Teacher. Sister. Daughter. Friend. Christian. Writer. Dork. Beach Lover. Shopper. Movie Watcher. Crossfitter. Soon-to-be-Runner. **************************************************
...because the only things that are standing in my way are me, myself, and I...

 

So… My plans for being back up to par today didn’t pan out quite as I’d hoped. I’m about ready to trade in my nose for a new one if it doesn’t stop trying to run away from me. Hopefully I will be feeling better tomorrow. I really want to get back to Crossfit tomorrow evening.

Despite feeling sick, I still try to put on my smile and make the best of the day. The students need the best version of me. We are digging into The Hobbit now and the kids are getting excited. I already had one student bring in a project. Those projects aren’t due until October. Hello over-achiever! I love it! :)

Well, have a great night, all you wonderful people! Happy Friday!!! :)

So… My plans for being back up to par today didn’t pan out quite as I’d hoped. I’m about ready to trade in my nose for a new one if it doesn’t stop trying to run away from me. Hopefully I will be feeling better tomorrow. I really want to get back to Crossfit tomorrow evening.

Despite feeling sick, I still try to put on my smile and make the best of the day. The students need the best version of me. We are digging into The Hobbit now and the kids are getting excited. I already had one student bring in a project. Those projects aren’t due until October. Hello over-achiever! I love it! :)

Well, have a great night, all you wonderful people! Happy Friday!!! :)

Today was a long day… My head is all congested along with headaches, sneezing, and a nose that’s trying to run away from me. Boo!!! I couldn’t even go to Crossfit tonight, which always breaks my heart! 💔💪 

On a more positive note, I felt cute today in my new smaller size pants. Yay! So… A work selfie was necessary! 😉 I’m hoping to get some sleep and wake back up to 100% again. Ha! Hey, it could happen! 

I hope you all have a wonderful night! :)

Today was a long day… My head is all congested along with headaches, sneezing, and a nose that’s trying to run away from me. Boo!!! I couldn’t even go to Crossfit tonight, which always breaks my heart! 💔💪

On a more positive note, I felt cute today in my new smaller size pants. Yay! So… A work selfie was necessary! 😉 I’m hoping to get some sleep and wake back up to 100% again. Ha! Hey, it could happen!

I hope you all have a wonderful night! :)

I feel like I have sooo much updating and catching up to do! A weekend away from here requires a lot of back tracking. ;)

This weekend was a much-needed, wonderful weekend! Friday I went to see The Giver with my former students and the other ELA teacher. The movie sold out, and I’m pretty sure it was all my students in there. Saturday I went to the beach with another ELA teacher then painted canvases that night (with some wine). That was super relaxing! Sunday I went for a 2.5 mile run on the beach with Beau. This weekend was active and amazing.

Today was a good day as well! Crossfit makes me so happy. It’s kind of ridiculous how pumped I get over it. Not to mention, I can remember a time when I didn’t think I’d ever reach the rx side for any workouts… Now I’m residing over there quite a bit. ;)

Tonight’s workout:
Strength: 12x2 EMOM- Squat Cleans at 70% max—- 95 for me
WOD: 12 minutes on clock
1 minute max rep power cleans at 95
1 minute abmat sit-ups
2 minutes max rep power cleans at 95
2 minutes abmat sit-ups
3 minutes max rep power cleans at 95
3 minutes abmat sit-ups

I went rx tonight and got 189 reps total. Considering the fact I worked with 95lbs for the entire workout tonight including the strength portion, I’m quite impressed with my numbers. :)

I hope you all had a marvelous Monday! Goodnight, peeps!!! ❤️

It’s ladies week at Crossfit this week! 

Strength: 8x4 EMOM 
Hanging squats cleans at 50% max
WOD: “Nancy”
5 RFT
400 meter run
15 overhead squats at 65
—25 minute cutoff—

The strength portion was easy tonight. I had to use 75 lbs for mine and got complimented on my form. Squat cleans are becoming second nature for me with all the extra focus on them this month.

I was living life on the edge tonight! I finished this workout without a second to spare! Literally!!! I was positive there was no way I was going to finish it, but I managed to push through. Barely. 

Well, tomorrow is Friday!!! Whoo hoo!!! It’s going to be a LONGGGG day for me. I promised my last year students that I’d go watch The Giver with them since we read it together, so I’ll be an hour and half away to see a 7:45 movie. I won’t be home until late! It’s worth it though- they’re so excited! I love my students. 

Well, have a wonderful night and an even better Friday! 😍

It’s ladies week at Crossfit this week!

Strength: 8x4 EMOM
Hanging squats cleans at 50% max
WOD: “Nancy”
5 RFT
400 meter run
15 overhead squats at 65
—25 minute cutoff—

The strength portion was easy tonight. I had to use 75 lbs for mine and got complimented on my form. Squat cleans are becoming second nature for me with all the extra focus on them this month.

I was living life on the edge tonight! I finished this workout without a second to spare! Literally!!! I was positive there was no way I was going to finish it, but I managed to push through. Barely.

Well, tomorrow is Friday!!! Whoo hoo!!! It’s going to be a LONGGGG day for me. I promised my last year students that I’d go watch The Giver with them since we read it together, so I’ll be an hour and half away to see a 7:45 movie. I won’t be home until late! It’s worth it though- they’re so excited! I love my students.

Well, have a wonderful night and an even better Friday! 😍

Change is a good thing!!!

Someone at work called me into the break room to show me this picture they found of me from 2010’s Christmas party. He was in awe at how much I have changed. I seriously don’t even look like the same person.

When I start to have confidence leaks and doubt my progress or how I’m looking, seeing pictures like this one remind me of how far I’ve come versus where I’d let myself get. Wow! I hope to continue to progress toward a much better me. This is such motivation!

