Hello, and Good Morning!
I woke up in the best mood today. Ignoring all of the things I wanted/needed to do when we got home at 10 p.m. last night, I forced myself to put those things on hold and go to bed at a reasonable hour. The result? A full night’s sleep and a grown up wake up call time.
Funny how that works, right?
It’s no secret that getting onto a normal, consistent schedule is tricky around our household. And I say normal, meaning spending time at home and incorporating a sleep schedule that would mirror the majority of yours… most likely people who are even the slightest bit health conscious.
During the NBA season, it’s not uncommon for Scott and I to get home at crazy hours in the morning or eat dinner at 10 or 11 p.m. at night. It sounds absolutely annoying or insane to some, but we have become acclimated to it over the years. That was most likely the “normal” routine for us.
Looking back at it all, actually experiencing consistency is one thing I am really looking forward to in the future.
As I officially retire my dancing boots, I also dive into a world of normalcy, whatever that means. It’s going to be interesting to see how the two of us deal with it next season, with Scott managing the crazy schedule and me being on a different one, that’s for sure!
Anyways, that’s quite the ramble of an introduction. Oops. Let’s wrap that up and get right down to what I popped in to talk about today.
Time for a weekly look into a full day of eating for WIAW!
What I Ate
Breakfast came later than usual, just like my morning, as I mentioned yesterday.
I was pleasantly surprised when I returned from my walk with Roadie to find a giant bowl of fresh fruit ready and waiting for us to dive into.
Mango, papaya, green + red apples, oranges, kiwi, and a sliced banana.
Rarely do I ever just have a bowl of fruit for breakfast, but it was satisfying. About an hour later, I pulled out one of my favorite snacks which obviously centered around hummus.
I guess there were some giant pretzels and baby carrots there too.
And then that “some” amount of pretzels turned into a lot of them.
Lunch came a few hours later than I was expecting. I didn’t want to stop the work flow and ended up pulling a leftover salad out of the fridge to quickly scarf something down.
Spinach, power greens, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives, and garbanzo beans drizzled in balsamic vinegar.
It was delicious, but not the most filling thing in the world.
I guess you could say I have a little thing for chocolate?
Scott and I walked into Fitness Pilates class right before it started to grab the last two spots available. That’s right, men take Pilates too. And actually, this version is not just a walk in the park, either. Scott will attest to it!
This class was equipment heavy and incorporated exercises using the bosu ball, small squishy ball, and a set of dumbbell weights.
I ended my workout with my 30 Min. Gluteal Elliptical workout, ten minutes in the steam room, and a nice hot shower.
Scott was playing basketball when I went into the locker room, so it was a relief when I saw him eating in the cafe on the way out. That man could seriously play for hours. Instead, he wrapped up early and had the perfect timing to offer me half of his whole wheat chicken quesadilla for dinner.
We both also ordered a set of protein smoothies. I ordered the Almond Delight with strawberries and blueberries.
Almond milk, strawberries, blueberries, VegaMax protein, and Dynamic Greens.
And also drank a crazy amount of water. Gotta love it!
While waiting for my smoothie, I saw a fun fact about vegetarians vs. vegans that I thought you might be interested in reading as well.
I just love seeing those little nuggets of information in the cafe!
As we approached the entrance for our neighborhood, Scott mentioned that we should make a quick trip to the grocery store. We’ve both been on a fruit kick lately, and were in dire need of a re-stock.
We finally made it home a little after 10 p.m. and I realized I never really had a filling dinner. While I could have easily prepared something, I went the lazy route and enjoyed a giant bowl of Nature’s Path Flax Plus cereal.
Yes, that would be Pumpkin Raisin Crunch. It’s hard to find those boxes around this time of year, so when I see them surface I grab enough to last me for a few months. It’s so, so good!
Well, I’m off to go study. From being out of town and away from the house so much lately, I’ve already fallen off my pre-planned course for myself and it’s stressing me out.
I might just spend the next couple of hours at a coffee shop or book store to make me focus. There’s also a public library I just discovered a few weeks back that’s only about ten minutes away.
Does taking yourself out of your home environment ever help you study?
Any study and study environment tips are welcome!
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