Today I am showcasing my eats along with the rest of my day. I thought it would be fun to give you a little insight into how my days go- this is a Monday.
6:05 am alarm goes off. Lay there for a minute contemplating if I really need to get up this early. Then I remember coffee.
6:10 am roll out of bed, use the bathroom, start up the coffee, and throw breakfast in the toaster. Meanwhile pack my lunch, do a little dishes. Take Jules out and feed her.
6:30 am eat breakfast, drink coffee, read a few blogs, and get a head start on homework. Breakfast this morning is a cherry yogurt baked oatmeal (not yummy enough to share, sadly), topped with a blob burnt sunflower seed butter.
Finish breakfast with a piece of 85% dark chocolate. I love a routine.
7:30 am Feel sad that it’s already time to get ready. I shower and get dressed. Terry has been throwing up throughout the night and still isn’t feeling his best.
Terry is sick / Dog needs to pee again= I’m running late but only because I always walk the line of being just on time.
8:30 am arrive at work. It’s Monday so I’ve a got a desk full of to-dos.
9:00 am pull out a fruit cup. I love sliced bananas in fruit salad. This one is simply a blood orange and a half a banana.
Work activities include re-verifying papers, filing papers, eating a mini twix left for me by our candy fairy, making appointments, canceling appointments, making 400 copies, snagging a Hershey’s hug on my way back to the office from the copier, answering emails, and chatting with my coworkers.
12:30 pm Lunch break, kinda. During lunches I still have cover the phones, but I can work on homework and blogging stuff too. Lunch today was tuna salad + black bean hummus over a bed of spinach with baby carrots (photo taken at home right after I packed it).
On the side was a small bag of popcorn in a pickle! Soooo good.
1:30 pm get off work, spend sometime in the sun before heading to class. It’s a lovely, though windy, day!
2:00 pm sports nutrition class. Today we are talking about hydration and exercise. I learned that overhydration is a huge issue among athletes, particularly female marathon runners. Halfway through class, I snack on a whole grain cinnamon raisin english muffin with neufchatel cheese
3:10 pm arrive home. Eat a piece of freezer fudge while unloading my stuff. Chat with Terry / give the dog a kiss.
3:15 pm get dressed to go on a run. Head to a park and do 2 miles. I ran most of it, but I feel like I am not improving as quickly as I should. Shouldn’t this be easier by now after two weeks of doing it? I listen to Serial as a run. I’m very late on the band wagon, but I’m definitely riding!
MissPolkaDot these geese made me think of you! 😉
4:30 pm get home and start to work on dishes, then dinner. I do a lot of dishes. I fix an iced coffee from this morning’s leftover coffee. Coffee + almond milk + stevia + ice.
5:00 pm sit down for my online class with dinner. Today we’re discussing herbal supplements and cancer. Turmeric appears to be the only herb found by research to be useful for shrinking cancer tumors. The others are hit and miss, mostly placebo.
6:00 pm grab some pineapple and a Diet Coke. Got to stay alert!
^He potted the top of the pineapple. He says we are going to have a pineapple plant. I believe him.
7:45 pm run to the store for Gatorade. Poor guy has gone through all the sick foods- saltines, ginger ale, chicken noodle soup, and now Gatorade. When Terry isn’t hungry, I know something isn’t right!
Jules is always open for sharing love.
8:00 pm settle in and buckle down. Finish up my worksheet and schedule Tuesday’s post on “9 Ways I Save on Groceries“.
9:30 pm time for a TV break! Watch two episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun with Terry. Snack on a double chocolate banana bar with mug of almond milk.
10:30 pm get ready for bed. When I lay down I read a little scripture and scroll through Twitter. Do you follow Sammy Rhodes? Funny guy!