Tuesday, May 28, 2013


So my head is clogged with words like "mendicant" "igneous" "jocose" "ephemeral" and formulas like (n-2)(180) and y=mx+b.

I am studying for the GRE. I am hoping to earn a good enough score to offset my mediocre GPA. My GPA isn't horrible, but not fantastic either. I am looking to go back to my alma mater and get a Master's of Social Work. Not really looking, but I have it all planned out and ready to go.

My plan:
Great score on GRE
which leads to
Acceptance at USF
I am working and saving for grad school (to take part-time classes so I don't gain debt).

I am also looking into buying a house sometime in September/October. Hopefully I can figure out a way to save enough to get one!

So wish me luck, as I study for one more day and then take the GRE on Thursday. Luckily, I am leaving for a road trip on Thursday as well, so any stress will be flying out the windows immediately!

What must-see locales would you recommend I visit on my way to Washington state from Florida? (going the southern route!)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

ELEVEN! + Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid Update!

11 Pounds lost! That is crazy. I am slowly but steadily losing weight and as the old adage goes, slow and steady wins the race. The healthier I eat, and the more I work out, the better I feel and the more I enjoy it. I ran 3.1 miles yesterday and it was slow, but I did it. It hurt, but I did it. I am proud of myself for continuing to keep going and pushing through!

In other news, I have continued using my Fresh Effects and my skin is delicious. My skin is still getting clearer and SOFTER and just all around nicer looking. I look fresh and clean. I am stoked that I look so fancy, and that I have actually had people compliment me on my baby-skin face. That sounds like a horrible compliment. It's not though. Swear.

I do tend to use mine in the shower a little bit after I have washed my hair, so my skin has a chance to open up the pores from the steam/hot water. That is completely a theory I made up on my own. I love the shape of the brush more and more though and additionally, my skin is SUPER sensitive. As in, if I use non-non-allergenic sunscreen, I get a chemical burn that lasts for a week. Miserable. This cleanser is not harsh at all and I definitely would not continue to use it if it was. It's actually pretty fantastic! I was nervous to try out and I am glad I did!

I received Olay Fresh Effects as a complementary product from Influenster and I am continuing to LOVE it. 

You can buy Olay Fresh Effects at www.olayfresheffects.com or from Amazon.com  :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013


My goal right now is under-36 at a 5k on May 25th. Right now I'm running at around 44 minutes. So I am working on it. Last week, I was at around 50. So hopefully by running everyday, I can improve that. :) I'm excited to try at the very least!

I haven't weighed myself in a few days because I was out of town last week. This Friday, I am going up for my uncle's wedding on Saturday, so that should be interesting.

I got a job! FINALLY. I am excited about it. I start after I come home from the roadtrip with Jen! So that is super exciting. It pays better than my old job and has around 40 hours a week, so that part is awesome as well! I'm going to save up for fall classes at USF and get started at pulling up my GPA and then get into an awesome grad school.

Wish me luck!