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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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!

33 comments on “This or That: Health and Fitness Edition

  1. That protein mug made me laugh out loud!!! LOL

    Washboard abs…very hard to maintain that’s for sure! Well, knowing me and my body, it most certainly is lol

    I love Gelato! Actually, I love any icy cool treat 🙂
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  2. I’ll be complaining about running in the heat and humidity when it’s really in full force, but I’m with you – right about now, a hot, humid run sounds lovely! Hope your 16 goes well!
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  3. Does cutting the cord allow you to listen to a book while running. Because I really need that.

    We are also getting a Whole Foods here, next year I think. Even then (though I am VERY excited about that), I think I’ll spend more time at TJs. Love them, it’s closer to home, small, etc.

    Also, roasted veggies, Nike, outdoor running, summer Olympics. Never could answer just one 🙂
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  4. This post made me laugh throughout! So true on the lifting with legs…I hate that I limit myself like that all for running. And yes, froyo is nice, but it’s no ice cream!

    Have a great weekend. I am unplugging for sure!
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  5. I’m going to do a couple:

    Definitely cold, but not freezing (your photo is awesome BTW)
    Ice Cream 100% of the time.
    Outside. Say NO to the treadmill.
    Adidas… although I really like Nike.
    Yoga. But I never do it enough.

    Fun post. It was cool to read along and make my own choices.

  6. Ditto on running outside! I love real food, too, and prefer getting my protein from food, rather than powder. And comfy workout clothes all the way! Though comfy and cute options are more and more available, which is great.
    That picture of you with frost on your eyelashes is crazy! I don’t do well in cold. I live in Hawaii and am from Texas =)
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  7. I so need to unplug! Great idea! I love this survey! I’m a Jilian fan but still love Bob Harper. I listen to Jilian’s podcast all the time while I’m working out and am stoked she’s back on the Biggest Loser!
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  8. Love this and finding out how much we have in common 😉

    I love that you and your running buddy were twins. That happens to my running partner and me all the time!

    The ones I remember:
    ice cream
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  9. Love this and finding out how much we have in common 😉

    I love that you and your running buddy were twins. That happens to my running partner and me all the time!

    Quick responses:
    ice cream
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