Trying to stay afloat!

Aaaaaaah ok I have been so bad lately! And sorry I never update this on the weekends!

We had a nice weekend, but the fact that I had to work today annoyed the #$*(@(* out of me! Argh! Oh well, nothing I can do about it except suck it up and smile ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday was a very very busy day. It was move-in day for our freshman, so starting around 2pm, we went around to the residence halls to start greeting parents and students that we’ve recruited througout the year. It was really fun to see the students, but DANG IT WAS HOT. I’m pretty sure the heat index was in the 100’s, and it was super humid. So, so gross. But it was worth it to see all of the students! That was really fun.

On Saturday, we had to come back to work to sit in the opening symposium and get introduced by our VP to the students and parents. It was pretty neat, and thankfully, AIR CONDITIONED. I also helped bag in the bookstore that day, as it’s a great opportunity to see parents and say hello. I was only on campus for about 3 hours, but still, it was a Saturday! I shouldn’t complain, because it was really neat to see the students do this:

students

So, pictured here you see the current student orientation leaders lined up getting ready to greet the freshman. All 575 of the freshman students then came through the line of two current students and got high-5’s from everyone, while they were all cheering and yelling them on! It was so awesome, and really welcoming. Our campus prides itself on being a really big family, so this is a tradition they have every year. It was really neat to see!

After that, I went home and worked out–did the 37 minute strength training/combo cardio DVD that I hadn’t done since I started all the zumba. OMG, it was so easy–I mean I barely broke a sweat and at the end was feeling like “that was over…???” That’s good, I guess, because it means zumba is increasing my tolerance…but I was annoyed, because I felt like I didn’t get a very good workout. Plus, it was 392038439 million degrees outside, so I wasn’t ’bout to go out there and kill myself…oh well, any workout is better than no workout!

On Sunday, we went to Bre and Scott’s and just hung out for a little bit since we missed game night Friday (Scott and boys went to a bachelor party, Bre and I stayed home and watched Titanic documentaries, lol). We played a cool new game called “King of Tokyo” and then Bre and I went to “Craft Therapy Session I”. This is something that she and our friend from high school developed to give some of us ladies a chance to get together every so often and do some fun pinterest-y things that we have always wanted to try but haven’t had the courage to do. Last night, we did wreaths. Everyone else did a fall wreath, but I did a Christmas wreath because I already have a fall wreath. Here’s how mine turned out:

wreath

I am not just super into it, but I like the flowers and the red berry thingies. I didn’t realize the wreath was going to be so huge, so I didn’t plan for enough materials. Oh well, it’s homemade, and that’s what counts! Next time, we’ll be @ Bre’s and I think we’re going to do something with pumpkins. Fun!

OK so the reason I’m trying to stay afloat is because I haven’t done ANY ZUMBA this past week and it’s driving me nuts…I just haven’t had the time with all the start-of-school events. I did a 3-mile walk at home DVD on Wednesday last week and that was great, but other than that, I’ve been swamped. I was going to go to zumba tonight, but today is Jman’s bday (oh yeah, AND a national holiday that I forgot about because I have to WORK ON IT) and so we’re getting together for a cookout at Bre and Scott’s. I’m just going to do hopefully a quick 2 miler when I get home before we go over there.

I’ve also been horrible with food because I thought I’d be going to zumba more–not an excuse, but I do ok when I don’t eat just great and do zumba like 5 times a week. Argh. Today one of my fave ladies at work brought her famous biscuits and gravy, and I resisted for breakfast, but had some at lunch because I had forgotten my other lunch at home–BOO. Plus I had coffee cake for dessert because I didn’t know that we were going to have a cookout this evening until after I ate, and Bre is making a cake for Jman. I’ll have to say no to that–I only have 2 activity points left to eat before dipping into my weekly 49 points, and I HATE doing that. Tomorrow is the final weigh in for the 6 week weight loss challenge, and while I know I lost some weight, I’m sure it won’t be as much as I thought it’d be because I think I’ll gain this week. BOOO.

Oh well, I just need to get back on track with working out and not psych myself out. I can do this…I can do this!

Hope everybody is having a great holiday, whether you’re working (oh wait that’s JUST ME) or not! ๐Ÿ™‚

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2 thoughts on “Trying to stay afloat!

  1. Ouch! Busy weeks and having to work on a holiday sure do stink! But… look at what you were able to accomplish even with the week chaos! You were still able to get several work outs in! That, my friend, is a victory in my opinion!

    • Ugh, I know right?! I Managed to eat all of my activity points and like half of my weekly points. BUT I also managed to say no to the donuts today at work, yay! (Biscuits and gravy yesterday, donuts today, pizza @ work tomorrow..ayayay!)

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