Thursday, June 30, 2011

Almost July?! What I'm loving...

I can't believe that tomorrow is July 1! This summer is flying by already.

Here's what I'm loving today....

I'm loving that we leave for vacation on Saturday! Beach for a whole week.

I'm loving that boyfriend and I have an anniversary coming up next week...can't believe it's been an entire year! I love you, babe.

I'm loving my new phone!

I'm loving that I laid in bed for 5 hours and read an entire book today...lazy day.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Slacker and a workout hangover...

Okay, okay, I admit...I'm a slacker. Blame it on the workout hangover!

 After I worked out on Wednesday, I thought that I was going to be sore...and that was okay with me. I was happy with what I had done. I was motivated enough to go out and get my hair cut, venture to the library, and I even stopped to ruin my workout get frozen yogurt on the way home. We had a relaxing night at home.

Thursday when I woke up, I realized I was in trouble. I normally don't have much trouble waking up in the mornings, but Thursday my body did not want to function. It didn't want to move, let alone wake up and cook breakfast. I laid around for a while before finally motivating myself to get my tail up and do some work around the house. I had a lunch date with boyfriend, and at that point (around noon) I was struggling to walk straight. We headed out for burgers and fries, and when I came home it was all I could do to make it to the chair in the living room. My muscles were screaming at me. Muscles that I didn't even know existed were hurting. I took a nap and vegged out on the couch until I had to get up and go grab dinner with my mom. Boyfriend was working late and sissy was out of town, so I took full advantage of some alone time with Mumzy! We had Mexican for in other words, I totally ruined the workout that I did in less than 24 hours. There was no way in hell I was getting on a treadmill on Thursday. I thought maybe I would be able to muster up the energy to do something productive on Friday.


Friday was worse than Thursday. I didn't do anything. I'm talking absolutely nothing...unless you count taking a 3 hour nap as something. I was lethargic, in a weepy mood, and just downright lazy. I couldn't even kick my mood Friday night. I went to bed in a sour mood and hoped to wake up better on Saturday.

Yesterday was a much better day--I still didn't work out, but I did manage to get up and cook breakfast, shower, do some laundry, and head out to shop. I'm in desperate need of shorts that fit! I learned that I may have the most awkward body shape on the planet while I was shopping. I came home after an uneventful trip to the most confusing shopping center ever Crossroads (besides this lovely shirt) and boyfriend and I went to Hillsborough to celebrate sissy's horse trainer's birthday.

 Sissy came home from a week away at camp yesterday...let me tell you, you never realize how much you really communicate with someone on a daily basis until you have no contact with them for a week! Kids were supposed to leave at 8, so boyfriend and I decided that it was time for Cookout Milkshakes (nom nom). Mumzy also suggested that we come hang out at her house, so we did for a while.

And here we are, at Sunday...I've succeeded in still doing nothing productive. We'll see how the rest of the day goes! I'm going to try to post some pictures from last night's birthday party later this afternoon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Update: Day 1

Well...that kicked my ass. End of story.

Of course it's just day 1...but I'm hoping to see results in a few weeks! My whole body hurts. Seriously. I couldn't even get through the entire workout. It's 6 circuits with three reps of three exercises in each circuit. I got through 3 complete circuits and then couldn't do some of the other exercises because I don't have any weights--so I did what I could at this point without the weights. By circuit 6, though, I had become a quitter. I collapsed in the chair, thinking I was going to either puke or pass out, or possibly both. So, long story short...I'm outta shape! I don't think it'll be too hard once I get used to it, though.

Tomorrow, I will run. And hopefully, by the end of the summer, I will be the one kicking ass. :)

I tried to upload a picture of the DVD but blogger is being silly, so it didn't work out. Oh well.


Workout: Day 1

Today, I'm making a big leap...I'm going to start working out again!

I've gained 10lbs in the last year and I am NOT happy with myself. Boyfriend tells me how beautiful I am all the time and I know that I'm not fat by any means, but I could definitely stand to lose that 10lbs!

Mysteriously Obvioulsy because of teacher appreciation week, stress, and [mostly] lack of self control, I gained a whopping 7lbs from mid-April to mid-May alone. I was a little worried, so I went to the doctor last week to have everything checked out, just in case. I'm happy to report everything is fine...I just have to deal with the fact that you actually have to work to stay thin once you're no longer a teenager. Hello, adult life!

I've actually lost 4 of those 7lbs in a few weeks, due to reducing portion sizes, eating 6 times a day, and and reducing sugar. Leaving for work at 6:15am and not getting home until 6:30pm some nights left no time for me to work out while school was in, but now that I've had a few days (and a mini vacation) to unwind and tie up loose ends, it's time to get down to business.

I'm going to be working out with Jillian Michaels for beginners: Frontside. I'm going to try to alternate Jillian with running every other day. Stay tuned for a Day 1 update!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Most relaxing weekend EVER

Today begins the first full week of summer vacation/job hunting. I've spent the day cleaning our house, organizing things, frying laying out in the sun (I survived for about 30 minutes), sending off job applications (4 and a follow up e-mail) and fueling my Target addiction. Not too shabby! I made a big booboo last week and left my camera at Target, but thankfully I called today and they had it. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take any pictures during our weekend getaway...It was such a relaxing weekend at the beach. We did a lot of this...

