Monday, September 2, 2013

Week One: Check!

Going back to school is a time of great anticipation and excitement, but sometimes a little anxiousness is thrown into the mix too. Personally, one of the aspects of college that I like most is the great changes that each semester and each year brings. There are so many clean slates that offer a boost of motivation to make positive changes. Whether the changes that you want to make involve your grades or your health, there are so many chances to start fresh.

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.