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I'm back to school on August 19th (teacher in-service week) and back to work on the 27th (first day of school).  So this challenge is about getting back into school shape.

 

Goal 1:  Get back on my sleep schedule.  I need to leave the house at 7:30am during the school year so I should probably work my way back towards a bedtime routine that helps me get there.

  • bedtime routine/in bed 10pm (1pt)
     

Goal 2:  Maintain exercise routine.  I've added 3x weekly park strength training to my routine.  My arm feels okay so I want to keep it going.
 

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  • daily exercise (1pt)
  • 3x weekly park routine completed (1pt)
     

Goal 3:  I need to get back to the eating times that fit with my work schedule once I'm back at school.  

  • keep food journal and notes times I ate to see where I need to make adjustments (1pt)

 

I'm starting today which gives me six weeks to get more organized and ready to go back to school.  

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Love it! And love the outdoor workout spaces. 

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3 hours ago, Manarelle said:

Good forward planning and head start on the school year, here. And very glad to hear your arm is cooperating. Neat that you have helpful outdoor places to work out, what sort of exercises are you looking to do?

 

i want to be able to perform body weight exercises w/o pain and regain my strength training confidence so possibly I can rejoin a gym.

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I love park workouts. Working out outside is preferable to indoors (as long as the weather cooperates) 

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Week 1 Recap

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Did pretty good this week although last night I did have a beer and pizza (and that was after I had a coke that afternoon) - ooph!  We'll see how that plays out on the scale later...

 

G1:  My eating times are all over the place, yikes!  

G2:  completed 3x park routine and walked on most of my "off" days

G3:  I was in bed on time 3 nights this week.

 

I have to modify my park routine going forward.  I'm feeling the slightest "twinge" in my elbow that is persisting  beyond the workout.  I'm going to drop down to 2x weekly (T/TH) and drop moves that involve hanging I think.  So that means just push ups and inverted body weight rows.  the other moves don't put any stress on the arm so I still should get 10 exercises out of the rotation.  I'm also going to ice more regularly.  And I'm NOT going to bind anything at school (that machine just kills my arm).

 

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18 hours ago, mom2sjm said:

I have to modify my park routine going forward.  I'm feeling the slightest "twinge" in my elbow that is persisting  beyond the workout.  I'm going to drop down to 2x weekly (T/TH) and drop moves that involve hanging I think.  So that means just push ups and inverted body weight rows.  the other moves don't put any stress on the arm so I still should get 10 exercises out of the rotation.  I'm also going to ice more regularly.  And I'm NOT going to bind anything at school (that machine just kills my arm).

 

Aw, at least you're catching it early. Man, we have one of those binding machines at work and it is a beast to operate. Hopefully there's someone else who can handle that for you. 

 

Good report for week 0. 

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Yay for the workouts but sorry you're getting elbow twinges! Those sound like smart adjustments to make moving forward for now. Was it also your elbow you were treating with PT or was that a different upper body injury?

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4 hours ago, raptron said:

 Was it also your elbow you were treating with PT or was that a different upper body injury?

 

Yep!  Last year I began the long journey of treating the  weirdly named "tennis elbow" although I haven't played tennis since junior high PE class.  Same spot!!  So frustrated.

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On 8/5/2019 at 3:55 PM, mediaguy99 said:

So, what kind of teacher are you?  Assuming "a good one" is a good answer, but I mean, subject/age group/school type/etc.

 

Good for you for getting your homework done early ;)

 

 

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3rd grade.  Catholic school.  I do have a "world's best teacher" mug so I'm just saying, I'm pretty good :)

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On 8/5/2019 at 4:41 AM, mom2sjm said:

And I'm NOT going to bind anything at school (that machine just kills my arm).

We always had those machines in every place I worked.   I was really good at using them at one point,  but it has been a few years since I have had to do it. 

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What's going to go differently this week? ;)

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On 8/12/2019 at 8:25 AM, raptron said:

What's going to go differently this week? ;)

 

Two things:  I bought a compression sleeve for my exercise AND for the back to school prep I'll be doing.  And I think this week will be good for eating.  No social plans so mostly I'll eat at home.  I went grocery shopping and have good stuff here.  

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week 2 recap

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I pretty much stopped exercising.  my arm is not happy.  I am still walking but I dropped my strength training.  back at work about half time last week and there was pain with just the minimal work i was doing.  this week I'm back full time (no students yet) but lots of prep.  I have a modification plan in place but I can't delegate all the things so we'll see. 

 

ate pretty good but I went out twice and there were beers.  sleep - meh.  hard to wind down, lots on my mind.

 

plan for this week:  1.  be strong in the staff room!!  do not eat the donuts!!  2.  use those 8th grade helpers looking for community service hours as much as I can to avoid pain.  3.  don't have a plan about the sleep.  how can I turn my mind off???  maybe try headspace...

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22 hours ago, mom2sjm said:

plan for this week:  1.  be strong in the staff room!!  do not eat the donuts!!  2.  use those 8th grade helpers looking for community service hours as much as I can to avoid pain.  3.  don't have a plan about the sleep.  how can I turn my mind off???  maybe try headspace...

 

Ah man, donuts in a break room are so hard to ignore. I have faith in you, though. Sorry to hear your arm is acting up again, hopefully the students can help out there. 

 

I have similar difficulty turning off the brain at night. Part of what I do is have a specific nighttime routine of when to stop electronics, start winding down, no serious conversations after 10:30pm, quiet time to unwind, etc. While that is helpful, if you've got a lot on your mind, it also helps to set aside time to ruminate about those things. It's all well and good to try to clear the mind, but also give yourself time to think and plan and turn over ideas that might help those things. It often feels like every second of the day is spent doing or researching or distracting or focusing on something, so you don't have time to sort the chaos that all that leaves in your head. I try to make lunchtime space to just stare out the window and sort things in my brain so they're quieter later on when I'm trying to sleep. 

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