August 23, 2013

Roses and thorns

My first week of work is over! It's been an interesting week. Every morning, I'm tired when I wake up, and every night when I go to bed, I'm tired. And I wouldn't trade it for the world. There's something really wonderful about being just a little bit tired after a good day of work.

One of the hardest things about the job is the course schedule - and even that isn't all that hard, so for that, I am grateful. It's more different than difficult - I've never taught on a schedule like this. At my other schools, I'd teach each section four times a week for 50 minutes each. These were for four college credits. The French classes at my current school are three credits - so I have three sections that meet three times a week for 50 minutes and two sections that meet twice a week for 75 minutes. It's interesting, to have to teach the same material at two different paces. A challenge, but a good one.

(I just realized I wrote all that out in my last post. I'm tired, clearly - but since I wrote it, I'm gonna leave it.)

This weekend, Matt is in Chicago - his dad is getting married on Sunday. It didn't make sense for Noah and me to go - financially (since we just moved a thousand miles away and everything) or time-wise (I work Monday through Friday and flights were scarce), so we're hanging out at home. It's nice - I'm really looking forward to sleeping in a little bit tomorrow morning, resting after a very hectic month or so of moving and starting a new job.

I'm also hoping to get down to the fitness center to try and run a little bit. I have no idea what I can do anymore, what speed or how many miles I can go. I'll start slow, and likely run the first day of Couch to 5K - a minute running, a minute walking. From there, I can gauge what I am capable of.

My weight is the same as last week, unfortunately - I did great all week with eating, but we went out to dinner on Monday night and it spiked up. I got it back down to where I was last week, at least. But I'm not thrilled. It's been two steps forward and one step back for too long. I need to buckle down and be diligent. It's not hard, being back to work gives me a great chance for routine. Going out, though, is an issue. When I lost the weight the first time, I never went out to eat. Dining out was reserved for special occasions. And yeah, last Monday was a pretty special occasion (more on that later), but still. We both want to look and feel our best, so we're going to do what we need to in order to reach that goal.

So, goals for this week: start running again, stay on point with eating, and take at least one nap!

What about you? What are your goals for the week?


Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

To lose the 2 pounds I seem to have found from last Monday! Then again, dear ole' Aunt Flo paid me a visit...

Wii Fit & A Bet said...

Lose the pound(s) I lost from all the before school stress of meetings where the message is "YOU are not doing ENOUGH!" :) Run at least 3 times this week and have a good first week of school!

Kami said...

I'm a teacher too (although I teach K-4 music), so I'm also looking forward to having more of a schedule. My goals are to stick to my eating plan and try to sneak in a couple of workouts.

Sarah said...

Your new job sounds great. I'm so glad you're happy!