Naturally, because it’s almost Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend and I must argue. :( Good thing we have an entire day date planned out tomorrow and we don’t even want to talk to each other. Would it be rude to say I don’t really want to see him?
Being in grad school, I have about one hundred pages to read a day. Today I’ve read 40, and if I want to go on a date with my s.o. tomorrow, I need to read the full 100 today. But what my body really wants to do is fall asleep to Family Guy.
If I don’t finish the reading I can’t do all the really fun things Jon and I are going to do tomorrow, get lunch at one of our favorite restaurants that’s all local ingredients (except wine,) go climb with my new climbing shoes, and go enjoy the 6 inches of snow we got today with some cross country skiing.
I know that I won’t wake up earlier tomorrow to do the reading, so I’m hoping that typing it down will cause me to own my problem and just do it.
I successfully attempted and completed my first handstand since I was probably 12 years old today! I can’t even remember the last time I attempted one! Wooohooo shoulder strength. The best advice my instructor gave me was, “if you can do downward dog, you can do a handstand.” It gave me confidence in my otherwise, bull in a china shop persona!
I am SO grumpy. And I totally know why. I haven’t worked out in like two weeks because I’m still getting used to my new schedule and I haven’t had the motivation to get up early. How does that make sense right? I’m a motivation BLOG shouldn’t I AT LEAST BE ABLE TO GET UP??? Ugh bleh, and “ugh bleh” is exactly how it makes me feel!
Lesson learned. (I should know better)
The WORST part is that I’m hungrier when I stop working out than when I am working out. Crazy how that works. Although, I do think I kind of sent my body into starvation mode when I was crazy stressed and working out. I’m happier with my eating now but I would like to be eating less sugar (Orange Leaf Frozen yogurt is SO good though!)
So tomorrow, I’m going to have a plan, a goal, a mission. I am going to have breakfast with Jon, go to my 9:30 meeting, workout at the SERF, study in my cubicle, then go to my 2:30 class, THEN go to swim practice, and head home, eat and go to bed. Sounds good, right??
I don’t mind seeing other people’s inspiration pictures, but I hate ONLY seeing that. I’d rather get to know all of you lovely people so that we can help each other succeed on this journey.
If you make personal posts, I am so following you. <3
As of today, I am about 2 millimeters away from being a licensed teacher! I got my final step checked off in my portfolio, I sent in my license, I get my fingerprints taken tomorrow, my degree has posted from my college, now all I have to do is sit back and wait. What a hard wait it is.
Next step for today is to do p90x - arms and back or something like that and ab ripper x. I found most of the first three weeks, should I post them later with the schedule? I’m not sure how long the links will work but it might be nice to have? Then I have to go coach swimming but only for an hour and a half instead of the normal three. I’m headed to Michigan this weekend with the team and am nervous that I won’t be able to keep up with my routine I’m getting into. Any tips?
I’ve been doing really well eating clean, it helps that I don’t have anything dirty to eat (or time to go out to eat.) How are you doing?
I’ve been eating clean and working out for the past three weeks.
My diet is void of processed garbage (with the exception of my protein shake,) contains mostly whole foods and I’ve been tracking my calories on MFP (if you want to follow me!)
I’ve been doing p90x about every other day, I know that it’s a program but we have great snow and ice right now and I’m not going to miss the opportunity to ski and skate. I also upped my yoga practice, I’m now doing full primary series classes instead of half (a 30 minute increase) and I’m going to a 90 minute hot yoga class every Saturday. I’m going to go out for master’s swimming this coming semester and that will be MWF if I’m not subbing.
My small changes have been going really well, however, like most humans the
weekends kill me. For example, after coaching on Friday, my coworkers and I went out for a beer. Well one beer turned into three, and a turkey melt, and a couple of deep fried mushrooms, and a hangover. It wasn’t pretty and it was the first time I drank more than a small glass of wine since NYE. That snowballed into Saturday’s hot yoga session being a shit storm of boozy sweat. I really, really, need to learn moderation and self control when it comes to going out. What are some tricks you guys use, any suggestions?
I have my grandma’s sarma rolls (spiced Croatian sausage wrapped in cabbage) in the oven and they’re making my mouth water. Between that and looking at food on my dash, my tummy is grumbling.
Yuuuummm din din time!
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s back to school I go.
I have 14 days left of my student teaching. FOURTEEN. Two five day weeks and one four day week and then I’m a certified teacher. I had a little panic attack today about it, what am I going to do after? But then I remembered, “oh yeah, I’m going to grad school.” No after college crisis stage for me yet.
I was accepted into the number one school in the nation for curriculum and instruction, so I figured I might as well go, it’s in state tuition after all and more education can never hurt. It also gives me time to figure out what the hell I’m doing with my life.
I’m ready to be a college student again, all of my classes are in the afternoon, which means I have all day to workout/work/be a good person. Instead of what I’ve been doing while student teaching, working all day, not getting paid, kind of hating my life.
So back to the grind, two weeks to go. I can do this. I will eat healthy, I will work out, I will be happy. Mind over matter.
First of all, thanks for all the advice :), I really appreciate it!
So I decided on a course of action. When I woke up, my roommate was still sleeping and I was left a passive agressive note about my noise in the morning. Since she was still sleeping and I wanted to start my day, I simply erased it and wrote, “This is a dialogue that we should have.” I started my day by going for a run to decompress and when I came back, there was another note saying in big bold letters, “So bring it up.”
That really lit my fire, I was hot, sticky, and tired and it was only 9 am. She had left for class and I immediately texted her,
“You’re the one with the problem and leaving passive aggressive notes. Shut your door or get ear plugs. I won’t grind coffee but I’m going to make smoothies. I deal with you waking me up whenever you get home. You can do the same.”
Eh. It was early, I was grumpy. She responded, “I’d like to talk tonight if you have time. Or tomorrow afternoon if that works better.” Why couldn’t she have said this in the morning instead of leaving the note.
I responded with what time worked best and when that time came around, she didn’t show up and our cat was gone. She was more than 30 minutes late and continued to get ready to go out while we were “talking”. Essentially, she apologized and we reached the compromise I suggested about not making coffee. I feel as though this is going to bite her in the butt because in 3 days I’m done with early mornings but she nannies all summer starting at 7 AM, and she’s probably going to want coffee.
But the kicker is the cat, I’ve posted pictures with Gatsby before, and Gatsby and I spend a lot of time together because I do most of my homework from home. This was a really low blow. When I asked about him, she said he was gone to her parents house indefinitely because he causes problems between us. I think it’s essentially that she doesn’t want to do the litterbox. I cried a little last night over it, I know it’s stupid but I really liked that cat, I would have been willing to take care of him if she would have asked.