Some of my goals for the new semester include the following:
- Find ways to work out even when classes get busy
- Incorporate a wider variety of healthy foods into my diet
- Participate in more school run events
- Get involved in a club
- Try something new
After a very long summer break, adjusting to living at school again can be a tough process. Even after one week, I am not fully settled in. It takes a while to figure out the best times to hit the gym and the best times to hit the books. Although I am not a fan of a completely strict schedule, I do enjoy structure. By the end of my second or third week, I expect to have some sort of time frames in mind that will help me to perform my best.
As far as week one goes, I was very busy catching up with old friends, meeting new people, going to my first classes, and participating in back to school events. I did manage to snap a few pictures of some of my lunches and a healthy snack though!
This first lunch is from a supermarket called Wegmans. Wegmans holds a special place in my heart and it will certainly be mentioned in future posts. Here is just a simple to go box I assembled after a long day of classes and meetings. It includes salad with lemon grilled chicken and Asian Wokery vegetables. Yummy!
I got this sandwich for dinner one day when I was meeting an old friend. Located to the side of the deluxe pasta station at my school is the "Bread Box" where you can order from a menu selection of sandwiches and paninis or create your own. I created my own with toasted 9 grain bread, turkey, avocado, spinach, tomatoes, and honey mustard dressing. It was very good and extremely filling.
Here is a little pick me up snack that I made with some crackers and nut butter that I picked up at Wegmans. This brand of cracker is very tasty, organic, and whole wheat. Sounds good to me! The nut butter that I used was Justin's Maple Almond which came in a two tablespoon sized pack. This is great for times that you want nut butter on the go but don't have time to prepare a snack.
I can't wait to see what week two brings. I'll be sure to capture more of my "healthy eats" and share what exercise regime I've been working on.