So I’ve been MIA since the fall semester started.. now I know what they mean when they say that PA school will drive you crazy. It’s been a constant go go go! When I do get some sleep (~7hrs), I feel guilty and a bit awful when I wake up. The first round of exams were crazy… literally. Needless to say, I have a lot changing that I need to do in the aspect of my studying habits. But it’s ok– not all is lost. so.. fighting!

I am trying to stay sane and active but it’s getting to the point where I feel like I should stay at the lib vs. 30 min run. I’m justifying it that I’ll lose 1.5 hrs by going go the gym (walk/drive, actual workout, stretch, go home, and shower). What to do what to do… Anyways. I need to get back to pathophys. so much to read, so much to absorb, too little time. 23 more months to go…

Until next time.. whenever that is,

Diana C.

Good morning! 🙂

Today is thursday and  I will officially have  my last final for the summer at 1pm. yay! Today will be a long day for me.. After more studying, I am meeting with a faculty member at 10:30am for a work-study position that I am trying to obtain so I can make a little bit of income when fall semester starts. Although I don’t know if I even have room in my fall semester schedule…but… sigh, we’ll see! Fall semester is going to be hectic and I’m not gonna lie– I’m nervous as hell. More nervous as to how I am going to make time for people, how I will stay sane, and how many times am I going to have a hyperhidrosis episode. The last part is actually my biggest concern… how will I be able to put on gloves if I am profusely sweating. How embarrassing will it be when we do patient assessment in class and I leave the exam table with puddles of sweat? No bueno– thinking about it is going to make me sweat. sigh. I guess I have to put in time to study, work, and sessions on the Drionic. How I hate using the Drionic– so painful and not to mention time consuming, and how immobile I am when I’m on it.

Speaking of hyperhidrosis.. today I will be volunteering at St. Vincent’s! I am so excited to see actual patients and be assisting 🙂 I need to calm my nerves so I won’t be a slimy sponge. It’s about an hr after my final but I am hoping to squeeze in a quick workout before that, assuming that I will finish my Spanish final before the allotted time.

Then I’ll possibly be out with some of my classmates for a bit of post-finals Galveston fun, but not tooo much fun.. I am in the middle of moving so I need to finish everything before I go back home for the next following week. Nice– we have an one week break. BUT….. it’s better than nothing! I can’t wait. I can’t wait to visit my sister up in Philly! whoo. Philly Cheese Steak –> IN MY BELLY pls!

Eats from yesterday 🙂 Thought I’ll add a couple pics to beautify this post a bit haha!

Breakfast from yesterday (and another repeat for today! so yum!)
Paleo Pancake! (banana, egg, eggwhites, cinammon) with topping: 2% greek yogurt, almond butter, honey, and more cinammon&nutmeg!
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(lunch I skipped around, snacked on some pretzels, cereal, yogurt, sunflower seeds, OJ, pringles). Yeah I’m a big snacker. 😀

Dinner: Rice macaroni with pan-fried chicken pieces, maple-ham, some garlic/ginger, and a ton of spinach and red pepperflakes/cayenne. spicy!

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because I’m SUCH A FATTY. I had a high-dosed sugary coffee drank at MOD coffee shop while I studied last night. Then some more pretzels, yogurt, and cereal when I got home. About 10 mins after, I patted my belly and went off to bed. x)

Until next time,

Diana C 🙂

So its day 3 of PA school. It’s been going all right but I’m still feeling very home sick. Practically Every Minute. Everyone is really friendly and helpful but I just miss that familiarity..you know? I will get better at this. Sigh.

Right now I’m just taking a quick break to get a  post in before I get to some of my assigned readings. One good news that I would like to share is that we got our student ID badges yesterday!  Sooooo of course I went for a quick visit at the Alumni Field House. It’s pretty bad ass. It has all the weight equipments, mats, dumbbells, kettle bells, a basketball court, and a group exercise room. There is a pool outside but we all know I won’t be using that >.< hee hee. I will take a picture of it soon…when it’s a little dead so ppl won’t think  I’m a creeper.

