Restart Button: Round 2

I confess, I have fallen off the fitness wagon AGAIN. I tend to do really well until finals roll around, and work gets hectic, and the leadership positions start piling up…. 

So! I have made a resolution. Not a New Year’s resolution, but a life one. I have to cut down my involvement. With it, came a theory developed by myself and my boss (who is freaking awesome, by the way). We call it the Post-It Note Theory. The idea is that you can only be regularly involved in the things that fit comfortably on your post-it. And we’re talking the standard size post-it, in standard-sized handwriting. So if you write teeny tiny, get someone to write it for you. For example, here are the items on my post-it:

  • Student Activities Board Intern (my actual job)
  • Judicial Board Chairperson (self-explanatory, I’m that awesome chick who gets to dedicate whether or not you get punished for those alcohol violations)
  • Mountaineer Mentor (kind of a TA for a freshman class, but also connects with orientation to get a good working relationship with the students in your class)
  • AHOC, or the Ancient and Honorable Order of the Campus (like a traditions council, super selective, only 12 members, sizable time commitment)
  •  Getting at least two papers accepted by the National Undergraduate Literature Conference (I was unable to submit any last year due to prior time commitments)
  •  And becoming, as I call it, the Transfer Student Champion (transfers don’t really have the best luck here, and are treated a bit unfairly, in my opinion. So I’ve made it my mission to better our treatment and help future transfer students feel more welcome on campus).

Okay…well. Too much information! But anyway. It may sound like a lot to some people, but the sad thing is that I’m actually cutting back. So! The goal is to be able to spend some of my free time working out and whatnot. I figure I may as well start working towards it now, so tomorrow begins my actual dive back in to healthy living. 

But I am getting a little taste this evening with some lovely green tea and yoga. Woo. Here’s hoping I can stick to it this time!

So I started going to this awesome kickboxing class at my university’s fitness center annnnnnnnd it’s awesome! What up free fitness classes!

Annnnnnnnd it is snack / lunchish time. Woo! Today I am rocking some garlic hummus, celery, a light cheese stick, a whole grain tortilla, and a plum, aka the best fruit EVER.

Annnnnnnnd it is snack / lunchish time. Woo! Today I am rocking some garlic hummus, celery, a light cheese stick, a whole grain tortilla, and a plum, aka the best fruit EVER.

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So my workout may have included some jumping and accidental stomping… Sorry downstairs neighbors! 

Anyway! All done with my morning/afternoon workout. Did a few dance workout videos, and one twenty minute kickboxing workout. Woo! Now for homework… Boo.

So my workout may have included some jumping and accidental stomping… Sorry downstairs neighbors!

Anyway! All done with my morning/afternoon workout. Did a few dance workout videos, and one twenty minute kickboxing workout. Woo! Now for homework… Boo.

piecesinprogress:

College Snacking 101
These are all my go to snacks during the semester. Of course these are also great for at home, at work, or any other time, they’re mostly things that have helped me for the different situations that pop up while at college. There’s plenty more and you can find out what your University offers but these are all things easy to keep around in your dorm room to grab and go with!
For more ways to stay healthy in college go here:
piecesinprogress.tumblr.com/college

piecesinprogress:

College Snacking 101

These are all my go to snacks during the semester. Of course these are also great for at home, at work, or any other time, they’re mostly things that have helped me for the different situations that pop up while at college. There’s plenty more and you can find out what your University offers but these are all things easy to keep around in your dorm room to grab and go with!

For more ways to stay healthy in college go here:

piecesinprogress.tumblr.com/college

piecesinprogress:

With September classes in full swing and the weather getting colder I thought this planning guide would be the perfect thing to keep you inspired! Whether it’s the unexpected thunderstorm or a sudden drop in temperature, Fall weather can be unpredictable but with so many options for at home, in dorm room workouts, your workouts can stay on track!

You can print out the second sheet to guide you step by step through making your custom workout and save the pages for future workouts!


For more at home equipment free workouts go here, more ways to stay fit & healthy in college go here and more nutrition & fitness guides/ tips go here! :)

Restart Button!

So I kind of fell of the fitness wagon awhile ago, which is sad because I freaking NEED those endorphins. But yeah. I’m going to start using my blog again in an attempt to stay on track. We’ll see how it goes. 

So I’m starting today with some yoga, some dance-y type workout, and then maybe a verrrryyyyy slow jog later. Okay. I got this. 

If you happen to be restarting or trying again as well, join me! You can do it! Woo! 

A super attractive post-morning run picture. I would just to make it known that I left for my run at 6 AM, in order to avoid the ridiculous heat and humidity (yay Texas). The heat index was 82 degrees, with about 90% humidity. AND THE SUN WAS NOT EVEN UP. Because I’m used to it, though, this morning felt like a nice, cool run. Texas, stop this madness. 

A super attractive post-morning run picture. I would just to make it known that I left for my run at 6 AM, in order to avoid the ridiculous heat and humidity (yay Texas). The heat index was 82 degrees, with about 90% humidity. AND THE SUN WAS NOT EVEN UP. Because I’m used to it, though, this morning felt like a nice, cool run. Texas, stop this madness. 

So I was all alone at the gym last night, and thought I’d take some shameless selfies. This is about as shameless as I got. Have I mentioned I like my legs?

Anyways! This is going to sound super lame, but last night was the first time I did squats with weight added and everything! I was super proud. It may or may or may not have only been 20 lbs… but I don’t care. I’m still proud. 

corrinebelle:

Packing everything in my closet.. You can never have too many 😁😍 #nike #teamnike #swoosh #shoes #running #training #obsessed

corrinebelle:

Packing everything in my closet.. You can never have too many 😁😍 #nike #teamnike #swoosh #shoes #running #training #obsessed

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