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Going from 0 to 100 Might Qualify me for an Idiot Award!!

Today’s 43 was a great one to work on balance!  I did a single leg, bent-over row.

Start on your right side (or left – whichever you want to do first!!):

Right leg first
Right leg first (blurry)

Then row (keep leg up for all reps):

squeeze shoulder blades
squeeze shoulder blades

After completing all reps (43 for me!) then you get to switch legs and start over!!

time for the left side
time for the left side

(Can you tell these pictures were all after I was completely done and showered – dressed for a day of PE – and totally rocking my lovely compression stockings!!)

I got up at 5:00 to do my work-out because I’m an idiot subbing PE today.  I struggled through my entire 43 and workout today.  I did a SELF DVD – Trim and Tone Fast.  It was a fine workout – 60 minutes with a warm-up plus the following 6 sections and a cool-down:

  1. legs
  2. back
  3. arms & shoulders
  4. chest
  5. core
  6. full body

There wasn’t any cardio in this workout which was perfect for  me today because I was having a hard enough time just doing basics this morning.

I think the fact that I spent almost 3 weeks like thisScreen shot 2013-05-17 at 8.15.07 AMand the past 4 days I’ve been more like thisScreen shot 2013-05-17 at 8.16.13 AMhave left me a little drained and very sore.  I’m telling myself I’m just sore from lack of activity and that I need to just suck it up!!!

In reality, I think the fact that I took the DR very literally when she said that I couldn’t hurt anything by “jogging” at this point – I felt the need to hit it hard and now I’m paying feeling it big time!!

Add to the workouts and all of my normal daily activity the fact that I haven’t slept more than 1-2 hours at a time for the past several nights (my legs sort-of throb all night long) and I should probably wear this today:Screen shot 2013-05-17 at 8.20.28 AMBut – I won’t!!  I’ll just go up to the school and spend the day teaching PE to a bunch of wound-up kids (last Friday of the school year!!)!!!  Oy!!

Oh, well – I can rest over the weekend – OH WAIT – that won’t happen since we have 6-7 graduation parties to attend and we have to take Jordan up to the middle school at 2:45am Saturday morning and pick him up between 3:00 & 4:00am Sunday morning!! (love a band contest/6 Flags trip!!)

Happy Fun Friday!!  I’m thinking today will be a Diet Coke day for sure (rare for me but…)


My Life as a Pseudo PE Teacher

Today’s 43 involved my step –

14" double step (the Transfirmer)
14″ double step (the Transfirmer)

I just did quick moving squats from side-to-side (right squat – over – left squat – over = 1 rep).

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This was a quick 43 but it got my heart rate up and my quads were burning!!!

I decided to run today since I won’t be able to run for awhile after tomorrow!  Treadmill (snow/ice mixture coming down outside!) – 1.5% incline – 6 miles in 37:05 + 2.1 miles slower with higher incline for a total of 8.1 miles in 63:30.

So, lately I have spent several fun-filled afternoons in the gym while the real PE teacher is coaching at the HS track meets!

This is a great gig for several reasons  – a big one is I get to go to “work” dressed like this:

ready for work
ready for work

I also get to run around and play – usually with lots of balls!!

In my previous life (before children) I was a middle school science teacher ( and I coached 7th & 8th grade volleyball, basketball and track).  Middle school kids are VERY different from these young kids (the afternoon PE classes are 2nd, 1st and Kindergarten students)!!!   So, as the “fake” PE teacher, I’ve learned 3 lessons:

  1. Always wear a whistle!!
    I need a blingy whistle!!!   Next time!
    I need a blingy whistle!!!

    I’m not super loud but I can blow a whistle with the best of them!!!

  2. Helpful phrases – “You’re OK”, “I think you’re fine”, “You’re going to be OK”, “keep going, you’re fine”……..little ones have all kinds of reasons why they might not be OK (especially when I have them run a couple of laps!!!) – a little reassurance and they are always ready to go again (till the next time!).
  3. My #1 rule: NO TATTLING!!! Kids like to tattle (or tell you every little thing that someone else did) – on their friends, kids who maybe aren’t their best friends, even on themselves – crazy, but true!!!

I really enjoy subbing in PE (even with the younger kids!!!)!  Where else do you get to do stuff like this?Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 9.12.28 PMWell, maybe not exactly, but we always use some of these:Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 9.16.47 PMAnd, there is always at least a little bit of running involved!!!

Happy Tuesday! I think I’m going to put on my bikini, cover-up and flip flops and head south until I find a warm sunny spot – anyone want to join in?