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Another week...

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 (!!!)

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MCJULIEO 12/18/2012 10:54PM

    Saluting you!

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CRAFTINWIFE 12/17/2012 1:49PM

    emoticon Great goals!!

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GOLFINSUNSHINE 12/17/2012 1:36PM

    sounds like you got a great start to your week - congrats!!!!

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Today is a new day.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

So where do I even start with yesterday's "nutrition"? Ugh. I guess it all started when I forgot my lunch at home. For whatever reason, I used that as a convenient excuse to eat like crap yesterday. Two donuts and four cookies for lunch, and a chocolate bar for dinner. Ugh. My stomach is so upset this morning.

But today is a new day. I have on my gym gear and I'm going to try out a new lower body circuit. It seems that December is the time for me to try out new fitness stuff... this happened last year too. I love it!

I've been itching for some new workout gear. I recently bought some little shorties to wear to the gym - I am SO excited that I can finally wear those little shorties. One of my initial goals (four years ago) was to be able to wear the tight little workout shorties (not the boy shorts - not yet!) to the gym. And now I can! And I'll tell you, they are SO comfortable.

- drink tons and tons of water - gotta get the nasty out of my system
- eat clean. I have been really good about putting bad days behind me, and this time will be no different
- work my arse off (literally)! This lower body circuit for today looks hard, and I can't wait!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/16/2012 7:56AM

    Hope you had a great day!

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CRAFTINWIFE 12/15/2012 3:18PM

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MPETERSON2311 12/15/2012 9:37AM

    good for you!

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SONYALATRECE 12/15/2012 9:11AM

    Love the comeback!


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DARJR50 12/15/2012 8:21AM

  Great attitude!!!! One slip doesn't have to ruin the day. You are back on track and doing fine. Have fun with the workout.

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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.

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MCJULIEO 12/13/2012 11:49PM

    Yahoooo for you!

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RUNNINGWILD 12/13/2012 9:06PM

    Way to go! I knew you would do it!

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MYBELLA50 12/13/2012 7:51PM

    Woo Hoo!!! Congrats on your personal trainer certification!!!!

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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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MCJULIEO 12/13/2012 11:48PM

    What a nice surprise!

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CFMOSS 12/13/2012 7:16AM

    Glad you had a good day. It's hard at this time of year when it seems that everyone is doing the stuff they used to and you don't - it was so encouraging to me yesterday when my husband said: do you know what's different about this year? I'm listening to Christmas music. (The last three years have varied in levels of depression - worse, worser and worstest - i know not real words) So here's to listening to Christmas music, to 4th graders who bring joy into your life, to colleagues who compliment and a good hard workout.

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PATSYB7 12/13/2012 5:59AM

    I'm glad you had a great day! Keep up the good work! Enjoy that circuit. emoticon

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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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MCJULIEO 12/13/2012 11:46PM

    Nice progress!

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KACEYSW 12/11/2012 9:23PM

    Good for you! Keep up the great work!!!!!

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