2 weeks ago, I joined Andy for the Wizard World Comic Convention in New Orleans. I’d planned to capture most of our trip on camera but -I’ll blame the convention- my phone was dead by 6pm every night. Here’s some of the shots I did capture.
Months ago, I found out Wicked was coming to Memphis. I hinted (i.e. demanded) that Andy take me. Alas life got in the way and we weren’t going to be together in Memphis during the performance window. So, I shut up and pouted privately.
Fast forward to December. In addition to my awesome Christmas presents, Andy included 2 tickets to Wicked -and I didn’t see it coming at all.
I took one of my best friends, Sarah, and we had an awesome time!
The Orpheum is absolutely beautiful!
While I realize this would work better with pictures, I’m not about to show all of me in my sweaty workout gear to all of you. That said, I have progress. It’s been 18 days since I started 30 Day Shred. I decided to do each Level 15 times instead of 10 so I learn the correct form and gain (hopefully) enough strength to not die when I move to the next level. Full disclosure: in 18 days I’ve completed the workout 14 times. I went to NOLA and had a nasty cold so there’s been a little lag. That said, I measured Monday (day 16) because I read on some blog to go ahead and measure at day 15 for motivation. I was too lazy to measure my thighs and arms because I’m not overly concerned about those areas, but I did measure my upper waist, lower waist and hips. And…drumroll…I’ve lost 1.5 inches, 1 from my upper waist and .5 from my hips! I have no idea what progress I should be having but considering I’m not dieting I’m super pleased. I can do this!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone!
I’m definitely still in the adjustment phase for this semester. My internal clock likes to think nothing should function before noon, so 8 a.m. days have been a rude awakening. I’m currently at an elementary school two days a week, and I’m doing Head Start and private school hearing, speech, and language screenings one morning a week. I absolutely love the school. The kids are fantastic, and I really like the group aspect of therapy. Most of the kids could use some pragmatics help in addition to their other speech and language goals, so making them cooperate with other children is useful.
Unfortunately, I mess up. A lot. I just have a few of the groups to myself right now (and of course I took the easier ones), but I’m still having trouble keeping them engaged. I’m used to specifically targeting goals throughout the entire session, where every activity is super planned out. Their routine is more 15 minutes of drill, 15 minutes of a game where they have to use their speech sounds/language skills in a “real” context. I’m hoping I catch on soon. I’m strongly considering doing school speech as my career, so hopefully this semester goes well. I haven’t had much experience with other settings, however, so I may easily change my mind.
I started 30 Day Shred last night. I also completed Day 2 this morning to get on a morning schedule. i wouldn’t say I like working out in the mornings as I’ve only done it this one time, but it feels AMAZING to have my workout overwith for the day. I do hope I can plank later as that was a not-resolution, but I don’t think my arms will hold me. Have you ever shredded? Success stories and motivation would be appreciated.