Happy Friday! That’s right, it’s freaking Friday (and much needed). I really like today’s blog post. Hillary from Nutrition Nut on the Run had a really good idea…to do a little switcheroo on each of our blogs. I’m always looking for new reads and I assume you are too. We each asked each other random/interesting questions, so here’s a little bit about NNOTR. Enjoy! (You can check out my interview: here.) Also, if you are a recipe fiend like me (and if you love muffins), you should definitely check out Hillary’s blog…she has a TON of healthy options on her Recipage.
1. On the go snacks: What are some healthy things to grab at a convenience store/gas station/fast food restaurant if you don’t have time to pack a healthy snack?
Oooh, this is a tough question for me to answer. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was inside of a convience store/gas station on the hunt for food. I never travel without my own array of snacks; that said, if it was the last resort, I’d probably hunt down the most plain nuts I could find… perhaps unsweetened iced tea… and since I’d only be in that situation if I was really desperate, I might just go for a bar of dark chocolate ;) (Lee here, like I said- check out her recipage for some DELICIOUS on the go snacks…like these PB Banana Snack Muffins…drool.)
A crossfit WOD for sure. Even if I didn’t have any equipment, I could throw together a sweaty 20-minute bodyweight workout. Try 7 minutes of burpees, or 400m of walking lunges (1 lap around a track). Yes, I’ve been silly enough to try both. (Lee here, I LOVE her 20 minute Tabata Jump Rope Workout.)
I started my blog in November 2009. I had recently transferred to a new university to study nutrition, and after discovering the healthy living/food blog world the summer prior to moving, I realized starting a blog of my own was the perfect outlet for me to combine my passions for food and writing.
Why do I blog now? Oh, there are so many reasons… but mainly, it’s the connections that I’ve made with the like-minded people around the country (world!) that I wouldn’t have made otherwise. It gives me a spot to express myself (and be ever so vulnerable), to learn, and to be inspired by others pursuing healthy and happy lives.
Throwing out all the tough questions! 9-5? No, most likely not. I will say that I feel extremely fortunate to have an 8-5 – Monday through Friday – job right now (love my weekends!), but I don’t see myself in that type of setting forever. After just one year at a mostly sedentary job, I’ve got “ants in my pants” to move around more. I don’t see a health coach certification out of the picture…
My roommate just made us a wonderful, light springtime meal: local whole grain bread sliced with fresh mozzarella, tomato, and fresh basil with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette served with greens, avocado, strawberries and sunflower seeds. It’s pretty darn awesome having another foodie as your roommate. Let’s be honest though… I just finished one crazy crossfit WOD, so I don’t doubt that my wild appetite will be hollering for a late-night snack here shortly. (Lee here again, I hope you eat a Cappuccino Chip Energy Bite because they look DELISH).