Things I learned this week...
1. If you want to start eating healthier, I do not recommend trying to do it around Easter. The best candy comes out at Easter time. I'm trying to keep track of what I eat. It's been good and bad. Good because I know what I'm putting in my body and how much I should be exercising to compensate for it. Bad because I feel guilty adding the Cadbury Eggs and delicious Gummi Bunnies to my food log. Whoever invented calories in on my bad list. In my next life, all things candy will be calorie free.
2. If your dress weighs 15 pounds and is covered in 3 bags of spray painted garbage, and you have 12 pounds of bamboo and flowers pinned to your head, don't attempt to roller skate. You would think that would be a given. Tell that to the people who asked me to perform a roller skating maneuver on a runway that was 4 feet wide (my dress was easily 6 feet wide) in 13 seconds. Did I mention there were 3 stairs involved? Somehow we somewhat pulled it off, but it was definitely not the scene that the brains behind this operation had in mind. In case you didn't already add this up...
Huge dress+garbage+head dress+narrow runway+roller skates= D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R
3. I wish I could tell you that I had learned any factual information on Aspartame. I can't. We don't do diet drinks in my family, or anything with artificial sweetener. There was a big debate on Sunday about the pros and cons of both sides of this argument. Jeremy found a 100 page article on the issue but hasn't had time to read it yet. I'll let you all know what we find out. I will say that for me personally, I feel like I'm doing something bad every time I drink something diet. I might as well be hiding in the corner giving myself a ridiculous haircut.
4. Running is the best way to start my day. Unfortunately, in my neighborhood there is no way to avoid running uphill at some point. Uphill should never be done at the end of a 4 mile run. I already learned this last year but I was reminded today. I'm sure it will be burned into my memory for a while since I won't be able to move tomorrow. It's going to be a painful day but workout soreness is one of my favorite feelings.
5. There are people you can live with and some that you can't live without. It's important to know the difference. I'm learning.
Hopefully I'll have good news to report on my next post. Cross your fingers, even though you don't know what you're crossing them for. Much appreciated.