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My first meal after the Shakeology Cleanse:


Subway: 6” on Honey Oat, turkey with no cheese, and tons of veggies!  Peas with parmesan cheese.  And pizza sauce on the side – I dip the extra bread from the sub into this.  Best meal ever, right KT?

I read a quote once that I think is totally true:

“The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.” ~Chinese Proverb

Sometimes it is just so hard to remember this!  But by doing this cleanse, I have learned that I constantly give my body way more food than it actually requires.  I am going to stop doing this.  It is amazing how you feel and also how full you feel, when you just feed your bod the nutrients it needs. 

This just came in the mail (!!!) ~


A Christmas gift for Mom that I ordered from Sena Cases.  I hope my Mom is not reading this post.  I think she usually only reads Turbo Teacher when I email her and tell her to check the blog, so I should be safe!

I love Sena phone cases!  They are the best!  I am on my second Sena case, just because I was ready for a new color.  I think they would probably last forever.  And they are so convenient.  I love them so much, I took the time to email the company tons of positive feedback on the cases. 

The website has a variety of leather cases and many of them include a wallet, like this one.  They have many different colors to choose from.  You search the website according to the phone you have.  My mom just ordered an iPhone 4 and I know she will love this case.

Click here to shop Sena for yourself –>


Now Lil & I are hanging out listening to Christmas tunes by the tree, waiting for Benny to get home.  I love the Christmas season, as long as I can be nice and warm and cozy in my house and not outside fighting the winter-weather / mall-madness / crazy-drivers part of the season.


^ 3 awesome CDs in this set!

^ We still need a star for the top of our tree!  We have never had one, but it is on my list for this weekend…


^ Lilly’s stocking is hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nick will soon bring her Freats (!!!!!)  Love this stocking.

This post is a little bit of everywhere, but I feel like that is how my mind works on a Friday.  I get a huge surge of motivation thinking about all that I want to accomplish over the weekend.

This week was a positive week for me, for two major reasons:

Beachbody – Advance to Emerald


1st Principal Evaluation – Earned great marks

I worry a lot – a lot, a lot, a lot.  I worry about tiny things as if they were huge problems, I stress over details, I do not relax easily, I do not even eat lunch in the teachers lounge, because I am constantly worried about what I should be doing in my classroom.  I am a complete worry wart…

I wake up early on weekends, I make a list for everything – including the weekends, I cannot leave my classroom if my desk is not clean, I hate when I can still see black smudges after a student erases my dry erase board so I use a wet wipe, I do not like the look of apostrophes when I type, so I often do not use contractions.  I cannot stand it when I finish typing a paragraph and there is only one word on the last line – Seriously, go back and check this blog, I usually change the paragraph wording if this happens. The clothes in my closet are in order by color, And many more…

Anal-Retentive person: (such a strange term, so I Googled it) –>

A. Originally, a person characterized as anal-retentive was perceived as worrying excessively about passing feces and the little details of fecal consistency, color and aroma.
B. Common current usage, however, refers to anybody seen as overly worried about small details & unable to adopt philosophical attitude toward mistakes.

I am obviously talking about B here.  Definition A –> Yuck.

I bet these qualities can be easily irritating to people around me, including people I work with, who have to listen to me worry out loud.  And Ben, who listens to me stress every single night.  But I honestly think it helps make me who I am.  It keeps me productive, and it definitely helped me to earn both of the positives mentioned above

Maybe I worry about and stress out about small things because I do not have a family of my own yet, and kids to think about & put first.  Or maybe I will always do this, who knows…

Are you an anal-retentive person or are you laid back & easy going?

Ben will be home soon!  Looking forward to the weekend with he & Lil.

Happy Friday! Enjoy this weekend!

Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.

~Og Mandino