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Measuring Progress for Motivation

Measuring Progress for Motivation

Forget the Scale Scales are cruel. They are also a demon of the past. I’m sure you have all heard the newly deemed phrase ‘fit is the new skinny’. I can’t be the only one who has been turned off to the gym after a […]

Jocelyn’s Top Five Target Finds

Jocelyn’s Top Five Target Finds

Katie recently did a post about this healthy but yummy pasta you can buy at Target. So I thought, why not share my favorite Target finds. Target can be hit or miss for me, you know? Sometimes the prices are amazing, and sometimes you’re wondering […]

Get gifts while being active- The OutdoorNation App

Get gifts while being active- The OutdoorNation App

Have you ever been required to take a class that was kind of a joke? Like you barely learned anything pertaining to your major and you got full credit for it? Well that was my Outdoor Leadership class.

Although the class wasn’t the highlight of my Fridays (cause no one takes Friday classes unless they’re required or you’re a freshman), there was one activity that I still remember.

I feel the need to preface that I’m kind of competitive..maybe more than ‘kind of’. So this app/website resonated with me because I like winning and I love getting free stuff. Think lame pens, candy and shirts.

As a class requirement we had to download the OutdoorNation app and post a couple of times throughout the semester. But the top class posters got free stuff from our teacher. And well, free stuff is the best.

So what is OutdoorNation?

OutdoorNation is an app from On Campus where students and faculty post images of them doing stuff outside. Depending on the activity you’re doing, you get a range of points. Walking is 1 point, where as something like snowboarding is 5 points (yes, snowboarding, this competition takes place at many schools).

REI and other brands sponsor the app. So they give out prizes to schools based on certain assignments. A girl in my class won a hammock because she went camping with friends. I wasn’t dedicated enough to brave the outdoors, but Katie camps all the time and will be posting about it soon.

The only downside to the app is that not all schools are doing it. So if you need a school, choose George Mason University to help a girl out. I think the winning school gets a prize..but I wouldn’t know cause our school never gets in to the top ten. We suck.

If free stuff isn’t a motivator for you, then you’re kind of helpless. Sorry.

Oh. And the competition only lasts from September 18th to October 15th. So you might want to add the app now.

x Jocelyn

There really is such thing as healthy pasta!

There really is such thing as healthy pasta!

Yes, you heard me right. Carbaholics rejoice! It’s finally here…pasta that you can eat that your body will actually thank you for. You may see the ‘protein pasta’ that Barilla currently makes and think that this was a good way to hate yourself slightly less […]

Traveling to see Chip and Joanna Gaines

Traveling to see Chip and Joanna Gaines

If you don’t know who Chip and Joanna are then I don’t think we can really be friends. I’ll have some pity on those of you who don’t know-The Gains star on the HGTV Fixer Upper which takes place in Waco, Texas. When I went […]

Staying on track in college

Staying on track in college

I cannot take all the credit for this post, because I kind of stole this planner from my sister.

Not as in stealing her actual planner, more like she told me she wanted it and was going to get it, but I have quicker fingers and ordered it before her.

Sorry not sorry, Jess.

To start from the beginning, I’ve always used a planner or calendar of sort to keep myself in line during the school year. In the past I’ve used a Lily Pulitzer planner, but I’m over the preppy vibe it gave with not enough space.

Last year I uploaded all my syllabi, appointments, practices and meal breaks (yes, really) to Google Calendar, which I found to be really efficient. You can schedule the events how you want them, so you can receive emails or notifications to your phone as reminders. Very handy, right?

But Google Calendar gets tricky when your professor gives you the evil eye for pulling out your phone to add in that worksheet they just assigned. I mean, really it’s their fault for not putting it on the syllabus in the first place. But either way, you learned after the first (second) time that most teachers don’t approve of electronics in small classrooms. Which all mine are in.

Insert the Blogilates Focus Journal.

So the name may sound a little weird, and the cover may draw a little too much attention, but inside includes anything you could every want and need.

This handy planner includes a full monthly calendar, a weekly calendar where you can schedule, and another weekly calendar that allows you to list your meals, workouts and any checklists you have.

Like I said- it has it all.

I use my calendar mainly for listing assignments so I can check them off, but on busy weeks I like managing my schedule and seeing whether or not I can sit down for lunch or shove it down before work. And I can’t forget the water tracker-it mocks me daily when I only have a bottle a day..but coffee has water in it, so that should definitely count.

Let me know what you think and list any planners/calendars below that you recommend so I can check them out!

 

x Jocelyn

The Best Place to Shop Without Breaking the Bank

The Best Place to Shop Without Breaking the Bank

Your Wallet Will Thank You As stated in my ‘Best Fitness Motivation‘ post, you can’t beat the quality of Lululemon leggings. To purchase a pair as an investment in your own health is a great way to tell yourself that your wallet will hate you […]

The best workout motivation

The best workout motivation

As soon as I booked my plane ticket to Texas I knew I had to get into the gym. I wanted to be the best me when I walked off the plane into the land of great tacos, hot cowboys, hunting, and fishing. The problem […]