My Advice to You

Today's post for the blogging challenge could not have come at a more opportune time after the night I just had. The idea is to share a piece of advice for our fellow bloggers (anything at all!) and friends, my advice to you is this: 

Don't eat Chipotle for a bedtime snack.

Yesterday was Teacher Appreciation Day and for the occasion Chipotle was doing a buy one get one free special. Ian called me as I was driving home from work at eight last night asking if I had eaten dinner yet, because he had gone to Chipotle for dinner but the line was super long so if I wanted to come stand in it with him I could get a free dinner. I wasn't particularly hungry, but since I never pass up free food I drove right on over there and had myself some free tacos. At 9:00 PM. 

Let's just say that around 4:00 AM I woke up with a little rumbly in my tumbly. But really, can I complain? I knew full well how it would make me feel and I ate it anyway. I have been learning over the years that I am not able to eat the way I used to in high school and college. It's definitely a wake up call when you graduate and realize that when you sit in an office chair all day and not walk all over campus to class like you used to, all those late night cravings won't magically disappear from your waistline without an honest effort. Eating a donut in the morning is enough to make me feel sluggish and just off the rest of the day when it used to be a normal occurrence in my daily routine. I rarely crave fast food anymore simply because I'd rather not deal with the way it makes me feel than have a few minutes of greasy fried delight. If that line of thinking doesn't make me feel like a boring grown up, I don't know what does.

 The point is, our parents were right--you gotta eat your fruits and vegetables. Since I have started working out again I've been really trying to eat fruit at least once a day and cut back on baking. It's HARD--if you've been reading this blog for any amount of time you know that I love food that is bad for me. It really is like they say--all in moderation. Trying to introduce good food into my diet rather than focusing on taking things out has done a world of difference for me, so if this is something you struggle with too I'd encourage you to look at it that way! You can still have chocolate--just make sure you also eat a banana.

But friends, do NOT eat Chipotle before you go to bed. Just don't do it.


  1. Eek! I am not a fan of Chipotle, so I will definitely follow this advice :) Hope your tummy feels better!

  2. I've never been to Chipotle but I do want to try it. I'm one of these people with an iron stomach. I can eat almost anything and it doesn't affect me. Sorry for the tummy trouble...hopefully it was at least a tiny bit worth it.

  3. i love chipotle, and would probably still eat it before bed. sorry...great advice, but i don't always follow great advice! =) i hope you're feeling better today!

  4. So true my body and eating and everything else continues to change as I age.

  5. Oh my goodness, I would not have been able to resist, either though! Chipotle is so, so yummy. In fact, maybe I will head on down there for lunch today. :-)

  6. Oh chica. I feel for the 4am you. That is noo bueno. But at least it led you to help the greater good with this tidbit. They should just close their doors at 8 for all mankind!

  7. Haha, this is wonderful; you know mortality has set in when you can't eat fast food with no consequence!!! :)

  8. That's exactly where I am in life too!! (Minus the whole Chipotle snack last night - hope you're feeling better today!) I'm not so sure about this getting up and growing older thing ;)


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