Monday, March 31, 2008

i made it!

To the gym this a.m.  You all have no idea how hard it is to get up in the a.m. at 4:00, workout then teach all day.  However, this is parent conference week so I needed to get my rear into gear and get over there!  So, I made it in this morning.  I only did a half mile due to time and didn't push my speed (but ran for longer periods of time).  
b-fast- bowl of total cereal with skim milk, fiber one yogurt
lunch- grilled chicken (leftover from t.r.), broccoli, and 1 roll, jello

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


b-fast- total cereal with skim milk, banana

lunch turky, brown rice, 10 baby carrots, apple

Monday, March 24, 2008


Today is the last day of spring break.  We were supposed to have an inservice day but my school is going through SACS so we got today off.  Tomorrow is it until the end of the year.  However, it's hard to believe that it's almost here.  9 weeks left- basically right around 45 days.  WOW!  

b-fast-pb and j sandwich on whole wheat bread (the j is low sugar)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Stress is a kicker!

I did real well yesterday morning and had no appetite at lunch yesterday (I'll share that in a minute) and then for dinner I ended up at chick fil a.  CFA is one of my fave places to eat- I even like the grilled chicken and love the fact that you can get fruit.  The problem(s): I was traveling (too hard to eat fruit when driving) and I was stressed.  So, what did I get- a chicken nugget value meal with fries- I guess I should not be too hard on myself- I really did do well the rest of the day and I just know that means I'll have to work a bit harder.  That meant this morning I pushed myself out of bed and got my tail down to the Y (my dad arranged for some free visits while I visit them) and worked out for about 50 minutes.  You can definitely tell the difference between the Y and the Rush (where I go)- you can tell the Y is non profit and the Rush is for profit.  I love the atmosphere at the Y (although this one is really small) but my Rush is a great facility- state of the art- lots of machines, lots of cardio, etc.  It even has a climbing wall that moves (I don't know how to really explain that).  I did get a good workout and sweated a lot- it's the first time I have worked out in a week and I needed it.  

Now- on to the stress part of my day- yesterday morning at the school where I teach we got word that one of our second graders attempted to hang himself the night before.  That of course was on my mind all day long and I really struggled with my emotions.  I thought about it a lot on the drive to my parents house.  I'll be praying for the little guy.

Breakfast: 1/2 pb sandwich, 2 slices cheese

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Here's What I have Decided

Ever since I have been sick I have had the hardest time remaining strong in my food choices, getting up the motivation to workout (even though I know I need to), and even blogging about it.  So, I am going to give myself a kickstart by doing a week of Phase 1 to get myself back in the mindset of the lifestyle again.  I am going to commit to blogging on a regular basis- I have to- it's the only way to keep myself accountable.  If anyone has any tips I am open to them!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Well,  had my last session with the trainer tonight and she gave me some great exercises to do.  I'm going to take some time this weekend to set up some type of excel/word table fitness log that I can take with me.  But I'm going to try to make it smaller (index card size) so that it will be easier to carry around with me.  I will share more about the journey and how it's going this weekend!