Well Peeps, I made it through the first few days of school and HOLY COW! I am LOVING it! But…I am so stressed! I have so much to do all-the-time! I know the beginning of the school year is always like this for classroom teachers. I know it will get easier and less stressful as I get used to all the demands put on me and all the planning and preparation. But…for the last week or two, I have had no time for “Me.”
Staying at work until at least 5:00, not working out, eating like crap, not going to Weight Watchers, etc. has begun to get to me.
I feel gross. I am so stressed that I don’t even care. All I can think about is getting work done. I KNOW that I could do a few things differently to take care of “Me.” I know that I better get my crap together or I am going to start gaining weight rapidly (if I haven’t already!).
I need to make sure I go to Weight Watchers this week strictly for accountability purposes. I need to get on the scale, face the ugly truth and get my stuff together. I will not let myself go to hell just because my job is VERY stressful at the moment.
I also need to stop stuffing my face with crap. None of that food will make this stress go away. It actually makes me feel worse. So, instead of being stressed, I am stressed and feel disgusting.
Here is my plan for the week to make some time for “ME!”
Monday: Try to go to Crossfit at 4:30 and still go to Weight Watchers at 5:30. If I have to miss Crossfit, to go to WW, I will! I am going back to my old meeting. I miss those people and I need that small group. I will go to Weight Watchers at 5:30, weigh in, and face the truth.
Tuesday: I would normally go workout but I have Parent Orientation this night so I can’t. However, last week when I had Parent Orientation on Thursday (Yes, we have to go to two nights of Parent Orientation…don’t ask!) my husband brought me McDonald’s. That will not happen this week. I am going to make myself a dinner to go of chicken and veggies and take it with me to heat up!
Wednesday: I am going to the gym! I will either go at 4:30 or 5:30, depending on my work schedule but I will get there.
Thursday: Back to the gym I go.
Friday: Leave work before 4:00 and spend some “ME” time with my mom. I love spending time with her and I will get more out of bonding with her than I will sitting around at work.
Saturday: Get up and workout. I don’t have to go to the gym but I need to at least put my rear end out in the street and move it!
All week, I need to focus on my eating. No more crap. No more stress eating. No more eating something just because it is in front of me. I WILL count Weight Watchers points plus and I will get myself together. My health is too important!
Is anyone else out there stressed right now and they are not being careful about their eating and exercise?