Gold Star

25 Feb

Dear Brain,

Tonight I will study who wore what at the Oscar’s over relative risk and randomization and the latest and cute gym hair looks over prevalence. Yes, I love you Public Health, but we need a break.


This afternoon, I took my very first Graduate school exam, a scary thought to me alone in and of itself. Pacing myself for this test was thrown out the window last Monday when we found out the test was going to be on eight chapters, 2 we had not fully covered. I put my game face on along with my war paint. It was me and Epidemiology against the world from last Monday until today.

At noon today, I was home from work and quickly changed into some sweats. Lunch was crunch time. By about 2:30, I reached my full saturation point and decided to chill. I made myself a nice dinner to look forward to for when I came home:


A sweet potato with Chobani Non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt with Amy’s Chile, avocado, and chicken, kale, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, strawberries, pineapple, and raisins.

I also put on an outfit I would feel confident, comfy, and test ready in.


This is my favorite sweater in the whole wide world from the Loft.

I left early from home and arrived to class with plenty of time to settle. When I took my seat, I partook in conversations about being nervous, but my professor was sure to ease our nerves which was definitely comforting. The professors really want the best for their students! I love it! After I finished taking the test, I felt good about all of the hard work I put into studying for it and realized I knew a lot more than I gave myself credit for knowing. I give myself a gold star for getting through my first exam.

What would you give yourself a gold star for today?

Tonight I have a date with my pillow, a book, and my dreams.

Sweet dreams and don’t let the bed begs bite. πŸ™‚

Happy Healthy Monday!



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12 Responses to “Gold Star”

  1. Alex @ therunwithin February 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    that loaded potato looks mighty tasty!

  2. health advocation February 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    congrats on your exam, i always get jitters before tests as well! I love the sweater and your meal look delicious. I’m craving sweet potatoes now!

    • bananasforyogaandyogurt February 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

      Thank you!! The jitters never do any good! Sweet potatoes are the best! I’m planning on making sweet potato fries tomorrow! We have a bunch of sweet potatoes at home that need to be eaten!

  3. pickyrunner February 25, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    I love your outfit! I think you should give yourself a gold star! If you feel good about it, that’s the most important part.

    • bananasforyogaandyogurt February 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

      Thank you!! I appreciate that! I agree, feeling good about something is the most important part!

  4. quartercenturysouthernliving February 26, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Congratulations on your first test, I am sure you did great!! And I love that sweater – it looks comfortable and cute – the perfect combination πŸ™‚

    • bananasforyogaandyogurt February 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

      Thank you!! I love that it’s a sweater that is comfortable and easy to breathe in!

  5. Bethany @ The OC Fit Girl February 26, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Tests freak me out πŸ™‚ I am sure you aced it! I just found your blog and love it!

    • bananasforyogaandyogurt February 26, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

      Tests freak me out too! I guess it’s the fear of the unexpected that really gets to me! Thank you for reading, Bethany! I hope you stop by again! πŸ™‚

  6. Cindy February 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Love your sweater πŸ˜€ I always had a lucky outfit that I would wear on test days. haha
    Of course, it had nothing to do with how well I did, it just made me feel good.

    • bananasforyogaandyogurt March 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

      Thank you! Great minds think alike! There’s just something about wanting to feel good about something on test day!

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