Hey guys! Day 1 of school is officially donezo. Only 9 more Mondays until Christmas break! Yippee? Gotta love the quarter system.

I woke up bright and early to get ready for my 9am. For me, the fact that it was bright therefore meant it wasn’t early. Yep folks, 7am wakeup. Everyone complains so much about 9am classes (8ams don’t exist here…) but 7am? During the summer, my sleep in day was 6:15!

Here’s my obligatory first day of school selfie. Notebook and all.


And check out the view outside my dorm. What a beautiful morning!


I had class straight through the morning, back to back. But guess what? My 10am and 11am are literally in the classrooms next door to each other. #winning 

My class schedule stinks this quarter. No getting around that. I think I’ll like my MWF morning classes best though since they’re not lab classes. 

After class, I went to put some time in at that lab. To give me energy to power through, I ate this thing. I actually liked it! 


Aaand then I went to empty my bank account buy books. Guys. Apparently I’m taking all the expensive classes this quarter because the price of books was INSANE.


It was like nothing else. Last quarter, I think I only spent $100 on books. But this quarter? Crazy. And these are not all new books, mind you.

I then proceeded to make myself a dorm lunch. Spinach+egg white; papaya. SImple yet delicious!


A little while later, I was off to Crossfit at my new box! I ended up driving, but I think I’ll try biking next time since it’s a 5 minute ride just to my car and the box is close. On the schedule for this week is entirely Crossfit “girls.” I haven’t done many of them before, so I was a little intimidated. 

The workout was “Helen”- 3 rounds of 400m run, 21 KB swings, 12 pull ups.

My overall opinion of the new box? I just didn’t like it. I don’t know what it was. The people seemed nice enough. It didn’t really have that Crossfit vibe I guess-and I have a better idea of what I’d want in a box after visiting 3 in Maui. I can’t exactly place what it is that I didn’t like. Maybe it was the warm up, or just the set up, or the equipment? I don’t know. I only signed up for 1 month, so we’ll see if I come around before then. There’s another box equally close to school, but my old Crossfit owner had nothing but bad things to say about it, plus it’s a more rigid schedule and more expensive. So we’ll see. I REALLY wanted to like this box. I was prepared to adopt it as my own immediately, but for some reason I left just missing my old box. I also don’t feel like my body has been through hell and back like I did at my home box.

Back on campus, I stopped for a quick dinner. Dinner was winding down since I was on the late side.Image

I usually go for the prepared salads because they’re easy and pretty good, but this was just was not. It was too creamy and the lettuce was SOAKED. Normally the salads are some type of lighter dressing, like oil and vinegar. Meh. And I had carrot cake for dessert. I don’t hate that I did that, but I certainly don’t want to get into the habit of always having dessert. 

Meanwhile, I have too much energy. I feel like I haven’t worked out hardly at all today. I’m going to try and kick up the intensity of the day overall a little tomorrow. I’m doing a morning track workout, and then Crossfit in the evening. If I still don’t feel properly tired out after Crossfit (and I don’t have too much work) I might do a spin workout on my own. 

So that’s that. Tonight was pretty disappointing. I have a sorority meeting in a little bit, and I’m going to try and resist the temptation if there is any food, because I know if I eat sugar that late I’ll never sleep. 

Also-I did decide to do flag football! It’s not as much of a commitment as it originally seemed.

Have a great night everyone!

Have you ever been disappointed by a workout?


5 comments on “I WANTED to Love It…

  1. Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life

    Boo about the box! That sucks… Maybe it’s just new and you haven’t adjusted? I don’t know… Crossing fingers you love it eventually! 🙂

    1. Aurora

      I hope so too!

  2. Beth @ Mangoes and Miles

    It’s the best when you have two classes back to back that are really, really close to each other. And then there are those semesters where they’re on the other side of the campus and you literally have to BOOK IT. :/ And textbooks? Holy frickin gee. Some of my used books cost $150–SERIOUSLY. I’m sorry to hear about the box–I hope it grows on you!

    1. Aurora

      I swear, when did they become so expensive?? It’s absolutely insane. I’m still fuming.

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