2nd Spin Class

After CMU today, I went home changed for spin class, then heated up some keto hamburger casserole from last night. I hung out for a while, and watched Jersey Shore reruns before heading out the door to spin class.

Once I arrived to RMU, I parked at the campus recreation center, and swiped my card at the front desk. I walked into the spin room and saw John was there stretching. I greeted him with a “what’s up.” I picked out a spin bike in the back next to two other girls. We chatted about the semester being almost over and thanksgiving break. I adjusted my bike a  little. I forget how to do this. The last time I did Spin was almost a year ago. It was last year at Winterfest.

Once class started, we hit the ground running full force. John is a great spin instructor. He plays awesome tunes and keeps us motivated to make it through the class. I probably didn’t push as hard as I could, but I already got my walking in today. I walked from Pitt to CMU and back to Pitt to where I parked my car, so my legs were already worked out! It was a good class over all. I was sweaty after and that is how I know I got a great work out. As soon as I got off the bike, my legs started to feel like jello.

After class, John and I talked about things I could assist with in the Spring semester. He and Maureen still want to utilize my help with events even though my internship class will be complicated and my hours will no longer count towards my internship. I was glad to hear that I was still going to be able to help as needed. Ideally, I would love to work at RMU full-time after graduate school. I am so grateful to John and to Maureen for giving me the opportunities to be involved and to build my social capital.

 

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra

After my team meeting, I attended my first Yoga Nidra session. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I did google it and it seems pretty relaxing.

When I arrived to the campus rec center, I checked in at the front desk, then went upstairs to the studio. I took my shoes off upon entry, and laid out my yoga mat. I sat down on the mat, prepared for my first Yoga Nidra session. I was given a blanket and a bolster pillow for under my knees.

The instructor explained to us that Yoga Nidra is a meditative sleep yoga. You lay on your back the whole time, and she guides us through the meditation. I was excited. The bolster pillow helps to support your lower back, while you are laying flat. The blanket is to keep you warm, because when the body is totally at rest it becomes chilly.

After the session ended, I was so relaxed. It is hard to shut down and reboot, but it felt so good. I do recall at times it was hard to keep the thoughts at bay, and just be totally present it must take some practice. I am looking forward to attending another session as soon as possible.

 

Hair Appt

Hair Appt

Call me crazy, but I still went to my hair appt on Saturday. Misty is amazing and with the holidays coming it would be hard to get an appointment. I desperately needed my hair done. I went back to blonde, but I still kept my dark roots.  I love my blonde! I am finding that breathing is easier. No wheezing.

When I got home, I did some laundry and laid back down. I didn’t want to do too much. My hair appt was my big event.

Annual Eye Appt

This morning, Andrew and I both had eye appts. I was prepared to get dilated. I want my eyes to stay healthy. When I went back to the examining room, and they did the eye tests, etc. The doctor said, I had a slight prescription. I was a little bummed at first. I did notice I was struggling a bit with some of the tests with the different lenses. At one point, I couldn’t decide if 5 or 6 was sharper.

At the end, he told me that I am slightly near-sided and he thinks a small prescription lens and a pair of glasses would help make things a bit sharper, and help me better able to see at night. Sometimes at night, when I am driving there is a definite glare with the lights, and if it is raining. It is worse. I was sort of excited for classes, but kind of disappointed.

After he put the dilating drops in my eyes, I went out to look at glasses, while I waited for my pupils to dilate. The doctor explained to Drew the need for a small prescription and how a pair of glasses could a. help make things sharper to see far away and b. help with driving at night, and eliminate the glare. Drew didn’t seem to mind. Pitt has excellent insurance when it comes to vision. Plus he put aside extra money in the FSA.

When I was looking at glasses, I decided on the Burberry frames. I can’t wait to go get them. I was excited to pick them up. I have to wait 10 days!

After the eye appointment, we went home too relax and check on the dogs. Andrew’s car was back at the Autobody, and was going to be ready in the evening, so. I wanted to make sure I rested my eyes so I could drive when it was time to get his car.

Pool Weekend

We spent Saturday and Sunday at the pool.

Saturday, after the pool, we went to his parents’ house. We were celebrating Andrew’s birthday with our families. We got showered and changed at his parents. I packed up all my stuff. The plan originally was after dinner to go to the Helicon brewery, but we decided against it. Andrew and I were worn out from the pool and were ready to head home.

