Getting Personal: Your Questions Answered
You had some questions for me, so I answered! Hope you enjoy!
What do you eat daily?
I eat a good amount of produce and protein. In fact, that’s my motto! Protein and produce every 3-4 hours and breakfast within an hour of waking. If I don’t eat after 4 hours, I’m hungry! Breakfast typically looks like one of the following: 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt with 1 cup berries; 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (dry), cooked with 1 sliced banana, topped with cinnamon; 1-2 hardboiled eggs + 1 banana; OR 1 slice of Alvarado toast, topped with 1 light laughing cow wedge, 1 poached egg and a piece of fruit.
For lunch, I’ll usually have a sandwich with 2 slices of Alvarado Flaxseed bread, 3-4 ounces of Applegate turkey, lettuce, spicy mustard, and a light laughing cow wedge. I’ll have my sandwich with a piece of fruit, like an apple. Or, I’ll have roasted or steamed veggies with some sort of lean protein and some fruit. I’ve also been known to have a fair share of egg white omelets with mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes for lunch.
Dinners can range all over the place! But, there are two things that are always, always there–protein and produce! Typically, produce being tons of veggies!
My favorite snacks are: a hardboiled egg + a piece of fruit; 1-2 light string cheeses with a piece of fruit; or a straight-up tablespoon of natural peanut butter. My favorite treats are 1/2 cup low-fat Vanilla Bean Dreyer’s ice cream (only 100 calories) or a really amazing square of milk chocolate!!! YUM!
What’s your fitness schedule like?
I make sure I workout 5-6 days a week for my mental sanity. Ha! I’ve always said that if I didn’t workout, I think I’d have some form of mild depression. No joke.
I workout to feel good in my skin, empowered, and like I can take over the world. For me, there’s a big difference in my mood on days I worked out compared to those I don’t. I’ve been working out 5-6 days a week, since I was 17 and on my high-school track team. Exercise is ingrained in me.
What I do depends on how I feel. But, it’s all intense cardio or weights/body weight training. I LOVE to sweat! You likely won’t find me in a yoga studio. Not that you don’t sweat there, but it just doesn’t do it for me. For example, this week: Monday I went to spin; Tuesday I took off; Wednesday I did Bob Harper’s Ultimate Cardio Body (kills me every time!); Thursday I ran for 30 minutes; biked for 30 minutes and did some core work; Friday I went to a BURN class; Saturday I did cardio intervals on the treadmill; and Sunday I did another Bob video.
How do you relax?
My favorite way to relax is to just do things that make me happy. This sounds so obvious, but I find so many people don’t do it. You have to remember to pull yourself away from work! I admit that I have difficulty at this at times (since I love what I do), but it’s important to nourish the soul.
Relaxing for me would be: getting a massage, working out, spending time with friends, family, and/or my boyfriend, reading US Weekly (guilty as charged!), getting a pedicure, or reading a chick-lit book. I just started Where We Belong by Emily Giffin. She wrote Something Borrowed (the one they turned into a movie with Kate Hudson) … anyway, I love it! In fact, I love all her books, you should check them out.
Do you mediate?
I 500% believe in meditating and know it’s amazing for the soul. But, I’m not very disciplined at it. At night, I say some words/prayers/positive affirmations and that’s about it for now. One day, when I’m ready, I’ll get back on the mediating track;)
What are your hobbies?
This is going to sound so dorky, but I love watching music videos. LOL. I adore them. When I find a song I like, my usual next step is to search for it’s music video-ha! I’m so happy when I’m watching the Country Music Channel’s top videos of the week, drinking coffee on my couch, with my laptop in hand, writing. Love it!!!
Reading fitness and health mags (as well as chick lit) is also a big hobby of mine. Social media is another huge area I have fun with! I love connecting with you, sharing posts, videos, tweets, photos, etc. And, I can’t forget cooking! I cook about 90% of my meals, so I’m always looking for new recipes or ways to make things. It’s fun! Lastly, I’d say exercise is another hobby along with trying new workouts, but I’ve already mentioned working out a ton!
Do you have insecurities?
My goodness! Of course I do! I don’t know any walking female who doesn’t have an insecurity-whether it be with her body or life.
There are days when I feel I look crummy or “feel” fat. But, I get myself on track with positive thoughts and do some things that I need to do for me, which usually entails working out, eating healthy, and remembering all the things I’m grateful for (or vision board work), and I’m good to go!
I’ll admit that I used to be much more insecure, but as I’ve counseled hundreds of women, I’ve learned that we all wish there was something different about how we look. That realization struck me so hard one day and from that point on, I’ve learned to embrace my body–cellulite and all (Yes, I have a bit!).
Now, on a much more personal note, I’m also at that age where all my girlfriends are getting married, engaged, or having babies. … I’m not in any of those positions. At first, I was a little anxious about it, but I remind myself that we’re all right where we are for a reason. I do believe everything happens for a reason. Because so far it has.
What’s your greatest fear?
Living a lonely life, and one without kids, grandkids, or a happy marriage.
Everyday Food: Light: The Quickest and Easiest Recipes, all under 500 calories by Martha Stewart Living Magazine.
I ADORE this book. The recipes are simple, clean, delicious and each one has a calorie and macronutrient listing! Yay! The book also serves amazing healthy cooking tips. You should really buy it.
I don’t think it’s awful, but some would beg to differ! LOL. When I walk into a kitchen or OK, most any room, I typically leave a good amount of all the cabinets or drawers I’ve opened open. I also don’t recap toothpaste…
Something no one would know about you?
I’m extremely sensitive, especially (or mostly) when it comes to what those close to me say. I laugh most of it off and have a hard time dealing with confrontation, so if I’m ever upset, most will have no clue. And if I bring an issue up, I’m incredibly nervous!
5 Favorite Things?
That’s hard! But, if I had to choose:
1.) Friends, family, boyfriend; 2.) Seeing amazing success with clients; 3.) Working Out; 4.) Country Music; 5.) Sushi