Hi friends! I’ve had some requests for another Day in the Life post, so here you are! This is what I was up to (and what I ate) on Wednesday.
6:30 a.m. – Alarm goes off. Stretch on the floor for a few minutes (been trying to do this every morning, even if it’s brief) before hopping in the shower and getting ready for the day.
7 a.m. – Breakfast. Enjoy some toast (a random paleo bread made with coconut flour that I picked up from Whole Foods, just to mix it up… getting sick of my usual Ezekiel bread) with almond butter and sliced banana and a big glass of water, plus some blueberries.
I also have a few gulps of leftover green juice that I made over the weekend. Cucumber, spinach, and apple – simple and delicious. Try it if you have a juicer!
I only ended up wanting one of the pieces of toast (it was really dense/filling) so I packed up the other one for later, along with some healthy snacks to enjoy later on – almonds, half an avocado, a peach, an unpictured Wild Zora bar (<—affiliate link to the sampler pack I bought awhile ago to try out – they are really delicious), and a couple packets of Celestial Seasonings tea (Lemon Zinger).
I didn’t have time to pack lunch, so lunch out will be a nice treat. 🙂
7:30 – 7:50 a.m. Walk to a nearby coffee shop to meet an AnnetheRD nutrition client.
7:50 a.m. – AnneTheRD client session. Not ready for a coffee yet, so grab an iced tea to enjoy during the session (so hot out) instead!
8:30 – 9 a.m. – Walk to the metro and commute downtown to the UberOffices. I paused my membership there for the past month and a half because of all the travel I was doing, and was soooo happy to get back to it – Wednesday was the first day back. Being home alone all the time = the worst. I get so lonely and bummed out!
While on the metro, read an interesting article in the Express (the free Washington Post commuter paper) about how DC might start enforcing more strict regulations/rules about who can call themselves a personal trainer.
Once off the metro, stop at Pret a Manger and grab an iced whole milk latte. Love that they use organic, grass fed milk there! I also grab one of their spinach and egg cups (2 hard boiled eggs + some raw spinach) to snack on – craving protein.
9:15 – 10 a.m. – Arrive at office, get settled, check in on emails, and publish my blog post for the day (already written). Eat the eggs and spinach and sip on the latte while I work.
10 a.m. – AnnetheRD nutrition client skype call.
11 a.m. – AnnetheRD nutrition client phone call.
11:30 a.m. – Snack on the other piece of toast leftover from the morning while replying to a couple emails.
11:45 a.m. – Walk over to Epic Yoga to take a lunchtime yoga class. Quickly change once there and head into the studio. They have free yoga mats so I didn’t have to bring mine – yay.
12 – 1 p.m. – Yoga! It was absolutely wonderful – so restorative and I loved the instructor – great mix of calming and energizing. Apparently she was only subbing, though – bummer.
1 p.m. – Throw clothes back on (no need to shower, and didn’t bring stuff to shower anyway) and walk across the street to Chopt to treat myself to lunch. Taking a longer lunch break than usual since my workday started early!
1:05 – 1:30 p.m. – Enjoy lunch! Get a grain salad bowl with a quinoa/lentil/farro (I think?) mix, plus chickpeas, kale and other greens, cucumber, cabbage, beets, feta, and a balsamic vinaigrette. Plus a big glass of water. Hit. the. Spot! After taking this picture, put my phone away and enjoy the lunch technology free while watching the people walking by outside. 🙂
1:30 p.m. – Walk back to the office!
1:35 – 6 p.m. – Get caught up on emails, send some client follow ups from the morning, and then close my email and write 3 blog posts (including this one) to be posted later on. Alternate between sitting and standing (you guys know I’m all about the standing desks). Take a quick break about halfway through to have my snacks – the peach, half avocado, and a few of the almonds. Plus a cup of the tea (caffeine free, because I’m apparently old and can’t have caffeine late in the day anymore or it keeps me up). A little while later, just before leaving at 6, I also eat the Wild Zora bar.
6 – 6:45 p.m. – Walk to metro, commute back to Arlington. It takes way longer than usual thanks to metro issues – womp.
6:45 p.m. – Hop off the metro a few stops early and walk to a nearby nail place to treat myself to a pedicure. 🙂 My toenails were a serious hot mess.
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Pedicure! Read a magazine and relax. Leg massages = the best. And I now have yellow toenails, which makes me smile.
7:30 p.m. – Matt picks me up on his drive home from work. Yay!
7:35 – 8:30 p.m. – Make and enjoy dinner with Matt! I bought us another round of Blue Apron, and we enjoy some Salmon Burgers (<—recipe) while catching up on the day. Delish!
Meanwhile, Zara creeps on us from across the room. Alllllways watching. Lol!
8:30 – 9 p.m. – Clean up the kitchen. Matt is doing his fantasy football draft with the guys so I take one for the team and clean up. He’s cleaned a couple times recently so it was my turn anyway. 🙂
9 p.m. – Wash face, brush teeth, etc., then have a phone date with my friend Ashley. She moved out to the west coast recently (sadface) and we’ve been playing phone tag for awhile now. Glad I caught her! Play with Zara while I chat. Gotta wear Zara out before bedtime!
9:40 p.m. – Hop in bed and read – I’ve been making a big effort to ditch the electronics before bedtime because I sleep so much better, and I love reading a real book before bed. Such a nice way to wind down! I just started re-reading Pillars of the Earth (affiliate link), which I originally read back in 2006 and was totally obsessed with. I’ve forgotten enough of it that now I can read it again and enjoy it just as much as the first time! 😉
10:15 p.m. – Lights out! Night, night.
What’s your typical Day in the Life like?
Like this post? Here are a couple previous “Day in the Life” style posts:
- A Day in the Life – September 2014
- A Day in the Life – February 2015