9 Hours Later

That moment when you're at work and a Facebook friend walks in, but you don't ever really talk in real life anymore...

Yeh. It's awkward as hell. I mean, its not like I don't know her - I totally do...I just haven't talked to her in like 4 years. So I decided it was time to delete her on Facebook. HAHA

Sometimes I feel really selfish if I only talk about gym stuff on my blog because I feel like people want to read stuff other than what I did at the gym or whatever, but then I realize its MY blog. I can talk about whatever I want.

The whole reason I even created this blog was to give myself a place to rant. I even explained what happened throughout my day and an average college kid. I guess when I quit school and started working I kind of just changed it to a rant-only blog. Or like, a place I could just talk about whatever the heck I wanted to talk about. Either way - I enjoy having a place I can get all my thoughts out.

I honestly think I am kind of funny, so I like to think that people enjoy reading what I write, and I like to just pretend like I'm famous. HAHA Oh my goodness sake. I swear I'm like, delusional right now or something. I have been up WAYY too long today.

I got up at 6:00 am to be at work in Rincon by 7:00. We closed the store for inventory, and by about 7:15-7:30, we realized 3 of the people who were scheduled were NOT coming. I've never done inventory for Cato, but I can guarantee it was one of the worst in history. I didn't leave today until almost 4:30 in the afternoon. I planned on going to Springfield to the big gym for the first time in like, a month or longer. I planned on going to see Kaleb before he had to go to work. I planned on going to Walmart today. I don't even know what else I planned, but there was a lot going on in my head! By the time 2:00 rolled around, I was ready to chop someone's head off. The beeping from all those little scanners and having to count and recount 50 shirts at a time. Oh my gosh, it was horribleeeeee. It took us longer to do our store than it did when I did inventory for H&M!! H&M is like, 5 times bigger!

I was going to go to the gym, but I am absolutely exhausted. I'm going to go to sleep so I can go to the gym in the morning. :) Nighty night.

- Katie


Pre-Workout Ritual

I've realized that I have this weird 10-15 minute ritual before any workout. Hahaha...

So, first...I get to the gym on time. You know, to start working out within like, 5 minutes or so. (I time it so that I start my workout exactly 1 hour after I finish eating my pre-workout meal.) BUT I never start on time because I have to do the following:

1. Put my stuff away in my gym bag and take everything out of my bag that I am going to need for my workout. (Book, gloves, water, pen, & phone (for my stopwatch))
2. Get on Facebook. I have to make sure that I have no notifications or else I'll just sit there and think about it during my workout. Seriously. And if I have something, it just takes forever because I have to tend to it before anything else.
3. Take pre-workout pictures. You know, so I can compare to my post-workout pictures. (This is optional...I only do it on days when I feel really motivated that I'm going to do well or on days that I feel really really skinny.)
4. Go to the bathroom. Its the worst feeling in the world to be in the middle of an exercise and all of a sudden you have to pee. (I mean seriously, it just takes extra long between sets, pulls your heart rate down, etc. blegh)
5. Make sure I look okay. I mean, I don't want to go out in the gym with toilet paper on my shoe or have my boob hanging out of my top.
6. Make sure my hair is okay...I hate having my hair flopping around during cardio, and I hate wearing a low pony on days when I have to lay down on the bench or something because it just hurts and distracts me from my exercise.
7. Write everything down in my book for the day. (Date, day of the week, muscle group, exercises with reps/sets, and last but not least, my starting info on my fitbit. That includes steps, miles, and calories burned before my workout. Oh, and the time I start lifting.)
8. Check myself in the full length mirror one last time, and then focus on the task at hand...showing them guys that I know what I'm doing in there. LOL

So then, I end up starting about 10 minutes later than I originally expected. You'd think I would just get to the gym earlier...but if I did, I'd probably just end up taking twice as long and starting at the same time anyways...so I don't even attempt.

I don't know if you're wondering...but if you are, I'll explain a couple things. If you're not...just skip this part :)

I guess the only thing to wonder about is my fitbit. I posted on FB a little while back when I got it...but it is this little device that I wear all day, every day. It tells me how many steps I've taken, how many miles I've traveled, how many calories I've burned, how many flights of stairs [or floors] I've climbed, how 'active' I am, and what time it is. (It also calculates things like my sleep patterns, calories in vs out, lots of other cool stuff!) BUT, the point of that being...I record my starting and ending steps/miles/cals so I can see at the end of my workout how well I'm doing. It is very helpful to go back a month or so ago and see how far I've come, or if I've gotten any worse. Also, I record what time I begin lifting weights and what time I stop because I have to go onto the fitbit app (or website) and add 'weightlifting' as an activity. It can't really tell me how many calories I've burned like it would if I was running because I am standing still and it can't tell when I just move my arms or whatever. Anyways though, I have to choose my activity and then say how long I did it for. It already knows my weight and height and all because I have a profile...obviously. Lol :)

Soooooo....I know you just THOROUGHLY enjoyed that amazing little bit of my life. ;) I have to go to bed because I'm working lunch tomorrow. :(/:) I hope I can go to the doctor soon. I think I have tonsillitis or something...and I need some antibiotics. Blegh.

