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February 19, 2016

Ditch the Junk!

Okay teachers, time to be honest with ourselves. How many of us are where we want to be with our health? Anyone? I know I am not!

Let's Get Real

I am going to be open and raw with ya'll  right now. Two years ago - oooh buddy - I was so proud of where I was with my health and fitness. I was eating Paleo and working out hard core. I LOVE classes like Tabata that are high intensity. That was my business! I was crushing life. I lost 40 pounds and was totally feeling myself. 

Then IT Happened

The excuses hit me hard. I really thought I could stay on point by myself. But the truth is, I just got lazy. I didn't have to be accountable any more. I couldn't bring myself to spend so much money on the gym, because I do not have a flexible income.

So - I started working another extra job to pay for my gym addiction. Well, the hours of my job made me unavailable for the classes I really loved. So here I am bringing in extra cash for the gym and I am not even going. Well what's a girl to do? Oh ya know, pick up some more hours.

Fast Forward To Today 

 Here I am teaching Kindergarten M-F and then working as a TSS M-Th, after my full time job. I also teach an after school Science club on Wednesdays. And with working at a Catholic School I have a lot of additional roles I need to fill. Guys - I Am Tired. Plain and Simple. 

I have literally NO desire to workout. And the snack monkey has been jumping on my back hard core. I am spiraling down hill. And it is not okay. I am ready to take back my health. I am ready to put in the work I DESERVE.

Can You Relate?

I thought so. And so did my friend Myranda.
 .Keep Calm and Teach 5th Grade  
Myranda and I have been friends for 6 years now. We have seen each other at our best and (almost) worst.We are kindred souls. We have a desire to better ourselves. We have both gotten off track. Read about her story here. But we are ready to get it back on! We deserve to be better than we were yesterday.

I want nothing more than to be able to grocery shop and work out with Myranda. Problem is, we live on LITERALLY opposite sides of the US. So we came up with an idea. Through our periscope videos we have found that there are other teachers out there who want to better themselves too. Since like minded people are attracted to one another we had a brain baby.

We have decided to launch a blab together. All about ditching the junk -  in diets, lives and in our trunks. ;)

What is Blab?

Blab.im is a place to watch, join, and interact with live conversations about the topics that matter most to you. Our goal is to set up an accountability forum for other teachers. Myranda and I will host the blab and share with you different topics and resources every other week.You can interact with us and let us be your forum for accountability.


We are by no means experts in this area. We are just regular teachers who know that we are creating excuses for ourselves. Having a location where we can check in is just what we need. If you need that as well, come join us! 

Our first blab is going to be at 2pm EST on Sunday, February 28th! Click here for the link! We hope to see you!

1 comment:

  1. So excited to see what you gals have to share. I'm on this journey too, and so encouraged by other teachers taking on the world, their health, and their profession, too!