Friday, September 09, 2011
I loooooooooove Fridays!
I love my job, I LOVE my kiddos, but I looooooooooove Fridays.
Last night was parent orientation - it's nice to see parents I know and it's nice to meet new parents. One of the moms told me that music is her daughter's favorite class (yay!) and I had a grandpa tell me that his grandson likes me a lot. K-2 is the best age group!!! I am so lucky to have the job I do.
I have a date tonight! (Don't worry, I'm not cheating on my hubby!) One of the girls at school was asking me about my gym, and she's going to join. I had a coupon for a friend to have their initiation fee waived, so we're going tonight after school so she can join without the fee! She is really good about getting to the gym after school, so I told her we are going to have to have regular after-school gym dates so I can get there when I don't go in the morning. It will be nice to have a gym buddy again!
Today was an amazing morning (and it's not even 7am!). I woke up before my alarm (but only by 10 minutes, so it was actually really nice!), I went down on the scale (which means my power-out-saltiness is going away), and my new shoes fit perfectly. And that's a good thing because they were final sale and non-returnable. Have to get those sandals in before it gets too cold!
How stinkin' cute are those?!?!?
Off to pack my lunch and have my breakfast! Have a super day!
Thursday, September 08, 2011
5:00 am is early. Almost ridiculously early. But 5:00 is the best time for me to get up - I can have my coffee and Spark before I go to the gym. I have plenty of time after the gym to get ready for school. And Lord knows I won't go to the gym after school, so I don't have any other choice but to get up at 5:00.
I love my morning time. It's so quiet and I like thinking that I'm one of the few people who are awake at this hour. Ok, maybe not as few as I think, but it sure does seem quieter in general at 5:00.
The thing about my school schedule that's tough, though, is that Brad comes home after I'm already in bed, and he is still in bed when I leave for school. Sometimes we go days without seeing each other awake. But we leave little notes for each other and we make it work.
Yesterday I didn't do my scheduled workout. I was so darn tired after school that I changed into my sweats, did a few things to get ready for today, and that was about it. I'm almost totally ok with it. I unfortunately underestimated the tiredness I'd feel at the end of the day...
- I noticed a more defined muscle in my leg yesterday!
- I've had lots of energy at school!
- I got a shipping refund on my shelf! (I bought a shelf based on the measurements, and the posted measurements didn't reflect the actual size. Weird. So I e-mailed the company and asked if they would refund the shipping fee because of this. And they did! Yahoo!)
- Drink all my water earlier than I did yesterday so I'm not guzzling water right before bed.
- Stay positive during Parent Orientation. It's going to be a long night, and I don't present anything to the parents, so it's kind of boring. But I'm going to keep a smile on my face. Besides, we're going out for sushi in between school and orientation! Yum!
Have a super day!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
I am totally exhausted. These kiddos wear me out!
Today was good on the eating front. I had a good lunch, drank lots of water (I still have some to drink tonight, though) and got some errands done after school. But my scheduled cardio workout? I'm going to throw it away tonight. I am SOOOOO tired and I can't even bear the thought of doing anything other than getting my stuff ready for tomorrow.
And to make the annoyance even worse, I ordered a shelf from Target and the measurements of the shelf don't match the measurements from the website. So now I have to deal with returning it and trying to get my shipping back. Ugh.
Ok, off to try to figure out what I'm going to take for lunch tomorrow.
Monday, September 05, 2011
Well I sure did labor on Labor Day!
- 20 minute swim
- made tomato sauce for the freezer
- baked a carrot cake (it's actually in the oven right now)
- packed my lunch for tomorrow and Brad's lunch for today
- did laundry
- planned meals for the week
- got my gym clothes out for the week
Phew! I am pooped. Tonight I am going to bed pretty early so I can get my eight hours of sleep. I'm really really looking forward to my early bed time.
That's about it... going to drink some water and do some ironing.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
I found a new crush at the gym. Today when I went down to the weight room, there was this woman down there with THE MOST AMAZING body I have ever seen. Right there, in person. I felt like such a creep - I couldn't help but peek at her while I was working out. She was there with two muscle-y men working out - I think they were vacationing for the holiday (I live in a big vacation area) and I think she was actually a pro-fitness competitor. HOLY MOLY talk about motivation. I was all ready to be kind of a slacker after a week away from the gym, but instead, I worked out like a crazy woman. In between sets of lifting, I did box jumps and lunges. Ha! My legs are going to kill me tomorrow.
It was a good thing, because yesterday I went to my bestie's house for a BBQ and I ate like a freakin' pig. Her BF is an AWESOME griller, and he made pulled pork, chicken wings, grilled nachos, and ribs. And of course there was salad and other stuff... so I was SO full. And it was also a good thing that I saw this goddess at the gym because I have to work off the HORRIBLE eating I did last week. Since we had no power, I had to eat tons of processed food. I don't know that I'll want to go out to eat again for a very long time. Pizza, fried chicken, burgers, you name it, I ate it. And today I popped on the scale because, well, I guess I was feeling slightly masochistic, and I saw a number I haven't seen in AGES. And not in a good way.
Now because my pants are still fitting and everything, I know that most of that weight is the stupid processed food. But I guess it's a good reminder of why I eat healthy food and why I drink so much water. On Thursday morning, I went to put on my wedding ring, and I had to SHOVE it on my finger. I stood there and bawled my eyes out. Stupid salty food made my fat salty finger bulge out around it and for the whole day I felt like a bloated hippo.
But by the next day, my finger was back to normal and I felt a little better. Sigh.
I can earn a sticker for:
1) Getting eight hours of sleep a night
2) Drinking eight glasses of water a day
3) Doing my scheduled workout (which might be a rest day)
At the hotel last week I figured out my workout plan for the month. As much as it intimidates me to have my workouts all written down, it also makes me feel relieved. It's one less thing I have to do each evening.
Time to record some workouts and food!
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