Here’s a snap shot of my snacks/small lunch I packed today. Peach, Apple, Kashi bar, and a piece of cream/jelly pastry from H-Mart. We have a break from 12-1 and I’m not purchasing anything nor am I going to go home. SOOO, here it is.

white peach, Braeburn apple, Almond Flax Kashi bar, and a cream/jelly pastry.

One thing I do enjoy living alone is that I can dictate what I want to eat. Typically I eat my ‘goodie mash’– which are just random stuff that I just MIX in together in a bowl and INGEST!  Examples are..
1.) Greek yogurt with mixed nuts, fruit, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
2.) Mashed sweet potato with bbq crock pot chicken with baby carrots..topped with slices of avocado for good fat. ANDDD…a dollop of Sriarcha because I can.
3.) .. will add on 😀

Hola! First.. the good stuff, since I’m in much better mood.. I don’t want to ruin the moment.
I just found out that I am literally about 15 mins walk away from the campus library! 😀 I am about a block away from a local market (not the prettiest, and kinda pricy– but it has everything [even produce! and wine!] and its convenient). and… the best part is… *drumroll*

I can literally walk to the campus track! AND It is directly across the field house!

Which means.. soon I will have access to weights..and machines..and other cool stuff. Come’onnn ID Card! gib me now!!
This is such good news because I was in a grumpy mood all week… which I will get to later. I have definitely not adjusted to the independent life and I miss my old surroundings dearly! sigh. So finding out that I don’t even need to drive to a running track was such a relief! A short 3 miler was whats up today. I welcome you happy endorphins!

hehehehe Running FTW!

After my stress relief I was craving for a  Dr. Peppa!!

Hits the spot! 😉

You know what I realized.. (realized MORE that is).. exercise really makes you happy. I can’t speak for anyone else but it really is my happy time. During my run-jog-run-walk-jog-chatting with my sister via kakao talk app shenanigan.. I came to two conclusions. One, I will WORK MY ASS off in school and BE the BEST I can be. Second, I appreciated all the good people in my life. The friends that havechecked in with me to make sure my move was okay… whether it was a quick text or a phone call..aka OOVOO with my bff in Dallas. AND,,, especially my small knitted family and those close to me (my special someone atm). I am happy I can vent and sent numerous picture messages and bombard their butt because… well… because I can 🙂 and they love me for it. (or maybe not.. but they haven’t said anything yet! hee hee hee)

So people. Stay healthy and active. It does your body and your MIND good. Trust me, bc I’m a pretty neurotic and crazayyy person. 😉

I am also appreciative of my triple locks on tha door of my apartment! Take a look:

Security!!

So here are the downs…
Which I have just decided half a second ago that I refuse to talk about it. There are a few..and I think God is testing my emotions right now. However, I will not let this good feeling I am exuberating right now to be dismissed away by talking about crap that I will need to face for the next year or so. Because you know what? Most ppl say that things happen for a reason.. so for this reason, I think I am being tested right now.. and I will prevail. I will come out as the one on top. *add oil!!

For that.. I will end with my happy self after a good shower post run. 🙂 Tata! Tomorrow is orientation and I am actually kinda pumped! 🙂 Then I will be off to go back home for the weekend before the storm hits. (aka– first day of class is Monday! >.< )

Pose pose! (really.. its because I have no makeup on lol)

Until next time,

Diana C.

So today will be a busy busy day.. not too totally looking forward to it, but sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do to get things done. No Procrastinating Queen sash for me today.

This morning I woke up at 3:30 am to take my mom to work, she had to get there early to get some stuff done. I had my morning planned and was going to hit crossfit (trial #2) today but turns out I had the schedule mixed up and the earliest class on Monday was at 9am..not 5am. Instead, I doodled around her office for about an hr or so and got too hungry so I left around 5am. Once I got home I had an asian pastry bread thingy that had scallions and hot dog bits (mmm yummm) and a soy sauce egg my mom made that is WAYYYY too salty. blehhh. I ate it anyway bc I said to myself.. “protein! and don’t be wasteful!”

