What I Eat
I am super big on fruits and vegetables being the foundation for my meals. Not only do they provide the nutrients that your body needs to function properly, but I just feel better after eating them.
For breakfast, I like to have greek yogurt and a banana, wheat toast with peanut butter, oatmeal, or eggs with avocado. All of these keep me full for a few hours and have nutritional benefits.
For lunch, I normally have a salad or sandwich. For my salads, I get spinach and add carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, quinoa, feta, chickpeas, kidney beans, avocado, croutons, raisins, and asian dressing on top. It sounds like a weird mixture, but I promise it's delicious!
If I get a sandwich, I'll have wheat bread with mustard, turkey, spinach, tomato, and avocado.
For dinner, I like to switch it up. Sometimes I'll get brown rice with chicken, a salad with salmon, soup and toast, or just whatever I feel in the mood for. Dinner is also the meal that I like to eat out for as well, so it's never really the same.
As far as snacks go, fruit is a favorite of mine. I have really been liking apples with almond butter as well as Quest bars (the oreo one is my favorite). I find that these fill me up and hold me over until my next meal!
I have never been super into the gym. Some people can go to the gym and get a great workout with weights and cardio, but I just can't seem to bring myself to do that. Instead, I love running. I ran track in high school, and even though I'm no where near as fast as I was, running is still something that I enjoy doing.
One of my sorority sisters recently introduced me to an app that I have been obsessed with! It's called Runkeeper and it's free in the App Store. It keeps track of distance, time, and calories burned, plus it's super easy to use! I have an example of the summary it gives after a workout below. I like to run 3 to 4 times a week, depending on how much time I have.
I have also been going to an hour long yoga class once a week and I love it. I am so relaxed after and I can definitely tell that my arms and upper body are getting more toned. If you haven't tried yoga, I 100% recommend it!