Your favorite health drink?
The best health drink I can think of is water. I have a huge water bottle that I carry around with me during the day, and I am constantly refilling it. I like to stay hydrated, and drinking a lot of water also makes you feel full so you won’t snack on anything bad throughout your day.
Pre and post-workout meals on an average?
Before I work out I usually eat something with a fair amount of protein in it. After my work out I have a green smoothie, in which I’ll add a scoop of strawberry protein powder.
Whatever I do eat though, it always tastes good, I’ll never force myself to eat something that I don’t like, or drink a smoothie that tastes chalky but has a ton of protein. The trick to staying in shape is finding foods that you love and want to eat every day. If it feels like a chore just to get through your day of eating, it’s never going to be sustainable long-term.
What is your daily workout routine?
I have a very simple workout routine that begins with 30 minutes of cardio while listening to my favorite music, or YouTube videos. Next I work on my abs, using a 20lbs weight, I do 90 Russian twists on the ground. After that I do a few sets of curtsy squats (they are easy on my knees) and three 30 second planks to finish up. Sometimes I’ll throw in different exercises so my body doesn’t get used to my usual routine.
Also, dancing is a great way to stay in shape, I take hip-hop classes with a friend, and by the end of each class I always say the same thing, “we must’ve burned 1000 calories just now,” while panting my way back to my car.
Top 3 fashion must-haves?
The top three fashion must-haves for me include a form fitting simple black dress, the classic LBD can be worn during the day, at night, or to a formal event, it’s all about the accessories and the shoes you choose to wear with it.
Another fashion must-have are a few good choices of flat shoes. I know it’s expected in our society for women to constantly be in high heels, but to be honest my knees and feet just can’t take wearing high heels all the time. I am the girl who brings a small pair of flats in her purse, and directly upon leaving an event, I’ll put those flats on and take my heels off while walking to the Uber, and I’m unapologetic about it!
The third fashion must-have, might be kind of surprising. I’m really into baseball hats right now, this is a great way for me to not have to style my hair when I am doing simple errands about town. I’ll spray my hair with a little bit of water, let it curl up naturally and throw on a baseball hat. I think’s a really cute and athletic “girl on the go” look.
Favorite hairstyles when at home and when you’re at a party?
My favorite hairstyle when I’m at home is to take the hair in front of my face and pin it up with a small clip the top my head. It probably doesn’t look very attractive, but it keeps it out of the way while I’m cooking, doing laundry, and re-filling my coffee cup.
I love wearing my hair down when I’m going to parties, I’ll blow it out, and add some big Victoria’s Secret style curls to it. My type of hair does not react well with humidity however, so sometimes it ends up looking like the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz, instead of The Adriana Lima look that I was initially going for.
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