16. December 2012 by swissfitchick
We must continue to strive for Love, Peace and Solidarity. My heart and thoughts go out to all who are affected by the tragedy in CT.
As I don’t feel particularly wordy in this time, I decided to make this health questions survey. Let’s get right started:
What did you eat for breakfast?
I had a delicious pumpkin-egg-porridge topped with almond butter. It’s one of my favorite breakfast!
2. How much water do you drink a day?
I drink about 1,5 litres of water and maybe the same amount unsweetened green tea or herb tea. If I am on the road, I always carry a bottle with lemon water or pure water with me.
3. What is your current favorite workout?
Hm, this is hard. I do so many different things, I mostly try to chose the workout I feel like the most – this way I always like to work out, believe it or not. Currently I am a lot into HIIT, Crossift, Swimming and definitely always some Yoga once in a while.
4. How many calories do you eat a day?
Calorie counting can be dangerous. It can get obsessive which is unhealthy. I list my meals sometimes in an onlline calorie counter to check. But I prefer to let my body gets what it needs – some days I do not have an appetite, some days I need more. In general, I think it’s something between 1600-1800 kcal.
5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?
Any kind of fruit with Almond Butter. Or hardboiled eggs with veggie sticks. I also love when I have some homemade snacks around, like Protein-Cookies or Date-Balls.
6. What do you usually eat for lunch?
I try and vary it up. I definitely always include veggies.
I love frittatas, baked and stuffed sweet potato, salad, or a eggie-veggie-casserole.
7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?
As long as it is not a workout with machines, I like to train all parts of my body. If I had to chose one, it’d be abwork. I really like doing abwork, yes!! 🙂
8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?
Again….if I had to chose one it would probably be legs.
9. What are your “bad” food cravings?
I prefer not to label food as good or as bad. I am totally convinced that any food is ok as long as it stays in moderation. If I had to list my cravings for ‘high-calorie-and-fatty’ food, it is definitely cookies and cake. I can sit next to chips, fries, cheese, pizza – doesn’t interest me. But if there are my fave cookies or a doughy cake around, I turn into a greedy animal.
10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?
Ehm….no. I think I am just too lazy. Besides that my meals are pretty balanced so I think my body gets most of what it needs.
11. How often do you eat out?
Not a lot I think – I am going to guess around 2 times a week. I like to meet friends for lunch sometimes. So I do that once and on the weekends I ALWAYS have an invitation for dinner with friends or we go out for dinner. Since I know good places in Zurich and Basel where you can eat healthy, it’s not a big deal to stay on track.
12. Do you eat fast food?
Not really. Is Fast Food only Junk Food? If so, then no. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to Mc Donald’s or something like this. It’s more because I just don’t crave it at all and don’t like it too much either. If Fast Food is take away, then I have a salad from the salad bar sometimes, or a veggie plate from tibits.
13. Who is your biggest supporter?
I am supported in such a wonderful way from my man Sandro, my Mom, my brother and his wife, my closest friends, and from you, my readers!!!
14. Do you have a gym membership?
Yes, I do. Even though I do a lot of my workouts at home or outdoor. I use the gym for cardio sessions on the elliptical trainer, or heavy weight lifting or a group class.
15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
A lot 🙂 During the week I sleep 7-8 hours. I manage to sleep even more on weekends like 9-10 hours. I need it and I love it!!
16. Do you have a “cheat” day?
No. I don’t like to judge my days or meals as ‘cheat’. I try to eat as balanced as possible, but I eat chocolate every day, I also have a drink on weekends. Like this, I never get the feeling of having to ‘cheat’. It’s just all part of my diet and moderation is key. I never gained weight because I indulged here and there. I did though, when I deprived myself from ‘bad’ food.
17. Do you drink alcohol?
Occasionally, mostly on weekends when there is an event or a party or a dinner. Though I hardly ever drink wine. I have some prosecco, sometimes a grappa or campari. I like the stuff, but I don’t need too much of it to get into a partymood 🙂
18. Do you have a workout buddy?
No. Sometimes, Sandro joins me for a run and I workout with the Crossfit guys. But I definitely prefer to workout on my own so I can clear my head, concentrate on the exercise and having this as my ME time.
19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a healthy lifestyle?
I realised that food should not be judged, that it is nourishement and that my body needs it. I realised, that if I treat my body right, it will give me all I need, will carry me through life and will look beautiful. Since I committed to a healthy lifestyle my bingeing-and starving relapses dicreased immensely, I have a much more positive attitude, feel happier, and am more aware of this beautiful thing called life.
Meditating for 15 minutes followed by 50 minutes Power Yoga, followed by a healthy breakfast!
Happy Sunday friends!!