Day in the Life
This post is sponsored by VERTS.
Hi guys! I haven’t done a ‘day in the life’ in a couple weeks. So here we are!
I slept in until a bit before 8am (glorious!). I’ve found if I don’t sleep in on Thursdays I totally crash by 6pm…since Thursdays are my late day at work my sleep is key.
Then I got up and eased in the the day (my mother-in-law and bro-in-law are all about ‘easing into their mornings’, and they taught me that term and I LOVE it).
For breakfast I had leftover pizza + mango + latte with latte ice cubes that are similar to these except my latte ice cubes had some vanilla creamer in them…yum!
After breakfast I put on a face mask and read another chapter in Body Respect.
Around 9:30am I headed to yoga.
Post yoga I showered, had a Clif Bar, drank water galore, and headed to work.
I ended up a bit rushed before my first client, so instead of having lunch right away I had a couple cookies to hold me until my break. We went out to eat the night before with friends and they send us home with some monster cookies. They’re filled with oatmeal, peanut butter, m&m’s and they are fabulous.
I saw client from noon to 7:30pm.
Lunch was half of a Taylor Farms salad mix. I’ve found salad mixes to be super easy for lunches. They last me for two meals and make mornings SUPER easy when packing my lunch because I just have to grab the mix + something to go with it on the side + snacks for the day. This salad mix came with croutons, parmesan, a creamy lemony vinaigrette and I added in some tomatoes. Since this was the last half of the bag, I just dumped in the remaining ingredients and shook it all up in the bag. So easy.
Paired with a Zevia and Justin’s PB cups.
Then I say clients until 6:30pm.
Right before my ED support group I had an apple.
For dinner I met Andrew at VERTS! I really like falafel and feta, since VERTS has both of those things I love them:)
I was mega bloated and feeling blah before this meal, but I knew that would pass and when it did I’d be hungry if I didn’t eat. Sometimes you’re bloated. That doesn’t mean you should skip a meal or a snack. Feeling bloated occasionally is no different than getting a headache occasionally…it just happens. It doesn’t mean you did something wrong, you ate something wrong, or you should not eat. (And if you’re someone trying to weight restore…you will just feel bloated pretty much all the time until your gastroparesis subsides and the bloated feeling isn’t constantly present. Keep going! It gets better!)
So VERTS! It’s like the Chipotle of mediterranean food.
You start with choosing your base: pita, salad, rice or quinoa. Andrew and I both went the pita route. The menu does have calorie information listed on the menu, but I crossed them off in the below photo so you who are triggered by seeing calorie counts can know the options now and don’t have to look at the menu when you go;)
Then you choose a protein: falafel for me and lamb + beef for Andrew. Then you add all the toppings your heart desires. For pita toppings I got pickled red onions (a personal fav), tazatiki sauce, feta, marinated shredded carrots, and olives.
Andrew’s came out prettier than mine!
We also got some sweet potato fries to split and holy smokes they were REALLY good. Like the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had.
They had a seasoning on them that was awesome. They’re worth going to try if you haven’t had them!
We will be back. If you order a rice or quinoa bowl it comes in these gorgeous ceramic looking bowls that I wanted to take home with me haha. Next time I wanna try a bowl!
After dinner we came home and…
…our Jeni’s delivery came!
So we tried them all.
The Birch & Marshmallow one is gross (lol). The Mont Blanc tastes a bit like gingerbread, which Andrew liked but it wasn’t my fave. The Savannah Buttermint Ice Cream was insanely yum. The description is: “peppermint ice cream with butter, sea salt and flecks of white chocolate.” I decided to have more than a taste of that one and I would definitely order it again in the future.
Andrew and I hung out for a bit and then around 9:30pm I started typing up this post while listening to a podcast on marriage.
And then I was in bed a little past 11pm.
I’m very happy it’s Friday! Do you have any weekend plans you’re looking forward to?