Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July Goals Linky

I joined the July Goals Linky hosted by Jess at I (Heart) Recess. Click on the link above to add your July goals! 

Here goes...
Personal: We all know negativity brings us down. And, at times, it's easy to be brought down...So, I am making a conscious effort to try and be more positive (at home, school, etc.).

Family: With three little boys (ages 8, 4, 2), I savor every minute of summer vacation. Yes, we can all get on each others' nerves at times, but it is truly a blessing to spend so much time with them. My hubby is also a teacher (middle school science), so he is home too (and we NEVER get on each others' nerves...wink, wink). 
We all need to cut back on the electronics usage around here...

Health: I just cannot get myself to track what I eat for more than 1/2 a day! I pay for WW online monthly, and that still doesn't motivate me to do it. I guess I am scared to face what I am really putting in my mouth! So, my goal is to track what I eat daily!!! I may not be happy with what I find, but I believe it's time to face reality and put less food in my mouth. But, I LOVE to eat...
I am doing pretty well with exercise, but I need to be more consistent about alternating cardio and weight training. 
By the way, I do not work for her company, but I highly recommend Cathe Friedrich at Cathe.com if you are a home exerciser. I've been doing her workouts for about 20 years now, and they are simply the best. She kicks my a**! And, she's not annoying. She has a great website, too. I recommend her a lot! 

School: This summer, I plan to sit down and figure out my whole year (starting with the language arts block). We have a new first grade curriculum that I helped to write, and it's all aligned to Common Core. I'm very excited to implement it this year!
Anyone out there use a math workshop approach when using Everyday Math? If so, I'd love to talk with you. I can't seem to wrap my head around it. Last year was the first year our school used EDM. Thoughts, anyone?

Blog/TPT: I have a few more projects in the works for TPT. My goal is to be done with 3 of them by the end of the month. As for my blog, I'd like to think of a weekly themed blog post. I'm thinking Daily 5 or CAFE...or both? Something that will be helpful for me and others. Thanks to Wendy at Read With Me ABC for giving me this weekly blog post idea (she does Word Power Wednesdays).

Outside the Box: I tend to eat the same things for breakfast (either oatmeal with honey, bananas and 1% milk OR 2 egg whites (or 1 1/2 eggs) with 1 piece of wheat toast, dab of butter and fruit.
A few weeks ago, by hubby and I bought a Vitamix for our anniversary (12 years). I have tried a few green smoothies, and they were awesome. I just have to get out of my breakfast rut and try different foods. 
By the way, the green smoothie I liked the best (a.k.a. I did not have to hold my nose while drinking it down) was made using this recipe:
green grapes (a handful)
1 banana
1/2 Granny Smith apple
a handful of fresh
a handful of kale
1/2 C water
a few ice cubes
* Actually it was very good! 

This was fun, now let's see if I meet my goals!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! You are so sweet. :)
    I'm going to check out Cathe.com and try a workout. Have you ever tried Melissa Bender's workouts? I follow her blog and love the workouts.
    By the way, I totally want a Vitamix now!

    I sent you a FB message about lunch. :)
    Read With Me ABC