Monday, April 29, 2013
Level 3, day 2
I never got around to exercising yesterday. I spent the whole day running around trying to get everything ready for the Day From Hell. Today was it. Two IEP meetings back to back. No sub. No lunch break. Down one assistant. Three and a half solid hours of meetings. I was thinking it was going to be brutal, and I was pretty much right.
IEP meetings are kind of scary, particularly the Three Year Reevaluations. There is an enormous amount of paperwork (typically 60 pages or more), and everything has to be legal. Lawsuits can be filed if anything goes wrong. Sometimes parents will bring lawyers with them. It's rough. And it's rough on the kids and the parents, too...a big scary table full of teachers, district heads, psychologists, therapists, etc, all deciding on one person's educational future. It's grueling. It's especially grueling when they decide to schedule the meeting during lunch. I don't actually get a real lunch break anyway (I eat with the kids), but I get a bit put off when I don't have access to actual food.
But I survived. I don't know about my one remaining assistant, who basically had to run the whole show today. I wouldn't be surprised if I was the only one to show up for work tomorrow, lol...
And I did my exercises. For some reason, even though I am dripping sweat by the end of it and my heart rate is through the roof, I kind of don't feel like I got a good solid workout at the end of Level 3. It feels like something is missing, which is a feeling I didn't get on the first two levels. I don't feel done. Well, in eight days I'll be done with the shred, so I'll have to decide what to do for exercise then. I'm still not shredding anything! Two days into Level 3, and I'm up one pound, and my measurements are still pretty much the same. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong. I'm certainly putting forth a lot of effort, that's for sure.
Well, it's starting to get nice outside, so I can supplement the video workouts with walking outside, maybe a couple of miles a day.