What’s Up – December 2013 Edition

On my way home from work tonight, I looked ahead of me and saw the full moon.  It was huge!  I saw it and I thought, “Self…that explains A LOT!”

My class was totally Cray Cray today.  As in, off the wall, crazy.  But, I saw all of the other fifth graders and taught them Holiday Traditions from around the world and guess what?!?  Yep, they were all cray-cray!  So, I blame it on the moon!

What’s Up?  Well, I feel tired, ready for a break, fat, and totally 100% happy.

Keep Calm...Only Four More Days

Have I mentioned how much I missed being in the classroom?!?  I missed the excitement of the kids knowing there is only one more week until a LONG two week break.  I have missed all the planning and preparation that goes into planning fun things for your kids.  I have missed the “Thank You’s” when you give them a Gingerbread cookie from Trader Joes.  I missed the mystery readers and the excitement and the fun!

I am so happy to be back in the classroom and I am truly trying to remind myself to love every minute, even the cray-cray ones!

I have really been thinking about why I am struggling so much and why I have been struggling for the past few months.  I realized that when I started this blog three years ago, I was teaching in the computer lab.  My work load was 3/4 less than it is now.  I didn’t take much, if any work home.  I had hours to devote to you, working out, trying new products, planning meals, etc.  Since August, I have slowly gained weight and seem to have less and less time to spend on health.  I know that I have to get this figured out, and soon.  I need to have more balance in my life and I will get there.

But, it won’t be this week.  For this week, I am going to enjoy all 26 cherubs that I have in my face all day long.  I am going to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Christmas time teaching in a classroom.  I am going to enjoy every aspect that comes with Christmas, giving, and teaching.  For this week, I am going to continue LOVING what I do, no matter how frustrated I get.

Then, after Christmas, next week, I will work on getting more balance in my life.  I can and will come up with a plan to get my arse back in gear.  I can and will come up with a way to get back in the gym, track more, and go back to Weight Watchers meetings.

But…for this week, I am giving myself a break.  I am not going to stress over the small stuff.  The weight will come back off.  I have no doubt in that.  No more beating myself up.  Enjoy life, roll with the punches and enjoy the smaller things.  They are what make life worth living.

Is there anything you have been dwelling on that you just need to give up and give yourself a break over?  This week, in all the hustle and bustle, give yourself a break.  You deserve it!

Speaking of giving, check out this video that our pastor showed us in church yesterday.  It WILL warm your heart!

Four more days…I can do it.  In the meantime, give yourself a break…oh, and go check out the moon!  It is fabulous!

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.

  • http://www.realinto.com/ Carla

    It is wonderful to hear from teachers that truly enjoy what they do! They are all blessed to have you as their teacher. Enjoy this time.