Saturday, January 30, 2010

Workin' It Out (again....)

Well, this week was alright. I worked out 3 days and one day was REALLY intense. I had such a good work out that day and I felt so good about myself afterwards. I ran 2.5 miles and at a faster speed than usual. Did free weights, tons of crunches/ab ball, and a few of the leg machines.

I actually just got back from the gym and it was NOT a good work out day today. I had a headache going in, so I knew it wasn't going to be great... but I made the most of it and did 1.5 mile walk/jog and then some free weights, ab ball, and some upper body exercises. It wasn't a good day though. I wasn't feeling well....

My food choices haven't been the greatest either. For example, cup of noodles for lunch. It's not even worth the insane amounts of sodium and calories. It's just the only thing I really had in my room and it was a BLIZZARD outside, so I didn't feel like walking to the cafeteria twice (not the best excuse huh?!). Anyways... an okay week nonetheless.

In other news::

Just like myself, it's about that time for me to start FREAKING OUT about the future. This week I have been starting to wonder (okay... worry) about finding jobs in chicago, finding funiture for our apartment, getting an apartment!, passing my boards, and the list goes on....

I know I shouldn't worry about it because more than likely everything will fall into place. I'm sure there will be bumps along the way, but I know in the end it'll be okay. I'm just the type of person that has to freak out about it for awhile. It's not my most favorite trait, but it's me.

Well, on to the homework and then watching one of my friends compete for MISS AMERICA this evening! She's Miss West Virginia-- Talia Markham! Gotta cheer her on! ;-) hehe

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Work It Out Weekends

So, this week, I only worked out 2 days. BLAH! Thursday was my first day back to the gym. I ran a mile and a 1/2 which, in my opinion, is not so bad for my first day back. I also did some free weights (is it just me or does anyone else sometimes feel insecure when lifting free weights?) I also did lots of crunches and worked with the exercise ball. I'm headed to the gym in about an hour for my second round of the week.

The reason I didn't work out more this week is a kind of sorry excuse. Whenever I haven't worked out in awhile, and try to get back into the routine, my knees always hurt when I go up and down stairs. After Thursday's work out my knee was killing me, so I decided to give it a couple days to recover. Hopefully it's okay now and I can get back into the routine.

As far as the eating healthy aspect of things, I've had better days. Friday night I watched movies with a friend and we had crackers and lots of cheese, and a few dark chocolate raspberry filled chocolates. I also ate mexican food about 3 times last week. Great....

Here's to a better week ahead!!! ;-)

Check out the leader of this Work It Out weekends blog HERE

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

For the Duration....

Well, I'm back in Buckhannon for the duration of my LAST SEMESTER OF COLLEGE EVER!!!!

Today is my first day of classes. So far, my first class was only 15 minutes long. I woke up just for 15 minutes?! and at the same time I'm happy I wasn't there for 50 minutes. Love/Hate relationship I guess.

Matt came down to visit yesterday. He's driving back to Chicago today, so I won't see him for 6 weeks. I am planning on going up to visit him over Spring Break (Feb. 26th) and will HOPEFULLY have a job interview or two while I'm there.

I'm starting to get that "wow, I'm graduating college in 4 months and have to be a grown up" feeling. I am SO excited for it though! I am so ready to be an adult and have my own place to take care of, and be a nurse, and be married. But, I have some hurdles to get over before I do all that. I have this last semester, and the national nursing boards after I graduate.

I can do it!!!

I finally got some Christmas pictures uploaded onto my computer. So, here they are (a little late).
Matt and I visiting our friends Skye & Janna before Thanksgiving. My mom and my Grandma--I got them both SNUGGIES! They loved them!
How cute is my grandma?! I love her!

I got a Snuggie as well. I used to think they were LAME, but I have to admit I love that thing.
Also, I NEVER thought I would see the day I was EXCITED About getting a Sweeper for Christmas!

My mom bought my brother, Kevin, and Matt these awesome (sarcasm) hats for Christmas.
It will be perfect for Matt in the windy city of Chicago though. Keep his big ole' head warm! ;-)

I FINALLY finished my mustard yellow scarf right before Christmas! I started it before Thanksgiving! It took me awhile to knit, but I finally finished it and even sewed some cute buttons on the end! I also managed to knit Matt a scarf for Christmas as well! I had a lot of time on my hands the first week home.Basically, this is probably one of the cutest pictures I have ever seen. That is my baby niece, Ava. I love her. She's a little peanut isn't she?!?!
This is Kadence, Ava's big sister, A.K.A "Ms. Sassy CooCoo Pants" Adorable. I love her too!!! This is probably one of the top cutest pictures ever as well! This is my cousin's daughter, Belle, and my fiance.... however, Belle seems to think she and Matt are going to be getting married. So she likes to inform everyone that her and Matt are getting married. So funny!

Well, that about sums up Christmas at our place!

In other news, I'm going BACK to the gym starting TODAY! (hopefully). I'm going to be doing WORK IT OUT WEEKENDS with this lovely blog friend-- OVER HERE So we'll see how that goes!

Sometimes I tend to take on too many things at one time. So with school starting again, working out, and the Bible in one year. Those are all important things so I'm trying my hardest to keep up on the extra while focusing on school.

Well, time to run to Wal-Mart to get some notebooks for the semester ahead and then to a 3 hour nursing class.

Bring on the semester!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Bible in One Year

I started this today (a little late... but I'm attempting to catch up). I'm pretty excited about it! :-)

Join in!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Wedding Planning

So, I have been engaged for almost 10 months!!! That's crazy! For those past 10 months, I have truly felt like getting married is totally not a reality yet. I've made plans, bought my dress, reserved the church and the reception hall, the shower is all planned, the bridesmaid dresses are ordered, etc. We've done so much! I just can't believe that it's been 10 months!!

We've done quite a few things over break that have really started to make me feel like, "oh yeah! I am getting married in 7 months!!!!" We bought our wedding bands and that was kind of a reality. Today, a good friend practiced my hairdo for the wedding day! I LOVE it! I wish I could go try on my dress with my hair like this! haha! We have quite a few things this week as well. We're going to go register for gifts (EEKK!! So excited for this!) We also have 2 pre-marital counseling appointments, and we're going to taste the food at the hotel for the reception!

WAHOO!! we're almost out of the 200's and into the 100's!!!

208 days from today!! So excited!

I just have to get back to school, get back into my workout routine (not buy any white cheddar popcorn, chocolate, tortilla chips and salsa, or cookies!), and get this last semester of college OVER with!

Also, I am SUPER excited that I only have 4 MONTHS left of school!!!

So much to come this year!!! YAAYY!!!!! Stay tuned...