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Good morning! I have been crazy busy with work and school. So today, I have a date with the internet. I'll be doing some work on my blog and shop. Creating designs and a bunch of other stuff. Running a business is hard work especially when funds aren't flowing abundantly at the moment. But you know how the saying goes "It takes money to make money". That's why I'm glad I was able to take my creativity and put it into a business that doesn't require a HUGE investment. I LOVE this pin from @coinsandconnections! I bought it for my sister @natural_hair_yeah. I should have bought one too!! What are you going to do to invest in yourself or business today? Remember self-care should be a top priority 😍
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Before and After. Cardio Core. For a girl who doesn’t usually like cardio, I really liked that. And core exercises involving bands and sliders are totally my jam! PS. I would run for wine (or margaritas, or prosecco, or mojitos.... but not tonight!) #goals
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Pre workout meal going down!! Sweet potatoes, zucchini, and buffalo chicken! So good!! The food I prepped the other morning has made life SO SO EASY this week!! I need to remember this Sunday when I don’t feel like cooking! Lol
Calendars!!!! Planners!!! 🗓📆 I handed out little pocket planners to all my seniors today. #lifeskills They struggled with time management last semester while taking one community college class (in addition to a half load of high school classes). Hopefully this will help! 🤞🏻 It's a requirement this semester that they bring it to my class every day and that they actively use it!! #pleasework #ihopethishelps #calendar #planner #highschoolseniors #highschoolteacher #urbaneducation #urbaneducator #orientaltrading #socheap #englishteacher #teacher
I could even be eating rice cake and they still do this.. 🤦🏽‍♀️ but one thing is for sure, if I give one student something they find a way to share it four ways with their friends... my students have the best ♥️ #urbaneducator #teachersofinstagram #teacherproblems #teacherlife🍎 #iteachmiddleschool
Last night, I took my before pictures and measurements. I haven’t measured or taken real progress pictures (ie not a selfie) in months!! I saw some positive changes in some measurements and negative changes in others. Altogether, I’ve been pretty consistent since the summer. I’m pretty proud of myself for staying on track despite a challenging start to the school year, new curriculum, and the holidays. So far I’m in love with this program! I’ll be taking monthly measurements and pictures to track my progress and share the good, bad and ugly along the way. Can’t wait to see how this bikini fits in 80 days! Hopefully I’ll fill out those bottoms a little better 😂🍑😂
Who hasn’t had enough water today? 🙋🏼‍♀️ I didn’t realize it until I was in my car driving home and so thirsty. I realized I ever refilled my water bottle today! I usually drink 1.5-2 bottles a day at work so probably between 48-64 ounces during the school day. I didn’t even have 32 ounces today!! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Drinking up now!! I know I’ll feel awful if I get dehydrated! Now I’m wondering if that’s why I had a slight headache this morning.... probably! How do you make sure to drink enough water? Any tools weather tips? I definitely struggle in the winter!
I pray they all make it back safely #backtobusiness #letsgo #UrbanEducator #blackmaleeducator
I did it!! I finally started my new 80 day program! I’ve been impatiently watching from the sidelines since Monday when hundreds of people on my team and thousands across the US, Canada and UK began to push play! But I wanted my rest day to be Tuesday so I waited a couple days... IT. WAS. AWESOME. It wasn’t easy. But it wasn’t impossible. It took longer to do some movements than it took the trainer to complete. I cursed a few times. I couldn’t reach 15/16 reps for every move. But I pushed until I couldn’t push anymore. I know I’ll get stronger over the next 3 months and I know I will be able to do those moves at some point! I can not wait to see my growth over the next 80 days!
When you’ve been really unproductive lately and commit to waking up at 5am delay or no delay to get some cooking done before work... killed it!! I feel so productive and accomplished and ready for the day... even if school was cancelled. That means I have even more time to get things done and make up for all my laziness of the last week. BAM!
#starstudent #starstudentoftheweek #2ndgraderocks #2ndgrade #2ndgradeshenanigans #iteachtoo #blackgirlmagic #youngblackgirls #teachersofinstagram #teachersofcolor #urbaneducator #lovemyjob #blackgirlsteach #teachingislife #teachingismysuperower
I know I shouldn’t have favorites, but don’t we all? Today was one of their birthdays. I KNEW it was today, we talked about it all last week and then this weekend it totally slipped my mind and I went to school empty handed 😞 I felt so bad! I was hoping he didn’t come to school because I didn’t want to tell him. Of course he did, and he came to see me and I had to tell him I was baking tonight! I think he will forgive me once takes a bite. Because they smell AMAZING!! I’m staying strong though, none for me!
Quickest I’ve ever had assignments turned in... looks like it’s going to be a great unit #writingteacher #iteachtoo #iteach678 #2ndaryela #urbaneducator
We are on the front lines educators ... we have a very important job to ensure that we raise a generation of people who have character and respect for all ✊#iteach #teacher #mlkday #urbaneducator #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig
Drink a cup of coffee. Workout. Read a book. Get or give yourself a mani/pedi. Take a bath. Call a friend. Sunday is a great day to set yourself up for success the upcoming week. Take time to de-stress, relax and do something for yourself. And then schedule the upcoming week. You’ll feel less stressed out, more accomplished and ready for the week. Happy Sunday!! 😊
Monday I’m really starting to dial in on my nutrition and Wednesday I begin an 80 day journey to the healthiest and fittest year of my life! So tonight I had homemade pizza and salad. It’s been a few months and I was starting to crave it. So I wanted to get it out before getting focused! I can’t wait to see my transformation, inside and it, over the next 3 months!
Garlic quinoa and stir fry veggies for lunch! So so good! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was transitioning to a plant based diet. I thought I’d be bored, hungry and eating salads all the time. That has not been the case at all. I ate salads last week because it was easy. And it’s what I’m used to having for lunch, but this week, I’ve switched things up a bit and the variety has been a nice change, filling, and delicious!! The best part is as I continue to phase my diet, I can continue to eat the different meals I’ve had. Maybe not in the same manner, but they can stay part of my meal plan in one way or another.