WIAW: A Day In The Life

November 11, 2015

Happy WIAW everybody!

I hope your week is off to a great start. I wanted to mix it up this week and present today’s What I Ate Wednesday in a “day in the life” format.

I am documenting my day from this Monday –  a work day when I do my workout in the evening instead of the morning. I’m always fascinated reading these posts from other bloggers, so hopefully you get some enjoyment out of it as well!

6:20 – Alarm goes off…. Hit snooze button.

6:30 – Second alarm goes off. Now it’s time to actually get going. I hop out of bed and turn on the shower.

6:33 – … Realize I’m out of shampoo and swamp beast my way to the linen closet to grab a new bottle.

#monday

6:40 – Get out, put on my towel wrap (throwback to freshman year), blow dry my hair 2/3 of the way (I rarely dry it all the way!), and put on mascara and BB cream.

6:53 – Clean my swamp beast water footprints off the floor.

6:55 – Get dressed and make my bed.

7:00 – Brew coffee using my reusable Keurig cup and heat up the breakfast I prepped the night before.

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apple cinnamon egg white oats cooked on the stovetop in cashew milk. topped with trader joe’s organic unsalted creamy peanut butter.

7:10 – Eat, check social media, chug my coffee, and respond to Instagram comments.

7:25 – Transfer lunch/snacks from the fridge to my lunchbox, grab my work tote/gym bag, and head to my car.

7:30– Drive to work.

8:00 – Head into the office (hair is dry now, in case you were wondering), put my laptop on the deck, and start checking my work email.

8:20-10:00 – Catch up on some work after the weekend, finish my first Hydroflask of the day, and prepare for some interviews I am doing later this morning!

best water bottle in the land.

best water bottle in the land.

10:00- 11:00 – Interview potential intern candidates. This was my first time interviewing on the other side and I really enjoyed it!

11:15 – Eat a hard boiled egg at my desk and respond to some emails.

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11:30 – 12:45 – Lunch and Q&A session with the intern candidates. Lunch was provided by the company (BBQ, mac & cheese, cookies, etc.), but I packed my own!

kale salad with chickpeas, sunflower seeds, golden raisins, and avocado + a kiwi

kale salad with chickpeas, sunflower seeds, golden raisins, and avocado + a kiwi

I owe you guys a recipe for this kale salad – I’ve had it on repeat for the last two weeks and can’t get enough!

12:45 – 3:00 – Work at my desk, eat the last part of my lunch, and attend a meeting.

These vegan chocolate banana muffins from Hummusapien are INSANE. I made them following Alexis’ recipe, minus the espresso powder and they turned out fantastic. Expect to see these popping up a lot more!

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hummbelievable

3:00 – Break for a Larabar & refill my Hydroflask. I love this new-to-me flavor! You can even see the little carrot pieces.

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3:25 – Whip out another snack because my stomach was still growling. I had two thin brown rice cakes with hummus. The veggies just did not make the cut today!

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3:30-5:00 – Hop on a phone meeting and trying to tie up some loose ends for the day.

5:00 – Leave work and head to the gym for a run! I was still hungry and getting a headache (I swear I’m a bottomless pit), so I snacked on a mini apple which helped a bit.

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5:30 – Get to the gym, fight a Corvette for a parking spot (so crowded), get changed, and creepily linger near the treadmills for one to be open.

I end up tackling 4 miles & stretching. I’m really trying to up my mileage, and have been doing a lot of running on the treadmill lately due to convenience/weather. I’ve been brainstorming a list of treadmill running tips – so stay tuned for a blog post!

6:25 – Leave the gym and head home. Food is on my BRAIN.

6:40 – Get home and beeline for the kitchen, feeling very thankful for the food prep I did yesterday. *insert praise hands emoji here*

6:50 – Time to eat! I paired some prepped muraski sweet potato wedges and broccoli with a Hilary’s Eat Well veggie burger and a dippy egg. Drizzled in tahini and siracha, as always. I ate at the table while catching up on some blogs.

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please & thank you

7:10 – Put dishes into dish washer and clean my pan… Then sprint to the shower.

7:20 – Eat another cacao banana muffin with Trader Joe’s raw creamy almond butter & finish blog reading.

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7:50 – Peel my booty off the couch to pack my lunch for tomorrow. I also ended up prepping apple cinnamon stovetop oats again for tomorrow’s breakfast. Recipe to come. 🙂

packed & ready

packed & ready

While the oats were cooking, I unloaded my gym bag and picked out my outfits for work and Pure Barre tomorrow. I also have a little spoonful of peanut butter as a nightcap. Multitasking!

8:25 – Head into my room, chug more water (finishing my 3rd Hydroflask of the day – I was so thirsty!), and light a candle. I brush my teeth, take out my contacts, and put some coconut oil on my lips. They’ve been feeling chapped all day and coconut oil is the BEST remedy.

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8:35 – Climb into bed, check Snapchat/social media, and read. I’m still loving In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware…. It’s such a page turner! I’m over halfway through.

my happy place.

my happy place.

9:45 – Pry myself away from my book, turn out the lights, and set my alarms for tomorrow! I have a 5:30am Pure Barre class planned for the morning, so I pray I fall asleep quickly.

And that’s a wrap! The wild and crazy life of a 22-year-old. 🙂

If you guys like this kind of post, I might do more to reflect a day I workout in the morning, a weekend, etc… Let me know what you think!

What have you been snacking on lately?

Do you ever have difficulty scoring parking spots and treadmills at the gym?

XO, Bailee

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