Can you already believe that it is hump day? It seems as though this week is flying, and I am not complaining one bit about it!
Before heading to the gym to teach my Yoga Sculpt class this morning, I had an interesting first meal of a glass of almond milk (so good!), two plain rice cakes with some Laughing Cow cheese, and some unpictured egg whites. Usually I crave something sweet first thing in the morning, but this meal totally hit the spot and gave me plenty of energy to teach.
Do you remember surveys??? Back in the day, I used to love filling out the surveys with all of my information and the e-mailing it to my entire address book of friends! I still love surveys to this day. I love reading about other people, and I love answering the questions. So, when I saw this little survey on Courtney‘s blog and on Clare‘s blog…well I just had to join the club 😉
1.Run/workout in the heat and humidity or freezing temps and snow?
It really depends on the situation. I am resuming my half marathon training this week, and usually run my races in the summer. On the fourth of July this year, Brian and I ran a 6 mile race in 90 degree heat and humidity…and I hit a personal record! Who would have guessed? On the other hand, when it is winter, as long as the sun is shining, the snow is glistening, and I am dressed appropriately, I love a nice brisk snowy winter run.
2. Have washboard abs or flat abs?
Does this mean to look at or have? To be realistic, I would have to say flat…I don’t think I could ever have anything near washboard abs due to my body type.
3. Dr. Oz or The Doctors?
Before I had my day job, I had plenty of time to catch up on my daytime TV, but now I don’t have time to even watch night time TV. I guess I will say Dr. Oz because I haven’t really ever watched The Doctors.
4. Cardio or strength?
Tough one! I love the high and adrenaline rush I get while doing hard core cardio, but ever since I started lifting heavy weights on the cruise, I have started getting a high off of that too! I gotta say both 🙂
5. Cravings: Protein or carbs?
I would probably say carbs J At least recently, I always love a good bowl of oatmeal, fruit, veggies…but I try to incorporate some form of protein at every meal!
6. Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper?
Recently, I have really been getting into Jillian Michaels. She has some amazing podcasts that are very informative, and share her opinion but don’t push it on you. They are great to listen to in the car on the way to and from work.
7. Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream?
Although I love both, I am going to have to go with Frozen Yogurt. I love the self-serve and adding my own toppings!
8. To train: Upper body or Lower body?
I totally neglect my lower body, which I need to change. I think I see quicker results in my upper body, therefore, I train it more often…
9. Protein powder or food with protein?
Food with protein is always the top options, and I try to get most of my protein from fish, eggs, and dairy. There are sometimes though that I like to eat foods that don’t have a lot of protein in them, like smoothies and oatmeal. When I enjoy these foods, I will add protein powder to supplement the protein that the meal is missing.
10. Lunges or squats?
Oh! Tough one! They both hurt, but I am going to say lunges because for me I think they are harder, so I like to work at them more.
11. Sweet or salty?
Can I say sweet and salty? I love a good trail mix!! However, if I am just craving something, it is probably going to be sweet 🙂
12. Workout attire: cute or comfy?
Cute. I really like to have matching outfits, and especially when I am teaching I like to look halfway decent and not like I rolled out of bed. Feeling like I look good always motivates me to work harder and do better!
13. Body Pump or Heavy lifting?
I have recently been working to become certified to teach Body Pump, and I love it! However, when I complete my own workouts, the majority of the time I do heavy lifting rather than the lighter weights with higher reps like Body Pump. I find that I am able to get stronger that way, and increase my weights in Body Pump more frequently.
14. Yoga or Pilates?
Pilates. I used to hate yoga, then I had to learn a format and teach it on the cruise! I will say that Yoga feels great, but if I had to pick a class to go to it would for sure be Pilates.
15. Nike or Adidas?
Well, currently, one pair of shoes is Nike and the other is Adidas. When it comes to workout clothing though I usually pick things up at Target, Marshalls, or TJ Maxx!
16. Running on the treadmill or outdoors?
Honestly, I get so dizzy on the treadmill it is usually just not even worth trying more than walking on the darn thing, however!, Monday I tried a new kind of treadmill and was able to complete three miles! I will always prefer running outdoors.
17. Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s?
I absolutely love both! They are both a bit of a drive from where I am currently living, so it is like a special treat when I shop at either one. I love the selection at Whole Foods, and I love the prices and specialty products at Trader Joe’s. What can I say, I love ‘em both!
18. Summer or Winter Olympics?
Summer for sure. I am loving the gymnastics, diving, swimming, a touch of running…basically it is all awesome!
20. Steamed veggies or roasted veggies?
Roasted. I love roasting up veggies with onion and garlic pieces for lots of flava!
Now it’s on to you!!