College Life at the U of A

Hi everyone! All I can say is that I am SO sorry for not posting in !!!! over one month! I have been extremely busy with school and my sorority, (Alpha Epsilon Phi!) and I hardly have any free time to do anything I like to do outside of school. But, after finally getting the chance to view some of my favorite blogs, I knew I just had to get back into the swing of things and give you all an update.

First, let me just say that I love the University of Arizona! I am meeting SO many people, having so much fun, and learning a lot!

We’ll start from the beginning.

Jeremy decorated the car for the trip to Tucson!

Let me assure you… this trunk was filled to the BRIM. And what didn’t fit? It’s on TOP of the car!

Jeremy’s tying up our metals drawers that Alana & I just HAD to buy at the container store… LOVE my brother.

My new room!

MY roomieee, the one and only KELLEYY ๐Ÿ™‚

She’s from Nashville, Tennessee!

I have to admit… moving to Arizona and starting college has been quite the transition…

Of course, my biggest issue is that the kitchen is on the SECOND floor, while I live on the THIRD. Talk about inconvenience.

Since most meals are provided at my sorority house, I eat out on the weekends mostly, and occasionally, when lunch at the house isn’t too appetizing, I make my own food either in my ROOM, or the kitchen on the second floor. I make breakfast every morning though! My usual oatmeal with bananas, cereal, and egg in a mug are my go-to meals ๐Ÿ™‚

salad bar creation from the house! I live off these!

morning oats with raisins and bananas (made in the microwave) for days I’m too lazy to lug all of my ingredients down one flight of stairs!

A breakfast burrito made with a whole wheat tortilla, one egg, black beans, cheddar cheese, salsa, and grilled chicken chunks! The black beans and grilled chicken chunks I took from Alpha Epsilon Phi ( AEPHi) I know. I’m a genius! ๐Ÿ™‚

Not so “homemade” chocolate chip cookies with mini Oreos inside! ( I call them not so homemade because 1.) They’re not made at home, and 2.) they’re not healthy… they’re made with Toll House dough!)

They were still a hit amongst my friends and dorm mates, though!

This beauty I made at the JAC House (Jewish Arizonans on Campus), an organization I have been actively involved in: Ellie’s homemade chocolate chip challah bread.

This stuff is absolutely amazing. best challah. EVER. And I get it every week after Shabbat services ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY!

Mmmm, I can taste it now.

She is seriously the BEST cook. She makes delicious bread, pies, soups, and even kosher chicken!

The hardest part about living on my own and in a college atmosphere is being able to continue living a healthy and active lifestyle. I do a lot of walking, and get to the gym occasionally, but it’s not as easy as I thought it would be to maintain my healthy habits. Still, I try to balance my food choices and eat as many fruits, vegetables, and whole grains as possible. After all, it is college, and it’s not hard to gain the freshman fifteen! YIKESS.

A few essentials I bought during my first trip to the grocery store:

I’m off to the store again tomorrow to get some yogurt, more fruits and vegetables, eggs, and soup.

It’s gotten pretty chilly here, so soup is perfect for days like these. I can’t believe it’s already October!

I’m ready to curl up in a blanket and watch a movie, but I promise another post is coming soon. This is just a glimpse!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Arizona Send-Off in Glendale!

Yesterday was a really eventful day! I found out my official roommate and what Room # we will be living in. SO EXCITING.

And… I went to the Arizona Send-Off in Glendale. I met tons of fellow Wildcats that live in the area! YAY!

Breakfast

ย Non-fat strawberry yogurt, 1/2 a banana, strawberries, and granola:-)

I used Udi’s Original. It’s delicious and only has 120 calories for 1/4 cup. No artificial ingredients either!

After breakfast, I made the gift baskets for the bar mitzvah guests! They’re filled with tons of great goodies. I won’t say what they are though because I know some of the guests will be reading this ๐Ÿ™‚ I want it to be a surprise!

Lunch

Since we had to drive to Glendale with the 405 CLOSED, we had to take the backroads. We thought it’d take us a long time, so we picked up some sandwiches at Sprouts for the drive there.

Mine had turkey, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mustard. I ordered it on Sweet Prairie Wheat Bread. It was so YUMM.

We surprisingly got to Glendale on timeย – actually 15 minutes EARLY! When we got there, we introduced ourselves, and played some Wildcat Bingo which was super fun! I won a basketball with a little wildcat stuffed into it from the lottery! I got so excited, it was funny, haha.

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After the send-off, we did some shopping while Dad went into CVS to pick up a prescription. I tried on so many clothes, only to buy one shirt and a little purse. (You’ll see them in pictures sometime soon!)

Dinner

We were all pretty hungry, so we decided to grab a quick bite at a local take-out place. They had an assortment of kabobs ( chicken, lamb, beef etc) and hummus and falafel. I got the chicken kabob.

Though it may look appetizing, the chicken wasn’t great quality ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyways…I’m off to the gym, then doing more bar mitzvah stuff! Have a great day guys!

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