 8-10 cups of water, probably. I’ve tried keeping count before, but I always lose track. When I am doing poorly at staying hydrated, I’ll often drink soda water or use crystal light to help.
3. What is your current favorite workout?
The one I actually do? Lol. After hurting my toe and then getting crazy swamped with school, I am lucky to get a little barbell action in during the evening.
I do, however, love interval workouts, because I don’t get bored! Always hiking in beautiful weather will always be #1.
4. How many calories do you eat each day?
Are we talking a week day or a weekend day? 😉 Probably between 2000-2250, but I don’t count. I do my best to listen to my body.
5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?
I often enjoy homemade baked goods for snacks which I love with a glass of cold almond milk. I find sweet/salty mixes to be very satisfying too – nuts and raisins, banana and peanut butter, and pineapples and cottage cheese.
6. What do you usually eat for lunch?
7. What is your favourite body part to train?
Glutes! I still have high hopes for my tush 😉
8. What is your least favorite body part to train?
Abs- not the core stability stuff, but the ones where my neck feels like it is on fire trying to keeping off the ground.
9. What are your ‘bad’ food cravings?
Like most everyone else who’s completed this survey, I don’t refer to food as bad/good. My cravings for dining out are probably bad for my wallet!
9. What are some of your favorite treats?
Fresh watermelon, fancy coffee drinks, restaurant cooked salmon, fries, s’mores, chewy brownies, ice cream cones, & baked brie (that’s #1)
10. Do you take daily vitamins or supplements?
No I can never remember to stay on a regimen! Plus, I am a believer in food first!
11. How often do you eat out?
About once a week. I cook pretty much every night, but I usually have a date night or dinner with friends about once a week, sometimes less.
12. Do you eat fast food?
Well, since I don’t eat out that much, when I do eat out that’s not my 1st choice. I will eat fast food on road trips. I love Taco Bell’s bean burrito!
13. Who is your biggest supporter?
Terry and my parents. I can 100% count on them every single time.
14. Do you have a gym membership?
Lucky for me, as a student I get to use my school’s gym. It is actually a really nice one that even offers classes!
15. How many hours of sleep do you get each night?
This past week has been about 6 hours. Ideally I’d have 8 and I usually try to shoot for at least 7, but school has just been kind of crazy lately! I do really really love sleep though.
16. Do you have a cheat day?
Terry and I aren’t really into the idea of an open marriage. So no, I don’t have a cheat day.
17. Do you drink alcohol?
No, I don’t. Terry and I just aren’t really interested in it.
18. Do you have a workout buddy?
Not at the moment. It would be helpful if I did? Has anyone had success in getting their significant other to enjoy exercise?
19. What’s the best thing that’s changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?
It is all about how I’ve learned to define health. For me health takes into consideration all aspects of being and requires a delicate balance of health promoting behaviors and a love for living. Learning to let those two things coincide has been monumental.
20. What’s the last healthy thing you did?
I went out to dinner with friends/classmates after a long week of classes and we shared a lot of laughter. It was the perfect way to end the school week.
I am going to a retreat this weekend with my mom, so I am excited to have some quiet time. I will definitely have to work on school stuff, but it will all be in a serene, relaxing setting. Can’t wait to share about it with you!
What healthy habit has made the most impact on your life?