Friday, September 28, 2012

This is it.

I think I finally, finally, finally...
am going to stick to a workout regimen.

My roommate has 3 of the Kettleworx DVDs.
You do them each once a week with a kettle bell (we have 10 lb ones), and they're only 20 minutes long.

On Tuesday I did cardio.
I was shaking the entire time and basically dying. It was great. If Bronwyn hadn't cheered me on halfway through I honestly would have given up. My thighs were so sore for 3 days straight. Like, I caught myself laughing at how ridiculous it was that I was almost limping across campus one day. Seriously, sooooo sore. But that's such a weirdly awesome feeling, isn't it?

Tonight Taylor and I did the core workout.
MUCH easier than cardio, but still really hard near the end.
But it feels so good!
I don't know what it is.. maybe that I know a roommate is doing it with me, or that it's only 20 minutes long, or that I can do it in the comfort of my home, or that it's a different DVD each time, but I think I'm really liking it.

I'm saying "I think" because I know myself and I know that I always give up on working out.
No sugar coating here.

But I really feel the drive to do it this time. And just seeee what it would be like if I actually did exercise. I've always wanted to.. I've just always HATED it haha. But I'm enjoying this. And I want to stick to it. And Taylor and I are holding each other accountable, dang it!!

Tomorrow we're doing the resistance work out!

In the future we'll be aiming  to work out Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

And determination. ;)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Their Biggest Fan

But really, I'm my roommate and her fiance's biggest fan.

So I'm sharing this adorable post with you. You're welcome. :)

Also, I bought the white case. ;)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

12:36 AM...

...and I'm looking at Kate Spade iPhone cases, naturally.

I will show you 4.
Which one is most me??
I already know the red one is the least me... I've never really been drawn to red. But for some reason I find myself attracted to it right now. Ah!

Sigh. This reminds me of the day Sadie and I reactivated our Facebooks after months of being off. And we hated so many things about being back on. This one guy posted a picture of two types of shoes and asked for opinions about which he should get. Sadie and I, in our in-the-world-but-not-of-the-world state, were like, "OH MY GOSH IT DOESN'T MATTER JUST PICK ONE! IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PEOPLE THINK!!! WE HATE FACEBOOK AND LIFE AND OUR GENERATION!"

We were cleansed, you see.
And now I am that guy.
I'm acting like my life and whatever anyone has ever thought about me depends on which case I get.
I hate that.
SO you should decide for me.
k thanks. ;)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I wish I was joking..

..or even just exaggerating.

But for the past 24 hours, our internet has been able to load literally every single page except the one we want.

I say we because my roommates can testify to the madness.


One day... I will be able to afford my own wonderful, beautiful, fast internet provider...

Monday, September 17, 2012

How would the world react...

...if it knew just how many tears were shed in a college girls' apartment?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

awkwardness consumes my life.

So in one of my classes, our professor wanted to get to know us better, so she gave us sheets to fill out about ourselves and then we would meet with her and go over them for about 10 minutes.

Well, I of course put off filling out my sheet until 5 minutes before my appointment.

As I'm reading the items, I came to one that said, "Tell me something unforgettable about you."


At any other school, I could easily say, "I'm Mormon! That's unforgettable!" But obviously not at BYU. 

I seriously couldn't think of anything. Everyone at BYU is incredible. They all hike mountains in their spare time and travel to foreign countries to teach people English. They were all the valedictorians at their high schools. They all play a musical instrument. They all do everything, and they do it well. They are all unforgettable, and therefore, finding something uniquely unforgettable about me was hard.

Finally, I came up with the only thing I could think of (and honestly still the only thing I can think of... let's just say this was not a confidence boosting experience overall). I decided that I was unforgettable because I was both drum major and prom queen my senior year of high school.

*insert anti-climactic sigh*

I was trying to go with the funny theme. Like.. ha, ha! I was queen of the band nerds.. but I was also queen of the prom! Ha..! That's funny! Because usually the drum major is like, a nerd, you know? Or like, a boy. And like, I was the drum major. But I was also cool enough to be prom queen. I guess. At least according to the junior class because the seniors weren't allowed to vote so there wouldn't be any drama. So... Haaa. That's funny and unique...ish...... right?

You guys. It was so bad. Here is how it went down:

(About halfway through our meeting)
Professor: Alright, something unforgettable about you... You were both drum major and prom queen your senior year of high school?
Me: Haha, yeah... I know that's kind of weird... but I couldn't think of anything else.. I just thought it was kind of funny... because those things don't usually go together, you know?
Professor: *vacant smile*
Me: Like, you know.. in the movies.. the drum major and the prom queen are always sooo different. Like the drum major is the leader of the nerds and the prom queen is like miss popular. Ha.. so it's just kind of ironic and funny that someone could be both.. you know?
Professor: *trying really hard to maintain the vacant smile*
Me: I went to a really small high school.

*face palm*

Nothing like making the person who grades your papers think you're an airhead!

Now to leave this post on a higher note, I introduce you to the funniest thing I've ever seen.... this week.


Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I want to make you feel wanted

It's 2 AM.
Bronwyn and I are listening to this on repeat.
About an hour ago Taylor and I were sprawled on her bed talking about boys and life.

It's one of those nights.

I'm so impatient.

Mr. Wonderful,
Mr. Hey Jennie I Totally Get You And Dig You,
please show your face.
You don't even have to be THE one, you could just be A one.

I'm sorry this comes up so often on this blog.

I'm too lazy to get my journal out. Ha.


Back to my disgustingly confusing homework. >.<

Goodnight you lovely people.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

slow down. stay strong.

So here's the thing.
Times are getting crazy.
The world is changing.
It's getting harder to stick up for your beliefs.
People (who unfortunately don't know what they're talking about) think you're crazy,
and you are still shaking your head at the ignorance of the world.

Just stay strong.

This is so random, but sometimes I get overwhelmed by the onslaught of immorality and rudeness in the world and I remember that this is a very real battle we are fighting against sin and ignorance.

And I've seen too many of my friends give in and forget what they believed in and it makes me crazy sad.

Do the little things to stay strong and faithful, guys. They make all the difference in the world.

But mainly - whatever you believe, just make sure it is something that promotes goodness. And don't be so quick to judge others on what they believe. Take some time to figure out why people believe what they do, and respect each other for it! I bet you anything that if you get down to the real reason someone believes in something, you will find something you have in common and you will connect over it. 

There is just too. much. hate and ignorance and judgment in the world right now.

And some of you may think some of my beliefs are hateful or judgmental, but if you think that then you don't know me at all. Take some time to understand where people are coming from. And just get rid of the stereotypes. Open your mind and your heart. There is goodness everywhere. Don't be so quick to judge.

Just. Don't. Be. So. Quick.

Okay. Enough seriousness. Time for a popsicle.
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