Amy Lightbody

Amy Lightbody

Amy is currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she is double majoring in Journalism and Communications and minoring in Information Technology. In her free time she loves to workout, practice yoga, paint, and scroll through Pinterest. She can't wait to share her insights from her own college experience!

No Gym Necessary Workout

No Gym Necessary feat

Don’t belong to a gym or don’t feel like getting there? There’s no excuse not to squeeze a workout in when you can do it from home. Here are some of my favorite moves to strengthen your legs, arms, and abs- with no gym required! **You can use weights, gallons of milk, textbooks, whatever you have handy that will add weight resistance to these exercises. …

20 Healthy Habits You Should Be Doing

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  We all have our habits, good and bad, which dictate our health over time. The rule of thumb is that it takes 21 days to make a habit stick if you commit to it. Try to implement some of these healthy habits to start seeing positive changes to your daily life!   Wash up every morning; A quick shower or even just washing your …

10 Free Apps Every Collegiate Needs

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    Let’s face it, we spend more time on our phones than anything else. So put your device to good use with these free apps that master the needs of the collegiate with your own fingertips! Chegg: Rent and purchase books, textbooks, and eTextbooks for far cheaper than at your school’s bookstore. They even give you a 7-day free instant access to the eTextbook …

Happy and Healthy Snacking

Happy Healthy Snacking feat

Instead of reaching for junk food that fails to fill you up no matter how much you eat, try some of these healthy alternatives to energize your body throughout the day and satisfy your hunger! 6 oz of Non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt with flax seeds, chia seeds, and a sprinkle of cinnamon is a perfect combo to conquer your sweet tooth, fill you up, and …

Book Review: Leave Your Mark Part 2

Book review part 1

Aliza Licht, a successful fashion PR executive and social media go-getter, shares her experiences and advice to launch your career in her book, “Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media.” Here are two of my favorite quotes from Part II! Part II: Killing It in Your Career “In order to get the promotion of your dreams, you need …

Book Review: Leave Your Mark Part I

Book review part 1

Aliza Licht, a successful fashion PR executive and social media go-getter, shares her experiences and advice to launch your career in her book, “Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media.” Here are two of my favorite quotes from Part I! Part I: Landing Your Dream Job “Every person you meet gives you the ability to expand your network.” …

Moving Into Your Own Apartment

Your First Place

Moving into your first college apartment can be overwhelming. Things that you’re just used to being in your house are overlooked when you make a list of what you need. Starting from scratch and wanting to decorate your apartment on a budget can be a challenge. Here’s some pointers to help you make the grownup transition to living in your own pad a breeze! Start shopping …

Summer 2015 Workout Playlist

Summer Workout Playlist

It’s time to TURN it up and TONE it up! Summer is upon us so I have pulled together some trending tunes to keep you pumped up moving during your workout! There’s no better way to power through and work hard than to blast music with good beats and catchy lyrics. Jam out to this hour and a half playlist as you go for a stroll on the beach or …

Train yourself to LOVE working out!

Train Yourself to Love Working Out

We all have times where we fall into a slump routine of binge watching Netflix while also binge eating everything in your kitchen and the thought of working out or even getting off the couch? Awful. However, being caught in this cycle of unhealthy habits can take a toll on your health, energy, and happiness rather quickly. With a few easy changes to your daily …