Healthy Living Survey

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Good morning!

I stumbled upon this “Healthy Living Survey” on Lindsay’s blog the other day. She published it back in July, but it looked like a fun post for Hump Day, so here we go!

1. What did you eat for breakfast?

Rudis gluten-free toast with Teddie peanut butter + sliced banana and a glass of half-caf iced coffee (decaf mixed with Molted Chocolate) with almond milk.

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2. How much water do you drink a day?

I don’t keep track, but a lot. I drink a glass of iced coffee every morning and then water for the rest of the day. I rarely drink anything else… ok, well, besides wine on occasion.

3. What is your current favorite workout?

CrossFit!! And workouts with Murphy!

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4. How many calories do you eat a day?

No idea. I don’t keep track anymore, not even a rough estimate. I eat based on my hunger, nutrients, colon health (sounds glamorous, right?), and what makes me happy.

5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?

I love snacks! Here are my favorites:

  • Sliced banana with nut butter
  • Sweet Potato Wedges
  • Hummus or guacamole with rice crackers or raw veggies
  • Protein shakes made with iced coffee and almond milk
  • Cheese!
  • Greek yogurt with Paleo “granola”
  • Nuts
  • A spoonful of nut butter

And here are some of my favorite travel-friendly snacks!

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6. What do you usually eat for lunch?

I usually eat leftovers from dinner the night before or whatever randomness we have in the refrigerator. It’s typically meat + veggies + healthy fat.

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

Upper body. I always had the weakest upper body, but now I’m finally making some gains at CrossFit, so it’s fun to see how far I’ve come with my upper body strength!

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

My core. Hollow rocks are the bain of my existence.

9. What are your “bad” food cravings?

Ha! Bad, huh? I feel so naughty admitting my cravings! I love cake/cupcakes/cake pops, nachos, cheese, my Mom’s Apple Crisp, Doritos, truffle French fries, Sauvignon Blanc”¦ just to name a few.

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10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?

Yep!

Daily: VSL#3, fish oil, and L-Glutamine.

A few times a week: GNC Hair, Skin & Nails Formula (GNC recently sent me some to try) and protein shakes made with either vanilla fitmixer or Cookies & Cream Pro Performance AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60.

11. How often do you eat out?

Usually, once a week. I love dining out!

12. Do you eat fast food?

Does Subway count? I {heart} Subway in a major way. If Subway counts as fast food, then I do.

13. Who is your biggest supporter?

Mal. He’s pretty rad.

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14. Do you have a gym membership?

I have a CrossFit membership, but I’m still debating getting a gym membership for the winter months so I can run on the treadmill.

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

I used to get by on 5 or 6 hours of sleep, but it’s a priority for me nowadays since my body heals itself when I’m asleep (please note: goal #1.) I usually get 8-9 hours now.

16. Do you have a “cheat” day?

Everyday is a “cheat” day for me!

17. Do you drink alcohol?

Yes, but I’ve been having a little too much fun lately (and my digestive system doesn’t appreciate it), so I’m going to cut back. I took shots during the Pats game on Saturday night. Who am I?!?

18. Do you have a workout buddy?

Yep! A whole bunch of them at CrossFit 781!

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And Kerrie, who beats me at every WOD we do together. But, one day, I’ll surprise her and beat her. Mwhahaha!

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19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a Healthy Lifestyle?

Ok, this is going to sound cheesy, but the best thing that has changed my life since committing to a healthy lifestyle is believing in myself. I’ve always been health-minded, but there were so many things that I didn’t think I could do or I was just afraid to do. Having more confidence in myself helped me achieve so many wonderful things over the years. Here are just some of them:

Run a marathon (or two).

Kick my sugar addiction.

Try CrossFit.

Climb a rope. < — Random, but I honestly thought I couldn’t do it!

Quit my full-time job to purse what I love.

Five years ago, if you told me I would do any of the things listed above, I would have thought you were crazy. But, learning what I’m capable of (both mentally and physically) motivates me and pushes me out of my comfort zone, so I continuously surprise myself.

20. What was the last healthy thing you did?

Gave Murphy a hug and then reminded him about our FIRST VISIT today!

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