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February 2017


2017: First Fitness Check In

February 27, 2017

Happy Monday Guys!

How was your weekend?

I went to Coldstone again. This time I got the Banana Caramel Crunch. It was delicious. Considering it’s only a mile away from me I could see this potentially becoming a problem ritual.

In more exciting news, I’m so close to finishing coding for my dissertation. Before I began coding I created a schedule to determine how much I would need to get through each day in order to be done by a certain date. I’ve stuck to that schedule so I’ll be done coding as of this Friday. FriYAY for real! After that comes the reliability check, then data cleaning, data analysis, and write up. March is going to be very intense. Pray for me.

This week I wanted to share the progress I’m making on my fitness goals. Last month I shared my fitness goals for 2017, and I’m pleased to report that I’ve already made serious progress on some of them. Particularly, I’ve taken a few workout classes and made use of my apartment’s gym.

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Learn to Say “No” in Grad School: Setting Boundaries with Your Time

February 20, 2017

Happy Monday Guys!

How was your weekend?

Mine wasn’t too shabby. The weather was beautiful so I treated myself to a ‘Love It’ sized cup of Coldstone’s ‘That’s How I Roll’ while sitting outside and working on my dissertation. I hadn’t been to one since college and I forgot how much I love their ice cream.  I was able to get my sweet tooth satisfied (if only temporarily, because it’s never truly satisfied) and get some work done. Win, win.

Now onto today’s post. I’m excited to get into this one because it’s such an important topic for anyone who’s a) currently in grad school, b) getting ready to start grad school, or c) seriously considering grad school.

Today I’m talking about how to set boundaries with your time as a grad student. Oh yeah, I can already hear the sighs.

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Valentine’s Day Outfit: Ralph Lauren Blazer & Bag

February 13, 2017

Hi Guys! Happy Monday:)

This weekend was a good one for me despite feeling like I may have been coming down with something on Saturday. Fortunately, when I woke up on Sunday the sun was shining, my throat felt less funny, and my body felt less achy (although I think the aches may have been due to Friday’s workout lol). I pushed through it though and finished pulling all of the research articles I’m going to need to carry out my dissertation research (we’re talking 400+) so I am stoked. I have a meeting with my advisor tomorrow so I wanted to make sure I had a solid progress update to give him.

You know what else is also tomorrow?

Yep, Valentine’s Day. Since I shared a dessert recipe last week, I thought it’d be nice to share some style inspo this week using classic pieces that you likely already have in your closet.

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Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats: Blueberry Bliss Bites

February 6, 2017

What’s up Guys!

Happy Monday:) Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Any special plans? My day will be packed with research meetings and a workshop, so I thought it would be nice to have something simple, sweet, and healthy to snack on. Enter these Blueberry Bliss Bites made with heart healthy ingredients. The ingredient list is so short for this one that you probably don’t even need to write it down. And dollars to donuts if you like to bake, you probably already have a few of these ingredients on hand.

Speaking of baking, these bites require no baking and no chilling. Once you’ve finished pulsing the ingredients and rolling them into balls you can sit down and snack away.  The bonus for me is that after I eat these on Tuesday, I won’t feel so guilty about buying heavily discounted Valentines Day candy on Wednesday.

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