Things I Learned – January
Another month gone, another list of things I learned! If you’re curious here’s what I learned in…
Now on to this month!
- As much as I wish it could, my body is not built for 6 workouts a week. I need a rest day every three days or my body and immune system shut down. I know this. There is nothing wrong with working out 4-5 times a week. In fact, that is more than enough.
- I am not as socially inept as I thought I was. Embracing my social awkwardness has actually allowed me to come out of my shell.
- The only thing that could possibly make custard oats taste better is eating them out of a near-empty almond butter jar.
- I do not have to be doing something productive with my time during all waking hours. Even more, I do not have to feel guilty about not constantly checking things off my to-do list.
- Despite whatever opportunities arise in the future, I will not stay in my current city when my work contract is up. For the sake of my mental sanity, it is time for me to get out.
- I am no longer allowed to bake or cook when I’m sick and full of mucus. It leads to things like kitchen fires and flat sweet bread.
- Protein bars take 5 minutes to make at home, and produce much tastier and healthier results
- I like going to bed early and being awake early. Plain and simple. There’s no point in pretending I want to do any different.
- Staying home all weekend because you don’t want to shovel is okay. Staying home from work because you don’t want to shovel is not.
- Cottage cheese and feta are an awesome pairing, and make for a stellar pita-filler when I’m running low on other protein.
- The older I get, the more I appreciate my family. I am so lucky for the family I have.
- I need more fat in my diet. My skin is in awful shape.
- I really am not a 9-5, mon-fri person.
- Sometimes, I just feel like snacking, and it’s okay if that means salt & pepper Popchips and a cheese sandwich for dinner.
- My home is a reflection of my state of being. If I am unhappy, my living space becomes an unhappy place to be.
- Lindt Fleur de Sel is officially the best chocolate there is.
- My living room can be an awesome place to work out.
- I don’t need to be a grown up, I just need to be me.
- Guar and xanthan gums are intimidating and require more experimenting with on my part.
- I don’t have it all figured out, and I probably never will. Maintaining my weight and eating habits will always require a conscious effort on my part.
- Deb is a genius for inventing the hot chocolate smoothie.
- Just because a person turns 24, does not mean they have to give up eating marshmallow fluff and sprinkles.
- Everyone needs to send their smoothie ‘stache photos to Janetha.
- Sometimes I need to dismiss my fear and embrace new relationships. Sometimes I need to work harder to restore old relationships. And sometimes I need to let go of relationships that just don’t work.
Your turn!! What did you learn this month??
Posted on January 31, 2010, in Lessons Learned and tagged almond butter, chocolate, cottage cheese, custard oats, feta, guar gum, hot chocolate, Lessons Learned, Lindt Fleur de Sel, low carb sweet bread, oats in a jar, pita, Popchips, protein shake, xanthan gum. Bookmark the permalink. 42 Comments.