Anyone that follows and reads my blog on a regular basis knows that my Truthful Tuesday posts are a little redundant. And by that, I mean that I'm honest ALL of the time. I don't sugar coat, I don't hold back - I just tell it like it is. But that's when I'm talking about one specific subject. The point of Truthful Tuesday is to bundle various feelings up in to one neat, little package so I can release those feelings in to the world...cyberworld. So, that's why I still have my Truthful Tuesday posts...cause sometimes I just need an honesty post that covers all the other stuff I don't regularly blog about.
To be honest.... It felt absolutely AMAZING stepping in to my classroom yesterday. I would assume it was comparable to an artist opening up a fresh, new canvas. The room was completely bare, except for my furniture, but I didn't see it that way. I saw it as my masterpiece in the making. The room where my dreams would come true. The place I would change lives. The first thing I did before anything else was snap a couple of pictures. The "before" pictures, if you will. And here they are...
To be honest.... I really had no idea how long it will take to get my classroom ready. Peanut and I were there for 3 hours, yesterday, and we did absolutely NOTHING in terms of starting to get anything ready. All we did was sort through all of the bulletin board stuff I have - and seperating what I can use and what I can't. And I was only able to take a couple of boxes of stuff with me. There is still PLENTY more that needs to go.
To be honest... I'm very nervous where my head will be in terms of my working out over the next couple of weeks. Now that I've seen my classroom, and how much work that needs to be done, it's all I can think about. I want to get in there and get it done - and thinking about going to the gym interferes with that progress. I was worried that this would happen, but I have a feeling that Peanut will really help get me through it. She's very determined to help me succeed at both my weight loss and getting my classroom set up. So, maybe she can be the voice of reason that I will so desperately need.
To be honest... I can't believe the changes that have appeared in my twelve year old daughter. It seems that practically overnight, she's grown up. And her relationship with me has really changed - for the better. She talks to me about everything. She's not afraid to give me her honest opinion - even if she knows it's probably not what I want to hear. I just don't know what happened to her. What I do know is that I like it - and I'm so happy that we are so much closer.
To be honest... I want to be clear that I love all three of my children equally. It's just such a big deal with the changes I've seen in Peanut...who a few months ago basically hated me because I was taking her out of the school district she had grown to love. It's a big deal that our relationship has not only mended it's self... but is now stronger.
To be honest... I have a strong feeling that, over the course of the next few weeks, my classroom is going to be a highlight on my blog. Yes, I will still be focusing on my weight loss and trying to work-out whenever I can - but I blog about stuff that's really important to me. Finally having my classroom is EXTREMELY important to me. So, I apologize in advance to people who read this blog for weight-loss talk, and end up finding it's a lot about a first-year teacher who's just starting out.
To be honest... I'm really excited about the meals that Hubby has planned for us this week. He really has a knack for finding healthy recipes... recipes that the whole family will enjoy. I even made sure I did the grocery shopping on Sunday - even though it was 10 o' clock at night - so that we would be all set for the meal plan this week.
To be honest... I've realized that even if I don't get as many work-outs in as I'd like, the nutrition part of my weight loss journey is vital at keeping me on track. There just isn't any room for sliding or set-backs. I have to make sure I'm eating right EVERY SINGLE DAY. Even though it's not the ideal scenario - I know that I'm able to lose weight by just eating better. Not that I plan on not working out at all... but I want to prepare myself for "distractions" in terms of going to the gym. I would love nothing more than to be able to go for a long walk each night.... but this stupid weather won't allow for that at the moment.
To be honest... I often forget I have so many work-out resources available to me in my own home. I have a home gym set, tons of DVDs, and several work-out programs for my PS3. I just have to remember that they are there and use them. Just because I can't get to gym because I'd much rather spend all of my time in my classroom really doesn't give me an excuse not to work-out. It's just time to dust off my own tools. I must make a note to remind Peanut of this fact, too.
Alright, my time is up....doctor appointments are on the agenda today.
Till next time. ;)
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