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My journey to making my body the healthy, fit thing I've always wanted it to be. My fitness goals are hopefully realistic for a full-time college student working 2 jobs, and my meal plans are going to be tailored to a full-time college student working 2 (minimum wage) jobs' budget.

No scales, no miracle smoothies, no meal-replacement detox nectar of the gods. I'm going to do this right.

Looking for a healthier late night snack?

Try for a big cup of chamomile tea! Unlike green tea, it won’t keep you up tonight and is a great drink before bed.

If you’ve got the munchies, reach for some frozen fruit! Frozen strawberries taste like candy and are a much healthier late-night dessert.

Looking for a healthier late night snack?

Try for a big cup of chamomile tea! Unlike green tea, it won’t keep you up tonight and is a great drink before bed.

If you’ve got the munchies, reach for some frozen fruit! Frozen strawberries taste like candy and are a much healthier late-night dessert.

— 1 year ago
So… I made some pizza.
Last week I had a snowday. Consequentially, I stayed in bed until 4pm like any good college student (heh). I rolled out of bed with a GROWLING stomach, and needed some pizza… This pizza here was about 500 calories, as I combined my breakfast and lunch, but to keep with my blog’s theme, I thought I’d offer you a healthier, just as tasty recipe:
Healthy ~300 Calorie Meals:
1 Whole Wheat Pita
2T Tomato Sauce
1.5oz Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Chopped veggies & Rosemary
Broil until melty and delicious! mmmmm

So… I made some pizza.

Last week I had a snowday. Consequentially, I stayed in bed until 4pm like any good college student (heh). I rolled out of bed with a GROWLING stomach, and needed some pizza… This pizza here was about 500 calories, as I combined my breakfast and lunch, but to keep with my blog’s theme, I thought I’d offer you a healthier, just as tasty recipe:

Healthy ~300 Calorie Meals:

  • 1 Whole Wheat Pita
  • 2T Tomato Sauce
  • 1.5oz Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Chopped veggies & Rosemary

Broil until melty and delicious! mmmmm

— 1 year ago with 12 notes
Biking to classes for me only takes 10-15 minutes longer than it would taking the bus, and feels great on my legs! Taking out the old bright-pink bike I’ve had since grade school was the best decision I’ve made on my fitness journey.
Hit snooze one less time, burn 200 calories just getting where I need to go.

Biking to classes for me only takes 10-15 minutes longer than it would taking the bus, and feels great on my legs! Taking out the old bright-pink bike I’ve had since grade school was the best decision I’ve made on my fitness journey.

Hit snooze one less time, burn 200 calories just getting where I need to go.

— 1 year ago

Healthy ~300 Calorie Meals:

Vegetarian Kimbap!

Kimbap is a Korean dish that’s normally served as a snack, or if you leave it in a roll, I would eat it like a lunch on the go.

  • Large Seaweed sheets (Japanese ones are called Nori, Korean ones are called Kim)
  • Freshly made pot-o-rice (short-grain, sticky rice)
  • Eggs (whisked together and cooked in one large sheet like an omelette, sliced)
  • Handful of blanched Spinach with salt
  • Thinly sliced 1/4 cucumber
  • Thinly sliced carrots, cooked in a frypan with sesame oil, salt, and pepper
  • Thinly sliced 1/4 green bell pepper, same prep as carrots
  • Stick of pickled daikon radish (easily found in asian-food stores, the yellow stick above)

Flatten some fresh rice on a seaweed sheet, lay out the ingredients beautifully, and roll it up with the help of a towel and some cling wrap if you’re like me (they make sushi-rolling mats that make it easier). Sometimes it helps to wet the edges of the seaweed to help it stick closed. Make it even fancier by sprinkling the rolls with sesame seeds and dipping the rolls in soy sauce. Slicing is optional, but prettier. Easy to pack up and keeps in the fridge for quite a while!

Feel free to experiment with different types of veggies and ingredients! My favorite kimbap has spam in it :3, but you can make it healthier or not depending on what you put in each roll!

— 1 year ago with 14 notes
Went to my college’s gym with a friend today! Because of some recent snow, all my classes were cancelled and I actually had time. 
My observations:
Tribe of girls in ponytails beasting the ellipticals & treadmills
Opposing tribe of young men lifting weights the size of cars
The people struggling and seem lost in between (me)
I took my time and read the directions on each machine, did some good cardio, and spent my time working my arms, abs, and legs (and back… ow).
I am getting stronger!

