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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fitness Survey

I thought this was a fun link-up to participate in as health and fitness are a major component of my life.
*I'm pregnant so my answers are specialized for this aspect of my life*

1. What did you eat for breakfast?
2 bowls of Trader Joe's shredded wheat cereal with 2% milk

2. How much water do you drink a day?
Even prior to pregnancy, I would drink at least my 8 glasses of water a day.  Now I drink above and beyond those 8 glasses especially before and after a workout.

3. What is your current favorite workout?
I am loving prenatal yoga.  I had enjoyed yoga in the past, but never this much.  It's like every time I hit the mat, I'm communicating with my sweet babe.  And, as always, I'm a huge fan of running.

4. How many calories do you eat a day?
I usually count calories using MyFitnessPal, but since becoming pregnant, I have stopped.  I'm really just eating when I'm hungry and trying not to snack in between unless I truly want/need something.  I'm making very smart choices.

5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?
I am a huge healthy snacker.  I love hummus and pretzels, pita chips, edamame, fruit, celery with peanut butter, and sunflower seeds.  I don't snack on sunflower seeds too often because of the sodium, but they are still yummy!

6. What do you usually eat for lunch?
Before becoming pregnant, I snacked on salads with all sorts of different meats and toppings.  Since salads have become an aversion for me, I've been eating a lot of hummus, veggies, and peanut butter.  

7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?
Arms and legs.  I love weight training.  

8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?
Abs - I guess I just don't see results quick enough??

9. What are your “bad” food cravings?
Ice cream - especially now that Burger King has 50 cent cones.  Also lemonade - it's high in sugar.  

10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?
I'm taking prenatal vitamins and Folic Acid.  I've never been one to take supplements.  I did use Gu in my last half marathon and saw a decrease in my time - not sure if that is a credit for the Gu or my training. 

11. How often do you eat out?
Typically, not often at all.  Maybe once a week.

12. Do you eat fast food?
Rarely, but when I do I love Chic-a-filet.

13. Who is your biggest supporter?
My husband.  He comes to all my races, tries new foods with me, and makes time for me to get out and run.  

14. Do you have a gym membership?
I don't have a membership, but my principal set up a gym for us at our school and I use that regularly.  I do have a membership to the yoga studio.

15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
At least 8.  Now leaning more toward 9-10.

16. Do you have a “cheat” day?
I don't give myself a particular "cheat" day, but I go by the 80/20 rule.

17. Do you drink alcohol?
Sometimes.  I try not to over-indulge.  (Obviously now not at all.)  I don't bounce back well from it and it's just not worth it to me.  I love a good glass of Lambrusco though.

18. Do you have a workout buddy?
Not really.  I love the peace and solace that comes from a good workout.

19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?
I have more energy and I sleep so much better at night.  I feel better about myself and just generally love life.

20. What was the last healthy thing you did?
The day before yesterday, I ran 3 miles and yesterday I walked a mile with my mother.
Mal Smiles


  1. I like to work out alone too. My friend calls me an anti-social runner. I just don't like feeling like I have to keep up or am holding someone back. You have been doing great!

  2. Way to stay healthy through pregnancy! Kill it!


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