During High School, the goal was simple. Higher Grades =  Higher GPA = More Scholarship Money to College =  More Savings

Unfortunately that mentality SUCKS in college. I was so caught up getting good grades, the best grades possible, that I missed out on so much education. Sure the transcript says 4.0, but I never went on an interview that asked ” what was your grade in finance 200 ”

Today’s Lesson to my classmates is simple. LEARN. Take your 15 credits and break them down like this.

I have “Marketing” 2x a week for 1 hour 15 minutes each class. The person in front of the room is an expert. Pick their brain. Learn the material, don’t just memorize it. The test is not a test for your professor’s health. The test is to show you what you actually know so that when an employer asks you to do it, you can do it. In a world that is always evolving, there has always been one constant. Education is power. Do not stress about a grade. Do not memorize material just to forget it after you spit it on out a test. Do not cheat. Do not cheat yourself.

I unfortunately memorized so much in college. I said to myself, oh it is just a vocab test. I will have Google when I graduate to just look up a word when the time comes. No! It is more than just learning the word. It is about learning how to apply it. 4 years will fly by, but unfortunately you don’t really have 4 years to learn. you have a semester or two to become a master at that one subject. To soak in as much knowledge as possible.

For me, owning COREiculum requires me to wear a lot of hats. Some hats I never thought I would wear. Other hats I don’t want to wear, and some hats I want to wear, but I did not get the education behind it to do it successfully. I regret getting a 4.0 in college because I think I would be smarter with a 3.0

You will always hear ” it is not what you know, but who you know.” How about you become that person that everyone wants to know, simply because, you know everything you are suppose to know!

-Professor Stern

  1. Entry and Eligibility to Win. To enter the Valedictorian Challenge, you must complete a registration form either online or at a participating COREientation between January 1st, 2014, and January 26th, 2014, and pay the Valedictorian Challenge programming fee which covers the cost of services provided to you and administration of the Challenge. The Challenge is open to the general public. Employees of COREiculum or its subsidiaries and affiliates are not eligible to register or win. The Challenge is void where prohibited by law.
  2. Entrance Requirements. You must submit your accurate weight in pounds during time of registration.  Contestant will upload three pictures. Our standard weigh-in process involves you submitting three photos, one of you on a scale with the readout visible along with “Valedictorian” on an index card next to the readout ; One image of you standing facing forward and the final image of you standing backwards to show your backside. NOTE: We never post weigh-in photos and your actual weight is kept private by default. Contestants must be 18 years of age at time of enrollment. Below the word “Valedictorian” provide the date of Enrollment. Month/Day/Year
  3. Judging and Winners. One COREiculum Valedictorian will be be selected to win. Winner will be determined by the highest percentage of weight lost, the following formula will be used: percentage of weight lost = (initial weight – final weight)/initial weight. In the event of a tie, COREiculum will determine a tie breaker mechanism. Potential winners will be notified by email or telephone in accordance with the information supplied on the registration form on or about March 31, 2013.
  4. Prizes/Approximate Retail Value (ARV). The Valedictorian (winner) will receive a vacation valued at a minimum of $500.00 to be redeemed with participating travel agency. Winner is required to pay remainder of balance if the vacation exceeds the winning value. Unclaimed prizes may not be awarded in the event: (a) potential winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted based on the information stated in the entry form, (b) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods, (c) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Challenge or receive the prize, (d) potential winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, (e) potential winner’s prize notification is returned as undeliverable for whatever reason. All Challengers who lose a minimum of 7% of their initial body weight during the time of the Valedictorian Challenge will receive an official “I Enrolled” t-shirt
  5. Winner Affidavit and Release. Contestants who provide before and after photographs to COREiculum to be used for promotional and marketing purposes. Before receiving the prize and as a condition of receiving the prize, winners may be required to provide valid photo identification featuring his or her name and address as it appeared on the entry supplied, provide proof of proper age and residency, and sign an affidavit of eligibility and release supplied by COREiculum which, among other disclaimers: (a) releases COREiculum., and its range of subsidiaries, directors, agents, agencies, affiliates, promoters, officers, directors, employees and related persons and Facebook from any and all liability related to the Challenge and the receipt and use of the prize, and (b) grants COREiculum the right to publish the winner’s name, city/state, photograph(s), voice, testimonial, approved biographical information, or other likeness and/or prize information or personal exposition (and/or any edited portion thereof) for promotional, advertising and/or publicity purposes in any media, now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation or notice to, or further consent of, the winner to the extent permitted by law.
  6. Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, and Indemnification. You acknowledge that there are risks associated with your participation in the Challenge and you agree that the terms of your General Terms Agreement and Member Usage Agreement applies to your participation, including but not limited to the Assumption of Risk, Release of Liability, and Indemnification provisions. By entering the Challenge, each participant agrees to follow these Official Rules and to release, discharge, and hold harmless COREiculum and their affiliates, subsidiaries, and agents, together with the present and future officers, agents, employees and representatives of each of them, from any and all responsibility or liability whatsoever for any property loss, damage, personal injury, or death, in connection with the prize(s) and/or any person’s participation in the Challenge.
  7. No Guaranty of Weight Loss or Body Transformation. Individual weight loss results vary and participation in the Challenge does not guarantee weight loss. Factors such as diet and genetic makeup, overall health, or physiological differences may influence weight loss. Please consult with your physician before beginning any new nutrition or exercise program.
  8. General. No entrant shall use any artificial or inappropriate means of weight loss or alteration in body composition in order to win the Challenge including but not limited to liposuction, weight loss surgery or other similar procedures. All interpretations of these Official Rules shall be made by COREiculum, whose decisions and interpretations shall be final and binding. COREiculum reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend this Challenge or any part of this Challenge for any reason. COREiculum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it reasonably suspects or believes to be tampering with the entry process, any part of the Challenge itself, or the award mechanism by any means or suspected to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other term or condition of the Challenge set by COREiculum. If COREiculum determines, in its sole discretion, that unforeseen events have compromised the integrity or viability of the Challenge, COREiculum reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Challenge, including the entire Challenge, and/or modify the Challenge. COREiculum shall not be responsible for lost, incomplete or late entries, weigh-ins/body composition tests or for any entries or weigh-ins/composition tests/essays/photos that are not received by COREiculum by the applicable deadline for any reason whatsoever.

