I woke up at 4:30 AM and went to spin class, and it was packed! It’s amazing how many people start their day off with exercise. I do feel stronger. Although, I have to say some negative thoughts did creep their way into my morning workout.
Since the class was so full, I was in the first row (where the mirrors are) and I kept looking at myself, thinking – “That’s it. I feel like I should look different.” This was not a helpful thought process but I can’t help it. It’s the truth, that’s what I was thinking about. Fortunately, as I got into the workout that thought process changed, and I starting to think about how to hold the positions to workout the muscles in the right way. By the end of the class, I felt strong and validated:
I had a great teaching day. It’s amazing to witness the moment when a student learns something new. Then, I had to stay after school and provide professional development on the reading continuum. It went well, everyone had a good conversation but boy-o-boy it was a long day. By the time I got home, the sun had set and I was getting pretty hungry. I handled dinner well I got chicken kabobs with a baked potato from our local Greek diner. I even had a scoop of Baskin Robbin’s ice cream. I hit my target point range and earned a blue dot for the day.
As we move deeper into autumn I am feeling more in control and even though sometimes I feel impatient about my progress, I realize that these are just feelings, and I need to experience them and then move on. If we are lucky, we get to learn new things too and that is part of the journey.