This week I brought out a sneaky little motivation for my students. I picked it up over Winter break when hubby and I were out on a date going thrift store shopping. (Yeah, we live the high life going to the different thrift stores on the last Saturday of the month… the stores have 50% off sales.) Anyhow, during that trip I picked up these board games for $1 each.
You Gotta Be Kidding (Would You Rather)
Would You Rather cards are a perfect little brain break/time filler. I took them out of the box (forget the board part), and have them on my whiteboard for easy access.
The students LOVE them!
As for my own motivation…
This week I did drink a lot of water. I bought some Water Tracker bottles over at Winco. I got on the bike at night and bumped up to the next level on that exercise video. I wore my activity tracker every day. I made good choices when eating out - and we ate out a lot. I packed healthy lunches for school and tried to get more sleep.
It was a hard week because a good portion of it was spent at the hospital, sitting and waiting for my new niece to be born. A lot of sitting… a lot of driving… a lot of waiting… a lot of not moving… and there was that one night that I only got 2 hours of sleep because baby was almost here…but every day I still made sure to get that activity tracker to 100% whether it be the bike, walking, or videos.
So, here's the breakdown. I knew the crazy progress of the past 2 weeks would slow - but I'm deciding to celebrate the little things - like my pants falling down - or the fact that I'm actually enjoying getting on the bike at night. I actually think my body did lose something (due to me peeking a couple of days ago), but due to whatever factor - sodium, water retention, hormones, lack of sleep, stress - it just didn't show when it was time to step on the scale. I AM PROUD of what I accomplished this week.
I hope you have a great day! It's Pinewood Derby Time!