Monday, September 2, 2013

Currently - September

I can't believe I haven't blogged in almost two weeks.  Anyway, I am glad to link up with Farley's Currently.

I am sitting in bed and listening to the sound of the fan spinning.  I figured if I got up and started doing some things on the computer while sitting in bed it is closer to sleeping in than getting out of bed.

I LOVE my Australian Shepherd, Nala. She always makes me smile. :)

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I did bootcamp Saturday morning and then yoga yosterday. Every muscle in my legs hurt.

I need to figure out what I want for breakfast.  I have been avoiding grocery shopping the last few days so we have no food.  (When I get really stressed, I avoid things.)

I went up to school yesterday and finished organizing my classroom. School starts for me tomorrow. I need to go up today and do some finishing touches and some lesson planning. Below is the start of my bulletin board.  I need to add colored paper for the place for where I will display all student work.  I love how using ribbon border turned out though.  I don't think I will ever go back to regular border. I like the rubbon a lot more.

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My goal all year has been balance.  I have been doing hot yoga for several years now.  I find yoga helps me destress and stretch out the tension. This is my 200 class wristband I just received. It took me several years to get it, so I am proud of finally reaching that goal.  I generally have only averaged going once or twice a week so it took me much longer to get there than some people do.

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I have been doing a bootcamp fitness class for a couple months now.  I absolutely love it!  I am getting stronger, and it is never boring. I just show up and someone tells me what kind of workout to do. I do much better with accountability.  Even with yoga I try to get friends to go with me because I do much better with that accountability of someone is meeting me there. 

With lots of working out, I know I need more rest.  I also am starting my PhD this semester, so between school, graduate school, and working out I know rest is going to make a difference in my sanity. The other thing I try to do for myself is pack bento lunches.  I find if I pack a healthy lunch with variety all in the same container I eat better.  Lately, I have been packing a lot of veggie wraps with spinach, veggies, and hummus on a tortilla. Somehow salad on a tortilla seems more appealing than actual salad does at lunch time.

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If you want to see what I will be packing for lunches, you can follow me on instagram at


  1. Mmmmmmm, I will definitely be following you on Instagram! I love getting yummy lunch ideas. It's always so hard to figure out what to pack.

    Kelly Anne

  2. A salad on a tortilla does sound good. I think I will try that next week!

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  3. Good Luck with your first day of school tomorrow. I am so proud of you for taking care of yourself. It is so important. Your lunches look good too. :)

  4. Your Aussie has great eyes. Are they the same or colored differently? What kind of excercise does she need?
    I've never thought of using ribbon border, but that just sounds soo much easier. I'm gonna have to try it.

    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  5. I am back on the healthy eating kick too. That lunch looks yummy! Enjoy!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  6. Your dog is gorgeous--seriously. I strive for balance as well, and I'm impressed by your plans. Making time for yoga is a great idea!
    The Wild Rumpus

  7. Wow sounds like you will be very busy this year! Good luck with everything and especially with the start of school tomorrow. Nala is a cutie!

    Carolina Teacher

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