I can't deny...I've started my GALentine's off in true tradition by eating pizza for breakfast. I've been eating so healthy lately, but after completing my first exam of this semester last night a couple of girls from class and I ordered pizza. Maybe it's not appropriate pre-work out eats, but it's certainly Galentine's day tradition.
This weekend doesn't promise anything romantic, just a whole lot of studying mixed with babysitting. As most weekends are. But, as I've mentioned, I love studying. Sure, sometimes I feel like I miss out on some family stuff or other events when I spend my days with the books. I just know (hope!) one day it'll all be worth it. Plus, I think it's important to learn every day of your life and I plan to continue to study something, anything, every week for the rest of my life. There's so much to learn and experience, we just have to be open to it and willing to take the time to improve ourselves.
I have a week between now and a row of 3 exams. It's crunch time. In my System's Biology course I've found that I really love learning about the cardiovascular system. I had learned about it in undergrad in Anatomy and Physiology, but never in this depth. It's definitely tough, but it's so much easier to tackle tough material when it's interesting to you. I know my interest in cardio (and most things medical) comes from my grandpa...thanks, Popsie!
I haven't posted all week, but it has just been filled with the usual: gym, studying, meetings, class, babysitting. My roommate and I joined LA Fitness. This has been nice because we force each other to get up and go every morning, start our days early, and have ample time to study before class. I totally got swindled into purchasing a personal training package. Upon realizing how expensive it was for such a little amount of training time, and how I totally can't afford that if I'd like to be able to eat this semester, I cancelled it. My road to a stronger core is going to have to be a lonely one...but I think I'm getting there. I just can't wait until it gets warm again and I can run outside! My neighbor and I ran outside last Sunday when it was in the 40s, which was a complete tease because today it's 18 degrees. The treadmill will suffice....my guilty pleasure is watching "The Bachelor" or "The Mindy Project" while I run. I'm not sure if anyone else is this way, but when the endorphins start flowing a few miles into a run I feel hyperemotional....not in a crazy way. More like, I was watching the season 6 finale of Parks and Rec (which I hadn't seen) on the treadmill Wednesday and when Mouse Rat started singing "Bye, Bye Little Sebastian" I almost started crying. Like, am I okay? Why am I so emotional about a TV band singing about a pony? I would never have been emotional about that while sitting on the couch. I only really watch TV when I'm exercising, which probably skews my view of it because of the endorphins/hyper-emotions.
I reveal way too much about myself on here.
In other news, I'm still waiting to hear back from admissions; I'm just hoping and praying. It's on my mind a lot and I'm feeling very discouraged as it's getting so late in the cycle. It's difficult working so hard for something over many years, and wanting something more than you've ever wanted or will ever want anything, but not knowing when or if you will get it. I've worked so so hard to get to this point, overcame many obstacles, and continue to work daily to achieve my goals. For now I'll continue to pray and work my hardest to get where I want to be. I guess that's all I can do :).
I couldn't decide between the furry vest or the blue vest on this one, but both were comfy, warm and simple:
Scarf-Canal Street $5.00
Green Pants-H&M $10.00
Furry Vest-Cotton On $10.00
I wore this out to dinner with my Aunt and Uncle Sunday night. I'm so blessed to have such a close family :)
Tank-GIFT from Olivia :)
Last but not least, I wore this to my exam yesterday:
Top-Francesca's (again!) $15.00
Jeans-Annie Sez $20.00