Thursday, January 5, 2012

Starting The Spring Semester!!

So yesterday was an awesome day! I got my check from last quarter at the after school program, so now we can pay off my credit card (completely!) Wahoo!!!

I got a phone call from the coordinator of the After School program yesterday, and since the first semester of the year went SO well - she's already made me the offer to come back again next year! Wahoo!!! I am so excited!! I think that's a testament to all my hard work that she already wants me back before I've started all my new schools!

Speaking of new schools, I started 2 brand new ones yesterday - and I'll admit, I was apprehensive. Starting a new school there's always the risk that they won't be as excited about the program as you'd like them to be. However, they all LOVED it! It went beautifully!! I'm really hoping every school continues to go so well - I've got one today and then pick up the other 2 on Tuesdays starting next week.

I'm thinking that Wednesdays won't be so hard now that I have 2 classes that I really enjoy plus Curves. Yesterday felt effortless (even though I was physically tired by the end of the day) Total calorie burn for yesterday was 3,294 with 14,500 steps taken (woot!) and 2 hours 43 minutes of total activity time. Definitely feels awesome to get moving again!

There is one thing that is causing me some concern though. Yesterday in my first class, one of my 14,500 steps didn't land correctly - and I've had a lingering pain in the top of my left foot. Its not muscular, and I'm worried about the potential of a stress fracture. I only have one class today after work and then I'm off until Monday from I'm going to try to wrap and rest my foot to see if that helps improve it. I can walk on it (and I jogged a little last night to see what would happen) - and the pain isn't severe, but its there's cause for concern. Hopefully its nothing, but I have to be careful with it.

Nutrition has been in line since Monday and I'm feeling SO good right now. I'm down a total of 3.4lbs this morning (would have been higher, but I slept terribly last night so I didn't get the overnight stress & water release that I usually do) Looking forward to a nap after work today to make up for my crappy sleep. Hopefully I'll continue to see these great numbers over the next few weeks. We're planning an "off diet" day (I refuse to use the words cheat since that provides a negative connotation) - looking forward to relaxing a little, but I'm also looking forward to getting back in line. After only 4 days I'm already feeling better about myself and I want to keep up that trend!

In other news, as mentioned before - I'm keeping track of my reading again this year. I finished up an AMAZING book last night and now I'm anxious for the next one in the series to come out later this year! I've read everything by this author and I LOVE everything she writes! Such incredible stories!! I can't believe I've read 2 whole books in 4 days! EEP! Gotta love good books! I'm starting another series today - I've read the first 3 and the new one came out last month...its been so long since I've read them (like 4 years!) that I figured I'd re-read the whole series! Couldn't hurt!

Things are starting to pick back up again - I hit a downpoint late last year (probably due to crappy confidence from crappy eating) but I'm noticing positive changes occurring now. My excitement for things is starting to pick up again and I couldn't be more thrilled!

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