Monday, July 30, 2012

This or That: Health & Fitness Edition + Meal Plan Monday

I admit Marvelous in My Monday is my favorite weekly link-up. I get to talk about whatever I want and share it with people. Though often it's food, it's not the case all the time. Orthorexia be-gone.

This week, Nourish & Flourish shared a questionnaire that I thought was super fun - This or That: Health & Fitness Edition. Give it a go too and link up in the comments! :)
  1. Run/workout in the heat and humidity or freezing temps and snow? I prefer the heat. I love dripping in sweat - why I go to hot yoga!

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  3. Have washboard abs or flat abs? The easier of the two, but I'll take ANYTHING!*
    *Ryan Lochte is hotter (right)

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  5. Dr. Oz or The Doctors? I've only ever seen Dr. Oz.
  6. Cardio or strength? Eek, I like both but I love strength training more now. I used to be all cardio.
  7. Source: via Julie on Pinterest

  8. Cravings: Protein or carbs? Protein! Once I stopped eating so many carbs, I forgot about them.
  9. Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper? Because of her awesome podcasts, Jillian Michaels!

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  11. Frozen yogurt or ice cream? I love frozen yogurt, but I haven't been craving it lately.
  12. To train: upper body or lower body? I used to love training lower body. Now it hurts so bad that I like upper body training.
  13. Protein powder or food with protein? I love protein pancakes so uh, as natural as it gets protein powder.
    Check out a new blog I found, Dashing Dish, with all these amazing recipes!

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  15. Lunges or squats? Lunges have always been my favorite even though my hurt toes don't allow it to be as comfortable.

  16. Source: via Julie on Pinterest

  17. Sweet or salty? Sweet! I still have a killer sweet tooth. Thankfully a little chocolate goes a long way nowadays.
  18. Workout attire: cute or comfy? Comfy and as cute as I can get it to be. Cute stuff has a tendency to ride up.
  19. Body Pump or heavy lifting? I like lifting on my own but really have to get in the mood.
  20. Yoga or Pilates? Yoga all the way. I like the different variations like with hand weights. I go to Pilates once in a blue moon.

  21. Nike or Adidas? Nikes! I prefer New Balances though.

  22. Running on the treadmill or outdoors? I like the treadmill for sprint work. I hate running otherwise.
  23. Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s? Trader Joe’s has better deals and I only like the hot bar/deli side and chocolate aisle of Whole Foods.
  24. Summer or Winter Olympics? I love swimming and gymnastics so I'm all for summer Olympics though I haven't watched one match yet! :(

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  26. Exercises classes or exercise videos? I love classes! Sometimes I yearn for more, but I love the energy and people.
  27. Steamed veggies or roasted veggies? Roasted veggies, of course.

 Meal Plan Monday

  • m1 TIU protein pancake + bombshell spell
  • m2 cauliflower pizza
  • m3 cake batter protein shake
  • m4 pizza (Z Pizza Provence XL slice)
  • m5 whipped cottage cheese
  • work 3:30-7:30
  • workout Rest
This or that? Answer any or all of the questions above!


  1. I'm loving these this or that posts!!! Your meals look awesome too! I love all the protein packed eats!

    1. Thanks, since I've eaten less meat I try to remember to add protein.

  2. I'm also switching from cardio to more strength-based workouts. Fun post!

    1. I like the soreness because I know my body is changing.

  3. This was a fun this or that post!! Thanks for sharing!