Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fitness Week

So this week has been fitness week at the high school I am stationed at!  There are quite a few exciting activities going on for fitness week that I would love to share!!!  First and foremost is that all teachers and staff are allowed and encouraged to wear "fitness" clothing during fitness week!  So that means tennis shoes, sweat pants, and sweat shirts as opposed to dress pants, sweaters and uncomfortable shoes!  So that made picking out my outfits much easier!  :-)  The second thing is that there is a staff wide pedometer challenge and each of the staff members who wants to participate are given a grade that they are walking for and they have to report their steps at 3:30 to the PE teachers so they can tally them up!  I was absent Monday however Tuesday I got 12,479 steps and today I had 9,166...I know I'm slacking today.  I am walking for the Sophomore team!  One of the teachers has been using her planning period to go running and has been killing us all on steps this week!  Yesterday she had over 18,000 steps and today she beat her record from yesterday!  That is just insane!!! More power to her!  Anyways, other activities this week include kickball tournaments, hockey tournaments, basketball, yoga, dance lessons, Wii games, walking on the track, and Zumba!  Today was the Zumba workout and let me tell you it is quite a workout!!!  I decided to give it a try and those little ladies doing the instructing shook things that I didn't know could shake!  I have absolutely no rhythm and cannot move gracefully at all so I ended up looking like a flicted stringbean...all arms and legs flying around without any rhythm...Needless to say it was tons of fun and totally amusing!  Another exciting thing was that the culinary arts class made a "healthy snack" for all of the students at the school!  I got one of the extras and it really was fantastic!  It was granola with raisins, cranberries, and nuts!  So fitness week has proven to be a great hit thus far and my students have had a great time!!!  I know I've enjoyed it!!!  Tomorrow I am excited to be wearing my old life-guard t-shirt...I'll have to reminisce my life-guarding days at a later date... I don't have the energy for that today! 

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