Summer So Far: Day 2


It’s Tuesday and vacation day numero dos. This is pretty much what I’ve done with my vacation thus far:

unnamed  HUUUUUUUGE excitement around here.

But seriously. I really have been taking time to relax and not worry about what’s going to happen to me. I do not have a job lined up, which is definitely concerning, but also sort of exciting! Sure, I can sit here and panic about being jobless: How will I buy shoes? Will Chris’ paycheck be big enough to buy me champagne every Friday night?! Who will make sure I have expensive face cream and bi-weekly manicures?! AHHH!!!! I’m obviously joking (sorta), and the only actual concern I have is that we will not be approved for a mortgage until I get a job…otherwise we’ll be doomed to live in apartment-topia for the rest of our lives.

This is actually the first time in my life that I’ve gone without a job. In fact, I had a job waiting for me upon graduation from my graduate program. I had some resemblance of a job all through college and grad school, and even had weird jobs in high school and always worked through the summer. This is my first job-less summer EVER. Honestly…it’s kind of awesome. Sure, the lack of structure is a big daunting, but it’s also the first time that I’m able to take some solace in the idea of doing nothing. It feels really good. You should totally try it out 😉

Anyway: On Sunday I ran 3 miles! I did stop at 1.5 to walk for a minute or 2, but then ran all the way back! I’m averaging about 10 minute miles, so I’m feeling proud about that! My right foot continues to splay further out, and eventually I’ll have to stop ignoring it, but I am currently pain free. Yesterday I did the following full-body circuit that turned into a really serious and unexpected sweat-fest. I also eyed a woman doing squats with really scary form, so I approached her and gave her some pointers. She was super appreciative, so there’s one less scary squatter out there now.

Full Body Sweaty Circuit

Complete this circuit 4 times through with little rest between exercises and 1 full minute between circuits. Increase weight as reps decrease (number of reps per circuit is listed next to exercise).

  • Alternating Squat Press (20,15,12,10)
  • Push-up 15
  • Pull-up 15
  • Barbell Curls (15,12,10,8)
  • Overhead Tricep Extensions (15,12,10,8)
  • Jump Squat 10
  • Jump rope 1 minute


That’s it for me. My cleaning lady is in my bathroom right now and I really have to pee…so…that’s what I’m dealing with right now. #whitegirlproblems



3 thoughts on “Summer So Far: Day 2

  1. Um, your vacation picture looks pretty fabulous to me! Cats are permanent vacationers, I think we should strive to be more like them. I wish a friendly stranger would show me how to do a squat correctly. I do all of my workouts on my own, so I’m honestly guessing at form most of the time. I can follow direction from Jillian Michael’s but without her actually in the room watching me, well, I’m still just guessing. Good luck with your job search. I’m sure it’s stressful but I understand how it could be kind of exciting at the same time. Hopefully you find something you love soon!

  2. Pingback: Summer of the Ever Expanding Belly: Day 1 | Flex and Shout Fitness

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