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First Day = SUCCESS!

by Courtney on September 9, 2010


Although I’d say the first day was a definitely a success, it certainly doesn’t make it any less tiring. Wow…I forgot just how difficult this transition can be!


Luckily, I still had some energy in me after school to head to the gym. While I was there, I completed a killer cardio combo:

  • 35 minutes on the elliptical (doing the interval course)
  • 10 minutes on the stationary bike (again, doing the interval course – “3 on, 1 off”)
  • 10 minutes on the Stair Climber (doing the “fat burner” course at a level 11)

I blame those last 10 minutes on the Stair Climber for my exhaustion…that was one INTENSE session! Whew! Despite feeling completely wiped on my way home, it was definitely worth it. I can’t wait to feel the soreness tomorrow – it’s been a while! AAAAND, the foot was feeling great, so I’m looking at that as a good sign. :-D

(Althooooough, maybe the lack of pain in my heel has something to do with the fact that my feet were already killing me after standing on them in heels all day long? Oh yeah, and lets not forget the 4 beautiful new blisters from the new shoes today. I don’t know…just sayin’.) ;)


Knowing that I would have a BUNCH of work to tackle this evening, Jay took care of prepping some chicken for dinner. We had some roasted red pepper-marinated chicken in the freezer that we took out before leaving for work. After they were grilled to perfection (hubby is definitely a Grill Master!), I sliced up my piece and placed it on a whole wheat Arnold’s sandwich thin with some lettuce tomato, and a teeny smear of light mayo.



It may look kinda lame, but it was anything BUT! I also had some leftover Roasted Veggie Casserole on the side, but I ate it up too quick for the camera. What can I say, I was hungry gal!

I actually debated on just taking the evening off from blogging, but I just can’t seem to stay away!

Time to get back to the work…


…since I don’t think it’s going anywhere! And you can bet that there will probably be another slice of Pumpkin Spice cake involved this evening, all while watching Wipe Out on TV…this show literally has Jay and I in stitches when we watch it!

**By the way, thanks for everyone who left some questions today for my latest installment of “Ask Me Anything” – it will give me something to work on for the next few days. Feel free to keep ‘em comin’!

Question for the Night:

Since you’ve been hearing so much about MY job lately, let me ask YOU:

What do you do?!? :)

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1 Kathryn September 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I understand the transition you’re going through, as I’m a teacher as well. I teacher preschool to children with special needs. I anticipate I will sleep well and long this weekend!


2 briana September 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I work at an elementary school as well but with special needs we started 5 weeks ago and its always crazy the first week!


3 Stephanie September 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I’m a CPA for a Fortune 500 Company! Kind of a different world than teaching, but my mom was a teacher so I definitely know all about it :)


4 Marg September 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Office Manager and part time photographer – trying to become a teacher!


5 Shannon September 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm

All of my girlfriends are teachers, I hear about the first day jitters every year :) I’m glad to hear you have a good group for the year!

I work for an advertising agency :)


6 Michelle September 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Holy exhaustion is right! I’m wiped after my day of teaching as well!!


7 Jessica@tastyandtrim September 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm

That sandwich looks far from lame – it made me hungry :) I am currently just a student trying to make my way through college! Glad you had a good first day!


8 Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous September 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm

My full time job is being a grad student, but I work at an animal hospital during my vacations and interned at NuVal this past summer!


9 Nancy September 9, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Isn’t Wipe Out a hilarious show? HAHAHa…

Oh, and I’m a Graphic Designer and I also am involved with the Marketing at my job too.


10 Shanna September 9, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Aerospace Engineer by day and wedding planner by night ;)


11 Amy September 10, 2010 at 8:22 am

Hairstylist/makeup artist


12 Jess September 11, 2010 at 2:19 am

I am a 3rd grade teacher and I absolutely understand your exhaustion. No one but another teacher can understand how tiring the beginning of school is! I was exactly like your earlier post… The first 2 weeks I had clothes laid out, lunch already made, breakfast already made.. SO organized.. Now that the year is in fill swing, I have unfortunately slacked off of being so organized!


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