Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Today was the first teacher day back in the classrooms. I spend the day setting everything up, putting up posters and bulletin boards, checking out class lists... and I had my gym clothes ready to go for an after-school workout. HOLY MOLY am I beat. I came straight home. I was so tired from setting everything up, and I was starving. Note to self - get snacks for school so I don't come home and snack on everything in sight.
So with those notes, I am going to make an effort to get to the gym *before* school. I am going to do some strength training stuff at home tonight; I should learn how to do workouts at home anyway, so I can be prepared for snow days. Hm.
Also this weekend I need to work on filling the freezer and getting some groceries. Tonight I realized how much I DON'T want to cook dinner; I'd rather just stick something in the oven. Spanakopita is in right now - I'm glad there was some in the freezer.
My running buddy and I are going to get back into it this fall - she was busy this summer planning her wedding (which was beautiful), so we didn't get to do the running thing. But she's into it again, so I'm looking forward to our Saturday morning runs. I also have a workout schedule planned out for the week (in general) so I think I'll be able to run in a 5K sometime this fall. Yahoo!
Time for some boob tube and little bit of school work... dinner is earlier than I wanted, but I don't want to be eating random food until "dinner time." If I'm hungry later, I can have a little soup or something. Wow... I have more planning to do before Monday!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I thought it was just yesterday, but today is cool again. I am wearing jeans and a light sweater (hooray!).
This morning was a little test for me - could I wake up early and get to the gym? Yes! I *did* hit the snooze button twice, but I did it. At the gym by 6:30 for a 30 minute run. The run was kind of bleh today - I wasn't really feeling it, but I busted through anyway. It was a very turtle-y run with a walk in there, but I guess it's just my body getting used to the earliness of it (that's what I'll tell myself).
I'm meeting my dad for a hang-out day today. There's a cute little town about 45 minutes away from both of us, so we're going to do some walking around and lunching. I'm looking forward to the day - it will be a nice last day of summer before the first in-service tomorrow.
Actually, I'm not feeling sad about going back to school. That's always my initial reaction because that's what it's *supposed* to be, but the truth is, I really love my job. I love my kids, I love teaching music, and my colleagues are awesome. Tomorrow is a day to work in our classrooms - I LOVE this day. Putting up posters, getting bulletin boards ready, getting class lists...
- Drink lots of water
- Enjoy lunch. If there is a super dessert, I will get it.
- Go to yoga if I get home in time. If I don't get home to make yoga, I will get something crossed off my to-do list.
- Pack a lunch for tomorrow (eep! it's been a long time since I've packed a lunch. But I have my new SparkPeople lunch box to use!)
- Get to bed by 9:30.
Monday, August 23, 2010
today was a little cool. Rainy, but cool. I love wearing long sleeve t-shirts in the fall - I got a little taste of it today. Yahoo!
Didn't go to the gym this morning, but don't worry, I got my workout in *after* my chiropractor appointment. I wore my gym clothes out the door this morning so all I'd have to do was drive up to the gym after my errands. And it worked! I really really wanted to just come home, but I didn't want to let myself down. Plus, I feel really guilty when I blog that I'm going to do all this stuff and when I read "how was your workout?" if I didn't go, it makes me feel disappointed in myself. (Sorry for the run-on sentence.)
So I had a great chiro appointment, he did something to my back to make a little pain go away that I didn't even realize *could* go away. I thought it was just one of those little things that come every once in a while. But he did like one thing and it was gone. He's amazing.
Did ok with the eating today... I haven't been feeling the nutrition tracker lately, and that's ok with me for now. I know I'll go back to it soon, to keep me honest.
Tomorrow I am meeting my dad for lunch and hang-out time. Haven't seen my dad in a bit, so it will be a nice day. It's also a planned run day, so I will have to make it to the gym early tomorrow morning. I'm actually looking forward to getting up early... I love the mornings.
I did what I needed to do today... didn't do 1/2 an hour of cleaning by the timer, but I did a bunch of little things throughout the day so I'm going to give myself a smiley for that one anyway.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I'm going week-by-week on this. I made myself a chart this morning, and I'll have a new chart every week - give myself a smiley face every time I do what I need to do. I am a very tactile person, and I felt the need to draw the chart myself.
I picked five things I am going to track on my chart this week:
- Pack lunch (I don't need to do this every day this week, but I'm easing into it)
- Get gym bag ready (again, easing into this)
- Spend 1/2 an hour cleaning up (so I don't have to spend hours on this over the weekend. I can get a lot done in 30 minutes!)
- Get in planned workout
- Pack school stuff for the next day (easing in)
I'm going to continue with some other goals, but I knew that those five things *need* to get done every day when school starts. I like having a little checklist so I don't feel frazzled.
This week I'm also going to think about some long-term goals. I'm within striking range of my goal weight, and I really need to step it up. I've been resting on my laurels this summer (and seemingly for the last year...) so I need to approach this with a fresh start. Maybe this will mean actually joining a Spark challenge this fall - I have been a little nervous to commit to a challenge, but staying accountable to people other than myself may be just what I need.
Last night honey made me feel really good. He told me he was really proud of me for keeping up my gym routine even though he hasn't been around much. He told me he could tell my body has changed in the last six months, which was nice - sometimes it's hard for me to see progress. It's nice to know that even though I thought he didn't notice the hard work I was putting in, he does notice it.
It's time to move laundry to the dryer and do a little vacuuming.
Rain rain rain rain rain
Saturday, August 21, 2010
a good day.
- Drank a lot of water
- went for a walk
- got to the gym and had a great workout
- kept eating relatively under control
- thought a lot about the back-to-school plan
I don't like to make excuses, but I am writing this week off as my Last Week Before School Blah Week. Eating and fitness were far from normal for me, but I think it may have been just what I needed. I feel much better today, and there is hardly any leftover rut from earlier this week.
So the rest of the night is going to be totally boring... but that's ok. Some good wine, Phillies, planning for next week... I'm feeling good and I'm letting myself be lazy, something I haven't really allowed myself to do all summer.
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