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Are you Living Healthy? (Survey!)

24 Jan

Totally stealing this post idea from KRISTY’S HEALTH REVOLUTION since I don’t have too many exciting things to talk about today.
I realize these survey posts are way more fun for me to fill out than for you to read, so I’ll keep them short to minimize your torture.

 

1. What did you eat for breakfast?

Starbucks Soy Latte and a pathetic little clementine.

I need to get up earlier and pack on school days! Starving until lunch is not fun.
Pathetic Clementine

2. How much water do you drink each day?

8 glasses?

3. What is your current favorite workout?

Spinning AND my newest discovery Trampoline Workouts!

4. How many calories do you eat a day?

I usually come up around 1300-1600 a day and that seems to work well for me. I can stick between that range and never feel hungry or deprived and still get in plenty of good carbs, proteins, and fats. I keep track of my weekly calorie average on my Google Workout Calendar.

5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?

Avocados, Baby Carrots & Hummus, Apple & Peanut Butter, Handful of Pistachios, Clementines

6. What do you usually eat for lunch?

I feel more satisfied throughout the day when lunch is my biggest meal. So, I usually go for leftovers from dinner the night before, or anything that gives me lots of protein to stay full for a bit. Today, I had a big Seitan Veggie Stir Fry (seitan, carrots, peas, corn, broccoli, brown rice, Stir Fry Sauce. YUM!).

450 calories, 5g fat, 58 carbohydrate, 39g protein

450 calories, 5g fat, 58 carbohydrate, 39g protein

7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?

Abs! I immediately feel thinner and “tighter” around my mid-section right after an ab workout, love that feeling!

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

LEGS! The worst! I want to avoid it at all costs!

This guy knows what I mean . . .

Every Day is Upper Body

and … just to show I’m not alone, here a few good leg day memes for your enjoyment…

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9. What are your “bad” food cravings?

Hi, My name is Casey and I’m addicted to sugar and white bread! Period.

10. Do you take vitamins/supplements?

B-12 sublingual, Vit-D pill, Biotin pill occasionally and Omega-3 occasionally + Plant-based protein powder

11. How often do you eat out?

Not much anymore! I’ve cut out about 95% of my dairy consumption since the hubby turned 100% vegan last month. On the positive side, I’ve been making WAY more food from scratch since eating less dairy.

12. Do you eat fast food?

To add to the previous question –> there aren’t too many vegan-friendly fast food options. While I don’t call myself a “vegan” because I do have dairy here and there, I do steer clear of it when I can because I noticed I feel better when eating this way! As far as “fast food”, maybe the occasional run to Chipotle or Noodles ‘n Company. It’s so expensive though! So, I usually talk myself out of it and eat at home 🙂

13. Who is your biggest supporter?

Biggest one is my amazing husband, Matt! He’s been so supportive about me going back to school and on my weight loss journey!

Matt & Casey
One of my other big supporters is my mom – she always has great advice and is a great healthy role model for me

(and she supports and reads my blog. HI MOM!).

Mom

14. Do you have a gym membership?

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

Plenty!

16. Do you have a “cheat” day?

No cheat days really. I’m at the point where I’m trying to make the best choices I can every single day, and if I have a “slip up” moment, then I just enjoy whatever unhealthy thing I ate and get right back to it the next meal with something good for me!

17. Do you drink alcohol?

Wine …

18. Do you have a workout buddy.

Yes, my sister-in-law! We hit the gym together so we can girl chat while we’re doing torturous things like the Stair Stepper and Arc Trainer.

My other work out buds are my sister and my Dad! We play racquetball together when our schedules work out.

And last but not least, my workout buddy and friend, Sara, who I met while volunteering as a coach for the Girls On The Run program. She is the one that braved the enormous trampolines with me!

19. What is the best thing about your life that has changed since you began a healthy lifestyle?

More energy! No groggy, mid-day tiredness!

20. What was the last healthy thing you did?

Went to a 50 minute Spinning class tonight!

 

How about you? …. Want to share your cravings? Healthy Snacks? Have a great workout buddy or prefer to workout alone? Have you done something healthy today that put you one step closer to your weight loss goal? Comment, I’d love to hear! Or copy & paste the questions for your own blog and link to me so I can check them out!

Fun Workout & Excited for Tuesday…!!

13 Jan

For the record …

… since I haven’t updated in a few days, I DID go to Spinning Class on Thursday!

Had a Good Workout Today!

