As we move into 2016, I want to say thanks to all of you for your help, support, and awesomeness in 2015. We’re so fortunate to have such a great group of residents at Tobin Lofts! We hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season. Now that it is January, it’s that time when many of us reassess our busy lives and think about what we want to accomplish or balance during the year. Our Tobin Lofts staff wants to wish everyone a prosperous and successful year. Let’s make this one count!

 

Special Highlight 

Fitness Tips

With the new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. For many people, this means leading a healthier lifestyle and losing weight. If this is your goal, follow these tips to stay on track.

  1. Find Your Motivation

What is motivating you to lose weight? Do you want to feel more energetic or simply improve your health? Get clear about what you want, and then use that to inspire you throughout your journey.

  1. Fill Up on Vegetables

Vegetables are filled with nutrients, water, fiber, and very few calories. If you fill half of your plate with vegetables, you’ll get fuller faster, and cut down your calories without feeling deprived. Use herbs and spices to jazz up vegetables instead of using butter and/or salt to flavor them.

  1. Take It Slow

A major mistake many people make when trying to tackle a health resolution is trying to do everything at once. This is almost always a recipe for disaster. Spend a few weeks just trying to achieve one to two goals at a time.

 

 

January Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshakes

Yield: Serves 2

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups of coffee ice cream
1 1/2 cups of milk
2 large chocolate chip cookies + 1 more to crumble on top
6 ice cubes

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender and process until almost smooth, leaving some small pieces of cookie, if possible. Pour in glasses, and crumble more cookies on top. Serve!

 

Reminders & Updates

The printer in the business center is now working! All printing at Tobin Lofts is free, but we do ask that you provide your own printing paper. In addition, when you need a copy of a document, try to help out the environment and scan to your computer versus printing.

January is:

 National Blood Donor Month

National Hobby Month

Hot Tea Month

National Soup Month

 

If you haven’t already renewed your lease, you still have until January 31 to do so. Renewing your lease early will lock you in to your current rate, and lock you in to your same apartment. If you aren’t planning on renewing your lease for the 2016–2017 year, please let the leasing office know, and come by to sign your intent to vacate form. If you have any questions concerning your lease or renewal, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (210) 320-0822 or via email at [email protected]

 

Turning Resolutions into Reality

Did you know that only 8% of people are successful in keeping their New Year’s resolutions? While that may sound discouraging, there are some very practical ways to beat the odds and see success this year! Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or are one of the 38% of Americans who absolutely never makes them, anyone will benefit from a commitment to continuous improvement. Here are some tips for a successful 2016 — and beyond:

Define your “why”: Whether your goal is to improve your GPA or get in better shape, create a “why” statement for any goal you have. Achieving goals can be challenging, so make sure you stay motivated by keeping the purpose in mind!

Write it down: According to numerous studies, the simple act of writing down your goals increases your likelihood of success significantly. When you write down your goals, make them specific and measurable, and put your goals somewhere you will see them.

Tell a friend: Another factor shown to increase your likelihood of success is telling a friend about your goals. You increase success even more when you share progress reports with them.

Take action: Always ask the simple and powerful question, “Is what I am doing getting me closer to where I want to be?” If the answer is yes, keep going! If no, try to make progress by taking even a small step in the right direction.

Enjoy the journey: Remember that much of the benefit of intentional improvement comes in the process, so take time to reflect, assess, and enjoy the journey!

As a resident at a Campus Advantage community, we are committed to much more than providing you a great place to live. Our mission is also to help create rewarding living, learning, and career experiences. Whether it’s referring you to a campus resource or just talking through your goals with someone on our team, please let us know how we can help you make this the best year yet!

 

 

Community Events Calendar

Frito Pie — Thursday, January 7 from noon–3:00 p.m. in the leasing office

 

Spring Semester Kickoff Social — Saturday, January 16 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. in the clubhouse

 

Hot Cocoa Bar — Sunday, January 17 from noon–2:00 p.m. in the leasing office

 

Nachos — Wednesday, January 27 from noon–3:00 p.m. in the leasing office