Day in the Life

Huuuuump day! I'm so glad it's already Wednesday. Getting back into the swing of things after vacation (or any long weekend) is always a bit of a struggle. If you took a few days off last week to celebrate the Fourth, you're probably nodding your head along with me.

With a slew of health coaching work, keeping up with responsibilities at CookIt, and TBD projects (stay tuned!), I've felt a bit scatter-brained this week. I've also noticed that jet lag has made it difficult to fall asleep at night. Oh, and it's been HOT in Denver. As in, it's currently 97 degrees. The heat makes me so, so sleepy. Basically, I've just felt a bit blah the last few days. However, we're officially cruising into the second half of the work week. Yaaas.

Today, I'm bringing you another “Day in the Life" post. If you missed the first one, you can read that here. I hope you enjoy! As a side note, while I structure my working hours similarly during the week, there are plenty of other variables that make no one day the same. I notice my appetite changes daily, some days I have social things going on, and there are always unforeseen obstacles that pop up. Combined, these variables encourage me to go with the flow. You won't find me eating the same things (nor eating at the same time), drinking the same amount of water, and moving my body the same way every day. I embrace how I'm feeling and realistically approach whatever the day brings. C'est la vie.

I've mentioned this before, but I try to incorporate a variety of foods into my diet (meals / snacks that nourish my body and satisfy my sweet / savory cravings). I also do my best to listen to my body. If I'm feeling energized, I move it in an intuitive way — yoga, walking, or the occasional spin class — if I'm too tired, I don't force myself to move much. The day I'm showing you (yesterday) was a non-movement kind of day. Lastly, I value self-care.

To sum it up, good food, movement / rest, and self-care are three important pillars in my life. I put an emphasis on finding balance. 

5:50am — Woke up when my husband's alarm went off and while he continued to snooze, I got my day started. For all my females out there, I've started taking my body temperature as soon as I wake up. You can read more about the benefits of that here. If you've been following me for a while, you know that I was diagnosed with PCOS last year. I do not take birth control, and while I have most of my PCOS symptoms under control, charting my body temperature is helping me determine when I'm ovulating. While we aren't trying for a family yet, I am very passionate about fertility awareness. If you have more questions about this, please drop me a comment below (or contact me)

6-6:15am — Took a few minutes to be thankful for another day, then I checked the weather, drank a large glass of water, and replied to a few Instagram DMs.

6:15-6:45am — Made breakfast (pancakes + iced matcha latte) and ate while writing down my day's to-dos.

6:45-8:45am — Work. I drank a bottle of KeVita and more water while plugging away. I find my most creative, focus-oriented work happens as soon as I wake up.

8:45-9am — Snack time. I grabbed a handful of organic grapes and had a slice of toast with ghee. Phatz and some carbz to keep me going.

9am-12pm — Work.

12-12:20pm — Lunch. I had a short window of time to eat, so I had leftover pasta salad, a handful of greens with this dressing, an egg, and an underripe avocado (no bueno).

12:30-4pm — Work / meetings. I drank water all afternoon, but during a quick break, I chugged a chocolate protein + almond milk "shake" and ate the remains of a Square Organics bar

4-4:20pm — Took time to disconnect and shut my eyes for 20 minutes. This is not a daily thing for me, but I am grateful to a) be able to work from home and b) sometimes close my eyes for 10-15 minutes in the afternoon. A year ago, I would have ignored my body's plea for rest. Now, I listen to what it is asking for. 

4:30-6pm — Wrapped up the rest of my work day. 'Twas a long one.

6:30-9pm — Went over to my girlfriend's house for dinner + girl time. I had salmon, avocado, feta, and sautéed veggies (unpictured).  

9-9:30pm — Came home and ate some popcorn, chocolate chips, and more grapes. 

9:30-10:15pm — Winded down with my hubs, then it was lights out.