As a student, I like to think of myself as the master of a balancing act. I love cooking and eating healthy foods, but sometimes I only have enough time to grab something quick. And sometimes that something is a cheeseburger. As for exercise, I love the way I look and feel after a good work out, but if all of my friends are in my apartment watching The Bachelor, I might be more inclined to stay home and do that as opposed to wiping the stinging sweat out of my eyes at boot camp.
That’s why I’m here. I want to impart my ideas about how to balance food and fitness in a realistic and attainable way in order to achieve health. I don’t like diets, so don’t come here expecting to find one. But, if you’re here looking for a practical way to look at health and fitness from the perspective of a college student (or maybe just a very busy person), then I might have just the thing for you.
FAVORITE SLENDER MEAL: barbecue baked sweet potato FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL: bacon cheeseburger FAVORITE WORKOUT: spin class at CYC Fitness CAN'T EXERCISE WITHOUT: Lululemon Wunder Under Crops MY WORKOUT PLAYLIST: always hip hop, no exception WON'T LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT: my purple 1 liter Camel Bak water bottle; iPhone + headphones; Tortoise Shell Aviators WHAT I ORDER AT THE BAR: vodka soda or rum + diet UN-SLENDER HABIT: drunchies (...oops!) and the fact that I don't really like working out WEEKEND RITUAL: breakfast in Bed I'M STUDYING: nutrition and liberal arts WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I GROW UP: a registered dietitian (or a blogger)
In the first installment of Ask The Petite Professional, I answer:
1. Looking back on your old blog, The Slender Student, how have you evolved both as a blogger and in your healthy lifestyle?
2. You’re the first blog that I started following about 2 years ago, and you’ve inspired me to start blogging. I’ve really gotten into following other blogs, however, I want to start my own. Do you have any suggestions for how to go about doing that?
3. What are some tips for meal prepping for one?
If you have a question you’d like answered in the next video, simply leave a comment on my new blog, The Petite Professional, send me an email, or reach out via Twitter (#askthepetiteprofessional)!