Rather than just show you my food from Monday, I thought I would also talk about my schedule on a typical weekday. I am always hesitant to write posts like this but when others do it I find it really interesting to hear about how they spend their day. Over the past year I have been forced to make changes in my routine due to starting a different job and moving to a new house (with a longer commute). I don’t think I ever realized how much time I saved by leaving for work at 8:00 and getting home at 4:15! Gone are the days when I can attend a yoga class after work. However, with a little adjusting I guess I have managed to figured out ways to get it all done. It’s all about adjusting, adapting, and accepting, right?
Monday started with a 4:30am alarm and coffee. I got dressed in my running clothes, then read some blogs, added my post to the link-up, and checked my spam comments. I usually find about 1-2 “real” comments a day that get stuck in there. (If you think you commented and it looks like it disappeared, that’s usually what happened).
At 5:15 I started my workout. I did my core work and a warm-up, and then headed out for my run.
When I got back I had about 10 minutes to foam roll, during which time I scrolled through instagram and posted the above picture.
At 6:30 I heated up my sweet potato and bacon frittata while making another cup of coffee to bring with me to work. I ate breakfast in about 2 minutes and then headed upstairs to shower and get ready.
By 7:10 I was dressed and ready to go. Rob and I leave together (I drive him to the train) so some mornings if I am ready a few minutes before him I’ll read a few more blogs.
I parked at work at 7:40, excited that there was no traffic! I saw my coworker in the garage and walked the two blocks to my office with her.
Morning snacks were a protein granola bar and an apple.
I had a long meeting in the morning, and then ate lunch (salad and leftover pizza) before leaving at about 1:15 to go to a meeting downtown. This is somewhat unusual, although I do have off-site meetings quite often.
The good news was I got to leave around 4:15 whereas I many days I am at my office until closer to 5. I ate this LARA bar on my drive home.
I arrived home just before 5:00 and marinated steak for dinner that night. I also made my lunch for the next day.
Around 5:20 Rob texted me that he had boarded the train so I went to pick him up. When we get back I made dinner (this ginger, beef, mushroom and kale stir fry) and we ate around 6:30.
After cleaning up, I poured myself a glass of wine and headed to the couch to read blogs and reply to comments. By the time I was done it was around 8:15, and decided it was time for one of these brownies. As soon I saw these on Michele’s instagram last week I knew I wanted to make them, and they did not disappoint!
I put away my laptop and tried to “unplug” for the rest of the night but end up scrolling through my phone. Headed to bed at 9:00 wondering if there would be a snow day the next day! (I ended up working from home- luckily the snow did not end up being as bad as expected!)
What time do you usually wake up and go to bed?
Have you ever had to make changes to your schedule? Is it tough for you to adjust?
Have you tried any good snacks/desserts lately?