Day in the Life
7:30am: Breakfast. For the week I ended up making another batch of my pumpkin snickerdoodle baked oatmeal. Before I baked it I added walnuts that I tossed in some butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. So they were snickerdoodled walnuts. So tasty.
This day I topped a slice with jam + nutella.
7:45am: Read + take notes on the stages of labor. Occasionally I get a bit gripped by fear when thinking about the delivery process, but 90% of the time my mind feels calm and really excited to meet baby. Understanding the process of how my body will work to get her into this world helps keep me calm.
8:45am: Head out for a swim.
9:10-9:30am: Swim / Move in the water. A lot of my movement lately is micro movement sessions. As many of you know, four years ago I decided I didn’t want to feel compulsive around exercise anymore. I took a nice long 4ish month break from all movement except occasional walking / yoga. Eating disorders thrive on rigidity, so when I added back in other forms of movement I decided to start doing micro workouts…aka short movement sessions to challenge my brain that was noisy and was saying “if you don’t move x amount it’s not enough.” It ended up being so much more enjoyable to not have a time limit on my movement and to just move for how ever long feels good.
10am: Meet with my Doula at my church’s coffee shop :)
11am: Stop in for a lunch at Tout Suite. Chicken dish + vanilla latte. I’m re-listening to a C.S. Lewis book on Audible right now, so I enjoyed a nice slow lunch with my headphones in.
12:30: Head to office
1-6:30pm: Client sessions + answer client emails. To any RD2b’s out there…private practice life is where it’s at. I highly recommend it for anyone who’s personality isn’t good for a 9-5 type of job.
Snacks throughout the afternoon looked like…
I checked my office mail box during the day and one of my readers who’s a graphic designer sent me the sweetest note and prints. Thank you, Samantha!
6:45pm: Head home. Hang out with Andrew.
7:20pm: Made dinner for us. Leftover lasagna + salad. I saw Crystal Light at the grocery store this week and for whatever reason their green tea raspberry one sounded SO freaking good. Haven’t had it in ages. And honestly I’m gonna be game for anything ice cold these days.
And I ended up adding two more spoonfuls of capers to the salad + lasagna. Was feeling the salty last night.
8pm: I suggested we watch a movie because Andrew was feeling like he was getting sick and just wanted to lounge on the couch. We watched Nerve. Have you seen it? I found it dark and disturbing. Not a super choice for sleep hygiene since my mind tends to latch onto dark things and get creeped out.
9:30 pm: brownie + milk.
10pm: unload and load dishwasher so the kitchen is less of a hot mess in the morning.
And that was yesterday! Today I’ve got a full day of clients, so I’m off to that. Happy Thursday, guys!