Then up and go I left my house at 6:30am for a run at the park near by 🙂 It is probably the last good outside run I’ll squeeze in before school starts and who knows, I might not be back here as often as I like.. sigh. I really like running at this park. Running outside really calms be down. It allows me to feel more at peace and I have all the time I need to think and figure things out. I hit a PR and did 6.15 mi. Whoo! It’s always exonerating to have other fellow joggers to come over and give you positive feedback. It really made my day! and it’s still morning time 🙂

PR! 6.15 miles 🙂

Then I went off to Wal-mart attempting to find a cheap bed frame or box for my apartment.  No luck. But I get some carpet deodorizer and house spray. The person that lived before me sure smoked like a chimney! PEE-U! Anyways, my apartment is kinda ghetto but its do-able I guess. One year only. Pfft.

Now I’m munching on something that is more picture worthy for this post.

Greek Yogurt w. fruits, nuts, and a drizzle of honey ❤

Shanna Banana, if you are reading this post. Just fyi– I used the honey from your wedding favors! 🙂 heh.

The rest of the day I am going to head over to Galveston for about 4-5 hrs (including the drive) to clean clean clean! Then I’m suppose to grab tea with my psis Kim. Then relax… study..and meet up with Peter later. See if my day goes accordingly *crosses fingers!*

Until next time,

Diana C  ^_^

One of the reason I don’t blog as much is because 2 out of 5 times.. I would go type-happy and BAM!– either a button or link is accidentally pressed (like refresh or previous page) or the browser ‘stops responding’…. soo.. the entire post is deleted and unrecoverable. Then I am dealt with a mixture of frustration, sadness, and a feeling of being ripped off (time wasted!!). Can you tell this is what happened to me earlier today while attempting this post (second time around)?

Anywho.. back to TOPIC.

Today I finally went and completed my first cross fit class! I loved it.
I went to Caveman Crossfit, a local gym about 20 minutes away from me (its not too bad considering everything is spread apart in Texas!). After days months of convincing myself to go (I bought a voucher on livingsocial back in March// $39 for 8 classes and getting lost getting there on Wednesday with no success in locating the facility)… I finally made it today at 8:50am for the 9am class. It was a small gym with various equipments and not ventilated with AC! There were 4 fans and the only other breeze we received was from the two doors cracked. Let me tell you, it is June… and this is Houston, TX.. warm breeze doesn’t make it much better so you bet I was pouring down sweat more than my usual self! (TY hyperhidrosis)

The warm up consisted of 2 sets of squats, KB swings, and pullups (10 reps each) and concluded with 100m bear crawl. Pullups… I hate you yet I admire you so. Today at 9:10am, I decided to add “ONE unassisted pullup” to my ever flowing, never ending bucket list. 🙂

Then we did three sets of squats with weighted barbell with added weights for strengthening. Since it was my first time, I wanted to listen to my body. I didn’t feel like looking like a bad ass in front of ppl I’ve never met. Who cares.. I am moving soon and what are the odds that I will run into them much after I finish up my voucher usage? I end up squatting 60 lbs and I was very happy about it =)

Today’s WOD: as follows, with a 25 min cut off. (Again– I took it fairly and didn’t want to over aim and injure myself.. and I’m SO GLAD I DID THAT!) I opted for scale A vs the recommended WOD which was 110 reps of each! Although I did make a mental note to myself to tackle the Rx WOD by myself one of these days with a goal of 30 mins or less.



I was the 2nd to complete the WOD with a time of 16:28!! But note.. I did the scaled A workout. There was this one chick — Sammy (obviously younger and fitter than I am!) who is my new little secrete motivation. She completed the Rx WOD in 20 minutes and 14 secs! Best outta the class.

Overall, I had a terrific workout this morning.. if CF wasn’t so way over my budget.. I would definitely be a life long member if I can. Oh well. 1 down.. 7 more classes available for me to use until school starts on the 22nd! 🙂

Tata!

❤ Diana C.