Good Evening Bloggies – Hope your Monday is going well… 

Mine is not too great. 

I just cannot figure out what my deal is, guys.  My appetite is huge.  I cannot even believe I am able to eat as much as I ate today.  But I let myself eat, because I had an appetite.  Now I regret it. 

On to better things ~ My workout yesterday was amazing so I decided to give myself a day off today.  However, after putting so much food into my body today, I am still considering a late night workout ~ after I finish this post.

Yesterday I hit the gym right after church, so I would not change my mind about going.  I told myself (and Ben) that I was actually going to do little cardio, no treadmill, and spend time with machines and weights.  This plan was semi-successful.  I did a great 30 minute elliptical workout, at 6 resistance and making sure I stayed above 12 speed.  My motivation for this faster-than-normal speed was my old iPod.  As I was doing all my cleaning on Friday, I ran across my old-school iPod shuffle.  I was so excited to take it to the gym and hear my old tunes.  They really pumped up my workout!! 

Though the treadmill was not in my plan, it continued to call my name while on the elliptical.  I did a quick mile on the treadmill at 7.5-8.5 speed, 2.0 incline.  I stopped to let my heartrate drop from .50-.55 mile. 

Then I hit the weights and the machines.  I think my problem with machines and weights is that I have no patience.  But I just kept reminding myself it was Sunday, and I was in no rush.  My strength training = Eh.

When I got home from the gym, Benny was ready to go INSANE – literally!!

We went with Cardio Power and Resistance, a 40 minute cardio workout.  I love working out with Ben and I love that he likes the INSANITY DVDs.  We really motivated each other throughout this killer workout.  I also love that Ben thinks the DVDs are difficult, too.  Because I have always considered Ben to be in great physical shape.  He admits that they are tough and that he had to stop a few times because he felt sick.  We are both super sore today.

Yesterday was an awesome workout day for me.  I wish I had time and energy for workouts like this one every single day.  Wouldn’t it be nice??

Check out the new treats I got for Lil yesterday!


I love PB and now Lilly does too! 

This post seems to be all over the place ~ But that is how my mind feels right now.  I have so much to do, I am not sure where to start.  I am feeling extra tired, too, and I think it is because of all the extra cals in my bod today.  I really need to get back on track tomorrow.  It is hard to be on track during the school week, though. 

Today we had an in-service day at school, which means no kiddos, just lots of meetings.  At one point, when talking about everything that has been put on teachers lately, my principal said, Teaching is a lifestyle.  How true is that??  I know we are not supposed to make our jobs our lives and we are supposed to leave work at the office.  But this seems impossible as a teacher.  Yes, it is a very rewarding career, and I love my kids, but there are certain days when I question whether or not I can handle this for the rest of my life.  Today, I am leaning towards no.

With all of this random-weight-gain-no-loss-ordeal, I have not been in the greatest mood lately.  With school things and Lilly and working out, I just feel like Ben and I have not spent much time together.  We are both always so busy lately and it stinks!  He is always so sweet to me, putting up with all my school-tears and breakdowns.  Today I surprised him with flowers.  I know it is a strange thing to do for a guy, but I just felt like it, so whatev.

I Love You

This could quite possibly be the most random post ever.  But my mind is filled right now.  It is Lilly time, school time, and perhaps workout time ???

Monday is almost over!  Goodnight, guys.