Feel like I'm almost ready!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
School starts in less than 2 weeks. I've got a lot to get done before then, in terms of class preparation, but mentally? I think I'm close to ready. This is a big deal to me, because usually, any big transition gets me a little (or a lot) stressed about what will happen to my exercise / eating.
I think there are several things that are making this transition a little less daunting:
1. I will have more time this semester because my hubby has agreed to come home early twice a week so that I can stay at work closer to 40 hours a week. The idea that I won't be stuck working at home until the wee hours after a long day of work and then childcare and cooking is exciting.
2. I've got some great food choices that I know are portable. The summer has been a good time for experimentation.
3. I can finally say that I ENJOY my workouts. I don't WANT to miss them, so I think I'll be careful to keep that up, even with the increased workload.
4. I really like how I'm feeling. I am extremely motivated to stay like this!!!
I was doing some work for a publisher of psychology texts tonight, and got to the chapter on Health Psychology. I don't ever test my students on stats that might change from year to year, so I often ignore them in my own teaching. Tonight though, I saw a couple that blew my mind:
*only ONE in five american adults gets the recommended amount of exercise each week.
*the average american adult watches THIRTY hours of television a week.
I'm speechless, and terribly motivated to be the exception, rather than the rule!