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Sunday, August 28, 2016

When you wake up and dont feel like P Diddy...

School...
Work....
Homework...
Work to do at home...
Thinking about moving to Idaho...
Try to eat healthy, try to go to the gym, keep my sanity...

This past week I have seriously felt super overwhelmed and realized that I need to sit back and do some serious time management.
I am taking microbiology, statistics, and nutrition. I HONESTLY thought this was going to be my easiest semester because it was going to be my lightest class load; however I was wrong...
and its all statistics fault.
I have so much stuff to do in that class and its insane! Its in class work, homework on paper, online homework, and homework to do through a program called stat crunch and my brain is so out of sort.
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I am incapable of thought and in glitch mode. I have decided to instead of meticulously writing out my days per hour like I usually do, I am instead going to set goals and give myself more freedom. I think I am putting myself in a box and with each timeslot I fill in my planner the smaller my box gets around me.
My plan for the week is to instead is to:
1) go to the gym at twice
2)finish nutrition by Thursday
3) have half of my math done by wed
4)eats some freaking fruit
5) try not to take my IBS/anxiety pills
6)don't mix my matcha with coffee

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Workout Today and A Template For You :D


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I had a rather short work out today and I only got through five of my twelve written out strength exercises but that is okay. I did some and I got 15 minutes of cardio in so I am a happy girl. I have provided a blank template for you from the template that word provides; however I altered it from the original because it had exercises pre chosen and it separated it by body part and it wasn't very functional. You cant do the same routine everyday and expect continuous results. You have to switch it up.  Enjoy! :D


Friday, August 19, 2016

Small Savers Haul #2

Another successful day for my Idaho winter preparation on a budget :D
Todays trip resulted in two items, but the savings are amazing and the items are freaking awesome!

The first Item I collected is a black pull over sweater from Without Walls by Urban Outfitters. The sweater was in the women's section, but after doing some research I found that it is actually a men's sweater. I love this sweater so much! The detail on the zipper inseam of the jacket is really cute. I also love that even though it looks like it has two pockets, it is actually a big pouch like a hoodie. The feeling of this sweater is extremely soft and thick. It also feels very well made and durable.


The original price for this sweater is $89.00 but I picked it up at savers for $5.99
OMG! Now the next item I picked up made me EXTREMLY happy and excited.

My actual reaction.

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While trudging through the racks of jackets and sweaters I noticed a super cute knit sleeve. I though to myself....dayum....that's a hot sleeve, so naturally I went to inspect this fine a$$ piece of material. I pull it out of the rack and its a LONG soft knit sweater...it is so soft...and thick...and lush...cat mama like... purr...purr purr.... When I say long I mean long too it goes down past my butt just before my leg pits.

I then notice its made by Kensie and it was under $10! Thank ya Jesus!

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Here Is this lovely masterpiece in all its glory...it is everything that I love in a cardigan/sweater. I got this baby for a steal at $8.99 with the original price being at $100.


Overall savings Original $189- Thrift $17 = Savings of $172


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Bucking Book Fiasco *sigh*

OH GAWD!

I had my first day back at college and I am in my third year and I am already having issues with BOOKS!!!!
(insert red face emoji with steam out of ears).
At my school we have a list that is given to use through a website that directs up to what books we need based on what the professor orders the school to buy for the library to then sell to us.
Well I had to drop $148 bucks on this book for microbiology because its a "special" edition for out college and its a loose leaf text so that means you can not buy it used or ever sell it back to anyone and I get to class only to find out the teacher made a mistake........fml
The rules for refunds are unopened and you have to show proof that you dropped the course because its just yet another way to run over the students...
So I walk in and spend 15-20 minutes of my new school year raging at the book store to get my money back for a unused still in the wrap book the school itself lead me to believe I needed. Oh and how my anxiety pushed me through the roof!
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I don't really lose my temper, my anxiety just increases and I get shaky, loud, I talk extremely fast and I essentially go into panic mode and just repeat and look like a broken flitching robot. The manager must have sensed danger because he finally the gave up and gave me back my $148 before I clearly have a mental break down in the store. I could not believe that they wanted me to drop out of the class in order to get my money back.

