Oh Monday, here again.
Last week got difficult. I think pregnancy has finally given me a swift kick in the
My workouts consisted of walking Griswold every day. That’s it. I cleaned some too. That’s it. And that felt impressive to me given cleaning seems to exacerbate my aches and pains.
I’d like to walk on our treadmill this week. I really want to keep active. If I have a day or two where I’m feeling good enough after school I will. But let’s be real, just wrangling myself into tight workout clothes is a ten minute workout in and of itself.
I have managed to get in my 10k steps everyday this past week at least. I’m trying really hard to keep moving regularly.
I have a ton to do at school this week, but thankfully today is the start of Red Ribbon Week and the middle school prevention counselor will be in my classroom all day today teaching all three grade levels a lesson on e-cigarettes and energy drinks. I’m going to try and just sit back and be productive for myself while she teaches. And manage behaviors, of course, because middle schoolers can be real buttheads sometimes.
Three more weeks of work. With doctors appointments and Veterans Day thrown in that means 11 more working days. It’s sound like much, but to my aching body it sounds like a nightmare. I do not understand people who work until they pop. Dr. Brown asked me on Friday if I was still working since he knows I teach and am on my feet all day. When I said yes he just sort of gave me a little grimace. It took every ounce of my willpower not to say “I’ll take a note to get me out sooner then, thanks” because I know he’d give me one. The only perk to working right now is the passage of time. I have a lot to do at home before baby gets here, but the days definitely tick by faster at work than at home, even if work completely destroys my energy and leaves me moaning in pain by 4pm.
In non-complaining news, my baby shower was on Saturday and it was wonderful! We had a nice turn out of friends and family and got lots of great stuff for Ellie. We still have some major necessities to buy for ourselves before we’re done with the nursery, but we got a lot of things on Saturday that will helpful with a new baby that we’re very excited about. So a big thank you to everyone who came and showered us with love. We had a fantastic time!
So right now my “fitness” goals include getting my 10k steps in everyday and trying to get 10 miles of walking, plodding, ellipticalling, whatever in every week. I think those are both doable goals that should keep me moving enough.