Monday, May 20, 2013

Just Checkin in

Well, my summer classes began last Wednesday and I have been busting my butt.
I have 14 more work days until summer break.
Woohoo!
I don't want to be so busy with school work over the summer that I don't get to enjoy spending quality time with my kiddos.
So, I've been working every spare minute, and will continue until summer begins trying to get as much class work complete as possible.
My classes are online, so I get to work at my own pace, but I think the professors double the work because we aren't sitting in class with them. :(
I will be in and out for the next 3 weeks.
I definitely won't promise lots of posts because my mind just isn't in it with everything else I'm trying to accomplish.

On another note, I had an amazing 10 mile run with my girls on Saturday and it sort of kick started my getting back on track.
I meal prepped and planned yesterday and I'm starting the Advocare 10 day cleanse today.
I will definitely get back to you with all of my results.
I'm hoping for some good ones because I've gained about 8 pounds in the past month.
I know, it sucks, but I did it to myself and now it's time to get back at it.

I hope you have an awesome week!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a fabulous Mother's Day! 
My whole weekend was awesome.
We decided to go camping with my parents this weekend.
We loaded up Friday after work and headed to a lake that is about 40 minutes from our house.
It is so nice and peaceful out there.
I love being away from the busy, crowded city for a few days.
It gives me time to clear my head, relax, and enjoy my family.
Camping pretty much consists of
playing games
 
lots of hugs and kisses

swimming
 
                                                             much needed rest
 
video
and some crazy, fun dancing.   
 
Sunday, we packed up and headed home at about 1pm. 
The kiddos took a nap and then we headed over to Chuy's for my Mother's Day meal.
It was delicious and I consumed way too many calories, but
I don't feel bad about it.
I deserve my splurge on this holiday. 
 
Happy Monday!







Friday, May 10, 2013

Feeling Normal again and Teaching

Wow it has been an exhausting few days around here.
I left work early on Wednesday because I felt like I was going to vomit everywhere.
I never vomit!
There have been times that I wish I could just to make the nausea go away.
I came home and went straight to bed.
Luckily it only lasted until the following morning.

State testing is going on at work and so the stress of it all effects everyone.
As a teacher, I just want all of my students to do well.
I hope and pray that I have done a good job and that they are well prepared and knowledgeable.
We have another testing day today and two next week.
Then, we are finished for another year.

Have you seen the viral video of the student from Duncanville?
I have so many thoughts when I watched it.
Remember, I am a high school teacher so some of my views are from experience with older kids.
First, I am very happy and proud of him for being so passionate about his education.
There are so many students who don't care at all about learning so it is refreshing to know there are those who want to learn.
Second, I am glad he let the teacher know how he felt, but wish he would have done it in a better manner.
Third, there are many teachers out there that don't care and do just sit at their desk and they need to be replaced, but there are also great teachers who get a bad rap for no reason.

I think a lot of people believe teaching is an easy job.
It isn't!
We don't just work during the day, we work evenings and weekends as well.
There are always papers to grade and lessons to be made.
We really don't have summers off because we attend trainings and create curriculum.
We work all summer coming up with new ideas to benefit our kiddos.
Many of us spend way too much time trying to come up with the perfect lesson so that the students will enjoy it.
And do you know what happens most of the time?
We create an awesome lesson, we get excited about it, and then we have students tell us its lame and they don't know why they need to learn anything.
It sort of takes away the flame from our fire to teach.
It is disheartening to put so much time into something and get nothing in return.
I will never give up the fight to create good lessons and get the attention of my kids, but the mentality of some of our youth needs to be changed.
I have been teaching for 9 years and something is happening somewhere and it is only getting worse.
I wish I had a classroom full of students like the boy from Duncanville.
It would make teaching so much easier.

I love working with kids and I know the importance of education.
I want all students to be successful and I want later generations to be able to run this nation efficiently.
I want kids to enjoy coming to school.
I want them to know that I care.
I want them to WANT to come to my class.
I want them to WANT to learn.

As a teacher, I will strive to make my students happy every day.
As a teacher, I will strive to make class enjoyable.
As a teacher, I will strive to connect with them.
As a teacher, I will strive to teach them important life lessons and curriculum.

As a parent, I will teach my children the importance of learning.
As a parent, I will instill the mentality of hard work pays off.
As a parent, I will be involved in my child's education.
As a parent, I will support their hard working teachers.
As a parent, I will teach them respect.
As a parent, I will teach them not to take education for granted.

What will you teach your children?

That is it for today.
A pretty deep post for a Friday, don't ya think.
Things to think about...

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Quick Check In

It's Wednesday and I haven't blogged or posted on IG very much this week.
It is finals week for my grad classes and I am stressed to the max.


I was looking forward to a few weeks of break before summer sessions begin, but then I realized that they begin next Wednesday.
Womp Womp Womp
I'm actually quite confused because they didn't start until the beginning of June last summer.
So, I don't know who changed it or why, but it is redic!
Therefore, I think I'm taking Thursday off of work to relax by myself and clear my mind.
I would take Friday, but it is our state testing day at work so I can't mess up the flow of everything.

