I surely can’t be the only one who is starving by the time 3:00 pm rolls around. After a long day of class, studying, and trying to cross off everything on my to-do list, I’m pretty hungry. Hunger tends to take over my brain and I just want whatever source of carbs I can find. It’s easy to see why I want to stuff my face with chips, animal crackers, or a candy bar because carbs are a quick energy source. But, I know that if I down a candy bar or some animal crackers, I’m going to be hungry again in about 30 minutes.
I refuse to keep any unhealthy food items in my room 99% of time because I have zero self-control around junk food. So, if it’s not here, I can’t eat it. When I’m looking for snack items, I’m focusing on macronutrient content – fats, carbs, and protein. Snacking on food higher in protein and fat keeps me fuller for longer and reduces my urges to snack for hours at a time.
KEEP READING “Five Quick & Easy Healthy Snacks”
Let’s be honest, we all come to college with this grand idea of hitting the gym every day. There’s a free fitness center at our fingertips and maybe just maybe we’ll all get that dream body that we’ve wanted for forever. You start out strong, hitting the gym a few times during the first week of class, but then the stress and assignments start setting in and going to the gym becomes more of a chore than something you enjoy doing.
By the end of the semester, the gym is a complete afterthought, and then when you can’t fit into your favorite pair of jeans, you get frustrated with yourself because if only you’d stuck it out and gone to the gym as much as you had wanted to, you wouldn’t be in the position you’re in now. All of this can be boiled down into one quote: failing to plan is planning to fail.
KEEP READING “How to Find Time for the Gym in College”
Today I’m going to get a little more personal than I usually do in my posts. I am talking about fitness, my struggles and triumphs with fitness, and how it’s changed my outlook on life. I feel that sometimes, especially with girls, we think that we have to have this perfect body, that we can’t gain weight, and that if you don’t fit a specific stereotype, it’s not okay. Today I want to share how none of that is true and that all that really matters is your own happiness, whether that be from working out or sitting on the couch devouring a bag of chips (because tbh, both of those things make me very happy).
The world paints a really distorted view of being healthy or being in shape. Society highlights all of these teeny tiny models with itty bitty waists and that’s our view of healthy. Now, I’m not saying that these models aren’t healthy. KEEP READING “My Fitness Journey”
I love my FitBit Charge HR. I raved about it in my July favorites, and I was really close to including it in my August favorites. I figured that including it in two back to back monthly favorites would be a bit much, but that’s how much I love it! In this post I’m going to cover what I love and dislike about it as well as a brief overview as to what it does! KEEP READING “FitBit Charge HR Review”