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It’s been crazy!

2 Feb

I had sort of a bad week last night… not sure what it was but I was cranky, tired, and late for everything! Ugh. It was really frustrating but it ended on a great note- Friday we had our first intramural soccer game which was a BLAST! I got to play the whole game and I left a sweaty, happy mess even though we lost!

Saturday afternoon was really the turning point. I went to yoga with Carly! We walked there in the “nice” weather and then had a great $5 Vinyasa class! I loved the teacher (Caitlyn) and can’t wait to go back for more 🙂 We took our time going home and stopped at City Sports, Borders, Anthropologie, and finally Trader Joe’s. I got my grocery shopping done and Carly finished her errands! I left yoga with such a weight lifted off my shoulders. I was feeling so bad about my week and guilty for being mean to Sean. It was such a relief to just let.it.go.

We went out on Saturday night! I know, it shouldn’t be such a big deal but it really was. It was like breaking the seal! When you’re at home in the warmth, it’s just so hard to leave and go out into the cold, to a place that seems so far. We went to The Greatest Bar near TD Bank North via cab. It was so quick and cheap (the cab)! The place was huge and Sean, Olga, Matt, and I had fun!

The rest of the weekend was spent catching up on work!

I went to an event featuring Alicia Silverstone. It was pretty much her pushing veganism, but nonetheless, it was fun to hear her voice! She sounded EXACTLY like her role in Clueless, it was pretty funny 🙂

Lastly, a topic I’ve been wanting to address for a while – friends and family finding this!

I started this blog not necesarily because I wanted people to read it. Obviously, I’m perfectly fine with this content being public because I created a blog- not a personal desktop based journal!

So, this is a message for my friends, especially Olga and Rachel who are most likely to find this first- I’m totally fine with you reading this blog so let me know if you find it! I might even tell people when I move to Dallas but until then, please don’t think I’m intentionally hiding this from you. I’m just still a little uncomfortable with the idea of an entire website dedicated to my thoughts and feelings 🙂

Ok- on that note, I must go!!

Be back soon if the craziness of school allows!

-Jul

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Another week…

22 Jan

It was an oddly long, but short week? It feels like it was just the weekend, but at the same time, Monday seems like ages ago! Part of that strange phenomenon is that the weather here was completely awful! Let’s see…

Monday: Back and Biceps, Work… not much else! I honestly don’t remember what I did besides make this for dinner (which by the way, was 10x better the next day!!). Weather: SUN

Tuesday: 6 am client and then a GREAT treadmill run! It was so nice to have a good run for once! I feel like it’s been awhile since I felt good and actually zoned out but ran hard on the treadmill! I came home and napped and went to class for the rest of the afternoon. I was SO TIRED on Tuesday night that I was asleep before the 1 hr sleep timer on the TV went off- which I set at 8:40! Weather: AM Snow and PM RAIN

Wednesday: Awesome Chest, Shoulder’s and Triceps workout with 2 miles of TM intervals mixed in! I worked and then went to class for the rest of the afternoon. My Spanish Lit class still scares me but I’ve come to terms with the fact that it won’t kill me (or my GPA) to get a bad-ish grade, as long as I learn some Spanish! The night involved…

COMEDY WEDNESDAY!!

I ❤ them!

Weather: RAIN


Thursday: 6 am client – set my alarm for 5 minutes later at 5:45 and woke up 2 minutes before it went off! That was mentally really encouraging for the day and I slept through the night without worrying about oversleeping in the AM 🙂 After another quality, zoned-out 4 mile run I was home by 9:30! That’s definitely the best part of the early morning training session! I had a delicious breakfast:

Amazing smoothie - eaten with a spoon for satiety and carbs 🙂

Did some laundry, napped, and headed back to the gym for 3 more clients. After leaving the gym I just felt so claustrophobic! I had been cooped up the in either my apartment, an academic building, or the gym for 4 or 5 straight days! I took a cold, but refreshing walk “around the block” before heading to class.

After some dinner and lazy time in my apartment, I went to Punter’s with Sean and Jeremy. Punter’s is a funny place- a little dive bar practically on campus that is not exactly the hottest place around! It’s perfect for a night like that where you just want to go have a beer! (a Harpoon IPA in my case) I actually finished the whole thing too! No small feat for me 🙂 Weather: SUN

Friday: I slept in! Actually, that’s an exaggeration… I slept until 7, woke up starving and had a bowl of cereal while reading for class, then went back to sleep at 8 for an hour and a half!! Yay me 🙂 I had class all afternoon and then came home and did Legs & Back in my room/hallway. I love my Friday workout routine because it keeps me away from the gym!! Weather: SNOW!! can’t even believe we had class today!

