Top 3 Friday 9/2/16

September 2, 2016 in Friday Favorites

Hi guys and happy Friday! First week of sophomore year is done 🙂 Lots of adjusting took place this week but I am feeling so happy to be back on campus and super grateful to be with my friends again. And I have a 4 day weekend- no classes on Friday + classes off for Labor Day…. yahoooo!

Today I’m going to be linking up with Kate for another Top 3 Friday, so let’s get started!

Top 3 Eats 

My last meal at home Sunday-> 2 scrambled eggs, banana with PB, and a Siggi’s yogurt! So good!


This snack of trail mix and fresh Strawbs!



Qdoba salad while out with my parents! Topped with corn, beans, mild salsa, peppers/onions, chicken, and guac!

Top 3 Highs 

-Being on the board for two clubs. This year I’m on the eBoard for two clubs: one called health at the hill which promotes mental and physical well-being, and another called Autism Speaks! I’m so excited for both of them and to make them great this year. 😉

-Seeing my parents for lunch yesterday. Anytime I get to see them while at school is such a blessing!! <3

-Being with my friends again… feeling extra grateful for their love.

( I have some more highs than 3 this week because finding the best in little situations is so important to me!)

-Going to church Tuesday night, seeing the people in my old dorm room, and spending time with my cousin who is a freshman at my college.

-A great leg day on Wednesday. 🙂


-Trying to find a routine/schedule again. Things are still kind of all over the place, but I know a schedule will come in no time so I am not going to fret over it. 🙂

Top 3 Reads 

Coping with being single

5 things I won’t do for the fitness

Intuitive eating: breakfast

And just some random snippets from my week…






Now tell me

Do you crave routine?

Guac fan or nah? (I am a HUGE fan!)

Have an amazing weekend guys!! Sending lots of love, strength, and warm hugs. 🙂


Lyss <3

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  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It September 2, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Awww yay for friends and back to school shenanigans!! I know you;ll get back into your routine quickly, don’t worry love. Congratulations on being on the board for those two clubs, you’re amazingggg!!! <3 I LOVVEEE guac! It's basically my spirit animal. 😉 Happy Friday beautiful!!!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      thank you so much for your support babe<3 and thank you!! You are amaazing! <3 love ya!

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot September 2, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Guac is amazing–one of my top 5 foods I would say. I’m a huge qdoba fan (i think its better than chipotle!) Enjoy your weekend!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      I am starting to like it better than chipotle too! The veggies tasted fresher to me there!

  • Reply Stephanie Leduc September 2, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    When it comes to routine, although I love it, I think I kind of like not having a routine. I love just waking up, blog while I sip on my coffee and not have to think about what I want to do today or feel like I need to do something. Those days are rare, so I’m enjoying that before school starts.
    Guac fan ALL THE WAY!!!
    Enjoy this long weekend!!

    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      I feel that! Not having anything to do can feel like a weight off your chest. I love those quiet, relaxing mornings too 🙂

  • Reply Emily September 2, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I used to think I was way more spontaneous than I am, but I actually do really love routine, because it really keeps my body in a more steady state. However I’m definitely learning to trust God more and more and more and fully in every state, whether it be routine or not.

    And YAY For the first week being done! You completed the first marathon. 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      Very true that we need to trust God regardless of what state we are in when it comes to routine/not having one! Thank you for that reminder love!

  • Reply Cora September 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Welcome back to school, Lyss! The first week is always SO exciting. Reuniting with your friends, getting all your books, making your new schedule, seeing your friends! Ahhh I miss it. That schedule will come soon enough though. It comes naturally, it just takes time. So I say right now revel in the disorder and chaos… it won’t be this way very often! Have FUN!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you for that reminder Cora!! I do need to revel in the chaos and enjoy the here and now… so so true!!

  • Reply Edye September 2, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I love routine! Sometimes I get anxious when my schedule gets outta whack. I’m working on breaking that habit :]
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    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      I am the same way Edye! We both need to work on that <3

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law September 2, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I’m praying for you as your try to work out your new schedule and settle in, girly! Hooray for being reunited with friends though!

    As for guac? ALWAYS. And I am definitely a fan of routines… hellooooo control freak!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much Kristy!! And I am definitely a control freak too lol… need to work on that !

  • Reply Ellie Pell September 2, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Going back to a familiar church feels so good doesn’t it? I loved my church community at college, I’d go back in one second!
    I like routine on work days, but like to fly around doing whatever on days off. Guac is fantastic, but I like plain avocado more 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Being able to fly around and go with the flow is awesome 🙂 And I love guac and plain avos! Not picky with my avocados haha

  • Reply Kate September 3, 2016 at 12:23 am

    GUAC 4 Life. I seriously get the biggest feeling of warmth when the people at Chipotle pile it one for me.
    I’m glad your first week back at college has been a good one. Both of those clubs sound like a lot of fun. Participating in clubs was one of my favorite parts of undergrad!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Ah I am the same way!!

      And thank you so much Kate! I love being in clubs too- such a great way to connect with new people!

  • Reply Stephanie September 3, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Hi ALyssa I had a great time seeing you the other day. You are a breath of fresh air on a sunny afternoon! Love ya

    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      I love you mom!!

  • Reply Megan Hallier September 4, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Yes I’m craving routine right now. We have our mid semester break and I hate feeling guilty for not studying and then feeling completely unproductive when I try to do any work.
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    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      I totally get that feeling!! Ah it is such a hard one to sit with too…

  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job September 4, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks Lyss!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Claire @ My Pink & Green Life September 4, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Eep! Your happiness is making me so excited to get back to school next weekend! I’m so glad your year is off to a great start! 🙂 And errrr you’re asking if I like guac?! Is that even a question?! 😛 Of course! I didn’t start liking avocados until college but now I eat them like mad.
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    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      aw thank you Claire!! I didn’t start loving avos till a few years back and now I am obsessed with them!

  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv September 5, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Hooray for being back at school! Hope the week of getting settled back in went well for you. As much as I love summer, it always feels kind of good to get back into the swing of things!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      I agree! The feeling of being back in the swing of things is a great one!

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