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Help a sista out.

Hey guys,

I know I haven’t posted in a while but I need answers for my PR Research class.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MjKGzNDSDBOXbwBoB1oqqYYBbGSsTIK3iRcNtNnGuJ8/viewform?c=0&w=1

It would mean a lot if you could take it. It isn’t super hard hitting news – it’s about TV sitcoms (lol) but it’s definitely for a grade so it’s important.

Thank you in advance!

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The End of the Beginning

It’s finals week y’all! And that means this is officially the last post that will be written for my FDOM class, but hopefully not my last post ever. I really enjoyed the experience and I’m happy to take this time to reflect on my project for the semester.

The semester for me was really about wetting my toes with what I can do with social media and blogging as a tool for my career. The social media tool that helped me the most was Twitter; it was convenient and easy for me to promote my posts this way and effective because I could customize it in various ways (messages, photos, hashtags, etc.). I think the least effective tools were all other types of social media. I didn’t utilize those like I could have and that’s one of the things I would like to improve on.

In the future, I would really like to start including more videos and photos and using a professional camera (which I’m hoping to obtain for Christmas – hint, hint everyone). I believe that by showing overall improvement and continuing this project will set me apart from other job candidates. All of my skills are showcased here on the blog and it’s a great way to self-promote.

My most popular week was the week of September 21-27. That week I had 35 views and 21 visitors. Even though that’s not a very substantial amount, it’s still really cool to look back and reflect at why that week would have more views than any other.

My most viewed post ever also occurred during that week and it was for my Standard Workout & Favorite Recipe post. I think this one got the most views because it was relatable and easy to engage people through because it had two components.

The most surprising statistic to me was that someone from Finland looked at my page! It really shows the power of social media and the Internet when you realize someone thousands of miles away was looking at your project.

Stats_‹_KJ_Fitness_—_WordPress_com

Thank you to everyone that has read my blog or visited it! I’m excited to continue the journey.

Recipe: Easy Asian Stir-Fry

Hi guys!

I have a new recipe that I made up that’s super quick, tasty and healthy. I absolutely love stir-fry’s of any kind, but I hate the added ingredients that comes when you purchase it frozen or from a restaurant. If you make it this way, it’s not only healthier but a lot cheaper – most of the seasonings I had in my house and the noodles and vegetables cost maybe $3 total.

I choose to use the products below because that’s what’s easiest for me to make in a hurry, but you can definitely add any type of meat or seafood. I like to think of this as the base for most stir-fry’s.

Easy Asian Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

  • Frozen stir-fry blend (can be found with frozen vegetables – HEB has many different kinds!)
  • Thin spagetti (I use whole wheat)
  •  sriracha sauce
  • soy sauce
  • honey
  • olive oil
  • seasonings
  1. Add water to a pot and set on the stove to bring to a boil for your pasta.
  2.  Coat the bottom of a frying pan with some olive oil to heat for the vegetables.
  3. I like to thaw my veggies out before I cook them in the pan, so I usually microwave them first a little.
  4. Add the vegetables to the pan and begin frying them.
  5. While those cook and the water begins to boil, I usually make the sauce. I add soy sauce, honey, and sriracha to a bowl and whisk together. I don’t measure these out, I just season to taste.
  6. Once the vegetables are cooked and so is the pasta, I add the pasta to the frying pan with the veggies and take some of the hot pasta water to mix in with my sauce. This melts all of the flavors together (especially the honey) and makes it easier to pour over the pasta.
  7. After you add your sauce to your pasta-veggie mix and stir it really well, you are done!
Yes, I use HEBuddy pasta. Don't judge.

Yes, I use HEBuddy pasta. Don’t judge.

I hope this post inspires you guys to cook something delicious and healthy this weekend. Enjoy!

Philosophical Post: Why do I hate running so much?

Why do I hate running so much?

Even when I played soccer in high school and ran every single day, I was never very good and I always came in last. I think it’s the idea in my head that I’m “bad” at it, so it’s discouraging to me and makes me dislike it. Recently I’ve realized that it’s okay to take things that you’re bad at and improve on it, even if it means embarrassing yourself in the process (which is why I run on the treadmill when no one else is in the apartment gym).

Late last week, I decided to try and break my unlucky cardio streak (mainly running) and hopefully become a better runner for my personal benefit. I haven’t really been following a system, but I do have a few things I’m trying to convince myself to make this accomplishment easier:

  • If I run every day, eventually running 1/2 a mile will be easy, then 1 mile, then 2, and so on and so forth.
  • Running = means warm muscles = more stretching!
  • I will maybe, eventually come to a self-realization as to why I despise running.

Other than those key points, I’ve been running 1/2 a mile nonstop daily on a treadmill at a steady pace (I usually set it at speed 6, but I have no idea if all treadmills are different). I’m excited to see how long it takes me to be able to run a mile or two without stopping!

treadmill

Showcasing my weak time for half a mile.

If anyone has any tips or links on running they’ve used, I’d love to see them in the comments!