Monday, August 15, 2011

Back At It

I can finally exhale.

The first day of school was today.  It was great.  But honestly, the last week or so has been hectic for me.  I worked all week last week, put in some evening hours, and even sent Morgan to my mom's over the weekend so I could work, work, work. 

You see, you only have one chance to make a first impression on your students.  If they see that you're unorganized and unprepared, they will give you the same back.  I don't accept anything less than the best from mine, and I want them to feel the same about me. 

So when you're moving into another building and have to make a classroom "yours" all over again, it takes work.  Vision.  A plan.  And Sunday evening after working a few hours, I felt good enough to go home and wait for the day to begin.

And it was a good day.  My life feels somewhat normal again. 

I'm "back at it" in another area of my life, too.  My blog buddy Hope and I sorta skimped on our 30 Day Shred last month.  We both got busy, went on vacation, and all those other things that make you want to put exercising on the backburner.

Well, we told each we'd start back in two weeks.  That was two weeks ago.  So we're here again.  And this time, we have two more hot mamas doing it with us.  Talk about accountability. 

And this time Hope mentioned posting a pic.  At first I was thinking, "um, no way," but that's because I'm a coward.  And I'm pretty uncomfortable with my weight right now.  And I feel SO weird doing the self pic thing. 

But. 

I did it.


This was at 4:30 this morning AFTER my workout.  Had to cut off the face (straight outta bed, hair looking a hot mess, and sweaty -- you're welcome).

I'm not brave enough to post my weight and measurements.  Baby steps, people.

Plus, I sorta had cheese and crackers, a Twix, and a coke for lunch today.  And I don't have anything healthy in my fridge.  And I probably won't make it to the grocery store until maybe the weekend.

So forgive me if my pic looks the same in a few weeks.  Extra pardon me if the hips are even wider and the love handles are more evident...

No, seriously, hopefully in a few weeks I'll come back and tell you that I've lost a few.  Not sure I'll be brave enough to post another pic, though.

Anyway, it feels good to be working out again.  Day 1 was tough (I didn't throw up this time), but I made it through.  Ready for tomorrow.

Last but not least, I'm "back at it" with grad school again.  It starts later this week.  Two words:  oh, boy.  Let's not even talk about the fact that it's almost football season.  Our life revolves around football , so I'm praying for some serious time management. 

Anyway, glad the day is over.  Now off to watch Tia and Tamera's show.  Single Ladies was the only thing I watched on TV this summer -- and the season finale was last week - BUMMER -- so I'm glad that I have a new show to DVR.  I'm pretty sure by the time I straighten up and shower and all that good stuff, I'll be too tired to watch it, though.  Maybe tomorrow.

On your way out, go check out Kensya's post on Day 1 of The Shred! :)  Try not to be distracted by the super adorable kids.  OMG - so cute.

Have a good week, folks!

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