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Most students (and other people who are just a bit strapped for cash) will be extremely aware of how much money most gym memberships cost and how much money they don’t have to spare on a gym membership.
BUT FEAR NOT!
You do not need a gym to be fit and healthy.
I REPEAT. YOU DO NOT NEED A GYM TO BE FIT AND HEALTHY.
I’ll start from the beginning.
Being ‘healthy’ isn’t just about being thin, muscular, eating 100% clean ALL OF THE TIME or whatever else you assume healthy is. Being healthy is a combination of physical health (eating healthy and exercising regularly), mental health (realising that treats are perfectly fine, as is not exercising sometimes) and spiritual health (loving yourself no matter how ‘healthy’ you deem yourself to be).
Obviously mental health and spiritual health don’t necessarily have anything to do with the gym, though. And they will be both probably be discussed in more detail in a later post. Today, we’re focusing on physical health.
You don’t need an expensive gym membership to by physically healthy. All you need is a floor and some motivation (and some footwear if you’re doing anything outside or just want some beautiful workout shoes).
Body weight exercises mean you don’t need to buy expensive weights. Running outside means you don’t have to pay for a gym or buy a treadmill. There are endless options if you can’t afford a gym.
So I don’t clog up your dashboards completely with my incessant ranting, I have taken the liberty to collect together a bunch of posts and articles to prove that you do not need a gym to be fit and healthy.
No gym? NO PROBLEM!
A beginners guide to at-home workouts
Body weight exercises to try in your dorm room
Cardio based body weight exercises for burning calories
All of the links to do Insanity at home, online FOR FREE!
Zumba videos
Beginner body weight routine
Advanced body weight routine
How to start yoga
MapMyRun (great app if you don’t know where’s best for you to run outside!)
Part of my Student Survival Guide

run-rhianna-run:

Most students (and other people who are just a bit strapped for cash) will be extremely aware of how much money most gym memberships cost and how much money they don’t have to spare on a gym membership.

BUT FEAR NOT!

You do not need a gym to be fit and healthy.

I REPEAT. YOU DO NOT NEED A GYM TO BE FIT AND HEALTHY.

I’ll start from the beginning.

Being ‘healthy’ isn’t just about being thin, muscular, eating 100% clean ALL OF THE TIME or whatever else you assume healthy is. Being healthy is a combination of physical health (eating healthy and exercising regularly), mental health (realising that treats are perfectly fine, as is not exercising sometimes) and spiritual health (loving yourself no matter how ‘healthy’ you deem yourself to be).

Obviously mental health and spiritual health don’t necessarily have anything to do with the gym, though. And they will be both probably be discussed in more detail in a later post. Today, we’re focusing on physical health.

You don’t need an expensive gym membership to by physically healthy. All you need is a floor and some motivation (and some footwear if you’re doing anything outside or just want some beautiful workout shoes).

Body weight exercises mean you don’t need to buy expensive weights. Running outside means you don’t have to pay for a gym or buy a treadmill. There are endless options if you can’t afford a gym.

So I don’t clog up your dashboards completely with my incessant ranting, I have taken the liberty to collect together a bunch of posts and articles to prove that you do not need a gym to be fit and healthy.

No gym? NO PROBLEM!

Part of my Student Survival Guide

run-rhianna-run
run-rhianna-run:

