Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WIAW: First One in College!

happy WIAW everyone! i thought it would be fun to do a day in the life post for you all today! tuesdays are my busiest day of the week but somehow i still managed to snap photos of almost everything, which i am super proud of myself for :)

every day i wake up at 6:45am (because i have class at 8 every day! aah!) and get ready super fast because the only way i can sit down and have breakfast before class is if i leave my room a little after 7. lately i've been working out later in the day and showering then (or at night), so usually in the morning i throw on my workout clothes since i sweat to death walking to class anyway. 

i got breakfast at one of the 'to-go' places but usually i just sit down and enjoy it since i hate eating while i'm walking! today i had cereal, banana, nonfat milk, and coffee. 

i went to my chem discussion and then came back to my room to finish my first chem problem set that's due tomorrow. surprisingly i'm actually really liking chem so far! i snacked on some carrots and a string cheese while i was working, and then when i was done i headed down to the gym to get a quick workout in. 

i did a 1-mile run and then Tina's "pug" workout which was 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups, and 100 jump squats, broken up into sets and done as fast as you can. i did sets of 30, 25, 20, 15, and 10 and finished completely out of breath and super sweaty! i definitely recommend this workout if you're in a time crunch and want an intense workout. 

i came back to my room and made a smoothie in my magic bullet (so glad that i bought one!):

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • ~1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • enough water to get it all moving (since i don't have any other liquids to use)
i also had a big scoop of almond butter and some chocolate chips after my smoothie, because even a smoothie needs dessert ;)

after i ate i showered up and sprinted to class - it was super hot today and i was definitely sweating bullets by the time i got there! 

i had an hour break in between classes so i grabbed some iced coffee and did a little bit of work. & during my last class i had a baggie of trail mix that i munched on.

i also got to talk on the phone with my mom a little bit today before going to dinner with my bible study group! i am so happy that i got involved with this Christian group on campus because i am loving all the girls in my group already and had so much fun getting to know them tonight. 

for dinner i made a big salad with spinach, mushrooms, carrots, cucumbers, chickpeas, hardboiled eggs, feta, and a little bit of ranch dressing. i also had a couple of bites of the pasta bowl, an unpictured chicken breast, and a little bit of (also unpictured) froyo with sprinkles of course! 

we had our bible study after dinner and i just got back from that - so now i've got my face in my books and need to get a little more work done before bed! of course i found out that this week's episode of Switched at Birth is online, too, so now i've got to stay focused and avoid the temptation to watch that, haha :) 

happy WIAW everyone! 
what's your favorite 'quick and dirty' workout that you do when you're pressed for time? 


  1. Looks like a good day of eats at college! I know what you mean with sweating to death on the way to class. It's terrible, I'm usually dripping! So attractive... haha

    1. haha i know! i always look like i just finished a workout even though most of the time i just got out of the shower!

  2. Looks like you are really getting the hang of college eating, so tasty and healthy.

  3. Cutest outfit ever! And wahoo for all the smoothie amazingness I can see in your future :)

  4. Tuesdays are my busiest days too [thanks to O Chem lab...]! Except I don't have the option of going home and changing and what not. I'm literally on campus from 7:30am - 6:00pm. I'm lucky if I have enough energy to make it to the gym afterwards! :P

  5. Yay for WIAW in college!!! I hope everything is going well, you seem to handle your schedule really well so far!

  6. So happy to hear you're getting plugged into the Christian community at your school! That was KEY for me during my last year at college-- There's nothing like fellowship to keep you grounded.