how to survive final’s week


My nose will be stuck in books for days and days and days … and I’ll will be taking tests for days and days and days.


So, to prevent from getting *too* burnt out, I will be following this plan:

~ Hot lemon tea, every morning.

~ Eat lots of protein & veggies.

~ Drink 60-100 oz of water a day

~ Get lots of rest. Stay up no later than 10 max.

~ Keep blood sugar stabilized throughout the day (being a hypoglycemic, and all). May require bringing extra fruit/snacks, and carrying my blood sugar kit with me. It also means: no sugar (nothing sweeter than fruit or honey), no white bread, etc.

~ Get some exercise, but nothing rigorous. Maybe a nice, slow walk/run every evening, and maybe some sit ups.

~ Pray, pray, and pray!! And then after that? Pray some more!! This is always a season in my life when I have to really lean on the Lord for strength, and to cast all my worries on Him!

These are some of my favorite verses that help calm my frayed nerves …

      “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

Matt. 11:28

“Casting all your anxieties on him, because He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:7

To a good, restful, not-too-stressful, hopefully-oh-my-word-I-won’t-die-or-anything-crazy-like-that next couple weeks,

*clinks coffee mug to yours*

crossfit & coffee — a whole new world


For those of you who don’t know, we have been going to Crossfit for P.E. at school.

Thursday was our last day. But it certainly was not my last day 🙂


Crossfit has helped me soo more than I could possibly imagine, both physically and mentally. I have definitely grown much, much stronger, but, more than anything, it has helped me realize that I can do so much more than I think I can. It’s pushed me to where I can really see how much stronger I am than I thought. Anytime I think, “Oh my word, there is NO way I could that…”, I usually prove myself wrong 🙂

It’s so sad how much the world today has taken the health and fitness category and has made it more about vanity and looks than about health and fitness. Every body is different, because that’s how God made them. At Crossfit, you are not judged for what you look like, or how small your number on the scale is. Crossfit is about pushing yourself to limits you never thought possible, and making your body as strong as it can be. Not skinny. Not bones. No toothpick-thin expectations. Just you, against you.

So, a common question I’m always asked is, what exactly is Crossfit?

And I usually direct them to this video or this website. Because I just have this knack of not explaining things very well.


breakfast/pre-workout quickie



3 ingredient banana-peanut butter pancakes

  • 2 over ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or peanut butter
  • dash of salt & pumpkin pie seasoning (opt)
  • 1 -2 tbsp. flax seeds
  1. Whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Cook on a greased griddle or pan on low-medium heat.  For heart shaped pancakes, simply place cookie cutter directly on pan and fill with pancake batter.  Leave cutter on until it is mostly cooked.  Gently remove cookie cutter and flip pancake.
  3. Gobble them up.