teachin' school

teaching tip 73. there’s always that one. avoid her. or him.

every school has the negative nancy.  we’ll call her ms. x. she (or he) never sees the bright side.  she always looks for how something will negatively affect her.  she resists change and actively works against it.  she is stubborn and pushy.  she thinks she’s better than everyone else and the exception to every rule.  she longs… Continue reading teaching tip 73. there’s always that one. avoid her. or him.

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teaching tip 41. don’t be a gossip girl.

i originally wrote this post at the end of last year.  my school is dealing with some more issues this year.  every school goes through growing pains when there are staff and expectation changes.  it’s just part of the job when you’re dealing with lots of adults and even more kids.  this post seems even… Continue reading teaching tip 41. don’t be a gossip girl.

healthy living

measurements and goals | november 2014

::: OCTOBER REFLECTIONS ::: things i did well in october:  counting calories and journaling.  meal planning.  hydrating.  started taking a probiotic. things i still need to work on:  eating out too much.  portion control.  inconsistent workouts.  not eating enough veggies.  getting on the scale too often. beating myself up for small mistakes.  using the holidays as… Continue reading measurements and goals | november 2014

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the struggle is part of the story

i was sitting down to write my weekly “high five for friday” post, and i just couldn’t think of five good things about this week.  usually if that’s the case, i can just dig deep and find something, even if it was small.  but not this week.  it was just plain shitty.  (especially that creepy man… Continue reading the struggle is part of the story

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WOW 9.10 | it never ends.

does anyone else avoid the scale and measuring tape when you’re just not ready to deal with whatever it says?  i usually do my measurements on the first of each month.  but this month, i’ve been dragging my feet.  i have the post all ready to go.  it just needs the numbers plugged in. and… Continue reading WOW 9.10 | it never ends.

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the first day.

so it’s the first day. there’s all sorts of expectations – both for the students and the teachers. and there’s only one thing you can do…be prepared for anything. this is the prezi that i use to introduce my students to my class.  we go over a little info about me and then get into… Continue reading the first day.

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8.8 | high five for friday!

…one…  my workouts were okay this week.  actually, they were pretty good.  but my heart just wasn’t in it.  it was like pulling teeth to get myself moving.  but i actually think it’s getting better.  school starts next week for us teachers and i’m craving my regular schedule. ….two…  i love amy poehler anyway, but… Continue reading 8.8 | high five for friday!

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30 great things about being 30.

a few months ago, i was terrified to turn thirty.  i didn’t know what to expect.  people kept giving me their opinions though… it’s the best decade of your life.  it’s all downhill from here.  you will become who you really are.  single and thirty? i’m sorry. it wasn’t very encouraging. but i remember watching… Continue reading 30 great things about being 30.

healthy living

measurements and goals | august 2014

reflections on july: things i did well in june:  solid workouts when done.  hydrating.  trying new recipes and foods.  portion control. things i still need to work on:  eating out too much.  counting calories and getting back on track.  general motivation.  working out more than 3 times a week.  not pushing my wrist before it’s… Continue reading measurements and goals | august 2014

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i am enough.

until recently, i was on a {mostly} self-imposed dating strike.  i didn’t put myself out there.  i was scared.  of getting hurt, of failing, of being rejected, of falling in love.  i didn’t want to take the risk – good or bad.  both were terrifying.  i’m not sure how i really got to that point,… Continue reading i am enough.

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measurements and goals | july 2014

reflections on june: things i did well in june:  clean and healthy eating.  counting calories and hitting the mark nearly every day. completed the first half of the couch to 5k program.  staying motivated.  not eating out but just a few times.  only drinking alcohol once a week.  solid workouts.  hydrating. things i still need to… Continue reading measurements and goals | july 2014

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6.20| high five for friday!

(ONE) i got back on the horse yesterday after a quick five day break from eating right and exercising.  i don’t know what it is, but when my daily schedule is disrupted or i’m on vacay, i just can’t stay on track.  so i planned out next week’s meals for the first time in a long… Continue reading 6.20| high five for friday!

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measurements and goals | june 2014 {late}

monthly health update: things i did well in may:  clean eating (for the first three weeks of may).  counting calories and hitting the mark nearly every day (again, for the first three weeks). finished reading “master your metabolism” (i’ll reflect on it next week). things i still need to work on:  weighing myself too much.… Continue reading measurements and goals | june 2014 {late}

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hope is the thing with feathers.

I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.  – Shana Abe… Continue reading hope is the thing with feathers.