This past weekend I was brainstorming blog post ideas and I had realized that I honestly hadn’t done a “day in the life post” in the longest time. I figured since Jenn is hosting “What I Ate Wednesday” today, that this would be the perfect day for it. I will admit that my meals were a little off, as I really didn’t have much of an appetite. Everything you see fit my daily macros, although I was off by about 20ish grams of protein.
5:13 am Alarm Goes Off
Two things are to be known with my alarm setting. First off, it has to be an odd number because I absolutely hate even numbers. My sister-in-law hates the number 13 and even told my brother not to propose on the 13th day of any month. What do you know, he accidentally did. I would love to get engaged/married on the 13th, but I am weird like that. And secondly, after that run-on thought, I set my alarm extra early so that I can snooze at least twice. It’s a trick that makes me feel like I am being “bad” by snoozing.
5:31 third alarm goes off, get up, brush teeth, use the bathroom.
6:05 – 6:40 am Go outside and walk
It takes me forever in the morning to get ready to workout, another reason for the early alarm. This morning I walked for a little over 30 minutes in our neighborhood. I had originally planned to run, but an unexpected Monday evening run left me feeling too sore to overdo it yesterday. This weather is my favorite walking/running weather. Not hot, but not too cold. The air feels like fall, but once the day starts, the hot sun comes out to play.
6:40 am Shower & take progress pictures
Once a month, on a Tuesday, I take progress pictures with my coach. I either hate this day or love it. Today I love it! I had a great weigh-in, and the progress pictures showed improvement; especially on my back! The outcome always is up to me. I am determined to be even better this next month.
7:10 am Get dressed, do hair/make-up, pack my cooler for the work day, & make a protein shake.
Currently, I am obsessed with the shake that I have perfected. If you throw in a pinch of Xantham gum, the shake quickly thickens up without having to add a banana in there. I also throw an extra bit of chocolate in there for a richer taste. It’s thick like a frappe, which makes this protein shake seem a bit more decadent than it truly is.
8-1:30 pm Work the day away.
I am researching and trying to write about 10 blog posts this week for work. Lots of writer’s block = lots of mini walks to get away from the computer and topics. Around 11:30 I had a mid-morning snack of a chicken pita sandwich. My appetite has been off today thanks to a stomach bug, but it keeps me full for quite a bit!
1:30-2:30 Lunch hour
I’m not especially hungry for lunch yet, thanks in part to my odd lack of appetite, but I enjoy my new favorite way to eat greek yogurt. Vanilla, or plain greek yogurt, mixed with 1 tbsp of sugar free chocolate pudding mix. The dry mix magically fluffens the yogurt, making it taste more of a mousse than a yogurt. It’s an easy way to cure your sweet tooth!
I absolutely love taking a late lunch because by the time I get back to the office, I only have a few hours left in the work day, which makes it more bearable! On my lunch hour, I headed over to Target and Walmart to pick up a few items that I was out of, including body wash. There is nothing worse than getting to work after a hot & sweaty CrossFit workout, and realizing that you have no more body wash. Target is also my favorite place to spend spare time, so this is always a winning way to spend my break.
Throwback to when I worked there for 6+ years growing up!
2:30-5:00 pm A little bit left of the work day.
Approve social media content for 4 of our different brands. More blog writing for work. I also finally enjoy half of the lunch that I packed. Grilled chicken straight out of the baggie. I forced myself to eat this because I knew not eating would be detrimental.
I’m ready for some carbs and fat in my life, as I really have only had protein and a few carbs so far. Around 3:45 I reach for my favorite afternoon snack, a banana with sun butter.
5:00 -5:15 pm Drive home.
5:15 – 6:30 Random blog work & prepare chicken
Nothing fun. Just prepped some chicken for the remainder of the week.
6:40 – 7:10 fro-yo with Lindsay!
This was my first fro-yo bowl of 2014. I do not understand this fact either. I was in the “go big or go home” mindset.
Snickerdoodle, birthday cake & butterfinger fro-yo. Topped with every type of cookie. Seriously! Chocolate chip cookie, 2 frosted animal crackers, 1 brownie chunk, LOTS of crushed oreos, 1/2 pb cup, and crushed butterfingers.
Obviously topped with whipped cream, and enjoyed outside in the heat.
No fruit. All sweets. No regrets. Literally THE best fro-yo bowl I have ever made. I am recreating this every single time. We also learned that every Friday is TGIF at Tutti Frutti, and they only charge 48 cents for every oz. This will be our new Friday night hang out.
7:30 – 8:15 Walk & blog to country music
When I arrived home, my parents were about to take Kip for a walk, so I joined them.
I “Shazam” country songs on my phone from the radio that I don’t know, and then screenshot the song so that I can remember to download it. I finally downloaded about 6 songs last night, and jammed out while finishing up this post.
And that was my Tuesday!
What’s your favorite bowl of fro-yo consist of? Fruit or cookie/candy toppings?