A Fun Fitness Survey

Good morning, friends!

Today’s post?  A little fitness survey, as seen the other day on Carrots N Cake.

Five Fitness Things I Can’t Live Without:

Does fitness in general count?  How about…

I know that’s 6 things, but I couldn’t decide okay?

Most Embarrassing Song I Listen to While Working Out:

I have a lot of 80’s aerobics specific playlists.  Those are pretty embarrassing, especially when coworkers are able to see my shared iTunes library at work.  Check out my “On my iPod” page to be the judge of this question!

Favorite Pre-Workout Snack or Meal:

Apparently I’m really bad at picking favorites.  First thing that came to mind?  Whole wheat toast, an English muffin, or an Arnold’s Sandwich Thin with almond or peanut butter on it.  Other favorites?  A banana or a Luna bar.

On My Fitness Bucket List:

  • Get full arm strength back after my shoulder injury
  • Pass the ACSM Certification Exam
  • Try Crossfit
  • Make my own fitness video
  • Become a more advanced Yogi

Must Have Tech Tools:

I honestly don’t have any must haves.  I still rock CD’s to class, so even if I say my iPod, it’s not a MUST have.  I don’t have anything else very fancy either!  Does an elliptical count?  Maybe I should get with the times?

Top Exercise Gear:

I already mentioned my toe spacers…

Motivational Mantras:

  • You never regret a workout.
  • Make fitness your way of life.
  • Commit to be fit.

Favorite Cardio Exercise:

  • Cardio intervals interspersed between strength moves in interval/circuit training/bootcamp classes.  Jumping jacks, jump rope, high knees, butt kicks, mountain climbers, football runs, shuffles, cross-overs, ski jumps, skaters, etc.
  • Corpbasics Kix
  • Spin class
  • Interval elliptical workouts

Favorite Strength Moves:

  • Planks!!!
  • Pushups
  • Squats
  • Tricep Dips on a bench
  • Glute Presses

This list goes on and on…

Question of the Day:  Your turn!  You fill out the fitness survey and leave it as a comment.  Would love to hear about all of you.

What’s NEW?!

My sneakers, that’s what!

Aren’t these snazzy?  🙂

Please stop judging me for taking pictures of my own feet after class last night, ok?  I know what you guys are thinking.  But I don’t care.  These are my first pair of Nike cross trainers.  Ever!  I honestly have been wearing the same Asics shoe for like four years now (yes, I am that person that buys multiple pairs at once to hold onto), so this is a huge deal for me.  Life-changing.  Also the first pair of lightweight sneakers that I’ve tried out.  But I love them!  My feet feel like they can breathe when I wear them, but the sneakers still have enough room for me to wear my orthodics (yes, I am also 90 years old) and my toe spacers.  Perhaps I should have done a post on all the things wrong with my feet first?!  Anyways, these are really awesome for all the high intensity interval training, plyometrics, and side to side movements that I do in my indoor classes.  I think it’s a great shoe for those who cross train with various types of exercise whether it be cardio workouts, drills, weightlifting, or whatever!  PLUS, they are super cute.  Got a lot of compliments on them in my classes.  I have a feeling I might be going out and buying new pink and black workout attire soon!  🙂

About this shoe, from the Nike website:

Benefits
No-sew upper for enhanced comfort and flexibility
Flywire for ultra-lightweight support and comfort
Nike Free flex grooves for enhanced flexibility and stability

Support
Side-to-side movements are essential to drills and other training activities, so the Nike Free Quick Fit+ was designed with Flywire on the upper for lightweight lateral support in the forefoot. Flywire is made up of thin, super-strong nylon fibers that strategically hold the foot in place, helping to reduce slippage during movement.

Flexibility
Nike Free XT technology uses full-length, multi directional flex grooves to allow the foot to move in a more natural way for training. Exaggerated and intuitive flex grooves extend into the midsole to help reduce the overall weight of the shoe and enhance multi directional flexibility so you can be nimble on your feet.

Additional Details
Breathable mesh upper
Synthetic overlays for support
Outsole rubber pods for durability and traction
Nike+ ready

What ELSE is new?!

– The playlist I used in Circuit Training class last night.  It’s a good one, check it out!!

  1. Sweat – Snoop Dogg & David Guetta
  2. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  3. You Make Me Feel – Cobra Starship feat. Sabi
  4. Mr. Saxobeat (Radio Edit) – Alexandra Stan
  5. In the Dark – Dev
  6. No Limit (Extended) – 2 Unlimited
  7. Rain Over Me – Pitbull feat. Marc Anthony
  8. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Daft Punk
  9. Barbara Streisand – Duck Sauce
  10. Bon Bon – Pitbull
  11. My Body – Young the Giant
  12. This Is How a Heart Breaks – Rob Thomas
  13. Without You – David Guetta feat. Usher
  14. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People
  15. Stereo Hearts – Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine
  16. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall – Coldplay

– Teaching Corpbasics Kix.  Last night was my second time subbing for Liz’s class right before Circuit Training.  That still counts as NEW, right?  Anyways, class went really well.  Mom came to class again too.  Loving teaching this!

– My roommate’s blog!  Slesh said I inspired her to find her own creative outlet.  I love inspiring, that’s the whole point of Fitness & Feta.  Anyways, her blog is called “A Twist and a Shake” and is where she will share all sorts of fun information about cocktails.  Slesh loves trying out new drink recipes so she will be sharing them here, along with advice for substitutions, cost, etc.  Go take a sip from her straw!

– A new quote I found today that I posted on the F&F Facebook Page“There are really only two requirements when it comes to exercise. One is that you do it. The other is that you continue to do it.”  <— So true!

Question(s) of the Day: 

  • What is your favorite brand of exercise sneakers?
  • Anything new with YOU that you’d like to share?

Have a good one 🙂