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I have a lot to cover so pay attention....

That's usually how I start one of my chemistry classes :) Anyway, I just had to post my morning so far. After my last post (45 mins ago) I decided to go work out. My initial plan was to figure out some strength moves and work some cardio in then a little later I have to walk to the mall to get my glasses adjusted. I didn't plan on doing anything hard. But as I was getting ready to workout I found myself thinking of my resources. I decided to look and see what I had in terms of strength DVDs when I spotted Jillian. Ahhh....Jillian....I know many people don't like her but she is just the kind of kick in the butt I need to make me move. So I decided to do her Biggest Winner workout - Front. It's 30 minute mix of cardio and some strength. I like it because it's quick and a sweat drenching good time. Also, you don't get bored because you go from move to move to move so fast you can hardly breath. I got ready, popped it in and off I went. I don't know h…

Using resources

I'm a teacher (god, do you know how I love saying that???) and as a teacher one of the things you must become good at is using your resources. Teachers generally get very little money, in pay and support, so using resources to the full potential is important. Last year I did not use my resources at school as well as I could have and I am making a serious effort to change that this year. I am looking for ways to use the resources I have available in new and creative ways that will work for me. While we are not an Online School, we have a lot of our resources online. This should be used to it's fullest advantage, and that is my goal in school this year. Having said that, I don't believe I am using my resources at home effectively. I have an elliptical and a stationary bike. I have weights, hand-held and a bar, a weight bench, books on working out coming out of my ears, DVDs like crazy, and things to play them on. There is no reason why I need another piece of equipment t…

Golden Graham Treats

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Have you tried these?? They are crack for the sweet tooth. I kid you not. I saw these in a store about 3 weeks ago and picked one up because I was craving something sweet. It's 260 calories which I don't think is too bad. I ate it later that day and have been craving them ever since. I can only find them at one store in the next town and it is just driving me nuts. I have been wanting one for about a week now and I finally stopped tonight and bought 6 of them. I'm going to throw them in the freezer that way when I want them I'll have not and not go Jonseing for it. I'm looking forward to one later. I'm hooked and I don't eat much junk type food. So if anyone from General Mills is listening I'm available for a review if you want to send a case or two :)

Trying to walk the walk

So yesterday was baby step but a step nonetheless. I did the elliptical for 30 minutes and I recorded everything I ate. I had planned on working out later in the day too but it was so hot and humid and then I got caught up in housework, so I never got in a second workout. But I felt very good about what I did do. I did the elliptical and was busy all day.

I tracked my food all day and ended up consuming about 2300 calories. That is actually not too terribly bad. I went out to lunch and had beer and a burger and had dessert after dinner. So 2300 with all that is pretty darn good in my book. Of course, according to all the indicators I only burned about 2,000 calories but that's okay. More important than the actual numbers involved are the actions; working out, staying busy, tracking my food. This must be a habit, every day, without my becoming completely obsessed by it.

Today I plan to walk the dogs, do the elliptical for 30 minutes, then go to the zoo with the parrot …