A few weeks ago Janetha from Meals and Moves posted an A to Z survey to help us get to know her a bit better. And as an added bonus she created a template so we could all play along too. So who is this gal in the bright red top anyway? Well let’s find out. Here’s my A to Z:
A is for age: I’m 23 years old, will be 24 this year. I’m still at uni though. Lot of my classmates are like ‘Oh my goodness I’ll be turning 20 this year…that’s so old!’ which makes me feel even more like a grandma.
B is for breakfast today: I had 1/2 cup of gluten free oats with berries, sultanas, and chopped nuts. At the end I whisked in 1 whole egg, 1 egg white and 1tsp of sunwarrior vanilla protein. All topped off with a bit of maple syrup. It was divine.
C is for currently craving: Something lemony. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t have something with lemon. I have it with hot water and fresh ginger, squeezed over a salad, or add some zest to my dinners. I’m in love with lemons.
D is for dinner tonight: I’m making these hamburgers with corn, salad and some raw veggies. I make double batches of these patties and freeze them for quick dinners during the week.
E is for favorite type of exercise: My favourite type of exercise is weight training, but I also like walking (I’m not talking about a lazy saunter either…I mean a walk with purpose that makes you huff and puff) and Pilates (I’m actually a qualified instructor…how could I not love it!).
F is for an irrational fear: Bugs! Anything that creeps and crawls just gives me the jitters. I can’t go to bed if I know there is one in my room for fear it might ‘attack’ me in my sleep. But my dad always rescues the critters and puts them back outside. He’s pretty awesome like that!
G is for gross food: Brussel sprouts. I’ve tried to like them, really I have, but I just can’t get over the bitter flavour. In general, food that grosses me out has more to do with the texture than the actual flavour. For example, I’m not a fan of oysters due to the slime factor. I also don’t like mushy things such as mashed potatoes. It’s weird I know.
H is for hometown: Sunny San Diego, California. Miss that place! I lived in pacific beach until I was 14 when we moved to Australia. My extended family still live in the US and I always look forward to going back for visits. (Fingers crossed it will be sometime this year!)
Back in San Diego for my cousin's wedding. Miss these guys!
I is for something important: Take time out for yourself. By looking after yourself better, you will be more equipped to take care of others around you. You are worth your time!
J is for current favorite jam: When I first read this I thought it meant favourite jam as in food (mine is strawberry), but it’s about music (doh!). So my favourite song of late is In the Air (feat. Angela McCluskey) by Morgan Page, Sultan, Ned Shephard & BT. I always blast it on my ipod when I’m at the gym.
K is for kids: Not anytime soon. I love hanging out with other people’s kids, but I’m not sure if I want my own. Plenty of time so just wait and see.
L is for current location: Sydney, Australia. We’ve lived in a few different places in Australia, but have ended back where we started. It really is a special place.
M is for the most recent way you spent money: At officeworks shopping for back to school stationary. I get all excited when i get to buy new notebooks, binders, and pens. I like to colour coordinate everything as well. This year the theme seemed to be purple!
N is for something you need: Pants. Don’t worry I have some on now, I just need more for the upcoming cold months. Oh and a new pair of running shoes as well. I have really narrow feet so it’s hard to find a pair that fits well. I might just end up ordering these online.
O is for occupation: Current occupation is a student. But hopefully in a few years time it will be exercise physiologist, and dietitian. So I’ll pretty much be graduating in 2000 and never…
P is for pet peeve: People who eat desserts really daintily. Nibbling away like a mouse on a cupcake is just not acceptable. You need to mong into that thing to really appreciate all the flavours.
Gracefully unhinging my jaw to enjoy the full flavour of these cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in NYC
Q is for a quote: I have lots of different quotes that I like, but this is a current favourite.
R is for random fact about you: I have really crappy vision and used to be extremely cross eyed. I started wearing glasses when I was 18 months old. You know how mothers tend to keep something like a baby’s first pair of shoes? Well my mom kept my first pair of glasses. I went through multiple surgeries to try and straighten my vision, and the last one finally worked. Now people are aware that yes I AM talking to them, not some imaginary person to their left or right.
S is for favorite healthy snack: That’s a hard one! Lately I’ve been eating more savoury snacks: Hardboiled eggs, raw nuts, or a small piece of my salmon slice. If I want something sweet I opt for a piece of fruit (bananas are my favourite) or a healthy baked treat (these muffins are to die for!)
T is for favorite treat: I.love.hot.chocolate! I have one every night and find that it really helps me sleep. It might just be the sugar crash which causes me to nod off, but I’m ok with that.
U is for something that makes you unique: My accent. It’s really mixed up. Sometimes I sound really American and other times I roll with an Aussie twang.
V is for favorite vegetable: Broccoli!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really love all vegetables though. But I hold a special place in my
heart stomach, for broccoli.
W is for today’s workout: Didn’t do one. I attribute this to lazziness and lack of sleep. Tomorrow I start day 1 of phase 3 of Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Trainer. I can’t believe I’m up to phase 3 already! I actually am quite proud of myself for sticking with it.
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Lots!!! Growing up I was quite accident prone. It’s not a good thing when staff start to recognise you at the hospital. Luckily none of my injuries were too serious. The worst was probably my broken leg.
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: Receiving my copy of Oxygen magazine in the mail (I still subscribe to the US version) and watching the first episode of Jersey Shore season 5. Watching reality TV is one of life’s greatest guilty pleasures.
Z is for your time zone: GMT + 11 hours. Living in Australia means I’m a day ahead of all my US buddies. When I fly back to california I always arrive before I’ve technically even left.
Now it’s your turn! Pick a letter and give me your answer. I’d love to get to know you better too!