Monday, December 17, 2012
Last night I "accidentally" turned the volume off my phone so I wouldn't hear a sub call come in this morning. I got to bed late, and the thought of waking up early to have to sub was not doing anything for me. When I got up this morning, I kind of wish I had taken the call, but instead of being mopey about it I went to the gym and did an hour of cardio.
For all the weight training I've been doing, I really feel like it's time for me to get my cardio to match. I don't know what my aversion to the elliptical was for so long, but today I got in a great 30 minutes on it. Went right to the treadmill and did 30 minutes of running. It felt good. I am really good at maintaining my current weight, but that's not the goal. So more cardio it is.
- drink all my water (I'm on my way!)
- figure out the rest of my Christmas list to-dos
- work on some bibs
- write down some ideas for starting my training business (!!!)
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Today was another one of those days. I was called to sub for music, and it was especially hard for me to say yes because it was for the position that should have been mine. But I went because the music teacher had to get kiddos ready for their holiday concert, and I was feeling nice. I got a little emotional during the assembly; the Junior High Show Choir performed, and it was hard having someone else being introduced as the music teacher. But anyway...
I checked the mail and there was a big envelope from AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and it's official! I am am certified personal trainer! Yahoooooo! So that made me kind of forget about my bummer sub day. And THEN I went to the gym for a Sports Conditioning class. I actually wasn't that excited about it, I kind of just wanted to stay home, but I went anyway. It was either that or sit on the couch and do nothing, and this was on my schedule. I'm SO glad I went. The class was AMAZING. It was seriously one of the most awesome classes I ever took. TONS of stuff on the core board, lots of medicine ball work alone and with a partner (think LOTS and LOTS of throws and sit-ups), and about a gazillion different squats. And amazingly enough, I did really really well. I was feeling it at the end when we had to do pushups on the ball, but I am excited about progressing my core strength.
I drank all my water today, and I even managed a cup of tea. Tomorrow's lunch is in the oven (I'm doing a baked potato - easy to re-heat) and I am looking forward to a Starbucks meet-up tomorrow morning with a colleague. The day got better as it went on. I rocked some compression shorts for class tonight, and not once did I look at myself in the giant mirror and think "I look fat." "Wow, I'm really pale" went through my mind a few times, but that's not so bad.
Tomorrow is a much-needed rest day. My legs are going to thank me.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I had really low expectations of how today was going to go. It was just one of those days... on my way in to school, I started thinking about how sad I was that I don't have a school family anymore. For as much as people said they were going to stay in touch, life happened and everyone just got too busy. I thought about how sad I was that Christmas parties are happening, Secret Santas and cookie exchanges in the schools and that I'm not going to be a part of it this year. Being unemployed isn't all about the money, it's the sense of community that goes along with having a steady job.
So anyway, I was expecting a really crappy day. But leave it to fourth graders - I had a great day with the kids, I got some nice compliments from colleagues, and I got in a great workout after school. I felt much better after I went to the gym. I usually have a hard time going after school, but today I just got in the car and drove to the gym without really thinking about it. If I think about it too much, I make excuses.
Good things for today:
- I drank all my water!
- I did a great great great workout; I went to a Pilates class for the first time in ages and I have really gotten stronger. I was able to do moves on the ball that I wouldn't have been able to do just a few months ago!
- The kids were really nice today.
Tomorrow is a sports conditioning class after school. It's new at my gym and I'm looking forward to it. I am scheduled to do a circuit tomorrow, so I figured the class would be a fun way to get in some circuit training.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I am subbing the next three days, and I'm pretty glad. I had yesterday and today off, so I'm ready to go in.
- short run and Pilates class after school
- drink all my water
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