Sunday, January 30, 2011

Time to Get Excited!

Okay, 2011 is a month old, what have you accomplished lately?

Really, have you kept those promises to yourself about getting back into shape, losing some pounds around your middle or just saving more money?  Are you depressed that you've slipped a little on those promises?

Well, if you answer is yes-don't can start again today.  Oh, come on, don't give me that look with your hands on your hips.  Don't throw the towel in just yet.  You can start anything on any day...I think as adults we forget that. Just renew your goals, post them where you can see them and you'll be back on track before you know it.

If this sounds too simple, it is!  We make everything so complicated.  Watch how children resolve their problems. If someone hurts them with words or with a push or shove. They forgive them and move on, the fun continues where they left off.  We need to take step back and just observe those children.  They can teach us so much. 

Now is the time to think nothing can hold you back!  You can change your lifestyle to a healthier way, you can get back into shape, just one step at at time. Remember, it's a journey, not a sprint.

My spirit has been renewed with running--I can run again. I had two knee surgeries with a year of each other and now, the knees are great and I'm running again.  Running gives me time to think, time for my body to move and something extraordinary happens, dreams are created and plans to follow those dreams.  Love to run and get inspired every morning. Running clears the mind, heart, body and soul.  And all you need is a good pair of running shoes and you're out the door.  Nature connects with you and you feel free.....give it a try sometime. 

Have you ever run after a snowstorm?  It is just so quiet and beautiful---you got to experience this feeling.  Even if you cannot run, walk outside after a storm...just so peaceful.

Get unplugged to balance yourself.....enjoy your week.  I know I will--two wonderful things will happen---I will run again tomorrow morning and we have a BLIZZARD on the way.  YES...what a blessing.

High Fives, Everyone!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year!

We've been having a great time at my school this year with new activities and encouraging our students to eat healthier.

Our CATCH team is full of individuals that care about what they are doing and share their wonderful ideas with our students.  We are truly blessed that our team members take on the extra mile without hesitation, the prize is that our students are benefiting from this experience.

As the year progresses, we are hoping to instill in our students to help their families develop healthier lifestyles. At the end of this month, we'll have a CATCH night at school to show our parents what activities their children participate in their physical education classes.

Being a physical education teacher is more than just throwing out the ball, it's engaging the students to inspire each other to be the best that they can be, through knowledge of why activity will work to help them stay healthier as they age.  They don't think about that now, but as they age, I hope they remember their P.E. teacher that told them how to take care of themselves.