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Foodie For a Day // What I Ate Part 3

I tried to turn today around and while it’s not ending horribly, I think it might just be one of those days.  And therefore, one of those nights I turn off my phone and read until I pass out.


I almost forgot about my afternoon snack: a blood orange + mini cadburry eggs.  YUM!

**And back to your regularly scheduled program**

Before making dinner, I decided to do some yoga, which I think helped some of the grumpiness but like I said, I think it’s just one of those days.

Thankfully, I kept dinner quick and simple: veggie fried rice and a glass of wine.

Fried rice is perfect for those nights when you want something quick and to use up the last of the veggies and egg whites you have in the apartment.  Or at least, that’s when it’s best for me!

And wine?  Well, that’s perfect anytime!

Now, I’m off to read Eat, Pray, Love until I fall asleep…

Foodie for a Day // What I Ate Part 2

The morning took a not so fun turn, but I pushed past it.

After pressing “publish” on this morning’s post, I went back downstairs to pour myself another cup of coffee only to find the pot empty, the machine off, and remnants of coffee  in my roommate’s dishes in the sink.  Let’s just say things got real and I don’t recommend ever throwing away your roommates coffee.  And if you ever throw away, break, lose (etc) anything that belongs to someone else, show some remorse or you’re just not putting yourself in a good place.

But then I ran off to the gym.  I now had yesterday’s stress + this morning’s annoyance that had to be reset.  I had a pretty good workout, stopped at the grocery store and by the time I got home I was more than ready to dig into lunch!

I made myself a shamrock shake spinach, banana, protein smoothie with a side of hummus and veggies.  And snacked on some popcorn I had sent my way (more on that another week…)

Now I’m drinking some iced coffee and pulling together the energy to clean my apartment.  (Gross!)

Foodie for a Day // What I Ate

Happy Leap Day!

I’m spending it relaxing and (hopefully) getting some things done around my apartment.  After yesterday’s A Day In the Life, I thought I’d take it a step further and show you what I eat today.  Everything that I eat today.  (Well, if I remember to take a photo of it.)

I gave you an idea yesterday as to what I eat throughout my work day, but since I’m not working today, it’s always a little different.  My workouts are generally a little more rigorous and my timing is always a little different since I hit the gym after I eat, versus before.

On my days off, I still set an alarm as I don’t like to completely shock my body by waking up 4 or 5 hours later than I usually do.  I don’t really consider that healthy.  So while I won’t set my alarm for 5 or 6, I will generally set it for about 7 or 7:30 and then allow myself the comfort to lay in bed for an hour and wake up casually.

This morning was no different, except that I wanted to take it a step further.  I wanted breakfast in bed. :)

Being a single girl whose roommate is nothing more than the person she lives with, this meant that I had to get out of bed, make breakfast and get right back in bed to eat.  That was just fine with me.

I started my morning with old fashioned oatmeal with peanut and banana with a cup of coffee with almond milk.

The backdrop went from this:

To this:

I love these kinds of mornings!

Be back later with more food!

A Day in the Life

For whatever reason, people have a hard time wrapping their head around my day.  Particularly my mornings and how I’m able to wake up, get to the gym and get to work by 8am.  Because of this, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share what a day in the life is like for me…

4:15am – first alarm goes off; hit snooze

4:30am – second alarm goes off; stumble out of bed and change into workout gear

4:45am – grab a water bottle + 1/2 banana with peanut butter and head out the door

5:00am – arrive at gym just as they’re opening; lift weights, perform cardio, or whatever is on the agenda for the day

5:45am – alarm goes off warning me to finish up my workout and head home

6:00am – get home from the gym, hit “brew” on the coffee machine and head upstairs to shower

6:15am – after shower, get dressed and do hair (it can’t wait or it will be a bad hair day!)

6:30am – eat breakfast (generally toast or oatmeal + coffee with soy almond milk); check email, publish post and read blogs while eating

6:50am – put on makeup and finish getting ready

Funny faces ARE a part of getting ready

7:15am – alarm goes off warning me to hurry up; wash my breakfast dishes and head to work

8:00am – clock in, check email and prepare for the store to open and begin my day

10am – coffee break! I walk to Starbucks for my Grande Soy Misto while eating a small power or granola bar for a snack; then back to work

12pm or 1pm – lunch break (generally a salad, sandwich, or yogurt with granola and fruit); then back to work

3pm – time for another break! I’m usually getting hungry again so I have the second piece of fruit I packed or a small container of trail mix; back to work

5pm – time to clock out and sit in LA rush-hour traffic

5:45pm – upon getting home, I’m hungry and I snack on some carrots + roasted red pepper hummus (I’m pretty sure I could eat my weight in this stuff!) while starting to prepare dinner and make tomorrow’s lunch

6:30pm – eat dinner, check email, read blogs, write the next days post, and do whatever else happens to be on my to-do list

9/9:30pm – if I haven’t already, put on my pajamas, crawl into bed and read, watch a movie or do something else relaxing (maybe yoga?) until I pass out (generally 10:30 or so).

Yes I get in bed early.  Yes I will get in bed before 9pm sometimes.  Yes sometimes that leads to falling asleep super early.  And no I don’t have a problem with this.

I’m clearly more of a morning person.  I’d rather wake up and get to the gym before it’s crowded with people and I can’t get done what I need to get done.  That doesn’t mean I don’t change it up on occasion.  I do go to the gym after work sometimes (like a day where I have to work at 6 or 7am versus 8, 9 or even 10am) but I’d rather get there in the morning as it also sets the tone for my day and makes me feel like I’m being productive from the moment that I wake up.  Literally.

Are you more of a morning or night person? 

What does your day generally look like?