My body is tired and my brain is fried. But…
So I guess I’m just getting a lot stronger?!
1. Listen to my body.
-It was another busy week between school, squeezing in workouts, and attending wedding consultations… It was busy but it all got done and most of it was fun!
-I have been trading calls back and forth with the GI office. I’m hoping to schedule the second colonoscopy for sometime in early April.
-On Friday I was sick at home… I woke up at 5AM with a small cramp but didn’t think much of it and went about my normal morning routine [shower, pack lunches, eat breakfast, take care of some odds and ends]. In the car on the way to school, the cramp intensified to a stabbing pain and I knew that I wouldn’t make it through a full day of school. As soon as I got to school, I filled out a sub request and thankfully it was filled.
2. Save money.
-Total grocery savings for the week: $42.96 [and bet it would be more if TJ's collected coupons/ had sales]!
-Limiting myself to 2 Sbucks a week has become easy! During the week I’ll enjoy a cup of coffee with breakfast at home and pack a tumbler [or two] to bring with me to work. The biggest thing that I miss about my Sbucks cappuccino is the frothy milk…
-On Saturday I bought a new pair of Nike running sneakers! I could not be more excited! Not only are they pretty good-looking [in my opinion], but they were only $52 [originally $75, on sale for $65, and I had a 20% off coupon]- it felt like a steal Since I’m not training for any upcoming races I didn’t want to spend $100+ on a pair of sneakers that would be primarily used on the elliptical or push the pedals on the spin bike.
-On Sunday I got a haircut! I have put it off for a while now because spending $100 on a wash, a few snips, and a blow-dry seems a little ridiculous to me… But after going to the same guy for years, I’ve had a hard time convincing myself that it’s okay to try someone new. Sound silly?! But after talking with a couple of my girlfriends, I made an appointment at a new salon and I’m happy that I did! I didn’t change much because the wedding is in a few months and think that there are more fun styles to choose from if it’s longer, but I can definitely tell that my ends feel much healthier.
3. Train Charlie.
-Since watching the puppy training show last weekend and learning that one of the best ways to train a puppy is to give them a highly stimulating reward, Ryan and I have been giving Charlie “pupperonies” [aka turkey pepperoni slices]! And let me tell you, it works! We use 1 “pupperoni” and tear it into tiny pieces to get about 5 tricks out of the little guy… He definitely has mastered sit, so we’re focusing on lay down, speak, crawl
-Charlie is still losing teeth!
“The goal you set should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break.”
Daily Memorable Moment March 25: It was a good day at the mall [without even buying anything!]… Ryan and I met one of my girlfriends to see The Hunger Games, I got a haircut, and on our way out we bumped into another girlfriend who was jewelry shopping so I couldn’t resist joining and offering her some advice!
Question: What’s your favorite brand for running sneakers?
Question: Have you ever trained a puppy? What was his/her “would do anything for” treat?
— Life's a Bowl