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Blog Series and Books

Two new blog series

motivational monday

Obviously on Mondays, I will provide a bit of a jumpstart to the week and bring back the inspirational posts of “fitspo” or fitness inspiration and some workout music.

whats going on in nutrition

Then on Wednesday, I will bring back the nutrition news posts and enlighten you all about what is going on in the world of nutrition.

I hope to have more time this semester, but one can never plan on the events that end up happening so we will see how long I can keep it up 🙂


In other news, I’m not sure if I said this, but a few months ago, I PR’d my 5k. I ran a 20:29 and felt really good about it. I was comfortable the whole time and smooth. I know that is not my fullest potential, but it is moving in the right direction. My running lately has not been so great as I continue to get hit with sickness. But I’m still working my butt off and hope to see some good things by outdoor track. But don’t worry, because even if we don’t, I have my whole life to get that sub 20.

You want to know what irritates me? Gyms that don’t have a month membership. I’m home for winter break and all I want to do is go cross train, lift a few weights, and have a place to run when it’s 38 mph wind and snowing. But either it’s extremely expensive or you have to sign a year contract. I’m only here for about 3 weeks, cut me some slack!

I’ve been doing a lot of relaxing this break because I don’t have a job anymore. It’s bittersweet. Bitter as in I don’t have as much money to play around with, sweet as in I’m glad I get to spend time with my family and don’t have to deal with the old job.

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This guy definitely enjoys it. He has spent a lot of time snuggling with me.


I made sure I finished the Hunger Games trilogy last night before the world ended. It’s about time, right? I’ve been so busy with school that I’ve been stuck on Mockingjay since summer. I really enjoyed it and love the whole series. I will admit, Mockingjay was a bit boring until about halfway in. Then it started getting interesting and with the last quarter to go I couldn’t stop. I wish they never ended 🙁

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Now to figure out what the next book I am going to read will be. I’m thinking of Divergent. It is also a trilogy.

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In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

 

What good books are you reading/have read/want to read?

What did you think about the Hunger Games?

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Are You Smart or Something?

I’m pretty pumped because it’s pretty much midterms already. We just finished our 8th week of school and this week I have been on Spring Break. I am pumped because my goal this semester was to get a 4.0. If you know me, this is quite an accomplishment because it always seems, ever since high school, I’ve had one or two classes that will always end up in b’s each semester. I’m not talking low B’s, but 85% and higher.

Let’s take a look at my current grades:

  • Research Methods: 90% (our test isn’t and project isn’t in this grade but I know it’s higher than a 90 now)
  • Dietetic Seminar: A – gradebook isn’t up, but I know I have an A
  • Nutrition II: 88% (!!!!!!! Hopefully I can make this stay a B and possibly an A. It’s a really hard class. Like microbiology, organic and regular chemistry and nutrition all in one class)
  • World Food & Society: 96%
  • Intro to Marketing: 97%

So as you can see, I’m pretty excited. But you can also see where my two on the edge classes are, which I knew from the start, those would be the two: Research Methods and Nutrition II.

Why do I want a 4.0? Because this semester and next are my last semester of grades that really matter. Internship applications are due in February which means your last semester of school is not calculated into your GPA for your applications.

Speaking of internships, I pretty much have my top four choices already and am just teetering with a fifth one. I’ll know for sure when it gets closer.


I’m also pretty pumped because I finished The Hunger Games a few days ago and I am so excited for the movie!

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I gave it 5 stars. It may look like it took me 2 weeks to read, but really it took me more like 3 days. I just didn’t have time during school and read the 90% of it over break.

 

I have to admit, I definitely pictured Peeta far more fetching than he is portrayed in the movie. *sigh*

I have now started reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, because I want to see the movie.

You can follow me on Goodreads if you want. I’m pretty much a book junkie when I have time.


I don’t have much running to talk about, because honestly the topic is depressing for me currently because my body is a big mess and my legs and hips hate me with a passion.

The last couple days I have spent over 50% of my day sitting and rolling on this guy:

I’m trying to think positively about my season but I just feel like I’ve been pushed back in fitness. Hopefully not though.

Now I’m going to get started on my 10 page Nutrition paper. Bleh.

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