Tuesday, December 18, 2012
This morning I had a little bit of an epiphany. I was standing around waiting for my hair oil to soak in at the same time I was waiting for a sub phone call, and it hit me. I dislike subbing because of its unplanned nature. I'm not really a spontaneous person (especially when it comes to work) and it annoys me that I often don't know when I'm going to be working. Yesterday I didn't take the phone call because I went to bed really late on Sunday night and just wanted to sleep. But today, I was up early because I kind of *wanted* to go in, and no phone call. Which was annoying, because I could have gone to the gym early. But I was all showered and ready to teach. Ugh.
Anyway, I got over it and came downstairs for breakfast. And I had *another* epiphany! (I have no idea what's going on today.) I was racking my brain for hubby's Christmas gifts - I already got him a new computer chair and some fun little map mugs, but I wanted to do something else for him. He has a ton of old college shirts and I can not STAND to see him wear them. They are HUGE on him (he lost about 50 pounds since then) and they are getting very holey. He doesn't want to get rid of them, so I decided I'm going to make pillows out of them. I'll get some new t-shirts to replace the old ones - I can live with his college t-shirts on the couch (I think it sounds kind of fun, anyway) and he can wear some stuff that fits.
- drink all my water
- stick to a reasonable number of coconut macaroons (I made a bath yesterday and they are AMAZING. I never made them before. I wanted to make something different for a Christmas cookie, and I think I found it!)
- order some Christmas presents
- set up a light in the house
- work on my resume
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.
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