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Fit With Forester: Here's to the End

By Morgan Forester
On May 4, 2012


The semester is finally coming to a close. Most of you are already done for the year while some of you are frantically studying for those last few finals. Regardless of which category you fall in, regardless of whether you are graduating or just done for the summer, you're done. Breath deeply, take a sigh of relief, pat yourself on the back, whatever you do don't waste the freedom ahead. Forget the petty things and let go of the drama, you've made it and you should be proud. Now take some time to celebrate. It is good to be mindful of what you eat and your activity level but it's good to let loose too. You deserve it so treat yourself.

Recipe of the Week:  Microwave Single-Serve Cake


2 tablespoons flour

1 1/2  tablespoons sugar

 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons cocoa powder

A pinch of salt

2 tablespoons milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 teaspoon oil


Grease your mug, preferably with cooking spray so you don't miss any spots. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl then pour batter into your mug. Place mug into the microwave and cook for one minute. Cooking time will vary depending on altitude and wattage of the microwave. If your cake is not fully cooked after a minute continue to cook at 15 second intervals until the cake is fully cooked. You can either eat this straight from the mug or turn it onto a plate and add cream and berries.

Exercise of the Week: Jumping Jacks

It's a classic exercise we have all done since we were little but it will get your blood flowing and is a good study break exercise. Getting your blood pumping will help wake you up, keep you focused and burn off some of the calories from your treat from earlier.

Activity of the Week: Saying Goodbye

I know a lot of us will be coming back in the fall and many of us live close enough that it really isn't goodbye, but network with your friends, RA's and professors. You'd be surprised the circumstances that can come up that will change who you see next year. There are faculty and staff leaving Lyndon who have been welcome, familiar faces around campus so take a moment to talk with them or at least wish them well. Perhaps you'll be in an entirely different suite next year and you won't see your suite mates much if at all in the fall. Throw a going away/we made it through finals party for one last hoorah!

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