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How to cope with an out of wack schedule

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Today was my first day back at school; the dreaded teacher in-service. 8 hours of my day was spent sitting on my a** in the elementary library learning about RITs, MAPs, and all of sorts of fantastic acronyms teaching introduces us to. I didn't get home from the school today until 6:00 after I stayed to work on the yearbook. When I finally did head for home, I had to go to the grocery store with my husband to get what we needed for supper. Then, I got supper ready. It wasn't until 8:00 that I was finally able to hit the gym; even then I felt like I didn't get the work out I deserved (cut it short at 35 minutes). When I finished working out, I was finally able to go home and eat supper. So here it is, now 10:35pm. I need to be up in about 6 hours. I'm starting to get a little worried...how am I going to stay motivated when I'm devoting my time to my job again? How do I find an hour to work out between volleyball, yearbook, sporting events, and classes? Why should my waistline suffer so I can excel at my job? I need to find a happy medium. I like that my work clothes fit me again...I like that I have about ten pairs of slacks I can comfortably wear when at the end of last year I was down to two...I like how I'm beginning to feel about myself...I like that my clavicles have made their triumphant return...I like that I FEEL healthy. I need to make a commitment to myself to make the RIGHT decisions over the easy ones.

I can do this.

  
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MOXIE22 8/18/2010 11:58AM

    Take a deep breath and say "All will be well." It's meant to be said four times with the emphasis on a different word each time. This little mantra gets me through some crazy times.
That being said, look at your day and decide when you are going to spend time for yourself. It's so true that no one will look out for you except you. You only have so much energy to spend during your day - hoard it for the things that will do you the most good. Trust me, after 27 years in the class room I've found that things will get done even if you don't volunteer to do them. Let go of some of the things you're doing. Let someone else (young and hungry) take them on.
You have accomplished so much in your path to fitness, now take the next step and enjoy some "you" time.
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Getting Serious

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I've joined this site several times, each time forgetting it in my busy schedule and moving on to bigger and tastier things. The heaviest point in my life was in the 7th grade, when I weighed in at 210 lbs. It was that summer that I began becoming more active in sports and open gyms to the point where I was barely home. I began 8th grade weighing in at 145 lbs. All through high school and college I was an athlete and had someone there to push me to be my best; now that that's all over, I really feel as if I'm on my own.

So here I am, again, ready to go on this journey to change my eating and exercise habits. Going to the doctor last winter and having them tell me I have high cholesterol, really hit home...but of course it took five months for me to do something about it. So on June 25, 2010, I got serious again. I weigh my portions before I eat them. I no longer dive into my food, rather I eat it slowly and enjoy it. I don't settle for "I'm too tired today to do this". If I feel sore, I walk instead of run; but I get my butt out there and work. This is closing on of week one of throwing myself back into exercising, which I love. May 19th, my waist was at 30.5 and my thighs were at 24.5 (I tried to start working then, but got sidetracked). Friday, June 25, my waist was already at 31.5. Though I'm not ready to count these measurements until this Friday, my waist is already back down to 30 and my thighs down to 23.5. I weighed myself at the gym, and it read 155. If I can keep this consistency, I really think I'll be on the right track.

  


Getting Serious

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I've joined this site several times, each time forgetting it in my busy schedule and moving on to bigger and tastier things. The heaviest point in my life was in the 7th grade, when I weighed in at 210 lbs. It was that summer that I began becoming more active in sports and open gyms to the point where I was barely home. I began 8th grade weighing in at 145 lbs. All through high school and college I was an athlete and had someone there to push me to be my best; now that that's all over, I really feel as if I'm on my own.

So here I am, again, ready to go on this journey to change my eating and exercise habits. Going to the doctor last winter and having them tell me I have high cholesterol, really hit home...but of course it took five months for me to do something about it. So on June 25, 2010, I got serious again. I weigh my portions before I eat them. I no longer dive into my food, rather I eat it slowly and enjoy it. I don't settle for "I'm too tired today to do this". If I feel sore, I walk instead of run; but I get my butt out there and work. This is closing on of week one of throwing myself back into exercising, which I love. May 19th, my waist was at 30.5 and my thighs were at 24.5 (I tried to start working then, but got sidetracked). Friday, June 25, my waist was already at 31.5. Though I'm not ready to count these measurements until this Friday, my waist is already back down to 30 and my thighs down to 23.5. I weighed myself at the gym, and it read 155. If I can keep this consistency, I really think I'll be on the right track.

  
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KITKABOO 6/30/2010 11:45AM

    Welcome!

Well done on the commitment!!

Making time for you is so important and should not be underestimated, we're on this earth for such a short time we must make the most of every second emoticon

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