When I got up early to workout yesterday, I must have grabbed the wrong card because I actually did yesterday’s workout today and today’s workout yesterday.  Since I pre-write my posts for the morning and I didn’t think it was a big enough deal, I just left it and decided to admit to my mistake today. 🙂  Plus, I don’t have school tomorrow, so yesterday kind of was my Thursday.  Chelsey felt the same way on Wednesday apparently.  Let’s take a looksie at the workout I completed yesterday, but should have been today:

Week 11 Day 4: Arms, Abs, & Cardio

  • Circuit: 20 reps each
  • Barbell Curl: 20 pounds
  • Lying Tricep Curl: 20 pounds
  • Dumbbell Alternating Bicep Curl: 15 pounds
  • Standing Dumbbell Tricep Extension: 20 pounds
  • Bench Dips
  • JackKnife Sit-Ups
  • Crunches
  • Complete circuit 3 times
  • Cardio: 30 – 40 minutes

My arms were shaking by the end!  Love that feeling.  My school started the state testing this week which is pretty intense.  I try to remain calm though really I’m feeling stressed, but I want my kids to stay as relaxed as possible.  The days are grueling because it is so important and our schedule is changed – that affects everyone, students and teachers alike.  I have been very impressed with my kiddos thus far though.  Because they have to endure sitting for so long, I make sure to get them up and moving whenever possible.  Right before the test, we do 25 jumping jacks, 10 push-ups, and 10 sit-ups and after the test they get an extra long recess.  Got to get that blood flowing!  And my kids sit on stability balls, so I think that helps as they are allowed to move or “actively sit.”  I love teaching my students the importance of moving and staying active and they seem to enjoy it, as well.

Anyway, last week we had a rally week to get pumped up for the test.  We had different themed days.  Wednesday was dress-up like someone you have studied or learned about, so my co-workers and I decided to be the character from the Pinkalicious books.

If you have a young child, you have GOT to get this book and the others that follow.  Even my third grade boys love these!  It’s hilarious and gives everyone a good laugh while providing a good storyline.  (And from a teacher standpoint there are lots of good examples of tiny actions!)  Pinkalicious is the original; the others are Purplicious, Goldilicious, and Silverlicious.  Silverlicious is the newest book and I got to be her.

Purplicious, Pinkalicious, Silverlicious, & Goldilicious

I love my job and the girls I teach with!  We seriously have so much fun and work extremely well together.  Goldilicious Kait got engaged this past weekend after seven years.  Congrats to her and her crazy self as she is planning an August wedding.  August as in four months from now.  Maybe she’ll let us come dressed like this?

Because things have been so crazy at school, I haven’t felt like spending as much time in the kitchen by the time I get home.  Last night’s dinner was simple, nutritious, and delicious.  It also doubled as lunch for today.  Leftovers are the best.

I prepared some of the long grain brown rice that Whole Foods gave me while the chicken was cooking, and then when it was almost ready I threw the kale in a pot on the stove and misted olive oil on top.  So simple, yet so good.  And guess what today’s snack will be?  A Gnu bar, obviously.

What is a simple dinner you have made recently?

17 thoughts on “Silverlicious

  1. That is so awesome that your kids sit on stability balls in class! What a great idea. 😀

    Also your dinner looks delicious! You can never go wrong with a meal of veggies, grains, and protein!

  2. Simple yet delicious looking dinner 🙂 To be honest, those are my fav. 🙂 Truly.

    I love the “active sitting”. How awesome! I love how you teach your kiddies that activity is important! You rock. Love you

  3. what did you season your chicken with? it looks amazing! and i haven’t read those books but since i love “easy reading” maybe i will have to check them out… 🙂

    • I poured a tiny bit of teriyaki sauce on top and then did a slew of seasonings… oregano, basal, thyme, rosemary… literally whatever was in my spice cabinet! haha. And those are books are really cute!

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