Hey guys! I posted a picture on Instagram last week saying I was going to do a Q&A... so here it is! Let's jump into it!
1. What's your go to outfit for when you're in a rush? Makeup? - @megmo7
My go to outfit is probably my black LuLu Lemon Skinny Groove pants (so comfy and versatile!!!), a flawy tee shirt, scarf and ballet flats! It looks like ya tried but your really wearing yoga pants.... As far as makeup in a rush I keep it simple. BB Cream/Concealer, blush, fill in my eyebrows, a simple eyeshadow look (like the Naked palette), mascara and a tinted lip balm! If I'm in a rush but want to look more put together- I throw on a bright lip!
2. Have ever thought about being vegan? What do you think about going vegan?
I actually tried to go vegan for a couple weeks during Lent. For a while I really felt guilty about eating animal products and genuinely felt like Vegan was a great choice. But personally, I felt like it cut out too many foods that I liked, and made it hard for me to eat enough. I usually don't eat much dairy but I had to cut out greek yogurt, which is a great high protein option, eggs, anything with whey, and of course all meat and fish. I was eating huuuuge salads for lunch, and quinoa with beans and veggies for dinner. There wasn't much variety. I also felt I turned to "vegan junk food" more... (which is fine in moderation!) I felt more tired, always bloated, my stomach issues were worse, got INTENSE cravings and I just didn't have the energy to work out. I tried to convince myself it was the right thing to do, but something just didn't feel right. And I definitely wasn't getting enough protein to repair my muscles after workouts. I know that many people do succeed on a vegan diet, but it's just not for me. I also think anyone that has suffered from any form of an eating disorder, it is would be very triggering since it cuts out so many foods and limits you a lot. I feel like I need animal protein, but it's not like meat is the base of my diet- I just don't want to have to rely on tons of beans and brown rice protein powder when I could enjoy so many different sources of protein. I read "The Vegetarian Myth" and it totally opened up my eyes. I truly believe now that we can eat animal products, and do it ethically. There are so many health risks and deficiencies that could come with a vegan diet, and being a growing, active teen- why chance it? I prayed about it and I honestly felt like God was telling me I had to do what was right for my body. Jesus did multiply thousands of fish for the hungry didn't he?? So to conclude this suuuuper long answer- I respect those who choose to be vegan, and still love a lot of vegan food!- but from a health aspect I don't think it's optimal or necessary.
3. What's your favorite go to meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? And what's your favorite "cheat" food? -@milesfuelmysmiles
My go to meals are ones that are easy, I know I like, and that keep me energized. For breakfast my go to's/favorites are either egg white oats, a protein smoothie with lots of yummy frozen fruit, or a protein pancake/waffle! I also love eggs... oh! and toast with banana and nut butter! I just can't decide! For lunch- it's either a turkey+avocado+tomato sandwich, with a fruit and baby carrots with hummus on the side or a big salad with quinoa, chicken, avocado, veggies, and salsa! For dinner I'll usually have chicken or fish, with some kind of carb (usually sweet potato or quinoa) and any kind of veggies. I switch it up by changing the spices, marinade, or trying a new recipe- but keeping the protein+carb+veggies formula!
4. What do you think of the new high waisted shorts style? Ugh.. I don't like it! - @nikkisfitlife
I actually really like high wasted shorts! But, I haven't found any I like yet! Most stores just make them waaaay to short! If their done right, I think they're so cool and vintage-y!
5. When you have to get fast food what would you suggest? - @healthyjaime
My favorite fast food is without a doubt, Chipotle. It's really the only fast food I get. I love that they have higher quality standards and it's always fresh. I make my own burrito bowl all the time at home, so it's a no-brainer I love it! I always get a bowl (brown rice) or salad with veggies, salsa, black beans, chicken and off course...tons of guac! If I had to eat at Chick Fil A and wanted to keep it semi healthy I'd get a salad with grilled chicken and fruit. I think Wendy's has great salads. Panera also has really good options! And subway is always gonna be a pretty good option- just keep it simple with a salad or sandwhich with lean protein + lots of veggies!
6. What does your typical weekly exercise regimen consist of? - @thehealthypeanut
I don't like to think of it as a "regimen" or anything too structured- I don't like it to be something I feel like I have to do. I rest when I want and switch it up when I want! But I do have somewhat of routine I usually stick to. Every Tuesday, I always do the Power Pump class at my gym. I just looove it! It's a weight lifting/strength class using a barbell and some dumbbells. We do a little of everything- squats, lunges, biceps, triceps, chest press, pushups, shoulders.. And I usually will get there a little early and run for about 15 minutes. The other days of the week I'll usually do a day or two for lower body (one usually will be more quads/calfs and the other more glutes/hamstrings) another day for upper body/back. That with Power Pump, I feel like I work every muscle group on a good basis. I always finish off with a little bit of abs and stretching. I do a little cardio when I feel like it, which is usually running. If I feel really stiff that week- I'll do some yoga. And that's it! I can post more specific workouts if you'd like. :)
7. Do you make sure to have at least one treat per week, or just have them sporadically when you feel like it? - @thehealthypeanut
I try to have a treat once or twice a week (by that I mean something more "all out" like a burger and fries or some Ben and Jerry's), but I also treat myself every day to something small If I want- like a piece of organic dark chocolate or something healthy I baked.. I try to have "treats" when I feel like it! I'm a firm believer in "treats" not "cheats"... I hate feeling deprived and I don't because I don't make anything "off limits!" But most off the time I really do actually crave the healthy stuff.
8. Favorite ooiaj recipe? - @thehealthypeanut
(OOIAJ stands for Overnight Oats In a Jar, if ya didn't know haha!) I have a whole post on them if you want all the details. :) My favorite is probably just basic vanilla with blueberries:
1/2 cup oats
1/4-1/2 cup greek yogurt
3/4 cup almond milk
1 Tbs. chia seeds
Vanilla stevia drops
Handful of Blueberries
9. Favorite healthy dessert? - @thehealthypeanut
Most nights I have a little bit of greek yogurt (sweetened with stevia) and some berries (or any other toppings) on top. I also love just a piece of good dark chocolate. If I'm craving chocolate cake, I like to make a chocolate protein mugcake. My favorite more elaborate recipe is probably these healthy 3 layer cheesecake brownies!
10. Music you're loving lately? - @thehealthypeanut
AHHHH so much!Haha but a "few" of my favorite songs right now are:
All About That Bass
Ain't it Fun
Girls Chase Boys
True Love Kills the Fairy Tale
11. Most fun thing you did all summer? - @thehealthypeanut
Probably hanging out with all my family that came to visit, or golf tournaments!
12. Do you watch SATC? (sex and the city) - @thehealthypeanut
I never really got super in to it, but if it's on I enjoy it!
13. Do you think we could be friends?.... What does your room look like?... How do you feel about frozen yogurt? ;P - @ile_sepahi (my cousin! lol)
Maybe we could be friends.....You are in my room, and I have intense feelings about that froyo we got the other day! ;)
I hope you guys enjoyed this Q&A! If you'd like, you can answer the questions and leave them in the comments below! I'd love to get to know all of you!