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Slipping

Thursday, January 29, 2009

As progress report week approaches, I can see the signs of my work ethic starting to slip, but I don't want it to slip into my health and fitness and poison my progress. I brought grading home today, which I of course did NOT do, and tomorrow will bring about more grading with a test in both classes. Even with the sick day and snow day, I'm not caught up because I was sick on my sick day, and enjoyed my snow day. I guess those two days were worth it, but I hate falling behind. If you're reading this and wondering why I'm complaining about work when I'm doing so well with my fitness and nutrition, you're probably not a teacher. If the day/week/term starts to overwhelm me, I tend to shut down, and that would be very bad for my health and fitness progress.

But...I am SO much stronger than that, and am I really stressing over a couple of ungraded assignments??? Tomorrow is my favorite step aerobics class, and Saturday is my favorite cardio mix/kick my a** class, so I'm going to go dream of sugarplums and sweat-drenched workout clothes.
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  • GLASGOW314
    Hey I know this blog was a few weeks ago but I totally understand your pain. Stress at work is really starting to get to me also. I almost talked myself out of going to the gym today but I went anyway and I feel so much better about myself. I hope that you are still putting yourself first.
    4192 days ago
  • SEMUSPARK
    Hang in there! I know how you're feeling--mounds of papers to grade is overwhelming and at times the last thing you want to do. Maybe you can have some students help if its objective grading? We have Monday off so I know I'll be using the day off to catch up on planning and grading:)

    I grade while watching TV-biggest loser, greys, private practice, etc. It helps it go by faster and to avoid unhealthy snacking, I keep herbal tea at my side or something healthy like baby carrots and hummus or smartpop if I have to munch on something.


    4197 days ago
  • HOLLY_HYPOCRISY
    I know how you feel about falling behind and shutting down.
    I'm a student in college, majoring in Drafting and Design, taking four classes and one online. I have motivation and drive issues and when I start to slip, everything slips. My grades, my weight loss, my overall attitude. I become a miserable person. So I'm trying hard to juggle everything, plus home life and my semi-existent social life and keep it all in check.

    I'm trying to lose about fifty pounds as well, and place myself below the "Obese" BMI level. Your page helped me a little bit, knowing that I'm not alone, and seeing your tracker reminded me that yes, weight loss is possible. If other people can do it, so can I. Thanks for being a motivator. =]

    -Holly
    4212 days ago
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