Brad and I at Mile High Music Festival in August 2010.
After the 2010 Garden 10 Mile
Anne and I before the 2010 BolderBoulder.
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I started teaching 5 years ago and have gained a TON of weight since beginning. When I worked in an office, I subsisted on coffee all day, so I didn't feel like eating. Once I got into the classroom, I figured I'd be so busy that I still wouldn't feel like eating. How wrong was I!? I was definitely busy! Breaks were few and far between and I found myself eating whatever I could, on the run because who knew when another opportunity would come? I also turned to eating to help me with all the stress I was feeling...to top it off, I spent every waking second at school, and took no time out for me. So this year, I've decided that in order to be the teacher I want my students to have, I *have* to take time for me and get healthy.
** Jack Quinn's 5k - Tuesday nights--CONSISTENTLY!
** JQRC Superbowl Sunday 5k - February 3, 2012
** Colfax Half Marathon May 19, 2013
** Bolder Boulder - Memorial Day 2013
Go from 190 to 130 by Christmas Break 2013.
Make better food choices
Make and take time for me
Leave school AT school as much as possible
Stop allowing others to volunteer me for things
Lose my doormat-ness
Go confidently in the direction of my dreams! Live the life I've imagined!
I'm starting a HalfMarathon training program...not sure which yet, but something that will prepare me to at least finish!
Strength Train 3x a week at home using Spark People strength exercises and Bootcamp videos.
Take a tip from God, and rest on Sunday. Sunday shall be reserved for planning and/or fishing!
I am a teacher in beautiful Colorado. I teach third and fourth grade at a charter school designed for gifted and other creative learners. I adore my profession, my school, and my students, but I tend to work too hard and not take or make enough time for me. I love to read, but that has fallen by the wayside as well. I enjoy the "runner's high" that comes with running a race and I'm learning to shush the voices in my head that tell me I can't do things. I'm finding that I *CAN* do anything I put my mind to!
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| current weight: 188.3
Hey Sunshine - just checking in and making sure that you haven't moved in to your classroom. I mean I know that our students think we live at school and all....
1504 days ago
Oh my gosh! I really DID LOL reading your response to my blog. I am so relieved to know that this is an actual condition and I need not feel any shame! haha!
(Computer is being funky - if this appears twice, sorry!)
1543 days ago
Thanks for your comments regarding the fire. Inch by inch life's a cinch, I guess. Love the Garden of the Gods, so happy it didn't burn. Life is different here. Not sure how to adjust. Every night when I walk the pup by the worst of the diaster, I get teary-eyed and every time anyone talks about the fire or every time I think about how it must have been here during the fire, I get goosebumps and sometimes tears. So thankful to see bunnies, deer and fawns. So amazed they survived. It must have been a sight that night. I appreciate your caring words and thoughts. It means so much to me right now. Thanks!
1544 days ago
Way to go! Plus, you'll feel so much better with good foods, rather than fried stuff! :)
And yes, let it go. When I find myself doing too much for others, I ask myself, "Would you do this for your students?" And that answer is ALWAYS a resounding no, so I work to apply that logic to other areas of my life, too. :)
Have a fabulous day, my friend!
1557 days ago
Thanks for reading and posting on my blog pretty lady. It is much appreciated! :0)
1558 days ago