News at Home: A Great Week Back!
Y’all I had a pretty great week back to school! Even though spring break was far from relaxing, it was productive and having a better home space definitely is paying off. But, more than that… my kids were just really good. Yes, I had a couple kids misbehave. But for the most part, my kids did what they were supposed to and we were able to just learn and have a good time. It was like the week I wish I always had. Dare I hope that next week will be equally good?!!
I also asked my principal and AP for recommendation letters for my Ed.D. program — Eeek! I was so nervous about asking them, because – while I know they think highly of me – would they have a problem with me missing work for school and having a path that means leaving in the not too distant future? Well, when I asked them for a recommendation (separately) both their faces fell at first. See I asked, “I was wondering if you’d be willing to write me a recommendation? I’m applying to go to school for my Doctorate in Education.” They both assumed I was asking for a recommendation for a new job… LOL! My principal said, “If it was for a job, I’d have to say yes, but I’d cry while writing it.” Hahaha. They are both really excited for me though and enthusiastically willing to write me a recommendation. I didn’t tell them about the charter school plan – I felt that was too far, especially since it involves my co-workers who are not ready to say anything either. But I told them I wanted to better understand policy so that I can start making changes at a larger scale. The truth, with pieces missing 🙂 I also emailed my PhD adviser and we’re going to talk tonight a bit, but he’s already told me he is more than happy to write a recommendation for me.
This weekend has been good – though not as productive as I’d planned because I was tired and fell asleep for about 3 hours yesterday! I have a lot I want to get accomplished today… cleaning, working on my application to SMU, groceries (but I literally need like 3 things!), and some GRE practice. Plus I need to do a tiny bit to get ready for week for the week. My mom is coming over today to do her laundry as well, so that will be interesting. First time she’ll be over since moving out. This week is a short week though, I’m off Friday! Very excited for the break 🙂
Bloggiesta wraps up today and I’ve been pretty much a failure in my goals :/ I hosted 1 twitter party and will host another 1 today at 4pm EST. And I visited all the participant blogs. But that’s about all I’ve done. I will try to do a lot of work today so I don’t feel like a complete failure. I’ll update my sign up post with my final progress tonight.
Blog Ahead started yesterday and yeah, I’m not doing so hot there either. *sigh* but I do have a plan and I HOPE it will mean that by the end of Blog ahead I’ll actually be done with posts all the way through April and into May!
In challenges we host territory… we’re doing another Can You Read a Series in a Month? in April. This has to be one of my favorite challenges because I just love binge reading series. I hope you’ll think about joining us.
My back has been doing a lot better this week – I did have a little twinge in Turbo Kick Thursday, but I pulled back and was fine yesterday when I did my double. Hopefully I’ll be good in Turbo Kick today!
Here are my goals for March:
Do yoga every Monday – Friday: I did yoga Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Better than last week, but yeah, still not every weekday! I really need to do better, as I can feel the difference it makes.
Drink 64 oz of water daily & track it!: Nailed it!
Track all food – hit goals of 37% protein, 27% carbs, and 36% fat: I tracked Monday – Thursday really well, but Friday and Saturday not really. But I killed it on my goals this week 🙂
Complete March #strongestwomenindallas challenge at my gym – 20 classes, 2 of each format: I finished on March 12th! Gym this week was Wednesday Dance club Cardio, Thursday Pure Strength and Turbo Kick, Saturday powerbelle and dance club cardio, Sunday (today) will be Turbo Kick and Complete Core.
Lose 20 lbs: Y’all the scale hates me. I’ve been good this week but I’m gaining weight again. Not a ton, but still, the wrong direction. For the month I’m down only 6 pounds. I’m hoping this week things will go into hyper drive and I’ll lose at least 4 more pounds… 10 for the month. The scale has kind of become an obsession though, so I’m also trying to pull back from weighing daily. It’s hard, because I’m working so hard, I desperately want to see that scale moving!
My NSV for the week: Since I’m scale obsessed lately, I’m trying to pick a non-scale victory to focus on. This week, it’s definitely how easy it was to get back into the gym after a week away. It’s such a part of my life, I missed it!
Days since surgery: 227
Total weight lost since surgery: 134 pounds
Weight loss total (since 2010…): 261 pounds!
Last Week on the Blog
- [19 Mar] Labels, Categories, and Tags. Oh My! Spring #bloggiesta Mini-Challenge
- [20 Mar] The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death by Kim Harrison ★★★★½
- [23 Mar] Ashes on the Moor by Sarah M. Eden
- [23 Mar] Blog Ahead ~ Let’s hope I can finally get ahead.
- [24 Mar] Can you read a series in a Month? Sign Up! Challenge starts April 1st
- [24 Mar] Can you read a series in a month? The series’ we picked.
- [25 Mar] Sunday Post with Berls | A Great Week Back!
- [25 Mar] Hold On! March is almost over already? ~ WIR & SP
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls | A Great Week Back!
Just a Few Good Books I Should Have Reviewed a Long Time Ago
Sarah’s Key #review
My TBR List – Just a Few Wicked Reads #audioreview