Wish me luck!
I hope you are enjoying your week!
I'll be back soon...


Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekend and Goals

I had an awesome weekend with the fam!
We went to a bday party on Saturday, rode bikes, went to the park, and grocery shopped together.
We have started letting the kiddos ride their bikes to the park every Sunday after nap time.
They have LOVED it!
It is becoming our Sunday tradition.
On the flip side, my eating was once again horrible, but I did healthy shop yesterday so I am going to link up with Jess today and make some damn goals for this week.
I'm going to focus on 1 week at at time.
I feel if I look too far in advance then I won't stick with it.
So here ya go:

Operation Skinny Jeans
1. Drink 125oz of water every day.
2. Absolutely NO sweets. (this is going to suck bc it is Teacher appreciation week)
3. 30 Day Shred every day.
4. Gym for cardio 5 days.
5. Eat every 3 hours.
6. Eat more veggies.
7. No carbs at dinner.

I think I need to hunker down and not allow anything "bad" for 1 week and then I can get rid of all the horrible cravings I have been indulging in.
I'm sticking with it and I will not cheat at all.
It is a lot easier to wrap my little brain around 1 week.
I can do anything for 1 week!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sabotage

Yesterday was filled with good choices.
I woke up and shredded for the 3rd day.
Drank lots of water.
Ate healthy all day until...
My hubby came home with pizza because Kaylee was begging for it.
I knew he was going to stop to get it, so I gobbled down some corn on the cobb.
I was starving and I had just finished workout two so I knew if pizza was in front of me I would have not willpower.
By the time he got home, I wasn't starving anymore, but I was hungry.
To my surprise, he bought me a salad.
The problem...I didn't have any dressing to go with it.
I am very picky with dressing and I cannot eat a salad without it.
I did the next best thing and added salsa.
It was okay, but I could only choke down half of it.
I went upstairs and took a shower to convince myself that I didn't need pizza and to get rid of the BO from the gym before Chad made comments.
The convincing worked right up until the kiddos bedtime.
Then all hell broke loose and I ate pizza.
One entire piece and then half of my daughters.
And let's not forget the cinnamon pizza my hubs ALWAYS gets.
So annoying.
So my workouts(yes 2 separate times 30DS and the gym) yesterday were for nothing.
I guess it was better than just eating all the crap and not working out.
Why have I been this way for the past month?
Why can't I control my eating?
There has to be more to it
I typically decide to clean up my eating and it isn't too hard.
I just do it and feel better.
But for the last month, it is like this isn't really me.
Am I compensating for something else?
Is there an underlying issue?
I am not sure, but I don't like it.
Has anyone else had this happen?
I need some advice or maybe a counselor or maybe even fat camp.
I would love to go away, workout all day, and only have to make healthy food for me.
Well, that isn't happening so I better find a new alternative.
And soon.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

30 Day Shred-I need company for this torture.

I mentioned in my Wednesday Weigh in post that I began the 30 Day Shred again.
The first time I did it was after my daughter was born and I didn't do it consistently and I don't think I even got past level one.
I kind of moved on to just running at that point and didn't give it much of a shot. 
I'm not doing it for weight loss, but to build my strength back up.  
Also, it is something I can do at home in the morning or after the kiddos are asleep.
My plan is to shred every day for 30 days and to run 2-3 miles every other day.  I may go on a nice long run every weekend as well.
I have seen some amazing results from Nerkymeg and many other mlfc ladies. 
You can also google that shit and see lots of transformation pics.  
Do it...you will be amazed.
I was...
I didn't think 30 days would make such a huge difference.  
Who wouldn't sacrifice 30 days to look like them?  
I'm always willing to help others and love for people to keep me in check, so if you want to do the challenge then leave me a comment or email me. (arobertson1224@gmail.com) 
We can do it together.
You can yell at me in the middle of shreddin' or even in an email....it won't hurt my feelings.  
There isn't a better day than the 1st day of a new month to begin.  
It is only 30 days!

I've seen some crazy good inches lost so here are my starting stats:
Arms- 11.75
Chest- 35
Waist- 30.5
Hips- 37.5
Thighs- 24

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday

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Today I'm jumping on the bandwagon and joining the Weigh in Wednesday Link up.  
I decided last week to join in on the party and so I have been dreading this weigh in.  
Not because I don't like a good link up, but because I haven't weighed myself in a week.
Megan, you should be proud.
I knew it would be bad because some of my clothes have become tighter.
We have eaten out a ton and I haven't worked out.
So I'm officially at 153.8...Ouch!
I started 30 Day Shred yesterday and I plan on running a couple miles beforehand every day.
I have exactly 30 days before I will be on the beach in South Padre for my brother's wedding and there is nothing worse than feeling fat in a bathing suit.  
I am going to give it my all.  
That includes throwing out all the crap food still in my house from this weekend.
Shhhh don't tell my hubby.
He hates it when I throw out food....something BS about having self control.
What do I need from you....someone to kick my ass and keep me on track!
I have gotten way out of control with eating.
Enough so that it has become a little scary.
I have vowed to only weigh in on Wednesdays just to keep everything in check and to feed a little of my scale obsession.