...and I managed to read two entire books. Go ahead, call me a nerd.
We were so lazy, in fact, that we didn't actually make it to ocean. Instead, we opted to lay out on the top deck of the house we were staying in. You could see and hear the ocean from there, so it was perfect. No sand! We arrived at about 1:00 Thursday afternoon, after a 4 hour drive and didn't leave the house until we went on an ice cream date on Saturday night. We stayed in our bathing suits or sweatpants for the entire weekend (minus the ice cream date...i'm not THAT lame), and I was able to get my mind off of trying to find another job. 

We headed home yesterday afternoon and stopped by my aunt and uncle's house to celebrate Father's Day with my family on the way in. We had a wonderful afternoon eating yummy food and hanging out by the pool. Unfortunately we had dropped our suitcases back at home before going to Durham, so we didn't get to swim...but it was still great just being with my family. I'm glad to have my camera back so that I can finally start capturing these wonderful moments again! We're home for two weeks and then it's off to Topsail to celebrate the fourth of July with my family as well as our anniversary!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

On Vacation....

This is where I'll be for the next 3 days. See ya!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What I'm Loving

Here's what I'm loving on this wonderful Wednesday!

I'm loving that teacher workdays are finished and summer vacation officially started today!

I'm loving that at this time tomorrow, boyfriend and I will be at the beach with our toes in the sand.

I'm loving that it's boyfriend's birthday and I got to make him breakfast, have lunch with him, and i'll be cooking dinner for him later tonight

I'm loving that I found the library in town today. I definitely took advantage! If anyone has any recommendations, I'd love to hear them! I'll be reading all summer long.

I'm loving that I successfully made cupcakes for boyfriend's birthday this afternoon...shhh, he has no clue yet (this was before the icing)!

It's been a pretty awesome start to summer vacation today! :)
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Teacher workdays have ended (today is the last one but I finished everything yesterday) and I'm officially done...I like to call it summer vacation, because i'm staying positive and hoping that I WILL have a job come August! This is glorious. I didn't set an alarm this morning but we still got up at 5:30 with the dogs...we're dog sitting for his brother while he's at the beach. We'll head down to spend some time with his dad tomorrow when Josh gets home, and he'll be pet sitting for us! Today is boyfriend's birthday (happy 27th babe), so I cooked breakfast for him and gave him his birthday present. We hung out around the house for a while before he had to go to work.

Now i'm going to watch Dr. Phil and Regis and Kelly, catch up on the Bachelorette, have lunch with boyfriend and clean the house...I love summer vacation!!!! I hope everyone else is enjoying this beautiful weather...the horrible heat has finally gone away for a little while...i'm going to enjoy it while it lasts! :)


Sunday, June 12, 2011

It's over....

School's out for the summer! Hooray!!! I'm excited. But then it sets in that I don't have a job for next year--and I'm not so excited anymore. 

A few highlights from the last week:
-it was HOT HOT HOT all week. I'm talking upper 90's. Recess was exhausting...and I sat under the picnic shelter every day! We used leftover ice pops and juice boxes from the dance to keep them hydrated ;-)

-We had a field trip on Monday. The kids LOVED going to middle school, but I think they're scared.

-Wednesday we had the awards ceremony....and I had my first angry parent experience. More on that later.

-Friday was the last day....and I didn't make them do ANYTHING. I let them play on the computer, we watched Little Rascals and part of a Narnia movie, we moved desks around, and then we played their favorite game for about an hour. As we walked outside to the buses, everyone in the whole school was lined up clapping for us. Some of my girls were crying, and they made me cry too. I'm gonna miss them SO much! It's been a heck of a ride, but it's been a wonderful ride. I couldn't have asked for a better last week of teaching (on a professional level...on a personal level, it was the WORST week ever). The kids were behaved, they were loving, and all of them most of them acted like they had some sense. It was great to finally see them maturing. 

Now all that's left to do is fill out cumulative folders, PEP's, clean out my room, and make sure I have all my ducks in a row...and then it's onto my next adventure. Stay tuned. I'm praying that God will send me in the right direction and will point me towards a job so that I can start my first full year of teaching. I've learned a lot, and I hope to carry the lessons that I have learned into my next year.

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."-Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Just a rant...

It is painfully obvious that these poor children (and their teachers) are ready for Summer break. We took EOG's 3 stinkin weeks ago--let them have their summer vacation, already! I don't understand the point of making students come back to school after they have passed their EOG's. We aren't teaching them anything new, we aren't even really teaching anything at ALL next week. For the last two weeks, they have pretty much just been making decorations for their fifth grade dance (which was fabulous last night) and watching Mythbusters videos.

I just don't understand.

Oh well...back to the job search. Sadcakes.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

One of those days...

Today has certainly been one of those days...times 100. I'm struggling to find something to love...but here it goes anyway!

I'm loving that I'm home before 5pm

I'm loving that there are only 7 days of school left

I'm loving I get to spend some time with my sister on Sunday

I'm loving that this day is finally over...


I'm loving that I get to go grocery shopping with my love tonight because i'm home early enough.