Went to my college’s gym with a friend today! Because of some recent snow, all my classes were cancelled and I actually had time. 

My observations:

  • Tribe of girls in ponytails beasting the ellipticals & treadmills
  • Opposing tribe of young men lifting weights the size of cars
  • The people struggling and seem lost in between (me)

I took my time and read the directions on each machine, did some good cardio, and spent my time working my arms, abs, and legs (and back… ow).

I am getting stronger!

— 1 year ago
~200 Calorie Breakfast Ideas
1 Cup of Special K Strawberries and Dark Chocolate Cereal
1 Cup of unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk
7-8 Strawberries
I know you’ve always been told about how important it is to eat a big breakfast, but listen to me: as a former breakfast-skipper, forcing myself to eat at least 200 calories of healthy food for breakfast has made a world of a difference. I feel full for so much longer, crave healthier foods for lunch, and keeps me from bingeing. DO IT!

~200 Calorie Breakfast Ideas

  • 1 Cup of Special K Strawberries and Dark Chocolate Cereal
  • 1 Cup of unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk
  • 7-8 Strawberries

I know you’ve always been told about how important it is to eat a big breakfast, but listen to me: as a former breakfast-skipper, forcing myself to eat at least 200 calories of healthy food for breakfast has made a world of a difference. I feel full for so much longer, crave healthier foods for lunch, and keeps me from bingeing. DO IT!

— 1 year ago with 12 notes
Healthier ~200 calorie dessert option:
After tallying up my caloric intake for the day over here, I realized that I was about 100 calories short of the daily recommended intake for someone of my size and activity level, so instead of my normal 100 calorie evening snack, I thought I’d spice it up!
Honey-chocolate Bananas
1 Medium sized banana, sliced into medallions 
1 tablespoon of Wildflower Honey (YUM)
2 teaspoons of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Syrup (I may have licked the plate afterwards)
I’ve got a sweet tooth, that’s for sure! But moderationnnnn 

Healthier ~200 calorie dessert option:


After tallying up my caloric intake for the day over here, I realized that I was about 100 calories short of the daily recommended intake for someone of my size and activity level, so instead of my normal 100 calorie evening snack, I thought I’d spice it up!

Honey-chocolate Bananas

  • 1 Medium sized banana, sliced into medallions 
  • 1 tablespoon of Wildflower Honey (YUM)
  • 2 teaspoons of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Syrup (I may have licked the plate afterwards)

I’ve got a sweet tooth, that’s for sure! But moderationnnnn 

— 1 year ago with 9 notes

Healthy ~300 Calorie Meals:

One Eye-d Potato

  • 1 Potato, scrubbed and stabbed (multiple times)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 ounces of sliced turkey
  • 3/4 cup of canned green beans

Stab the potato a few times and then microwave it for about 2 minutes. Carefully take the potato out and create a cavity in the potato by scooping out the insides (without burning yourself). Crack the egg, and pop it back into the microwave for a few minutes.

When I can only really afford to spend $25 dollars a week, my recipes might seem plain… I’ve been going through the same giant bag of potatoes all year and some of them are growing in the cupboard!

When it comes to cheap, healthy, AND tasty meals though, I cannot emphasize this more: a little bit of herbs go a LONG way.

Just adding some rosemary, basil, or a little bit of salt and pepper to meals like this make them suddenly taste gourmet :)

(Also note, this meal is a little under 300 calories, so I’d recommend not starving yourself now and bingeing later, and instead helping yourself to a piece of fruit following the meal for dessert!)

— 1 year ago with 10 notes
My Exercise Plan
  1. Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Hundred Pushups Program
  2. Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday: Couch to 5K Program 
  3. Mornings: Ultimate 300 Challenge

I will likely not achieve 100 pushups straight in 6 weeks, but I’m looking forward to progress from my max of 2.

I’ll be starting from Week 4 for the C25K because I already have experience running some distances.

Currently, my abs are in a sad state and I can only complete about 15 of the repetitions for the 300 challenge, but again, I am only looking for growth and will continue to push myself.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
My Food Plan

To eat balanced, veggie-filled meals, cut down on sugar and processed grains, to cook my meals myself with fresh ingredients, to love what I put into my body, and love my body itself.

That being said, the food I eat will follow the same basic outline:

  • Breakfast: 200 calories 
  • Morning Snack: 100 calories
  • Lunch: 300 calories
  • Afternoon Snack: 100 calories
  • Dinner: 300 calories
  • *Post-Workout Snack: 200 calories (can be eaten any time of day, following a workout)
— 1 year ago