Olympian Lindsey Vonn is a busy lady. Thanks to her domination in the sport of skiing, it's no surprise that she's quickly become one of the most notable female athletes today. Our friends at The New Potato caught up with Lindsey to talk about everything under the sun, from her go-to healthy snacks to what she would say to female athletes who are just starting out.
From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?
Without thinking about my diet, my ideal food day would consist of french toast with real maple syrup for breakfast, a BLT for lunch, and a nice steak for dinner. And cookie dough ice cream!
How do you practice beauty from the inside out?
I practice beauty through being healthy. I eat a balanced, low-sodium diet with a lot of protein and I stay active. Working out is a part of my job so it's easy to stay motivated.
What are the best and worst foods/drinks to have seventy-two hours before a race?
I make sure to eat a lot of carbs and proteins before a race to keep me energized. I might have a salad, some pasta, and fish. The worst thing to eat would be something heavy like a hamburger and fries — that would really weigh me down!
The most motivating advice you've ever received . . .
The most motivating advice I've ever received was from my personal trainer Lindsay during my recovery after my second knee surgery. She told me to keep pushing myself further. You need someone who doesn't let you make excuses for yourself and believes in you.
Advice you'd give female athletes just starting out . . .
I would tell future female athletes that I didn't get to where I am overnight. You have to love what you're doing, want to put everything you have into it, and you have to earn it day after day. Always think positive and set goals for yourself. You are in control of your strength — mentally and physically.
What are the best workouts to get in shape fast?
I would say running but I really hate to run! For me, I love biking or swimming. Anything that gets your heart rate up and keeps it up will get you in shape quickly.
What are your go-to healthy snacks for energy?
Almonds, granola bars, or Chobani yogurt are great for energy and keeping you full.
Head on over to The New Potato to read Lindsey's full interview!