Hey guys! Blog time is limited this morning, so this will be short and sweet!
Wait, what?? Blog this morning??
Yes, I took a mental health day from school today. I absolutely needed it. It is all just becoming too much for me and really dragging me down. I do not feel sorry for myself and I know that all jobs are difficult and stressful in their own way – It’s just me. Lately I just feel like I am not giving teaching 100% and it really takes more than 100% to be a great teacher. I have been impatient with my students and with my team. I left school crying nearly every day this week, just wondering how I was going to get everything done, without making teaching my life. I have other things to fit in, too.
The thing is, I feel guilty taking this day, because I know there are people around me, people on my team, who deserve to take a day more than I do. How in the world do they do it? They have families and sports and millions of other commitments that I don’t even have yet ~ and I am still overwhelmed.
So yes, I feel a bit guilty about taking this day. But I am being so productive. I planned on letting myself sleep until 7:15, which is two more hours than a normal weekday. However, I ended up having my complete A.M. workout finished by that time! And let me tell you, it killed me!!
Yes, INSANITY is insane. This morning I decided to try Plyometric Cardio Circuit. It is part of Month 1 DVDs, which means it is supposed to be easier than Month 2 DVDs. But it is not easy in any way. I could not finish the last 7 minutes of this 40 minute workout and I am not embarrassed to admit that, because it is killer. I felt like a football player while I did this workout. I have not been so tired and worn out in a long time. I thought I my cardio skills were pretty good, but I have been proved wrong!
Insane Cardio Circuit
I felt guilty not being able to finish the last 7 minutes, so I rested for a few minutes, then put in Turbo Jam Cardio Party Remix and did 10 minutes of that. It felt like a cool down compared to Insanity. I never thought I would consider Turbo Jam easy, but I did this morning. I still love it!
I followed this cardio-sweat-die-football-player-like-killer session up with an 8 minute ab workout, which is part of Turbo Jam Booty Sculpt + Abs. I felt great after all of this. I wish I had time to do workouts like this every day.
Next, I moved right on to my huge To-Do List. I am in productive mode today. I am taking a day off, so I am going to use it wisely. I am starting with cleaning ~ tons of cleaning!
I have crossed so much off of my To-Do List already today. It is a great feeling considering it is only 10:00. Check it out…
Crossing Things Off
Still so much to do, but feels good to be started. I just finished breakfast and will quickly share that with you. I was not too hungry, but felt like I should probably eat something after that workout. I went with a small banana cut into slices with PB and raisins on each slice. Some yogurt and granola on the side.
Not just any ol’ PB on those banana slices. A new one I found. I think I am becoming obsessed. This one is my favorite so far, though. Holy cow! I never shop at Wal-Mart anymore, but I am so glad I did!
This amazing PB is from the same company as the Dark Chocolate Dreams I bragged about on a previous post and is No-Stir Natural. I love having so many PB options in the cabinet. Yum.
Well I have WKOUT #2 (as my To-Do List reads) planned for 11:15 this morning, so I need to go get more things crossed off before that time quickly approaches.
See you soon! :) Happy Friday Bloggies!!