I just realized tonight that while I’m still trying to do everything I’ve always done, nothing is done as well as it usually is.

Teaching:

After resetting the alarm twice and getting up 45 minutes later than normal, I got my butt to work. We had music this morning and then we tackled addition after recess. It went really well and the children were able to show me they could use manipulative to add, so we moved on to using the number line and counting on. They loved the game turkey trot and seemed to be getting it.

This afternoon we started making snowmen. I love art like this because while I gave them a tracer and some items they had to include, everything else is up to them. I like seeing how creative they can be! I also enjoyed having the very cute TOC come and work with me during this time:)

Exercise:

I dragged myself out for a run this evening. It wasn’t raining so I went to the park and around the park. I got in 4.33km, but it was slow as molasses compared to normal. I’m really missing running faster and being able to run longer. There were actually several times that I thought about stopping and walking, but then it would have taken longer to get home.

After several hours of sitting on the couch I did a hallmark movie workout tonight too. In between each move I did about a minute of a shuffle on the spot. I did: squats, crunches, reverse crunches, pushups, jacks, dips, reverse lunges, burpees, plié squats, curtsy lunges, lateral lunges, mountain climbers, high knees and froggers.

I find it really tough to think about the fact that now I do 20 high knees when usually I would be doing a minute of them and my workout would include a lot more demanding moves, power and speed. I find it tough to not workout because it seems like a slippery slope to what I used to be, but it’s also tough to see my workouts be so easy because I can’t do more. 😖😖

Knitting:

I’m still working on the baby blanket, but am really loving the snowflake pattern. I am hoping I have more sport weight yarn so I can make it bigger! It’s also nice to think I’ve already used up four balls from my stash:)

Movie: my movie tonight was the Two Turtle Doves again. It was just as cute and Christmassy tonight as it was two nights ago. I really liked the line that all traditions were once new. They were new ornaments that are now put on the tree very year, it was a new baked loaf that is now made and eaten every year. I think that’s an awesome thought to keep in mind to get through the holidays healthily:)

Well I’m off to bed.

Have fun!

AJ

19 thoughts on “Still Going But Not To The Same Extent

  1. Not sure if this is helpful, but I think sometimes it’s good to value “frequency” over quality or quantity in exercise. Maybe keep doing what you’re doing and look for incremental improvements rather than a return to how things were.
    (Don’t mean to sound preachy — I know everyone thinks of these things differently).

  2. I’m not up to snuff, either. We haven’t walked to the creek yet this year. I’ve not been up to it after the cold. We have done half walks, which are better than nothing. Hope you get your old zip back soon.

  3. I agree it’s so frustrating to have to step back from workouts in order to heal from an injury or being sick. It’s hard but hang in there! It’ll be worth it in the end

  4. sorry this has knocked you back as much and as long as it has. remember coming back after break is tough on the body too as your out of routine and you were able to sleep more on vacation. you will get back into a groove one step at a time, just don’t beat yourself up if the steps are smaller than you’d like

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