- Katie


Moving Out

I'm not really sure a lot of people know...not that this is some huge deal or anything, but Kaleb and I are MOVING OUT. Yay! So excited...like, words can't even describe how excited we are. We are moving in with one of our friends for now, but I'm so happy that we aren't going to be living with our parents anymore. I mean, I love them...and they really do help a lot...but I'm excited to live on my own. The bill paying is a sad part, but quite honestly, we are already paying a crap ton for things we don't really need anyways. And when I say 'things', I mean unnecessary gas. HAHA

I, personally, have been spending about $400 a month in gas. RIDICULOUS. Its my job at Cato. Its been a little better since I just got my new job at Longhorn, because I've mostly been working there and its 15 minutes closer to my house. Our new place is going to be like...2 minutes from each of our jobs. So...gas is going to be SOOOOO much cheaper. I'm happy about that.

The day is Thursday. He is moving his stuff in on Thursday morning while I am at work, and then when I get off we'll go get my stuff and then stay the night there. WOO. :) :) This is the second to last night I'll be sleeping at my grandma's. I love them, but YAY.

Okay...I promise I am done with talking about that now. :)

I haven't been to the gym since THURSDAY. I think I'm having withdrawal symptoms. Friday I walked around Atlanta a lot...so I guess that was a little more exercise than I would have gotten if I had just sat at home, right? I wanted to go to the fitness center at the hotel, but I didn't have enough time. Saturday was our run, so that was kind of like my Sunday workout...just cardio. And Sunday (yesterday), I didn't go because I worked and I figured Easter was a good day to just have a complete rest day. I REALLY need to get up and go tonight. I think I'm going to let my dinner settle and then go up there later because I. Feel. Icky.

- Katie


Color Runner 2012

This weekend was jam packed, frustrating, busy, a tiny bit scary and I got lost...a LOT, but it was AWESOME. :)

After work on Thursday, I spent the night at Hannah's house. We ended up going to Walmart and staying up to pack a while longer than we thought and didn't get to sleep until around 2 or 2:30...and we had to be up at 5:30 to leave by 6. We ended up leaving at 6:30...but that is still pretty good for how little sleep we got. Anyways, so we drove to Atlanta in like 4.5 hours because of all of our stops and getting lost. The GA aquarium was first on our list. After that, we had to find the hotel in downtown ATL. I just want to say...it was absolutely one of the worst experiences in my life. I ended up driving to the hotel by myself...my GPS took me through the ghetto, and then when I finally found the hotel, I had to figure out somewhere to park because I didn't want to pay the $30 valet fee.

Needless to say, after about 15 minutes of driving around the same blocks, I decided valet was my best option...at least no one would break into my car. :) Altogether, it took me like 45 minutes to get to the hotel...which was like 6 minutes away from the aquarium. HAHA

This morning I woke up at 5:15 to get ready and pack everything up. We were supposed to leave at 6:15 to hopefully be there by 7, but we ended up leaving late again...and got to the track around 7:30. We registered, picked up our packets and went back to sit in my heated car. It was absolutely freezing this morning!

This was a first for both of us, so we weren't sure what to expect, but I was told that if its your first 5K and you run the whole thing, you should finish in around 30 minutes...I was hoping I could finish in like 25 or so, but that did not happen. I did finish in under 30 minutes though! (by like 30 seconds or something...haha.) I don't care though, I'm happy I did it. I will definitely have to sign up for another before June so I can fulfill my New Years Resolution because I didn't run all of it. I ran for like 15 minutes before I had to walk...I got to the 3rd color, which was 3 kilometers. I walked most of the 4th kilometer, and then ran the last one. I sure hope I will be able to train for a half marathon at the end of the year...maybe I should just change that to a 10K...hahaha :)

Here is my before and after:

- Katie


3 Days Left!

Today was a PERFECT day. :)

I woke up at 6:30 and went to the gym super early before most people got there. I had a great workout. Then, I went to Kaleb's and took an hour nap with him before he had to wake up to get ready for work. After he left I cleaned up a little, did some laundry, and started reading the 3rd PLL book on my nook. I got so caught up and ended up reading almost ALL of it in one day. Oops! :)

I worked at Cato tonight, so I got ready and headed off to work...stopping by Subway on my way. (YUM. <3...This also made my day!)

After work I was driving home, but Macy started actin' up, and I was about to be at Kaleb's road, so I just pulled in there and tried to make my lights work. They wouldn't...so I just went on to his house and ended up staying there for a little while. I decided I wanted to go to the gym again, so I changed and headed back to Pooler. I had an even BETTER workout tonight than I did this morning, so now I'm super tired.

I am so excited to sleep in tomorrow. Haha...seriously. Ecstatic. Kaleb gets to sleep in super long tomorrow too. (I know he's happy about that.) I am working at LongHorn tomorrow night and Thursday night before I head off to Hotlanta with the Cookes (& Monique...although she's kind of included. ;)) so, so, SO excited for our 5K. I've decided I will NOT be running all of it. I will just do another before June, but I am excited because it will be so much fun. I mean how can you not enjoy looking like a rainbow at the end of a 3 mile run/walk?!

Anyways, I am going to read a little more of this book and head of to bed. :)

- Katie