Day In the Life
Similar to Carrie, I’m going to give you glimpse into a day in my world. There isn’t anything too interesting going on, just a normal Wednesday in Gator country.
Forgive the fact that I’m about to be totally blunt about my awful eating habits yesterday. I guess the idea is to be truthful…
I wake up all of 60 minutes before I have to be at work. I definitely need to work on getting to bed on time so I can wake up early and ready to start the day. I get a bottle of water and head out the door.
I pick up a fruit salad from the grocery store on the way to work (I’m an on-the-go type girl…but we all know that). I like quick and easy. A smarter and more financially minded girl would cut her own fruit and put it in Tupperware the night before…but this morning stop at Publix is an occurrence more often than I would like to admit.
I arrive at the office for a 9:00am client only to realize that said client isn’t arriving until 1:00pm. Perhaps I should have double-checked my appointments last night (wasn’t it me that was showing you all my calendar a few weeks ago?). I decide to stay and work on some files rather than head back home (where I would inevitably watch a rerun of Gilmore Girls I had seen 50 times and accomplish nothing all morning).
I start to get hungry but don’t want to lose momentum at work. I decide to go for old trusty – a chocolate covered granola bar. I have a stash in my desk drawer. Mmmm… Sugary delight. This ought to keep me satisfied for twenty minutes or so.
Hungry again. But my client will be here at 1:00pm, so I don’t really want to go pick up food. I start digging through the desk drawer again and find a heat up serving of Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup. I usually try and have a healthy vegetable or something with something quite so sodium-laden, but alas…no options.
Having a trying afternoon at work and I’m starting to hit that 3:00pm wall. I decide to have some cashews. I figured out a long time ago that one capful equals about one serving, so I’m able to avoid totally overindulging on this healthy fat.
I head to the gym for some strength training and a short session on the elliptical. I was definitely in a workout funk and wasn’t totally feeling it, but I knew I would have trouble getting workouts in this weekend. I try to finish strong and head home.
The hubs had a meeting for school this evening, so I’m on my own for dinner. I heat up some frozen chicken and veggies.
So I think it’s clear I need to work on a few things (who doesn’t ?):
· Getting more sleep and waking up early and prepared to start the day
· Prepare breakfast and healthy snacks in advance so I don’t have to search for convenience foods
· Making sure I have good options for meals when I can’t get away from the office
· Read my calendar to make sure I don’t go to work when I don’t need to!