Thursday, July 16, 2009

Back on track...

So I've started like three different posts this week and haven't published any of them...I have been so uninspired with blogging I just didn't want to post something for the sake of posting...But I felt the need to give you all an update!

This past weekend I was glued to my desk (er, kitchen table) studying for my General Securities Series 7 Exam (stocks, bonds, options, variable retirement plans, brokerage services, etc.) that I had to take again on Monday...remember when I failed the first time?

When I took it before I seriously underestimated the vast amount of material this test covered, and did not spend as much time studying as I should have. I mean, the exam is 6+ hours long! So this time around I knew I would have to devote a lot more to studying. Which I did. All throughout this past 30 days I have had to wait to re-take the test I was studying in between work, meetings, running and fundraising. Plus Friday through Monday morning I barely ate anything, was crazy cracked out on caffeine, and did not sleep much in order to cram into my brain everything I had been studying for the past three months!

(This was in no means healthy at all, actually Matt told me I looked "bulimic or something" on Monday afternoon. I was a wreck! But believe me, I have made up for it this week with everything I have eaten.)


Monday morning came around and I headed to the testing center feeling...optimistic yet scared. When I broke for "lunch" after the first half of the test (130 questions) I felt....good but not 100% confident in all of my answers. The second half was brutal, and by this point I think I had given up and realized that I wasn't going to score at least the required 70% to pass.

I was thinking up new careers, envisioning what I would tell my office...making plans to skip the country....then finally I was finished and had about 15 minutes of my allotted time left...I couldn't bear to press the 'I'm done' button so I went back through some of my answers...until finally the time ran out and the screen went blank waiting on my results...I couldn't bare to look!

But finally I did and breathed a sigh of relief when I saw the word: PASS

I almost couldn't believe it. I was now certified to work as a stock broker! I never thought I would ever utter that sentence.

So needless to say, running (and blogging!) has fallen by the wayside and I am seriously in need of getting back on track. After a 6 PM meeting tonight I'm hitting the streets to get my body moving again. (Um, hello Wild West Relay in THREE WEEKS???!!!)

In other news, I have been tying to tweak my nutrition and eating habits over the past few months, and are becoming more curious with a partial raw food lifestyle. Food combining is really intriguing me and I've been juicing a ton.

I hope to soon start posting more pictures/recipes of some of the things I eat in order to include some in the new Healthy Yum website that I was so excited to be invited to be a part of! (Well, anyone can be a part of it actually, so I guess I was excited to be included in the invite :)

Just a bit of a sneak peak of some of the raw foods I have been enjoying lately...

Carrot + Apple Juice

Cabbage + Greens + Veggies + Peanut Sauce Salad
(Not exactly raw because of the peanuts, but DELISH! Lived on these last week!)

Raw Creamy Zucchini Soup with Sprouts

More to come later! Have a great Thursday y'all!

16 comments:

  1. welcome back to the blogging world, and congratulations (again) on passing the exam!!

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  2. Congrats on passing the exam! So glad your back!! Can't wait to hear more about your raw foods!!

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  3. Congratulations!! Sometimes blogging just isn't a priority. I am going to have to try the zucchini soup, it looks really good...so does the salad.

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  4. Congrats on the test. I am somewhat interested in raw foods too so I'm curious to see what you are going to post.

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  5. Congratulations - well done!

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  6. Hey pretty girl! I love the new do.

    Congrats on this -- and on your pretty raw food!!!

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  7. Yay! Way to go Girlie. Take a deep breath and EAT. ;)

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  8. Congrats on passing you exam! That is great!! Hope you have a relaxing weekend and are able to get some runs in!!

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  9. Awww! Congrats on the pass! You must be thrilled.

    haha- I give Josh's mom a TJs list every once in a while and she ships it to me (she rocks). I just wrote TJs an email yesterday telling them how bad we need them....hopefully they'll open a store here soon!

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  10. Way to kick that test's butt! Glad to see all your hard work paid off for you. Now back on track with the relay work. :) It's going to be here before we know it. SO EXCITED!!!

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  11. Congratulations on the big PASS!!

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  12. Do you like using the juicer? I am intrigued by them, but a friend of mine had one and didn't clean it out. It ended up smelling like a dead animal. I still can't get past that.

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  13. Congratulations on the PASS!! You've been working hard for it!

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