Hey guys! i've been crazy busy over here but i am LOVING UCLA!! this is quite a long post so you've been forewarned! ;)
|move in day! the bro & padre :)|
i moved in on Friday and it went really smoothly - but it took me like 2 hours to put up all of my decorations because i brought so many. i am loving my space though because it is so colorful!
|a close up of all the quotes above my desk!|
I am loving my roomies and floormates - everyone is so friendly!
I went to my first football game on Saturday and had a great time! I love all of the school spirit here!! It was definitely a SWEAT FEST though, it's going to take some getting used to - it's a lot hotter here than in NorCal. i definitely am going to be tanner when i go back home, though! ;)
i got to see a free screening of perks of being a wallflower on Sunday night (after waiting 8 hours!! worth it though because Stephen Chbosky, Mae Whitman, and Johnny Simmons were there for a Q&A!)
i also got in my first workout at the gym yesterday! i gotta say it was definitely intimidating - i didn't know where anything was and wandered around like an idiot for quite awhile. not to mention that there's like 50,000 weight machines that i don't know how to use that are really complicated! but i did some elliptical and then a circuit workouts, until i got over my fear of using a barbell and went for it. it felt so good to lift weights again!
and onto the food! so far i am loving all of the food because there are so many options (and plenty vegetarian and vegan options too!) and i haven't gotten tired of any of it. i also think i've done pretty well eating fairly healthy food. i only snapped photos of a few of my meals though (and i apologize for the photo quality - the lighting is not exactly good in the dining halls!)
|banana with pb and an egg scramble|
|a big salad and a gyro pita sandwich|
|a huge salad and a chicken burrito (i just ate the insides and left the ginormous tortilla alone!)|
|oatmeal with granola and peanut butter, cantaloupe, pear, nonfat milk, and coffee|
|a taco salad with chicken, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, and guac (i didn't eat the sour cream or tortilla strips)|
|chicken caesar salad and sunchips|
my stomach has been bothering me the past couple of days (tums have been my best friend!!), which i think is because i'm eating different food and at different times. fingers crossed i can figure it all out soon!
there was also an activities fair yesterday and there are so many things i want to do!! but i am planning on joining an on-campus christian group and a running club as well as trying to play intramural soccer. and classes start on thursday - eek! i just picked up my last few textbooks and the ones i'm most excited about are the ones for my nutrition/body image discussion class (it's called a Fiat Lux here, which is just a class that's 1-2 units and for freshman only!)
i finally got some free time this afternoon (this morning we went and volunteered at a homeless shelter for volunteer day!) and i'm doing my first load of laundry, taking a nap, and then going for a run before a floor thing i'm going to tonight!
i'm hoping to get into a routine with blogging more regularly once i get into the swing of things
so bear with me :) i am having an amazing time here though!!
any advice on how to get over my fears in the weight room?
what is/was your favorite part of starting college?