Frequently Asked Questions
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I have worked on a list of Frequently Asked Questions that I get on my blog. If you have any other questions please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com
Weight Loss Questions
- Where do you shop for groceries?
- Do you count calories?
- How often do you step on a scale?
- How many days do you cook at home?
- How do you make smart choices when you are out to dinner?
- What it your height/weight?
- Do you blog every day?
- What’s with the name N Her Shoes?
- How do you get so many wonderful things to review?
- What is AKB?
- How can you drink your coffee black?
- How many jobs do you really have?
- What are you going back to school for?
- What type of French Press Coffee do you use?
- What is your Thursday Night Community Group?
- Do you always follow a recipe?
- What kind of dog is Bosco?
- What kind of heart rate monitor do you recommend?
- What is AKB?
- Do you run everyday?
- How did you get up so early to run?
- How did you get so fast?
- Do you use a certain plan for your training?
- Are you always training for a marathon?
- What’s with the running skirt?
- Where is your weekly workout schedule listed now?
- What kind of protein powder do you use?
- Do you use Gels or Recovery Drinks?
- How often do you take rest days?
Weight Loss Questions
1. Where do you shop for groceries?
I try and only take one trip to the market as much as possible, for budget reason and because I plan out all my meals. I first hit up Trader Joe’s and then for other items I still need I go to the local grocery store. I really want to join a coe-op, I am in the works for signing up with one.
2. Do you count calories?
Not any more, when I was trying to lose weight I counted points (Weight Watchers Diet) but then I started to start eating REAL food and stopped counting calories and started listening to my body. I stopped eating empty calories, junk food, empty carbs, and such. I now eat 5-6 small meals a day and try to consume plenty of fruit and veggies. In my training I try and consume more protein any way I can!
3. How often do you step on a scale?
If I had it my way we wouldn’t have one in the house I think scales are addicting and can become obsessive. My weight tends to fluctuate in the morning and at night so why get on it unless I am trying to lose weight. If you are trying to lose weight I think that you should only step on it once a week, no more!
4. How many days do you cook at home?
On Sunday’s I sit down and plan out our menu for the week, and try to stick with that menu as much as possible, but things do come up. So I usually cook 4-5 times a week, and would love to do it more but teaching kickboxing at night limits my time to cook at home.
5. How do you make smart choices when you are out to dinner?
Ha Ha! I don’t always make the best choices but I do try and think about potion size. I try and choose one thing on the menu that I love and then I play with it a little, take off the mayonnaise, butter, dressing on the side, grilled not fried, brown rice, whole wheat pasts…etc. I have never been a big fries lover, but if hubby get’s them I will steal a couple:)
6. What it your height/weight?
Funny question, well my height is 5’5 and my weight is between 124-128, it used to be 145-155.
1. Do you blog every day?
I try and blog twice a day in the morning and at night. It can be very time consuming and as busy as my schedule is I only have the opportunity to do twice sometimes three times. I give mad props to the bloggers out there who do it three times a day!
2. How did you come up with the title N Her Shoes?
Well I think the answer is in the name..lol…but seriously I am in running shoes in the morning, work shoes in the afternoon, kickboxing shoes at night, and date night shoes in the evening. I may not were many hats, but I sure do where a lot of shoes
3. How do you get so many wonderful things to review?
Most of the time people send me things to review so that I can share them with all of you. But if there is a product that I have been dying to try I send them a letter asking if they would like me to do a review on my blog to get the word out on there product and they are wonderful to agree!!!
4. How can you drink your coffee black?
Well I recently gave up my creamer because of all the preservatives and junk that were in it( I might have it for a treat once in awhile). But I love the taste of coffee, good coffee, I spend a little more money on quality coffee because I do drink it black and it makes a world of difference!
5. How many jobs do you really have?
This is a funny question. Well I work at Forest Home (a Christian Camp) as a Retreat Coordinator, own a small sitter referral business called Need-A-Sitter, teach kickboxing, Certified Personal Trainer, and blogger. I have coached cross-country for a high school as well as was that high school’s Athletic Director.
