List for Tuesday

1. I took my wedding dress to get altered. I had put it on when I brought it home the first time and had that I-don’t-know-if-I-like-this-anymore moment. I was pretty worried that I would end up hating my dress and I was still in love with the $1000 dress that I tried on, but I didn’t really worry about it much more. After getting it all pinned up today, I love it again. I even almost got teary eyed standing there because I can’t wait for Jon to finally see me in it! Since the dress flows around (hard to explain), my bustle is costing way too much. Total, my alterations are $244, and that doesn’t include the length! (Thankful for 4 1/2 inch wedges.)

2. I’m wearing shorts, tank tops, and flip flops! WOOHOO!!! Loving this weather like crazy! And I opened the windows at home! I love airing out the house! Tomorrow is going to be a deep cleaning day since Jon’s sister is coming on Thursday!

3. I skipped Body Pump on Saturday morning. I slept horribly and woke up so angry about not getting a good night of sleep when I was finally off work! But I had breakfast with Laura and then lunch with Gina, so my day was complete. Nobody needs to work out.

4. I went to yoga with Laura last night (after 12 hours of work and I need new work shoes so my knees were killing me- good thing I was meeting up with Laura or I would have skipped it). Worst yoga class EVER. The one thing I did like about it was that we did a ton of stretching for our posterior legs and my posterior chain is so tight. I really need to work on that on a daily basis. I say that all the time and never do. But the girl who taught it was way too boring. We spent the first 15 minutes just sitting and stretching our necks and stuff. We rubbed our hands together and then put our faces in them… WTF? I was dying. Laura and I made eye contact right at the moment where we were about to put our faces in our hands and it took all my energy not to burst out laughing. Had I not been starving, tired, and if it wasn’t 9pm, I really would have liked to have gone for a run afterwards.

5. I made it to CrossFit today. It felt great to be back. Not only that, but I can still clean my bodyweight! I don’t even know how. My max clean is 105# (I think- it was so long ago) and I still did 100#. Then I did 18 cleans at 90#. Although I am nowhere near the shape I was in back in 2012 or early last year, I can’t believe that I can still actually get fairly close to most of maxes (within 20# on deadlifts and back squats), especially since I still barely work out!

6. I want to run. But I’m not going to cause I just showered before my dress fitting.

7. I have started looking at master’s programs again. I have to take the GRE and opened up a pretest online and there were exclamation points in the math problems! Whaaaa?! I took math models in 2005 and stats in 2010 (and high school algebra in 2004). I don’t know anything related to math anymore unless you want me to figure out some medication dosages. I need to study really bad. And once I knock out the GRE, I need to start studying for my CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse). Anyway, I need to decide for sure about whether I’m going to go the route of public health or healthcare administration and leadership, but I’m starting to lean towards healthcare administration and leadership (it’s a master’s in nursing still). One school I’m looking at (which is a university close by that offers this online) also has a DNS (doctorate of nursing science) so I think I may apply there. Regardless, I am surprisingly stoked to get on this and unfortunately, can only begin in the fall if I do go with healthcare admin, so I would have to take my GRE in June and apply by July 1st. So, I may possibly be starting grad school earlier than expected. Which I will probably regret not having a longer break, but I need to knock school out anyway in case we have baby makin’ days in our future. I’m about to be 28 (in exactly 1 month- May 1st) and I’m not getting any younger!

8. Contacting the board of nursing of any state is a pain in the ass. I’m adding you to the list, Massachusetts. I may never get licensed.

9. Jon found his cheese grater for his feet (I know it’s not a cheese grater, but I still call it that) and I’ve been using it. I’m on my way to baby soft feet.

10. I’m going to go finish my coffee and head down to class so I can sit outside and read before class tonight.

11. Sorry I’m sucking at reading blogs lately. I’ve been busy with living life. And working 12 hour shifts.


9 thoughts on “List for Tuesday

  1. I love that term, cheese grater for feet! Love. It.

    Glad you got your dress fitted! I don’t even think mine cost that with the dress and the alterations, but it was a really simple wedding dress for a destination wedding and not very traditional, so yeah. But weddings in general are not cheap =/.

    Hooray for being able to clean your weight, that’s just awesome. I pretty much just do bodypump, yoga, and body weight exercises aside from running. I have no clue what I could do in a traditional weight lifting setting. I liked doing CrossFit when I did that and I would love to lift, I’m just not comfortable in that area of the gym because I really don’t know what I’m doing and there’s no one to help (and I don’t want to ask random guys, you know?).

    • If you could afford CrossFit, it’s a great way to get comfortable. I used to do a lot of lifting in Iraq when I had a gym buddy, but I stick to the same few moves if I go now (which is not THAT often, so I’m fine with it). There are websites that show you videos on moves that are really great though! I really wish I had a friend who liked to just lift at the regular gym though instead of CrossFit, cause I like going with a friend but my friends really go and do classes and cardio and that’s it. It’s just so fun to me to see progress in lifting though!

      I originally thought I could get a dress for under $500 (with alterations), but I think the time limit stressed me out too. And then once I spent $600 on the dress, I was too paranoid to have any place alter it JUST IN CASE they messed it up! So of course, I probably doubled what I should have really spent on alterations. I told Jon that I’m wearing this dress EVERY YEAR on our 1 year anniversary! And when we go to Vegas, I’ll wear it again and people will think I just got married! Haha.

  2. I LOVE wedding gowns. I hope you post yours after your wedding, I bet you look gorgeous in it!

    Gotta love muscle memory. You’ll be able to catch up in no time to your max. Yeah, I don’t really like too much the meditation aspect of yoga. Except maybe at the end when I’m really tired and it’s the last 5 minutes of class, I don’t mind it then.

    A yes factorials, that’s what the exclamation points are called. I have to study for the GREs too, I think I’m going for my BS in chemical engineering. Joy to standardized testings.

    • EVERYBODY knows about these exclamation points! I’m the only one I’ve talked to that didn’t even know they existed! I don’t get it. I will definitely be posting pictures in my gown!!!!

      • Haha well I was a math major before I switched over to engineering. If it’s 4! all it means is 4×3×2×1 or 6!=6×5×4×3×2×1.

  3. Busy living life? that is allowed?! I’m glad you are enjoying yourself and getting ready for the wedding. It sounds like it’s been super exciting lately.

    • It IS allowed, haha. And I FINALLY figured out why none of your posts pop up on this blog- I hadn’t followed you under this name yet! I had a glitch on my old wordpress where random blogs stopped showing up in my reader so I thought that’s what happened. But it’s not. So now I can start replying instead of just reading from my old phone on my iPhone.

  4. 4 1/2 inch wedges!! You are my hero, I would face plant the alter! I can’t wait to see pictures of your dress when the day that is finally possible comes!!
    I am obsessed with the weather right now. Something about sitting in traffic with the windows down makes it not seem so bad!

    • They’re WEDGES! So they’re easy! I wore them to a wedding the other weekend and trust me, because of the inch on the front, it doesn’t feel that tall!!!

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