Today I taught PE which I absolutely love. I can never stay in one spot for too long which is probably why I get it when kids start to get antsy in their seats. I had a teacher training last week and had to sit down all day! I don’t know how regular people do it!
Like last year, I will teach a dance unit in December. Like last year, there are a certain list of things that I need to do each day to be able to function:
- Drink 96 ounces of water a day which results in me going to the bathroom at least 96 times– not the easiest thing to do when you’re a teacher!
- Eat breakfast and not some sugary Starbucks shit that I think I need.
- Eat a smart snack mid-morning. Again, not sugary shit from Starbucks even though at 11 o’clock at night, it sounds divine! Someone get me something from there! Quick!
- Eat a high protein lunch with as little animal product as possible. It’s weird but it works for me.
- Don’t drink soda. Even if it’s diet. Even if it’s just one.
- Eat a lot of fruit.
- Eat a small dinner.
- Get more than 12,000 steps a day. Easy peasy when you’re teaching dance.
It’s amazing what a difference one day makes. I feel good. Really good.
R asked me if I was taking my pills and I said no. I wasn’t out but sometimes I forget to take them and he definitely notices.
It’s hard to hear but it’s the truth. I can’t function normally, I can’t be happy, I can’t be a good wife or mother without them and it’s sad that one tiny little pill taken each night, usually after an evening of Modern Family reruns, can totally destroy that.
It’s harder to control a lot of things now that I’m 42 but I feel like it’s much easier for me to accept it. R and I would joke about how our 30s was a time to undo all the damage we did to our bodies in our 20s. If that’s the case then I think the purpose of our 40s is finally accepting all of it.