How to Stay Slim on a Teacher Schedule (50 hour work week)


How to Stay Slim on a Teacher Schedule (50 hour work week)





After I couldn't fit in my work slacks I knew I had to make some changes. I couldn't simply buy new clothes because I was paying off my $60k school loans off.

The problem is that it was so easy to give up on wanting to go to the gym after I became a teacher... After 50 hours at work surrounded by students and other tired adults, I just wanted to go home, watch Friends, and eat. So I did.


These poor habits got me to gain weight my first year of teaching. It was like the freshman fifteen all over again.

After the work clothes no longer fit, I knew I had to make some drastic changes.

I have lost 15 lbs. I lost the first 10 lbs in the first 2 months of me following everything I shared in the video. I lost the 5 extra pounds over the course of 3 more months.






If you want to do what I did, do this!

#1. Read "The Blood Sugar Solution" by Dr. Mark Hyman (I recommend the audio book. It is read by the author and it sinks in much better for me. I listen to it on my 10-minute drive to work. Even though it is a short drive, it sets my mind on track for the day)

#2. Step Track. Track yourself without making any changes to your normal routine, just so that you can get a baseline. Then make really small goals for yourself. My baseline was 3,500 steps, so my first goal was to walk 5,000 steps.

#3. Collect Data: Weigh yourself, track your calories. I didn't know how many calories I was actually eating until I tracked them. Using the MyPlate app, I set a goal of 1,100 calories a day. I pretended these calories were money and that anytime I ate, I spent my money. If I wanted an ice cream at the end of the day, I would check how much "money" I had left and usually couldn't have the ice cream because I couldn't "afford" it.

#4. Drink warm or hot water with lemon juice squeezed into it every morning

#5. Have scrambled unsalted eggs for breakfast or a breakfast smoothie. I make the smoothies using frozen fruit, chia seed, and flaxseed. No added sugar, honey, or other sweeteners

#6. Fruit/sugar curfew. No fruits after 4pm.

#7. No white pasta, white rice, or flour.

Everyone now asks me what I did to lose weight. I am kind of embarrassed to say that I don't go to them gym :/


Please note: this is something that worked for ME. Results will vary. I am not certified in this field, I am simply sharing what I do to stay slim. Please consult a physician before starting any fitness or dietary program!


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