Apparently my Crossfit coach is all about the ladies this week. Yesterday was Helen and today we had Diane. I looked in my book and found where I completed Diane last October…

Diane:
21-15-9 
Deadlifts at 155
Handstand push-ups

In October, I scaled down to 105 for deadlifts, strict pressed 45 instead of handstand push-ups, and finished at 9:35. Tonight I did the 155 deadlifts, did the handstand push-ups using mats, and finished at 10:13. I’m very content with this time considering how much my workouts have improved. I’m nowhere near as scaled now. Yay!!! Tomorrow is going to be a rest day for me. I feel like I’ve earned it. ;)

Tori and I are still staying on track with our cooking and eating healthy. Don’t get me wrong, I have a slip up here and there, but I’m probably eating paleo at least 90% of the time. That makes me feel like it’s a true lifestyle change instead if just a challenge or diet. I’m proud of that. 

Good night, everyone!

Apparently my Crossfit coach is all about the ladies this week. Yesterday was Helen and today we had Diane. I looked in my book and found where I completed Diane last October…

Diane:
21-15-9 
Deadlifts at 155
Handstand push-ups

In October, I scaled down to 105 for deadlifts, strict pressed 45 instead of handstand push-ups, and finished at 9:35. Tonight I did the 155 deadlifts, did the handstand push-ups using mats, and finished at 10:13. I’m very content with this time considering how much my workouts have improved. I’m nowhere near as scaled now. Yay!!! Tomorrow is going to be a rest day for me. I feel like I’ve earned it. ;)

Tori and I are still staying on track with our cooking and eating healthy. Don’t get me wrong, I have a slip up here and there, but I’m probably eating paleo at least 90% of the time. That makes me feel like it’s a true lifestyle change instead if just a challenge or diet. I’m proud of that.

Good night, everyone!

I need everyone to stop what they’re doing and read this!!! I rocked at Crossfit tonight! I needed a night like tonight soooo bad. 

The workout:
Strength: 
Find 1 rep max squat cleans
WOD: HELEN
3 RFT
400 m run
21 kb swings 35lbs
12 pull-ups

The squat cleans are growing to be one of my faves! I got a 20lb PR tonight and squat cleaned 145! You read that right! ;) Yay!!

Then Helen and I met face to face… and I went RX for the first time with her. My old time for Helen at scaled was 16:18, so I was planning to try to beat that initially. Then I decided I was going to take on the pull-ups without scaling them down. I did it! I finished at 19:13! Even though my time is much higher than last time, I improved tremendously. Oh, and I ripped my hands in 4 places. EWWW! Shower time is going to suck. It’s totally worth it though. 

I hope you all have a wonderful evening! Good night!!!

I need everyone to stop what they’re doing and read this!!! I rocked at Crossfit tonight! I needed a night like tonight soooo bad.

The workout:
Strength:
Find 1 rep max squat cleans
WOD: HELEN
3 RFT
400 m run
21 kb swings 35lbs
12 pull-ups

The squat cleans are growing to be one of my faves! I got a 20lb PR tonight and squat cleaned 145! You read that right! ;) Yay!!

Then Helen and I met face to face… and I went RX for the first time with her. My old time for Helen at scaled was 16:18, so I was planning to try to beat that initially. Then I decided I was going to take on the pull-ups without scaling them down. I did it! I finished at 19:13! Even though my time is much higher than last time, I improved tremendously. Oh, and I ripped my hands in 4 places. EWWW! Shower time is going to suck. It’s totally worth it though.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening! Good night!!!

We begin reading The Hobbit in my classes today! I’m hoping the students really get into this year as they have the past 2! We have some really fun activities that we do along with the book including dressing up as the characters. Whoo hoo!

The cupcake cards were in my box this morning… I feel like that’s a clear sign that I need a cupcake today. Haha!!

Have a fabulous day, everyone! Try not to let Monday get ya!!! ;)

We begin reading The Hobbit in my classes today! I’m hoping the students really get into this year as they have the past 2! We have some really fun activities that we do along with the book including dressing up as the characters. Whoo hoo!

The cupcake cards were in my box this morning… I feel like that’s a clear sign that I need a cupcake today. Haha!!

Have a fabulous day, everyone! Try not to let Monday get ya!!! ;)

We begin reading The Hobbit in my classes today! I’m hoping the students really get into this year as they have the past 2! We have some really fun activities that we do along with the book including dressing up as the characters. Whoo hoo!

The cupcake cards were in my box this morning… I feel like that’s a clear sign that I need a cupcake today. Haha!!

Have a fabulous day, everyone! Try not to let Monday get ya!!! ;)

We begin reading The Hobbit in my classes today! I’m hoping the students really get into this year as they have the past 2! We have some really fun activities that we do along with the book including dressing up as the characters. Whoo hoo!

The cupcake cards were in my box this morning… I feel like that’s a clear sign that I need a cupcake today. Haha!!

Have a fabulous day, everyone! Try not to let Monday get ya!!! ;)

My little brother and I have the best friendship in the world. I absolutely adore him! Our dorkiness goes so well together. I told him I was going on a blind date yesterday, and this was his response. I wish I’d taken screenshots of the rest of our conversation, but I missed them. He’s so funny!!

The blind date I went on was fun but a bit awkward at times. My friend that set us up had set it as a double date with her and her boyfriend, which was fine. But… Then her boyfriend got stuck out of town for work so she brings her best friend… ie- the sister of the guy she was setting me up with. So, I ended up on a date with this guy, his sister, and my friend. It made for a few awkward moments, but it wasn’t too bad overall. We all got some good laughs at each other’s expense. I guess we will see how that one pans out. Haha! Good times.

Well, happy Sunday!!! Have a beautiful day, everyone! :)