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The Small Things DO Matter


Its only been 17 days and I’ve been spending my days getting used to my new university and apartment. During this adaptation time I have been able to appreciate FIT in a whole other aspect. Here I have compiled a brief list of things I never noticed and can’t seem to stop missing, for those that say small things don’t matter its all about perspective.

  1. Vending Machines that accept Credit/Debit Cards: here if you don’t have exact change you will starve or die of thirst (guaranteed).
  2. Escalators: my legs are so sore because in Italy the first floor is actually the second so as you can see on top of my morning hike I have no choice but to keep on going (iron thighs coming up).
  3. Mail/Package Notifications: getting those e-mails were sometimes the best part of my day (unexpected surprise), now I have to go to school and check on this archive under my last name through everyone else’s papers to see if I got something.
  4. Weight room: as long as it is free you can get yourself weighed at the Health Center, unfortunately I had to buy my own scale and in kilos ( it does cut my official number in half so haha it might not be thaaat bad).
  5. Gym classes are included in your tuition: we have such variety back home that having to pay 90 euros just for yoga (no offense yogis) once a week drives me absolutely crazy.
  6. Massages & Acupuncture: you might not believe it but it is also included in your tuition 12 sessions of your preference one on one with a specialist. This is just not happening here.
  7. Angel: While I always complain about it (every single semester, yes I’m sorry they need to make this better) I can check my grades daily and get constant updates. In this case I guess I will find out after my midterm and just be completely sure when the semester is over.

On the side, my birthday was this week and it was just amazing. Auguri to me on my 23rd birthday! I share some photos because even though I miss some things others are just way better here (gelatto, pizza, wine, nutella and the list goes on).

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The Happiness of a cake completely covered in Nutella

Pizza Party

Pizza Party

the pantheon at rome

We were pretty excited to be at The Pantheon for my bday!

It doesn’t matter where you are, Carpe Diem!


Jaiah’s Workout Plan

Okay, okay…I get it.

It’s cold outside.

womp womp…..

But that’s no excuse to neglect your fitness.

Sir, yes sir!

Remember: We can either have results or excuses. Not both.

If the New York City wind chill factor makes you run for cover instead of to the gym, you can exercise indoors! Workout DVD’s and fitness channels on YouTube are lifesavers. All you need is a good pair of sneakers, some comfy lounge gear, and a bottle of H2o.

 I like Black Girls Work Out Too, Grade A Glutes, Superherofitnesstv, and Brukwine.

Try this workout. Thanks Bodynomics!

Let’s Go!

Repeat below for 3 sets with no break. Be sure to use good form.

20 Jumping Jacks

10 Alternating Reverse Lunges

5 Pushups

Take a two minute break.

Now cool off, cool off….

Complete below for 3 sets. Go slow and focus on form

25 Bodyweight Squats

12 Dips

15 Hip Raises

15 Reverse Crunches

I’m always looking for new ways to challenge my body.  How do you guys stay active when it’s cold outside?

Fit and Fabulous,