This is the last week before spring break, and I can hardly stand it. Last week I said I had two field trips and a college visit on Friday, but that has decreased to one field trip and a college visit. I decided to pull out of one of the trips so I wouldn’t be too stressed over making up work.
Not gonna lie, I had a mini breakdown on Saturday morning because I was overwhelmed by all the things I had to do this weekend and the fact that I haven’t been getting that much sleep. Not insomnia or anything. Just overall, I was fatigued and not a fan of getting up early on Saturday and Sunday after long days and late nights. I mean, everything that happened this weekend was super fun, but at the same time, I just wanted to slow down and rest. I didn’t need to cry, but I just vented to madre, and I felt much better afterwards.
It’s weird— I wouldn’t cry if I didn’t have anyone to talk to, but once I get the words flowing, the tears follow shortly after.
It is springtime.
Other than that episode of typical Alison, my busy weekend was still nothing short of marvelous!
Thanks for hosting, Katie!
I received this Polar Loop activity tracker in the mail on Thursday because I won it from Gina‘s giveaway a while ago (luckiest win I’ve ever scored)!
I don’t need it for any reason in particular, but I’ve been wearing it for the past few days to see what it has to say about my activity throughout the day. Since I don’t have the heart rate monitor with it, I know it doesn’t show the most accurate readings, especially when it comes to calories (seriously, I don’t pay attention to those counts at all). I don’t completely know how to work the thing yet in terms of setting daily goals and such; I apparently need to walk, jog and jump, like, an extra hour every day, even if I’ve been dancing and walking ALL DAY. Yeah, no. I’ll probably end up giving it to mom for her walking/running ventures.
It makes for a pretty sleek watch though!
I headed to the gym after school to do a bodyweight upper body workout that looked like this:
5 min. row warmup + supersets of the following:
- 15 TRX rows + 10 TRX pike pushups
- 20 tricep dips + different pushup variations
- 10 TRX bicep curls + 10 BOSU pushups
- 40 sec. pulling down on the rope machine + 40 sec. pulling up on rope machine
I may or may not have done some core exercises. I forget!
After a quick, but necessary, afternoon nap, my friends from company, Livv and Jane, went to our other friends’ (from company) senior high school musical production of Legally Blonde! We actually bought the last three tickets available, so we were sitting in the very back corner of the theater, laughing our heads off and making comments at everything like little rascals. 😉 It was such a great show though!
Thanks for this beautiful selfie, Livv. Freaks in the back of the theater.
Up and at ’em at 8:20 AM (okay, that’s not that early, but this girl was still exhausted) for an altar server meeting at 8:45 AM.
After getting back, I made a comforting bowl of banana oats with Greek yogurt and sunflower seed butter. The usual.
I maneuver my spoon to save the nut butter for last 😉
Then it was off to assisting dance class at 11 AM, followed by my very last Saturday modern class of my high school career. 😦 It was a great, challenging class. After that, most of company (some people had prior engagements) walked over to the train station to go the city. We had a performance at Peridance that evening!
Once we got to Grand Central, we subbed it over to Union Square, where I had this stuff for the first time:
Is Chipotle popular or something?
I finally “lost my Chipotle virginity” (<—my dad is so creeped out that I said that), and it was fantastic. The guac mountain was as good as people say it is. I must have gotten a little excited and asked for way too much food, because this bowl easily turned into THREE meals (lunch, dinner, and then lunch the next day) for myself. Now that’s a deal!
We made a Starbucks stop and then hung out at the park for a bit before going to the Peridance Center for warmup, tech rehearsal, and the performance, which started at 8:30 PM. Luckily, we were third in the program, so once we finished performing, we booked it out of there. Girls were beat from the long day.
No, this isn’t part of our dance. We’re just weird.
Before catching the train back home though, we were craving something…
Shake Shack vanilla frozen custard. Creaminess factor was unreal.
That alarm could not have sounded worse at 7:40 AM. Dad and I had a religious education faculty meeting at 8:30, so that happened, followed by teaching per usual. I do love teaching, so there is no complaining there! I attended 11:30 AM Mass afterwards.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day yesterday, so I took a short study break to do some sun salutations and random burpees outside. The Polar Loop was also urging me to move around, so I thought, heyyy why not?
A two hour nap also took place, which was just what my body needed.
I did homework.
I read blogs.
I typed this.
I ate dinner.
Spinach, soba noodles, curry chicken, sriracha
And then I realized: Life is wonderful. And I’m such a drama queen for crying about it.
I’ll work on it 😉
Happy Monday, friends!
So tell me:
Do you like Chipotle?
What was the best thing you ate this weekend?
Do you just cry sometimes? Please make me feel like less of a baby.
What did you do this weekend?