The Start of Something New

Friday again! Wow, I feel like every time I turn around it’s Friday. Crazy how fast time goes…and now summer is over…

Why do I say that you ask?

CAUSE I’m going back to school! BUT not as a student! and not exactly as a teacher either….

I got a new job as a teacher’s aide in an elementary school! 8:15-3:15 M-F! YUP. I’ll be tying lots of little people’s shoes and wiping noses….drying tears. The experience I have had as Child Care Staff for the YMCA for a year is going to come in handy for sure.

Aide? No, not exactly what I want to be doing but it’s a start, and I’ll take it. I have training that starts Monday…and then I’m all set to start the school year on Tuesday! It will be here before I know it for sure. My job will mostly be working one on one with students on their homework..bus duty, lunch duty. I’m not sure of everything yet!

Needless to say I”m excited. I haven’t been liking my two part time jobs for a while..and while I’ll probably stay at them a couple times a week- it won’t be nearly as much. Thank god. Plus I’ll also be coaching my awesome team, which happens to be in the same school district near the school I’ll be at. Perfecto. 🙂

What else does this mean you ask? I’m going to have to become a 5:45 am gym goer….yep. I’ll be sweating it out early… simply because of my job and coaching..if I don’t do it that early in the morning IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. 

Days where my team just has practice would make my day from about 8-6 with travel time added in. (days with games especially away ones will be more like 8-8…boo) By the time I get home I will plop down on the couch and eat Dove chocolate..i just will, because I’m going to be drained at that point, and that means exercise won’t happen.

So basically in the coming weeks I’m going to turn into a caffeine guzzling, super energized morning person.

But I’m looking forward to it. (Kinda) There is a 6am spin class that I want to take at my gym and maybe this will give me that time to take it. During the week I won’t have much time to be on the bike (why I need a trainer…) so this might be a way I can get some miles on the legs.

This also means tons of food prep on Sundays and packing a lot of meals and snacks to get me through the days. A trip to Costco is definitely in order… I vow to try and make new and exciting meals because I cannot eat turkey sandwiches everyday of my life. Or a salad for that matter, I Like them..but i cannot do them every other day…If anyone has idea for meals to take with them…please send them along!

Here’s to new beginnings!

  • What’s new with you? Have a great weekend!

Needed: A little R&R

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday- I didn’t have much to recap from the weekend because all I did was work..yah. i’m THAT exciting 🙂 and also was exhausted from a late night before picking up my momma from the airport! She was in Colorado visiting my grandmother.

What was supposed to be a midnight pick up..turned into a 2am pick up..leaving us getting home around 3:15am. And I had to work at 9am yesterday morning. For someone who needs a solid 6.5-7 hours of sleep (i know- i’m a real BALL of fun) to not function like a zombie- this was no bueno.

BUT what matters is that momma’s back! i missed her! But being up so late and just being kinda tired in general I took a much needed rest from exercising and I spent the day napping and getting my car fixed

Funny story, my car did this thing where it wouldn’t let my keys out of the ignition- and yes it was in park before you ask…it was so WEIRD! But apparently my shifter was messed up and the car didn’t recognize it being in park- therefore my keys wouldn’t come out of the ignition… haha how does this happen?? Anyways- a couple hours and $155 dollars later- keys are out and my car is good again!

I haven’t had any time off from work lately and I’m starting to get burnt out. I just feel very rushed running from each job to the other job and trying to keep everything straight. I am going to the beach Saturday morning and I CANNOT. WAIT. i sooo badly need that time to disconnect and recharge my batteries! So 4 more work days and I’m on beach time where nothing matters and I have no plans! Also I get to spend time with Drew for more than two days! YAY 🙂

This guy + this:

alright, minus the palm trees..will not be in key west

Add in a little family, biking, running, and golfing..I’ll be all set!

Fun thing discovered over the weekend: Lululemon has cycling gear! WHAT!? Is this new or have I just missed that. HIDE MY WALLET.

Purple friggin’ polka dots. Hi.

PS. My Birthday is in October, but I will accept gifts at any time.

Have a great day everyone!

  • Do you take an unplanned rest day when necessary? Sometimes I feel guilty about it but remember how much better my body will be the next day!
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