You know you have no friends when you decide to try a social media tag that nobody actually tagged you to do. I’m just kidding, but in all seriousness, I don’t know a lot of people in my actual realm who have the same passion for health and fitness as me. I treasure my close friends so much and I wouldn’t trade them for anything, but it’s difficult to meet up with foodie and fitness fanatics you know online if they live far away from you, let alone in a different country. I guess in this case, I’m my own friend by tagging myself.
Sigh. If you live in Los Angeles and you also like working out, restaurant hopping and cooking healthy food, LEMME KNOW. God I sound desperate. Murr.
Anyways, I know the Fitness Tag is so 2013-2014, but obviously I wasn’t as immersed in this world as I am now. Honestly, I don’t care if it’s not socially acceptable for me to get on this wagon late–I’m gonna do it and sport it with pride. The questions will be listed in chronological order with all of my answers below!
- If you never got into bodybuilding/lifting, what would you be doing? To be honest, I have NO idea what my goals would be. I know that before I became so passionate about health and fitness, I was really into filmmaking and sketching. People actually thought I was going to be an artist growing up so I can only assume that those passions would grow and I’d be striving to become a movie producer or something artsy and creative.
- What is your favorite and least favorite body part to work? Favorites are definitely abs, inner thighs and glutes, and my least favorite part is the chest. Push-ups and pull-ups, man. I hate ‘em all!
- What would your last meal on earth be? I have so many favorite foods that I would probably have the most complicated last meal on Earth, but I’d have to go for a bowl of vegan Thai coconut peanut butter green curry with eggplant, kabocha, basil, red and yellow bell peppers, red onions, mushrooms, spinach, cauliflower, tofu and tempeh on the side with a roasted Japanese yam, an Okinawan purple sweet potato, black rice and a scoop of al dente Explore Asian edamame spaghetti. Oh, and Sriracha MUST be served.
- If you had to choose between eating only carbs or only fats, which would you choose? While my love for almond butter, avocados and peanut butter is infinite, I have to choose eating only carbs simply because I can eat more variety of my favorites: sweet potatoes, quinoa, fruits, vegetables, kabocha, beans, anything pretty carb-heavy.
- Who is your “crush” in the fitness industry? Well after half an hour to forty five minutes of Googling the most famous male fitness icons, I still don’t have a set “crush” in the fitness industry. I don’t know if he counts, but I have the biggest celebrity crush on Joe Manganiello and he wrote an entire book dedicated to his fitness journey called Evolution, so I’m going with him as my fitness crush.
- If you had to pick ONE food to have 0 calories (but still taste the same) the rest of your life, what would you choose? Definitely any kind of nut butter, because we all know that you can seriously OD on them, and next thing you know, you’ve eaten a whooooole jar! If not nut butter, then probably Thai coconut milk curry broth because I could drink that shiz like no other.
- Would you rather never be allowed to lift again but have your ideal physique, or be allowed to lift but work your butt off for your physique? Working my butt off is honestly what made me love fitness in the first place. If I didn’t have to work hard to lose weight, I wouldn’t be nearly as ambitious, driven and mentally strong as I am today. The answer is obvious: I would rather work hard for my ideal physique, but I obviously wouldn’t work to the extent where I’d hate my life and not be able to take a break or eat some vegan chocolate cake ever again.
- What are your short and long term fitness goals? I don’t really have any short term goals because I don’t believe that you should strive for something temporary, but something maintainable for the rest of your life. Long term, I would really like to increase my strength and endurance, and build some lean muscle while shedding off a bit of excess body fat (the last part could be short-term).
- What is the best thing that has changed about your life since committing to this lifestyle? My relationship with myself is the best thing that has changed. Going into this new lifestyle, I was my own worst enemy. I wasn’t treating my body right nor I wasn’t treating my soul right.
- Favorite thing about competing (or fitness in general if you don’t compete)? I don’t compete and I never plan on doing it. My favorite thing about fitness is that you always see yourself improving, and it’s so invigorating when you reach a new level that you never would have thought was possible.
- What is your favorite way to get your cardio in? I absolutely love the spin bike, with rope skipping being a very close second just because skipping is harder on the joints.
Those are my responses to the Fitness Tag questions, and I know some of them may be pretty lengthy just because I had so much fun thinking of answers to them! I don’t think anybody right now is still doing this tag, but if any of you guys read this post and decide that you would like to answer these questions as well, then be sure to say that I tagged you because I totally recommend this little questionnaire! If you want to, you can also respond to some of these questions in the comments below and we can exchange answers too!
Are you also late with social media tags? Don’t forget to comment your answers to these questions if this tag interests you!