Monday, June 21, 2010
Time for some updates.. and it has only been a day.
First, I weighed in at 199.6, finally. Okay, so I have been staring at that scale and waiting and waiting. I have been so close for such a long time, ok, maybe a few weeks. It was cool to finally see it. Because I don't want to be back in the 200-ville, I worked really hard today and hope to keep it up all week. I was 200-ville to be a memory!
Secondly, I have finally made a decision on the RHA position ALOT of thought and consideration. I decided to drop it. When talking to my mom about it, I figured out that I would be making less than $4/hour. If I need money that bad, I think I can definitely find a better paying one. I think, though, I am going to start volunteering this summer at a hospital. And, if I like it I will continue in the fall! So, now all I need to do is write the resignation letter. Too bad I just can't write.. I QUIT.. hehe.
The last update is a bit sad. An acquaintance that I met when I was 16 or so died Friday night on a motorcycle accident. He died at 21.. much too young. He was the type of person that was always smiling and had a vibrant personality. His wake was yesterday - on Father's Day! Can you imagine? His funeral was today. I could not go to either because I live 3 hours from our hometown and I learned last night at like midnight. So sad.. I still cannot believe he will never again smile. While part of me feels sad, the other part feels like I will see him again. I guess I will.. in heaven. RIP Matt!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Putting aside my little rant from earlier.. I realized this summer I have been overall happy. I think it is because I have been able to put myself first and focus on my classes. During the academic year, I do not get to do this that much. I find it kinda sad because, really, that is why I am here: to finish classes and complete a degree. It seems that classes are my last priority along with myself.
With these thoughts, I was thinking about next year and for the first time, I realized I do not want to fill up every second with other obligations. I just want to focus on me and my classes. Okay, so it is not a perfect world and I know I need to work some. Right now I have full-time school with a 3 part-time positions working as a Desk Worker at a Residence Hall, a Team Leader for Freshman Orientation, and being the VP of Social Programming for the Residence Hall Association. The last two pays $500 stipend and the other one pays hourly.
I am thinking of resigning the VP position. Before I accepted it, I did not know that it was highly recommended to be also involved with YAC, another student organization. Also, I have been thinking what is the point of being involved with the VP Position.. like how is it going to help me with my future. I came up empty. Instead, I would like to take those 10 hours and devout them to myself along with volunteering at the local hospital in where I could start networking with people in my field of Exercise Science. That sure would be more useful than planning events, don't you think? In addition to that, the position is at least 10 hours weekly for a stipend $500 per semester. I think that averages to be an $100 a month. I must ask myself if it is really that useful when I could be using that time to work out, focus on homework, volunteer or ALL of the above. I know during some of those 10 hours I can work on my homework.. but I also know I won't.
In addition to all that, I want to do well in my major which I am just starting this year and I want to get on the Dean's List for the first time since being at this college. Besides all that, I know that if I don't get my GPA a smidge higher or if it goes any lower, I may not be able to the National Student Exchange (NSE). The NSE is where I study at another college in the US. I am really looking forward to either going to the West or East coast. Do I really want to give that opportunity up for a mere $500? I honestly think I should be able to live on the income. On the other hand, it is recommended that you save up money for that year you are gone.
So.. you have heard most of the pros and cons.. what are your thoughts on this? Should I fill my life with crap, ah, work or try to just manage and focus on me and the task at hand?
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Today, I woke up sore in my arms, abs, thighs and buttocks. I think this means it is working, right? I did Day Two today. It was a bit tough to get through but I did it! I already feel sore in my arms. I can't wait for tomorrow.. not, lol. In a bit I will be going for a 3 mile walk with a friend.
After the 3 mile walk, I will be going to Best Buy/Geek Squad to hand them my computer.. just fix it already! It is still overheating. *sigh* I swear if they tell me nothing is wrong I may just throw it on the throw and scream about how much piece of.. um.. I think you get the picture. Hopefully, they will be able to fix it. It will be only the third time after the screen, motherboards and 3 power cords were replaced!
Than, after the screaming at Best Buy/Geed Squad, I will be driving about 3 hours to my sisters which I will be staying for the week. I am watching her kids for the week and getting paid for it. I basically the nanny for the week. In another words, I will be MIA for the week but no worries, I will be back! Than another summer class (Creative Writing) starts on Monday!
Hope everyone has an awesome week. Keep sparkin' and keep movin' it!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Today, I weighed in at 200.4! Eek! How exciting! I think this is because I haven't done my typical exercise of walking but broke out the workout videos. Basically, I just have to lose something, anything at my sisters this week when I am gone all week.. I should be able to do this as long as I stay on track and do some kind of exercise. With two boys, one 10 years old and one 18 months, I should be doing alot of running around. Haha. Also, I am hoping to do a few walks during the week!
Last night I decided I wanted to experience the 30 Day Shred for myself. It seems like alot of people are talking about it and I want to know what it's all about. The cover says lose up to 20# in 30 days. I am not really expecting that but I hope to do 10# and 5" in 30 days. Considering I can lose 6-8# during a typical month, I don't think I am really reaching that far.
So, I looked at some message boards about it. Took measurements which I learned that I lost .50-1" in most areas (see exact numbers under "About Me" section.) Joined the team for the 30 Day Shred. And today, I brought it and tried it out.
I am not gonna lie. I struggled. It was hard. It got me sweating. But I think it will be a good challenge for me. Also, a nice change of pace. I am going to do it again tomorrow before I leave for a week. Than, I will have to break but I hope to do it on average 6 days a week when I get back. The ironic part is that it will end around the time my 100 day challenge does. What will I do when I don't have the challenges to occupy me? Hehe. Don't worry.. the first week of August, I will be gone and I hope to run and kayak regularly. Talk about mixing things up!
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