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1. Brought an avocado to the dining hall.

No meal is complete without an avocado. Especially salads. So if the dining won’t provide them, then we will.

2. Had an obsession with peanut butter.

Do I even need to explain? We all love peanut butter. There’s so many Instagram accounts that have peanut butter in their name. @eating_peanut_butter and @powerdbypeanutbutter are two of my favs.

3. Wondered why it took our friends 4 hours to respond the text we sent that morning. Then realized not everyone wakes up at 6 to workout.

We love sleep. But we also love working out. Sadly, for many of us early mornings are the best/only time we can.We forget others don’t live the same lifestyle.

4. Resisted ordering takeout.

Or given in and ordered some. We try to eat healthy, but it’s hard when friends don’t. And cooking food takes time+effort.

5. Passed on the can of beer.

Beer gut? No thanks. There’s an average of 150 calories in a single can. That’s 150 calories that we don’t need. Sticking to no nonsense shots and light mixed drinks is the way to go. That’s if we don’t end up in the gym on Friday night, which is possible.

5. Worked out in our dorm room.

We’ve all done them. Sometimes you just cant find the time to make it to the gym. Or maybe it’s -5 degrees outside and you don’t want to walk. Whatever the reason, we all have found ourselves working out in the dorms one time or another.

It’s funny when your roommate walks in to find you lying on the ground doing planks.

7. Carried a water bottle everywhere.

Our water bottle is like our best friend. It never leaves our side. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.

8. Struggled to avoid all of the free junk food offered on campus. Why don’t clubs give out healthy food instead?

Free pizza on the quad? #avoid. This is a pet peeve of mine. If freshman 15 is such a big problem, why do colleges offer so much free junk food? I wish clubs gave out healthy food instead of pizza and cupcakes. Shout out to clubs like Raw FSU who gave out sweet potato fries during their first meeting. We need more positive examples like them.

9. Taken a picture of our insta-worthy smoothie bowl.

Confession time: I’ve never made a smoothie bowl. I’m more of a yogurt bowl person.

Did I mention how much we love peanut butter?^

10. Spent an entire Sunday meal prepping.

Good food takes time. It’s easier to eat healthy during the week if the foods already prepared and in the fridge.

11. Eaten dark chocolate, fruit and protein bars as dessert.

If something is healthy, can it still be considered dessert? For us, the answer is yes. They satisfy our sweet tooth and help fuel or body. Win-win.

Personally I don’t eat protein bars. I try to avoid everything processed.

12. “Borrowed” food from the dining hall.

We make the most out of our meal plans. From loading our to-go boxes to stuffing our backpacks with fruit. Sometimes we’re even known smuggle things out in Tupperware.

13. Grabbed some quick overnight oats before our 8 am.

My new obsession😍 They taste so good. It’s hard to wait until the morning to eat them. There’s so many fun varieties- from simple banana and PB to turmeric golden milk.

14. Been told “You’re so healthy, I wish I could eat like that” by friends.

We all have those friends who see us eating healthy, working out, etc and saying they wish they could live like that. But then they do nothing. I want to show them that they can! It’s possible. Yes, it’s hard to live healthy, but anyone can do it. And it’s so worth it. We need to help motivate each other.

15. Realized the true meaning on #treatyoself.

we feel great because we give our body the food, sleep, and training it needs to function. yes, we may still wake up groggy some mornings but on the whole our body thanks us for what we do.

Until next time my adventurous foodie friends,

Kells