Welcome to the first ever post in my new Student Survival Guide! 
Eating healthy on a budget
Plan ahead. Make a list of meals you will be eating throughout the week and buy only food that you will need for those meals. That way you are only buying things you need and no impulse buys.
Go shopping later at night. It tends to be when the supermarkets put everything down in price, you can get some amazing discounts!
Or buy your food shop online. Websites such as mysupermarket allow you to enter your food shop online and tell you which supermarket is cheapest! They also have a great app!
Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry. You’re more likely to buy things you don’t need and unhealthy things.
Eat out as little as possible. Especially if there aren’t any student offers on. Check if there are any offers on in local restaurants using websites such as StudentBeans and UNiDAYS.
Prepare your own lunch, don’t buy it in between lectures. A £3 meal deal of a sandwich, bag of crisps and a fizzy drink may seem cheap at the time but it’s not at all healthy and the money slowly builds up. £3 a day, 5 days a week equates to over £750 year!
Stay away from microwave meals. They may seem cheap, but they are nowhere near as good value as buying your own ingredients and cooking something fresh. That, and they are NOT good for you.
Buy and cook in bulk. Buy meat and veg etc and make a stew that can be eaten for dinner all week. The ingredients that may seem expensive, will soon last you for a longer amount of time and will end up saving you money. 
Try frozen fruit. Frozen berries are great, and they are much cheaper than fresh berries. 
Eat a good breakfast. Oatmeal/porridge is really cheap to make if you buy a bag of oats and make it on the hob instead of instant microwave ones. That, and it releases its energy slowly so you will feel less hungry mid-morning and will be less likely to spend money on snacks.
If you must eat fast foods, choose wisely. Choose pizza with half the cheese, a regular size roast beef sandwich, baked potato, or green salad with reduced calorie dressing. Limit high fat offerings like French fries, fried chicken, or fish sandwiches and watch out for salad dressing!
Snacking doesn’t have to be expensive or unhealthy. People seem to think that healthy snacks are more expensive, but if you shop smartly then that’s not necessarily the case! You can get a bar of chocolate for 60p or you can get a bag of pre chopped carrot sticks for 50p-£1! You do the maths.
Limit your alcohol intake - If you drink alcohol, keep in mind that it supplies calories but no nutritional value. A light beer, a glass of wine, or an ounce of liquor each has about 100 calories. Also, the less you drink - the less you spend! Huzzah!
Drink lots of water - Your body needs at least eight glasses a day, and, if you exercise vigorously, you may need more. To remind yourself, carry a water bottle along to class and keep it handy during late night study sessions. And, tap water is free!
Find out if anywhere does student discount. Sometimes places don’t advertise it and you have to ask, so it’s worth asking!
Try going vegetarian. Not buying meat does often make your food shop a lot cheaper. If you don’t want to go fully vegetarian then just maybe try doing it when you do the shopping, and still eat meat if you go out for dinner etc.
Shop the outer aisles. Packaged foods are full of salt, sugar, fats and other unhealthy nonsense. Shop on the fresh aisles and save yourself money in the long run by cooking fresh! If you have to, though, try checking out the top and bottom shelves, because supermarkets tend to put their most expensive products at eye level.
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run-rhianna-run:

