Happy first!

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Happy Semptember first!

The semester doesn’t start for me until next week, but there are still things that I need to do to prepare for. This is not only my last semester, but also student teaching! Which means I will be busy busy busy! Though, I know it’ll be December before I can even blink an eye.

I still have two certification tests I need to take. I really wanted to get to them this summer, but after taking two classes, I was just too lazy to study. Prepping for class and edTPA will take up a lot of my time, but I want to get them done by October the latest. I was wondering if I should try volunteering at an after-school program for the semester, but I think I’m just being a bit over-zealous. I don’t think I’d be able to handle that with school and work. Possible, though not feasible.

As for my Jumpstart Challenge. Well….

I totally failed! Haha! I did really well on the first week in terms of exercising twice about 6 out of 7 days. Trying to drink a gallon of water a day is a bit hard, actually. Not the act of it, but actually remembering to. I think I have to work up to a gallon, perhaps starting with a half gallon everyday. Or a quarter. Just something more doable.

As for changing what I ate, and cutting down on sweets and coffee, hm…I certainly made an effort? I guess? According to the log I started on the 3rd day, I drank coffee 3 of the 8 days that I actually did the challenge…

I went on vacation the week after the challenge was supposed to end, eating out almost everyday, exercise but vague thought in the back of my mind (there was quite a bit of walking though!). So the challenge was bust. I guess I’m just not meant for challenges, whether I create them or join someone else’s .

There was something I read on Quora about dedicating 700+ hours towards being productive, or something akin to that, which I found interesting! But I think that I’ll save that for another post!

#please excuse my attempt at making a header
#I tried


Jumpstart Challenge!

Now that I finally have more time (and motivation) to start working out again, I really want to put my all into it, and go a little bit intense; in the beginning, at least. Intense being 2 workouts a day, with an (optional!) higher level workout. It sounds like a lot, right? haha
I’ve tried following other people’s challenges, and I always fall off one way or the other, but I want to try my own! It’ll only be 2 weeks. After that, I’ll probably tone it down to working out once a day.

The conditions for this challenge are:

  • Drink a gallon a water a day (I drink a lot of water already, but I don’t think I drink enough)
  • Workout 4 – 6 days out of the week
  • Include more leafy greens in my meals
  • Cut down on coffee
  • Cut down on sugar/sweets

I’m thinking I’ll lose about 2 – 3 pounds at the end of it (~1 to 1 ½ per week), though my focus isn’t too much on the weight aspect as much as it is just feeling better and not so drowsy and sluggish most of the time, and to get into the habit of exercising again.

Let’s see how this goes!

Presenting Health & Fitness

Backed by the Nutrition Band.

I’m sorry.

Anyway! I was on a pretty good streak with working out, but things got busy and I was tired – such convenient reasons. Honestly, I was enjoying working out, and looking forward, but my tenacity fell short. I want to start again tomorrow.

I’ve been using Fitness Blender, but also want to start using MillionaireHoy’s workouts. FB’s workouts can be pretty darn tough, but MillionareHoy’s look like, level 10 out of 5. They’re probably not that difficult, and I think I’d be able to get through them, but they look like hell. I’m excited though!

I was also wondering if I should workout twice a day. Like go biking when I get home. I think I’d like that since I don’t bike enough.

I also really want to focus on strength training too. I didn’t see anything (of course) but I felt it, which was really cool.

Goal is to workout 6/7 days this week!