Sunday, January 11, 2015

Starting the New Year off right!

I know I'm late but I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year!  As always I've started my New Year by setting some goals for myself professionally, spiritually, and of course physically.  

Professionally:  My  students are taking the STAAR exam this year so I've been really trying to make my lessons and activities more rigorous.  I'm  also reducing the number of worksheets I use, instead I'm relying on hands on activities that make my students think.

Spiritually:  I received a bible companion journal for Christmas that has weekly lessons to help better understand the bible.  I plan on reading it for inspiration and strength.

Physically:  Last, but not least I made a goal to slim down!  I've met so many inspiring teachers that have done the work and slimmed  down, that I think I can do the same.  I know that I have a long road ahead of me but I truly feel that I can accomplish this with the support of my ig friends.

So to keep up with my physical goal I'm linking up with Teaching with a touch of Pixie Dust to bring you my slim down Saturday.

I did really well this week because I planned and prepared all of my meals in advance.  I stayed away from the drive thrus and drank nothing but water and green tea.  I also started using MFP again but had a hard time continuing to track everything, but I plan to do better.

I also plan to hit the gym!  It's been super cold and wet here so all I wanted to do after work was come home and snuggle up on the couch.

 I continue to look for motivation from all of my ig buddies, if they can do it, I can do it.  

Quote of the week:  If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!


  1. I have always loved that quote! Perfect for this journey. Congrats on your weight loss this week. I am also using MFP I think it really helps me to stay on track. You can set alerts for it to remind you to log after each meal, I find that works for me. If you want to link up on the MFP let me know and I will give you my username. I too want to do better on my exercise this week. Good luck this week with your goals, I know you can do it!


  2. Thanks for joining in! You are off to a great start! It was way too cold here this week too and all I wanted to do was come home and curl into a blanket. I am determined to get back to the gym this week! Have a great week!


  3. Great job prepping your meals and only drinking water or green tea! I totally know the feeling of not wanting to workout when it's cold. There are a lot of great workout videos that you could do at home. I am loving the HIIT workouts from Tone It Up. Bonus: They are free. Good luck this week!