Highs & Lows

I did it! Once I hit “publish” I’ll have finished the 30-Day Writing Challenge! Took me a little longer than expected to write this post but here it is. Highs and lows of the month…yikes. I don’t really remember what happened! Thankfully there were more highs than lows.

I got to go to the Canadian National Figure Skating Championships which was awesome. I saw the mens and pairs short programs. It was the first time I had watched live Figure Skating since Vancouver 2010 and I was reminded of how much I love the sport. I’ll definitely be watching this Olympics.

Coen booked his flight here. We haven’t seen each other since August so I’m definitely happy. We’re heading to Arizona for 10 days and I can’t wait to explore together!

I started tackling more of the Core Competencies at work. It’s part of my Field Study for SFU and I began focusing on Creative Thinking. The kids have loved the activities and they haven’t even really complained about having to do reflections/self-assessments!

I wouldn’t really say there were any lows…just hiccups. I had some rough days at work and I was sick, but nothing long-lasting!

A few people have asked me if I’m going to do another challenge. They say they’ll miss reading my posts every day if I don’t! I think I’ll do one at some point in the near future but for now I’ve got work to focus on!❤

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Overwhelmed

Today is Day 30 of the 30-Day Writing Challenge and I’m here to tell you I won’t be writing that last post tonight. I’ll try to get to it tomorrow.

When I think about all the things I have to get done for work and my SFU course I feel like either my head is going to explode or I’m going to burst into tears. I’m not complaining, because I know it’s going to be okay and I’ll get it all done, but needless to say, my blog post still wasn’t a top priority tonight. Thankfully I submitted my Field Study Action plan Plan so that’s one thing I can cross of my list!

See you (hopefully) tomorrow!❤

Goals!

2nd to last day of the 30-Day Writing Challenge and I’m supposed to set some goals for the next 30 days.

Spring Break is coming and sunshine is in my future! It’s also crazy busy at work until then. I’ve decided to set three goals, which are hopefully realistic and manageable.

1. Meet my calorie goal at least 5 days a week. I’m hoping it will mostly be 6 or 7 days but 5 seems more realistic.

2. Go for a walk at least 3 times a week – even if it’s just a short loop around the park.

3. Stay on top of everything that needs to be done with my students and for my own school so I’m not doing it all last minute!

What are your goals?❤

Be Healthy!

Well, I’m home sick today…it’s awfully difficult to teach when you don’t really have a voice. Fingers crossed I won’t lose it completely, although I do have a history of that happening.

Being home allows me to get my challenge done earlier. Today I’m supposed to write about an area in my life that I would like to improve. I’m a major work in progress in sooooo many ways. It’s hard to pick just one to write about.

I want to improve my health, especially my eating. I’m an emotional eater so I’m trying to get a handle on that. I’m using the My Fitness Pal app. I don’t really like counting calories but it keeps me in check. It also helps me see that even if I endulge I can usually still stay within my calorie maximum if I make smart choices the rest of the day. Coen, the amazingly supportive guy that he is, has jumped on board and is tracking his food intake as well – just so he can support me!

Do I have bad days? Absolutely. There have been a few days when I’ve been WAY over my calorie limit. But instead of throwing in the towel, this time I’m getting back on track pretty much right away. I don’t beat myself up about it. Life happens.

I eat pretty well during the week. Weekends are more of a struggle but I’m enjoying finding new recipes. My new favorite website is Skinny Taste. It’s full of all kinds of amazing recipes and I love being able to search by main ingredient. A few of my favourites:

Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes

Crock Pot Picadillo

Healthy Cookies

Seriously though, check it out!❤

Learning the Hard Way

Today’s topic for the 30-Day Writing Challenge is to write about a lesson I’ve learned the hard way. This is a tricky one. I’ve learned a ton of lessons and some were definitely learned the hard way more than others. So here it goes…

Some people say, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.” I won’t get into specifics because, well, I’m not really one to tell just anyone everything about me. But, there are a few times I wish I had trusted my gut.

Have you ever felt like things were ridiculously amazing but at the same time there was something that felt slightly off? I should have paid attention to that feeling. But, I pushed it aside, and for what? I mean I guess I learned that I should pay attention to my instincts, but still.

Now, I’m not saying that nothing good can ever be true…not at all. But if I ever get that specific feeling again, I’ll be more careful.❤

Music!

Today I’m supposed to put my music on shuffle and post the top 10 songs that play. I use Spotify and my biggest playlist is from over two years ago. I guess I’ll use that anyway.

1. Withdrawals – Tyler Farr

2. Love Me Like You Mean It – Kelsea Ballerini

3. I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepson

4. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) – OMI

5. Lost Stars – Adam Levine

6. This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf****r (Explicit) – Maroon 5

7. Like a Wrecking Ball – Eric Church

8.Young and Wild and Free – Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars

9. I Don’t Believe You – P!nk

10. Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton

One of these days I’ll have to update my playlist! ❤