Healthy Body Goals |Southern Fitt Giveaway| College Edition

via GIPHY No Freshman Fifteen We’ve all heard about it, gaining weight in college may come from frequent unhealthy food choices, or unbalanced portions of one too many buffets… It’s ok, in this post we’re going to discus How to Incorporate Fitness into Your Everyday Life Balanced food portions Eating healthy for $20 a week Real Body Goals Apps that Help -FREE Giveaway at the End I polled a small group asking several survey questions about general health, fitness, and how it impacts them. The answers I received are in this post; they were honest, and heartfelt – thank you. Why Your Health Should Be Important Now I used to think my middle school bff was crazy! She was maybe 120, and 5’2; she loved the gym. I appreciated her coordinated workout gear and wondered how she managed to keep her hair so neat after the gym. The gym isn’t for everyone, and neither are diets. It’s wise to be healthy now, and incorporate healthy decisions into one’s lifestyle early. The habits we develop in college are sometimes difficult to break. To cope with stress, and frustration, or even for plain fun- getting in motion and feeling confident in one’s self, feels great. “We all need good nutrition in our bodies. Physical activity and healthy diets will help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce chronic diseases such as cancer or heart disease, and just promote your overall health and reduce the risk of obesity.” MSU -Maliyah Uta Chapman says “Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important because it reduces the risk of early onsets of chronic diseases; such as diabetes and hypertension. In addition to increasing your livelihood, living a healthy lifestyle is important for self-esteem and self-image. Developing healthy habits will boost your confidence and energy to conquer day to…

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Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas in College

Valentine’s Day Sex in College can be depressing, but that’s because you didn’t read this post on: Self love, Oral Sex Tips & Advice, Bareskin vs Pleasure Trojans, How to Heat Up Your Relationship + a whole lot more…

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6 Things to Do With A Syllabus

Believe me I know the first day of class is boring. The lecture is nothing but class expectations and rules and regulations… You won’t remember all the ins and outs of class, so turn instead to your syllabus. Though you may think your syllabus is not important, it’s the backbone of your semester. Make the Wise Choice | keep reading because we’re going to talk about 6 Things to Do with it.. Want to know what to do the night before classes, read here. affiliate links may be present, but at no additional cost to you. 1) Read for Important Info Remember parents saying, reading is fundamental, its true. Underline Contact Info & Office Hours of Professors– Write your professor’s email in your planner notes for easy access. Allotted absences– For each professor it varies how many classes you may miss before it lowers your grade. Highlight Essays, Quizzes, Tests, , Holidays, & Exams Match Dates of aforementioned with corresponding dates in an academic planner (August – June) 2) Check Required Textbooks & Reading Materials For each textbook write or copy and paste: ISBN Numbers Author Specified Editions Other Required Course/Access Codes WAIT to buy books and read why here. Word to the Wise: To Save money I recommend Chegg. Double check prices at Amazon too. If you want more options I made a post for you, that you can read here. 3) Color Code Your Classes Seeing color and organization just makes it more fun and functional. Adulting can be fun. Use a different colored pen to write your classes in your planner. Eventually this will help you decide which classes to dedicate the most time to…divided by due date. I also use a different color-coding system when highlighting: notes, keywords and phrases, and important dates. My tips on how…

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Twas the Night Before College

what to do the night before college classes start

We discuss textbook discounts, what to pack in your dorm and your backpack. Good study habits, the best class schedule and more…

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College Advice 101: How to Get Your First Car in 10 Steps

10 Cut & Dry Steps to Buying Your First Car the Smart Way.

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5 Ways to Party Safely: College Party Edition

-Tips on how to get Cross Faded ‘Safely’
-5 Ways to Party Safely in College
-How to tell if someone has alcohol poisoning or has OD

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20 Cheap Stocking Stuffers for College Students

Cheap and Popular Stocking Stuffers for College Kids

20 Cheap but AWESOME Stocking Stuffers for College Kids this Christmas
Including my Top 5 Recommendations…

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50 Popular Holiday Gifts for College Students

50 Popular Christmas Gifts for College Students
Below are 25 Different 5 Gift Ideas for College Girls and Guys

My Top 10 Favorite Picks are included too Make the Wise Choice and Keep Reading

Parents sometimes need help in the right direction and sometimes so do we. Hell I looked up lists like this to help me better decorate or enjoy college.

