Thursday, April 12, 2012

20 Questions

Thank you for the support yesterday.  After a good eating day yesterday and an intense workout this morning I'm feeling a bit more focused and determined.  The truth is that this is a long road and a gain is just a small gain, but it is important to stop it at 3 lbs before it gets to 5, 8, 10 or more.  So I'm going to work on it.

I am also going to stay true to my own goals while supporting Mr. Goat.  Please know that he is 100% behind me and supports me all the way.  My failings last week were my own and no one else's.

Ok, now that that's done I thought we'd play 20 questions.  Here are some questions I have right now.  Please answer 1 or all 20 in the comments or on your own blog.  If you play on your blog please post a link here.

Oh and before I get that.  I have a nomination post up to be the next Prior Fat Girl today.  You can go visit if you want here.

20 Questions: Healthy Living Edition

1.  What is your favorite vegetable and way to prepare it?

2.  What do you like to pack for lunch to work?

3.  What is your favorite healthy dinner recipe?

4.  What is your favorite way of working out?

5.  Where do you buy your gym clothes?

6.  How often a week do you work out? (how often would you like to?)

7.  What is your "mantra" to help keep you focused on healthy living?

8.  What is one health goal you have for the next month?

9.  What is one health goal you have for the next 6 months?

10. What is one health goal you have for the next year?

11.  Do you have a favorite healthy salty snack?

12.  Do you have a favorite healthy sweet snack?

13.  Do you prefer to workout alone or with others?

14.  Do you prefer to workout in the morning, over lunch or in the evening?

15.  What is your favorite healthy breakfast?

16.  What is one food that you will not change to a low calorie version and plan your eating to eat the real thing?

17.  If you could tell someone who is struggling one thing that helped you what would it be?

18.  Do you have a favorite health related book that you've read?

19.  What is your favorite workout song?

20.  What is one thing that you are going to do TODAY to make today a healthy day?


Elizabeth said...

1. We eat so much broccoli and asparagus in my house. I use the Ziploc steamer bags. It's so simple to do...cut up veggies, put in bag, throw in microwave. LOVE THEM! And because they are steamed, they keep a lot of the nutrients.

3. I love this recipe: I add in more cumin and some thyme and oregano.

5. I recently bought some gym clothes at Kohl's.

6. I just got back from a follow-up with a trainer at the Y and am very motivated now! I've been working out once or twice a week, but want to increase it to 3 times.

8. I'm meeting with the trainer again on May 31. I"d like to drop 5 pounds by then.

13. I prefer to work out with others, so that I can visit at the same time (e.g. walking with a friend). But I get a harder, more intense workout in when I just do it by myself.

Ruby Leigh said...

1. Corn, sauteed with butter (boring and probably the least healthy)

2. Leftovers ... so easy!

3. Sauteed Fish and sauteed Kale

4. running, hands down, but I am enjoying my venture into swimming.

5. wherever they are cheap! (Old Navy and Nord's Rack have worked well)

6. 4 - 6 times (That's the truth, but myself two years ago is still shocked)

9. Eat more "real" foods and rely less on processed.

11. Hummus

12. Apples

13. Alone, honestly, but I'm trying to be more social.

14. morning is best, but sometimes I have to make evenings work. I once worked out over lunch - not for me.

18. I found MARATHON - by Hal Higdon to be an amazing resource... but I don't know if that is specifically health related.

19. I don't usually listen to music... but I do like to listen to the Radio Lab podcast, if I have to be on a treadmill (but I avoid that)

Valerie said...

1) Do I have to pick just one? I love raw spinach in a salad, but I'm also crazy for steamed sugar snap peas.

2)Generally some sort of salad plus almonds and a fruit or other veggie for a snack.

3) We often prepare baked chicken with steamed broccoli and rice or wild rice. I don't know if it's my favorite, but it's cheap and easy. I also enjoy whole wheat pasta with chicken or fish, mushrooms, and peppers with a garlic butter sauce.

4)Running!! I also like to swim on the off days.

5)Outlet stores work well for me. Apparently Old Navy has some nice work out gear for "cheap" though. I try to steer clear of Target, though. There stuff isn't bad, but after wearing Nike I'll never go back.

6) 6 days alternating running and swimming. I'd like to get some strength training in there too.

7) I'll feel better if I...

8)Run a faster 5k

9)Run a 10k in under an hour.

10) Run a marathon!!

11) Kale chips. Yum.

12)In the summer I prefer cut watermelon, but when it's colder I'll make whole-wheat dark chocolate brownies. They're healthier than regular brownies, but they're also pretty addictive.

13) It depends on my mood and who the "others" are.

14) As long as it's before I shower I'm fine. This is usually in the morning.

15) 2 cups spinach, 1 stalk celery, 1 cup frozen blueberries, and 2 frozen bananas. Blend together and enjoy. I'll often add chia seeds to this mixture too.

16) Pretty much anything. If I want something really fattening, I'll try to work out more to make up for it. Otherwise, I haven't convinced myself to make pierogies with whole-wheat flour yet.

17) For running, I suggest signing up for a race to help you stay motivated. Then set specific goals for each race.

18) I enjoyed Born to Run and The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl. Both are very different, but interesting reads.

19) I don't workout to music, but I've often had Eye of the Tiger stuck in my head on a long run. That at Smooth by Santana.

20) Since I already ran this morning, I'll probably try to vacuum this afternoon.

Kate said...

1. Greens like kale, chard or beet greens. Saute in a bit of oil with shallots and onion.

2. Hummus and veggies; yogurt with nuts and fruit; or I will make a salad from the salad bar at work with tons of veggies.

3. Usually fish with a vegetable

4. Anything outdoors; hiking, walking, biking or just playing.

5. No gym clothes. Just t-shirts and workout pants that I get at Target.

6. One scheduled workout each week. I try to do two or three more if I am able. I usually only manage one.

7. The way it makes me feel.

8. The same as the last month; just keep at it.

9. The same as the last six months- those stubborn 10 pounds.

10. Maintenance

11. Nut Thins

12. A square of chocolate

13. Alone. And always outdoors. It's 'Me' time.

14. Late morning.

15. Steel cut oats with peanut butter, yogurt with fruit and nuts. Eggs once or twice a week.


17. You didn't get to this point overnight, and you won't get healthy overnight. But with perseverance and focus, YOU WILL get there.

18. No books. I try different means to achieve health and listen to my body as I go.

19. I never have music. I really prefer silence. But I'm outdoors, so there is much to see and hear.

20. Rest. Not feeling good.