Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hiatus Over and a Spiffy renamed blog

Back with a new name!

 I wanted to change the name because I felt that having my name in the title was a bit self-centered. I don't know it just didn't feel right.   Yes, this is a personal blog but I don't want it to be narcissistic.
I chose this name because if I could only do two things to feel  pulled together, it would be black mascara and red lips. I would like to incorporate more of my interests into this blog instead of making 50 different blogs. I'm more likely to keep up with one. Weekly weigh-ins and link love/weekly reads will still be ongoing.

I didn't take my MCAT. During my two week vacation where I visited Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Williams, AZ ) I wasn't able to study enough to stay on track. 

So with this new semester, I would like to stop doing things that do not work and focus on the things that have helped me in the past. An example is that for the past 3-4 months I've been been attempting to do intense studying at local coffeehouses where it is often noisy instead of the quiet solitude I get at a library. I love the atmosphere of  our local coffee shops, but I cannot do any serious work (like ahem-MCAT study) there. 
And I didn't realize that until I read a comment on this blog post at lifehacker.com "If you can do your work well in a coffee shop, let's be honest, you're not working that hard." 
Another example is with my weight-loss goals, I've been at a standstill. What worked before was 6-7 hours of activity per week so -- I need to exercise for at least an hour everyday and track my calories--period. I've already put ongoing cardio classes into my Gcal for every day of the week because I need variety and I only have so many workout DVDs.

I'm going to try and do a personal (better yet a blog post) weekly evaluation on my goals this whole semester like this one I read about on Lifehacker.
1) continue to study for my MCAT so that I can take the January or March one next year
Get through and understand 2 lessons a week, in addition to my weekly school work. 
Ban coffeeshops from my study spots
Go to the library before class or work. 
2) Get my booty to the gym (or wherever) I can sweat it out at least 6 days a week.

Sounds like a good start :)

3 comments:

{Absolutely, Positively} Josie said...

YAY! so glad to see you back! love the new title, and i don't think i could live without mascara. right now i'm using the maybelline with collagen in the bright yellow bottle (can't think of the name)- it makes your lashes spider-leg long, and i wouldn't have it any other way!

i was a library basement troll in school. i had to study down there because i was always people watching on the upper floors! i knew those who loved studying in coffeehouses, but i knew that would never work for me. whatever works for you is what matters.

vonnie said...

sounds like you have some great goals and means to make them happen! I wish you luck in losing more weight, i too need to get back on my hustle...was steadily dropping, eating better then BOOM just stopped and now feel all fat lol, need to stay FOCUSED. You can do it to accomplish your goals :)


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Kemi said...

@vonnie LOL i know exactly what you mean about doing great then boom...its over. That is most of my problem I have a hard time staying focused!

@Josie My fav mascara is lash couture by **dang I cannot remember. I just know walmart is the only store that carries it in my area.
But I'm totally an open lashwhore. So I will try this mascara you speak of. I think my sister has a tube laying somewhere..

The messed up part about the coffee shop thing is that I used to hate them! But some study-buddies of mine claimed that they needed noise and quiet bothered them..so to the coffee shop we went.

That's the other reason why i should be at the coffee shop..I people watch too much!

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