I have been hitting Starbucks a lot lately. Thank you to everyone for my birthday gift cards, by the way :-) I try to limit my trips, but when it can't be helped I like to think things through. More often than not, my drink is a skinny. Usually it's a tall, but sometimes it's a grande. Either way, I very rarely get a venti (unless it's my free drink...in which case I say GIMME). If my drink is not a skinny then it has to be a tall. It does not take a lot of caffeine to get me going and I don't need the extra sugar or calories.
My tip for those of you who like cold drinks, get the skinny frappacinos. They last longer than the iced.
I have had my kindle for over a week now and since I have gotten it I have a new bedtime routine. TV off. I read for 5-10 minutes before bed. My sleep has definitely been more relaxed from it.
So this weekend was scheduled as a free weekend. It was going to be 3 days of studying. Jealous? haha. It was my only free weekend during a 7 week span. Then I got an offer that I could not refuse. My beautiful cousin Kim asked if I wanted to go to NYC for a show and spend the night. She is due with her first baby in July and she wants to go away. How can I deny my favorite preggers cousin?
Money wise it is going to be tight. 7 weeks of events and travels is taking it's toll on the bank account. More importantly it's taking a chunk of study time out. But, I adore her. She has offered to quiz me during the trip. She's so cute. She's also still teaching Zumba classes at 8 months. Major props woman!
We are going to see Annie. My theme for this year is "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow"...also I am currently looking for my own Daddy Warbucks. hahaha. Tony Stewart, Call Me! Just kidding, I would still love you without the money.
Once again I signed up with Run for Autism. This time it's for the Philly Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon in September. I've already raised 25% of my goal, but it wasn't until this week that I got my confirmation from the Race people that I am registered. I don't worry about it because the charity organizations are allotted spots so it doesn't matter if the race sells out...but I feel a little better now...ahhh. Let the official training begin!
Tomorrow we will not have Boot Camp after work. Instead we are having a Summer Kick Off Picnic. So I will be trading in a good workout for a summer picnic party...um...I will stay for a little while, but then I will leave to go study.
I have also offered for people to meet me out on the front lawn for some walking/running/exercises during lunch since we won't have class. Of course that offer was made before I knew how hot and humid it's supposed to be. Yesterday were were out there and it was a little gross. Thankfully I had a second shirt in my gym bag to change for the gym after work.
I have said on multiple occasions that I don't like to schedule things on Sunday mornings. Going to church is just too important for me. Not only is it a good time for me to hear a sermon, but it's also a good time for me to relax and breathe. Sunday mornings recharge me for the week to come.
The problem is that I haven't been to church on a Sunday for the month of May. I will try to go on Saturday the next couple of weekends, but I am feeling lost and unfocused. It really is what grounds me. And right now I feel frazzled and overwhelmed.
I love that it's shorts season...I don't love how much of my thighs I see on the car seat as I'm driving home from the gym though..ugh.
Tonight was legs night at the gym. Started with a quick 15 minutes on the treadmill. Then it was time for the Leg Press, Leg Extension, Seated Leg Press, Calf Extension, Abduction, and Adduction. So um...the air conditioning was not quite working so well and I was sliding in every seat...I had to wipe down each machine in between reps with gym buddy Lisa...My butt was a big sweaty mess tonight.
When I got home I was eating dinner and literally said "Ick, what is that smell?"....It was my shirt. My own sweat grossed me out tonight.
Have a Blessed Night.
I signed up with Run for Autism again :-)
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