Saturday, September 8, 2007

What's your craving?

My week thus far consists of two spin sessions. Two good ones, I will admit that. No running this week ... yet. I was looking forward to getting up this morning to do a few miles, outdoors, in the cool september morning. I scratched it once I woke to the sound of heavy rain at 7am, slept for another hour, and then headed into work at 9am.

Yep. I went to work this morning. I was planning on working a few hours to get organized and complete my lesson plans for the week. Six hours later, I left there and headed for Target for some much needed teacher supplies. 6 hours on a saturday... good grief. I hope once I am more organized and in the flow of things, these long days and extra hours will only happen sporadically. I expect I will be putting in some longer days or extra hours when IEP's are due or test results need to be looked over and compiled for reports. I know that the extra hours can be expected of most new teachers. It's just the inevitable.

On a different note, I have been thinking a bit lately about how I can change some things around in order to get my ass moving. Literally. I am a true endorphine junky and I "crave" it like any addict craves their substance of choice. I had a doctor appointment yesterday and there is no better way to end your work day by stepping on that damn scale. I have a scale at home and have weighed myself a couple times since moving (with the results of complete disappointment), but when I got on this scale at the clinic, and read the same numbers as at home, I just wanted to scream. Or punch the lady who said "It's your lucky day... you get to step on this scale!" I have never weighed this much in my life; I have gained 20 pounds since highschool (8 years ago), and more importantly 10 pounds since april. 10 pounds! People keep telling me it's probably muscle ... but 10 pounds? good god. On the upside... my clothes still fit the same... but this is still very upsetting. It needs to go. And there is no better time than now.

I love starting my day off with a workout, showering and then heading to work with a good sense of accomplishment prior to the start of the workday. I just need to get in the right frame of mind, and do this. The days that I do spin, can not be morning workouts since it is a scheduled class. But, everything else can be done in the morning, including swimming. I should really take advantage of the fact that the pool opens at 5am most weekday mornings. This coming week is going to be different. I know I have pretty much been saying that for the past few weeks, but this time I gotta do it. I am determined, and it's gonna happen. No excuses! And if not, I leave it to you fellow bloggers to kick my ass!

The difference between the unattainable and the attainable
lies in a person's determination.


Marcy said...

Ohhhhh homegirl you don't even want me to go there with the weight gain. Hi, my front button flew off of my jeans the other day. I know I've been gaining, and the lack of running (which usually keeps my weight at bay) doesn't help matters. I feel you pain chica!! Don't worry, the weight will come off soon enough!

Michele said...

your pool opens at 5am??? how great is that.

It is a daily struggle with my weight. I get on the scale at least ten times a day. I feel your pain and wish you luck. If you find the answer please clue me in.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry I have also gained 10 pounds recently and I agree it sucks. I'm on mission - I just have published my mission on my blog. You'll get off though.

Don't work to hard.

Anonymous said...

This might sound depressing to some, but I can't say that I truly feel your pain to lose weight... but I do understand the feeling of weight issues (only I want to gain= fill out).

I wish you the best of luck, keep us updated!

P.S. I'm ALREADY a bit sore from pilates this morning ;-)

L*I*S*A said...

The scale is an evil invention. I've been avoiding it for a while, but I stepped on yesterday and it was okay...we kissed and made up.

We all fluctuate on weight...ebb and flow. You'll nip this in the bud, I'm sure.

Jess said...

Our weights often vary, so the 10 pounds might be the result of many changes. Don't worry, you could shed that by Christmas, if you wanna.

SavvyFitChica said...

I wouldn't kick yourself over the 10 pounds, like everyone said, it could be just a temporary fluctuation. But, at the same time, if the 10 pounds can be a motivator to you to get out there and continue to live a healthy and active lifestyle, than use it. Just take it one day at a time...and have a great week working out!

J~Mom said...

Believe me I understand about the weight thing! We all do! I stayed the same weight despite all this working out forever!! Everyone kept saying it was gaining muscle....who knows maybe we are just strong people. :>)

Danielle said...

Ah, I know the dread of the scale, believe me, it's not a fun thing and I'm becoming a junkie, having to check and see if I'm getting anywhere on the loss and always seem to be disappointed.