My first two days went extremely well. I was so nervous, as if it was my first day teaching. To the teachers out there: Will I always get so antsy, or is it just because it was a new school? I can't remember being quite that anxious the last two years, but I may just be forgetting. But anyway, the students were fun and kind, and I think I have some great classes. I'm excited to see such a difference among all my classes--such different personalities! It'll be so fun to learn about each student, as it always is.
2, It's 7:38 pm, and we've already finished our workout AND dinner.
Yes. That's right. And actually, we finished dinner right around seven! Lately we seem to be eating at 7:45 or 8:00, and yesterday and today we went ahead and got things done much earlier.
Part of that is shorter workouts. Since we're tapering for our half marathon (COUNTDOWN: 3 DAYS), we've agreed to focus our workouts on our upper body only (I'm still doing Tina's boot camp but omitting any leg exercises), plus some very light runs. Today after work we did a quick arm/shoulder/chest workout, and my arms were shaking when I ate dinner!
But eating earlier also means we get to bed earlier, and we feel more refreshed in the mornings. It's all part of a grand scheme, because someday I want to be a morning exerciser! We've agreed to start slowly, so here's our plan:
- Spend a week or two going to bed early and waking up a little earlier each day.
- Start getting up at 5 am to do half-workouts (30 minutes of just cardio or just weights, for example); do the second half of the workout in the afternoon/evening.
- Eventually, get up at 4:30 for full workouts!
Alright, on to today's eats!
Cantaloupe, peaches, and whole wheat sourdough toast with butter and jelly
10:00 am - Morning Snack
1/2 cup of Trail Mix
1:15 pm - Lunch
Cream cheese, tomato, spinach, and cucumber on a whole wheat pita.
5:00 pm - Pre-Workout Snack
New-to-me dip with crackers from TJ's...SO GOOD. And pretty much all real ingredients!
6:30 pm (!!!) - Dinner
Oh yeah. This happened. Just a teaser, though; recipe to come next week! (I need to tweak it so it's perfect!)
After I publish this post (approximately 8:30 pm) - Dessert