Fit Six: Jacqueline Back

Every other week, the Louisville Women’s Sports Network highlights a local woman by asking her six questions about her health and fitness routine. This week’s guest is
Jacqueline Back who played golf at Presentation. If there is a woman you’d like us to feature, email your suggestions.

1) What is your weekly training/exercise routine? Does chasing an almost three and one-year old count?! Ha! Now that the weather, for the most part, is getting warmer, my weekly exercise includes walks around the neighborhood. I’m hoping those walks turn into runs before too long.

2) How do you prepare for a workout? I wish I could truthfully say I was preparing for workouts. If anything, I make sure I’m hydrated.

3) What do you eat, drink or do for quick energy? Get up and move! Like many of us, I spend a lot of the work day at a desk. Since my office is on the third floor, instead of picking up the phone to call a colleague, I’ll jet down a few flights of stairs.

4) What is your daily nutritional meal plan? I drink lots and lots of water throughout the day. I hate to admit this, but I’m such a picky eater, to the point where it’s almost embarrassing. I make a conscious effort to eat a well-balanced diet given my self-inflicted restrictions. An example of a typical day might include eggs for breakfast, an apple with lunch (usually my biggest meal of the day) and ground turkey nachos topped with black beans, corn and a little cheese. Good or bad – I’m usually a sucker for something sweet, like a cookie or a small bowl of ice cream.

5) What do you snack on between meals? If I get a chance to snack it’s usually similar to what our little one is snacking on: grapes, goldfish, yogurt.

6) What are your fitness and health goals? It’s funny how your fitness and health goals vary at different stages of life. Right now, my biggest health goal is getting adequate sleep at night – ha! In all seriousness, though, my main concern is feeling good about the skin I’m in at the moment. Being a new-ish mom, it’s easy to lose focus on yourself by always making sure everyone else is healthy and happy.