I can’t believe that the 5 Day Reset is coming so quickly. When Heather and I first started brainstorming this bad boy, we didn’t think it would take two months to come to fruition. Better late than never we say though! Heather recently made some big changes in her life (read below for more) and I have been going through a lot of changes as well! We figured mid-August would be the PERFECT time for this challenge. This is the time of year where we all slack a little on our health and wellness goals. I can tell you my Pilates classes have been slower this month than any other time! We created this challenge because we can do ANYTHING for 5 days! This will help you get back on track as Fall is quickly approaching!
Make sure you SIGN UP for the challenge, and then read more about your nutrition coach Heather Pavlik, RD below!!
Also, check out my interview on HeatherPavlik.com
Meet Heather Pavlik, RD
Name: Heather Pavlik
Current City: San Francisco, CA
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Education: BS in Clinical Dietetics & Nutrition, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
Tell me about a day in the life of Heather.
I typically wake up around 6am, bike to the gym and take a 7am CrossFit class. Then I head into work, shower and grab some breakfast from the fridge. Lately breakfast has been hard-boiled eggs with avocado and a side of berries and nuts. I work until its time for lunch at Zesty – which is catered everyday by local SF restaurants! Lunch today was DIY laksa bowls – which is a Malaysian spicy noodle soup. Meetings, meetings, meetings, then it’s snack time. Pineapple and watermelon sounded good today! Back to work, then before ya know it it’s time for dinner – again catered by SF restaurants (I realize that I’m super spoiled). Herbed yogurt chicken, roasted veggies and Caribbean sweet potatoes, kale and black beans tonight. I biked home around 7pm, caught up on personal emails, did some blog stuff and made my favorite healthy apple pie filling. Then it was off to bed around 10:30 to do it all over again!
What inspired you to start blogging?
Do you want the fluffed up answer or the downright honest answer? Let’s be real – I know you all want to real answer. Honestly, I just really loved (and still love) instagramming my food. “Foodstagramming” if you will. After about a year of foodstagramming like a champ, my friends pestered me beyond belief to start a blog! I spent months researching how the heck to even start a blog – buying a domain? WordPress? SEO? Excuse me? Are you speaking English?? I’ve only been blogging for about 6 months, but it’s been heck of a lot of fun so far and I’m not planning on stopping anytime soon!
You recently had a big cross country move! What have you been learning about yourself in the process?
I forgot how much I hate having to do my own laundry. Just kidding! But seriously… About a month ago I made a HUGE move across the country from Philly to San Francisco to start a job as a Registered Dietitian at Zesty – a healthy corporate catering startup. And it’s unbelievable. Who genuinely gets excited to go into work on a Monday? This nerd does! Making this big move has definitely forced me to be very independent. I kind of threw myself into this move very quickly without a plan and have had to take things as they come. Challenge accepted!
How challenging has it been adjusting to life in San Fransisco?
I’ve always been the type to have the “everything will always work out” mentality. When I was offered a job in SF and asked if I could start in a week and half I obviously said yes! Am I crazy? Maybe. Did I make it work? I sure did. Within that week and a half I found a place to live (which is shocking if you know anything about the rental market in SF), opened a credit card, took a mini vacay down the shore, threw myself a going away party, packed my life in 6 pieces of luggage, and I was off! I had no clue what I was doing but I was determined to make it happen. And I am!
What is your favorite thing about living in San Francisco?
First of all, is this real life?? This place is so stinkin’ cool! How is possible that one city could have SO much to do? This little 7×7 city keeps surprising me. I’ve been having so much fun getting to know each of the (wildly different) neighborhoods and what makes each of them unique. Obviously the food is unbelievable. I still need to get my hands on one of the world famous burritos from the Mission! Please hold me to that. Thanks. Oh and who doesn’t love being only 45 minutes from Wine Country?!
How do you stay healthy with your busy schedule?
Working at a healthy corporate catering company sure does make this pretty easy! We have lunch and dinner catered daily from some of the best restaurants in SF and we have access to multiple refrigerators full of fresh produce, yogurt, snacks, leftovers, etc. right in our office. I also make it a point to get to the gym everyday – I usually go to crossfit in the morning before work or a spin class with some co-workers midday. I’m also suuuuuuper lucky to have some awesome in-office perks at work. Weekly sports massages, meditation, craniosacral massages…should I keep going or do you all want to kill me?
Favorite kind of music to sweat to?
Country – obviously! There’s nothing quite like deadlifting to “My Wish” by Rascal Flats. KIDDING! But seriously – crank up some “American Kids” by Kenny and then we’re talkin’!
If you could only eat 3 things for the rest of your life (regardless of calories), what would they be?
- Homemade Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow) – none of that pre-packaged stuff!
- Turkey Hill Phillies Graham Slam Ice Cream – yes only the Turkey Hill Phillies one. Regular s’mores ice cream just doesn’t compare.
- Watermelon – diced, not eaten off the rind.
- Eggs Benedict any way – florentine, over crab cakes, southern style over cornbread, chipotle, ugh I seriously love it.
Okay that’s 4, but I’m the most indecisive person you will ever meet so that makes it fine, right?
Why did you want to create the 5 Day Reset?
Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried a 90 day challenge and never finished? How about 30 days? Yeah, me too. When Steph and I first started collaborating and brainstorming ideas for an engaging challenge for our readers, we knew we needed to start with something small and achievable. 5 days is simple. You can totally handle 5 days. And we’ll be right here to guide you along the whole way through! I’m so excited to eat, sweat and reset with you guys next week! SIGN UP NOW!