Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Still Day 4. Can't stop blogging!

I just can't seem to stop blogging. It's quite fun.

I did manage to walk on the treadmill for a little over 20 minutes today, and I'm hoping to walk a little more after tonight's episode of The Biggest Loser. I love The Biggest Loser, but..... I tend to throw myself a pity party after watching it. I have a slight physical limitation that doesn't allow me to work out like I want to, so I guess it just gets to me when I watch everyone pull such big numbers on the scale.

I do think that this time I'm doing everything right. I'm not dieting, I'm truly changing my lifestyle.

I want to teach middle school science after I graduate. I haven't always had this dream-- I've changed many times (pre-med, accounting, etc). I absolutely love kids. You know what else I love? I love being in a class that I know where the students came from. Like, I want to find out where everyone is from, and then I try to figure out which school district I think better prepared their students to succeed in college. I know that not everything each student does is reflective of their k-12 school district, but A LOT is. I really want to prepare my students for the future. If not their future life, their future classes. (I'll admit there might be some classes you've had that you won't use in LIFE..)

So, why am I talking about teaching on a weight loss blog? Because I've been heavy my entire life, of course! And I want to change that for other children! Ohh, I've been daydreaming!! Here's the plan: first off, I have to get healthy myself. But then.. after I start teaching, I want to start a (free) after school program for the students. I realize that a lot of students ride the bus, so I'd probably have to plan enough stuff that I can keep the kids busy until their parents can come get them after work. We'd have an hour or so of fitness stations or some kind of activity, then learn about nutrition, followed up by a game of some sort. Hopefully, kids will learn how to be healthy while getting a work out in.. I think it would help everyone. Just think.. the kids will have gotten some of their after school energy out before they go home to their exhausted parents..PLUS.. middle school is a HARD time for kids-- so much teasing & bullying. The kids will work out, and their endorphins will help with their confidence & self-esteem. It might just make it easier for them. Maybe? Am I just dreaming?


  1. I think that is a great goal! I want to teach as well but the fact that you want to inspire others and help them through the trials that come with being overweight...well it says a lot about you! Wish you much luck!

  2. Hi there :) I think those are great goals! Go check out my blog and make sure you sign up for Steves challenge no later than Wednesday! This might really help you with the motivation!

  3. I love your goals! There is nothing like a good goal to keep you motivated through the tough times.

    As far as physical limitations, I totally understand those. The first time I tried to lose weight, I literally could not walk a single lap around a 1/12th mile track without being in such physical pain I was crying..

    As you grow stronger and more healthy you will push your limits further than you have ever imagined. I have faith in you.


  4. Having goals, any goals, is what keeps us motivated! I'd suggest writing them down on post it notes, paste them around your house, refrigerator, that sort of thing. Being reminded of why we want to be healthy is a great way to stay on track and help making some of those tough decisions!
    Good luck this week! Your goals rock!!!

  5. I think of starting programs for kids and families too... it's very motivational to plan things like that in my head when I am working out.