a day in the life.
I love reading these types of posts, so I like sharing them with you! The day I’m sharing was last Friday. I see clients Monday-Thursday, so Friday is my day to plan out blog content for the next week. I’m awful at working ahead on blog content and typically test/photograph all my recipes the weekend before the post goes live. Since I spend most Saturday’s cooking and photographing for blog posts, Fridays have also become somewhat of a weekend/rest day/do-whatever-the-hell-I-want day. So here we go…
6:15am – Wake up and brush my teeth (I brush my teeth before breakfast…is that weird?).
6:25am – Move my car out of the driveway so Andrew can leave for work. We have a one car wide driveway and we both hate having to rearrange the cars in the morning. Some days I leave first, some days he leaves first…but the wrong car always seems to be in the back of the driveway. We would just leave a car in the street, but we have odd neighbors who like to bash your sideview mirrors in with a baseball bat if you leave your car in the street. Lovely.
6:30am – Make breakfast. Today I’m having oats cooked in milk topped with cocoa powder, brown sugar, nut butters and blackberries.
6:35am – I unload the dishwasher while my oats are cooking.
6:45am – Eat breakfast + start working on the post for that day. It was the 3 Greens Cheesy BBQ Enchiladas and I still needed to edit pictures, upload the recipe and write the blog post.
7:10am – Feed Maggie breakfast.
8:00am – Finish blog post and set the post live on the blog.
8:10am – Pack my gym bag and head to the gym.
8:30am – Get to the gym. Warm up on the elliptical before doing a circuit workout. Today I did a lower body favorite. I did 6 rounds like this:
15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10 reps of…
jumping lunges (each leg)…
It took me about 20 minutes to get through.
9:10am – Shower at the gym and get ready for the day.
9:30am – Eat a quick snack in my car (think, I need to find a Starbucks bc I’m still a little hungry). Then head to Andrew’s work to pick him up. Andrew’s been having this random, awful stomach pain so we had an appt for him at a GI specialist. He’s feeling a lot better now, but since I have control over my schedule I wanted to go with him.
10 – 11:15am – Drive to doctor’s office and meet with doctor.
11:20am – Head to lunch at our fave…Smashburger! I got a whole wheat bun with BBQ sauce & aged cheddar. I forgot to ask for lettuce and tomato on my burger, so my burger felt a bit naked haha but still good. OH. And we split an order of sweet potatoes fries that I had a coupon for. Coupons ftw.
11:35am – After lunch we headed outside and oh lookie lookie what was next door…
11:40am – I ordered a latte with one pump caramel. Delish. Then I dropped Andrew back off at work.
Noon to 2:15pm – I needed to run some errands to get everything I needed to send off my mindfulness giveaway package. I got what I needed and stopped by the post office to mail the package. I don’t love waiting in the Post Office line. Eww.
2:20pm – Came across this wonderfulness, so I sent it to my sisters. We have a thing for She’s the Man. Channing Tatum pre-Magic Mike.
2:30 – 3:45pm – Plan blog content for the next two weeks and think about what I need to get done on Saturday. I have a secret pinterest board where I organize my blog post inspiration, so I reference that for a bit of brainstorming.
All the while with Food Network on in the background…
3:45pm – Finish up blog ideas…
3:50pm – Transfer blog ideas from paper to a digital editorial calendar for a bit more organization. I use CoSchedule and LOVE IT.
4:00pm – Take Maggie on a walk. It was gorgeous out and we both enjoy our walking dates.
4:30pm – Get home and see a package got delivered while we were walking.
Packages were filled with…
4:45pm – Andrew gets home. We decide the best use of our time would be to eat an orange and watch Making a Murderer.
5:45pm – Get ready to go to my cousin’s rehearsal dinner.
7:00pm – My cousin was getting married Saturday so we got to have some family time at the rehearsal dinner. Here’s me and my sister’s…loved getting to see them twice in one weekend. We’re in the midst of planning an epic sleepover.
7:15pm – Dinner! Parmesan chicken + cheesy lasagna + garlic bread. I’ve been really excited about garlic bread recently. Plus a turtle cheesecake. I’m not the biggest cheesecake person. I ate all the crust and the toppings and a couple bites of the middle.
10:00pm – Get home from the dinner and am SO ready for bed. I shower and plan on reading a bit…
…but end up laying in bed and screenshot-ing recipes I want to make. Made a version of those buckwheat waffles for breakfast the next day. I typically spend at least 10 minutes every evening thinking about what I want to eat for breakfast the next day…and you probably do to if you read food blogs:)
11:00pm – lights out and time to snooze.
(pssst. do you like this type of post??? Let me know in the comment if I should keep or stop doing them!!)