Sunday, June 17, 2012
I am extremely lucky that as a beginning teacher in NZ I get a tonne of sick days, because at this rate I am going to use them all!I am also very lucky that my school is very supportive and understands that I need these sick days. In fact, because I come in sick so often they know that when I call in sick I am really sick. Yesterday I was useless and spent the whole day in bed napping. I didn't even have the energy to do some work on my laptop, that is how drained I was. I called a reliever and asked if they would be able to cover me today, since I didn't think I'd be well enough to come to work. I am glad I did, because I woke up this morning still feeling sick. I'm going back to the doctors this afternoon, just to check I haven't got a secondary infection or anything. I am never sick for this long. I'm usually sick for a couple of days and we are quickly approaching 2 weeks with this one. I have heaps of sick days left, but I can't afford to be out of my classroom for much longer.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
For good or for bad, I exercise more so I can eat more. Basically, when I am burning 1200 calories through cardio PLUS 2-3 strength sessions a week I can pretty much just watch what I eat and still lose weight. A week ago I was hit with an awful cold and was unable to workout. I'm still sick, actually, and I feel rotten today. Yesterday I got to the gym for a short workout, but it made me feel worse, not better. The problem with all this is, I haven't been cutting my calories to account for the lack of exercise, so I am putting on weight! Only 1-2 pounds at the moment, but it is still disheartening. And I am consistently up, so I don't think this is a fluctuation. Argh.
So, until I am back to exercising again I'll just have to cut my calories to 1200. I AM sedentary, so it makes sense. Since I still feel awful I have no idea how long it will be until I am back to exercising.
I hate this. I actually like exercising, so I feel like a useless lump right now.
Friday, June 15, 2012
I know, I know, do it, don't blog it! And I will, in about 20 minutes. I have to let my lunch settle!
The boyfriend took me out for dinner last night, and I splurged a little. We had some bread to start, and I had 3 of the 8 pieces (they weren't big). I left about 1/3 of my main, which I just ate for lunch. My main was vegetarian, so that cuts the calories. I didn't realise the main was vegetarian until it got to me, so it was a happy accident. I had one alcoholic drink and then switched to water, and we skipped dessert at the restaurant and got McFlurries instead. I know that doesn't sound much better, but at least I know how many calories are in a McFlurry!
Now I am changed into my gym clothes and ready to go. I'm not feeling up to cardio, but I'll do my weights program. Obviously if I'm not feeling well at any stage I'll stop and come home. I need to get it back into my routine. I haven't had a whole week off exercise all year, and it has thrown me off my axis a little!
Next week I am busy. I have courses that go until 5 and 5.30pm on Monday and Tuesday. My brain shuts off at 4.30pm sharp, so this should be interesting.
Anyways, time to go to the gym!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
This is what I spent my non contact time doing today.
It is a learning status update door! When the kids learn something and want to share their learning they can take a whiteboard marker and 'update their learning status'. I thought it would be a fun way for the kids to share their learning, and to take ownership of their learning as well.
Memo to me: Pinteresting while sick makes me do crazy things to my classroom.
So, I have reports due early next week, and I only got the stuff I needed today. It is going to be a loooong boring weekend. I'll try to get to the gym tomorrow and get back into my workouts, but other than that I'm reporting all weekend!
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