When You Start Making Goals About Sleep…

May 8, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Posted in Breakfast, Snack | 11 Comments
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… You know it’s finals week.

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(Thank you Matt for teaching me the Snipping Tool! Smile)
 

Finalsofficially” started today at UW Madison, but I’ve been lacking in the sleep and general life department for the past 2 weeks or so.  I just have to hang in there until Thursday, and then I’ll be free until June 13 – when my summer classes start.

 

This morning I had a 7:45am exam for my Intro to Buddhism class.  I’ve been joking that I’m studying for my Monk Exam to get into the monastery, and the 7:45am exam on a Sunday morning had to do with rebelling against Christian church services. Winking smile  Luckily, I’m pretty sure I made it into the monastery – aka passed the final!
 

Before my exam, I had a breakfast of a bowl of Kashi GoLean Cereal topped with unsweetened almond milk and an organic banana on the side.

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Pre-exam coffee and computer entertainment.

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I tried to relax a little today since it was SO nice outside… I was wearing shorts and a tank top and was totally comfortable!  I went for a 6-mile walk this afternoon and studied for a bit outside in the sun.  LOVE IT!
 

Later this afternoon and I had a snack of organic raspberries (it’s been forever since I’ve had raspberries!), Fage 0% greek yogurt, an organic kiwi, and a Trilogy Kombucha.

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Thanks to everyone for hanging in there with my sporadic posts lately – I promise I’ll be back to regular blogging once all this finals business comes to an end!  Hope everyone had a wonderful first weekend of May!

  

  

 

Heather

   

     

   

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Scheduling + Snow = My Tuesday In a Nutshell

April 19, 2011 at 11:49 am | Posted in Lunch, Snack | 15 Comments
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Happy Tuesday lovely people! 

Long story short, today is my day to schedule for classes next year, and it’s been a stressful morning so far to say the least.  To add to the fun, it’s a SNOWSTORM outside!!!

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Another normal April day in my world! ;)  And the scheduling is all just a part of being a college student, so I’m sure I’ll get through it just fine. 🙂

  

After my successful grocery shopping trip yesterday, I broke into the goods right away!
 

For lunch I wanted to try the organic heirloom tomato I had bought, so I decided to top off a wrap with it:

Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla topped with Wild Wood super firm raw tofu, organic spinach, organic mache, and sliced organic heirloom tomatoes.

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With organic green beans, a light activia, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.

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Heirloom tomatoes?  Definitely my thing!  Loved them!

 

For an afternoon snack between classes, I tried out one of the organic Ataulfo mangos I bought…

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… with an organic kiwi, Fage 2% Greek yogurt, and a Botanic No 7 Organic Raw Kombucha (all just-purchased items).

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The mango was fabulous – perfectly ripe!  And it’s been a while since I had a Botanic Kombucha – actually a lot better than I remembered! Less perfume-y tasting maybe?

   

Now it’s back to more schoolwork and scheduling… 3:30pm is my time slot.  Wish me luck! 🙂

  

  

  

Heather

   

    

    

Spring = Produce!

April 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Posted in Snack | 12 Comments
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Glad everyone enjoyed my 7 Random Facts from this morning! :)  It was fun to choose a few things about me that I might not have otherwise had a chance to share on the blog.

 

The sun FINALLY made an appearance today!  It was crazy windy and a little chilly, but as long as there’s sun I can deal with it.  I went for a walk this afternoon and took a picture on my phone looking out over Lake Mendota.

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Please note the lack of ice covering the lake!  YES!!!

  

Recently I’ve started to notice the produce abundance growing at the grocery store now that Spring is finally here.  Let’s just say that I am taking full advantage of it!  There is nothing better than loads of fresh fruit and vegetables in warm and sunny Summer months. 🙂
 

Here’s a few of my produce-filled eats from yesterday and today:
    

Gingerberry Synergy, organic orange, organic nectarine, Fage 0% Greek yogurt.

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Organic cubed mango, Klarbrunn Black Cherry Sparkling Water, Siggi’s Icelandic style yogurt, organic nectarine.

