Measuring July Goals One Day Early

Happy Saturday!  I am so glad it’s the weekend and that I will be able to spend quality time with my family down in Orlando today.  It will be a busy one as will be our Sunday, so I am checking in with my July goals one day early.

Books/Reading/Curriculum Planning:

Goal: Review the following books & create “Lists”

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – DONE!
  • The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie- DONE!
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Heading into August: School starts early for us in Florida this year (August 15th with kids) so I am going to spend the early parts of August wrapping up a few curriculum loose ends, fine-tuning my pacing guides for the 1st quarter, and assembling my “Bootcamp” packets, which I’ll be sharing once they’re completed.

 

Health and Wellness:

July Goal: Workout daily & fit into my black and khaki capri pants. – DONE!

Yesterday, while my in-laws are in town, my little family and I had professional photos done.  I was freaking out all week thinking about what I was going to wear, nervously waiting for my order from Old Navy to arrive that had a potential and leading outfit, and mix-matching a thousand variations of tops and bottoms.  The moment of truth arrived around 3:30pm, three hours before we were supposed to meet the photographer, and I put on my goal khaki capris just for shitz and giggles.  BAM!  They fit!!!

Heading into August:  Keep up the momentum of hitting the gym daily, eating in moderation, and be grateful all the hard work paid off.

Goals for The Week of October 26th

Happy Monday!

I’m still flying on a renewed-energy high, but didn’t get quite the right amount of sleep last night, so I’m desperately missing my caffeine routine.  I am going to make an extra “cup” of coffee to hopefully trick my brain and body into thinking it’s a true serving.  My second cups of coffee are always about 2/3 decaf and 1/3 regular, but only on days that I need them.  Oh coffee, how I miss thee.

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This week is a “short” week at school because Friday are parent/teacher conferences for the first quarter ALREADY!  Time has truly flown by!  In only a few short weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with my family in Michigan.  It’s going to be a great time sharing our pregnancy, in-the-flesh, and the joy of welcoming our little boy sooner than we think.


I want to do a better job of setting and monitoring the progress of my weekly goals.  Right now I just have a list and that helps me to create the goals, but the follow-through isn’t as consistent as I’d like.  Here are a few that I am working on for this week:

1.  70 ounces of water a day.  I know that this sounds like a lot, but when I had my goal of 64 ounces, I still felt like I was thirsty.  I also want to ensure that my liquid intake is mostly water and not juices or coffee.

2.  5 days of exercise per week.  I really felt good after taking a few days off of working out towards the end of last week.  I would like to keep my weekends on the calendar, but two days a week of relaxing before work will help me to feel  better during the day.

3.  Vacuum the house and car.  Both the house and car need a good sweeping, especially after we played at the beach both mornings this past weekend.

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4.  More veggies, fewer pretzels.  I’ve been tell you all about my “salty” cravings throughout the entirety of this pregnancy, and I have not done a good enough job of balancing the healthy with the non-healthy options.  I tend to reach for the easier choices, which tend to be pretzel chips, BBQ flavor anything, and frozen vegetables that have been pre-flavored. I stocked up on some delicious and flavorful vegetables this weekend, and went back to an old staple from my high school days: cottage cheese.  I know, it’s an acquired taste.  In fact, I have avoided it for YEARS, hence the “high school days” comment.

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Full Drawers and Tummies

Happy Monday!  It’s easy to be in love with a Monday afternoon when you are still in Winter Break. It’s just one of the many benefits of being a teacher.  Today, my husband and I celebrated another reason: Teacher Hero Day at Tijuana Flats!

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My dangerously delicious blackened chicken saladTFlats

With one set of drawers full, I decided it was time to pass some gas put my new drawers together for my office/craft room.

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This is what the room looked at the beginning of the new makeover:

Before

The first step was to just painting the office and moving the furniture around.  This happened over the summer and through the course of “living in” the room, I was able to adjust things so that it suits my needs more efficiently.  I moved my kitchen table-turned-desk-turned-craft-table where the orange chair is and move my desk-always-was-a-desk to the other side of the room.  This left an empty, awkward space under the shelves on the wall:

Empty Space

Enter two storage carts!

Rolling Cart

They were SUPER easy to put together and I was able to do so in about 15 minutes from start to finish.

Two Carts

I spent the next 45 minutes deciding what to put in each drawer and in which cart.  The final conclusion was to put all of my Christmas card/gift tag materials in the cart on the left and my more multipurpose materials in the one on the right; items like scissors, rulers, paper punches, and office supplies.  I’m sure, like the room in general, the more I “live in” them, the more they will morph to suit my needs.

Craft Room