I have gone to the gym twice this week with Brittany and I love it. Before, when I would go by myself all I would do was cardio. Now I am doing cardio, abs and weights.
Going to the gym has just made me have so much more of an appreciation for my body than I have had in a long time. I am amazed at the endurance I have while doing cardio. I can’t wait to keep up with my ab work to get more toned stomach muscles. I am impressed with how strong I still am when I lift weights.
Much less of my time is spent hating my body. When I was at the gym I actually thought to myself, “you know what, I like my legs. I am glad that I am able to lift this much weight with them.” Never in a million years would I have thought that I would be thinking such a thing!
I am just so happy that I am finally, finally becoming able to not only accept my body, but to actually like it. I just hope that this trend continues.
Today was really, really ridiculously fun. I woke up and went to class. We had a quiz in French and it was pretty easy. After that, I met Amanda and Colleen in the student center. There was a carnival there that was just starting. Amanda waited in line to get a balloon animal. The woman making them was incredible! She made a Pikachu and Mario that looked exactly like them. Amanda got a giraffe and she gave me a mouse that was already made. There was a ton of food there, too. They also had a henna tattoo station, but we couldn’t do that because we didn’t have time. We had to get on the road to Hagerstown for my tattoo appointment.
I was going to the guy who Colleen gets all of her tattoos from to get my dove on the back of my neck. I was so extremely excited and I am so happy with how it turned out. Surprisingly, it did not hurt too badly, it only pinched a little bit when the needle went over my bone. Amanda was the designated photographer for the day. Here’s a picture of the finished product!
I just love it so much. The purple shading looks so much better in person, though. I am really happy, too, because it doesn’t hurt at all! I guess I should have expected it because my first tattoo didn’t hurt either.
When we got back from Hagerstown, it was about 2:00. Brittany, my friend Yashvi and I went up to Tyson’s corner for a little shopping. I had a coupon for 20% off at Sephora and I had an email saying that I could claim my birthday present from them, too.
At Sephora I got a blemish extractor, Too Faced lip gloss and my birthday present was a large bottle of Philosophy shampoo/bubble bath/body wash and it smells delicious. I can’t wait to use it. I had just run out of shampoo anyway, so that was perfect.
I had a coupon for a free pair of underwear from Victoria’s Secret, so I redeemed that. I didn’t really like any of the options, but I was not going to pass up an opportunity for something free!
It was so hard to resist myself from going on Cusp, Nordstrom and especially Free People. I walked by FP twice and saw countless cute things in their windows. I felt like I was breaking up with the store each time I walked by, ignoring it’s calls for me to come in.
When we got back it was around 5:45 and we were hungry. We went to dinner and I got to show off my new tattoo 🙂 Everyone loved it as much as I do. Now I am just sitting in bed, trying to figure out what I want to do with my night. I know there is a party going on tomorrow night, so I doubt there will be anything big tonight.
I will probably end up staying in, working on some homework and writing more for my book. I want to try and reach 10,000 words this weekend, so that is my goal and I want to reach it.