Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Day 2 of 12-Week Daily Challenge. I always think of changing bad habits, but that might be the negative slant. How about beginning to make new habits?
Monday, July 15, 2013
Today I am excited to take on a new challenge. I just joined a new ST - 12-Week Wellness Challenge. I'm hoping this will keep me accountable as I go back to school and time and organization become the essence. Most, if not all, of the team members seem to have been a part of the 2-Week Spark Solutions team. I have not even finished the book. Well, to be honest, barely started! I had good intentions, truly! We'll see how it goes!
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Interesting thoughts to ponder. Been wondering about why, when I have a streak of doing so well, I self-sabotage? Not hugely, but enough to have to restart some part of my life. I realize that I am trying to change a lot of lifelong habits and I cannot expect perfection AND I am not discouraged, but quite happy with my progress. I have recently been thinking about WHY it is so hard and slow going? Not so much the product, but the process.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Now some of you may read this and say, so what? I'm hoping others will know what I mean. Yesterday, for the first time since I have been on this journey, I got injured during working out. I rolled my ankle big time and fell hard to the floor. My foot and knee got messed up pretty bad. I limped to put ice on it and sat down for 20 minutes. The whole time I was sitting there I was thinking whether or not I could finish my workout. I checked and it wasn't swollen and I was able to put weight on it, hurting, but still able to, so I went back to the DVD and finished it. Not well, but finished it. This morning it still hurts, but not unbearable and I find myself thinking of what I can do today that won't aggravate it: upper body strength, core, stretching, video of sitting down exercises? Why am I telling you this? Because before I would have used this to a way to get out of exercising for yesterday, probably today, and then many more. Now I am figuring out how to exercise anyway? Major attitude change. I'm feeling like a warrior!
Friday, July 12, 2013
I venture a guess when most people think of summer pleasures, they come with things like swimming, lemonade, BBQs, etc., but my favorite summer pleasure is reading. I teach first grade and one of my main goals is to show kids, not only HOW to read, but to ENJOY reading. I am passionate about this! The problem with that is I spend so much time during the school year "doing" for my kids and I fall asleep before finishing two pages! The summer is my catch-up time! I am not fussy about the books I read. Professional books, nonfiction, historical fiction, "mindless pleasure" books, doesn't matter. I realized this summer that I need this to put me into balance with my eating and exercise. In 2 weeks I start half-days of summer school, and I am already worried how to fit my pleasure reading in, but I will figure it out because I have learned here that there are many components to healthy living and for me, reading is one of them!
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