Instead of dropping $148 bucks on that book I actually only needed to spend $24 bucks on a text from abesbooks which includes $8 expedited shipping.

So now I thought the worst was done right?All is well in the kingdom right?

nope.

There's more.

While searching online for the cheapest option for my nutrition class I suddenly get a notification. It is from my online classes website saying thank you for your purchase...
WTH!
What purchase?
How did you get my credit card info?
I just made the account and was looking at payment options!

(dramatically throws self to the floor)

So now I am battling with them to get a return on an access code that I did not buy and I still have yet to get an answer on how they acquired my credit card number.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ooops...

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I have been in a whirl wind of adventure today. I am preparing for a huge block sized garage sale and tomorrow is my first day of school, so today I was unable to sit and write out a post. For tomorrow however I will have one for you <3 meow

Monday, August 15, 2016

How I Plan My Workouts

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*Disclaimer: I have no credentials to tell you how to do you at the gym, this is merely an example of what I do and its up to you if you want to simulate my experience *
When I workout I always plan out my work out an hour to a day before. If I am really on my game I plan out three to four for my whole week.

The way I set my workouts are usually 3 to 5 sets at repetitions of 12,10,8,6,4. This depends on the weight load and how I feel that day or if I feel that I could get another set in. The first set should not be easy, but should not feel like you can not complete it; however, the last set should feel almost impossible.

I start out by deciding what I want to work out. I have four choices:
1) My whole leg (glutes, quads, calfs, the whole deal)
2) Back and Chest
3) Shoulders and arms
4) Abs
I tend to follow that order through out the week. I do abs on their own because I am a baby about them and after I do abs I usually feel pooped because its my least favorite to work out.

Once I pick a specific, for an example Ill choose to have a Leg day, I then go on to pick out five to twelve work outs depending on how long I have to spare. I usually stick to about ten.

I get a lot of basic moves from the strength training anatomy text expressed in my essentials blog and anything out side of the text from fitness youtube videos, pinterest posts, and instagram. I also do not EVER start with heavy weights when I am trying out a new move and I am never afraid to ask the trainers at the gym. I pay those turds $45 bucks a month out of my minimum wadge job so I take advantage.

My favorite youtube page is Jen Heward. She is also known as hunnybunfit on Instagram. She has an amazing personality and is goofy and is so open and sweet on her page. I like her the best because she doesn't make me feel intimidated to try her workouts. ( I think in a future blog I list out my main channels I get my workouts from).

Here is a basic example of what I do:


The Movement
Set 1

Repetitions
             
Weight in lbs
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Leg Press
12
90
10

8

6



Split Squat
12
45
10
50
8
55
6
60


Leg Curl
12
25
10
30
8
35




Barbell Lunges
12
Two ten pound dumbells
(2x10)
10
(2x15)
8
(2x17.5)
6
(2x20)
4
(2x22.5)
Abduction
12
50
10
60
8
70




Cable Kick Backs
12
15
10
20
8
25
6
30
4
35




Any way once I figure out my moves I create an order. When I am actually at the gym is when I determine how many sets and repatitions I want to do.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Jammin Jammies!!!!

I love me a good pair of jammies.
I about a year ago was scanning the clearance section at Target as one does and found a freaking great find.
I found, in the depths of the unorganized chaotic shit show of a rack, a six dollar long sleep shirt/dress. What caught my eye was the super cute bacon, egg, and toast pattern.
Once I pulled it from the jungle of clothing I immediately then took notice of how soft it was. The combination of price, pattern, and softness level made me realize that it would be a crime to not buy it.
The brand is Nite Nite Munki Munki and ever since that jammie purchase I have been sold. I have purchased a few and one of my other favorites is a jammie top shirt and long bottom set that I bought for $11 that is all sock monkey themed. I only buy the pajamas when on clearance unless I find a pattern that I can not live without like their cats in space design.