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This or That: Health and Fitness Edition

Hey everyone!

I had an almost finished post about yoga planned for today but after the week I’ve had, I didn’t have it in me. One of those weeks or days where you are just drained mentally. It feels taxing even just to write my name right now.

This Health and Fitness Survey has been floating around for months. I think I might have seen it back in the Fall? It’s light and airy. Something perfect for Fun Friday!

Alright, let’s have some fun!

1. Run/workout in the heat and humidity or freezing temps and snow?

Hmmm…that’s a tough one. I like it warm but not hot and definitely not humid. Freezing temps and snow is not my favorite either. I’m sick of winter so hot and humid sounds perfect right now.

Running in 10 degrees - happyfitmama.com

2. Have washboard abs or flat abs?

I’ll take flat abs. Washboard abs seem too high maintenance. :)

3. Dr. Oz or The Doctors?

Dr. Oz.  I’ve never seen The Doctors. Honestly, I can only say I’ve watched Dr. Oz once when he talked about what shape your poop should be. I’m still not sure how it’s supposed to be in the shape of an “S.” ;)

4. Cardio or strength?

Cardio is my jam (ahem…running). I do like strength too. I miss my heavy lifting days from the gym.

Dynamax Ball - happyfitmama.com

5. Cravings: Protein or carbs?

Carbs! I love my bread, chips and cereal. Give me comfort in carbs.

6. Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper?

Jillian. I like that she tells it like it is.

7. Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream?

Ice Cream. We are just now getting more self serve Fro-yo places here in NH. It’s good but it’s no hard scoop ice cream. Mmmmm!

8. To train: Upper body or Lower body?

Upper body. I like chest and arms best but dislike back. Of course, I’m also your typical runner who shies away from lifting heavy on leg days. Don’t want to be too sore for my runs!

9. Protein powder or food with protein?

I prefer the real deal but like protein powder for smoothies. Remember when I tried to make a protein powder cake in a mug?

Protein powder mug cake - happyfitmama.com

10. Lunges or squats?

Squats but I force myself to do lunges more since my knee injury. Hello weak VMO!

11. Sweet or salty?

Salty. Chips, crackers, margaritas. Yes.

12. Workout attire: cute or comfy?

Comfy. Nothing is worse than having to constantly readjust straps, waistbands, etc while working out.  Although I think you can have both.

Triangle Pose - happyfitmama.com

13. Body Pump or Heavy lifting?

I’ve never done Body Pump so heavy lifting.

14. Yoga or Pilates?

YOGA!! Pilates is nice but not my thing. I like it when it’s mixed in a Barre Class but not by itself.

15. Nike or Adidas?

Nike. I haven’t seen anything I like from Adidas in a very long time.

matchyNikeYou know it’s a great running skirt when your running buddy and you show up in the same outfit.

16. Running on the treadmill or outdoors?

Outdoors. I tolerate the treadmill out of necessity.

17. Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s?

Trader Joe’s. Love having it just down the street now although there’s a rumor we may be getting a Whole Foods. Bye bye paycheck!

18. Summer or Winter Olympics?

Summer. Gymnastics, swimming, diving, running events are my favorite.

19. Exercises classes or Exercise videos?

Classes. I work harder with others in the room with me. I’m a wee bit competitive.

20. Steamed veggies or roasted veggies?

Roasted. So much more flavor.

Roasted Squash - happyfitmama.com

Your turn! Pick a question and leave me an answer in the comments!

On a separate note, my friend Christine posted about National Day of Unplugging yesterday. I know this is something that I need to do. I’m too attached to my iPhone. So I will be attempting to cut the cord for a 24 hour period –  sunset March 1st to sunset March 2. Anyone else doing it?

Have a great weekend everyone! I’m running 16 miles on Saturday – the longest I’ve run since my knee injury. Fingers crossed it’s all good!