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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I had a busy day at school today. The kids were crazy because it was snowing when they came in. It never amounted to anything except for us having to have indoor recess yet again! Being a new teacher (only my 2nd yr) has taught me how important exercise is for children as well as adult. The students are so much calmer and ready to learn after running around on the playground rather than playing inside and not getting to move as much. I think I become the same way when I miss the gym too much. I have been working out about 3 to 4 times a week. I know I should go everyday if I want to see weight loss but I have some meetings after work. (just another excuse I know). I feel like my weight loss has come to a stand still and I am not sure to jumpstart it again. I have cut back on my calories and not eaten so much junk and I have also been running everyonce in a while (which I hate). Any ideas on how to kickstart my program again?
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RETRACMJ 2/6/2009 2:40PM

    I'm the same way. A day or two without walking and I am out of sorts. I agree - kids need that activity - my GKs certainly do.

good luck with the challenge!

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LAMMB08 2/4/2009 1:46PM

    Tell me about it! Kids are NUTS without burning off some of that energy! BTW my name is Beth too, and I was a 5th grade teacher. (on leave now, going back next year). It's hard to get the kick start. I guess doing the challenge really helped me. I use(d) the nutrition tracker and picked calories and fiber ranges to try to get into at first. That gave me some motivation without overwhelming me. I've also been drinking more than the challenge amount of water most days, and I find that makes me full...and conscious of what I'm trying to accomplish...
Keep your chin up...you CAN do it!

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MRSHONEYC 2/3/2009 10:17PM

    I totally agree - kids NEED exercise! I don't get it why the schools (down here in the southern area, anyway, don't know about everywhere else) stop recess at SECOND GRADE! I think kids even in middle school NEED to get up and move around!
I've been getting my bee-hind to the gym every-other-day. I really was debating today, but did the self-talk that I have COMMITTED myself and I sure am tired of telling everyone ELSE what they need to do and not taking my own advice, so I did get there! You don't "have" to work out "every" day, but try not to let yourself have more than 2 days away from your cardio.
Even if it's "just" a good, brisk walk for 20 minutes, you are doing SOMETHING DIFFERENT from your daily activities. I don't know your personal schedule, but as a teacher don't you have like "planning time" that MAYBE you can take 10 or 15 minutes to hit the gym and just walk? Finding the opportunities can be easy if you look, but sometimes it seems that they're so obvious you see right through them.

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