Hi friends. Good morning!
6:25am: My alarm was set for 7am, but I’m starting to feel a cold coming on, and the sniffles woke me up at 6:25. I got up and started boiling some water for tea, and drank 12 oz of water. My new thing is that I’m setting weekly goals for myself, and this week is to start the day with 12 oz of water before I do anything else. I let Tater out, fed her, stretched and then turned on the news. I drank my tea with breakfast, started up the keurig for coffee and snuggled with Tater.
I’ve been slacking in the veggies department, especially after eating out so frequently with my sister here. So, I started the morning with a sweet potato bowl rather than oatmeal. Guys, I may stick to this for a while. I added some yogurt, bluebs and sunbutter and it made life very very good. I also added a chocolate muffin for good measure.
I catch up on some emails and keep watching scenes from the Superbowl. Guys, that was such a crazy game! I’m a huge Patriots fan so you can imagine my excitement when we finally started playing football in the 4th quarter. Tater was excited too!
8:08 – Wash face, brush teeth, get dressed for the day, though I was it was a PJ’s all day kinda day.
8:31 – Leave the house for my first client, which is a home visit. We go for a walk because it’s beautiful out! She gave me some melon mochi (sp?) to try. I’ve never had mochi before, but I tried them frozen, and they’re like a little dessert. Chewy and refreshing.
10:12 – Head to the office for more clients. I snack on an apple and a little bit of dry cereal mixed with sunflower seeds (unpictured). We talk about nutrition label reading, how to pick a good yogurt and staying motivated.
12:45 – Lunch break. I packed a salad topped with lentils, sweet potatoes, roasted broccoli and carrots, and a hard boiled egg. I also had a string cheese along with it. It was actually quite the satisfying lunch!
After lunch, I caught up on some studies I’ve been meaning to read and replied to some emails before heading out for a meeting.
2:35 pm – Business meeting at a local coffee shop. I opted for more tea to calm the sniffles. We sat in the sun which was amazing. Plus, bonus Vitamin D!
3:20 – Back to the office to meet with a client. I grabbed a 88 Acres Bar for a snack. Love them, especially the apple ginger flavor!
4:35 Stop at the gym on the way home. I had a 6 mile run scheduled on the training plan and realllly was itching to enjoy more of the warm 75 degree weather, but my body just wasn’t feeling it, sadly. I listened to my body and settled on 20 easy minutes on the elliptical instead. It’s hard to give up a beautiful run day but I don’t want to stress my body out more.
5:04 Meet Ed at a local park to run around with Tater. She’s getting SO FAST and loves to run after her ball. It’s such a joy to watch her happily run around. Have you ever thought about the life of dogs – they have no cares in the world and are so carefree. It’s a happy thought!
5:50 Head home for a quick dinner. We made this chicken curry recipe twice last week because it was so good! Fortunately, we still have some leftovers. I eat and head back out to my last client at 7pm. I typically have night clients 2-3 nights per week. It really makes me appreciate the nights I can come home for dinner and stay home!
After the client, I come home and spend some time with Ed and Tay on the couch, watching Parks and Rec, before calling it a night.
Ever had mochi? Thoughts?
Do you have a morning ritual? What’s the first thing you do?