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Organic blackberries, organic baby carrots, organic raw cashews, unsweetened almond milk.

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What fruits and/or veggies are you excited to have back in season?

 

  

  

Heather

   

    

Oh, The College Life

March 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Snack | 7 Comments
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Happy weekend fabulous people! 

Today is one of those days where I feel like I’m not doing a whole lot or getting much done, but when I look back I realize how much I’m accomplishing.  Doing laundry, studying for a Statistics exam, rereading and submitting my final draft of my 10-page Intro to Cultures of Asia essay, hitting a Power Flow Yoga class at the studio, going for a 4-mile walk outside… overall a highly successful Saturday so far by my standards! 🙂
 

I woke up at 5:45am to get started on my lovely college studying, and promptly changed from pajama shorts…

to these fleece PJ pants:

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HA!  Not exactly my most stylish moment, but since I knew I’d be sitting around my apartment studying all morning, I let the fashion crime slide. 😉
   

After yoga this afternoon I was craving some mango (my most recent obsession) and put together a snack of organic mango, Fage 0% Greek yogurt, organic kiwi, and a Synergy.

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I’m surprised that the mangos are so delicious lately since it’s a little early for their peak, but I guess that mangos are naturally fabulous in Peru… or so my sticker says. 😉

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Despite the SNOW, I decided I needed to get outside for a walk!  There’s just something about the outdoors that let’s me clear my mind and start fresh and energized once I get back inside.

I’ll definitely be calling it an early night tonight so I can be at the top of my game for studying tomorrow.  Can’t wait until Monday is over and these exams are DONE! (Well, at least until finals. ;))  I rented How Do You Know from Redbox to relax with tonight, and I’m hoping it’s a good comedy to get my mind off the books.

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Thanks for the compliments on my Design Studies artwork in the last post.  It’s a difficult class, but actually pretty fun!

And just a side-note… if you don’t already follow me on Twitter, be sure to add me – @HealthHapHope!

  

  

  

Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

        

Making My Way One Exam at a Time

March 24, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Breakfast, Snack | 14 Comments
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First off, THANK YOU everyone again for the wonderful birthday wishes!  It was a low-key day, but I loved it.  My oldest brother called me in the evening, and it was wonderful to chat with him.  We’re planning a brother-sister get-together as soon as my workload calms down! :) 

On that note, my “busiest week of college to date” is slowly lessening in intensity as I get through the mega-list of exams.  This morning I had an Environmental Geology exam that I think went decently well.  Sometimes it’s tough to know how you did on an exam right after taking it, and that’s how I felt with this one.  So we’ll just have to wait and see!

Before my exam, I had a breakfast of a bowl of Trader Joe’s Organic Golden Flax cereal topped with unsweetened almond milk with an organic banana on the side.

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This was the first time I tried this cereal, and I must say that I really like it!  It seems to hold me over quite well too, which is always a bonus for a hectic college student’s life. 🙂

After breakfast, I taught an 8am Yoga class at the studio before heading out to my exam in the Geology building WAYYYYYY the heck out in the middle of nowhere on campus.  Seriously, the UW Madison campus IS the city of Madison.  I walk about 4 miles alone just getting to my classes!  I actually don’t mind it at all when the weather is nice, but when today’s temperatures are like this (the bottom one is outside)…

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… I’d rather the building be a bit closer.

   

This afternoon I had a typical snack:  Synergy, organic kiwi, organic blackberries, and a Fage 0% Greek yogurt.

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It’s been way too long since I’ve had blackberries.  SO good!
 

I’m taking an Intro to Buddhism class this semester, and this afternoon we literally meditated the entire class (1 hour and 15 minutes).  A certified meditation teacher came in and led the mediation, so it was actually a neat experience.  Although I’m a Yoga practitioner, I don’t normally meditate!  It was great to get a peek into another aspect of the practice.  Have you done any meditation before… on your own or with an instructor?
 

Tonight is another low-key evening… I’m heading to a Power Yoga class and hoping to get some more studying done!  I love Thursdays because we all know tomorrow is FRIIIIIDAYYYY! 😀

  

  

   

Heather

       

      

   

    

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