A day in the life...

I get questions all the time about what my schedule looks like. Goodness, it looks different EVERY day and every week. I'm still in the process of building up my clientele, so there are days when I have 6 clients and other days where I have none. There is no real consistency, which can be difficult and discouraging at times, but I also like that it keeps me on my toes. Anyways, I thought I would share a day in the life along with the foods I ate. Hope you enjoy! 

6:00 AM Alarm went off

6:10 Got out of bed (mornings are a little more rough now that it's dark outside when I wake up)

6:20 Made Isaac breakfast

6:35 Curled hair, put on makeup, and got dressed

6:58 Poured myself a cup of iced Vietnamese coffee for my first session, because coffee...

7:00 Online session with an out-of-state client 

7:35 Ate breakfast-soaked oats and chia seeds in almond milk with pb2, maple syrup, blueberries, and pecans. Not pictured is a turkey and cheese rollup for some protein. 💪🏻

 
A day in the life. Breakfast was soaked oats
 

8:00 Left for work at my office 

8:30 Client session

9:05 There is a Great Harvest Bread Company across the street from my office that I enjoy sitting outside at, so I walked over, got an iced latte and worked on some things on my laptop until my next appointment.

 
A day in the life-iced latte snack
 

10:00 new session

11:00 client session

11:45 Headed home after my last session to get some lunch. I was getting really hungry so I ate half of a homemade rxbar to keep me from getting too hungry before lunch. 

12:00 PM Made lunch: threw a bunch of leftover veggies in the skillet with eggs and topped it all with avocado, blue cheese crumbles, and pepitas. Served with a thin slice of banana zucchini bread and two chocolate covered almonds (not pictured).

 
A day in the life- scrambled eggs + zucchini banana bread
 

I've got a little inside info for you. I felt a little uncomfortably full after this meal. Now, I don't want anyone comparing their usual lunch to mine--there are days when this wouldn't be enough. But on today day, it was a little more than enough. I just want you to know that I don't always "get it right" when it comes to my fullness cues. But instead of judging myself, I observed what led to me eating a little too much at that time. And guess what? Fullness subsides. I got hungry again later in the day. That discomfort of being a little over full goes away 😊

12:40 Washed dishes, vacuumed, etc while catching up on a show 

2:15 Left to run some errands downtown

Can we just celebrate my parallel parking job?! 

A day in the life-talk about a good parking job!

3:20 got to the YMCA to work out. I was a little sore from my workout yesterday, so I decided it would be a cardio day to work out the soreness. It felt really good to move my body 

4:20 I ate the rest of my homemade rxbar while driving to get some last minute dinner ingredients at the store.

 
A day in the life-homemade rxbar
 

5:00 Started to make dinner

5:40 Isaac and I sat down to eat dinner. I had tried leftovers of this dish with my sis and wanted to make it afterwards, so I made it for the first time this night. So delish!

 
A day in the life- dinner was a spaghetti squash, broccoli, bacon, chicken sausage, and walnut mixture with a coconut milk sauce
 

6:10 Talked to my sister-in-law on the phone about plans for getting together in a few weeks. She's the absolute best.

6:15 My 3rd night of cookies and cream ice cream with frozen cookie dough added 😍 while Isaac and I sat outside and I hung out on my laptop

 
A day in the life- cookies and cream ice cream with cookie dough
 

7:05 Went for a walk around our apartment complex. It was 80 degrees outside and felt glorious!! I'm really going to miss the regular walks and incredible beauty when we move to our house. 

 
A day in the life- evening walk
A day in the life- evening walk
 

7:35 We just hung out: worked on this blog post, web surfed, watched Friday Night Lights (SUCH a great show...so many warm fuzzy feelings..and a few tears). Had another thin slice of zucchini banana bread with peanut butter.

10:00 Hopped into bed. I meet with a girl from my church every week at 6 am, so it's gonna be an early morning. 

Hope you all have/had a great day!!

Favorite Oatmeal Recipes Roundup

Sooo...let's get real. I like oats. A LOT. One look at my instagram account and you'll discover that very quickly. I went scrolling through my account to get some inspiration about my favorite recipes and holy moly. It made me want to eat oatmeal for every meal for the next week!! Okay, maybe not every meal, but it reminded me of how dreamy oats are.

 
Favorite Oatmeal recipes roundup
 

I love eating oats because they can be hot, cold, creamy, doughy, cakey, etc. The possibilities are endless!! It honors my cravings for sweets, fills my desire for doughy textures, and the fiber content keeps me full and my blood sugar stable for several hours. I wanted to share several of my favorite recipes with you so that you can mix up your breakfast routine or get into oatmeal if you're not already into it. I seriously had oats in some form for breakfast for like a year straight. I can help you out!

This is one of the first oatmeal recipes that got me into the world of oats--whipped banana oatmeal. I love topping it with chopped apples, flax seed, and walnuts. <3

Then after my whipped oatmeal phase, I got into various baked oatmeal recipes. Here are a few of my faves...The one below is from Immaeatthat. Kylie knows how to do a baked oatmeal :-D

For the chocolate brulee below, I just top it with peanut butter instead of stuffing it inside. LOVE the crunchy topping! I'm all about mixing crunchy with a doughy texture.

This one is even doughier than the brulee one. It's more like bread pudding (insert heart eye emoji here). Ooey gooey in the middle, crunchy on the top!!

 
 

Then I got into overnight oats. I make mine a variety of different ways. Cooled coffee gives it a nice flavor like in this recipe. 

http://24carrotlife.com/2015/05/03/latte-overnight-oats-vegan/

http://24carrotlife.com/2015/05/03/latte-overnight-oats-vegan/

Other times I mash part of a banana, add oats, chia seeds, pb2, and milk into a bowl, stick in the fridge and then top with fruit, nuts, and peanut butter in the morning. Ohemgee...

And now with the weather FINALLY getting cooler, and my love for espresso continuing to grow, I canNOT wait to try out this recipe below for an oatmeal latte. It's genius!!

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2016/03/how-to-make-an-oatmeal-latte/

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2016/03/how-to-make-an-oatmeal-latte/

What do you think? Have you tried any of the recipes above? Have a recipe I just HAVE to try? Let me know!

Easy Ways to Get Your 5-A-Day part 1.

So I've got to be honest. I had the idea for this post like over a year ago. A YEAR!! But I never got motivated enough to take the pictures or write the blogpost. I haven't been active on the blog lately. The perfectionism in me just wants the blog to look perfect, for everything I say to be super funny and entertaining, and for my information to be helpful. And let's be real, my pictures are still lacking, and entertainment writing isn't my strong suit. But I've decided that those things don't really matter. I can't get better at food blogging if I don't blog, right? 

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