Sunday, October 9, 2011

Home Sweet Home

This past weekend Ross made plans to spend time with his buddies in Columbus.

I had every intention of staying home by myself and catching up on all of my reading for my classes, but an opening to get back in to be a patient with my lifetime/childhood family Dr. opened up on friday, and I immediately packed up and skipped my friday class so I could make it home in time for my app.

(I was so looking for a reason to go home, and not have to be here all by my lonesome for 3 whole days and nights!)

I was seeing a Dr. out here where we live so I would have someone to go to while we lived out here for a year just in case I needed anything, but I really didn't like her. I was so lucky to become a patient again with my wonderful family Dr. who I have been going to since I was about 6 yrs. old! My whole family has been going to her for years and she is wonderful!

So my best friend was super excited that we would get to see each other this weekend instead of having to wait for when I was planning on coming home next weekend for my grandparents 60th Anniversary!

I had tons of homework and reading to do, and I planned on studying hard, but I of course wanted to see my bf, and she was going to the mall, and I needed to return a sweater, so why not go with, right?

It was honestly a quick trip and I was good and didn't buy anything! Had to be the first time I walked out of the mall with more money than I left with! Ha!

Saturday my mom hosted our family's Ladies Chat that we have every couple of months with cousins, aunts, mothers, daughters, etc. It's so much fun!

Time to eat!

We eat great food that normally goes with the theme of whatever time of the year it is, and play two rounds of LRC (Left, right, center)

It's grandma's turn!
Hello, delicious food that made my belly full and happy!

My mom and I. 

My Aunt and I. 
Future flower girl.

How adorable is my cousin? Her two sisters are just as beautiful! 

Chat time! 
I of course ended up buying my assigned reading on to catch myself up on the two hour drive home. 

Virginia Woolf, you can be a bit dry.

My spanish homework was completed  by 11:30p.m.

 I am going home again next weekend. Maybe this time I will aim to get as much homework done before I go home for the weekend? Let's hope! 

I do believe that dark chocolate Snickers bar I ate an hour ago made me catch my second wind. :)

I know I didn't have time to hang out with many ppl this weekend, but my school reading load is insane right now! Hopefully next weekend I will have more time to see people! 

Saturday evening I will be busy with my grandparents' anniversary party, but maybe earlier in the day someone will be up for a trip to the mall so I can use my AE gift card?!

Hope everyone had a great weekend, and feel refreshed for a new week!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

These shoes weren't made for walking.

For the past couple of weeks, I have spent precious time away from my assigned reading for my two English classes, and working on my spanish homework and studying by spending hours online trying to find the perfect pair of training shoes.

What I have been looking for:

-Something I can wear inside my apt. only! I don't want to work out on my carpet in dirty street shoes! Yuck!

-A shoe that will allow me to move in any direction without hurting my feet or keeping me from comfortably doing any one move in particular.

-A shoe that is somewhat appealing to me in color and design. (Trust me, I have really lowered my standards in color to sacrifice for the best shoe for my work outs)

So in one of my recent posts, I showed you that I bought these shoes...

I liked the blue, and the dark gray would look alright with the mostly dark work out clothes that I usually wear. (Love my V.S. yoga pants!)

However, when I lunged to the side, I received a giant uncomfortable sharp pinch from the top part above my ankle! I couldn't make it through a 10 min work out!

I bought them from Dicks Sporting Goods online, and if I am going to pay $90.00 for a pair of shoes, they better NOT hurt my feet! Am I right?

I sent them back, and I was sad.

So after checking out tons of shoe sites, I went back to Nike because they were the only ones that had shoes that were supposed to be made for moving around in full motion. (Hence the fact that the shoes above were the motion fit, but yet they hurt my feet when I was in motion...not cool!)

So I tried again with a pair that a woman in my class wore one day and told me she wears them to Zumba and all around, and they are super comfortable.

The downfall was, I love the color blue, and they only offered purple and pink. 

Many people think I am some kind of super girlie girl, but I'm really not. I will take anything in blue over pink and purple any day!

However, these were on sale for $50.00 on the Nike website, and they even offered free shipping. They arrived on my doorstep today.

I read comments by users saying that they were great for cardio work outs. One buyer even mentioned that she worked out to Jillian Michaels Dvd's, which is exactly what I want them for! 

But alas, they had the same pinch problem by the top of the tongue, and the tongue part was uncomfortable all the way down. I'm going to attempt to wear them once to work out inside and see if I can get used to them or something, but they are even more uncomfortable than my last pair.

SO...I would really love to know, if anyone is reading, and you have a pair of training shoes that are actually comfortable to wear while doing cardio exercises, please give me some suggestions. 

Most likely, these are going back. I'm not even going to go into the joy of returning items bought online either. I had to pay 2 bucks to return the last pair, and I was really hoping I wouldn't feel the need to go through that again with these. We will see. 

I will find out soon enough when my food settles from my late lunch/early dinner if they can stand up to the wrath of Jillian Michaels. I might wander over to her website and see what she wears. I am sure she just has a sponsor and wears whatever she gets paid to wear. 

Next time though, I try before I buy, and hopefully I buy in person! My pudgy belly can't wait any longer to do cardio! Mcdonalds Monopoly is not helping either! Ha. 

Let's hope these just need broken in! Wish me luck!


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