Lil Miss Fitness Freak

"And though she be but little, she is fierce"

A Bit About The Blogger Survey

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Hey Friends!

So I saw this short and sweet lil survey done by Julie over at Peanut Butter Fingers (love her blog!!) and thought it would be a fun one to do. Like Julie, I would love to hear some of your answers to these questions in the comments!

A Bit About The Blogger Survey

  • What was your go-to food or snack as a child?

I’m not talkin the new and improved one either. The original, first ever Cinnabon cereal was my absolute favourite snack to bring to recess with me. I would have a baggie of it every day and all my friends would come and try to steal all my cereal because it was simply the best.

  • What got you interested in health/fitness?

I really got into it in my mid teens when I started up at the gym around 16. The food part didn’t come until a few years later but I instantly fell in love with weight lifting. My lifting has taken a much more serious route (into bodybuilding) over the past year and a half-ish, as I try to build more and more muscle and really see where this lil body can take me.

  • You’re stuck on an island for a month and can only eat three foods. What would they be?

OMG. Really? Only three? Hmmmm.. If I didn’t have to worry about vitamin deficiencies and such I would say peanut butter, questbars and kabocha. I really had to ponder this one because you all know I leerrrve my proteins (fish especially) and my veggies.

  • Favorite and least favorite body part to train?

Favorite = Shoulders. This is more of a new thing. I’m lovin my shoulder and delt workouts as of late.

Least favorite = I don’t hate any of my workouts but if I had to pick my least favourite day I would say my bis and tris day. This day is uber tiring despite being a smaller muscle group (I do chins and weight dips on this day) so maybe that is why.

  • Favorite and least favorite health or fitness fads?

Favorite = Kabocha! Forever in my heart and in the heart of every single IGer and foodie I follow.

Least favorite = Diets of any kind. Specifically I’m going to reduce my intake of this or that. I’m never going to do this or that. They never work so don’t try them.

  • What is the hardest workout you have ever done?

….well that last leg workout was pretty brrrruuutall…

  • What is the first movie that made you cry?

Lion King I think. Why did the dad have to die!!

  • Your #1 pet peeve?

Not holding the door for the person behind you. OMG it’s not just when it’s done to me but to anyone. It just bothers me.

  • Your dream job?

At this point I think I would have to say sports nutritionist.

  • Hairy arms or hairy legs?

Hairy legs. We all shave’em anyways right?

Well, lets hear them answers friends πŸ™‚

What would be your top three foods to bring if you were stuck on an island?

Favourite foodie trend?

Dream job?

-Chelsea

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26 thoughts on “A Bit About The Blogger Survey

  1. Is it safe to eat fish almost everyday?

  2. LOVE these more personal posts of yours. I feel like I actually know you!

    • I love being able to share a lil bit about myself because it makes me more realistic to my readers. This was something that always drew me to other blogs. I’m super happy that you enjoy my self rambles πŸ™‚

  3. How do you recover from a week of eating poorly?

  4. New to the blog, and I have spent my afternoon reading everything! I workout, eat healthy and am always up for new workouts or recipes.

    I notice I have to be diligent when working my thighs or I can quickly see signs of cellulite. What are some of your favorite thigh/quad workouts? I do about 100 walking lunges 3x a week at the gym.

    • OMG Im so sorry I missed your comment for so long!! I’m so happy that you were enjoying the blog and I hope you still are and getting some inspiration for meals and fitness! With legs I also ensure I do walking (weighted!) lunges every leg day as they are great for the legs and booty. Squats are another one I do a lot of as they are, again like lunges, one of the ‘king’ leg exercises and have various different stances and foot positions to train slightly different muscles in the same major muscle group. Try adding in some step ups (great for booty too!), leg extensions/leg press (if you have access to machines), side or curtsey lunges are great too (despite that I have actually never really tried them…hmmm must experiment!) and front squats (be super careful with these!).

      I hope that helps and remember not to be afraid to add weight. It doesn’t bulk it helps to build LEAN muscles mass that actually shapes and slims, or as many people refer to as tone, the legs.

  5. Hi Chelsea
    I just stumbled across your blog today, I absolutely love it, you rock.
    Thank you for sharing all of this awesome information. I don’t have a question for you yet, I’m still working through all of your posts and absorbing everything like a sponge.
    Thanks again
    Rene’

  6. I can NEVER find Kombucha squash! I’ve been dying o try it. I’ve been loving spaghetti and butternut squashes though.

    • OMG you are missing out! Do you have farmers markets around where you live? Here in Hamilton I can pretty much find one in any grocery store and the farmers market so we are a lil bit spoiled in that regard. I’m not complaining though πŸ˜‰ I have been really liking those two other squashes lately as well…specifically in salads. Check out some of my epic salad beasts (I’m not a lettuce bowl kinda girl! I need muscle salads ha!). I roasted up butternut to toss into salads OR threw in cooked spaghetti squash. Sounds weird but it’s really yummy and adds lots of great texture.

  7. You will make the most fabulous sports nutritionist. Wishing you the very best in your career and all you do. You are amazing and such an inspiration. You will do such great things.

  8. When your on TV training big-star clients, I can’t wait to say “I knew her when she still had a pink towel at the Pulse!”

