Post-grad day in the life

Today I thought it would be fun to do a day in the life now that I am not a student anymore. It’s weird not having homework, but I’m certainly not complaining. We’ve kept our days fairly filled, especially on days I’m working.

Since I’m sharing my meals, I’m linking up with the WIAW party!

6:50 am wake up. Question whether or not I actually want to wake up. Roll out of bed for fear of falling asleep and not waking up in time for work.

Get dressed, take the dog out, make coffee, throw my work clothes and food/coffee together in a bag.

7:15 head out of the door to go to the gym. Grab a piece of 85% dark chocolate on the way out for a riding snack. I realized I forgot my gym pass at the house, opt to go run the trails behind my work instead. I dread this a little because the weather is kind of cold. At least I brought a sweater.

7:30 Arrive. Go for a 25 minute run and realize the cooler weather makes it a lot easier to run. Nothing better than experiencing the things you learn in sports nutrition.

8:10 Go back to my car, change (I’m an expert at changing in my car), eat my breakfast, listen to NPR, and read blogs.

Breakfast: oats in an almost empty jar. Overnight oats made from oats, cottage cheese, applesauce, and cinnamon. Plus lots of coffee.

8:25 head into work. Work activities include plating cupcakes, putting out cookies, folding boxes, writing the names of the cupcakes on the glass, helping customers, and doing dishes. I snack on the loose toasted pecans for these pecan chocolate chip cookies.

I work throughout the morning. Luckily time goes by pretty fast! PS You should check out my work’s Instagram. They make the most creative cupcakes!

12:00 pm start to eat my lunch. I say start because it’s kind of an ongoing process of eating and helping customers, back and forth.

Lunch: whole grain wrap with avocado egg salad  with lots of spinach.

Hand held foods appear to be the easiest for work meals. Though this one was mistakenly pushed to the ground after I was about 3/4 threw. I’ll have to be smarter about where I lay my lunch, haha.

2:00 Take a “break” to eat a cupcake and drink a strong cup of black coffee. My favorite cupcake so far: dream cheese. Chocolate cake with cream cheese icing & filling.

I continue working through the afternoon.

4:00 get off work, head home. I call my Grandma on the way home. It’s a short trip and I’m in 15 minutes.

4:15 Spend a little time with Terry and then eat a bowl of watermelon.

4:30 Go play disc golf with Terry. The weather is too good to be inside and I want to do something active. Disc golf is a big deal around here and there are several different courses. I’m fairly terrible at it, but I like the time together and it’s still fun.

5:45 Arrive back home and start on dinner. While cooking dinner I also do dishes and prep dinner for the next day. The next day’s shift is a 12-9 shift so I want to have dinner ready for both of us. I set up a beans and rice recipe in the crockpot.

6:30 Enjoy our food outside on the porch.

Dinner: spinach feta chicken sausage, roasted potatoes, broccoli tossed in an avocado yogurt dressing, plus ketchup and mustard.

Terry doesn’t love eating outside… but he does because it’s my favorite.

7:00 go to Sam’s for dog food. Poor Jules has to eat too. While there we spontaneously buy the X-men movies after seeing them for only $5 each. We both note how out of character this purchase is for us. I guess we’re just excited for new one coming out soon.

8:00 come home and work on blog stuff. I think I’m slowly getting the hang out this self-hosting business. I tentatively plan to have it finished by Thursday. I also do my best to catch up on my favorite reads.

*More dishes*

9:30 Eat a snack and watch Kid’s Baking Championship on Netflix. I love the kid baking/cooking episodes of anything!

Snack: frozen banana blended with 1 tbsp cocoa powder topped with cornflakes. Cornflakes are so neutral for my stomach issues… I love it.

10:30 try on bathing suits after a random urge to do so. Two things: why did I think trying bathing suits on was a good idea at this hour? And why do I bother asking Terry which one he prefers? (He said “I like it” to all 5). Wait, three things- why is so hard to find a full coverage bathing suit bottom??

11:00 Get ready for bed, snuggle in for bed, read a few articles on trending nutrition topics. Read my devotional and say a prayer.

11:30 Fall asleep quickly.