I will let the pictures speak for themselves:
Yeah, that is what I would like to call finals week.
And then along came snOMG 2009
We got a total of 20 inches- this is the most snow many of us have ever seen. You should have heard all of my friends yapping away that this blizzard did not compare to the one in 1996.
Sigh I suddenly feel old.
Finals week is not a week of model eating. There may have been take out orders for pizza, wings, subs and yeah…….
Thankfully my mom packed a delish and veggie filled lunch
Otherwise my mouth may not have seen some for a while.
I am officially done for the semester as of the 22nd and I don’t start up again till the 27th of January.
1 WHOLE month of freedom!
What will I ever do with all this time?
In exactly 1 year I will be applying to graduate school for a masters in Public Health- so I am going to start studying for the GRE which I will most likely take in the summer
I am not amazing at standardized testing so the more studying I get in the better!
I will still be teaching ab crunch at the UMBC gym twice a week- I still need to order new music. Any fitness instructors out there with good music sites? I use John Sines – they are great except I like to custom make my CD’s with the songs I like. But I am not too sure where I would get that done.
So in good news I feel 89% better from my lower spine injury. I can defiantly feel my injury spot- I don’t think it will ever be 100% better but this is sooo much better.
So what is my game plan?
Well this is what Mr. Elliptical Machine had to say:
And so I did!
I stuck with the Gluteal Program:
Minutes 1-7 I was at crossramp 4 and resistance 1
7-12 I moved the resistance to level 2
12-15 I cranked it up to level 3
I stopped to stretch out my hamstrings and quads.
I hopped back on for another 15 minutes repeating the format.
I also wanted to work on some abs and I grabbed my favorite buddy and crunched away for a set of 10!
I wrapped up my light workout with a 30 sec plank and some weights (5lbs) I really did not want to over do it after being out of the gym for so long.
So far everything feels good I am going to pretty much add gradually as I go along.
It sounds like a great plan to me.
I am just happy to be out sweating. Speaking of which I am taking my first Bikram yoga class on the 7th I plan on hydrating well and figuring out what to wear in the time being. The studio near my house has a 10 consecutive day trial pass for $25 I plan on trying it out with some of my friends.
I have never done any sort of yoga before and I plan on letting the instructor know about my injury- so I won’t do anything to hurt it.
I am also working on applying to several internships and on that I am really excited for takes place in Switzerland!
The application along with a 500 word essay about why I plan on having a future in the health and aging field is due on the 15th. I am super nervous about applying but it will be an exciting opportunity. Even if I don’t get in I am still happy to apply- I am not the type of person that does new things like traveling ect. I am happy staying at home. But I don’t want to miss out on an amazing opportunity.
*WHEW* Stay tuned for part 2 of what I have been up too!
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday 🙂
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