This quarter of college was much better than last! I met some new friends, still kept my grades up, had fun with Dan and worked out pretty damn hard!
I started the quarter off with an intramural volleyball game, I was the captain and didn’t know how to play, but we actually made it to the playoffs and NOT in the loser’s bracket :-) Our team is in the first bracket, top left: Gold-Diggers! We actually beat the #1 team in the first match, lost the second match by a couple points and lost the final match by ONE POINT…ahhhh it was so very intense. It was a fun season!
I have also made a few more friends/acquaintances in my public health major. Too bad a few of them are seniors, but there are plenty who are juniors as well. One of the best things of this quarter was finding out that a guy friend of mine from back home has a sister who goes here! Lindsay was on my v-ball team and we became bachelor buddies! We have been hanging out a few times a week and it makes me happy :-) I feel like I am in 3rd grade talking about making new friends, but I guess that’s what happens when you go off to college.
Me, Dan, Evan and Lindsay
Winter quarter I was also inducted into Eta Sigma Gamma, which is the honor society for the public health major, you have to maintain a certain GPA (forget the number), take part in the club meetings and have taken a certain amount of health classes. I got a pin, a diploma thing, we had a candle lighting ceremony, and a potluck. It was very interesting, I never expected to do anything like that but I am so glad I did, it will look great on a resume’ and I love going to the meetings and having an impact on the school.
As I mentioned above, I spent winter quarter working out a lot more than I did fall quarter which is good! I am much more positive and working on losing this weight I have gained since I quit my full time serving job (on my feet all day). I have been doing a lot of weight training, spinning and yoga classes. I am still planning on getting my personal training certificate I talked about on another post. I am not able to do it through the school though so I need to research the best company to go through. ANY ADVICE???
Oh ya and I am still planning on running the SEATTLE ROCK n’ ROLL I will be running the half and have been putting my running off all quarter until the last month. I am able to run 10 minutes with no stopping and that is so very sad considering 7 months ago I could run 10 miles without stopping. Slowly, but surly I am building my mileage back up. I ran just over 3 miles today in 36 minutes and my body is achin’!! My goal was to PR, but at this point i am not doing any speed training, and am not sure if I even will since I have to build all of my miles back up before I even start to think about that. One nice thing is that when I am running (my 3 miles in 36 minutes included some walking breaks) my pace is right at what it was this time last year so that is encouraging. Tomorrow will be a spin day, then Sat and Sun I plan on doing 3 miles again, both days.
Well, this is long enough for now! I have had much more fun this quarter than last and I’m pretty confident it is only going to go up from here! I am finishing my last final around 1pm tomorrow then I am bookin’ it out of town to watch Dan play in a softball game back home, and just relax and catch up with friends, and hopefully get some hours at work, for a week! YAY IM STOKED!
Things I am looking forward to:
-San Diego, CA in 2 weeks
-Mariners v. A’s opening day on 4-12!!!!
-flip flops, sun, dresses and everything else that comes with amazing weather
Oh, one last thing! I gave up sugar….if you know me, this is HUGE HUGE HUGE! I am letting myself have things with added sugar in moderation, not going above 25-30 g per day. I have been averaging about 5-10 g of added sugar mostly in the form of bread (weird…) and granola. I feel amazing!!!! It feels so good to be getting off the sugar addition. You are only supposed to have about 25-30g/day for my calorie range and I was averaging about 20 just before lunch time! I am having a great time reading labels again for ingredients! I have also lost 1 pound, only 29 more to go.