Did you know just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s Resolution? That’s because we set these high, but vague self-improvement goals. “Save Money” “Lose Weight” “Spend More Time with Family” While these are GREAT, they are so broad! How will you save money? How will you lose weight? Get the point? New Year's Resolutions

We are here to help improve your body! Give you that flat, toned, and sexy body you always wanted. In just 6-weeks you will see a HUGE difference in your body. You will have a chance to show off that fit body on  FREE VACATION. Hit the tropical sand and flaunt what you worked so hard for!

How It Works:

  1. On January 1st, visit COREiculum.com and fill out a simple registation form which includes basic information and your starting weight. Registration is open from Jan 1st-19th.
  2. Your Enrollment into the Challenge comes with our 1st Semester DVD Program, Nutrition Guide, Resistance Band, and COREse Planner. You also receive 24/7 support!
  3. The Valedictorian Challenge is from Monday January 20th –  March 3rd
  4. Follow COREiculum’s 1st Semester and get in the BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE
  5. Just 6-weeks later you will weigh yourself again! The challenger with the greatest percentage of weight loss will win the FREE VACATION!

It’s that simple! Don’t start 2014 with a vague plan. Start 2014 with a kick-ass plan! This is YOUR YEAR. Start Motivated! Stay Ambitious. Set Goals &  let COREiculum HELP you get there! Any questions? contact us! Info@COREiculum.com


With the return of football, the weekends are often filled with ‘catching the game’ at a friend’s house or a bar. More recently, it is not just the guys screaming at the TV, but the wives and girlfriends have joined in the fun. As you scream at the screen cheering for your team, yelling at the ref, or making last minute fantasy team changes, you are surrounded with temptations. The wings, the pizza, the dips, the Photo Credit: GuysGirl.comchips, the beers. For us college students, saturday is for tailgating and supporting our school. Sunday is for supporting “the team.” How can we still watch the game without throwing in the towel on our diets. Afterall, you can’t out work a bad diet!

Take a look at these Top 8 football-foodTips to Keep the points off the scale.

1) Chicken Tenders over Buffalo Wings. Tenders have a fraction of the fat, calories and sodium compared to wings!

2) Dips. Go for dips that are filled with black beans, fresh vegetables, and salsa as opposed to cheese!

3) Make a Plate. If you are at a house party, make a plate and sit away from the temptations. Portion control on your plate will help eliminate casual picking.

4) Popcorn! A healthy snack to add to the list would be popcorn. Look for low-sodium and avoid “buttery blast”

5) Pre-game. Before the big game, wake up a little earlier than usual. Eat a healthy breakfast and exercise! Don’t use this an excuse to double dip in the treats!

6) Thin Crust! Don’t go ‘deep’ with the crust or add extra cheese. Dab the oil and reach for the thin crust pizza

7) Drive! That’s right…drive! We HOPE you will be responsible and not drink over the limit and drive. Go enjoy a beer or two in the first half than relax because you are responsible!

8) Host! Instead of driving, host the game. You can control which snacks to put out!

It’s great to be healthy, but healthy doesn’t always mean denying ourselves a reward.

After long hours of work, what better way to celebrate than by enjoying a cocktail?  Make it a skinny version! Here are a few recipes for cocktails under 150 calories:

photo credit: losangeles.cbslocal.com

photo credit: losangeles.cbslocal.com

I love a Cosmopolitan just as much as the next girl, but is it really, worth 220 calories per drink?  Make it worth your while by taking it down a notch.  Here’s how to enjoy 75 calories worth of a Cosmo!

  • Squeeze a wedge of lime and a wedge of orange into 1 oz. of cranberry flavored vodka
  • Fill the glass with club soda and serve over ice

Looking for something simple, delicious, and NOT fattening?  Check this out. Only 75 calories!

  • Pick a flavored vodka or rum
  • Add club soda, a twist of lime, and pour it on the rocks!

Mimosas without the feeling of regret afterwards:

  • 1 oz. orange juice and 3 oz. champagne

Margarita Monday just got even better. Enjoy a mini margarita for only 80 calories.

  • Squeeze a couple of lime and orange wedges into a glass.
  • Add 1 oz of tequila and a splash of sweet and sour mix (optional).
  • Blend with ice cubes or serve on the rocks, your choice!

Mhm, Bellini? Don’t mind if I do! Enjoy a Basic Bellini for only 105 calories:

  • Blend 2 oz white-peach puree with 4 oz Prosecco

Feeling guilty about your love for daiquiris? Not anymore! 135 calories of deliciousness by following this recipe:

  • Puree 1 cup of strawberries in a blender with 1 oz. light rum and a handful of ice cubes and a sprinkle of sugar

Pina Coladas are the perfect summer drink! Unfortunately they are 700 calories! Not worth it. How about enjoying a refreshing Nada Colada?

  • Mix 1 oz. coconut rum with 4 oz pineapple juice
  • Top with a splash of club soda
  • Serve over ice

Enjoy and reward yourself, while still living a healthy lifestyle, sans the extra calories.

Recipes taken from: http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=10_cocktails_with_150_calories_or_less