Posted: June 10th, 2012 | Author: Sarah | Filed under: school | Tags: chemistry, school | 4 Comments »
I got an A in Chemistry this semester. I’m a regular Walter White over here. I am half in complete disbelief, half in complete joy! I can’t believe I pulled it off.Yes, I worked my butt off, but I was fully prepared for a B. It almost makes me want to take another Chemistry class… almost.
I also got 3 other As, and a puny little B (my first one). Yes, bummed about the B, but my GPA is still 3.90 so I am pretty happy about that.
What a great way to end the semester.
Posted: June 8th, 2012 | Author: Sarah | Filed under: family | No Comments »
Good things about today:
• it’s my one-week Pilates anniversary (still love it)
• my husband came home from his 2-day Nashville trip
• we saw Alexander Skarsgard at lunch today (for serious, ladies)
• it’s Friday
my first best friend
Not so good things about today:
• my little brother is flying overseas, and he won’t be back until next summer.
In this case, the cons kind of outweigh the pros, and so I’m feeling a little mopey. I have gone longer without seeing my brother, but it still doesn’t make it any easier. I will miss him so much and I really do hope the next year flies by.
Posted: June 6th, 2012 | Author: Sarah | Filed under: books, quotes | Tags: author, books, ray bradbury | No Comments »
To honor his passing, I wanted to share one of the many great quotes by Ray Bradbury (author of Fahrenheit 451 and other sci-fi classics):
“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”
Rest in peace, Ray.
Posted: June 1st, 2012 | Author: Sarah | Filed under: health | Tags: pilates | 3 Comments »
It’s a happy day over here… I took my last final exam yesterday so school is officially out for summer! I also took my very first Pilates lesson this morning, using one of those fancy reformer machines that I have seen and heard about but never actually had the guts to try.
Back story, I went to my doctor yesterday (he is an alternative medicine doctor, who does chiropractic work, acupuncture, and all the other Earthy medicine that I love), and after looking at my X-rays, he told me that my cervical spine (in my neck) is reversed – meaning it has started to bend the WRONG way, all because of bad posture/hunching at a computer desk! Apparently this is directly related to the pain I have in my mid-back as well as the TMJ pain I’ve had for years in my jaw. Basically, I am a hunchback and need to straighten my act up or live in pain for the rest of my life. So in addition to the therapy I am getting through him, he also recommended I start doing Pilates to build up strength to improve my posture. I was so excited to start. I think deep down I wanted to go, but never had the motivation to do so, until it was a doctor’s order!
So after my appointment I immediately booked a lesson with the local Pilates studio in my neighborhood (which has great reviews). I loved it!! I loved how fluid the exercises are, the slow and controlled movements feel like they are doing so much more than just lifting weights. I felt (and still feel) great afterwards, not as tired or worn out as if I had just gone for a long run, or done a crazy bootcamp class, but more like every muscle in my body is “awake” and just buzzing. I can see why my friends have gotten hooked on this! I did a private lesson this time but I am looking forward to doing the group classes with everyone else. So glad I found a great place so close to my house, too.
Any of you do Pilates with the reformer machines? If I have anyone in Chicago who is looking to try, my good friend Tracy just opened up a FABULOUS new studio called Flex Pilates Chicago. Here’s a little video of my Tracy showing off her moves: