Happy Wednesday! It’s finally sunny in Atlanta, but I haven’t even been outside to enjoy it! Shame on me. Monday afternoon I had a pretty good CrossFit workout. We did some squat cleans and I hadn’t done those in forever. Most of the class was lifting, which I loved! Then we did a quick toes to bar and double under WOD (I did singles and had to pee with every jump). I’m actually considering giving up ClassPass and my LA Fitness membership to go to CrossFit Chamblee full time. It’s close to my house and I’m happy with the environment. But it’s expensive. I mean, $135 for the “early bird” program, which includes the noon classes. Technically, now that ClassPass is increasing, I will spend over that between my two gym memberships anyway. I’m hesitant to give up LA Fitness because of their childcare and once I have a baby, I may need that. Then again, if that happens, I can always rejoin later on. They won’t take kids in the childcare area until 3 months anyway, so that wouldn’t be till June of next year. I may be able to work out my schedule at CrossFit Chamblee for that long anyway.
One of the other reasons I’m considering is that ClassPass has basically turned into a yoga/barre thing. There are way more CrossFit studios lately, however, all but a few CrossFit studios have glitches in the sign up process. Most of the gyms don’t have any classes available. One of the gyms near my house does have evening classes available, but then every time I try to sign up, it says the classes are being updated so I can’t sign up. It doesn’t seem like ClassPass removes inactive gyms from their queue, so I’m constantly trying to search by gym with no results. It’s getting highly irritating, especially with the price increase in ClassPass. I’m totally fine with paying $100 a month, but they need to stay on top of the studios available then. You can’t really claim to have 200 studios in the Atlanta area (that number is made up, because I don’t care to look) if only 100 of those studios actually participate regularly and post classes.
Anyway, end side note. Monday was a lazy day, I believe. I feel like they all are. I had big plans of schoolwork and then ended up doing small amounts of schoolwork and watching large amounts of Jane the Virgin. Whatevs.
Tuesday was my “busy” day. I was tired all day long after staying up till 1am watching Jane the Virgin and I had to get up for a 10am haircut. I was so happy to get my hair cut! FINALLY! It was just getting so long and the last few times I’ve had it cut, the back just still seems far too long and unruly. We got in short enough to make me happy and I ended up cutting my bangs shorter (they’re still long).
After that, Jon and I went to check out a daycare. When we got there, the lady told me she texted and emailed me that she had a family emergency and her assistants were coming in and we’d have to reschedule (she didn’t text or email me, but she did confirm the correct phone number). Since Jon didn’t have any cases yesterday, we ran to Whole Foods and then came home. I watched more Jane the Virgin until I had to go downtown for a catering even with Gina, Kassie, and Brian.
Gina’s mom had set up for her to have a catering sampling for her wedding and Gina wanted us to go instead of her parents. I was pretty excited because free food is always fun and the food was delicious! Kassie and I loved the whole thing but I think Gina is just underwhelmed by all wedding planning things, so she didn’t really enjoy it. But really, it was awesome. I wish I could do stuff like that all the time!
Gina, Me, Kassie
Brian (as shown on his name tag) and Gina.
After our little catering event, we decided to head to Kassie’s to hang out for a bit since we all sat in so much traffic to get to that area! It was obviously fun hanging out on Kassie’s porch, which is really all we seem to do lately. Fine by me though!
I headed home to find Jon asleep on the couch (he has been asleep almost every night when I get home), so I retired to the bedroom to watch even more Jane the Virgin.
This morning I stayed in bed till 11:30. I’m like the laziest person alive these days. I woke up at 10ish but watched more Jane the Virgin (there are 23 episodes in the first season! it’s never ending) before actually getting out of bed.
I cleaned up the house a bit, ate some breakfast, and did some schoolwork. I took yesterday off from the gym and considered taking today off cause I’m just not really in the mood for gym time, but now I’m considering going. Or I’m considering throwing on some clothes and heading out for a walk and maybe some quick bodyweight stuff. I really want to enjoy some of this weather! Jon and I bought stuff to make stir fry tonight, so I think we’ll do that, and I need to finalize my paper tonight and turn it in. Two assignments left for the semester.
And last, Jon has decided we can go to Paris. But now I’m freaking out, guys! I will just preface this by saying we have plenty of money in savings to pay tuition, go to Paris, and for me to take unpaid maternity leave. However, we really want to buy a new house and we need more money for a downpayment on a house. Since I’ll be taking unpaid maternity leave and then we’ll be paying childcare, my income will be significantly decreased again, especially for those 12 weeks of maternity leave. So, I’m really just freaking out because the thought of only have one income plus spending a few thousand buckaroos on Paris makes me nervous. We would get one plane ticket for $330 (we had to pay $330 to transfer Jon’s Skymiles to my account, giving me enough to purchase one full ticket on Skymiles), and the other ticket is $1249. We found some hotels for $70ish a night, which is great! And we would only be in Paris, so we wouldn’t have the expenses of car rentals, traveling all over, eating so many meals out, etc. Right now, we’re just waiting for my credit card payment to process (tomorrow) so we can buy the tickets to Paris. But I’m totally having cold feet (I typically do before dropping a few grand, though, this is just intensified by the fact that we’re having a BABY).
I know I just need to man up and go on this trip. We won’t regret it and really, we’ve been putting money away every month. Yeah, we’ll take a hit since my tuition will be due right at trip time and I’ll technically be taking a few weeks off work (I won’t actually be- since I would work my days around that). I would be missing a weekend requirement at my ER job, so I will get written up for that, unless I come home from Florida on Christmas day so I can work that weekend after, which is not ideal since it’s our last trip to Florida before the baby will be born and we also want to see Adam and Jessie while we’re down there (our friends who lived in Italy and now live in Seattle). Uh. Who knows. I would love to go to Paris, but I also get stressed thinking about how much I’ll have to pack into my schedule after that just to be able to go. But it’d be worth it, I’m sure. I mean, last trip before the baby!
Okay, I need to go. I actually realized in typing this that I probably need to register for classes in the Spring, so I should figure that out!