First trip to college!

26 09 2009

HEY HEY HEY! What’s up ladies? Sorry not the lack of postage this week. It was a cuhhhrazy week in school terms. Lots to do, lots to do. But I am done with it and don’t have an insane amount of homework this weekend.

It’s late. I’m getting tired. Let’s get to it!


Tomorrow my school is having a 10 AM varsity guys soccer game then a powder-puff football game after, of which yours truly will be busting her behind in! It’s Freshman/Sophomores vs. Juniors and Seniors. All I have to say is that the upperclassmen are going down!! 🙂 Should be a blast! I’m very excited!


This week my class took it’s first trip to a college! I’m not going to say where for privacy purposes, but it’s an hour away and absolutely beautiful. I immediately fell in love with it. Let’s just talk about the pros…

  1. 1 hour away—perfect in my opinion! Not too far, but not too close 😉
  2. Fabulous array of majors—50+ And it has a great exercise (sports) science program and you can work with cadavers (only a few colleges in the nation have an undergraduate program that can do this!!)
  3. Gorgeous—oh me oh my! Beautiful campus!!
  4. Fabulous gym—nuff said 😉
  5. It just felt right. Of course, it’s only my first real visit, so I know I have plenty of time and many more colleges to visit in the upcoming years, but it just felt so right. It just felt like home! I almost can’t explain it…
    1. But I’m blessed to live in an area with many, many fabulous colleges around. I’m a lucky girl 😀

I’ve been thinking about majors a lot lately…I really have two ways I could/want to go:

  1. Exercise Science—> Eventually most likely physical therapy!
  2. Nutrition—> lots of options!

Again, I have plenty of time, but I’m a planner. Lately I’ve been leaning towards exercise science because I can incorporate a lot of nutrition into that! But like I said…I’ll figure it out. I’m definitely taking AP Chemistry senior year. That will help lots!

I have a grand idea that my mom and I came up together—but I’ll talk about it more in another post soon. I think you girls will really like it!

Enough chit chat, agreed? Let’s get on to the food!


Most of these pictures speak for themselves! 🙂

But, the common themes for this week’s greek yogurt messes are:

  • Oikos Greek Yogurt
  • Nature’s Path Pumpkin Raisin Crunch
  • Bear Naked Fit Berry Granola
  • Oatmeal Crisp (Crunchy Almond)

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This was a fabulous lunch consisting of: grilled pb-ab-banana sandwich, with a side of peach mango applesauce (fabulous!), and grapes. 100_7124


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Spinach wrap filled with hummus, avocado, and provolone <3  100_7173 100_7174

Banana filled with almond butter…then promptly mashed!  100_7179 100_7180 100_7181 Bar Action… 100_7154❤ ❤ <3  100_7156

100_7245 100_7251 100_7249 100_7188 100_7191 I’ve got to share tonight’s amazing snack! It consisted of the last bit of some organic ice cream, banana nut vitatop, and some maranatha almond butter. Fab. u. lous. 100_7258 100_7259



Are you drooling yet??

Exercise this week has been awesome. I just love feeling stronger! It’s a great feeling. Check out what I’ve been up to on the sidebar.

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 13:24

Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.

Hate to admit it—but it’s definitely true! 😉

I am super excited about tomorrow’s breakfast. It’s green and involves the word BRAN.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

❤ jess




19 responses

26 09 2009

College is going to be so great for you! You’re lucky that you found what you enjoy doing early 🙂 I have a math and econ major and I don’t use it at all! I’m deciding if I want to go back to grad school for nutrition or linguistics… decisions, decisions. Glad you’re back 🙂

26 09 2009

Yay, you’re back! And I’m glad you loved the college you visited!

Ooh, ice cream! Delicious! And your Greek yogurt bowl looks great too! 🙂

Have an awesome weekend!

26 09 2009
devan newman

awe you are going to have SUCH a blast at college 🙂

your spinache wrap looks super good!

26 09 2009

Am I drooling yet? YES!

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

26 09 2009
Peanut Butter Bliss

ahh the good ol college visits. As much fun as they were, wait til you get stuck at one you don’t like, then it doesn’t go so well. Glad you found one you liked though!!

Im totally enjoying a yogurt mess in a happy bowl too!! I really gotta try grilling my pb/banana sammie!

26 09 2009

OMG college is SO exciting! The fact that it “felt right” is probably the most important factor in picking a school, but I’m sure you’ll be happy wherever you decide to go. Also, the fabulous gym doesn’t hurt either… Have a great weekend 🙂

26 09 2009

WAHOO!! Enjoy the trip 🙂

26 09 2009

That’s so awesome you took a trip to your college! I basically decided on the community college my senior year of high school so I didn’t get to see any fancy colleges 🙂 You prospective one sounds awesome! Especially since there is a gym!

26 09 2009

so glad you’re excited about college and your prospects! both avenues of study sound great – i think you’d excel in both ❤

that spinach wrap looks deliciously intriguing – what brand is it? (not that i can get it in the uk, but still…..)

glad you've had a good exercise week – it always perks up my spirits when i feel accomplished physically!

have an AWESOME weekend. lovies.
L. x

26 09 2009
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope

I ended up doing all my college tours when I was in middle school since my brothers are both quite a bit older than me, and I just tagged along on theirs in the summer. However, I know for a fact that the best way to decide on a college is to tour them. At every college, try to imagine yourself living there. Where would you eat? What dorm would you live it? Where would your classes be? College reputations don’t mean anything if you can’t feel comfortable where you live. Just keep that in mind these next few years and go on as many tours as you can! 🙂

Girl, you KNOW I’m digging these greeken messes! LOVE ‘EM!

Enjoy what’s left of your weekend!


26 09 2009

that school sounds like a perfect fit 🙂 How exciting! I remember looking for colleges.. oh I would go back in a second!

that spinach wrap sounds amazing, what brand is it?! I love my whole wheat tortillas but they’re getting olddddd.

26 09 2009

I can’t wait to hear about your new idea (and your mom’s)! It’s definitely good to plan early, but don’t worry about it too much 🙂

Awesome bowls, bars, wraps, and sammies as usual! Oooh, and drool-worthy dessert!

26 09 2009

yeah i am pretty much drooling at all your awesome eats chica!

26 09 2009

Yum yum and yum!!

On another note, have you ever heard of Food Science?! It seems like you like Chemistry/Science and food/nutrition. It combines the two and the job market for food scientists is HUGE and flourishing! You could be developing the next big thing! Just something to think about! 😀 (it’s my major! haha…so I may be a bit biased!).

27 09 2009

You have the best attitude about things, it absolutely brightens my day!
Those eats look really good!
I’m glad you enjoyed the college visit!

27 09 2009

Ahh everything’s so exciting – I’m glad you liked the visit. College is amazing 🙂

Holy foooood…loving it alllll, especially the nut butter lovin’ 😛


27 09 2009

I always forget to grill my pb banana sandwiches. It looks so good that way! Definitely mouth watering 🙂

27 09 2009

Girl, thank you for your comments! You’ve been such a sweetheart, I’ve been so happy to read what you’ve been writing on my blog… even though I didn’t always have time to comment here.

I still haven’t tried grilled pb-banana sandwiches = shame on me!

I’m guilty of being a planner too :P, but hey, that’s what helps me stay sane, so if it’s the same for you, I get it. As they say, those who fail to plan, plan to fail (or at least that’s what I like to tell myself).


27 09 2009
Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian)

drool and drool. those yog messes are fantastic annndddd i LOVE the idea of mashing banana + AB together!

yay for college – such an adventure!

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