White March

Oh my goodness! It is snowing like CRAZY outside!

I can not believe this and I am not liking this one bit.

Today I am starting work at……Subway. Stellar. I’m a pro.

I’ve been job searching for a little less than a year, and finally, someone will take me! BUT…every school in the area is closed, even my school that is notorious for not closing. Wish me luck.  I hope I live.

On a lighter note, Carrie from Moves ‘N Munchies is having an awesome giveaway. Check it out here.

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Boost Your Self Image

I just read this article from Fitness Magazine.

I have read so many articles from various sources about self-image and self-confidence. Everyone knows that self-confidence can do a woman good. It exudes positive feelings and makes a woman look and feel attractive, approachable, and must be really extreme to turn someone away.

I feel like many times when girls don’t like the popular, good looking girls (think high school) it is resentment. What do they have that you don’t? The number one answer is confidence. It is almost impossible to have a good amount of self-confidence and self-worth with a negative body image.

This article says:

Those that struggle with a negative body image find that it impacts everything they do. After they wake up, they’re not thinking about the present, they’re thinking about when they will exercise, what they’ll eat throughout the day, what they’ll wear and how they’ll look.

I have struggled with that many times. The most serious case lasted about a month this fall. I had no life: I woke up, went to school, came home, worked out, slept. Why? I needed a schedule that allowed me to think about food and exercise constantly. I thought I was being healthy. WHAT!?

The article states these tips to boost body image:

  • Ditch all-or-nothing diet and exercise plans. Create a lifestyle that integrates moderation, healthy eating and regular exercise in a way that you can stick with long-term.
  • Surround yourself with accepting people—it will be easier to accept yourself. And make friends who are healthy themselves. It will be easier to maintain your healthy lifestyle if your pal wants to grab a salad and take a walk than if she prefers to pick up a burger and veg on the couch.
  • Treat yourself to a new haircut, paint your nails or pick out a new outfit that highlights your best features. You’ll shift the focus to the parts of yourself that you do like, and the pampering will improve your mood.
  • Shine a spotlight on your other traits and skills. Are you smart? Funny? A great parent, friend or sister? You shouldn’t just be defined by your exterior.
  • Plan to be the best you today, rather than waiting to enjoy life at the time that you look “better.”

I loved these tips. I would say that I have a decent body image. I know that I am beautiful. I know that my body rocks. However, I do feel like I could look better, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes I look in the mirror and I will catch myself thinking of things that I want to change drastically.

There will always be room for improvement, but I will always be beautiful inside and out-no matter what-even if some don’t see what most do.

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Dinner Tastes Like Breakfast

Blueberry Cinnamon Pancakes. Yum.

Excuse me as I make more of these scrumptious bad boys.

Reminder to self: Make sure to eat pancakes at least once a week.

 

 

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Already Behind…

Oh my, I’m already getting behind on blogging!

School has been so darn stressful this week. For some reason I’m having a harder time getting work done this semester when I’m only taking 12 credits than last semester when I was taking 18+. I say more than 18 because I added another class the second half.

Anyway…this week my BFF, Emma is home for spring break. That honestly sucks for her because the whether here SUCKS. But it’s awesome for me because I miss my friends so so so much.

This is my BFF Emma. Haha-this picture is so cute.

My BFFs

Haha, if you don’t understand that picture- we realized that it looked like something was on top of the sheet above us which looks completely ridiculous.

SO…tomorrow Emma and I are getting sushi and froyo at Plum Dandy in Saratoga. This will be my first time having froyo and I am super excited!

How do you stay in touch with friends that are far away?

What flavors or toppings do you recommend I try with froyo?


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Red Berries

Good morning!

Here is my breakfast on this Monday morning:

Coffee, Multivitamin, Yogurt with raspberries and flax.

I love me some berries :) I’ve been buying Wyman’s frozen raspberries and blueberries a lot lately.

I eat them up all the time in yogurt, oats, cereal, and even ice cream. Sometimes I even eat just raspberries and flax. The flax really thickens the raspberry juice and it is so yummy!

It says on the website that they will soon be selling dried blueberries.  I can’t wait to try them.

What is your favorite berry?

I’m not sure anything can beat fresh blackberries in the summertime.

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Crushin’

Have you ever seen Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family?

The actor who plays Ezra is extremely attractive. Don’t believe me?

See for yourself…

 

MMMMMM.

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His name is Ian Harding. His character is so adorable with an innapropriate relationship with one of his students, Aria.

Aria is played by Lucy Hale. She is gorgeous:

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If they were ever to make babies, I’m pretty sure they would create a new species of humans it would be that amazing.

ANYWAY, that’s pretty much all I’ve got. Have fun looking at more pictures of Ian Harding here and here. ;)

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Lazy Sunday Morning

Good morning! (yes it IS 12:00 pm)
Sundays always seem to be the low point of my week. It’s a day of no plans, and 90% of the time I’m doing one of two things:

1. Running around town catching up with errands that I missed during the busy week.
2. Staying home in my jammies under a blanket reading blogs or a book/ catching up on good TV/ trying new recipes/ getting homework done.

Today would be the latter.
I’m currently watching Fringe on Hulu. I’m not really sure what’s going on, but I’m being sucked in…uh oh.

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