Thursday, August 22, 2013
Can't believe it is already fall--well, school has started and I am back to work. I am oddly happy and joyful and positive at a time of year that can be busy and stressful but I am at peace and feeling good about this year. I am also consciously choosing to accept things as they are and rather than stressing or worrying about the extra class I'm teaching or the high number of students in my classes I am thinking that I am entrusted with these students for a reason and looking at the new class as an opportunity to try new things. So, as I see the numbers in my classes continue to climb, and continue to add new students, I am staying positive and going with the flow.
I am also signing up for new Fall Challenges!
They both start September 2!
The first is Good Morning Girls Bible Study. I've done 2 studies with the GMG and am excited about this one.
The second is Jessica Smith's workout challenge. Each workout will be 30 minutes or less and I love the variety and add my own running.
I have been working out this week in the morning before work. I have always admired those who can get up and workout before the day starts. I would usually do my workouts in the afternoons. But there have been some long days, late nights and I have had times when I missed my workout. Getting it done early has given me such a sense of accomplishment. I have to say I'm amazed that I have done it consistently this week. In the past I've done short (I'm talking 10 minutes or less) workouts in the morning but not consistently. I kind of thought I couldn't do a "real" workout early...but setting the goal, getting encouragement from Spark friends, and posting each day has given me the extra boost I needed to stick with it. I love the feeling and if I workout in the afternoon at the YMCA or run with my students (that will start next week!) that is a bonus workout and feels even sweeter.
Next week I start training students at my school for the LA Marathon (and many other races!) with Students Run LA.
Excited, busy, tired, and happy. Happy (Almost!) Fall!