Friday, December 31, 2010

Sinusitis and songs

So, if you've been following my Twitter account, you probably know that I've been sick for a couple weeks. I went to the doctor yesterday and found out that I've actually had a sinus infection for 2-3 weeks. Lovely. At least now I know why I wasn't feeling 100% during finals week. I'm on an antibiotic now and am hoping it kicks in soon so that I feel better...

I did find a great walk/jog song (wog?) during that 2-3 weeks. (Before all of healthy living blogland yells at me for exercising while sick, let it be known that I didn't realize I had a sinus infection until yesterday. I thought it was allergies/stress.)

Artist: Britt Nicole
Song: Welcome to the Show
Album: The Lost Get Found (2009)
I love the fun lyrics and the pop/rock beat. I'm not normally a jogger/runner at all, but this song makes me want to run! :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
-Isaiah 9:6
Merry Christmas, bloggies! I hope y'all have a great day with family and friends! I know I will.

"Hallelujah, we've been found, a child is born to save us now, Jesus. Hallelujah, light has come, a Savior who will set us free, the promise for those who believe."

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A healthy lifestyle is...

As you know, this blog is about a college student (me) trying to live a healthy lifestyle.

I've come to discover over the past 6 months that living a healthy lifestyle is more than just eating properly and exercising regularly. Those are important parts, of course, but that's not all that a healthy lifestyle is.

A healthy lifestyle is making cookies with your best friends.

A lot of cookies. With frosting and sprinkles and dark chocolate chips.

A healthy lifestyle is following God and refusing to care what others think.

A healthy lifestyle is letting go of people who only cause you annoyance.

It's just not worth it.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

almond hot chocolate!

I've been on an almond milk kick lately. Don't get me wrong, I'm still a real dairy (yogurt/ice cream/cheese) kind of girl, but I'm really starting to like almond milk. Tonight, I decided to see how well it worked with my very favorite hot cocoa mix...

Verdict? DELICIOUS. The almond milk is thicker and creamier than regular milk, which made for a rich hot chocolate. I put too much of the Ghiradelli in (2 tbsp, which, according to the package is only half a serving, believe it or not), so I ended up with some lumps at the bottom. I will only add 1 tbsp next time.

1 c almond milk
1 tbsp Ghiradelli double chocolate cocoa mix (you can try 2 tbsp if you like)

Heat milk in microwave. It will probably take a little longer than regular milk. Mix in cocoa. Drink! Yum.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Everybody knows that's how we roll!"

Song: How We Roll
Artist: Britt Nicole
Album: The Lost Get Found (2009)

I'm done with FINALS!!
It's so wierd to be done. While I was doing my power walk, I kept thinking, "I'm forgetting something...I just know it..." Haha.
Time to get into VACATION mode! I get to spend time with the besties this weekend (!). We'll be doing some cookie baking. Anyone got any recipies for healthy, easy to make, yummy cookies??

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Study break

I am loving this song this week.

Artist: Britt Nicole
Song: Ready
Album: Say It (2007)

It's great for power walking/jogging, but it's also got a great message. I love the lyrics in the bridge:

I'll put this behind me, the way you defined me
Love says I'm something more
I'm over the pain, I'm done with the shame
I found what I've waited for
You left me with scars
But He healed my heart
I've found my place secure in His arms
So I'll put this behind me
I'll put you behind me

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

And now, for an interruption...

I would like to share my thought pattern of last week, this week, and next week with y'all.


You get the idea. Hooray college! :p

Friday, December 3, 2010


Hey bloggies!

Hope everyone's week was fantastic!! Mine ended a whole lot better than it started.

I had lunch with a good friend today. We had some yummy food and an even better conversation :). Guess where we ended up....

It was my first time at Chipotle and it was delicious. I had the vegetarian burrito with cilantro-lime rice, black beans, fajita vegetables (sauteed green bell peppers and red onions), and cheese. I ate about half, 'cause it was way too big. Oh my word, it was so good. I will definitely be going back!