Saturday, April 20, 2013
I really wasn't planning on going for so long without blogging, but student teaching really caught up fast with me. It seemed like one week I was totally fine, rocking my schedule and then the next I was completely swamped and struggling to get my morning workouts in! Now, as I'm coming into my last week of student teaching (FOR GOOD! I asked my supervisor if he saw any imminent problems with my teaching and he said no and that I he was very impressed with my progress! Such a weight off my shoulders!) it seems like all I'm doing is making excuses.
For example, I have ALL DAY today to do whatever I want, and do I go downstairs to kill a workout or go outside and have a run (it's gorgeous outside...something we haven't gotten in forever!) NO! I am making excuses left and right like "I can't work out today, I'm saving that for this Friday so I'm back on my regular schedule" or "It's so wet outside, my socks will be soaked when I get back" I look like a crazy person here because I'm practically arguing with myself over this. I think just by sitting down and writing this I have proven to myself how ridiculous I'm sounding and convinced myself to do something today.
K fine, stop looking at me like that, I'll do it.
Speaking of doing things I don't like to do, I'm starting to come around on the whole "eating more fruits and veggies" group. Some of you might remember earlier (like...back in 2010 when I joined) one of my biggest concerns was that I did not like fruits at all, I can tolerate veggies, but I'm very picky about them. Essentially I eat like a second grader. My boyfriend has taken a deep, deep concern with this issue (like it confuses and upsets him at the same time) and he's been trying his very best to get me to come around on it and has been giving me a lot of options that I can try and every time I always dig my heels in about it (sometimes I do try what he offers but sometimes I just refuse)
Well today I was pondering a many things while I was bounding around the house with what seems like unlimited energy (again, WHY AM I NOT WORKING OUT?!) I thought of a quote that I tell my students a lot "You do what you have to do, in order to do what you want to do" roughly translated "I hate fruits (and some veggies) but I'll eat them anyways because I know that'll make me healthy which is what I want more than not eating that piece of fruit"
So there you have it. I'm going to give it my all on this one, and yes I'll keep you posted on it, I'm sure many funny things will come out of it and I'm sure it'll help me drastically in getting in better shape (I've always known it, but have been too stubborn/selfish to actually do it) and I'm sure the boyfriend will be thrilled about it since he's been perplexed since day one lol.