Where do you live? San Diego, CA But where are you really from? A small town in Georgia Who or What inspired you to begin your healthy lifestyle/ or have you always been healthy? My sister Krysten. I haven't always eaten healthy, it's been in recent years. Moving to CA really helped and listening to my sister. We talk a lot about nutrition and I love her advice and suggestions. What are your favorite places to eat? In San Diego I love, Bencotto, donut bar, extraordinary desserts, snooze, and cafe gratitude. Drink of choice? Besides water I love green smoothies with spinach, avocado blueberries, mango, strawberries and coconut milk.
Foods you eat on a daily basis? (ie. Breakfast/Lunch/DInner): Oatmeal (every single day!) With blueberries and nuts . Most days I have a smoothie bowl and eziekal bread with almond butter usually finds it way into my daily foods. I always have veggies too!
Snack/Treat: I like Lara bars alot. If I make my own snacks, I like energy balls, mixed nuts, and avocado brownies
Shy or outgoing? More shy
Hobbies /Other interests? Hiking, cooking, reading, going to concerts. I absolutely love sunsets and try to catch as many as I can.
Disneyland or Universal Studios? Disneyland
Favorite Movie? Gladiator and Forrest Gump (I love them equally)
Favorite TV show? Breaking bad, full house, and the sopranos
Favorite Color? Baby pink What is your favorite season? Summer
Favorite vegetable ? Brussell sprouts
Favorite place to visit? Idylwild, CA
What has been your best vacation to date? While not an exact vacation, Caleb and I drove across the county when we moved from GA to CA. It was the most amazing experience visiting all these wonderful states. New Mexico was my favorite!
Favorite Singer or Band? Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Song (or songs- cause this is a ridiculous question) ? # 41 - DMB Wish you were here - Pink Floyd 3 little birds - Bob Marley
Favorite recipe you make? My chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache
Favorite Food? Any pasta that has a white creamy sauce. I also love French fries. It's kind of an obsession.
Sweet or Savory? Sweet!
What do you like to do for exercise? Zumba. Any kind of dancing or fun exercise
Any particular skin care regimen ? Wash your face every single night. No matter what, and moisturize.
Night Owl or Early Bird? Night owl
Any advice you’d like to give someone who thinks it’s hard or expensive to eat healthy? Meal prep! It is easier to eat healthy if you have healthy choices available to you. Especially snacks. It is so easy to reach for unhealthy snacks if you don't have some readily available. It is cheaper to make it yourself than to buy healthy food . My advice is to cook at home as much as you possibly can.
Favorite quote? "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt". John Muir
Who or what motivates you ? Who - my sister. My inspiring, loving, full of positive light, glowing sister. She motivated me to be a better person. What- hiking and sunsets. Stars. The moon. Nature of any kind. It reconnects me, rejuvenates my spirit and motivates me to live to the fullest.
Any natural remedies you swear by? Ginger and tumeric . Ginger keeps my immunity high and tumeric for whenever I am feeling a little inflamed. I also love a good probiotic.
Whats one of your favorite things about life? Nature
Proudest moment? Getting married. Standing up there, saying I do to the best man I've ever met.
Any final words you'd like to share? Make sure you take care of yourself. I think this is so important. Have time to yourself. Eat healthy, but also have that wine. Eat that donut. Enjoy your life! Get out in nature, it is amazing how just taking a hike and getting fresh air can make you feel.