Sunday, when we woke up, we got ready to head to the pool. I was more relaxed than yesterday. On Friday, I turned in my last writing assignment for my summer class. Now I just had one short reading to do, a discussion post, and responses by Friday at 12pm. After those last items, I will be done with my summer class. I am anxious to see my grades. This instructor is different.  I think he will post grades all at once. I have only seen one grade so far and it was a 10/10 on my first writing assignment.

After the pool, Andrew dropped me off at home, so I could get a shower and get some housework done. Then he went grocery shopping for dinner tonight, and for the week ahead. After I got out of the shower, I put some laundry away, changed our bedsheets, threw some clothes in the washer, and when Drew got home, I helped him put away groceries. He was cooking out on the grill tonight. I love when he grills.

After dinner, we started watching John Wick 3: Parabellum. We will probably finish it tomorrow. So far it is so good!

Nancy is on vacation this week. It will be a long slow week. Also, I am still waiting to hear the results of a possible opportunity. I hope this week is the week that I will hear something.

Short Hair Don’t Care

Short Hair Don’t Care

This morning, I had a hair appointment at what I thought was 10am. I woke up and put on my swimsuit and a romper. We were going to go to the pool after my hair appt. When I arrived, Misty was there she was cleaning. I looked at the receptionst and told her that i was here for my 10am with Misty. She said, “your appointment is at 11am.” I said, it is!? She said, “Yea.” Misty came to the front desk and said, “Yea, but you can come on back. I finished my 10am. I was going to call you and say if you want you can come in early.” I said, “I am so sorry, I hate when people do that and here I am doing it.” She said, “Don’t worry about it. come on back.

When I sat in her chair, I showed her a picture of what I wanted. She said, “we can do that. You want to go that short?” I said, “yes, please.” I wanted a change something fresh and new. The next time I see her. I will be going a little darker for the fall. I like to keep my edge up in the fall. I told her I wanted to remain blonde, but not so brassy and bleachy. We decided on ash blonde at the roots and pull some through, but still keep my light blonde look.

When she was finished, I was in love. I felt so much lighter and more relaxed. I figured Drew was going to be mad. He likes my hair longer. It will grow back. He was texting me while my hair was getting done, I was taking a little longer than expected. When I left it was 11:30am.

I pulled up to our house, and he was outside with the pool bag, anxious to get to the pool. When we arrived, I lathered up with suntan oil and put suntan lotion on my face. I got into the shallow end and pulled my hair up in a ponytail. I can’t get my hair wet for at least 24-48 hours. It isn’t as much fun if you can’t get your hair wet and it was a hot one. We stayed until 2:30pm, then I had to get home and finish my assignment for school.

When we got home, my scalp was burned from not being able to get my hair wet and not putting suntan lotion in my hair. I was hesitant about going back to the pool tomorrow. I got a shower and finished my assignment I sent it to Rachel for review. I was anxious to get her feedback on it.

Drew cooked steak kabobs on the grill and we sat outside and had a cigar and a drink. It was a relaxing day and night.

Wave Pool Day

In the morning, we went to the chiropractor and I had a good report on my hip! I don’t have to go back for 2 weeks!

After the chiropractor, we changed into our swimsuits. It turns out the rain was going to hold off until the evening time, so we packed for the pool.

We stopped for breakfast at Eat n Park in a Wexford, then we were off to the wave pool.

Once we arrived we laid down our towels and lathered up with sunscreen. We stayed at the pool until around 3pm, then left to head home.

When we got home, I showered, changed, and sat down to write my paper that is due on July 8th. I really don’t want to do homework over the long weekend, so I am trying to get it all done beforehand. I felt like I got a good start on the draft.

In the evening, Drew went over Mike and Steph’s for a guys night. So I decided to surprise my parents at church for 5:30pm mass, and then go out to dinner. I took them to the Bottleshop in Bridgeville to try something new. While at dinner, I missed my husband. I like how we can just go out and relax and have a couple drinks and chill. It’s different with my parents.

After dinner, I went back to my parents to see my dogs for a little, then I drove home.

When I got home, I put some pjs on and turned on the movie After.