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Summer Life & Me

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Well, since summer has started, life has been a whole lot of crazy. My son and I have been constantly on the go with very little down time. I started my summer class schedule and am attempting to keep up with decent grades while going non-stop. Hopefully I make it through with grades as good as they were last quarter. For those of you not connected to me via Facebook, my grades were:

Astronomy - B
Astronomy Lab - A
Educational Technology - A
Conversational Spanish - A
Physical Fitness (Nia) - A

I made Dean's List :)

June 18th, started Cub Scout Day camp for my son. I had volunteered to go to camp each day to help get the boys to where they needed to be. We had a lot of fun. I got to hang out with most of the boys that are going to be in the Bear den. Since I'm going to be the leader for this den, I think it was time well spent. I also got to meet each of the parents and get to know them a little bit. Even with the heat and lack of flushing toilets, it was an amazing experience.

We did have a week of down time between camp and our vacation, but it didn't feel like it at all! I was working on my second week of classes (the first with "real" work) and actually ended up having a lot of problems with one of the classes. I had to do two weeks worth of labs in one week. It was crazy.

July 2nd, we left to go spend 8 days with my sister and brother in law in Oregon, Illinois. It was an extremely long drive! We left at 10pm ET and ended up getting caught in a traffic jam about 20 minutes outside of town. I was extremely irritated until I found out there was a fatal car accident that was causing the sheriff's to have to detour traffic off the freeway. I met a few very nice people as we were waiting. We were hanging out outside the car until we got to move. One guy was from Pittsburg, PA. We got moving again sometime between 11:30pm-midnight and arrived at my sister's at 5:30 am CT (6:30 am ET). I was extremely irritated the next day when I was woken up by my Godson's big mouth (my best friend and her family went on the trip too), but I worked very hard to be in a decent mood. I did get to take a nap for about an hour or so, that actually helped a lot. The rest of the time went fast, but we enjoyed fireworks, a couple of outdoor concerts and just family time.

I'm back home now and getting back on track with my diet and exercise. I took workout clothes with me on my trip because we were supposed to go to a Nia class (or some kind of exercise class) while I was there, but the Nia class was cancelled and no one else was really interested in working out. My diet ended up pretty much going out the window. Not to say we didn't have some healthy foods, but there were also some very unhealthy foods..... like cheesecake. Today I bought lunchmeat, light bread, apple slices and some other healthy foods. I'm cooking Honey Mustard Chicken, brown sugar glazed carrots and Betty Crocker Four Cheese potatoes for dinner tonight. It will be nice to have a healthy dinner.

Unfortunately, I think I gained some weight back while I've been on vacation. I'm still taking an Aerobics class for a couple more weeks, but after that I'm going to have to do my own fitness regimen again. I also need to measure myself again. I have some space in my jeans that wasn't there when I bought them. I'm hoping I HAVE actually lost some inches and that the gained weight is partially muscle from the strength training we do in my Aerobics class. I'll update again soon. Sorry I've been away from Spark for so long. I'll admit I went through a period of self doubting during the last BLC because I hit a wall that I haven't been able to get past. For that reason (the way I felt, not the wall), I decided to sit this BLC out and re-evaluate my goals and lifestyle. I'm good to go now and looking forward to seeing some results.
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