*What is your favorite healthy and filling breakfast?
Lately I've been a fan of toasted cinnamon bread with almond butter and some ricotta cheese with strawberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon!
*What keeps you motivated?
There are a few things that keep me motivated. My motivation to keep running is signing up for races. If I paid to run, then darn it I'm going to run the whole thing! For Focus T25, I'm part of a challenge group. It's way easier to be held accountable. And my boyfriend is pretty fantastic about pushing me to get that 25 minute workout in when I'm not in the mood. And for eating right, I'm part of another challenge group for the month of August for clean eating. It gave me the push to start eating a lot healthier and to start checking the labels on food that I buy at the store. So I guess a lot of things motivate me!
*What's your favorite way to change up your routine?
Running a new route is always a good one. Or switching up a playlist. Starting T25 also changed up my routine by giving me an actual weekly routine!
*What's your go to "get back on track"tip?
Think about the amount of time you spend procrastinating a workout. You'd probably be at least half way done if you had started when you started procrastinating! Also, for me, signing up for a race forces me to get back on track.
*What's your favorite distance to race?
Probably a half marathon. I love 5ks and 8ks, but I feel like I've accomplished SO much more when I've run that far! Plus you almost always get a fancy shmancy medal! :)
*Name one thing on your fitness bucket list.
Oh man, I have so many races on my race bucket list! (Which reminds me I need to update that tab!) But definitely one of the Disney half marathons and the Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon!
*Best reason for living a healthy lifestyle.
There are SO many, but I'm going to go with investing in myself. I love how I feel after I workout and it's so fun to accomplish the goals I set for myself!
*Favorite workout at the gym or at home (crunches, pushup, etc.).
At home - T25 and running. At the gym - Zumba and Body Pump.
*Show us your shoes! Take a picture of your fitness shoe pile.
So I didn't get a chance to do this, BUT for running, I have 2 pairs of Reebok Real Feel sneakers that I LOVE and for T25 I use an older pair of Real Feels that have a bit more support.
This morning I ran 6 miles and it felt really good! The half is officially in one month and even though I've kind of failed with keeping up with the training, I think I'll be ok. And I'm half way done with the Alpha phase of T25! (Well, after I do today's workout.) Crazy! And I'm still loving it!
What's on your fitness bucket list? And what's your reason for living a healthy lifestyle?