Weekend Welcomes

Happy weekend!!!! Hooray! 
I hope you had a very productive week this week, because it’s time to sit back and enjoy some rest and rejuvenation. My week was relatively stressful, full of exams and lots of reading homework. BUT I can’t complain, college is flippin’ great.
I’d like to talk about treating yourself. If you live a healthy lifestyle, full of exercise, healthy eating and positive thoughts, kudos to you! One big aspect of living a balanced life is treating yourself to the things you love. This can be interpreted in many ways: rewarding yourself for a job well done, comforting after a hard day, de-stressing before a test, the list goes on…
Up until recently, I thought that whenever I treated myself, I was jumping off the healthy wagon and giving up. I thought that because I had a piece of cake or cookies that I was breaking my cycle. But it’s quite the opposite. In order to maintain balance and continue reaching your health goals, you need to enjoy the things you love. When you don’t have them everyday, they seem that much better! It’s all about finding your balance when it comes to treating yourself. Maybe a couple M&M’s doesn’t suffice your sweet tooth, have some more! By all means, in order to stay healthy you have to fully enjoy your treat days.
I say this because today was my “treat myself” day. I had a very productive week and was ready to indulge in the things I love. For me, that doesn’t only mean food! I love to read health blogs. After my last class today, I welcomed the weekend by getting my fuzzy blanket, computer, popcorn and reese’s pieces and treated myself in those ways!
Hello weekend :)
On a side note–
Pumpkin Spice Latte– yes, it’s fall!

Enjoy your weekend, soak it all up and indulge in your favorite things! 

Blessings,
Lauren

No complaints

Let’s get one thing straight: whether I’m writing this post to procrastinate on homework or not is irrelevant. :)

As we all know, change is not an easy thing. People sometimes say “I’m great at change” or “I love change” but I believe underneath it all is a part of us that always holds onto the past.

Over the past couple weeks with moving away from home, there have been many ups and downs. I like to think that I’ve got it all figured out and that I should be completely fine all the time, but that’s not realistic by any means.

However, what gets me through even the toughest days is the fact that I have so many people behind me and supporting me. I truthfully cannot complain and say “I can’t do it”  (regarding college) because I know deep inside it’s not by any means out of my reach.

So, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who believes in me, but more so inspire you to take a step back and look at how much God has blessed you. There’s the saying “you matter to one person”, but the truth is we leave impacts on people that we don’t even know about. SO smile, because you can find blessings in even the darkest days!

-Lauren

Improvising Dorm Dinner

So check it, ya’ll. Last night I kinda sorta missed dinner in the caf because I was studying. And being like I am, I wasn’t about to settle for popcorn and chips. So I improvised with the little little little food I have in my dorm. My mom bought me a couple of pre-cooked brown rice bowls and tuna in a bag, which I microwaved and mixed (sounds appetizing doesn’t it???). I also had carrots and almond milk in my fridge. Bada bing bada boom, a health-concious 5 minute dorm dinner. Jealous?

I understand this isn’t the most impressive dorm dinner out there, but hey, it’s my first one so bear with me.

xoxolauren