Welcome to the first ever post in my new Student Survival Guide

Eating healthy on a budget

  • Plan ahead. Make a list of meals you will be eating throughout the week and buy only food that you will need for those meals. That way you are only buying things you need and no impulse buys.
  • Go shopping later at night. It tends to be when the supermarkets put everything down in price, you can get some amazing discounts!
  • Or buy your food shop online. Websites such as mysupermarket allow you to enter your food shop online and tell you which supermarket is cheapest! They also have a great app!
  • Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry. You’re more likely to buy things you don’t need and unhealthy things.
  • Eat out as little as possible. Especially if there aren’t any student offers on. Check if there are any offers on in local restaurants using websites such as StudentBeans and UNiDAYS.
  • Prepare your own lunch, don’t buy it in between lectures. A £3 meal deal of a sandwich, bag of crisps and a fizzy drink may seem cheap at the time but it’s not at all healthy and the money slowly builds up. £3 a day, 5 days a week equates to over £750 year!
  • Stay away from microwave meals. They may seem cheap, but they are nowhere near as good value as buying your own ingredients and cooking something fresh. That, and they are NOT good for you.
  • Buy and cook in bulk. Buy meat and veg etc and make a stew that can be eaten for dinner all week. The ingredients that may seem expensive, will soon last you for a longer amount of time and will end up saving you money. 
  • Try frozen fruit. Frozen berries are great, and they are much cheaper than fresh berries. 
  • Eat a good breakfast. Oatmeal/porridge is really cheap to make if you buy a bag of oats and make it on the hob instead of instant microwave ones. That, and it releases its energy slowly so you will feel less hungry mid-morning and will be less likely to spend money on snacks.
  • If you must eat fast foods, choose wisely. Choose pizza with half the cheese, a regular size roast beef sandwich, baked potato, or green salad with reduced calorie dressing. Limit high fat offerings like French fries, fried chicken, or fish sandwiches and watch out for salad dressing!
  • Snacking doesn’t have to be expensive or unhealthy. People seem to think that healthy snacks are more expensive, but if you shop smartly then that’s not necessarily the case! You can get a bar of chocolate for 60p or you can get a bag of pre chopped carrot sticks for 50p-£1! You do the maths.
  • Limit your alcohol intake - If you drink alcohol, keep in mind that it supplies calories but no nutritional value. A light beer, a glass of wine, or an ounce of liquor each has about 100 calories. Also, the less you drink - the less you spend! Huzzah!
  • Drink lots of water - Your body needs at least eight glasses a day, and, if you exercise vigorously, you may need more. To remind yourself, carry a water bottle along to class and keep it handy during late night study sessions. And, tap water is free!
  • Find out if anywhere does student discount. Sometimes places don’t advertise it and you have to ask, so it’s worth asking!
  • Try going vegetarian. Not buying meat does often make your food shop a lot cheaper. If you don’t want to go fully vegetarian then just maybe try doing it when you do the shopping, and still eat meat if you go out for dinner etc.
  • Shop the outer aisles. Packaged foods are full of salt, sugar, fats and other unhealthy nonsense. Shop on the fresh aisles and save yourself money in the long run by cooking fresh! If you have to, though, try checking out the top and bottom shelves, because supermarkets tend to put their most expensive products at eye level.

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Lillyandjacks-aperfectmatch Giveaway!
Rules:
- There will be two separate winners (chosen by a random, online generator), whoever is chosen first will get to pick which gift they would like
- The Jack Rogers “mini clutch” winner will pick color and monogram style
- Reblogs as well as likes count as entries! (Reblog as many times as you’d like)
- The winner will be chosen May 31st
- No international shipping, sorry!
- The winners will have twenty four hours to respond to my message stating their win
- Must be following me! I will check!
Good luck everyone! :) Thanks for helping me reach and celebrate 5,000 followers!!
- Hayley Kathryn

lillyandjacks-aperfectmatch:

Lillyandjacks-aperfectmatch Giveaway!
Rules:
- There will be two separate winners (chosen by a random, online generator), whoever is chosen first will get to pick which gift they would like
- The Jack Rogers “mini clutch” winner will pick color and monogram style
- Reblogs as well as likes count as entries! (Reblog as many times as you’d like)
- The winner will be chosen May 31st
- No international shipping, sorry!
- The winners will have twenty four hours to respond to my message stating their win
- Must be following me! I will check!
Good luck everyone! :) Thanks for helping me reach and celebrate 5,000 followers!!
- Hayley Kathryn

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Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!

trueclassprep:

My first giveaway, so I have a lot to give!!!

I will be giving away one juicy couture perfume, 36 oz, a vineyard vines long sleeved t-shirt in pink, a bendels handbag, kate spade chandelier earrings and a burberry robe!

There will be 5 winners in total!

I will pick the winner in April!

You may reblog this as many times (likes count too), though you must be following me!!!!!!  The winner will be picked randomly!

Good Luck!!!

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GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!

seersucked:

In honor of almost reaching 8000 followers, I will be doing a giveaway!

I will be giving away: 2 vineyard vines t-shirts one short and one long sleeved, a southern tide short sleeve t-shirt, and a vineyard vines iPhone 5 phone case! 

You must REBLOG this, likes don’t count! and you must be following me. You can reblog this as many times as you want, I will be picking the winner randomly on February 16th! GOOD LUCK!