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Rainy weather

Monday, September 06, 2010

Ok, it's not that rainy, but the sky is gray, it's windy, and a lot colder- only 58 degrees. I feel kind of achy, but I'm sure I'm still too young for the weather to effect how I feel. I bought a sleeveless wetsuit so I can extend my stand up paddle boarding into less than fabulous weather, but I can't drum up any motivation to go out in this weather, which makes me feel guilty about not just getting out there. My, my, I'm being such a whiner.

Time to focus on what I need to do.
1. Go to Costco for vitamins, and low cal. snacks for next week so I don't resort to chocolate when I get hungry in the afternoons.
2. Replace the furnace thermostat so I don't have to worry about it when the weather really gets cold. (Done√)
3. Walk the dogs
4. Finish the last wall display in the classroom and organize materials for the first 3 days of school.

I still feel like a loser because I haven't paddled for two days and this will be the third. I better think of a few things I've done that do take me towards my goals.

1. Rode my bicycle 7 miles to work on my classroom two days ago (I peddled up some pretty big hills)
2. Walked the dogs
3. I've stayed in my calorie range 6 of the last 7 days, and the day I went over was less than 100 extra calories.
4. My classroom is going to be in better shape to start the year than ever before and I've only been spending 2 to 5 hours per day working on it rather than 10 to 14 like in years past. Finally, I've learned to work smarter and balance my personal and work time!

I love my new Stand Up Paddle board, but I don't have to be on it every day. It's not like I'm going to walk away from it if I don't use it every day. I will be using it again this week! I can use it this weekend, too! I can also ride my bike, and the dogs always need their walks. It's all exercise and I can keep my focus on balancing teaching with an active lifestyle. Ok, I feel better.
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    Gosh - I wish it were 58 degrees here so I can start splitting plants and preparing the garden for winter.

    Enjoy your week.


    And congrats on the new paddleboard. What fun?!

    3894 days ago
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    It's good to have goals to work for, and you seem to have your life organized well. You're not neglecting your paddle board, even if you don't do it as regularly as you want. Remember how much you like it though! great for getting your classroom ready, and for biking there! that's great! I think you're doing really well!
    3894 days ago
    Riding your bike is great exercise, too. You're doing fine!
    3894 days ago
    This is very inspiring and you should feel emoticon about yourself!
    Remember that variety is the way to go!
    and I am so impressed at your organization - I too am trying to stay with my "prep" for work without letting it dominate me. Not easy this time of year!
    3894 days ago
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    wow! You really a prepared to succeed in your weight loss journey. You seem to be doing fine.
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    3895 days ago
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