Last week I had the unfortunate experience of overdoing it at the gym and then having to pay for my actions by not going for the next several days. Five days total. In those five days my colleagues, students and even my pets became increasingly aware that I wasn't myself. Taking the time off was an excellent reminder of the impact being healthy and active can have on your day. Educators have amazingly hectic days…full of confusion and interesting events that can leave you distracted, hungry, tired, frustrated and confused. I can honestly these past five days have been very long for everyone within ten feet of me. I've noticed a big difference in my ability to focus, stamina…and yes, even attitude. I was happy to get back this a.m. and start working toward that other me that I left behind five days ago!