WIAW: Day in the Life of a First Semester College Freshman

The title says it all! This is how my Tuesday went…

7:15 AM

Alarm goes off. Snooooooze.

7:30 AM

Get my butt outta bed. Shuffle to the bathroom to brush teeth, wash face, put in contacts, etc. Go back to my dorm room to change (into fitness clothes), put up my hair, etc.

7:50 AM

Eat breakfast in the dorm while I finish typing up yesterday’s post.

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Whole grain toast with PB&J + banana with PB

Something about that banana with peanut butter made me feel kinda nauseous… :-/

8:20 AM

Leave for statistics discussion.

8:30 AM

Listen and take notes about class frequency, histograms, and sample sizes in stat discussion

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9:20 AM

Realize I have chem lab next, but I’m wearing athletic capris. We’re supposed to have completely long pants, so I rush back to my dorm, and change into long pants. Book it to lab.

9:30 AM

Measure out rubbing alcohol and unknown metals in chem lab.

10:30 AM

Walk over to the dining hall with friends to eat brunch. I went a little crazy with the breakfast foods before they started making the lunch food…

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Pancakes (I only ate one) and French toast with PB and banana + scrambled eggs and ketchup + glass o’ milk

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Salad for veggie power

12:00 PM

Take the bus to writing class on the other side of campus with this cool crew (they want to be my blog marketing team LOL).

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12:30 PM

Take notes and share our papers and such in writing class.

2:00 PM

Head to the stadium for an outdoor workout. Details about the workout coming Sunday on Weekly Moves and Grooves. Let’s just say for now that stadium stairs OWN ME.

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Burpees + stairs = death. In a good way?

3:00 PM

Head back to the dorm and pick up a super sweet package from Arctic Zero! Their electronic business manager, Lindsey, emailed me about coordinating and letting me try some of their newest flavors, so I basically said, “Um DUH!” (in a much more respectful manner).

I let them thaw before having a spoonful of each straight from the pint.  😀 I’ll have a review of them soon!

P.S. I’ll share, all you BU people reading this.

3:30 PM

Have more snacks while doing some internet stuff.

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Super juicy pear

Plus some peanut butter + sweet and salty peanuts. Can you tell I hate peanuts?

4:00 PM


4:30 PM

Study and eat some more Arctic Zero straight from the pint. Holy moly did that stadium workout make me ravenous.

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6:oo PM

Go to the free spaghetti supper at the BU Catholic Center!

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I had a piece of garlic bread too 🙂

7:00 PM

Stay for the discussion/presentation about the hookup culture. It was wonderful— I really reflected on all my relationships, not just romantic relationships, during this. I ♥ the Catholic center and all the people there!

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9:00 PM

Head back to the dorm and study. Snack on nuts sometime in there.

12:00 AM

Get ready for bed, pray, and hit the hay! Oooo look, rhyming.

I hope you enjoyed looking into a typical day at college for me right now! Every day is different of course, but this is a good representation of how things are currently panning out.


Coming a little late to Jenn’s WIAW party, but better late than never!

Hope you are all having a fabulous day!

So tell me:

How are your days recently? Packed? Early start? Late nights?

Have you ever done a stadium workout?

Have you ever tried Arctic Zero products?  

What did you eat for lunch yesterday?





14 thoughts on “WIAW: Day in the Life of a First Semester College Freshman

  1. Wow your days full! But full of yummy food too😊👍👍 what’s your favorite class so far?
    Most have my meals have been packed and I’m still trying to get used to getting out and about early! I swear I don’t think I’m really awake and functioning until 11am🙈
    That stadium workout looks intimidating😳
    And tuna fish sandwich for me yesterday! No wonder no one say near me during class🙈👃
    Have a great day Alison!!!!

  2. The level of hate you have for peanuts kills me 😀 .
    I think my favourite part of the day would be attacking the brunch setup. Jeez, just looking at those mean stairs gives me a bum-ache..perfect refueling – I see salted caramel!
    Oof that’s a late bedtime. Actually mine isn’t as early as I’d like these days either, and dealing with an internal alarm that awakens before sun up doesn’t make things too pleasant.

  3. 😀 So glad to see that you’re having a blast in college, girl! Even if your ays are super packed! And ohhhh I remember stats — definitely one of my least favourite classes in university. Thank goodness I only needed one of them 😉 Aaaand… I’ve never done a stadium workout, but there are some stairs leading down into the river valley by my house that I Run up and down a few times a week, and they OWN ME.

  4. I know it sounds crazy but I am seriously envious of your schedule. I think I’ve mentioned to you that I’m about to have my first baby next month but for the past two months I’ve been off work and I’m getting so bored; I find myself constantly reminiscing about college and how much I miss the routine! I try to plan my days as much as I can while not working but I definitely miss the more set schedules of college life. 🙂 I don’t think it helps that I live two miles from Ohio State University. I think it’s easy to reminisce being so close!

  5. Wow, you are amazing to go to your dorm to class in 10 minutes….mine was like a mile away. And that was a close one!

    I tried arctic zero in wholefoods at the sample there, the person said it was ‘just like ice cream.’ I said it was like ice cream’s unwanted child. Is that mean? It’s mean.

  6. This was awesome! College life is so different than any life you’ll live! I’m an early start kind of person…I love to get in my CrossFit WOD before work – makes my day feel so so much better!

  7. I tried some sort of mint chocolate flavor arctic zero but I wasn’t crazy about it 😦 I love how low calorie it is but it tasted kind of like nothing to me. It’s also sort of expensive. I’m not ruling it out though I want to try other flavors! Enjoy your freshmen year, I wish I could go back and do it all over again 🙂

  8. Pingback: Dear Alison… {A Look Back at 2014} | Daily Moves and Grooves

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