Suggestions for wedding hair? Anyone? Annnyyyone?

No gym again today! I slept until 10:30 because of this dreary weather (I’m hoping this isn’t the norm because it’s stressing me out thinking it’s going to rain on my wedding day- our venue is not okay for rain!). I had planned on going to the gym but as I planned out my day some more, realized I don’t really have a ton of time. Besides, my last final is Friday so I can jump back on board after my finals are over. I can deal with not getting beefy over the next few days.

I managed to clean up the house some since it’s a serious disaster! By clean up, I still mean that the house is a disaster, but just less of one. I have Saturday evening and Sunday off this week, but it’s mine and Jon’s first weekend off in a month together where he’s not on call and we don’t have any homework to do! So I want to get the house in some sort of order prior to our weekend since I have a hard time relaxing in a mess and we have to finish painting still! We’re going to start on our outlet covers and buy new vent covers this weekend too. Maybe once the house is back in order, I’ll take some after pictures. No before pictures. I forgot about them. And I actually have to go grocery shopping. I have nothing but eggs, sausage, bacon, hashbrowns, and turkey to eat. I’ve now eaten that for the last 10 meals and I can’t handle not having any fruits and veggies in my house.

I have a hair appointment at 4. I’m still not sure what to do with my bangs since I don’t know what is going on with my hair for my wedding day. I know we’re 3 weeks out and those are things I should know by now, but I don’t. So I’ll just talk to my fabulous hair guy and see what he recommends. I have a feeling my bangs will stay and then once I decide on my hairstyle, I can go back and have them cut if I need to (or I definitely will after the wedding!). I’m getting my hair colored next week too and don’t even know what I want to do! I haven’t had highlights in over a year because of the cost ($110 for highlights, $40 for all over color) and I felt like they were damaging my hair, but I had highlights before that I loved.

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 Gina and Kassie next to me.

Those are the highlights… I liked them a lot when my hair was wavy and I have a feeling my hair will somehow be wavy and in a low side bun thing. But I also just like my hair dark.

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By the way, that’s my oldest sister, Tonie.

That was taken a few years ago (obviously since my hair was so short), but I couldn’t find any pictures of my hair dark with it longer. I haven’t colored my hair in about 8 or 9 months, so my hair color is back to my original color for most of the roots and then darker at the ends. So, I’m either going back to highlights like above, or that color there, which I also like. Either way, I doubt I’ll keep getting highlights permanently. I hate sitting at the hair salon for so long and I’m kind of used to not having them anymore. If anybody has any input, just let me know! I really need to decide and am feeling too indecisive since there are so many decisions to make!

In other news, today is my last day being 27. Tomorrow I turn 28! Jon has a huge box for me in the living room and I’m dying to open it! I’m secretly hoping it’s a laptop, but I know it’s not! I don’t know if he’ll let me open it tonight or not, but it’s just sitting there taunting me! I can’t take it! I’m working from 11-7 tomorrow and then going to have a birthday dinner with my friends and Jon! I think it’s just going to be Kass, Gina, Laura, and me. And Jon. And maybe their boys. I invited some more people but haven’t heard back or they’re busy. I don’t mind at all though! I wasn’t even going to do anything but last night decided to go ahead and plan a little something, but with all this wedding stuff this month, I feel like a birthday celebration is too much! So just a small dinner! Not sure where yet, but I’m glad my best friends from high school are able to make it! And Jon, of course.

My blog has no direction at all. I’m such a disaster. Back to working on biology before my hair appointment! I can’t wait till this final is over on Friday night! I calculated it out and I think that without the final, I’m right at 70/100 points total. The final is worth 20 points, so I doubt I’ll make an A, but I can probably end up with a B. It looks like I can’t fail the class though! Woohoo! Maybe that’s why my motivation is seriously lacking. Or because it’s my last class for my bachelor’s and I am finally done with my undergrad!!!!!!

Back at CrossFit

I made it to CrossFit yesterday for the first time in over a month! I was feeling really unmotivated but typically leave any workout feeling much better. Not yesterday. We did an 10 minute EMOM of 4 thrusters (I only did 45#) and 6 bar over burpees (where you jump over the barbell after your burpee). It was AWFUL! The thrusters felt like a million pounds and it’s been so long since I’ve done burpees that I was dying. I wasn’t the only one, thankfully. Everybody struggled with that big time and it looked so easy. Then we did an 800m run and 50 pull ups, which was way easy and I was done in 8:12. My upper body is sore today and it feels so good! I love being sore.

I came home feeling like I was going to puke and lacking any energy at all. I normally eat when I get home but couldn’t. I made a bunch of phone calls and aside from my Massachusetts nursing license, got everything else taken care of. I’ll be doing that tomorrow. Then I had class, which I was also exhausted for.

