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All Signed Up

November 30, 2011

I signed up for my gym membership tonight.

Tomorrow’s 5 a.m. wake up call is going to be brutal, but my planned workout promises to be even more punishing.

It Will Rain Sweat-1000 rep workout

10 Burpees
10 Squat Jumps with sandbag
10 Push Ups
10 Toe Touch Sit Ups
10 Dips using
10 Tuck Jumps
10 Plank Jax
10 Split Lunges
10 Leg Drops
10 Squat Thrusts

Repeat 10 times. {ha! I’ll be lucky to make it through 5.}

My tire

November 29, 2011

Law school may have done a number to my waistline, but at least over the course of those three years, I managed to work out and eat relatively healthy. Then I studied for and took the bar exam, moved, and started a new job all over the course of three months. Full fat lattes multiple times a week, desserts every night, chips for snacks, I was eating my feelings. I didn’t just fall off the healthy lifestyle bandwagon, I leaped.

Despite my attempts to get back on, I have failed miserably, and I feel it. My clothes are tighter. The scale tells me I could stand to lose a good fifteen to twenty pounds. Worst of all, I feel frumpy. I find myself pulling thick sweaters or blazers out of the closet every morning in an attempt to cover my “tire.”

I know my diet needs to be tightened, but with the holidays, I realize that probably is not going to happen. My next solution is to join a gym. Working out at home just does not work for me. I try, I really do, but I have found that I just need somewhere to go. I hesitated joining a gym in our new home town because there isn’t really anything here. I live in a smallish, blue collar town. There isn’t a fancy schmancy all-kinds-of-amenities gym here. I really want to do CrossFit, but the nearest box is an hour and half away. Bummer.

However, I recently discovered that the local Snap Fitness has a designated CrossFit room. Tomorrow, I’m hauling my butt to Snap and signing up for a membership. Time to start deflating this tire.

Words on paper

November 23, 2011

I blamed my absence on my “busy” life. I pride myself on being honest, and that just wasn’t honest.

I had words to write, recipes to share, and stories to tell, but when it came to actually putting things down, I just couldn’t do it.

I worried.

Will I say the wrong thing? Will I somehow offend someone? What if no one reads what I write? What if people actually do read, and then they don’t like me?

Seriously? Am I in high school again?

These last three years rocked me. Law school is hard, and not just academically. It changed me. It challenged my values. It questioned my beliefs. And somewhere along the way, I began to doubt myself.

So here I am. Changed, evolved, and struggling.

It’s kind of like law school just sucked me up,consumed my life for three years, and then spit me out.

Now, I am expected to be a normal human being again. Adjusting to this new life has been difficult.

I don’t know how to sit in my office for eight plus hours a day. I don’t know how to leave work and be a wife. I don’t know what to do with free time. Hobbies? What hobbies? I honestly don’t know what I like to do anymore. Isn’t that sad?

So that leaves me here. This blog will be my sounding board. My words and my life don’t have to be perfect. They just have to be me…whoever that may be.



I’m back

November 14, 2011

I graduated.

I took the bar.

We moved.

I started a new job.

I found out I passed the bar.

We adopted a puppy {a 9 month rottweiler-lab mix}.

We are in love with our new life.

We are blessed.

These last months have been stressful and exhausting and incredible all that same time. I am finally learning to appreciate the craziness and just go with it. Now that things have began to settle down, I am getting the itch to write again. I don’t know what I’ll be writing about or how often I will be writing, but I’ll be here, putting words down.


Since I last posted

April 28, 2011

I attended my last law school class ever.

And finished my final trial for another class.

One tax final and some clinic hours to finish and I am done.

Week of 4/18-Getting it done

April 20, 2011

Last week, I didn’t get it done. I made my Monday workout and that was about it.  But the good news, I was super productive and crossed a bunch of things off my “to-do before graduation” list.

Monday (4/18)- 1000 meter swim

Tuesday (4/19)- rest

Wednesday (4/20)- 3 mile run with team Luna Chix

Thursday (4/21)- Bodyrock workout

Friday (4/22)- 1000 meter swim

Saturday (4/23)- Bodyrock workout

Sunday (4/24)- Happy Easter!

The next 3 weeks are going to be filled with tying up odds and ends with school. I’ll be finishing up my clinical hours, studying for finals, and conducting a mock final trial. Although I am struggling to make training/working out a priority right now, I am thankful anytime I take 30 minutes or an hour to myself to sweat and clear my head. I often beat myself up if I miss a workout, but that negative energy does not add anything positive to the situation. These next 3 weeks I am working on cutting myself some slack!

Blogger Confessionional

April 12, 2011

I am contemplating hiring someone to clean our apartment before I start studying for the bar. It’s totally frivolous  and completely unnecessary, but it would be nice to have someone else clean up the furballs, mop the floors, and whatever else they would do to get our apartment all sparkly clean.

Of course, I can convince myself that this would be a pretty great gift to give myself before throwing myself into barzam hell. A messy apartment is distracting, and frankly, I’m tired and don’t want to have to think about doing a deep clean during finals time. Decisions, decisions.

And no, I haven’t told J this. Mums the word on that one 😉