The only day I went to the gym, up until today, was Monday. MONDAY!! That was 5 days ago! So, I'm not a gym rat, yet, but going 5 days without working out has gotten me a little...urm...on the edge.
If you read my blog post from yesterday, you know that I'm working on making time for myself - making my work-out time a priority. It was hard writing that post, knowing that all week I hadn't kept my word. In my defense, though, it was MY other priorities that had to be taken care of - and there was no working around it.
This week was my last week in my 2nd grade placement. It's been crazy, hectic. I had to get all of my ducks in a row in preparation for starting in my Kindergarten placement on Monday. That meant staying at work later than I had intended, Tuesday. Wednesday, there was a staff meeting that went on longer than I had planned. Thursday, I had to go and pick up my graduation stuff - very high priority. Yesterday, well, there was no excuse for that - except I was sad and the offer of grabbing a drink with the team I've been working with for the past 16 weeks sounded good.
I had such a hard day yesterday. First, and foremost, I need to mention that I am NOT a crier. Yeah, I get sad sometimes - but it takes a lot to make tears flow from my eyes. Yesterday was one of those days. All day long I tried to swallow the lump that had permanently attached to the inside of my throat. With each "why can't you stay?" and "we don't want you to leave" from my students - the lump grew bigger and bigger. By the end of the day, I was a mess. I quickly swept away any moisture that escaped from my eyes - and figured it best to not say anything due to fear that full-blown sobbing would appear. I almost made it. That was, until I walked my kiddos down to leave for the day - and one boy, who hadn't said much to me all day, took me aside and said "Ms. Hill, you are a great teacher and I hope that you'll get to be my teacher again. I'm going to really miss you". As his tears welled into his eyes, I could barely get the words "I'll miss you, too" out before I had to bolt into the teacher's lounge and release the uncontrollable sobs. I never knew it was possible to get so attached to a group of kids - but I did. I'm going to miss them so much. OK - no more crying!!
This weekend? Even crazier, even busier. I have a MAJOR project due Tuesday - and how much have I gotten done? Urm...nada...nothing...barely scratched the surface of starting. So that's the plan for today. HOWEVER, a trip to the gym in going to happen!
I have done very well with my food intake - and the logging. I feel that now I have my BodyBugg, I would be wasting it by not getting accurate results. In order to do that - I have to log. I'm also amazed that, even though I haven't worked out, I've still been burning calories like crazy. Guess that's to be expected when I'm running around like a chicken with it's head cut off.
After 5 days of not working out, my body is feeling the effects. I was so tired last night. I'm not really sure if it was more physical exhaustion or mental exhaustion - but it was exhaustion...and it made me fall asleep on the couch at 7pm. I woke up around 11 and went straight to bed. I figured I'd end up waking up in the middle of the night - and could use that to my advantage by getting a couple hours of work in before the household woke up. Yeah - did NOT happen, cause I didn't drag my lazy butt out of bed until 6:30 this morning.
When I did manage to get out of bed, my body hurt. I felt like I was 90 hobbling out of bed to the bathroom. I know that was mostly because I had been in bed WAY too long...but I also want to think it's because my body is getting tight - and needs a little work-out to loosen it up.
OK, enough sitting here whining about how much I have to do - time to get to it. My project isn't going to write it's self.
Till next time. ;)
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