6. What are you going back to school for?
I just started this January 2009 taking A&P at a small community college as a prerequisite to the Masters program in Nutrition and Dietetics at Loma Linda University. This summer I will take basic Chemistry and A&PII then I will start on my 2 year journey in September. I want to become a Registered Dietitian. I graduated from a small liberal arts college, Crichton College, with a bachelor’s in history in 2006, and after 2 years working as a teacher I decided, that if I wanted to change careers now is the time.
7. What type of French Press Coffee do you use?
8. What is your Thursday Night Community Group?
A group of young married couples that we meet with every Thursday night to try and enrich and grow our marriages. We always go through a book together and right now were going through Love and Respect, a great read for all married couples!
9. Do you always follow a recipe?
No way! Food is way more fun when you play with it. I am Emerald, I like to just take it a pinch in my hand throw it in and say BAM! But when baking I have to follow directions, that’s why I am not much of a baker. PLAY with YOUR FOOD!
11. What kind of Dog is Bosco?
We adopted Bosco from the pund in 2007 and they told us he is a mut. Now that he is older we think he is a wired hari terrier with a little wiener dog in him, oh and part human
1. What kind of heart rate monitor do you recommend?
I use the Garmin Forerunner 301, but mine broke sadly, so I will be purchasing a new one soon. I think the older versions of the Garmin are a lot more user friendly then the new ones. It really helps me with my pace, distance, HR, and calories. I don’t know how I ever lived without one.
2. What is AKB?
Aerobic Kickboxing, we do 30 minutes of aerobics and 30 minutes of a bag workout. That’s right we put on our gloves and go at it. I think the bag workout is what has made me stronger, even though I am still working on my strength.
3. Do you run everyday?
No WAY! I love running, but I believe mixing it up is the best way to stay in shape. You need to shock your body or else you will just stay at the same weight (if your trying to lose weight). I only lost weight when I started to do weights, and AKB, just running did nothing for my body. Also if your run all the time you are more likely to get injured, in my opinion.
4. How did you get up so early to run?
Well coffee really…well and going to bed early, no later then 10pm on my early mornings.
5. How did you get so fast?
I started doing speed workouts. In my last marathon training plan I was on the track at least twice a week, doing sprints,intervals, strides and tempo runs. A tempo run, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (see tempo and pace), is“a rate of performance at a steady pace.” Tempo runs are workouts where you run at a steady pace that is around 70% to 80% of your max aerobic capacity..Basically just picking up the pace for some miles during a run.
6.Are you always training for a marathon?
No, not always probably twice a year at the most. I am currently training for Boston, and then I want to to do the Sandiego Rock and Roll Half. I think that me legs need rest and time to recover. I am currently saving up money so I can buy a road bike because I would love to do more sprint triathlons.
7.What’s with the running skirt?
My new love for running skirts. I used to think they were so girly and made fun of women who wore them, thought they were trying to be too cute or something. Well I was wrong they are not only cute, they are also soooo comfy!
8. Where is your weekly workout schedule listed now?
It is now posted on the right side of my blog
9. What kind of protein powder do you use?
I am currently using Muscle Milk, only because about 2 years a go we bought a bunch of it and are still trying to go through it. I am looking into some of the top brands and trying to find out what is the best for me.
10.Do you use Gels or Recovery Drinks?
Yes, Hammer Nutrtion I wouldn’t take anything else. I use there Heed sports drinkfor my long runs (mild melon is my fave).The gels are just as good to, to pump me up on a long run. “HAMMER GEL is an easily digested, concentrated source of complex carbohydrates with four amino acids added to enhance performance and prolong energy levels during intense training and competition. HAMMER GEL has a syrup-like consistency that mixes easily with water if so desired. “
11. How often do you take rest days?
About once a week I take a full day off of running and kickboxing, it’s usually is right in the middle of the week so it works out perfect!