Midterm Frenzy

While it seems like just yesterday that it was midterms (probably because it basically was) that time has come again. I only have 3 midterms this week, while this may be the most I have had in one week as an undergraduate student it will certainly be nothing compared to when I am in graduate school. I can look forward to having approximately 8 exams at any given time in the coming months. 

Joy.

Well at least for now I can take advantage of this time to breath a little!

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Try it you will absolutely fall in love as I have!

However, due to a slight change in schedule for the week I have not been able to make my weekly grocery trip so I have been scavenging the cupboards.

Some of my favorites include chia pudding for breakfast and also protein pancakes.

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For the chia pudding:

1 cup almond milk

3 Tbs. Chia seeds

2 dates (pitted)

Cinnamon to taste

**Blend til you reach a nice consistency and chill in refrigerator over night. Top with favorite fruit in my case I did black cherries and kiwi and it was heavenly!

Protein pancakes were inspired by toneitup.com

I used their recipe and tweaked it slightly.

3 egg whites

dash of cinnamon

scoop of favorite protein powder (I used doTERRA’s Vanilla Trim Shake)

1 Tbs. almond milk

1/4 cup of oats

1 banana mashed

Mash the banana and add the remaining ingredients. Spray a pan with nonstick spray and put on medium heat. Pour some of the batter on and wait for the bubbles to form before flipping.

Filling:

I made a filling to add between the layers

4-5 strawberries

2 dates (pitted)

1 Tbs. natural peanut butter

dash of almond milk to help blend

Add all ingredients to a jar and mash with fork or blend if you wish.

Spread between pancakes and enjoy!!

 

Hope you like these recipes!

Like and comment away with your thoughts:]

Happy midterms,

S

 

 

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The Tuesday Tidbit

5:30am… The last thing I want right now is to be awake let alone go to a yoga class. 

 

But I know how thankful I am once I get there.

 

The drive is usually a blur, the first downward dog foreign to my body, but my breath is always recognizable. 

 

I begin to get lost in my breath as we approach our first of many chaturangas for the hour. “Goodnight moon, good morning core,” the teacher says with a smile in her voice. 

 

My core was definitely awake as we did several pushups… talk about a wakeup call!

 

Needless to say the combination of the teacher, time of day, and sharing it with a good friend makes it all the better. 

 

Lately between work and midterms it has been super overwhelming. I usually exercise, but even that doesn’t seem to cut it right now. I found this article and know I have been in need of doing this. 

 

Declutter. 

 

And when I say declutter I don’t just mean cleaning out my closets and donating to good will. I mean intense borderline extreme declutter, but I need it. If you need some ideas of what you might want to cut back in your life try this blog where I got my inspiration. Hopefully it helps some of you!

 

What are some of the things you do to reduce stress in your life?

 

I also made this fantastic juice today! It was all citrus which I usually don’t do, but I had a mad craving for it.

 

It constituted of:

 

7-8 oranges

2 grapefruit

1/2 lemon

hunk of ginger

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Run through your juicer and enjoy!

 

I used a recycled Kombucha bottle of mine to store the juice and it had this awesome quote on it…

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What have you tried lately that you thought you couldn’t previously do?

 

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Its a work in progress, getting better and better each day:]

Sweet dreams,

S

 

 

 

It’s Bio Time!

First up… Samantha.

I am a very health conscious twenty year old that is interested in seeing how different things react with my body. The coolest, ever ongoing, experiment someone can do is the one with their own body. Everyday I take into account the amount of sleep I have had, water, what foods, positive or negative thoughts, exercise, etc, and see what happens when I change those variables. I have been to more doctors in my few short years here than I would like, but what I have found is that while they were all extremely intelligent beings there was no way they could know my body as well as I do. This ultimately has led me on my quest to see what works and doesn’t work.. for me. Hopefully some of the things I try sparks your curiosity, but more importantly can in some form or fashion benefit you too!

Career Objective: Chiropractor

Current job(s): doTERRA Essential Oils, Lululemon Educator

FWTS (Favorite way to sweat): anything outside; partial to gymnastics, interval training… also can’t deny my ever growing love for yoga!

Hobbies: Photography, cooking, friends and traveling

8 week goal: To love my body and all its imperfections through changing my thought processes

2013 goal: Live in the moment

Favorite way to relax: dance party and a bottle of red with my friends, or hiking

One thing 2012 taught me: authenticity

Go to breakfast in a jam: Fresh juice or smoothie.. quick and easy clean up included and can also go with you

Current book: Man’s Greatest Gift to Man… Chiropractic

Music obsession: Its always changing

Health problem(s): joint inflammation

Leave us a comment with your answers to these questions! We would love to get to know everyone and hear some fun facts!

Later this week you will finally get your introduction to Loren and Sogoal. Two very powerful women I am so blessed to call my friends!

-S

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A new year brings a new conquest

 

2013.

Once again a clean slate.

Every year I, like many others I presume, set way too many resolutions. Miraculously, out of the 15 or so that I set, none seem to make it more than a month. So this year in the spirit of things I started to name the endless amount of things that I wish to better myself in and then stopped.

“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

-Albert Einstein

So with this thought in mind, I decided to change my actions.

*Pick one goal, and follow through with said goal*

While it is great to want to change many different things at once, it simply isn’t possible. (I should say for the bulk of us out there.)

So what is that goal? This blog… a work in progress with two of my best friends. We each have different areas that interest us and that we are passionate about. We are all excited to put that knowledge to keyboard and share it with you! Hopefully some of it will pertain to you and quite possibly inspire you.

So who are we?

We are all chiropractic students striving to live our healthiest life through: food (self-proclaimed foodies), exercise, laughter, our best at toxin free, and all around balance.

[Bios coming soon!]

Our main goal: how to do it all on a college budget.

Stay tuned for there are going to be so many different experiments along the way!

-Sam

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