Friday, March 28, 2014

"Slow and Steady Wins the Race"

Being a teacher and being on a journey to change my lifestyle has been quite the bumpy ride. At some moments, I think that I am quite the lucky gal to be able to eat a healthy snack, as the students understand, but sometimes I feel bad. I think to myself, "those kids could probably down some of these rice cakes right about now!" Sometimes they ask for some, and of course, due to limiting portion sizes, I don't have enough to share. So, I have to down the almonds or watermelon during the four minute switch of classes. But, hey! Whatever works!
My students have been SO supportive, and for that, I am so lucky! When I lost the first fifteen pounds, they started to noticed and said, "Ms. Kane, you're looking skinny!" It was weird at first, but some of my colleagues would mention uplifting messages of the same.

Until...
Two weeks ago it all started slowing down. I was still eating similar things that helped me lose fifteen pounds, but I wasn't noticing anything different about the way my clothes fit or the scale number moving. This is when I stared researching some solutions. Let's just say that patience is not one of my virtues. My family can tell you this.

There are so many shortcuts. Shortcuts in teaching, shortcuts in weight loss, short cuts in sports, and in life.

There is NO way I can give up now.
Throughout this healthy journey I hope I can inspire someone, whether it be one of my students, colleagues, family, friends, or a stranger.

I have always been a problem solver. And if there is a will, I will find a way. As impatient as I am, I need to realize that the only way that I can truly be my whole self is to keep telling myself, "Slow and Steady, wins the race."

P.S. There is many facets in my life that rings true to the title of this blog post, not just the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

What are some words of inspiration that you live by?


1 comment:

  1. 15 pounds? That's AWESOME! Keep it up...I'm super duper proud of you. Don't give up just because the scale hasn't changed. Get off the scale! :)
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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