So, I must admit….I’ve been in a funk all day today and yesterday! Not quite sure why, but I have been. I guess it’s because I’m SO used to being constantly busy 24/7. I’m usually either working, or doing school stuff, or at the gym. But, since classes don’t start for another couple of weeks I’ve just been having a lot of free time and I’m not quite sure what to do with myself. I’m almost ready to be back in class and back in a schedule. Actually…I KNOW I’m ready. I like to know what I’m doing and when. I’ve just always been that regimented person. Definitely not a go-with-the-flow kind of girl. I’ve also found myself missing my family a TON lately. I don’t ever get to see them and I miss seeing them on a regular basis. I hate living so far away from everyone.
On another note, my iPad came in today, which I was super surprised about. I checked on it yesterday and it was in Shanghai, China! Lol. Apparently, it traveled fast. Unfortunately, the case has not come in yet and I’m scared to death to hold it! Lol. Knowing me I’d drop it or something. But, I got it figured out earlier today and have been playing with it. It has an iBook app and I bought a book called ‘Working it Out’ that I’d been wanting to read. I got through about 30 pages of the book tonight and it is SO good. It’s about a christian woman named Abby Rike (it’s written by her). She lost her husband and two children in a car wreck a few years ago and gained a lot of weight and went on the biggest loser and lost it. It’s about her faith and what it took to get past all of that. Definitely a tear jerker, but very much worth reading.
So, if you didn’t notice, the name of my post is about change. I have yet to explain that. Well, I’ve already talked about how I’ve been in a sad mood the past couple of days. A lot of that has to do with all of my friends and family being so far away. I know things will be better when everyone moves back (on the 19th!), but as of right now things are boring and I have been in a pitiful mood…and I need to get over it. I’ve always been the kind of person where if I wanted to do something…I did it! No questions asked. I’ve definitely been lacking that “determined” characteristic lately and honestly that was probably always my favorite trait about myself. I’ve also never been one to admit my weaknesses. I want to try to do everything all by myself, but I’ve realized that I definitely need my friends and family as encouragement in every day life. SO, with that, I have several personal goals that I’ve set for myself:
-treat my body with respect (physically, spiritually, and emotionally)
-do good in school
-prove to myself that I can do things I didn’t think that I was capable of (half-marathon for example 🙂 )
…and the list could go on and on.
Starting now, I want to make sure I’ve committed to these personal goals. This whole blog started as a way that I could talk about the ways that I am going to better myself and that’s what I would like to keep it as 🙂
So, today is my first day off in I don’t know how long and I was planning to get lots of sleep especially since it stormed last night! That always makes me sleep better! Well, not last night! I went to bed at midnight and woke up at 7:20! I didn’t actually get out of bed until 8 though.
Anyway, I’ve decided that my nails need a new color. I painted them pink the other day, but bought a fuscia color yesterday and can’t wait to use it.
On another note, it takes a lot for me to be lazy, but I am in need of some serious motivation today! Trying to decide on a fun workout for the day. Maybe a jog or some strength training?? Any ideas for some quick motivating tips? I wanted to do a yoga class somewhere today to just take a break since I’ve been going hard all week, but none of the gyms around here offer them today
I was SO nervous to get my haircut today b/c i haven’t had layers in it in so long, but I let Carolyn do what she wanted and i LOVE it! She cut 2 inches off before she ever even put layers in it! I had let it grow SO long! I went to Zumba tonight and my ponytail was so short I couldn’t believe it!
Also, I got a call from Lifeway today and they offered me a job! At first I was kinda happy, but more nervous. Just because I don’t wanna be super stressed this year. Working 32 hour weeks (at least) plus 18 hours of school and all of the studying and work that goes along with that is going to be a lot, but hopefully I’ll be able to handle it. I’m actually excited about school this year?! I have no idea why though. Maybe because I’m getting into my interesting classes and am almost finished! Only 3 semesters left!
So, on a completely random note…Something I learned last night: I was with my friend Tiffany after a workout and we went by winn*dixie to get food. Come to find out they have fresh food on SUPER sale at night b/c they’re wanting to get rid of it. Granted not a whole lot of it is healthy, but I did manage to find a couple of things that I am okay with eating. I got A whole rottiserie chicken for $7 that will last me for like a week! and some mashed potatoes for $1! If you’re a college student, then you can understand my excitement about this…or even if you are a health freak you can understand my excitement. I get so tired of spending so much money at grocery stories just b/c healthy stuff has gone SO up in price. Since living on my own I’ve learned the value of a dollar for sure! Paying bills is not any fun at all. But, as weird as this sounds I’m kind of enjoying taking care of myself. It makes me feel so much more responsible than I’ve ever felt.
I’ve just recently started trying to cook more. Nothing beyond grilled chicken and veggies really, but I’m trying to venture out more. So, if you have any yummy, HEALTHY recipes please let me know 🙂
Ok, so I think I’m finally getting the hang of this blogging thing! Of course, there are several little details that I wanna figure out how to do. Like the font/color of my writing on my posts, how to find and follow people’s blogs that I like, how to put my tags on my profile. This stuff I have yet to figure out However, I’m getting my ipad in next week and one of the first things that I’m going to do is facetime my cousin and get her to help me! She’s smart with all of this stuff!
So, anyway, on to another subject! I want to start training for the disney princess half marathon that’s in February! I was actually supposed to start training monday, but because of getting a late start driving back to Mobile I didn’t get home until around 5ish and so then I had my turbokick class at 6:30 and after that I was so worn out that I didn’t even get to run! So, hopefully next Monday I can officially start training and will finish just in time for the half!! 😀 I’m so excited about getting back in shape with my running and everything. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to just run as long and as far as I want to b/c of my ankles breaking last year. It has been frustrating, but I just got a new pair of Brooks so I think I’m good to go!!
before running last saturday with mama! wearing my super cute sweaty~band that my cousin, Erin made me!!