Hello, friends. How’s your week going? Excited to be half way done? Since it’s Wednesday, I’m linking up for the What I Ate Wednesday party! Don’t forget to go check out some of the other wonderful eats. I love reading other day-in-the-life posts so I figured I’d do one with my eats from yesterday. You can see my first day in the life here.
6:30 am – Wake up and
run head to the fridge for some iced coffee. I have to have coffee first thing. I’ve been making a large pot of hot coffee each Sunday and putting it in the fridge so I can have iced coffee everyday. The goal is to save me from purchasing an iced coffee every day (Looking at you, Dunkin).
However, the goal has somewhat backfired right now since we don’t yet have wireless at the house, so I end up at a coffee shop buying more coffee and using their wireless. At least I have a back up plan?
6:52 am – Eat breakfast and normally catch up on reading my blogs. Today, it’s oatmeal with all the fresh fruit I can find and a big blob of peanut butter.
We don’t have cable and I hate not being able to watch the news in the morning, but I listen to NPR as I’m eating and sipping my coffee.
7:21 am – Head to a coffee shop down the street for more coffee and to work (and use wireless) before my 10am client. It’s a cute little family owned shop that I definitely plan on coming back to.
Also, our new house is 5 minutes away from my office – can we talk about convenience?! My office is also across the street from Whole Foods and Target, two lethal places for my wallet.
10am-11:30 am – Meet with my first client. She wants some recipes for her family (they have a bunch of food allergies and intolerances) and some information about PCOS. I have an intern shadowing me right now, so I let her ask me some questions after while I work on charting.
11:30-12:30 – Brainstorming with some coworkers about marketing for our clinic and some events we have coming up. I also snack on an apple with string cheese and an unpictured hard boiled egg that I take from my lunch
12:30 – 1:10 – 5 mile run on the treadmill, per my marathon training plan. I felt pretty good after taking Monday off. We have a treadmill at the clinic, which makes things super convenient. I watched Grace and Frankie on Netflix, which helped speed up the time so I focused less on my pace. With the hot weather we’re having, if I don’t run in the morning or at night, there’s just no way I can run outside during the day.
1:25-3:30 – Quick shower and back to work, while eating lunch at my desk. I have an arugula/kale salad with zucchini, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, turkey and the remaining hard boiled egg. Forgot to take a picture! I also had some grapes and pineapple (hiding under the grapes).
I continue to check over patient chart notes and finish some education materials I like to have for patients. I also place a few orders on Wayfair for some much needed furniture items for the new house. I ordered a desk and a dining hutch – I can’t wait to see them, I’m so excited about them!
3:30-4:30 – Meet with another client. She has lost 5 lbs over the last month, so I’m psyched about this. We talk about current challenges she has and brainstorm how we can attack those next. I’m really excited with her progress and make sure to reiterate how great she is doing. Then I hop in the car for my last client of the day.
5-5:45 – I stop at Whole Foods to grab a kombucha and other essentials before heading to my other office for another client. Plus, I haven’t been taking my probiotics recently (still totally out of routine with the move), so I figure some extra probiotics never hurt anyone! I normally don’t mind seeing clients later in the day, but I pretty much schedule my Tuesdays to be a later day in general, so I packed extra snacks!
I have a few extra minutes so I enjoy a greek yogurt with peanut butter (does anyone else mix these together? Amazing!) and a rice cake with my PB/yogurt mixture.
Before I head home for the night, I take advantage of the wireless and wrap up some loose ends for our Vancouver trip scheduled for August.
7:30 – Get home, pre-heat the oven and go change into comfortable clothes. Dinner is easy; a leftover sweet potato, chicken sausage, kale and broccoli, topped with olives, mozzarella cheese and nutritional yeast.
I did however put a little more effort into dessert. I made these delicious little suckers, PB Oatmeal Lentil Blondies, using Ambition Kitchen’s recipe and munched on a bunch while rearranging the kitchen for what seems like the millionth time.
10:02 – Hop in the shower quick, and then some light reading in bed before lights out!
Are you a morning or night shower person? Night for me! I like going to bed feeling clean and more often than not, I’m working out later in the day.
Favorite flavor of chicken sausage? I love the Spinach, Garlic, Fontina Chicken Sausage from TJ’s! Staple item in our house.