by Khushboo on August 3, 2012

I’ve mentioned it before but I absolutely hate packing.  It’s not because my folding skills could use some work.  Nor is it because I’m scared of forgetting something…heck you might as well me the queen of packing lists.  It comes down to the fact that I hate making choices between outfits:

  • This shirt or that one?
  • One pair of heels or 3?
  • Pack less and shop more?

Okay fine, the last one is a given but you catch my drift!  And despite my dislike towards choices, I am about to voluntarily make 20 more choices.  Once I saw this fitness survey floating around, I knew it wouldn’t be long till I got on board with it.  Fortunately these aren’t the kind of choices I am going to regret next week, or any time after that.  Here goes:

1.  Run/workout in the heat and humidity or freezing temps and snow?

I will always choose hot temperatures over cold EXCEPT for when I’m exercising.  Just the thought of running in humidity is unpleasant enough!

2. Have washboard abs or flat abs?

As long as my abs are looking good, I am ABS-olutely not fussed.  On the opposite sex, I’d like washboard abs…please & thank you!

3. Dr. Oz or The Doctors?

Dr. Oz purely because of his association with Oprah

4. Cardio or strength?

Lately I have been looking forward to my strength workouts more.  That being said, I am so excited about hitting up my all-time favorite running spot  over the next few weeks:

Hyde Park, London

5. Cravings: Protein or carbs? Most of my cravings are for dessert a.k.a sugar a.k.a carbs

6. Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper?

Team Jillian all the way!  I would kill to train with her, although I’m pretty sure she’d kill me in the process 😀 !

7. Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream?

Can’t choose, won’t choose!

8. To train: Upper body or Lower body?

Lower body…I have a love/hate relationship with the post-workout soreness.

9. Protein powder or food with protein?

I will always opt for real food when possible, but I do love me some Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder.

10. Lunges or squats?

Easy- squats!  Lunges are a pain in the ass….yet they do give me a nice one ;)!

11. Sweet or salty?

Sweet – I have no problem sitting in front of a plate of fries without being tempted, but I definitely can’t say the same about desserts.

Got me a Sugadaddy 😉

12. Workout attire: cute or comfy?

Comfy!  I am not even going to beat around the bush: I don’t look cute when I work out…at all!

13. Body Pump or Heavy lifting?

I enjoy both but I find that my form skimps towards the end of the track at Body Pump.

14. Yoga or Pilates?

Yoga- is there anything better than that first downward dog?

15. Nike or Adidas?

As all my workout shorts/capris are Nike, I think that speaks for itself!

16. Running on the treadmill or outdoors?

Outdoors although I’m not a treadmill hater by any means: without it, I’m not sure I’d be running at all!

17. Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s?

Never been to Traders Joe’s so Whole Foods by default.

18. Summer or Winter Olympics?

More than the actual sporting bit of the Olympics, my favorite parts are the Opening & Medal ceremonies.  Either way, both Summer & Winter Olympics both show the word at its athletic best…which is special enough!

19. Exercises classes or Exercise videos?

Classes although I rarely do either. If you’re looking for a great exercise video DVD, I can’t recommend the Billy Blanks Kickboxing DVDs enough!

20. Steamed veggies or roasted veggies?

Roasted – if you don’t enjoy veggies, my only advice is to buy an oven!

It’s Friday…amuse me by answering any of the above 🙂

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Alex @ therunwithin August 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I am terrible at making decisions. I am the worst packer because I never bring a lot, I bring next to nothing just because I always want to leave room to bring stuff back. I guess that is a good thing…


Khushboo Thadani August 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

We need to trade packing skills- It’s always a good thing to leave room for bringing back stuff :)!


Parita August 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Love this survey!! It’s fun reading and comparing the choices I would make versus someone else. I am a sweets person all the way, as you know! I’ll take a piece of chocolate over fries any day!


Khushboo Thadani August 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

A girl after my own heart :)!


Brittany August 4, 2012 at 12:43 am

I hateee packing too! I swear it takes me so much longer than it should. I always worry I wont have the right outfit, or enough, so that leads to severe over packing. I have to bring a lot of workout clothes to minimize the overload.


Khushboo Thadani August 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

I have friends who literally throw things in a bag and are done packing- if only I could be so efficient!


sprint2thetable August 4, 2012 at 2:29 am

I am clearly the same about decisions. I read through the survey thinking “I couldn’t choose!”


Khushboo Thadani August 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

Haha I felt like a traitor choosing some answers over others…gah decisions suck!


Tessa Merrick (@Tessa8m) August 4, 2012 at 4:48 am

Great survey Khushboo! This is one I would enjoy filling out.. although like you, making the actual decisions would be tough! I concur with you on the ice cream and froyo one 🙂


Khushboo Thadani August 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

That was the only one I actually couldn’t make a decision about..haha you would think it was some life-threatening decision in front of me!


Sable Weisman (@SquatLikeALady) August 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

Love your list!! I dislike doing lunges more than squats. I think it’s because I’m miserable for 2x as long when I do lunges 😉 haha!


Khushboo Thadani August 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

Hahah double the pain…the worst part is that when you bust out that last rep, you still have a WHOLE set left to go haha!


Corrie Anne August 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm

TOTALLY team jill & team squats. lunges make my knees crack. lol.


Khushboo Thadani August 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Yikes that can’t be a good thing, especially as you’re a runner!!


ritika August 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm

carbs and sugar any day 🙂
also, are washboard and flat two things? whoaaaaa!!!!


Honey What's Cooking August 5, 2012 at 12:10 am

oooh, you’re off to London!!! I’ll check out Hyde Park, never been. But i’ll be staying in Covent Garden. OMG.. i totally hear you, pack more or shop more. I can only take 1 suitcase and I need to really park smart cuz I wanna shop in London. i hope the conversion is favorable.. 🙂


Khushboo Thadani August 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

Ah Hyde Park is great…and Covent Garden is an ideal location to stay in as it’s very central and public transport is extremely accessible!


dixya August 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm

loved your survey and answer choices. I pretty much agree with almost all your answers 🙂 enjoy London while you can!


Khushboo Thadani August 15, 2012 at 2:16 am

Thanks, Dixya!


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