I Tried Hello Fresh And This Is What Happened…

So I am in college and in college its hard to find time to sleep let alone eat a healthy or home cooked meal. And forget going to the grocery store, its like a war zone in there. So we end up eating what ever our hands reach first on the frozen food isle or what ever fast food place is open the latest at night and can easily be consumed in or on the way to the library. Going home and having your mom cook your favorite meal is like precious gold, but now that I’m a senior even going home has become a rarity. So I had to do something.

One night I went to dinner at my boyfriend’s mother’s house. They were talking about this food service called Hello Fresh and it literally sounded to good to be true. Fresh, healthy meals delivered straight to my door and I get to completely by pass the grocery store, of course, I would want to sign up for that!

I will admit it is pricey at $60 a week but my plan serves two people per meal. Essentially that ends up being 6 meals so really its about $10 a meal. About what you would spend on eating out. And the food is fresh, fresher that what you even get for the grocery store sometimes! The meals are healthy and they haven’t sent me anything yet that I wouldn’t eat again. I also only have to go to the grocery store now for things like milk and cereal and things like hot pockets for lunch so it honestly has saved me money.

I really like that it is structured that I know what I am eating each night and that I have everything right there too cook it rather than risking forgetting something and having to go all the way back to town to get the one thing I forgot. I also love that I know what I am getting in each box and if I don’t really want one of the options I can change it online. I can pick my meals weeks in advance and if I need to skip a week for any reason I can it is as easy a pressing a button and I wont even be charged for that week. Each recipe only takes 30 minutes to cook and its actually fun to do. And the best part the clean up is SUPER easy! 10/10 Would Recommend this, my boyfriend and I are literally loving it!

Here is the link: Hello Fresh got check it out for your self. ( Your first box is usually half off so you can try it for $30.) Also here is a picture of one one of the things I have cooked using Hello Fresh so you can see that it really does look like they say it will!IMG_2554

A few of my favorites have been: Maple Glazed Pork Chops, Chicken Cheddar Fajitas, and the Herbed Chicken over Zucchini Risotto (This is what is pictured above). Try it and let me know what you think in the comments! ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes… This is a Valentines Post but It’s a Good One (3 min. read)

So I had planned to write a Valentine’s post about my love life and it would be all sappy and what not but last night in Starbucks here in Statesboro, GA I found a different inspiration.

Last night was my friend Sarah’s birthday and we all went to Olive Garden with our sorority sisters and some of her friends. We had a great time but when I walked in at around 7:30 p.m. I saw a man sitting on a bench outside with flowers. I didn’t really think mush of it until I came back out to go to Starbucks with two of my sisters. We saw him and mentioned that was kind of sad and hoped he wasn’t stood up. We then drove across the street to the Starbucks.

We walked in and ordered with that man still in the back of our minds.We sat down by the window and started to talk. The was a girl, a little older than us sitting at the table behind us. We all noticed her because she was reading alone and was dressed really cute. Finally, after about 10 minutes a man whom, we realized after a minute was a pastor at a local church, began to talk to her about the book she was reading. It was called ‘The Meaning of Marriage” by Timothy Keller. She mentioned she was engaged so of course, we started to look for the ring like most girls do. After a few minutes, the pastor left and one of my sisters asked to see her ring because we heard her say she was engaged. (Not Creepy at all lol).

Then this perfect stranger takes off her clearly expensive, beautifully giant, diamond engagement ring and hands it to us to look at in a Starbucks. As if this doesn’t make her the coolest person ever she goes on to tell us that she got engaged in August at the Parking and Transportation Office here at Georgia Southern because that’s where she first met her fiance on the first day of her freshman year. She later found out he was also her CL in the dorm and her student FYE instructor. She said obviously that God wanted them to be together.

They got engaged on the same day in August in the same place they met and then when they went to book their wedding day accidentally chose the same day in August of 2017. If that is not meant to be I literally don’t know what is! We talked for a bit more about her wedding and what sorority she was in and all. Then we left to go back and get my car from the Olive Garden parking lot.

