Monday, February 23, 2015

Work Out Play Lists

This week I have been working toward marking something off my Graduation Bucket List by working out. While I have never been one to love running or exercise in general, I have really enjoyed going to the gym the last few days because it really makes me feel better.

 One thing that I have found that makes working out a little easier is to have a good playlist to listen to while I do run on the elliptical or use the machines. Up-beat and energetic music is the best because I get into a groove with the music and work at the tempo of the music (its a band geek problem). I don't usually make an actual playlist because I don't ever know exactly what I want to listen to, but I love listening to Pandora.

Here are the Pandora stations that I listen to the most:

  • Uptown Funk- Based on the hit, it is full of uptempo music and very energetic. 
  • Disney Songs- Okay, well I am a huge Disney nerd, but I love listening to this station because I just want to sing along and forget that I am working out. 
  • All Star- Perfect for any #TBT or to just bring out the 90's/early 2000's. 
  • Florida Georgia Line- A good mix of different country music
  • Here Comes the Sun- If you want to get back to our roots, I mean who doesn't like "Brown Eyed Girl" or "Piano Man"?
What are some of your favorite songs to listen to while you work out? Do you have certain songs that you listen to when you run?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What to do with Free Time

Personally I hate being bored, but with extra free time this semester, I find myself just sitting and getting on pinterest more and more. So today I have written a list of things to do when I get bored of being bored.

  • Make a list
  • Cook a new meal
  • Paint a picture
  • Craft something else
  • Clean your room/house
  • Organize your desk
  • Take some pictures outside
  • Go to the gym
  • Watch a new TV show
  • Read a book
  • Take a relaxing bath
  • Catch up on homework
  • Lay outside and look at the clouds
  • Find a new band to listen to
  • Learn something from YouTube
  • Make a new playlist
  • Make a 1 month plan (or 1 year, 10 years, etc)
  • Go for a walk
  • People watch in a crowded place
  •  Research your favorite animal
  • Plan an imaginary trip
  • Write a letter to your future self, spouse, children, parents etc.
  • Write a meal plan
  • Make a bucket list
  • Read a magazine
  • Call an old friend
  • Start a blog
What are some thing that you do when you are bored?

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Why My Friday the 13th Didn't Suck!

Well yesterday was Friday the 13th, which most people say is a terrible day, but in all honesty, I had a pretty amazing day. Went up to Montgomery and filmed some for a class and then got to go shopping! Having 2 littles and __ number of adopted littles, (I won't tell how many I have because they don't know) I get to do a lot of shopping and crafting. It is busy but it is a lot of fun. I will post pictures of my crafts when I can.

Most importantly, I got my computer back!!! While this week without it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, I definitely learned that I am very dependent on it. Thankfully I had other stuff I could use (my phone and my boyfriends computer) but school work is difficult to do on a phone and he had homework too. But that doesn't matter any more because I have it back!!!!!!

Also I was featured on Misadventures With Andi with her weekly food blogger interview! Super exciting to see where my blog is going.

And don't worry, next week there will be a lot more posts. Now that my computer is back, it is a lot easier.

Happy Valentines day everyone! :)

Monday, February 2, 2015

January Recap and February Goals

My my my, how time has flown. It is already February? What is this craziness. Before I know it, it will be July and I will be graduating! But with the beginning of the month, it is time to set new goals for the month of February and give a recap of how my January goals went.

January Recap:

Health and Fitness: My goals for this were to drink more water and less soda and I have to say I did pretty well on this. I drank on average 32 oz of water during the month so hopefully throughout the rest of the year I will keep it up. I really do feel better drinking more water and at least a little less soda.

School: Don't get behind. Well so far I haven't. I probably have some reading I need to be doing but other than that, I am doing pretty good.

Social: I aimed to get out and do stuff with my friends and we actually did really good with that. One of my roommates turned 21 this year and we went out to celebrate. And my boyfriend and I went out this past weekend and had a great date day. So I would say that was a successful goal.

Blog: Well obviously I didn't get posted two times a week but I did get my blog redesigned so it has to count for something right?

Health and Fitness
  • Keep drinking water: Maybe this is a cheating goal, but this is something that is beneficial.
  • Walk 10,000 steps per day: My phone sorta keeps track of this for me. It keeps track but it might not always been that accurate but it is a good measuring tool. And 10,000 steps is a lot, it usually equals out about 5 miles so that is a good start.
  •  Apply for more internship: So with graduation approaching, one of the things I have to do is get an internship. I have turned in one application so far and am working on turning in at least 3 more in the next week or two. 
  • Have an awesome V-Day date: We might not be able to do anything on the actual day of Valentines day, but I want to be able to celebrate it pretty awesomely. And don't worry, I will post about all about it. 
  • Get more page views: I am going to try and be more present on social media so that I can continue to grow my blog. 
I am also linking up today with Karissa at A Fresh Start for Monday Motivation.  
A Fresh Start
 What are some of your goals for the month of February?