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 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
    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.
    2769 days ago
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