Saturday, June 9, 2018

Simply Saturday V. 33

Happy Weekend everyone! I’m currently in Phoenix, Arizona for a couple of days. I’ve always loved Arizona and so happy to be here in the warm weather! 

This past week I have been really trying to get back into the groove of things. I traveled to see family two weeks ago and it really set me off balance with what my goals were for summer. So this week I have been really trying to be mindful of what I’m eating, working out, and organizing all of my travel that is upcoming. I’ve been thinking about writing some more lifestyle and fitness posts since that’s something that’s really prevalent in my life. If y’all would be interested in seeing content like that, let me know in the comments below!

Things I'm Loving:

At work, I have been loving all of the summer styles that we have! We just got a couple of new arrivals in that I am having sent but definitely check them out for your self!

- I recently got the Dagne Dover Dakota backpack for traveling (post coming soon!) and have been loving it!! But they recently just came out with a larger option of it and in this adorable grey color!

- Speaking of more travel - I have been really looking into packing less for trips. And with that, I have been hearing a TON about packing cubes lately and had to try it out for myself! I picked up these from Target for only $20 and are a game changer!

- I have been a long time follower of Prep Avenue and she recently just came out with a line of academic planners! These are darling and look like they are amazing for the school year!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Helloo Summer

Hey everyone! 

Long time, no talk! It's been a couple of months since I last posted, and I can't believe where the time has gone. It feels like just yesterday I was writing about my junior year high school struggles (lol!)

Last time I posted was during the early parts of my second semester. Right around that time was where my classes started to really kicked into full gear. This past semester definitely was much harder and was something that I really needed to focus on and do well in. School always comes first and is something that y'all must understand. But along the way, I definitely missed blogging! 

But nevertheless, summer is here and I am free from school (at least for now!) I have a bunch of blog post's coming your way starting tomorrow! Tomorrow's post will be giving a rundown on my freshman year and some news. I just wanted to pop in today and say that I'm alive and can't wait to start writing again.  But if you can't get enough of me, definitely add mine on Instagram! I'm obsessed with updating my Instagram stories, so you definitely will find me there!

Chat with y'all tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tassels & Chambray

Monday, February 12, 2018

Staying Healthy in College

One of my new year resolutions for the past two years has been to really go through my life decisions and starting things of healthier alternatives. Last year I really took that leap and found a workout that I adore (read all about it here!) and really ran with it. 

When coming to college, things shifted a bit. Of course, college is a little bit more difficult to really stick to a routine and what you want from your goals. These last few months though, I have really cracked down on what I really wanted to see a change in my life and have definitely have seen a change. Most of these come from small little goals that I wanted to explain a little more!

| Finding a Workout Routine |

     Like I said before, last year I really found my love for barre classes. I am a huge Bar Method fan and love my home studio, and really didn't know what I would do workout wise in Charleston. I have a lot of injuries that make it hard for me to do running and high impact things. I ended up giving Pure Barre a try when I first got here and honestly, wasn't a fan. It's a tad bit different then Bar Method in so many different ways. At the end of December, I ended up giving them a second try and now I can't stop going! I think that I forgot how much I love doing barre classes and I missed it so much that I really changed my attitude about Pure Barre. Currently, I'm on a 23-day streak of going to Pure Barre and feel amazing! Up next on my list is to try a local pilates class!

| Water Bottle always with you |

     I have to admit, but I am a major soda drinker. I've always been one since I was little and is something that I haven't been able to control until now. I always have my S'well bottle filled with ice cold water, and I have forced myself to stop buying soda unless I'm eating out (which is only on the weekends). I have seen such a big difference in my urge to drink it for the past couple of months, and it's something that I really want to continue forward.

| Healthy Snacks |

     Healthy snacks are something that I have really started incorporating more into my eating habits. I wish I could keep carrots and produce in our mini fridge, but it's really not an easy thing to do. Lately, I have been ordering big bags of my favorite snacks like veggie sticks and popcorn. At least every day, I grab a ziplock bag and put a little of each and take it on the go! This really helps me resist the urge to purchase snacks and such when being out and about.

| Meal Routine |

    I am incredibly thankful that College of Charleston has a dining hall catered to people with a vegetarian, kosher, or vegan food restrictions. It's open to everyone and I didn't discover it until the week before finals in December. Since then, I only eat there since it's portioned out rather than the regular dining hall where it's buffet style. I only eat there for lunch and dinner and have a regular routine planned out of what I eat from there and balance it out. I think finding what works best for you with your classes and such is something that I really enjoy having control of and healthy alternatives. 

What are some of your tips for being healthy?

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