Happy Sunday friends!
Time for another weekly survey. These are my favorite posts to do on the weekend when I’m not feeling particularly wordy. That makes sense doesn’t it?
I’m pretty excited that today will be focused purely on Christmas movie watching. Lazy Sunday’s at its finest!
Let’s get straight to it.
1. What did you eat for breakfast?
Pancakes! It’s pancake Sunday after all. I enjoyed these delicious pancakes again. Topped with almond butter.
2. How much water do you drink a day?
I drink a ton of water.
I always have those 1 litre bottles and carry it around with me everywhere.
I’m going to guess I drink about 3 litres a day, it depends how busy I am during the day.
3. What is your current favorite workout?
Right now I’m enjoying spin (obviously) and actually really loving pilates.
So much so, that I haven’t been doing as much HIIT throughout the week, which is super weird for me.
I love how I can work all my little muscles in pilates and really put focus into my mind and body connection.
4. How many calories do you eat a day?
Calorie counting is dangerous territory for some people.
Even though I *try* not to count calories, I must admit, after years of constantly counting every single thing that I consumed, I definitely know how much I’m eating.
I’m a little afraid to completely give up my calorie counting ways. Judge me if you must, but it works fine for me right now.
I’d say I eat around 2000 calories a day, when it all adds up.
5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?
I have lots of snacks I love, I definitely go through phases though.
Right now I’m loving protein muffins and pumpkin fudge!
6. What do you usually eat for lunch?
I try and vary it up.
I love omelettes, kabocha, duh. Sometimes sandwiches, if I get a bread craving which is rare. Salads and soups are another favorite of mine too. Does chili count as soup? I guess not, but I like chili as well:)
7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?
I actually like strength training almost every body part, except biceps. I definitely think triceps would be by favorite though! I like the burn.
8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?
Oops, answered that one above. Again, biceps are by far my least favorite.
9. What are your “bad” food cravings?
I’m a weirdo and don’t get “bad” food cravings.
I don’t think it’s a great thing to label food as good and bad anyways.
So much negativity when you view food as “bad or good” and let’s be honest, moderation is the key when eating all different types of food.
I guess my favorite indulgence is wine. I never crave ice cream, cake, chips, or anything like that.
10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?
Yep! I’ll do a separate post on this later, since I’ve received some questions about what I take.
11. How often do you eat out?
Not a lot at all.
Maybe once a month, sometimes not even that. I much prefer eating at home, I just like preparing my own food most of the time.
Probably due to my control issues, but I’m getting better at being open with going out to eat.
12. Do you eat fast food?
Not really. I honestly can’t remember the last time I had fast food.
Maybe when I’m travelling and pick up a salad. It’s never something extreme, no McDonald’s or anything.
I prefer healthier stops, like Subway or salad bars.
13. Who is your biggest supporter?
My Mom is probably my number one supporter.
Followed by my Dad, Step Dad, the rest of my family and friends. Plus all my readers!
You all are amazing for reading my blog each day and asking questions and e-mailing me. I really appreciate every single comment I get!
14. Do you have a gym membership?
I only use it to attend spin classes twice a week though.
I do all my own weight workouts, pilates, yoga, etc. at home.
I’ve spent a bit of money setting up a home gym and love being able to get in a kick butt workout right in my own living room.
I can always get tons of great workouts from my fellow fitfluential friends too.
15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
Man, these days not a ton.
I probably fall asleep around 12:30 and get up on average, at 5:30. That’s only about 5 hours each night, which is definitely not a lot.
On weekends it’s worse.
This week I should really working on changing that…
16. Do you have a “cheat” day?
No. I don’t like the idea of “cheat meals” or days.
I eat what I enjoy and if it happens to be not so healthy one day then so be it. I’m pretty healthy every other day of the year, so I don’t see myself denying foods just because it’s not a “cheat day”.
I used to be a huge fan of them a few years back, and it honestly didn’t end up too great.
I just got into a bad cycle and viewed food in such a negative way. Good food and bad food.
Food is for nourishment, energy and life not for judgement.
17. Do you drink alcohol?
Occasionally. I drink maybe once a week, if that.
I do love to enjoy a glass of wine or cocktails with friends, but I don’t drink more than once a week.
Just my preference.
18. Do you have a workout buddy?
Just my Mom. I’m really cool.
We go to spin every Tuesday and Thursday morning together.
She’s the one who actually got me hooked on spin since she’s been a spin instructor for the past 20 years!
19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?
There are tons of amazing things that have happened since adopting a healthy lifestyle.
I’ve been both overweight and most recently, extremely underweight. It’s been a long and very hard journey to find out what works right for my body and not all of it has been fun.
I think my attitude is number one. I used to be very depressed and couldn’t say one positive thing about myself. Now, I view myself in a completely new light. I don’t focus on negatives, but all the positive attributes about me instead.
I also love experimenting with food, creating healthy recipes and enjoying food without the fear I once held.
I’m also happier that I’m no longer a slave to exercise, rather do it because I love it so much.
20. What was the last healthy thing you did?
Meditated for 5 minutes.
Do you have a cheat day or meal? What do you think of cheat days?
Are you a calorie counter? Why or why not?
Favorite body part to train?
Have a fantastic Sunday!
Enjoy it to the fullest!