Sunday, August 26, 2012

Balancing Everything

Hello all!  Just thought I'd take a few minutes and update you on how school is going and how I'm balancing everything.  So far so good.  I think I'll be OK.

I'm taking Organic Chemistry and Human Anatomy and Physiology this semester at Scottsdale Community College.  I have O-Chem Monday/Wednesday and A&P Tues/Thurs.  Both classes start at 5:50pm.  I haven't had any trouble this past week leaving work and getting to school on time.  I've been early every day!

Organic Chemistry stressed me out on Monday.  They recommend you have some type of Chemistry within 2 years of taking this class.  Well, for me, it's been 14 years.  My teacher is a little hard to understand as well so that makes it even more difficult.  I am sure though that if I work hard, get some tutoring if I need it, I will be able to pass.  After Wednesday's class I felt better because everything we went over in class I "got."  Whew.  Lab is cool too.  I wrote my first pre-lab yesterday and the 1st lab we will be heating up unknown substances to get their melting points to figure out what the substance is.  I love a good mystery.  I think I'll do just fine...

A&P is my favorite.  I get excited to go to class because it's all so interesting.  I LOVE the human body and even more so now.  So, obviously this class intrigues me.  My teacher is super cool too.  He can't be much older than me and is super laid back and chill.  It'll be a good class.  The lab is pretty neat too. A LOT of memorization but I think I can handle that.  I've always been good at memorizing things.  I just can't get behind!

I spent most of the weekend getting organized.  I got some school supplies, etc and well just got organized.  I had to.  I can't stand dis-organization!!

I also spent a couple hours today doing food prep for the week.  I really feel like it's the best and easiest way for me to make sure I eat healthy throughout the week.  When you are busy it's so easy to eat unhealthy because it's fast, but if you have food prepared it makes it so easy to have dinner ready to heat up when you get home, or even better, a good meal on the go.  I have a "lunchbox" with ice packets so I bring that to me to work and school.  Wednesday and Thursday's are long days with my labs so I have to have something to eat in between!

Here is what my food prep looked like today, and I have a dish cooking in the crock pot as well!  There are veggie packs (5), zucchini sausage roll ups, kale chips, grilled veggies, strawberry/banana protein muffins, spaghetti squash and sweet potatoes.  I also have some homemade lemon garlic dressing and extra homemade pesto sauce.  YUM!  Now I'm set to grab and go for the week...


I have also been really good about the gym as well.  Last week I missed 1 workout because I had my pool party and I was too busy getting ready for it to fit it in, but that's OK...that's the only workout I've missed in 5 weeks.  I hope to catch up this week and work out 5 days instead of 4.  We'll see.  I really do love this program by James Wilson!  It's awesome.  

So that's the update from here.  I hope you all are having a great month. Can't believe September is around the corner.  Hopefully it'll start cooling down here soon!

Chat with you all soon--

Erin

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