Y'all, my fitness and healthy habits get shoved to the backburner a lot. Between waking up early to get myself ready, get the kids ready, get to work, get ready for the day, teach 1st graders all day long, work after school, pick up the kids, make dinner, work on TPT, plan lessons, play with the kids, and do household chores...when exactly am I supposed to have time to work out? And when am I supposed to make healthy lunches to take with me? I'm so exhausted by time I get home the LAST thing on earth I want to do is cook.
But alas, I've got to just re-prioritize. I used to work out all. the. time. That was pre marriage and pre kids. Does anybody know what I'm talkin' about? Maybe you do. If you don't, I'm jealous of all your free time.
So I'm teaming up with Gina over at Third Grade Tidbits for Slim Down Saturdays! I'm hoping it'll help keep me a little more accountable with taking care of myself (as I sit here with a Mt. Dew trying to get rid of a massive headache. Flaw #1.).
I'm shocked I lost 4 pounds. Seriously. But at the same time, I know what helped. I made healthy food to take to work, I wasn't snacking all day like I did when I was on break, and I drank water during school (but then bombed when I got home with the whole carbonated beverage thing). I'm going to try easing out of drinking pop, though. Whenever I just try to quit, it NEVER goes well. Baby steps!
So here are some pics of things from around the house that I'm trying to use to help this whole process.
Ok, don't think I'm a whimp. I normally use 5 lb. weights, but I have a shoulder injury that I'm trying to work through. I made the mistake of using my 5 lb. weights a week ago and I hurt myself again. So I bought a lighter set to try and help my muscles ease back into lifting weights. I got these 3 lb. weights at Target. And I LOVE pink, so I was happy. :)
I bought Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred right before I got pregnant and then put it on the backburner until after I had the baby. Well, I did it last week and it kicked my butt, but I did it! And it was tough, but it felt SOOOO good!
Here's my stash of water! I have it very accessible so that I can easily grab one while in the house or as I'm headed out the door.
More fruits and veggies! We have clementines, grapes, apples, and bananas in our fruit bowl on the counter.
The last thing I've been doing is this 30-day Squat Challenge that I found on Pinterest. I'm loving it!!! And no, none of those people are me...
Here's hoping that I can do a little better next week. It's possible, I just have to make it a priority!
Before I head to bed, I wanted to share that I ***FINALLY*** finished my math fact fluency pack! I'm sooooo excited about it! Remember how it was called, "Banana Split Math Fact Mastery?' Well yeah, I changed it. I wanted to come up with a reward system that wasn't food or sweets related. So I give you...
It's 147 pages of fun!!!! You must check it out! CLICK HERE to see it in my TPT shop! I really think you and your students will love it!
I'll be back in a couple days to share things from last week! :) Enjoy your Sunday!