  9. I’m a newbie to training. After browsing this website I am torn between the importance of cardio. how much cardio (if any) should I be adding to my weight training. My goals are to loose fat and tone up.

    • I do believe that cardio should be a part of an individuals routine. I’m sorry if I have confused you with my “I don’t do cardio” and cardio is not as good as weights” posts. For me, I personally cannot really incorporate any cardio into my routine presently because it results in rapid weight loss for me and right now I’m trying to do the opposite. Realistically, cardio is super important for your cardiovascular health and can definitely help in fat loss if you challenge yourself with it. Try out HIIT (look up some easy routines) a few times a week along with your weight training and you should see some good changes πŸ™‚

  10. You’re going to be a great sports nutritionist. I’m so glad that you found your calling. My dream, dream, dream job is to be a professor. I know its cheesy but I love how they can teach, and do research. I used to want to be a teacher. More realistically though, I plan on going into health care research or administration.

  11. I’m overweight and always feel so self conscious at the gym. I struggle with binge eating but still convince myself to go to the gym 3-4 days a week. I mostly do cardio since I want to lose weight. You inspire me daily.

    • Be proud that you are committed to 3-4 times. So amazing!! πŸ™‚ and thank you so much for the kind words. I love to motivate others and hearing that I’m being successful makes me smile. Don’t feel self conscious (it’s easier said than done I know) but the gym is for you. Everyone is focused on themselves more than you think. When you’re ready, step down to the weight floor as, overall, weight lifting has more benefits than cardio alone, including that it burns more calories than cardio as a whole.

  12. Funny how you switched from those sugary cereals to oatmeal! It’s such an inspiration and motivation to me, as I sometimes ration with myself “its my moms fault I’m addicted to sugar. I grew up on it”. I’m also so excited to read that you’ve decided to pursue something in the nutrition field. As someone who reads your blog almost daily (even when you don’t post I’m somehow on this site), it gives me such relief! I was rooting for you to go that direction because you clearly have the heart, talent and skill to do so. You’re so talented. May you be blessed in all you do!

    • Thank you soo much! I hope I do well and can help people out as that’s what I really want 😊 and yeah I was addicted to that cereal but really… Can you go wrong with Cinnabon anything? Hahah

  13. Hi! I have a question for you. πŸ™‚ I recently bought some whey protein as inspired by you and was wondering what your favourite uses for it was. I’ve been drinking just plain protein powder mixed with water or milk and really, it’s getting gross.

    • I use it only as a pre and post workout and in my baking as a flour substitute (check out some of my muffins and donuts! Just be careful and add lots of moisturizers- eggs/egg whites/fruit purees/yogurt/oil as whey can easily dry baked goods up). I use 1/2 a scoop in my post workout as that is when the use of whey is optimal (whey is the fastest at getting to your muscles directly following your workouts) AND also a lil bit (like literally a 1/4 of a scoop) in my preworkout proats for some extra protein and flavour.

      Hope that helps!

      Although I don’t personally make smoothies, try making one of those instead of just mixing it with water for a filling breakfast on the go. Try adding things like ice (lots if you like it more thick and slushy like-> OR you could freeze almond milk into cubes and use that for ice), frozen fruit (banana makes it creamy and sweet, berries are the lowest in sugar and will affect your blood glucose the least), healthy fats (chia seeds/flax/flax oil/ nut butters/ coconut butter/coconut oil, etc), greens if you can manage for some vitamin and fiber power (start with neutral ones like spinach or chard then try kale as it’s more intense in flavour in smoothies). If you like your smoothies thick, have it in a bowl and top it with things like shredded coconut, raw cacao nibs, healthy granola, etc. Experiment but don’t just drink it straight up with water or you will get bored. Switch it up πŸ™‚

  14. This is a question, for you or maybe even your boyfriend, I want to go vegan for 30 days as a spiritual healthy cleanse. I don’t intend on being super strict (if I feel like I need some egg whites or a piece of fish, I’ll have it), but I was wondering if you had any tips to reduce my sources of animal protein yet not lose my muscle or progress from the gym.

    • I would suggest to try going all the way vegan if that is what you want to do. Don’t go in thinking that you will be adding a piece of fish or animal products here and there. Do some research first on alternatives to ensure that you will not become deficient in anything now that you are not having any animal products (iron is in tons of greens, beans and grains, B12 you may need to supplement with, etc) and watch out for anything packaged as almost 90% of packaged things will now be off limits to you. If you find that after your research that your body is suffering (tiredness, can’t concentrate, getting sick, etc) then you may need to consider stopping the cleanse OR going to vegetarian to include things like dairy/ eggs/ etc.

      The main thing about vegan and vegetarianism is that it’s not about getting ENOUGH protein sources…its more about getting the right MIX. You need to get all of the essential amino acids in your diet and no vegan/veg food (other than quinoa and maybe one of two others) contains all of them in one shot. Meat on the other hand does. SO you need to look up a pairing chart so that you know which foods will be best put together in a meal to give you everything that a piece of chicken would. For example, pairing brown rice and beans is one meal that would give you all the essential amino acids. Each of these foods alone do not provide them all, but together they do.

      Don’t be super concerned about loosing gains at the gym. Be more aware of this cleanse on your health and modify if needed. I hope that helps!

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