Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Morning Kind of Gal

So the past two days I've realized that I am definitely a morning person. I've always thought so, but I have gotten up extra early the past two days and have been SUPER productive. Yesterday I mentioned that I woke up and went to Starbucks for some work time, now today I woke up, got ready fast and headed to a building on campus to do some work. My nights are so busy, that sometimes I just need that extra hour or hour and a half to get work done in the morning.

Remember how I pledged at the beginning of the week to eat healthy? Well it has been going great so far! I feel so much better already. I've even been able to fit in more workouts. Monday I had dance class at night, so that was my workout for the day. I was able to go for a run outside yesterday evening, which felt great. I really want to run a 5k that is on campus at the end of October, so I'm trying to run more. Yesterday I ran/walked the equivalence of a 5k which was pretty good for me. It may have taken me some time but I was so proud of myself for even doing it. Tonight I have dance again, and then tomorrow will be my off day since I am super busy. I am hoping to get out for a run again on Friday!

Eating healthy and exercising have made me feel so great about myself, and in a better mood. Sometimes, I feel like I can conquer the world! (If only I could conquer that homework lol)

Now I'm off to my internship which means Facebook and Twitter all day everyday-- no complaints here.

What are some of your accomplishments this week?

Brown Eyed Girl

PS- Nashville is back tonight!! I cannot WAIT to watch it :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Starbucks Kind of Morning

Last night was one of those super stressful nights, where you're on the verge of tears but you know it'll be okay.  I had a few things due today that I had to get done last night.  The way my schedule is working out this semester, I always have things due the days after my super busy nights, and then on my free nights I have zero work to do.  And I usually can't even work ahead because the work hasn't been assigned yet.  Oh well, I guess I'll figure it out.

I decided to get up early this morning and head to Starbucks which is about 3 minutes from my house.  I needed a substantial breakfast, so I ordered the oatmeal :) and an Awake tea latte.  I've never had one before, so I hope I like it!  Eating the oatmeal made me feel so much better!

When I woke up this morning it was 44 degrees out!! 44!? Seriously isn't it supposed to be fall, not winter!? Thankfully my parents brought me some heavier fleeces when they came to visit.

Now I'm going to finish my homework and then head to campus for a senior project meeting before class.

What calms you down when you're stressed?

Brown Eyed Girl

Monday, September 23, 2013

Clean Lean Machine

So today my mom and I started a challenge to eat clean.  We have both always struggled on and off with eating healthily, and always feel so much better when we do.  We were each other's support systems while I was home this summer, so I'm hoping we can continue to encourage each other even when we're not in the same state.

Some major things I'm focusing on cutting out are:
1. Soda (bye bye Coke zero
2. Chocolate
3. Carbs (This summer I stuck to only toast in the morning and I want to do that again)

I have absolutely NO willpower.  So I need to cut things out completely so I am not tempted.  It seems to work when I do that, and I don't even crave them!

I've been struggling to eat healthy since I've been back at school.  I feel like I'm always tempted with sweet treats and fried goodies.  I've also had a hard time squeezing working out.  But I'm trying!  I know I'll figure out a routine soon.

What are some of your food weaknesses? How do you control yourself?

Brown Eyed Girl 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The parents are here!

Hello bloggers!!

Sorry I haven't blogged in so long. I'm seriously always on the go. Whether is class, my internship, dance rehearsals, SpO, or sorority chapter meetings, I feel like I never have time to take a break. But all of these things make me extremely happy so I can't complain!!

That's why Parent's Weekend this weekend was the perfect timing. Mom and dad drove down this morning and brought me some much needed fall clothes, then we headed to a nearby cafe called Nudy's for some brunch. I've been craving brunch for a while, so this was perfect! I got cinnamon bun pancakes and they were great!

After brunch we headed to the King of Prussia mall for some shopping. I got so many cute fall clothes, and all at great prices!! After the mall we went to the hotel to freshen up and went to dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Plaza Azteca-- it was awesome!  I enjoyed some fresh guacamole and my Bahama Mama drink :)

Now we're all relaxing together in our hotel room, watching TV. This is one of the things I miss most about being home :( We'll probably head to sleep soon because we have an early Senior Breakfasttomorrow morning  and then I'll be dancing in a showcase for dance. 

Night bloggers!

Brown Eyed Girl

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dinner for a college student on a budget :)

Here's what I've packed for dinner today!  I'm running from class to a meeting so no time to stop home in between. I've put together salad with prepared lettuce, cherry tomatoes, a few slices of yellow and green squash, and 1/4 avocado. I've also warmed up a Morning Star veggie patty! My dressing is Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette lite. 

Yum yum!

What's your favorite on-the-go dinner?

Brown Eyed Girl