Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to School… Time to Fuel!

Okay… let me go ahead and apologize… I am extremely scatterbrained, overwhelmed, tired, and stressed right now. 

It's that time of year again, but this time for me it's a new grade level! This week the teachers went back to work and tomorrow is Meet the Teacher! AH! School officially starts Monday, August 25th…. and I always get those first day butterflies…

Okay, let me get this straight… I will be teaching a new grade level, with a new team, new curriculum, new students, and not to mention a state testing grade level. I am so nervous!! 

I just ask that you please pray for all of the teachers going back to school along with the students, and also please pray for my new teaching changes I have ahead of me. I feel as though my purpose is to help others and I pray that I can do that positively and faithfully this school year. I pray my students can gain better understandings of the material, learn from the help given to them, establish friends and support, and be confident within themselves.

With all of that being said, I need to go on a detox. A positive detox… positive on the inside and out! 

When I am stressed I eat. When I eat when I'm stressed, I eat a lot. When I eat a lot I get stressed. When I get stressed I become super negative. I don't know if that's just me or what, but my goal is to not let stress stand in my way! It not only effects me, but it can effect others around me and that is the absolute last thing I want! 

That is why I plan to try this detox! I know that eating right definitely helps me balance out my stress, but I also feel as though this detox with help me stay positive on the outside too!

I stumbled across this detox on Facebook. One of my good friends, Peyton, posted it on her blog. I found it VERY motivating and inspirational! 

The detox is… are you ready?…. the 21 Day Sugar Detox.

Sounds intense, right?

No sugar? Really? I can't even…

UMMM yes you can because if I can, you can! And I would love for you to take on this detox challenge with me! I plan on getting started on it very soon (I don't want to start it on the first day because I feel like it would be too much all at once!). It's not that I don't eat bad really, but I would love to give my body a cleanse after this chaos and overeating I've been having lately, and I think it will help my body gain some positivity inside and out! 

The rest of my post is truly for you to read Peyton's post about the detox. I feel as though she covers it perfectly. Remember, everybody is different. Your results might be different than hers or mine! Even if you don't start it when I do, I still think you should give it a try at some point. I would love to support you along the way!

Also, I really like how she says that it is way easier to do with a partner…. wink, wink!

I will of course be updating you when I start the detox, so keep a lookout!  

Here is a link to Peyton's blog where you can read about her detox experience (she also has awesome recipes on her blog!):

I know it will be a great school year! God definitely has me in this position for a reason, and I cannot wait to see what He has in store for my students and me this year! 

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! And good luck to everyone going back to school or having loved ones going back to school! 


P.S. I smell a giveaway coming your way on Friday!


  1. Best of luck to you this school year! And the sugar detox sounds like a really good idea.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  2. I'll definitely be praying for you for back to school... AND the sugar detox!!!!!!!!!