Healthy Living Survey

Hello! I’m going to leave you all with a random survey I found! Happy Halloween to everybody! Hope it’s a great weekend for you guys!

1. What did you eat for breakfast?

I actually had one of my Traderspoint Creamery yogurts with Udi’s vanilla granola before the gym (at 8am), and then around 1:30 I finally ate my real breakfast of an Einstein’s bagel sandwich with egg, cheese, and bacon. This is not normal for me, by the way, and I always eat after the gym. However, with the nausea I’ve had from being pregnant lately, the thought of food after the gym seriously made me want to throw up. It wasn’t till 1:30 that I even thought I’d be able to tolerate food.

2. How much water do you drink each day?

Probably about 60-70 ounces. These last few days, I’m probably barely hitting 30 ounces and I know I need to up it for the baby. But it’s so hard when just drinking water makes me want to puke too. I’m really trying to get at least 60 ounces a day though, because they recommend half your weight in ounces of water per day, and I’m now about 112lbs. I really try to make sure I’m peeing light yellow to clear for most of the day regardless of how much I drink, but it’s just not happening these last few days.

3. What is your current favorite workout?

Still CrossFit. Always CrossFit. While it has definitely gotten more challenging and I’m having to modify a lot more, which is frustrating and makes me feel like a pain, I really still love it. I feel like I get the most work done in the shortest amount of time, and it consistently leaves me like I’m getting stronger and more in shape every time I go. I can’t say that for every workout at other places!

4. How many calories do you eat each day?

Not a clue. I could eat 1,000 or maybe I eat 3,000. (I feel like I probably don’t eat 3,000 calories a day, but maybe occasionally?). I focus on eating healthy foods throughout the day and I don’t even care how many calories are in an apple or in broccoli. Or in chicken. I also ate an Einstein’s breakfast sandwich today and don’t know how many calories are in that, nor do I care.

5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?

I’ve been loving yogurt and granola as a snack lately, but I don’t think that’s really all that healthy. I also love dates and cream cheese, toasted. And pears. I just want to eat pears and apples like it’s my job. Caramelized bananas. So basically, any fruit.

6. What do you usually eat for lunch?

Depends.On most days off, I don’t eat a real lunch. I eat a big breakfast around noon after the gym and then eat dinner later on. If I work, I try to eat one meat/fish, two veggies, and two fruits while at work. And I typically have some yogurt at work too. Lately, I’ve been adding in organic fig bars too, because I was so much hungrier. (These last few works days, I’ve barely had anything to eat. Thanks to nausea, not because I don’t want to eat.)

7. What is your favorite body part to train?

All of them. Seriously. I love arms just as much as legs. I don’t prefer to just do an ab workout, but I still like working on them too.

8. What is your least favorite body part to train?

See above.

9. What are your “bad” food cravings?

Used to be ice cream, which oddly enough, I never want now that I’m pregnant. And I’ve been an ice cream girl for years. I also like donuts a ton, but same goes with those- I don’t really want them right now. Lately, I want breakfast sandwiches. I really try not to eat bread because it makes me feel terrible, but I’m just loving bacon, egg, and cheese on croissants or bagels or anything. Or quiche. I want all the quiche.

10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?

Prenatal vitamins. I actually took them for a few months before getting pregnant too and will probably continue to take them after this pregnancy.

11. How often do you eat out?

Maybe once or twice a week? Not a ton, but more than we used to.

12. Do you eat fast food?

Not really. I occasionally get Chik-Fil-A, but typically only if we go down to Florida. Or subs or something. But I don’t do McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, or those places. Fast food grosses me out. Even Chik-Fil-A does, but not as much.

13. Who is your biggest supporter?

Myself. I mean, Jon is supportive, but he doesn’t really care if I work out ever. He knows it’s important to me, but since I don’t do anything competitively, it’s not like he comes to the gym with me or tells me he’s proud of me for working out. I’m supportive of myself because it’s my life.

15. How many hours of sleep do you get each night?

Depends. I go to bed around 11pm or 12pm on days off and usually get up at 9am. On work nights, I go to sleep at 11pm and wake up at 5:05am. If I work two days in a row, I usually go to bed by 10 or 10:30. So, it varies between 6-10 hours. I prefer a solid 9 hours of sleep.

16. Do you have a cheat day?

No. Lately I’ve been having foods I wouldn’t normally eat every day. If I eat like that for a whole day (which happens while traveling sometimes), I feel awful. It’s not fun.

17. Do you drink alcohol?

Well, I’m pregnant, so no. But even not pregnant, I drank maybe 4-6 times a year. And I’d maybe actually get drunk (like, go all out with friends) 1-2 times a year. Alcohol makes me feel awful too, so it’s not really worth it to me.

18. Do you have a workout buddy?

Nope. I sometimes go to ClassPass classes with Laura, but I work out by myself in a class setting usually, or I go to LA Fitness if I just feel like doing my own thing. I wouldn’t mind having somebody with me at LA Fitness, but honestly, I’m pretty set in the things I do if I actually go there by myself. I don’t know that I’d really want to work around somebody else.

19. What’s the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?

I feel better. It has been 7 years now since I started working out (in 2008, while I was in Iraq) and 4 years ago I tried strict Paleo for the first time. While I’ve still had some emotional ups and downs, my depression has been nothing like it was before I started working out, and I feel completely in tune with my own body and the foods I give it and the exercise I do.

20. What is the last healthy thing you did?

I went to Cardio Muscle Mix this morning. It’s one of my other favorite gym classes to take, but I always sweat a ton and am dead by the end of the hour. It’s totally different than CrossFit but I still love it.

2 thoughts on “Healthy Living Survey

  1. You mentioned bagel sandwiches… sooo good. I used to eat those all the time in college! That’s awful that drinking water makes you want to throw up, not fun at all. I wish I had someone to go to the gym with me sometimes but only for the group classes. I like doing my own thing with weights or machines so I wouldn’t want to wait up for someone or have them waiting on me. It would just be nice to have someone to talk to in the class! It’s hard to get to know people too when we’re all trying to workout. The only ones I’ve really talked to are the old ladies, haha. This was a fun survey!

  2. Glad you enjoyed the survey too! Loved reading your answers. Have a great rest of your day, Liz!

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