Thursday, August 28, 2008

Back to work is tiring and I haven't even met a student yet!

I've been an exhausted, emotional wreck the last 2 days. Setting up a classroom is hard work. I really hate it when people say to me, "Oh it must be nice to have 3 months off in the summer." Yes it is nice to have consecutive days off. But it's not 3 months, and believe me, I work way above and beyond my 7 hour day. I don't know many other people who stay at their jobs after they are "clocked out." I don't know of many people who take their work home and stay up to finish it and I don't know of many people who go in on their days off (holidays and weekends) to do their work and not get paid. I was at work today from 8:30 am until 8:30 pm. I am WIPED OUT!!!!

Anyway, here's my status: still pissed at my lovely lady lumps but I'll get over it. I never thought I'd see the day where I was pissed that I weight 125. That's the weight I always used to lie and say I was when I was really 140! Ha! I also should be grateful that I actually weigh less now than I did in high school and that I say I weighed on my driver's licence. Come on ladies, am I the only one who ALWAYS lied on my weight for that. I actually weigh less than it says now so I want to get it renewed for the 1st time in my life!

For exercise, I'm .5 miles away from my 100 mile goal for the month.

Wednesday- rest day for running, but did my buns and thighs Pilates video and day 2 of week 1 in the Push Up challenge: 12, 12, 10, 10, 12 plus 2 sets of 12 dips on my stairs

Thursday- Walked for 5 min. 4 rpms on a 4% incline, ran on 4% incline @ 5 rpms 1 mile, another mile on 1% w/ 4 gradual pickups from 6, 6.2, 6.4 then 6.8 rpms, repeat both for a total of 4 miles running, and 5 min. cool down at 4% incline 4 rpms. I felt my chest muscles running this morning from the push ups yesterday.

OK, off to bed for another long day so I don't have to go into work this Labor Day weekend.


carla said...

love the title.
Im not in the schools all that often (once a week) but preparing is still killer!

have a great weekend and be kind to those ladylumps :)


BeachRunner said...

On the job front, hang in there. And great workout discipline. Keep it up! Lose 80 Pounds said...

Teachers are one of the most taken for granted occupations out there and you deserve a huge high-5 for the work you do. What grade is it that you teach?

Lovely lady lumps...I have those, too! I'll refer to my back fat as that from now on. It has lessened but I think I will always have extra baggage back there. =(

lol... I've been lying on my driver's license since the day I got it 18 years ago! But for once in my life, I actually weigh 25 pounds LESS than it says! Once I get to goal that's the first thing I'm going to do...go get that sucker updated! =)

N.D. said...

Yea- take a step back and look how far you've come. 125 may sound high but step out of the zone and it is a low weight! : ) I wish I had started my pregnancy there!! School - I agree with the title completely. 3 months off - and 9 months of working 80 hour weeks and not having a life!

Kate said...

Ahh Emotional and Exhausting, i know all about that. Hang in there chica.

And Ps, thanks for the nice comments on my blog, it's so very appreciated.

new*me said...

Chelle,how 'bout some love for yourself! You are so down on yourself. Snap out of it! Right now ;) You are beautiful! Look at your before pic! That doesn't look like you! That girl was beautiful too but look at you now....strong, healthy! Let the numbers go and start living the happy life with your family. And God Bless teachers like you!

*Bitch Cakes* said...

Chellie, I thought I was subbed to your blog, but I guess I wasn't (I am now)

I cannot get over your before and after photos! What an amazing transformation! I am so proud of you and inspired! I couldn't do that many pushups and still could not even imagine running.

I understand being "upset" with being 125 even though you would have killed for that number before- it's not the number you're upset with, it's what it implies- that you haven't been as disciplined or in control of your behaviors as you need to. I'm sure you will get everything back to where it should be soon enough.

Again, you are amazing!