Faithfully Fit, Superintendent, & Organizing

How blessed I am to teach in the great state of Alabama right now!!

This is why:


Jennifer Hogan, a dynamic educator I follow on twitter, made this graphic to express the awesome belief of our state school superintendent!

Thanks, Jennifer!


And thanks, Dr. Bice!!

I reorganized my closet yesterday.



Now THAT’S a workout!! Whew! Glad to be done with it. I’ll tackle that too shelf sometime later this century!

I couldn’t believe I still had the energy for a 2 mile run, AND I went to my 1st ever Faithfully Fit class last night. It. Was. Awesome. An hour of aerobics (think Zumba) to praise and worship music followed by heartfelt praying at the end!!

This was the bible verse she handed out, and I also got a HE LIVES bracelet for being a 1st timer.


I can’t wait to go back! What’s better than exercising and praising God at the same time?? NOTHING! 🙂

Here’s one of the songs we danced to:

And now I’m off to work in my classroom later today!! I have SO MUCH TO DO!! 🙂

Cholesterol Queen

I have crowned myself. The cholesterol queen. 🙂

If you have been following my blog you know that back in December I weighed 163 lbs. I’m 5’1. Yes, I was fluffy.

My thyroid doctor checked my cholesterol back in September 2011. It wasn’t good. He wasn’t happy.

When I went to see him at the end of June he was VERY happy. Take a look at why:

Sept 2011                                    June 2012

Total                           241                                                141

Bad                             173                                                 89

Tryglic.                     102                                                 50


That’s what running and weight loss will do for you folks. I now weigh 129 (yes I gained a few pounds while I was in DC!).

Before pics.


After pic.


How do you feel?





Flat is good

Flat is good. Well, maybe not in everything. 🙂

Flat tummies are good. Flat sodas are not. But today I found something flat that is VERY GOOD! Roads!

Here at Panama City Beach, FL (where we are on vacation) the roads are flat and NOT hilly!!! So good!

I ran for 60 minutes which might equal 7 or 8 or 12 miles for a lot of runners. For me-about 5! Through “flat” cute neighborhoods. Loved it!

I also started (one more time) HIIT-High Intensity Interval Training. I did this for 12 minutes. Sprint, walk, jog, walk and then repeat. It was pretty fun and went by really fast. Not sure how much REAL sprinting I was doing toward the end. 🙂 I’ve heard that this 1. Burns calories/fat more than just steady training. 2. Will maybe hopefully help to increase my speed in running?

Anyway, I’m going to give it a shot. I downloaded a HIIT app to my phone so that it counted down each interval for me. Nice.

Needless to say, I was a tad bit sweaty after all this. But felt so good!

I would show you a picture of what I looked like, but my phone is NOT cooperating with me inside this condo this week.

Then I vegged by the pool the rest of the day before we went to eat at Breakers and then walked around Pier Park.

Here are some pictures of me, my daughter, and my mom after we got back from supper. We decided to play around with the camera a little.

 I have no idea what my mom is looking at. Sorta scary isn’t it???? 🙂

Does my mom look like a grinning hyena or what? I promise we had not been drinking! 🙂

We all got the giggles-I guess from looking at the camera that we had situated inside the microwave to take our picture. Do you know how stupid you feel smiling for a camera with nobody behind it???? 🙂

We leave tomorrow to head back home. Sad face. But as much fun as we have had and as relaxing as it has been, I miss home. My house, my husband, my stepson, my dogs, my life. 🙂

Treadmill boredomitis

Boredomitis. Is that a word? If it’s not then I just made it up, and it FITS!! I.hate.treadmills. 🙂

Booooring!! I could only crank out 2 loooong miles on the treadmill at the condo before I had to get off due to being BORED OUT OF MY MIND!! I really appreciate the great outdoors that God made. And I will appreciate the outdoors EVERY TIME I’M ABLE TO RUN OUTDOORS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! 🙂

I started out at 4mph, then bumped it up to about 5.5. Then (just to go ahead and get it over with) I bumped it up to 6.5. Scary! This is what I kept envisioning!

I finally got off after 2 miles and got on the stationary bike and did 6.69 miles WHILE READING!! FUN!!! 🙂

Did a little bit of strength training:

Squats-2 sets of 15

Bicep curls-2 sets of 15

Tricep thingies-2 sets of 15

Had a healthy day of eating while at the beach.

Breakfast-Oatmeal and yogurt

Lunch-Turkey Wrap

Supper-Grilled shrimp, salad, and cheese grits (well, “almost” a healthy day of eating) 🙂

It was another super relaxing day at the beach! Night!