Now Olga and I are going to get ready to go out and find something to do!

I have lots lined up for the blog this weekend/week 🙂

-Jul

Back to my roots

19 Jan

I haven’t discussed New Year’s Resolutions on here yet because I wanted to address them as they come up over the course of the coming months. Now is a good time to talk about my #1:

Grow stronger in my faith and closer to God

There have been times in my life when I’ve felt extremely close to God and extremely spiritual. Not coincidentally, the most memorable times were almost always those of great struggle. I can remember being very faithful around the time of my Confirmation, during both of my moves to and from Colorado, and after my sister’s accident. I prayed all day long and constantly talked to God. Despite the personal strife, it was really fulfilling to have someone to talk to and really brought me great comfort. Eventually, as things got easier I stopped being so diligent in my practice. When I went away to Northeastern I started going to church on my own and that was the time that I really understood the Mass and appreciated it not only for the chance to grow close to Jesus, but also to feel a part of a community. Although I wasn’t particularly constant in my prayer, I remember that time in my life for helping me love the Sunday ritual.

Over the course of the coming year many new changes and challenges will present themselves. I will graduate college, travel to Spain for 5-6 weeks, and then move to Dallas in August. I do NOT want to wait until I need God for me to rebuild our relationship. Since the beginning of Advent I’ve been going to church regularly. This week and last week are the first weeks that I can honestly say I’ve been thinking about my faith during the week.

On two occasions I felt myself rise above and call on my Christianity to be a bigger person. I will not discuss the incidents because that defeats my purpose, but I will say it has to do with the interactions and feelings I’ve felt toward two people I don’t particularly care for. Our university Priest said this week that we don’t have to like everyone, but we must love them. I do not love these two people in the common use of the word, but I feel compassion and acceptance. A big step for me.

I believe that I can continue to grow and become a better and more loving person everyday. It’s a simple quest, but one that I know will not end this year.

I’ll be back soon will an easy recipe and more!

-Jul

Golden Globe Favorites!

18 Jan

I LOVE AWARDS SEASON!!



Who did you like?!

Not much else going on today! I made my own BEEF BURGERS from SCRATCH tonight! It was really good topped with ketchup and guacamole, and side of sweet potato fries 🙂

It’s back to school tomorrow after a weird week of a snow day and MLK Day today. I’m looking forward to getting in the swing of things! Laying around is getting a little old – at least I worked for a while today. I need/want to start getting out more but it’s just SO. COLD. aka 9-17 degrees today :-/

Okay, I’m off! Sean’s coming over later so I want to get ready for the day tomorrow.

-Jul

Back in the Swing

12 Jan

First day of Senior Year outfit!! 🙂

It’s only the second day of class and already I’m right back where I left off! I trained 3 clients yesterday, 1 today at 6:15 am, did my Back and Biceps workout yesterday, ran 5 miles (outside) this morning, and attended all of my classes!

My first early training session went well! I was pretty caffeinated by the time my client arrived so I’m sure that helped the situation 🙂

I absolutely LOVED my classes this afternoon. They were so business-y and interesting. It completed confirmed (once again) that I love my major. It also made me really excited for my “real person” job starting in August. Supply chain really encompasses so much of what I’m learning in my MIS classes and I truly believe that my background will help me tremendously.

We’re crossing our fingers around here (like 10 year olds!) for a snow day tomorrow! I’m fairly sure it’s going to happen too because every other university in Boston is already closed!

And last but not least, look what I found!

-Jul

Banana Republic loves me

10 Jan

Wool Winter Coat:

  • Orginally: $198
  • Sale: $74.99
  • Additional 50% off Clearance: $37.50
  • Gift Card: -$25
  • TOTAL PAID: $12.50

i love my life<3

…perfect for March in Boston or the dead of Winter in Dallas 🙂

Good to be back!

9 Jan

It’s the first time since freshman year that I’m in classes from January to April!

Today was the best/fastest drive to Boston ever (3hr 45min!) – I was back on campus by 10:15! My Mom and Dad promptly took off and made it home in similar fashion. I spent the morning and early afternoon unpacking, organizing, and napping 🙂

IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE BACK!

I didn’t expect the rush of happiness that overcame me as I walked around campus in the late afternoon. I was simply running errands in the cold, windy weather and took in all of the wonderful things about being a college student at Northeastern. I’m going to miss it here!

I just can’t believe I have to train 3 clients tomorrow and take classes! Ah! I am SO unprepared to take my Spanish Literature class… I just bought the book and it’s COMPLETELY in Spanish :-/ uh oh.

Here’s a  busy, but fulfilling and exciting final full semester of college!!

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… here we goooooo!

-Jul