Hi guys! In keeping up with the Wellness Initiative at my school, I sent a message to teachers asking and reminding them about how they are incorporating the components of wellness into their lives. So far, it’s been going well. Teachers will stop into my classroom or see me around the building and share with me what they’ve been up to and how they have been incorporating wellness into their days and weeks. All positive so far!
How is everyone doing with our wellness components this month? We suggested a few areas of wellness for September & October: physical, social and career
Here is what some of us have been up to:
- running in races: 5K’s, 10K’s, Half marathons
- practicing yoga + barre
- riding indoor cycling bike
- walking outside
- dinner with friends + family
- professional development
- team planning meetings
- cross-grade collaboration
I wanted to remind everyone that even if you only move for 10 minutes a day, it is still something. And, that some weeks maybe you’re just not feeling it. All of it is okay. Give yourself a break, take a deep breath, and it will all be okay. 🙂
In terms of exercise, some weeks we just can’t seem to get moving or fit in exercise, which is why even if it’s just 10 minutes a day, it counts! I remember I used to get so down on myself if I didn’t stick to my exercise routine, and that is the worst thing I could have done. If a week goes by and you’re not as active as you would like, there’s always a new week around the corner. The point is not to dwell on the past or put unnecessary stress on yourself. Keep going and keep trying, that’s what matters.
One workout I’ve been doing if I only have a short amount of time is a quick HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout by Chalene Johnson (one of my faves) on YouTube. Short, quick, strength building, and sweaty – the perfect combination. Another one I like is from Fitness Blender. They have a ton of workout videos on YouTube which are so convenient when you want to move a little and can’t get to the gym or go for a walk or run. Finally, Natalie Jill is pretty awesome in general, but I first found her videos when searching for effective core workouts. This is just one example – so many of them are fantastic.
What have you been up to in terms of wellness? Do you have any favorite YouTube channels for quick and intense workouts? Share them with me!
Until next time,