Played racquetball with my Dad and we made a new pal at the same time!

About 20 minutes into playing a game with just my Dad and myself, we noticed a guy sitting outside the room in full racquetball gear, (goggles and all)! After about 10 minutes of us noticing he was still there, we thought maybe he was confused about his reserved time for the room, so we asked him if he knew we had the room for another half hour. He mumbled that he hadn’t reserved the room and suggested that he’d like to play with us.

So, we let him join in and played cutthroat style. Our new pal was really funny and it made for an interesting workout!!

Crazy how much quicker cardio workouts go when you’re having fun!

Excited For Tuesday!

This Tuesday I’ll be trying out my first Trampoline Fitness Class with a friend! I am super excited about it. I found the event on Meetup, so I’m not sure if it’s a regular thing or one-time. Either way, the thought of my workout involving over-sized trampolines sounds pretty awesome!

Summary for Today

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Don’t forget to check out my Workout Cal!

I AM Going To Spin Class Tonight

10 Jan

Starting Off With a Healthy Breakfast!

Fruit, Sprouted Wheat Bread with PB and Cocoa Spread, Handful of Pistachios.
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I’m planning to go to my gym’s spinning class ….. Actually, I should start phrasing that differently. “I’m planning to …” sounds wishy-washy, like “if I have nothing else better to do, I’ll go”.
So, I’ll start over, I AM going to Spinning Class tonight! On top of that, to hold myself accountable (since I have quite a few people checking in on me and making sure I’m sticking with this! Thanks!), I will post a blog entry tomorrow with an update!
Be sure to check out my Workout Cal!
Have a Happy, Healthy Day!

New Year, New Start!

1 Jan

It’s been about 28 days since my last post and since then, well, the Holidays happened…

An additional 4 lbs later, I’m exactly back to where I started on Day One <womp, womp>…. But hey, new year, new start, right?!

Health-wise, I have a few new challenges and changes that should help with the weight loss in the coming months. One of those being organizing my basement and turning it into a little makeshift home gym. This past week on Holiday break I’ve been cleaning and organizing my entire house and the basement is last on the list, (but most exciting part). Stay tuned, pics to come! 

Secondly, starting next month, I’ll begin Jamie Eason’s 12 week strength training plan with two friends! I’m excited about this as I’ve never really had a set training schedule for weights other than when I worked out with a personal trainer a few years back (something I definitely can’t afford right now!). Her plan is FREE, all laid out in an easy-to-follow format, made by someone who looks amazingly healthy, and she has countless ‘before’ and ‘after’ pics of regular people on her Facebook page that have gone through the program with great results!

Jamie Eason Live Fit

Peanut Butter & Jelly Greek Yogurt

3 Dec

Tried Something New For Breakfast!

I had a small cup of Vanilla Chobani Greek Yogurt, but didn’t have any of my usual yogurt toppings (e.g., blackberries, strawberries, peaches). So, I decided to bust out one of my faves, PB2, and try something new!

Banana with PB&J Yogurt:

  • 6 – 8oz.  Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I used 6oz. Chobani)
  • 2 TB   PB2, powdered peanut butter
  • 1 TB   Organic Strawberry Jam
  • Dash  Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 Banana, small

Mix vanilla greek yogurt, PB2, and jam together. In separate bowl chop the banana. Pour yogurt mixture over chopped banana. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if you chose, for an extra kick. Cinnamon has so many great benefits, so I try to add a little to my food when possible!

Some other fun variations if you have these things available: (1) add chopped nuts for crunchy texture and extra protein (2) add strawberries, blackberries or raspberries in place of the jam (3) add honey or agave if this isn’t quite sweet enough for you!

Nutritional Information: Calories: 250, Carbs: 41g, Fat: 2g, Protein: 22g

Nutritional Information: Calories: 250, Carbs: 41g, Fat: 2g, Protein: 22g

Had a good workout today as well: 50 minutes of Spinning plus some strength training: biceps, triceps, chest, shoulders.

Check out my workout calendar!

I Need a Re-Set Button

27 Nov

Wish I had a RE-SET button for last week!

I really didn’t eat well on Thanksgiving and the days surrounding it, so I’m not sure if I’ll meet my 6lb weight loss goal by my first weigh-in this Friday. But, I’m not going to dwell on it too much, this is a new week and I’m already starting off pretty well. I worked out yesterday and today and have gone right back to my pre-holiday healthy eating!

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Check out my Workout Calendar!