My days are all beginning to feel like I’m a part of the Groundhog Day movie. Same thing all day, every day. My pain was horrific on Sunday. The worst it has been. All I could do was sit and cry. Yesterday was better than Sunday, but still ranked second pain-wise. Today is feeling better, so far. I am keeping up with my pain meds. But goodness, they make me so tired and dopey. I have a hard time connecting thoughts. Feels like I am hearing/seeing everything from underwater. Don’t like that feeling at all, but if it helps with the pain, I will do it.
As you can see, I don’t have a lot to blog about it. So I found a healthy living survey that I thought might be fun. And would require not much brain effort from me. Perfect!
1. What did you eat for breakfast?
I had a banana bread bagel with cream cheese and a cup of coffee with hazelnut creamer. Actually, I am on my second cup of coffee today. I know, my goal is to only have one cup a day, but I am trying to stay awake longer than one hour this morning. Don’t judge me!
2. How much water do you drink a day?
I tend to drink 60-80 ounces a day. I always have water with me.
3. What is your current favorite workout?
This one is hard to answer. My favorite is trail running, but I can’t do that current. I can’t do anything currently. I am hoping to fall in love with aqua running soon! Looks like I need a one-piece swimsuit.
4. How many calories do you eat a day?
I have no idea. Calories is not something I keep track of. I track my food using the Weight Watchers 360 program. It counts fat, carbs, protein and fiber.
5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?
Bananas! Grapes and apples are some other favorites. Love that they are so portable. I usually have some sort of fruit in my purse.
6. What do you usually eat for lunch?
If I haven’t had an egg for breakfast, more likely than not, my lunch will include one. Usually in the form of a veggie scramble.
7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?
I just recently started strength training. We had been working on arms and abs. Arm flaps and muffin tops need to go!
8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?
Hmm, I hate when I do too many stadium stairs that result in my calves hurting for days after. Plus, we should all make sure we don’t end up with David Arquette calves! Yikes.
9. What are your “bad” food cravings?
I like most foods, and sadly, they seem to like me, too. But I do try to limit some foods, such as greasy things. They make me feel yuck. And chocolate. I don’t think it’s bad, but I try not to overdo it. Because lord knows if there is one thing I can overdo it on, it would be chocolate.
10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?
I take a women’s multivitamin, a B-12 and a vegetarian DHA. And since breaking my ankle, I am considering taking a calcium supplement. I have taken these Viactiv Calcium Supplement Soft Chews before and really liked them. Think it’s time to start back on them.
11. How often do you eat out?
I really don’t like to eat out (or spend the money to eat out!) more than once a week.
12. Do you eat fast food?
Sometimes. I generally have an idea of what the best option will be for me to eat at any given place. Like Wendy’s. There I will order a baked potato and a garden side salad. Some places I avoid entirely because there is not a good option for me. Like McDonald’s. Nothing there I care to eat. But I do appreciate the fact that most fast food restaurants now offer some sort of fresh fruit option in place of fries.
13. Who is your biggest supporter?
My girls. They know how important it is for me to be active and I love inspiring them to do the same. One of my proudest moments is when a friend of my 15 year old daughter asked me about running because my daughter had told her I was a runner. Me!? A runner!!
14. Do you have a gym membership?
Yes, I do. My girls and I all belong to the Y. We have been members for 7 years now, I think. We totally get our money’s worth! I use it for the machines, the classes and pool (soon!). Sassy likes the machines, the pool and will be started classes with me as soon as I am allowed. OMG Becky has been taking PiYo, Yoga and Pilates with me for years. She recently decided the treadmill isn’t so bad either.
15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
I almost always get 7-9 hours a night. I can’t function, if I don’t. And my sleep is much improved since getting a contour pillow. My sleep is much more restful. No more waking up with neck pain or headaches.
16. Do you have a “cheat” day?
I don’t have an official cheat day, but I am a little more lax on the weekends vs. the rest of the week.
17. Do you drink alcohol?
I would be what I consider a social drinker. I don’t drink at home, but I will have a drink when I go out with friends. Mojitos are my favorite drink splurge!
18. Do you have a workout buddy?
These two girls again! They are always up for an adventure! They motivate me to go for a run or walk around the subdivision. They also call me out if I have one too many treats! I love that they enjoy being active just as much as I do.
19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a Healthy Lifestyle?
I think the best thing that has changed is my relationship with my daughters. I think being active together has given us the opportunity to bond on a different level. Hiking in the woods opens the door to conversations that we might not of had otherwise.
20. What was the last healthy thing you did?
Refilled my water cup!
Your turn! Answer any or all of the survey questions.