I Want To…

Hi everyone! This is just a quickie list that I came up with (on the bus, actually!) for aspirations that I have for the upcoming year. It’s more of a personal checklist and I wanted to make guidelines for how my school year goes.

Do you make “new school-year resolutions”? How do you keep track of progress?

 

2015-2016 School Year Goals

COOKING and HEALTH

  1. buy seasonal farmers market vegetables and incorporate them into meals
  2. prepare nutritious lunches and plan meals every Sunday
  3. have more plant-based meals
  4. have smaller meals but bring snacks!

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EXERCISE

  1. purchase a shoe tag and attend at least 3-4 different classes a week, including pilates and cirque yoga
  2. use up my 10-class hot yoga pass
  3. try something different with friends: ballet or martial arts?
  4. walk when weather permits!
  5. do 5-10 minutes of morning stretches a day

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ACADEMICS

  1. stay on top of assignments by colour-coordinating deadlines and to-do in agenda
  2. get to know my professors by introducing myself
  3. ask questions during or after class
  4. make friends in each of my classes
  5. join an SLC (student learning club) to review certain topics and meet other students

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EXTRACURRICULARS

  1. volunteer regularly at hospital and ask for a leadership position
  2. join photography club and Mission Nutrition
  3. volunteer with student council?

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FAMILY and FRIENDS

  1. facetime Mom and family every weekend
  2. find a close group of kinesiology friends to study and hang out with
  3. arrange a fun lunch date with fellow bloggers
  4. have dinner with all past and present uWaterloo Schulich Leaders

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BLOG

  1. post once or twice a week
  2. share more recipes, thoughts, tips, etc. rather than just foodie adventures
  3. experiment more with plant-based recipes
  4. write detailed reviews for restaurants
  5. write a FAQs page

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12 thoughts on “I Want To…

  1. Our lists actually look very similar! Yesterday I didn’t eat any meat and I’ve really only had five-six meals so far in the week with meat or fish! I’m slowly transitioning to a vegetarian lifestyle so that by the time I enter college I only eat dairy and eggs! I really want to be plant-based for the benefit of the environment and the animals 🙂 anyways, I’ve also been making a better effort to run, post more YouTube videos and post more recipes on the blog! Senior year is extremely crazy!

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    1. Wow, great! To be honest I thought you were vegetarian transitioning to vegan all along. Once you are living on your own, it’s much easier to stick to the foods you believe in (without family influences), so that will absolutely not be a problem at all 🙂 Great! Running is never something I got into. Do you honestly enjoy running or is it a ‘do it for exercise and health’ kind of thing? Oh, I agree. But enjoy your last year in high school – it’s definitely one of the best years you will ever have.

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      1. Oh really? I actually take that as a compliment 🙂 I admit there are some aspects of meat that I still enjoy such as turkey and sashimi, and dairy such as Greek yogurt and paneer! That’s why I’m taking it slow…
        It’ll definitely be easier unless if I’m out and about with friends–then I have to really find some good options out there! I wouldn’t necessarily transition to veganism, but rather a plant based diet because I’ve always been passionate against factory farming and how the American agriculture industry works. It’s way too processed and unhealthy! D: But yes, even though I wouldn’t want to label myself as a vegan, I’d still abstain from as many animal byproducts as I can 🙂
        I understand, running isn’t for everyone! It’s actually been a year since I’ve ran–junior year was just not a running year for me! I personally enjoy it because of the after-runner’s high and because I’m improving my endurance! And thank you do much–I hope I do!

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      1. Awesome! McGill was initially my first-choice school – I’d paid deposit and made residence plans and everything – but I ended up choosing Ontario instead. Hoping McGill for grad school though!

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      2. I wish you could do more posts about your academic life and share things about what you’ve been doing at McGill, internships, etc. It would be so interesting to read about what you’ve been doing and eating… in school! 😀

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