It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy. Taking care of yourself should be a priority, but it’s hard within our busy lifestyles to actually make this happen.
As a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, nobody knows this more than Carli Lloyd. We asked Carli to share how she stays healthy and what advice she can offer us.
Q: What is your go-to healthy breakfast?
A: I typically have two eggs over easy with avocado. I also have fruit and sometimes Greek yogurt. Occasionally, I also have steel-cut oatmeal.
Q: What is your favorite type of exercise?
A: Any type of exercise such as running, training or doing body weight exercises makes me feel better. Running makes me happy and feels great!
Q: What keeps you motivated during your workout?
A: I have an inner drive with myself to become better than I was yesterday. I know that preparation breeds success and as long as I trust my process of working hard every single day and clocking in the hours, it always pays off in the end.
Q: What activities do you do when you can’t fit in a full workout?
A: If I am traveling I scope out my surroundings. Sometimes I run up the hotel stairwells or find a patch of grass nearby and get a workout in. I tailor my workouts to the amount of time I usually have and go off of that.
Q: What is your favorite healthy snack?
A: Nuts, fruit, and açaí bowls.
Q: What is your nighttime skin regimen?
A: I apply cleanser, moisturizer and some anti-aging natural oils.
Q: What hobbies do you have to help you relax?
A: Getting my nails done, shopping and snuggling up with my husband at home.
Q: What is your favorite health tip that you live by?
A: Everything in moderation. I like to live a clean, healthy lifestyle but I also do occasionally treat myself!
Q: How do you mentally prepare for competition?
A: Mental preparation comes from my on-the-field training and off-the-field training. What I have realized is that if the mind is strong the body will follow. I prepare days ahead of time to make sure I am blocking out all outside distractions and zoning into what I need to do in the game.
Q: How do you manage stress?
A: I often times find myself taking on a lot. I like to keep busy and get a lot accomplished but I also realize that I need to do a better job of managing how much I push myself. I get routine massages and I make lists of what I need to do.
Q: What do you do to splurge?
A: I like a good New Jersey pizza so when I am splurging that is my first choice!