Ready or not... here I go!!
Friday, May 18, 2007
Well, let's hope this is the beginning of something good! I wish I could say that I had some kind of epiphany that made me want to shed a few pounds, but I didn't. I've just been letting myself go... slowly but surely... for the past 2 or 3 years. I was SO healthy in college... I worked out at least 4 times a week, I didn't eat TOTALLY healthy, but I wasn't raiding the cookie jar like I do now!! Then, I started my student teaching! That's when it all started going downhill. If anyone out there reading this teaches high school, you know what I'm talking about. I work at what I'll call a "not so great" high school (i.e. lots of gangs, fighting, the kids have horrible home lives), and I come home physically drained from running around my class all day and emotionally drained from dealing with everything my kids dish out all day long. And I've only been teaching 2 years!!! I'm only 23... I'm too young to be this tired!! Anyway, I've put on about 25 lbs. since I started teaching due to a complete lack of exercise (remember that whole physically and emotionally exhausted rant?) and a complete increase in stress eating (think anything that contains chocolate). School ends May 31st, and that's when I'm going to really kick into high gear for the summer. Until then, my goal is to keep up with entering the nutrition info (and hopefully begin eating less/better since I'll be being held accountable... but not using the meal plans necessarily b/c I cook for my husband too and that jerk is blessed with "high motabolism" :-), keep up with the 3 times a week exercising, and accomplish my fast track goals. We'll see how it all works out. Watch out world... I'm attempting to DIET!!