Thank you to The Quaker Oats Company for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
Hey guys! Itâ€™s time for another Day in the Life post â€“ itâ€™s been quite awhile since Iâ€™ve done one of these, and I know you guys enjoy seeing how one of my typical workdays looks. Since my previous Day in the Life posts have mostly been on days I was working downtown, today I thought Iâ€™d share a day when I worked from home! Hereâ€™s what I was up to on a random weekday a few weeks ago. ðŸ™‚
6 a.m. â€“ Alarm goes off! Get up, change into workout clothes, feed and let out the dogs, and make myself a pre-workout snack. Todayâ€™s menu is toast with almond butter and some fresh blueberries on top, plus a big glass of water.
6:40 a.m. â€“ Out the door! Pick up my workout buddy Chelsea on the way and drive to a studio in Courthouse to take a circuit workout boot camp class. Having workout buddies = the best. So helpful for accountability (and fun)!
7 â€“ 8 a.m. â€“ Get our sweat on! Itâ€™s a tough but fun one. At nearly 25 weeks pregnant now Iâ€™m definitely slowing down and modifying things more, but Iâ€™m proud of myself for still getting out there â€“ workouts do wonders for my mood.
8 â€“ 8:15 a.m. â€“ Drive Chelsea back home and then head home myself.
8:15 â€“ 8:30 a.m. â€“ Breakfast! Iâ€™m excited because breakfast is already ready and waiting for me â€“ Quaker sent me samples of their new Overnight Oats to try! I prepped it the night before and it took about 30 seconds flat â€“ just add milk (or your fave non-dairy option) up to the noted line, stir, and put in the fridge. Thatâ€™s it â€“ then itâ€™s ready and waiting for you the next morning!
The new Overnight Oats are made with a hearty blend of oats, fruits, quinoa, flaxseed and nuts, with no artificial flavors or added colors. They come in four flavors:
- Raisin Walnut & Honey Heaven
- Blueberry Banana & Vanilla Bliss
- Orchard Peach Pecan Perfection
- Toasted Coconut & Almond Crunch
I decided to try the Raisin Walnut & Honey Heaven first. It was sooo good â€“ cool, creamy, and hearty rather than mushy. Delicious as is, but I stirred in a little bit of cottage cheese after taking this photo for added creaminess and some salty/sweet flavor combo fun â€“ you guys know I love cottage cheese in my oats. ðŸ™‚
8:30 â€“ 9 a.m. â€“ Catch up on emails while waiting for my brother to get back from the gym â€“ this was his last day in town so we planned to take the dogs for a walk together before he headed to the airport!
9 â€“ 9:45 a.m. â€“ Take the dogs for a nice long walk with my brother! He brought us back iced lattes from a local coffee shop so I drink mine while we walk. Delish!
9:45 â€“ 10 a.m. â€“ Quick shower.
10 â€“ 11:30 a.m. â€“ Work time! Catch up on emails, write and publish my blog post for the day.
11:30 a.m. â€“ 12 p.m. â€“ AnneTheRD nutrition client call.
12 â€“ 12:30 p.m. â€“ Lunch time! The Overnight Oats and latte held me over nicely for the morning so I didnâ€™t need a snack â€“ but now Iâ€™m hungry! I have some leftover shrimp, rice/quinoa mix, and veggie stir fry.
Iâ€™m still a little hungry when I finish off the stir fry leftovers, so I make a bowl of plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and slivered almonds on top to finish off my meal.
12:30 â€“ 2 p.m. â€“ Back to work! Finish up some more blog-related emails, write a follow up email to my nutrition client, get started on some upcoming blog posts, etc. I also throw in some laundry and clean up the kitchen a little. Working from home is hard sometimes because you find your household to-do list gets piled on top of your work to-do list â€“ but itâ€™s nice to be able to multitask and get some home things done during the week!
2 â€“ 2:45 p.m. â€“ Iâ€™m sooooo tired after my early morning, hard workout, and the long hot walk with my brother. I decide I need a nap if Iâ€™m going to be able to focus later, and the dogs are sleeping soundly in the living room, so I go for it. In the first trimester I found myself needing a nap almost every day (I was so fortunate to be able to work from home a ton so naps were an option â€“ mad props to those of you pregnant while in an office, I donâ€™t know how you do it), but now I rarely need naps anymore â€“ but sometimes you just gotta listen to your body!
2:45 â€“ 3 p.m. â€“ Let the dogs outside and make myself a snack. I decide on a fun sampler plate with crackers, guac, hummus, and various veggies! I normally like regular (vs. baby) carrots because I think regular carrots taste better, but we got sent home with some baby carrots leftover from our family beach trip so I am finishing them off.
3 â€“ 5:15 p.m. â€“ More computer work! This was the week before I took a 2 day in-person training course in Motivational Interviewing (a counseling technique I already use in my AnneTheRD private practice with clients) and we were given some pre-lectures to work through beforehand, so I listen to a few of the lectures and take notes. Itâ€™s always helpful to refine professional skills â€“ and I get continuing education credits towards maintaining my RD credential so thatâ€™s always a good thing too! (If youâ€™re also in private practice and interested in the course, the one I did was through Molly Kellogg. She travels all around to lead them â€“ looks like Boston and Philly are next!)
5:15 p.m. â€“ Head out the door to meet an in-person AnneTheRD client at a coffee shop. I eat a quick snack on my way there â€“ some snack balls made with raw cashews, walnuts, dates, a pinch of salt, and rolled in shredded coconut. I winged it and didnâ€™t measure anything, but if youâ€™re looking for similar recipes, try my Cinnamon Raisin Almond Balls or Chocolate Coconut Almond Balls!
5:30 â€“ 6 p.m. â€“ Nutrition client meeting at the coffee shop!
6 â€“ 7 p.m. â€“ Fire up my laptop at the coffee shop to write and send my client follow up email, then finish out some more work emails for the day before heading home.
7:15 â€“ 8 p.m. â€“ Matt texts me that heâ€™s going to be home late (around 7:45), so I feed the dogs and then make dinner so itâ€™s ready right when he walks in the door.
Itâ€™s so nice to be able to eat normally again in the evenings without pregnancy nausea â€“ yay!! On the menu: Thai turkey lettuce cups. We both LOVE lettuce cups, especially Asian-themed ones, and these were really delicious. Refreshing and summery!
8 â€“ 9 p.m. â€“ Matt and I take the dogs out for another nice long walk! We end up in a park and Matt sprints around with them and a tennis ball while I sit on a bench and relax. ðŸ™‚ I didnâ€™t have my phone with me and wish I had because the sunset was stunning! Having dogs has definitely upped our walking distance â€“ itâ€™s nice to take a walk together in the evenings vs. just sit on the couch! Iâ€™m excited for fall weather, thoughâ€¦ totally over this humidity.
Tired doggies = happy owners. ðŸ™‚
9 â€“ 9:20 p.m. â€“ Get ready for bed, then pack up my work bag, makeup, and an outfit for the next day since Iâ€™ll be heading into the city early for a workout and staying for the whole day at my co-working space.
9:20 p.m â€“ Lights out! Matt is still up but I know I need to get lots of rest right now, and I have another early morning awaiting. Goodnight!
What is your typical day in the life like?
Want more? Previous Day in the Life posts:
- December 2016 Day in the Life
- August 2016 Day in the Life
- April 2016 Day in the Life
- September 2015 Day in the Life
- February 2015 Day in the Life
- September 2014 Day in the Life