Friday, October 26, 2012
I guess I shouldn't be so hard on myself, but I was not my best self tonight. I came home, threw on my sweatpants and sat on the computer for a while. Then I ate dinner, almost a full tub of Americone Dream ice cream (which is delicious, BTW), and fell asleep on the couch.
I think I would have been better off had I just went to the couch right away.
Because when I woke up, I wrote in my food diary, I washed some dishes, I went through some e-mail, and was generally more productive in 15 minutes than in the three hours after I got home. Friday afternoons/evenings are tough... I spent the afternoon in second grade, and it was rough. Friday before Halloween? Bad weather coming? Ugh.
I had to give myself a few minutes to freak out, though - I went to check my unemployment, and there was a message that they had to check something on my claim. Ugh. So where's my e-mail/phone call that this is happening? I have to wait until I check my account to see what's going on? Pain. But all I can do is check again on Monday and call to find out what's going on. Sigh.
- I got in some good gym time this morning. I planned to swim, but there was a class in the pool. I check *every* other time I go...
- I drank all my water today!
- My eating during the day was pretty light, so I don't think the tub of ice cream was *too* horrible.
- I was proactive and bought six gallons of water to prepare for the upcoming storm. I have a couple things to check this weekend, and I think we should be all set.
Not Quite As Good:
- the ice cream. I should have just not even gone into the ice cream aisle, but I just wanted it so badly!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I can't believe how calm I feel when the house is clean. I spent most of the weekend cleaning and organizing our downstairs, and I love it. I moved some things around so I could access them more easily. It's so nice coming down in the morning and not having to look at piles of stuff or think "wow, I really should clean up soon." Ahhhh.
This afternoon I am going in to sub for my old school. I am teaching second grade. I'm looking forward to seeing my old kids and my teacher friends! Since I've been in other schools a lot, I feel sort of disconnected from my old school. And this is kind of a good thing. I am really feeling less sad about not working there and more excited about what is in store for me in the future. It's interesting for me to be in so many schools and kind of observing what's going on - there are lots of things happening that make me a little relieved not to be there right now. With 50 fewer teachers, class sizes are bigger, teachers are teaching things they don't want to/haven't taught in YEARS, and people are feeling stressed.
- drink all my water (I've been doing so well with this!)
- stick to the eating plan (hubs is home, so we can have a decent dinner tonight)
- contact our realtor about having her show our house (we're not doing too hot with this, and hubs is itching to move to the city)
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I am on the anatomy part of my PT textbook - wow. Not that I didn't have respect for people in the healthcare field, but this gives me a whole new appreciation for what they know! It's a good thing that I find it really interesting, otherwise I don't know how I'd ever remember all the terms!
Today was a good eating day. I stuck to the plan, and had a snack of applesauce and granola a little bit ago. I crossed off stuff on my to-do list and am getting ready to write tomorrow's. My workout was good this morning - I did a little running and some strength. I am having a little issue with *some* part of my shoulder - I don't know exactly what it is, but I have been taking it easy with the shoulder exercises and I feel like it's improving (knock on wood).
- water! Today was good with that
- swimming - I have my morning swim class and I can't wait!
- study my PT book
Monday, October 22, 2012
So I once *again* went back to using a food journal. An actual paper journal. I love being able to enter my food on my phone, but I feel more accountable if I think "I have to write this down if I eat it." I think I keep track of my food in no fewer than three places. But it works.
I also went back to a real paper planner. I found a super cute planner that is just PERFECT! Again, while I love having my little pop-up notices about what I have to do, there's something about actually writing things down that I love.
This morning I won the snooze alarm battle and I woke up early for a swim. I got in a really good 30 minute swim. I am definitely noticing a difference in my speed and my efficiency. My upper back muscles are looking pretty nice, too. My shoulder blades were popping out this morning and my shoulders are starting to look good.
Today I taught kindergarten. Holy moly. It was kind of a rough class, but you know what's kind of funny? When I came home, I didn't feel like crashing on the couch. Sure, I spend a bit of time online reading, but I didn't immediately lie down for a nap. The morning workouts really seem to help with that. When I get to the gym before school, I have tons of energy for the rest of the day. Tomorrow I'm only teaching in the afternoon, so I have lots of time to get to the gym in the morning and do a run/strength training workout.
- drank all my water today
- stuck to the eating plan, with minimal snacking on granola when I came home
- woke up to swim!
- made bran muffins and applesauce
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I had a very busy day! I cleaned up a ton of stuff, I moved some things around in the living room, and I made granola. Phew!
This week is going to be busy. I have three sub days already - two of them are afternoons only, which I actually really like. Having the morning free is so good for me. I can get to the gym before school and have time to get in a good workout.
I wrote this week's workout schedule. Tomorrow morning is a swim before school. I have my lunch packed and ready to go.
Not much else... drank all my water today...
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