It’s so important (to me, at least) that we stay as healthy as we can. Feel good; look good; be good. And, it all starts with health. So, I reconnected with the same guest from the “Sexual Orientation” episode, Best Hire, to talk about Health. This is in a quite general sense of taking care of oneself and being well.
It seems that the first thing teachers let slip is their own care. We have tonnes of students to care for, plenty of administrators and family members to please and love, it’s a selfless career that we’ve taken on. However, I believe that it’s so important to take care of yourself and listen to what your body is saying – otherwise you’re basically a wet nap. When you’re all dried up and out of use, you’re thrown in the trash bin. Sorry to get dark, I just want you to take care! I’m a culprit of not doing this, myself.
Favorites from this episode include:
- Just having the same guest from the first episode back, which was so fun again.
- Talking about health and having some fun outtakes that I’ll release in a later episode or as bonus material. Gave me some cool ideas for content to share with all of you soon.
- The energy of this episode made it really fun to record, as well as edit.
- Most importantly, the fact that there are some really cool and doable tips for all of us to be healthier in the episode.
“TEACHER BODIES” CLARIFICATION
I’m not shaming anyone when I say teacher bodies in the episode. I feel that if I didn’t teach or do all the extra-curricular things I do, including this podcast, I’d have the time to just have the hottest body ever and be healthy as fuck. However, I’d have no money, because you become skilled in what you do, and I’ve been doing teaching for too long to be able to branch out into something else – and I don’t really want to. Teacher bodies are just the bodies we have from not being supermodels. We have so much shit to deal with at all times, it makes sense that our bods slip and we become little cute donut holes.
But anyway, teacher bods are just that look like “hey, this is my body now, I don’t really work out or have a thyroid problem, but it’s not the healthiest pear-shape”. I hope you know what I mean and the fact that I mean no harm or offense, but let’s blame it on the catering. A lot of our events and staff meetings just have unhealthy things like sugar and carbs. Then, when we are bored or tired at said meetings, it makes sense that we mindlessly munch on what we are given. To add on top of that, at least me personally, am pretty zonked at the end of the day so I don’t exactly feel like running a half marathon by the time I get out of school.
And after that too, I don’t know everyone’s life, and I’m not trying to be insensitive. My weight has fluctuated forever and I feel like everyone has an eating disorder of some sort, so just remember that. I’m not being judgmental at all.
WHAT I LOVE TO DO
I have some apps on my phone, such as Daily Workouts (this is not a sponsored post lol) where I can have 5, 8 or 10 minute workouts that require no equipment and fit it in to my day at some point. Skipping (or jump rope) is also something I like because I can do it for 10-15 minutes and break a sweat without taking a huge chunk of my day or travelling to the gym. Other than that, eating fruits and vegetables more than anything else helps.
Tell me my dear peeps! What do you do to maintain your health? What are your current issues you have with your health? Did I piss anyone off? How so?
Keep being your beautiful selves inside and inside out! I hope you are either well or soon on the mend!
Not Your Teacher