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Monday, July 28, 2014

Health and good music

Today's prompt is to blog about health and wellness routines. I read that and thought, "blah....." For the past several years I have developed healthier habits in the summer, with the notable exception being this summer. In summer I can research new and better ways to cook fresh foods and get away from the canned foods and packaged meals. But this summer I was working at the daycare and honestly, it has taken the majority of the summer to get back on track with that and not be exhausted every day. I only have 3 days left at the daycare because my boss gave me today off and Friday I am obligated to be at the school. So now that I am almost finished with my time at the daycare, I am finally acclimated, and could stand to add in some exercise and healthy meals without putting myself over the limit. Usually in summer I garden and add fresh vegetables to our diet as well as developing a routine of getting up and walking in the morning. I have participated in a 5k for a couple years (not this year) that is the first weekend in August and so I start with a mile and gradually increase until I am up to 3 miles. This summer I have done nothing. One day last week I got out and walked. And I was going to do that again today, but I slept too late. I know I feel better when I am more physically fit. I know I feel better when I eat better. Neither of these are convenient for me. Walking is my exercise of choice, I genuinely enjoy it. And I have realized that like running too, but I have to have good shoes for that. I won't even attempt to add that back in until I can buy some better shoes.

I also like yoga and would like to add that into my life a little more. It is not an established routine, I can't say I have ever really committed to it.

I wanted to revisit the music prompt. Saturday's prompt was about the kind of music I listen to. I listen to "classic rock." I hate it that I am old enough that the music I grew up on is "classic" but that's the way it is. I love 80's metal and hard rock. It seems very rebellious and I always think that teachers probably shouldn't like this stuff. My kids know all about Bon Jovi and AC/DC. And the rock station pointed out the other day that Mick Jagger's birthday is the same day as my Punky's. She said who's Mick Jagger? I started singing some Rolling Stones songs and then she had her "aha" moment. I have spent a large portion of my adult life feeling bad about the music I like and I've come to the place that I don't care anymore. For years I thought.... "born again Christians can't like AC/DC...." and now that I am a teacher, I think about how that is a terrible influence on my class. So I try not to let them see me banging my head. But I really am an old school head-banging rocker. And I get a lot done when the music is playing.


  1. If you enjoy walking, keep it up. Your comment "I get a lot done when the music is playing" is especially true for exercise. I know music with movement always makes me feel great afterwards. Enjoy your day! ;)

    1. It is also true in the primary classroom! The more movement and music I can incorporate, the better!!

  2. OK, two things. A) We should start walking for a little bit after the school day is over. B) You haven't been to my church. We frequently have secular music - including Green Day.