I’m so glad today was Thursday and tomorrow is Friday! I so don’t like having Monday professional days because by Friday, you’ve forgotten you had a day without students!

Teaching:

Today felt very mixed up. We started writer’s workshop this morning and it went quite well, though we had planned way too much. We got through a video about polar bears which was a really good documentary called Growing Up Polar. It was about an orphaned polar bear taken in by the Toronto zoo. We also made our polar bear habitats this afternoon. It was so neat to see how different they are and one child actually commented on that! We also had the chance to play outside today as it wasn’t raining for a bit:). On top of this all planning and prep for next week was completed:)

Exercise:

I came home and went directly out for a run. I can’t believe how much my Achilles bothers me until it warms up. It takes about a kilometer before it stops talking:(. I got 3.65km done which was good enough for a Thursday night, especially as I think I might end up running twice tomorrow.

Since my runs and workouts were finally equal, I also got to watch a hallmark movie and do a workout tonight. I ended up doing a minute of jogging between these exercises: bridges, crunches, burpees, squats, dips, mountain climbers, reverse lunges, curtsy lunges, plié squats, pushups, reverse crunches, froggers and bicycle crunches. It was nice to get back to this routine!

Movie:

Tonight I watched Nostalgic Christmas which was fine. I didn’t like the ending when the girl decided to take over her father’s shop at the drop of a hat. Wouldn’t they require more thought??? I know, I need to suspend reality!

Knitting:

I am attempting my date night sweater again. It seems like I have to start every knitting project five times😖. I hate to imagine how much I’d accomplish if I could start just once!

Eating:

I need to get back on track as the scale made me cry this morning. It’s such a slippery slope to where I used to be! Today I’ve had: rice cake with Pb, cheese and jam, yogurt with granola, apple and peanut butter, blood orange, cucumber and cheese, cookies. It’s still not great, but better than it has been lately.

Well I’m going to bed early as I’m getting up early for a workout with Lyndsay.

Have fun!

AJ

13 thoughts on “Happy Friday Eve:)

  1. Getting on the scale is a tough thing. I do it 3 times a week. I refuse to gain the 60 lbs I lost 5 years ago. Im proud of you for doing the hardest thing: seeing the NUMBER. NOW you can attack it!

  2. Glad to see you’re fully back to strength doing your Hallmark workouts. I have been doing squats and lunges (including double-stair climbs in the house which count as lunges) while I’ve had this cold and I do feel stronger for it, I think!

      1. That’s terrible! I didn’t know people hunted polar bears for fun. But if it was hunted for safety like they were attacking people then I’d be more understanding.

  3. I admire your commitment to running. I am not on speaking terms with my scale. The 50’s have wreaked havoc with my weight. Between weights and walking, I can’t budge the scale. I even gave up alcohol. I KNOW!!

  4. hope your week smoothed out and your new routines helped your kiddos deal with their energy in a more productive means

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