Saturday, April 23, 2011

Women’s Boxing…My New Passion?


So, you guys may think I’m totally crazy, but I want to be a boxer. OVU has started a boxing club, hopefully to be a team next fall. So before I tell you about my experience, let me tell you a little about the kind of boxing I'll be doing.

First of all, what I will be doing is very clean fighting. We will be going off a collegiate points system, as opposed to a knock-out system. Points are scored for clean hits, and when the buzzer sounds, she with the most points wins :D

salinas Featherweight Boxing prospect Jennifer Salinas…look at this chick’s ABS!!! She even has a son! Love her pink gloves :)

Alright, so we had our first workout on Thursday. I LOVED it :) We started with footwork, jumped rope for five minutes, learned jabs,crosses and hooks. We also learned combos one through five. I am still so sore that laughing hurts! We also got in the right with Mel(the coach) and punched at the pad things.

I feel that I can easily get obsessed with boxing. I feel so strong when I’m hitting something, I feel super fit, and really fast. I love it. Stay tuned for my new pink boxing gear!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

ABC’s of my life

This fun little ABC thing has been traveling around the blogsphere this past week, and I thought I would join in.

A. Age: 20, I’ll be 21 in September

B. Bed Size: Twin :( I’m at school….it sucks

C. Chore you hate: um, dishes? They tend to be…yucky.Plus, the last thing you want to do after eating is wash dishes.

D. Dogs: I have one :) He is half Chow, half Lab. His name is Toby,short for Tobias Marley, and here he is:

010 His ears are the cutest, huh? Literally, half lab, and half chow :D

E. Essential start to your day: FOOD. I get super cranky if I’m hungry for too long.

F. Favorite color: Green. Like, Grass green :) Specifically, the color your feet turn when you run through freshly cut grass on a summer evening.

G. Gold or silver: Silver, Gold washes me out.

H. Height: 5’3”….hehe :)

I. Instruments you play:  I played flute when i was younger and still mess around sometimes. I want to play the Lap Dulcimer

J. Job title:  Student? and also Youth Leader Intern

K. Kids: None now, but i plan on getting married someday and having two kids. I have a girl name picked- Lillie Rose.

L. Live: I live in Pennsylvania, but I am going to college in West Virginia.

M. Mom’s name: Mary Frances :)

N. Nicknames: Nichelle, sar-bear, F, frinnie… These last two are courtesy of Bestie Amanda:)

O. Overnight hospital stays: nope,never.

P. Pet peeve: I’m very confrontational, and I hate when people walk away in the middle of an argument conversation.

Q. Quote from a movie: “I know you can't understand. Apologizing to those men would have just been a different way of dying. Except I had to live with it.” – The Secret Life of Bees

R. Right or left handed: Right…of course

S. Siblings:  I have a brother and a sister, a step-brother and step-sister, and two more step-brothers on the other side.

T. Time you wake up: usually around 7:30 am

U. Underwear: Anything that makes me feel hot:D I love lace and bows and silk.

V. Vegetables you dislike: The only veggies I don’t love are Brussels sprouts and mushy squash. Emphasis on mushy….ew.

W. What makes you run late: Facebook and blogging. I get really distracted trying to “catch up” as I run out of the door.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: I have never had an x-ray.

Y. Yummy food you make: I make WICKED mashed potatoes:)

Z. Zoo – favorite animal: I really like watching the penguins, but petting a tiger is on my bucket list.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Global Awareness Day

Tuesday was Global Awareness Day at OVU. We were supporting three separate causes :)

First, Eternal Threads:

red thread  The Red Thread Movement was started to provide assistance to victims of sexual slavery in Nepal. The bracelets are a promise not to forsake them. Want more info? Here’s the website: Red Thread Movement

Next, Give a Goat:

D395-0328-43.jpg Is that kid cute or what? OK, so the idea behind Give a Goat is that through donations,they buy livestock for families in under-developed countries. In these places, livestock is the currency, the status symbol, the only way to stay alive. It’s their food, their way to make money, etc. There is another way to contribute though. You can buy a bracelet:

photo(4) Look how it looks like a Jesus fishie :)

Finally, Toms Shoes:Barefoot for a Day. Toms Shoes has an interesting business model. For every pair of shoes you buy, the donate a pair to children in Africa and other areas. You can buy shoes here: Toms Shoes.

Every April 5th, Toms does Barefoot for a Day. Participants are encouraged to walk around barefoot for an entire day to show support for the mission of Toms Shoes. Here is a picture of some of our bare feet:

0405111659a The feet belong to me,Amanda,and Alicia.

I encourage you guys to get involved with any and every cause you can :) It seems to be great for the spirit and the heart :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

This is a BIG DEAL….To Me

This was a big weekend, in more than a few ways. I had a super ton of fun. Friday we went to a party with a few friends, and I finally saw Tangled. super cute by the way.

I also realized something pretty important. As I was sitting in a room with my boyfriend and all of his buddies, playing Call of Duty, I realized that i didn’t mind it. Not only did I not mind it in the “oh, this isn’t actually fun, but I’ll suffer through it because I love him” way, but the “I love him, and I love being here with him,and I love his friends, and life is good” way. It was magic :) (but don’t tell him!)

Here is the BEST part. I bought a new pair of jeans :) When i began this whole journey, I was barely in a size sixteen. I wore them, but it was NOT pretty :/ However, I bought a pair of size FOURTEEN jeans yesterday! They are Sweetheart Dark wash from Old Navy and I LOVE them! Not only did I squeeze into them like I used to in sixteen's, but they look GOOD.

Life couldn’t be better :)

Have a great day Lovies!