Yes, this is Chester being his normal, bad self, chewing on the elastic band that I use for exercising. He always has to test things out by biting them first, which can get rather annoying and destructive, but let’s be honest, I could never really be mad at him 😉 I mean, I took a picture of him biting it rather than shooing him away…
It has been a very busy past week for me. This weekend, I had the chance to visit with my sister, my nephew, and my niece. We live 4 hours apart and decided to meet half way for lunch and then a visit to the children’s museum. Spending time with those two precious babies makes me realize how precious some kids can be, not all, but some. I love my niece and nephew so much, something I’ve never said about kids ever before in my life 😉
For the past week, I’ve been working out at home. I absolutely hate going to the gym for many reasons, a few of them being germs, dirt, smells, other people, and other people looking at me. I’d much rather work out at home. I remembered I had the original Power90 DVD that I “borrowed” from my mom forever ago. I don’t think she misses it. I started off working out with that and then when I decided that the workout clothes and music from the beginning of the millennium were getting to be too much, K got the new P90X3 for me to try. We’ve actually been doing it together. It is by far the hardest workout I’ve ever done, but not knowing what to expect from day to day kind of keeps it exciting. I actually like working out and am noticing a difference in my physique, psyche, and overall health. I knew exercise could do that, but I guess I was just doing it in a way that made me feel bad. Now I quite enjoy it. I also bought a pedometer to wear all day at work to measure and increase how much I move about. Pretty fun 🙂
I have also made the decision, and this is a big one, to go back to school. I have been stuck in a rut (hate the phrase, but it works) for the past few years, ever since I graduated from my undergrad program. I didn’t get into the graduate program that I wanted and I felt like a total loser. I have never failed at anything academically before and that one really hurt. I gave up for the better part of two years and now that I’m going on a third, I’ve decided I better make some changes while I’m still young. I want to pursue my Ph.D. and I’ve found a program that works great for me. I’ve already been in contact with the department and people who I would like to write recommendation letters for me. I just ordered the GRE study guide and will take that again in the summer.
I have no idea where this sudden motivation has come from. I’ve had such a long period of no motivation that this is weird and new for me. I think working out regularly, eating healthier, and the warmer weather are making me a happier person all around. I feel good for once!
Anyway, that’s all I have to share for now. Thanks so much for reading.