I'm getting up early to work out Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and I'm taking a dance class on Tuesday night. I'm also in a play right now and I have practice on Monday and Wednesday night, and I think being that busy in the evenings is actually helpful so I don't stay home and just think about how hungry I am.
A tip I've discovered -- I make myself a little "energy mix" of soy nuts and sunflower seeds, measure out serving sizes and put them in a plastic bag. Then if I'm really hungry and I still have another class to go before lunch, I just eat a handful or so, enough to get maybe 40 calories, and it can get me through class. I made up a bag with one serving size of both kinds of nuts, about 250 calories total, and it lasted me like two weeks.
So, this is the first time that I'm going to be out of the dorms and thus totally in charge of all of my food choices. I think that having a limited budget will help -- no room for splurging on cookies and chips.
I'm going to get myself a couple of 1 litre nalgene bottles. They're easier to grip and drink out of, and the second bottle can be fresher remaining sealed while I drink from the first.
I'm also a tea drinker - which is great that I don't have to switch from coffee! I'm going to try to brew myself a cup of tea every morning. Antioxidents are v. important.
I'm also going to try my hardest hardest hardest to get 7 hours of sleep every night (7 hours = most refreshing to me!). That's going to take some serious studiousness and planning on my part.
These are good ideas - I know last year, on good! days I would just add some protein powder to a bottle of milk and take it with me to class, but I was usually hungry soon thereafter. On bad days I went to the coffee shop in my building and got a "block": a bagel, cream cheese, a cup of coffee (w/ LOADS of sugar and cream) and juice. Not too good. Must work on that!
And this year I'm taking, of all things, pilates, so working out will be built into my schedule!
Be beautiful, inside and out.
**SW: 188 in 2007** 1/1: 172 - New Years! 2/14: 165 - Valentine's @ the Cabin! 3/14: 155 - Boston & St. Patty's Day 4/12: 145 - Spring Break in Nola & Miami! 5/15: 138 - 50# DOWN! 6/1: 130 - GW!!!
School/work is ongoing for me throughout the summer. For the first time being this busy, I am finding success. My recommendation is to go to bed 1-2 hours earlier and get up early to exercise. Usually, the last 1-2 hours of my day were spent vegging out in front of the TV. I've replaced the vegging with sleep and sleeping in with exercise.
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Make sure to eat a healthy breakfast in the morning before class. I always keep healthy cereal in my room, like Fiber One or Kashi, and it really doesn't take that long to eat. I also make my own milk using powdered milk, but a lot of people don't like how it tastes. Try it and see if you like it. It is an easier solution than trying to always have milk on hand.
Yogurt, cheese sticks, and v8 juice cans are good options too.
So the question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be? Will we be extremists for hate or will we be extremists for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice--or will we be extremists for the cause of justice?...maybe the South, the nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
-Martin Luther King, Jr. From "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
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