Buying for Him or Her 
If you’re a guy trying to buy for a woman, think of

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Cheap, Quick & Easy Meals for College Students- Walking Tacos

Sub for flank steak to make it better. This was the best way to use the Fritos no body seemed to want, and get my daily taco fix satisfied too.

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Thanksgiving Peach Cobbler “Dump Cake”: College Edition

See how my first ever Beurre Noisette Apple Crown Peach Cobbler went.. College Edition means it’s frugal approved and feeds at least two 😉

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Money Wise: The Right Way to Budget in College

How My Tips Helped me Save Enough Money to Travel and Go to School and Why I recommend a Zero Based Cash Budget in college.

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How to Study for Exams in College

Before college I never used to study. I would barely pay attention in class and master the material. Walk in, A+ on any test, and it was no problem. Freshman year of college I kept the same attitude from High-school. Big mistake. I drowned in my tears and a sea of F’s until I taught myself how to study in college. Key Concepts to Keep In Mind Cramming is not gonna cut it. Go to class. Plain and simple Write your notes by hand to remember them better Underline things said twice in the lecture Highlight vocabulary words you recognize and those you don’t Rewrite the concept again, and try to explain it to someone else College will require that you study. Even material you think may be easy, just dedicate less time to studying it than the others. But still study it. Please don’t think you’ll remember when the test comes because you won’t Before Midterms Find a Great Spot to Study I loved finding empty lecture rooms, to study in. Libraries can become noisy so find a spot on a higher floor. It won’t kill you to put your phone on DND. I bet you post everything else. Post to your social media that you’re studying until further notice. Word to the Wise: Study your hardest subject 1st. Study each subject for an hour. Break the hour into 25 min. intervals, with 5 minute breaks. Avoid burnout. The best way is to plan your day, and keep school time for school, and home for YOU. In Class Sit close enough to the front to force yourself to be noticable if absent, or asleep Write down notes: names, dates, concepts, and important vocab Underline foreign information and research for later Create a Study Group or Join One Yall, like…

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Credit 101: UPDATE How I Grew My Credit Score to 777

I’m assuming you think its gonna take years and years and that you have to have a lot of money to get a high credit score. Fact of the matter is you can have $3.21 cents to your name and your credit score be 850 Or if you want a car soon I kept all of these practices in mind and it worked when I applied for a 14,000 used car with a cosigner, my personal score then was about 716. A monthly note for $265, down payment $0.00. I’m Going to Teach you How I Built My Credit Score to 777 Quickly Read this post or listen on the podcast What did I do? I made purchases and paid them off in full, and on time. Literally, I would deposit what I just spent, wait for the total to post to Discover, PAY IT OFF IN FULL, Repeat. Word to the Wise: Read all fine print: if words like APR & Interest rate are unfamiliar I explained those terms in this post. How I Beat The System Elsewhere, I detail that there are other ways to build credit with retail cards, by making small purchases, and paying that off on time. For example, you’re building credit if your name is on a current: car note, phone bill, monthly rotating bill(s)/subscriptions like Netflix and Hulu etc… Even gas credit cards can boost your score in about 3 months. Following my rules below will help guide you, but your results depend on you. via GIPHY Only charge what you already have in cash. Credit card companies, and loan offices make money from your debt. PAID IN FULL needs to become more than just a movie. Let it be the motto. Aim for cards with no annual fees. No, or low APR between…

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College Advice 101: Grocery Shopping & Meal Planning (Apartment Edition)

1st Time Moving into an Apartment after college? Read this. Cooking and Apartment Basics you may not have considered. Learn from my mistakes.

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Simple Hair and Skin Care Routine for Natural College Girls

My hair and skin care routine for college girls. My LOC method, protective styles and what I recommend to keep away acne.