We pull in and having forgotten about that poor guy are surprised to see him still sitting there on that bench (4 hours later). My sisters went up to talk to him and ask if he was like okay and if his date was coming. He said that she was and that she had told him that he would show up sometime between 6 p.m. and closing (11 p.m.). This in my personal opinion is super odd but at this point, we are invested so we went over to my car and waited to see if this girl would actually show up. Sadly 11 p.m. came around and he left clearly really upset.

I don’t tell the story to make people feel bad so close to Valentines Day but just to say that obviously there is hope of you don’t have someone and don’t put your life on hold for someone who doesn’t do the same for you. My boyfriend and I have been together for 4 years now and it has been the best time of my life and I am so blessed to have him as my best friend. One day I hope to look back and tell our story and it is as heart-warming was the girl’s from Starbucks and never to take it for granted like the date that never showed at Olive Garden.

** Shout out to the Olive Garden guy you can totally do better than whoever was supposed to meet you!

I am about to start the book that she was reading because hearing her talk about it made it sound like it could be a really heartwarming and good read! I’ll let ya’ll know how it is. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gym Motivation

So recently I decided to start working out. I have gone to the gym sporadically since my freshman year in college and I did sports through out high school but I recently decided to try to go routinely. Plus it gives me a good excuse to but cute workout clothes! So this was my outfit for my workout yesterday. I started a program with one of my sorority sisters called Kayla Itsines BBG (Bikini Body Guide). Its supposed to cost about $50 on her website but I worked a little magic on google and found the PDF of it for FREE!! (lol) I mean if you got the money by all means buy it form here because I am sure she has worked very hard on her program but ya girl is broke at the moment and I am trying to look in a swimsuit or you know just in general. It is a 12 week program and if we stick to it, we will have 9 whole weeks in before spring break so hopefully I will be bikini ready. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I did learn, however, that I am insanely out of shape and had to waddle through campus today like a duck because my legs and butt were so sore . So that is at the very least proof that this excursive routine will work! My sister (sorority sister, I am an only child fun fact) and I have also decided to get up on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 7 a.m. and run around her neighborhood (it happens to be exactly a mile). We will see how that works out because I am not really a morning person and generally need coffee to function that early. ย I am also trying to drink more water and I stopped drinking soda almost two years ago. I will occasionally have a sprite here and there but not everyday! I have always been really skinny so my weight has never really been an issue but I still don’t like the I look as far as wanting to look more toned. I’ll keep y’all updated on how all that is going and I really hope that it will motivate y’all if your looking to start a work out routine.

I know I got a lot of my motivation to start living healthier in general from Khloe Kardashian’s book “Strong Looks Better Naked.” ( I have a slight obsession with Khloe Kardashian, just add that to my list) I didn’t start following her diet to a “T” just because I don’t live the life of the rich and famous and have enough time or money to throw into eating like that all the time. However, it did make me pay more attention to what I put in my body. Overall, it wad definitely a great read and I would highly suggest it!

In other news I have signed up for the intramural soccer team for my sorority and were are usually really good at sports so that should be fun this semester. As far as classes go, I am doing really well in the class I was slightly worried about. So overall I am really motivated right now to do well in everything. Hopefully I can keep that up this semester. Generally, for me, if one thing falls apart everything does but hopefully I can keep that from happening. I am planning on being way more involved with AOII because it could be such a wonderful experience and I feel like I am not getting the full effect of it sometimes, which is probably my own fault. I tend to get a little anxiety about trying new things so that’s why I was so proud about signing up for the soccer team. When I signed up last night I didn’t immediately feel like I wanted to vomit (haha) so I feel like thats progress. I hope everyone is having a good week so far and my next post is gone give you guys a glimpse into my high school life, which trust mean is going to be a good read! (lol)

Y’all should comment how y’all eat healthier, go to snacks, good work out idea and all that jazz because I would love to here it! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค