You know those posts where people take you through their whole day? I love those. So, that’s what’s happening.
Recently, I’ve been trying to get back on track with my fitness goals, including eating mostly clean, working out regularly, and practicing self-care. Although no longer have a “job” has made some of this easier, it’s also made some aspects a bit more difficult. Last Tuesday was a perfect example of how I manage this difficult balance…
Wake up at 6:15am, time for coffee, my multivitamin, and a quick scan of the news. Then 15 minutes of meditation with the app I’ve been using lately (and loving) to get myself back on track.
By 6:45, I’m ready for breakfast – Vital Farms eggs with spinach and avocado on an Ezekiel English muffin – and planning my day. I like to spend a few minutes each morning listing my important tasks and planning out how my full day will go (this is particularly helpful when I have multiple clients and/or meetings throughout the day!). Then I quickly put together lunch for Josh – leftovers from last night’s lunch, plus snacks. I just bought us these two-tiered lunch boxes, and we both love them!
Around 7:15, I’m out the door into the rainy day, with the rest of my coffee in my to-go cup. Sneak in a little light, theoretical reading on the subway to my first client of the day.
Since my Tuesday morning client is near Union Square, I like to take the opportunity to visit Trader Joe’s when it isn’t a complete nightmare. Who knew that the best time to shop for reasonably priced deliciousness is on Tuesday at 10am!? I got home around 10am, just in time to get ready for a workout and eat a quick snack. A pumpkin protein muffin did the trick, and then it was off to Pure Barre for a much needed LTB session.
When I got home around 12pm, I jumped right in the shower. My post-shower routine is quick and easy, including a spritz of rosewater on my face, a full body spray of moisturizer, and a smear of Glossier Priming Moisturizer.
After a shower and a little tidy-ing up around the apartment, it’s time for lunch. Like Josh, I’m digging into leftovers – Cauliflower Stir-Fried Rice from dinner last night. Delicious. I ended the meal with a few Dark Chocolate Covered Mint Stars from TJs. And then a few more.
Finally, around 1:30pm, it’s time for me to sit down and do some work. Today, I’m focused on analyzing data, and writing up the subsequent results, for my dissertation. Tedious AF.
Around 4pm, I grab a snack of popcorn and Health-Ade kombucha. I have two tutoring appointments in the evening, and I am not looking forward to going back out in the rain. I do some quick dinner prep before heading out, knowing that Josh will finish it up before I get home.
After two tutoring clients and shuttling myself all over town, I’m back home and in sweats around 9:30pm. Zucchini noodles with turkey meatballs and marinara sauce makes for a quick and easy weeknight meal. I had some red wine alongside, and finished off with some ice cream (surprise, surprise). Josh and I watched Jeopardy, and finally started Atlanta. Around 11:30pm, before heading to bed, I threw together lunch of Josh and myself for the next day – Kale Salad with apples, tempeh, and cranberries; plus pumpkin protein muffins and some blackberries, and carrots with hummus for a couple mid-day snacks. Bo was not into it, apparently.
So, that was my day! What do ya think!?