So I started off this Monday more negatively than I would’ve liked. I had a stressful weekend, am running on almost no sleep, and my poor students are STILL doing mandated baseline testing... but then I stopped for dinner at Magic Kingdom and realized it’s one week closer to Halloween, and Disney is already decorated, and I can actually start teaching some of my favorite stuff this week— so it’s actually a really good day. I love Mondays, guys. I love a fresh start!!! Anyone else into Mondays, or am I alone in my insanity?! 😂
Today officially marks the one year anniversary of my health and wellness journey and I couldn’t be happier. I was the girl who didn’t like working out (or at least I thought I didn’t like it). I was the girl who thought that her “mom bod” was just the way it had to be for now. I was the girl who thought she could never be successful working out at home. I was the girl who thought she was eating really healthy, but in reality was eating too much of the wrong things for her body.
I remember taking the pictures from the photo on the left. I would say at the time I was happy. Grateful. Positive. Optimistic about the future. But in reality I didn’t even know what I was. I was anxious. I needed something to help get me back on track but I didn’t know how badly I needed it. I felt guilty if I ever let myself think I needed more. I mean, I have an amazing husband, two perfect children, the best dog ever, a fantastic job that I love, a home. How greedy can you be? But something in me knew that I needed to take better care of myself. So I reached out to my coach. .
In the past year I haven’t been perfect. I still have had some anxiety, but I know how to control it naturally. I haven’t always chosen the healthiest food option, but now I know how to get back on track the next day. I haven’t always wanted to do my workout, but I always regret not doing it and never regret doing it. I am a better wife, mom, teacher and friend. I know myself way better than I did a year ago. I am learning more about what I truly want. You may only see the physical changes from the picture, but the mental, emotional, and internal changes have been the most profound. .
So, now, I ask you...where could you be on one year? One month? One week? We often see the hashtag #livingmybestlife . Are you? And if not, are you ready to take the steps to get there? If you are, I am here for you. Even if you’re not, I’m here for you. Because we all deserve to live our best lives. Be happy. Laugh more. Smile more. Enjoy more. Message me if you want in.
Taxes day! We’ve been in our Careers, Employee Benefits, and Taxes Unit and today we cracked down on some paycheck math. This activity is much more challenging than your typical run of the mill paycheck math. Students calculate gross pay, deductions for health, dental, vision, and life insurance, FSA, and retirement, and various taxes. See the link in profile for the full summary of this rigorous activity!
Today my chemistry students are making their own coffee using the drip method to demonstrate their understanding of lab safety. This is by far my favorite way to assess their knowledge of lab safety, and it leaves my room smelling AMAZING! #chemistryteacher#iteachscience#iteachtoo#highschoolteacher