my body wants to give up with school, thinking, practicing, working out, teaching, the daily routine of things. i would so love a break right now! but i'm here. right in the pit before finals. took 2 tests today, had a research paper due this previous monday. you would think with only 15 credits this semester compared to the 18-22 that i've had in the past that it would be easier... guess again!
i read this, and it's really been helping me. :) you tell that body what to do and it will happen!
I keep trying at this blog. Hopefully after the last semester of my undergrad is completed then I'll feel some sense of relief so I can waste some time on facebook, blogger and pinterest. It's on my bucket list. :)
tried some sweet potato muffins last week, can i say yummy goodness? almost as good as chocolate....
I have been trying to do a lot of changing the past few months, and discovering new things about me that make me a stronger woman. A close friend of mine found this quote and shared it:
It says everything that has been on my mind recently.
I looked at my blog, and I haven't touched it since November! Shows how crazy life has been.
For an update:
Life is good. I've been taking on some new challenges this year, like taking a swimming class at the U. I also have changed my diet completely to 100 percent paleo. It's been hard sometimes, and you definitely hit mental blocks (for instance, I'm facing one right now). But, I can't tell you the difference that I feel in my energy levels. I wake up in the morning at 6 am and I feel like it's 12 in the afternoon. It's one thing to eat paleo, but I think the hardest thing to master is channeling the paleo energy into the right kind of foods and the right kind of quantities to get the results you want. At least that is what I'm finding.
School is great! It's my last semester as an undergrad. I gave a presentation yesterday with a doctorate student and it went so well. I know I deserve to be where I am, and I'm so glad that I have experiences that give me the confidence I need in myself to move forward. I'll start the masters program this summer.
I am going to get into triathalons this year. It's going to be really fun, and it's going to take a lot of work- but I've watch my brother and his wife do them and I think it would be so cool to be able to do that with them. Not only that, but to build up my endurance and really work hard for something outside the box of piano.
I turn 24 in one week. ... Not sure how I feel about getting 4 years into my 20s. But, I think that I can say that I've experienced some things in life that makes the 24 worth it. This year has been a great year, with lots of changes, and lots of learning. So, who knows what year 24 will bring.
I'll start posting more about my paleo journey. Ta ta for now!
The past week I started a poison challenge with one of my friends at crossfit... we take out something bad in our lives, and add in something good. if we do the bad thing, we owe the other person 100 burprees for time. if we don't do the good thing... we owe the person another 100 burpees for time.
it's been real. i can say that i've checked off every single day! my challenges were: take fish oil/multivitamin everyday, get 8 hours of sleep, no sugar and 90/10 paleo, and workout every day (with 1 day off a week). It has been awesome! I love seeing the check marks at the end of each day, and I'm feeling so much better after knocking all the crap out of my system.
Here is an awesome recipe that I got from one of my close crossfit friends. :) Enjoy!
3 Lbs of Chicken, cubed (any cut you want, I used breasts)
3 Cups Organic Pumpkin Puree
2 Cups Bell Pepper, Diced (Color of your choice)
2 Cups of Red Onion, Diced
3 Jalapenos, diced and seeds removed (if you want)
1 Cup Chicken Stock
1 Cup White Wine (Optional)
28 Ounces Organic tomatoes with their juice, diced