Sunday, January 20, 2013

Back to School!

Hello all!  I just finished Week 1 of the Spring Semester.  After I finish up these 2 classes I am off to medical school.  Yippee!  First up this semester is BioChemistry.  It doesn't sound good, but compared to Organic Chemistry last year it is a breath of fresh air.  We are studying amino acids, lipids, proteins and carbohydrates.  So far, so good and interesting!  My teacher is super cool, laid back and he smiles.  I like him.  I have that class M-W-F from 8am-8:50am with my lab being on Wednesday's after class.  My other class is MicroBiology.  Another interesting class with pertinent information for my future!  We are studying bacteria, antibodies and diseases.  I like it.  My teacher, well, he's from UofA so I will let you be the judge...

I am still adjusting to getting up early.  I have class at 8am and that used to be my normal wake-up time for work (I know, rough life I have had).  Now I am getting up at 6:30am, or sometimes 5:15am if I want to hit the gym (a 5:45am spin class) before school.  It sounds awful, but I actually enjoy exercising that early.  Mainly for a few reasons:  1-the gym isn't crowded, 2-I get my workout done for the day 3-it wakes me up and I feel great throughout the day.  If you haven't tried working out in the AM, I suggest giving it a whirl.  After this week, I should be adjusted to the early morning hours.  At least I hope.

Today was inspiration as I waited at the finish line for my boyfriend Tim to finish up his 1st half-marathon along with his buddy Rick.  So proud!  It was inspirational to watch all those that completed it.  From really young, to older, handicapped and blind.  I have a year to prepare for next year.  I may be adding a 1/2 to my bucket list.

I have sent out my New Year's cards finally and in my included note I put that I was going to update my blog more often.  So far, I am holding myself to it!  Here are a couple pictures and some links to articles I have posted on my Facebook page.


My Christmas Card!  You can find these awesome shirts made by the Jack Morton Foundation, here.

Did you know about Apple Cider Vinegar?  I have some in my fridge.  1 Tablespoon a day!


Here's a discussion about Coconut Oil and how you should use it in place of vegetable or canola oil!  It's interesting!


That's all for this installment friends!  Hope your January is going great!

Till the next time--

Erin



Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I am hoping that each and every one of you had a great holiday season.  I know I did, but really, where did it go?  Geez, it came and went soooo fast!  It was great to spend time with my family though, but now it's back to reality and preparation for the next chapter in my life.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my break from classes, but honestly, I am ready for next Tuesday to arrive so I can get back to school!  Is there something wrong with me?  Ha!  I don't think I have ever been ready to go back to school.  I am also counting down the days till I start med school.  October are you here yet??

I survived last semester, especially Organic Chemistry.  So.Happy.That.Is.Over.  You have no idea.  I feel like the worst is over now and I can handle anything.  I got a solid C in the class and I am A-OK with that.  It was rough.  Now it's over and I can look forward to BioChemistry and Microbiology starting next week.

Health-wise I am doing great!  I have my checkup in February, but with no scan.  Just blood-work.  I think I am OK with this?  I will see what he says when I go in.  Not sure when I will get scanned again?  In 6 months?

I really believe that 2013 will be a great year.  I have a new man in my life.  I am pursuing my dream.  I am healthy.  I am happy.

I am going to do my best to update this more often.  I know I keep saying that, but I really am going to try.  It really doesn't take that long to make a post so I can do it!

Here's to a great 2013!

Love, Erin