I’ve learned…

I’ve learned that I need an afternoon snack and if I take it into work with me, it becomes a post-lunch snack.  So I’ve started leaving my snack in the car so I can eat it on my long commute home.

I’ve learned that I’ll feel better if I just workout so even though I was super exhausted after work due to poor sleep the past few nights, I suited up anyway and went on a run with Brad in the dark.

I’ve learned that having a supportive running partner makes a world of difference. I probably wouldn’t have ran very far if I didn’t have someone encouraging me the whole time and giving me a high five when we rounded the crest of a gigantic hill.

I’ve learned that there is a time to push myself and a time to give myself a break. Brad and I agreed on a seven mile run, but I felt so tired and like I was running in slow motion.  We cut it short and ended up doing about five miles total.

I’ve learned that keeping semi-prepared meals in the house mean I’m much more likely to eat a healthy dinner.

I turned this past weekend’s fish tacos into fish taco salad.  Ingenious, I know, but what else can you do with taco ingredients? Taco soup?

I toasted a corn tortilla under a broiler and layered my taco salad with romaine, spinach, mango salsa, red snapper, shredded cheese, avocado, a dollop of Greek yogurt and pieces of my tortilla.  Mmmmm.

I’ve also learned that even when I’m completely exhausted, I can still find excuses to stay up, but I’m not doing myself any favors. I finally made it to bed around 9:45.  I know that sounds early, but I get up at 5:30 am or earlier most mornings.

What do you know, but have to reinforce for yourself? The “exercise even when you don’t feel like it” one is a hard one for me.