Here’s the third week’s post of a Q & A ; ).
I’m going to extend this to six weeks ( instead of four ), so if you have any other questions, ask them here!
1.} Tysha asked:
Hi : ). I have recently made the decision to commit to a healthy lifestyle (thanks to your blog!). I would like to learn a little more about the basics of nutrition, what the body needs, why that is and the most efficient way to obtain these nutrients. Are there any books/websites that you would recommend for the best information?
Also, I’ve found that I usually get bored with a workout quite easily, so I have been switching it up based on what I feel like doing that day. Are there any tips you could offer to keep motivated? Thanks!
I switch up my workouts weekly. One week I’ll do Pilates, heavy weights, running, & yoga. And the next week I’ll do asymmetric weights, the Elliptical, hiking, & barre classes. Switching it up is vital— you want to be constantly surprising your body. Don’t let your bod know what to expect. Hope that helps babe!
2.} Lydia asked:
Your blog is incredibly inspiring and so are you! I would love to know tips about how to get into blogging! Also, what is your sign??
My sign: Gemini. I couldn’t be more of a Gemini. I’m totally the sign of the twins AKA two personality/bi-polar…JK. But when I’m home, I’m a true blue homebody but when I’m out, I’m a social butterfly.
3.} Hope asked:
Random Q: but how tall are you? Just for comparison with all the fashion posts you do!
I’m 5’7 : ).
4.} Anon asked:
Can you please do a ‘where to start’ post? For someone who is new to clean eating and daily exercise? Also is it a good idea to cut bread/carbs out altogether straight away?
I would start with thirty minutes of exercise every day. I know every day sounds extreme but most likely you’ll miss one or two, so setting an every day goal is perf. Move up to forty five minutes after three weeks.
For clean eating, see below for some food options. Portion control is EVERYTHING ( a post on that found here ). I would drink at least three liters of water a day, get a lot of sleep, & drink veggie juice in the mornings. If you can’t make it yourself, I recommend Suja– it’s cold pressed & they have an amazing juice cleanse that helps kickstart healthy eating!
5.} Kayla asked:
What is the lunch or dinner you eat most often? What is your go-to ab routine (exercises please!)? Thanks, Lauryn! Can’t wait for the looooong Q & A post : ).
I’m a snacker. I real, real snacker. I graze like a sheep. For lunch & dinner I love: eggs, quinoa, avocado ( on everything ), this salad ( my fav, lately ), berries, homemade green juice, fresh hummus, cabbage salads, Ezekiel toast, unsalted nuts, pineapple wedges, sunflower seed butter, garlic cloves ( ya, I eat um like apples ), arugula on anything, kiwi slices, oysters, tabbouleh, sprouted rice cakes, kale salad, green smoothies, Suja Juice, bananas dipped in almond butter, dark chocolate, &/or anything from Tender Greens ( << their ‘Happy Vegan‘ salad is my lover ). I’m not big on meat & dairy. It kinda grosses me out. For dessert, I’m lovvvvvving this little sugar mama lately.
The best quick snack in my opinion is an apple. Yup. An apple. Eating one makes me realize if I’m Hungry Mungry or not.
As far as my whole ab routine, it will be found in my book ( pre-order here )! Stay tuned.
Ok, so do you guys like this segment or is it boring? Should I have it every week? Is six weeks enough? Longer? Shorter?
Geez- I’m like totally Quincy Question over here, so I’ll stop!