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2019 Chegg Coupons for College Students

2019 Chegg Coupons for Free Shipping

Hey loves, Athena’s Purse is an official Chegg affiliate!! I’m soo excited to work with a brand I love and use. 2018 Chegg Coupons for College Students I use Chegg to save me money on textbooks and now you can get your own private tutor with Chegg experts. Confused and have questions? Head over to Chegg and use code “CS5OFFBTS18” (exp. 11/30/2018) to get $5 off your first month of Chegg Study, so you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. Plus get a free 30 minute tutoring session. Coupon Information Code: CS5OFFBTS18 Promo: $5 Off the 1st month’s subscription To Save On College Textbooks Read my recent posts Happy Tuesday Doorress

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College 101: Ex College Virgin’s Advice on Losing Your Virginity

Honest Advice on Sex and Love in College I Wish I Had…You may be thinking you want to give up your virginity. You feel horny, and frustrated, and want to just get IT over. Or you’re thinking about it. This is for you.

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10 Things Every College Woman Needs to Know

The realest advice you won’t read in brochures, or see on IG. Ten things every college woman needs to know

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College 101: For Students Who Never Had to Study or Do Homework

College 101: College Homework and How to Stay on Top of It For students who never had to study, or do homework -Make the Wise Choice and keep reading… In highschool I graduated with honors without even trying. I passed my AP English Test with a 4 out of 5. I averaged 110% in my homeroom Zoology class and I literally took a nap every morning. My point is I know exactly how easy it is to assume that ‘if you’re already smart in High-school,’ you won’t have to study in college. That, the knowledge will just come to you. It won’t. Enrolling at a University will confirm all of that. Trust me. I tried, I cried and I complained. I studied for tests, tooks enough notes to break anyone’s wrist, and read until my eyes got tired, but even as a ‘wise college senior’ it took failure for me to learn how to work smarter on my homework and take notes. This process took longer because I was stubborn and ashamed to have to ask for help. Please don’t be ashamed, or embarrassed to ask questions. Ask, then join a group study, create your own, or better yet GO ASK YOUR PROFESSOR!! It began to cost me grades and eventually a semester, until I got the hang of it. And Bless T for tutoring me. Academic probation is real and here’s how to avoid it… This advice is going to sound crazy at first, but you’ll like it. I want you to procrastinate. See, you like it already. Let me explain. Scheduling I want you to wait until you’ve settled into classes, and are entering your 2nd-3rd week of the semester. The reason being, you will have established a daily routine. At first college is crazy and exciting and…

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College Advice: 10 Ways to Save Money On Textbooks

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College is costly. Even if you have your funds mapped out to the last cent, your FAFSA has been filed for months and you’re all packed up and ready to go. College Freshmen I’m talking to you A week after classes start, you begin buying books. With your arms full of your future dust catchers you walk up to the counter to pay. The cashier scans your 6 books. Total for one semester $938.52. “I’d like to charge it to my account.” “I’m sorry, but you have to pay for these; you can’t charge it.” **Heart plummets because I thought I could charge it to my account; my wallet wilts** **affiliate links are present in this post** So just in case this might be you… 10 Ways to Save Money on Textbooks E-Books Rent Books, Don’t Buy when Possible Library Books Textbooks.com Better World Books AllBookStores.com Amazon Chegg Join your College Freshman Group to hunt for textbooks others may be selling or join Athena’s Purse to ask if anyone has one for sell. Other Tips on Pinterest Compare for best prices but Chegg is my personal favorite, and I’m an affiliate with them 🙂 I’m soo blessed that a brand I love chose to work with me. I Recommend Chegg Cheaper than Amazon Rentals You can highlight text in the books You can extend your rental time, or purchase You can receive and send them back, all in the same box. I @ Chegg on Twitter once; see their response below If you sign up with me here, you get free shipping!!! College students Chegg is really helpful! They even offer tutors 24/7! When my book came in damaged, I made a tweet about it. They replied More Wise Ways to Save on TextBooks Wait to Buy Books No seriously.…

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Travel Hacks: How I Spent $300 in New York

French Market, Bourbon Street, and more for less than $100

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