Ahhhh! I’ve been so M.I.A. for the past three days. It’s been a little crazy around here lately. Besides being completely bombarded with tons of schoolwork for my five online classes, it’s been at leaset 90˚F for the past three days and it’s driving everybody insane. I also just started some brand-new medication (which I’ll write a post about at some point).
It’s been absolutely insane.
So what have I been up to??
Working Out? Nope. I’m doing so terribly with working out this week. I did a arm/shoulder workout the other day, but besides that – nothing! And it’s Friday! I’m awful at making myself exercise. That’s one thing I really want to work on as I’m losing weight. The weird thing is that I actually do like working out, once I’m actually doing the working out part. It’s the before part that I’m not good at – the making myself get up off the couch and put shorts on.
Reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I know. But Lindsay from Becoming the Odd Duck finally convinced me! I asked her if the writing is really as bad as everybody says it is, and she said that she didn’t think so. Honestly, I kind of have to agree with her. And that’s coming from an English Major! Obviously it’s not a piece of classic literature. I don’t think I would even go so far as to call it “literature.” But it’s really good for what it is – it’s entertaining and completely engrossing. I consider myself a really tough critic when it comes to books, and I can’t put this one down. If it was badly-written, I would never be able to say that.
Writing, like, literally a million poems. One of my classes is a poetry workshop and I have tons of poems to write this week (for the past four weeks we’ve written 1, this week it’s 5!). It’s really time-consuming to sit down and write a good piece of poetry, so I’ve been spending a lot of time working on them. Not even physically writing the poems, but mostly just thinking about what I’m going to write. Even though it’s an online class, we’re meeting three times this week. I loved yesterday’s workshop, so I can’t wait to see these guys again – there’s some super-talented poets in the class. Originally, I was completely the opposite of excited about this class, but I’m really getting into it. I love surprises like that!
Staying on track with my calorie-counting. I’m so proud of myself! I’ve almost finished three full weeks of counting calories and I’m loving the results. With the exception of Father’s Day when I let myself take a break from counting (especially because it’s really hard to count calories when you’re not the one cooking), I’ve stayed within my calorie budget of 1850-2200 calories per day. It feels awesome to know that I’m succeeding at something I never thought I could do Thanks for all the support, you guys!