I had a little bridesmaids drama last night. Not even because of the wedding. I’m totally not like that. But just some issues with one of the girls in the wedding that we’ve been having (so really just friend drama). So we kind of got into a bit last night and it totally bummed me out. So my evening became really unproductive. Oops.

I slept till 12:30 today since I’m working 7p-3a. I woke up SO many times wanting to get up but forced myself to stay in bed. I just ate a tiny breakfast and am going to head to the gym for a run and leg day. I have a feeling I’ll be rushed to get out of here tonight before traffic gets bad but am hoping to get my biology done tonight before work starts, and I have a bunch of stuff to fax in to the tax commissioner and the board of nursing (you know, if that number actually works, since I never got the number listed for the BON to ring).

Since I haven’t done any WIAWhatever-day-of-the-week, I’ll do yesterday. It’ll be more like two random pictures of food I ate yesterday though. I actually had a biscuit with cream cheese for breakfast around 11am since I woke up at 10:30 and was going to the gym at noon.

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Probably ate my “breakfast” around 3. That’s a protein drink with chocolate almond milk too. Around 6:45 I ate my Noosa.

 

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Chili with ground beef and some other stuff at 9 after I got home from class.

That was it. Sure doesn’t look like much when I put it down, but I wasn’t hungry for anything I ate except for my chili. I typically eat less on days that I’m off cause I sleep in later, don’t eat much before the gym, and then have time for two real meals of the day cause I end up sleeping in. I’m not waking up in time to eat a full meal before the gym either. My sleep is important.

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Since I was talking about using new hair products, that was my hair last night with just my regular leave in conditioner (I use a TIGI one and an Aveeno one) with the Loreal anti frizz cream. It wasn’t humid at all yesterday so I didn’t use the mousse and curl cream. And that picture was taken while I was reading for class before it started, so excuse me not trying to take an appropriate selfie (just kidding, we all know I hate selfless).

Time to get dressed for the gym! Everybody have a good day!

Cake tasting and Body Pump!

Today was cake tasting! Woohoo! I managed to start my day with Body Pump! I was really excited to get up and go for a run this morning, but I snoozed for an hour instead! Laura and I met at the gym for our first Body Pump ever. I actually really enjoyed it and definitely felt the burn, but by 45 minutes I was so over it. I’m used to CrossFit, where most workouts are done in less than 15 minutes and even the really long WODs are all under 50 minutes. Aside from the length of the class, I didn’t sweat really at all. My muscles definitely felt it, but I really like to work up a sweat! I do plan on going back for sure though. It was something different and since my goal is to be more well rounded in the gym, I think this class is a good choice. I’ll just run when I finish it on a regular basis, but today I didn’t have time and there were also no treadmills available! Who knew so many people got out of bed that early on a Saturday morning to go to the gym.

Then it was time to cake test! Thankfully I didn’t run since I made it just in time to meet my mom! Since Jon was busy today, Laura and my mom got to go. I’m actually glad it worked out that way because I’m really feeling the need to spend time with people other than Jon (I love him tons and love spending time with him- but I really crave time with other people too).

We went to Confection Perfection  for the tasting! We managed to decide on a cake, which is totally nothing fancy. My mom kept trying to get me to add some color but who really needs color on a cake? Not me. Or Jon. I was feeling kind of full from trying to stuff my face after my workout this morning so sadly, the cake tasting wasn’t all I’ve ever dreamed of. And I can’t handle that many sweets! But we made a unanimous decision to go with white chocolate chip, which I’m really happy with! It was so good and reminds me of white chocolate bundt cakes from Nothing Bundt Cake which are my favorite cakes ever.

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My mom and me!

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Laura, my maid of honor!

I just got home and am going to a wedding for a girl I work with tonight! I have no idea who else from work will be there, but I hope there are at least a couple of us so we can hang out there! I’m about to change and make sure my hair is decent and then we’ll be on our way! Unfortunately, I work tomorrow so it definitely won’t be a late night out!

Also, I went to CVS today and found the following Loreal products on sale, 3/$12:

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I’m really a hair snob and actually don’t even know when the last time I used Loreal anything was, but I’m giving them a try and so far, I’m happy! My hair is super hard to tame in the humidity, but it’s humid today and seems to be holding up! Also, mousse really makes a big difference in wavy hair, but I typically forgo it in the winter because it’s too drying. I like this one though and I’m hoping that between three different products, I’ll be able to manage the frizz and my hair won’t be a fro on my wedding day. So I’m basically testing out products now. And on day 1, am happy.

Alrighty, time to make sure everything is together for the wedding! Everybody have a good weekend!