PAPERWORK.. all sorts of it..
Grading, testing, report cards, permanent records. I mean, I knew the end of the school year would be quite busy.. but I never realized just HOW MUCH would need to be done!
So thank you all for your well wishes.. I am pretty sure they had everything to do with me getting better (seriously.. kind words do a lot!)
Upon arriving to school, sipping on my iced tea..
And opening my work email…
I became a little overwhelmed. With all of the “THINGS YOU NEED TO DO BY 2PM TODAY.. BY TOMORROW.. BY FRIDAY.. BY MONDAY. Yowzers. Holy deadlines.
So, like any normal person would do, I closed my email tab.. and enjoyed my oaties.
Can’t throw myself into a bunch of paper work before being FUELED for the day, now can we?!
Then, I got to work. First up – going through the work my kids did yesterday. A little difficult. But made my way through.
Today was a testing day – in the morning my students (and the rest of the school) took 2 60 minute tests. (One in reading and one in math). It assesses the progress they have made since the beginning of the year. I was very thankful for this, because I was able to DIVE into my report cards…
Annnd.. I finished them. So I can knock one thing off of my list..
Another thing that needs to be done .. is the removal of EVERYTHING off of the classroom walls. We were told to do this IN CASE they decide to paint the walls.
Word on the street.. is that everyone takes EVERYTHING down.. every year.. and the walls never get painted. So – I began wall removal:
My room looks so sad, bare and lonely without anything on the walls!
Regardless, I feel like I knocked a decent amount of things off of my to-do list today 🙂
Moving on to my extra curricular activities..
Remember when I was having trouble figuring out how I can mix of my fitness routines – since all I want to do is be outside in the sun.. and the glorious weather?
Welp, I answered my own question…
HUMIDITY. Yes. humidity and super hot temperatures will certainly help me get my butt to the gym to do some cross training and strength training.
Thats what happened today. It was hot. It was humid. I was sweating while sitting at a picnic table.. in the shade.. at recess. Air conditioned gym.. YES PLEASE!
I did 40 minutes of strength training – concentrating in my legs (lots of lunges, squats.. ) and rounded out my session with 30 minutes on the elliptical. After a 5 minute warm-up, I did 20 minutes of HIIT – and the cooled down for 5 more minutes.
Today’s work out was SUPER different from all my other workouts. I ALWAYS do my cardio first. But I reversed it today. Mainly because I could lift in a the group fitness room ( my fave place) if I did that portion of my workout first (if I had waited, a class would have been going on).
It wasn’t so bad – but my legs were definitely a little bit more fatigued then usual during my cardio… for obvious reasons.
After coming home, I munched on some dark chocolate chips. I mean.. thats a great post-workout meal.. RIGHT?!
And .. for dinner, I ‘ve been craving stuffed peppers. Stuffed peppers are another meal that remind me of my childhood… just like the sloppy joes. I loved it when we had stuffed peppers for dinner. So tonight, using Mama Pea’s delicious recipe, I made some of my own. I used a red pepper – and it was stuffed with quinoa, tomato sauce, onion, spices.
Thank you, Mama Pea.. for this delicious recipe. I will certainly be having this again.. soon 🙂
So, tell me – Do you do cardio first.. or strength training? What do you think is best?!
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