Only one more day until the weekend! I’m so excited for tomorrow to get here because my friend Sarah, and her daughter, are coming to stay with us for a few days. They live in Oregon and we usually take turns visiting each other every Summer, i.e. she comes here one year and then I visit her the next year, but last Summer was so busy that we weren’t able to make it work. So, our annual “Summer visit” is this weekend! Sarah and I have known each other since we were in the womb (aka “Fetus Buddies!”), since our moms have been friends since they were two years old!

I’m also excited because yesterday was the start of the CrossFit Open and WOD 13.1 was released! The Open runs from March 6th to April 7th with a new workout released every week. It’s the prerequisite for regionals and the top three athletes in each region go on to compete in the CrossFit Games. I’m not planning on making it to regionals by any means, but I’m excited to do the workouts with my fellow athletes from our box and compare my scores from last year. With that being said, I’ll probably be talking a little more about CrossFit over the next few weeks, so bear with me!

Today, we are doing WOD 13.1, so I’ll let you know how it goes tomorrow! The workout is a 17 min. AMRAP of: 40 Burpees, 45 pound Snatch, 30 reps, 30 Burpees, 75 pound Snatch, 30 reps, 20 Burpees, 100 pound Snatch, 30 reps, 10 burpees, 120 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible.

Anyhow, since it is Thursday, it is time for Thursday Tidbits! If you are new here, Thursday Tidbits it is a weekly post featuring anything health, fitness and wellness related. Speaking of, I saw this survey on Giselle’s blog last week and I thought it was a fun idea for today.

Healthy Living Survey:

1. What did you eat this morning?

I had Lauren’s Peanut Butter Banana Protein Pancakes with some raw honey drizzled on top and strawberries. I saw her recipe last night and I had to make them this morning! They were good, but since I added a little flaxseed and chia seeds to the batter, I think it made them too dry.

Great flavor, but a little too dry.

Great flavor, but a little too dry.

2. How much water do you drink in a day?

I usually drink between 72-96 ounces a day. I don’t usually keep track, but I have a 24 oz. cup that I continue to refill about 2-3 times throughout the day, in addition to bringing my Klean Kanteen (40 oz.) to the gym.

3. What is your current favorite workout?

CrossFit all the way!

4. How many calories do you eat a day?

I don’t typically keep track of my calories anymore, but I would estimate between 1,600-1,800. I used to keep a food journal, logging everything that I ate, but I got out of it. I’ve seen some good apps that I’m curious to try out on my phone and start tracking things again.

5. What are your favorite healthy snacks?

I love a half of a banana with a tablespoon of almond butter, baby carrots, roasted almonds, homemade trail mix, banana chips (baked, not fried), Paleo Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies or Paleo Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies, fruit and quick smoothies with a frozen banana, almond milk, almond butter, flaxseed and protein powder.

I love baking nutritious, protein-packed cookies for quick snacks (though, it is hard to stop at just one!).

I love baking nutritious, protein-packed cookies for quick snacks (though, it is hard to stop at just one!).

6. What do you usually eat for lunch?

It all depends on what I am craving. I love turkey rolls with spinach and avocado, microwaved egg whites over spinach with tomatoes, avocado and pasta sauce or a nice big salad with chopped chicken and tons of veggies.

One of my favorite lunches!

One of my favorite lunches!

7. What is your favorite body part to strength train?

I don’t really have a favorite. I love full body workouts, thus the reason why I love CrossFit.

8. What is your least favorite body part to strength train?

I don’t really have one.

9. What are your “bad” food cravings?

I love a good, thick peanut butter milkshake, anything peanut butter and chocolate, frozen yogurt, kettle corn and guacamole and chips!

It is so hard to not stop eating chips and guacamole!

It is so hard to stop at only a few chips!

10. Do you take vitamins or supplements?

Yes, I take a women’s multivitamin, fish oil, calcium, probiotic and vitamin c.

11. How often do you eat out?

Very rarely. Since having Keenan, we go out to eat maybe once a month, if that.

12. Do you eat fast food?

No, I’ve never really been much of a fast food person.

13. Who is your biggest supporter?

My husband all the way!

14. Do you have a gym membership?

Yes, to CrossFit Gold.

15. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?

I typically get at least 7 hours of sleep per night, but I’m someone who needs at least 8-9 hours. Getting to bed early or on time every night is something that I am constantly working on!

16. Do you have a “cheat” day?

Not really, as I typically allow myself to eat what I am craving on a regular basis (though a limited amount). However, my husband and I usually devote one weekend night to having dessert or a special treat.

A special Asian dessert, Sticky Rice with Mango, that my husband made a couple of weeks ago!

A special Asian dessert, Sticky Rice with Mango, that my husband made a couple of weeks ago. It was SO good!

17. Do you drink alcohol?

Yes, vino and good beer!

18. Do you have a workout buddy?

My husband.

19. What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to a Healthy Lifestyle?

I have always lead a pretty healthy lifestyle of eating well and exercising regularly, but in the past two years, I have focused more on the quality of my food, instead of counting calories. In addition, CrossFit has changed my view on exercise in a positive way. I no longer have to workout for an hour and a half to two hours, in order to see results and manage my weight.

20. What was the last healthy thing you did?

I finished drinking another 24 ounces of water!

Now it is YOUR turn! Answer one or two questions in the comments below.