Finding my Balance
Friday, April 22, 2011
I'm not sure where the balance has been in my life this school year, but since August 2010, I have not taken time for me. Things at work have been crazy. If you have heard anything about Wisconsin teachers in the news this year, you know only a small part of it. Even before all the political events, I have been working late about 3 days a week. I don't know what I would have done without my husband picking up my slack around the house and with the kids. He is the best!
I have taken 13 credits this year and I taught a 3 credit course. This is all in addition to my regular work load. There have been so many nights of professional learning at my school that I have been doing. The hours it takes to prepare and then do it have been incredible. Then add the kids schedules on top of this and I feel like I'm holding my nose just above the water.
I have fallen into old habits-bad eating habits and not getting my exercise in. The kids have started training for a local 10K. We walked it last year. I have started training with the kids and hope that we will be able to walk/run it in June. Yesterday, because of Maudy Thursday, we didn't get our run in, but we are all off today. We are going to do it before lunch today.
I love the feeling I get when I exercise and I love being able to walk/run outside. This winter was long and hard. I didn't get much exercise in. Now I feel more motivated as the weather is finally cooperating. I need to start logging my food again. I started over in diet stages and hope this will help me get back on track.
I hope everyone has a very Blessed Easter.