Friday, January 20, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Working on my fitness!

After nearly a month of talking about it, I finally went to a crossfit class at a local crossfit gym.  They offer a free session for first-timers, so my friend and I decided to go.  I was nervous from the moment I got there, and being around so many people who are in-shape was so intimidating.  But I can honestly say that crossfit was the best, most intense workout of my life.  Everyone there was so helpful, and I was never yelled at for not being able to do something.  The trainer was always helping us get things right, and he encouraged us instead of putting us down.  I left the crossfit session feeling pushed to my limit and determined...and extremely sore.

We went there with the intentions of signing up for a membership, but after seeing the price, I couldn't do it.  For three months, it would have cost me nearly $500.  And as amazing as it was, I can't bring myself to pay that...not with the fact that I'll be living on my own in six months and paying for grad school.  It was a huge disappointment for me because I really wanted to continue this.

So now I have to look for alternatives because the FGCU fitness center just isn't cutting it for me.  I'm not motivated to go and they don't offer enough fitness classes.  I know that if I pay for something, I'll use it.  So I'm looking at LA Fitness.  They offer some intense classes and it's not far from FGCU.  

I don't know what's next, but after doing crossfit today I'm ready to step up my game.  The old routine of walking on a treadmill and lifting some weights just won't cut it anymore.  Not after that.  I just hope something can compare...because crossfit is amazing.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Be fortunate

I saw this on Pinterest and I had to share.  This reinforces a lot of what I learned in Mississippi, and I try to remind myself of these things every day.  I don't have it all, and there are times when I struggle.  But I am lucky to have the things that I do...because there are millions of people who don't have half the things that I have.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome to 2012!

Every year I make resolutions because I think change is a good, healthy part of life.  And what better time to start new than a new year?

But it's no secret that most people give up on their resolutions after a month.  I'm usually good at sticking to the little ones, but it's the big ones that just fall apart.  The fire fades and nothing changes.  So this year, instead of making a list that I probably won't stick to anyway, I decided to change it up.

This year, my New Year's resolution is to cross one thing off my bucket list every month.  I posted my bucket list awhile back, but it's definitely grown since then.  It can be big or small, seemingly insignificant or absolutely significant.  Either way, I will be crossing off one thing from my bucket list each month.

I'm constantly adding things to my list, but this resolution will bring me one step closer to completing my list.

I'll post my bucket list once I've added a few more things, and I'll be sure to blog about my bucket list every month!