Saturday, October 27, 2012
I've been venting a lot here about the stress I'm going through with my job, Well, I am starting to feel better (and so are all of you, since you don't have to suffer through another "Wah! Poor me" blog)
My co teacher's last day is Friday, and some other teachers and I are taking her to Pizza Hut (her choice) for lunch. AND, I received some very good news about my new co-teacher: she will be a friend of mine, and she is transferring to me from another classroom. YAY! We have very different personalities; she is very efficient and organized and a little hyper, while I am much more laid-back and spontaneous (and, unfortunately, I am chronically disorganized). I think that we will complement each other and balance each other out a bit. It may take a week or two for her to actually come to my class, since they are still hiring to fill her current position, so I am looking at a sub for a bit. That's not the greatest, but I can make the best of it.
I went back to tracking my food today. Lately, my eating is getting a little out of control and I can see myself slipping back into old, bad habits. I want to stop it now, rather than let it get totally out of control. I was thinking about motivation this morning, and wondering where mine has gone. Then I realized, motivation doesn't just "happen." I make my own motivation. When I make a choice to eat an apple instead of Fritos, I feel proud of myself and I am motivated to make another good choice. The more good choices I make, the more motivated I am to continue. I know this is not earth-shattering news for most of you, but I hadn't thought of it this way before. Just thinking about it motivated me to decide to track my food today. And guess what? I'm going to track my food tomorrow, too!
I can do this! I CAN DO IT!