College Classes

Oh my! I started classes today! I just finished my first class, which was short because of orientation. I already have a quiz for Tuesday, and that was just my first class! No telling what the rest of the day holds!

However, let me shoe youy New home…..

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Dorm sweet dorm. (Yes, I need to make my bed!) This is my home for the next year! It has been really great!

I started the morning with a 20 minute elliptical workout with my roomie! We then showered, ate a quick breakfast and were off to our first classes of freshman year!

After my short class, I stopped by my dorm to drop off some books, and grab a few carrots…

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Now its time for class #2, Care & Prevention of Athletic Injury! Wish me luck!!!!

New Home!

Hey guys! So sorry about my absence these past couple of weeks! I just moved into my dorm, and I start classes tomorrow! I’m so excited, and nervous, but it has been a great experience thus far! 

I don’t have any pictures or stories to share. I just wanted to give an update on my life currently. I’m going to try and check in often, but life is crazy at the moment. Pray for me as I start this journey at my new home!

That’s My Brother

Well hello there! We are almost throught the first week of August. Time really is flying by! I leave for college in just a little over a week, so things are getting pretty crazy around here! 

One recent event I wanted to share with you all is a fun family day from this past Sunday. My little brother, Jon, happens to be in a band called Fallen Risen. He plays the guitar (or bass?, I know nothing about music or instruments!).

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On Sunday, they competed for the first time in Battle of the Bands. The competition took place in an old bar (not excatly my comfort zone).

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My family and I spent the majority of the day in Downtown Dallas listening to different bands searching for their claim to fame. They were going to be the last band of the evening, so after listening to a couple other bands, we decided to go grab a bite to eat.

We found our way to Twisted Root Burger Company. Twisted Root is a local burger joint famous for some wacky burgers such as ostrich and kangaroo.

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I played it safe with their Black bean Veggie Burger.

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It was a simple veggie burger made of black beans and corn salsa, served on a whole wheat bun with lettuce and onion. It was flavorful, and I didn’t miss the meat at all. I’d order it again.

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Our table also shared a small order of fries.

After our meal we returned to battle of the bands with 4 more hours until Fallen Risen was supposed to play. It was a long 4 hours. Finally, it was time for their band to start setting up, and I got to atch my brother do what he loves.

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When it came time for them to play, I worked my way to the front of the crowd to cheer him on.

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They rocked!! i was so proud of my little brother and the band! And if I wasn’t already proud to have a rockstar as a brother……..THEY WON!! Yes, out of 8 or 9 (not really sure how many played?) they won Battle of the Bands! This is one proud big sister right here!

Now I’m off for an ealry celebration with my grandparents for my 18th B-day next week! We’ll chat later!

I want to know….

Have you ever been super proud of one of your siblings accomplishments? 

Guest Post: Eating Deliciously Healthy

Happy Monday Folks! Boy, have I been busy getting ready to leave for college! I hope to get some fun posts up soon, but today I have a great guest post for you today from Dr. Roger’s Weight Loss Centers. This is my first guest post to put on the blog, and I’m so excited! I hope ya’ll enjoy!

Eating Deliciously Healthy

Too many people equate “healthy” eating with “boring” eating. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! Just because you’re trying to eat healthy doesn’t mean you have to stick to plain salads, carrot sticks, and yogurt all the time. There IS a way to eat healthy and still enjoy tasty, delicious food every day of the week.

 

Need help eating deliciously while on a diet? Follow these tips:

  • Find inspiration. You don’t have to come up with your healthy meals on your own. There are tons of healthy eating blogs, websites, and recipe books that offer new and fun ideas for cooking light. Check these out on a regular basis, and keep your menus fresh, unique, and exciting.
  • Keep agave nectar on hand. When you’re eating healthy, you should always make an effort to lower the amount of sugar you’re consuming. Unfortunately, foods with no sugar in them are often bland and boring. Agave nectar can help. This low-cal sweetener is like a healthy version of honey; it adds a little zing and flavor to boring meals.
  • Buy some berries. Always keep berries in the house when you’re on a mission to eat healthier. Berries can be a tasty addition to almost any meal. Use them in the morning in a bowl of whole wheat oatmeal or cereal, throw them in a salad for lunch, and make them into a smoothie for a late-night snack. The options are endless!
  • Make faux desserts. Are you a sweets lover? Can’t imagine getting through a week without a cupcake, cookie, or other sweet treat? Then trick yourself! Make some faux desserts that help you feed those cravings, but don’t come with all the calories. If you like cupcakes, try making a healthy alternative, like these strawberry yogurt muffins. If you like the crunch of a good cookie, how about making some homemade granola bars, and cutting them into circles? Your body will never know the difference!

 

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean eating boring. There are ways to eat light, but still enjoy the food you consume on a daily basis. To learn more about healthy eating or for help in your weight loss journey, visit www.drrogersweightloss.com.