I decided to do another day in the life posts, this time of my typical Wednesday. Last time I wrote one involving a busy day at school, this time I worked from home and then went to my actual job later in the day. I just love these posts. I tried to remember to take pictures of my entire day yesterday, and there are only a few gaps. Most of my day involved food so that makes up the majority of the photos.
5:30 AM – My alarm went off.
5:42 AM – I actually got out of bed.
6:23 AM – I was at the gym, on the elliptical, warming up for a run. I did 15 minutes elliptical, ran 4.0 miles, then cooled down with another 15 minutes of elliptical. I came home to do abs because I love using THIS video for my ab exercises. I did two rounds of the video, my daily push-ups, and some hip opener exercises. As an update on my October push-up challenge – I can now do 28 consecutive push-ups without losing form or pausing. I think that’s about a 2% increase from when I started 😉
8:20 AM – Shower.
8:32 AM – Contemplate putting on actual clothes like jeans.
8:33 AM – Put on spandex tights and a comfy shirt. I didn’t bother doing my hair for another 7 hours because working from home means I lack all motivation to put effort into my outfit and hairstyle. Besides, air drying hair is better for it, right?
8:45 AM – Breakfast. My favourite time of the day. I am on an oatmeal (with egg whites cooked in) hot streak right now. I can’t remember the last time I had something else for breakfast. I get an insta-chill after being sweaty at the gym and hot oatmeal is the only cure. I topped it with peanut butter, cut up some cantaloupe, and munched on a couple of grapes. I love reading other people’s (YOURS) blogs when I am eating breakfast.
9:50 AM – Coffee. Sometimes I have a cup of coffee with breakfast, sometimes I wait and have it mid-morning. Up until this point in the day I have been reading blogs, writing blog posts, replying to all of your wonderful comments, and perusing Twitter and Facebook.
10:00 AM – I started to work on my school assignments, group projects, and reading nutrition papers. I usually have to set a limit for myself on how long I will do blog work and procrastinate academic work because otherwise I would blog all day. I had a few different assignments to work on so it kept me busy.
11:45 AM – I got hungry again. My morning snack consisted of plain 0% greek yogurt with pumpkin seeds and dates. I had made an emergency run to Safeway the night before to pick up dates because I was craving them. The combination of tart (yogurt), salty (seeds), and sweet (dates) is perfection.
1:30 PM – I continued to work on school projects and get ready for my next classes by reading the assigned journal articles and textbook chapters up until my stomach growled again and I threw some butternut squash in the oven. I watched an episode of FRIENDS (or three) while I made lunch. I also had a salad with tomatoes, snap peas, goat cheese, and a hard boiled egg. My butternut squash fries were cooked to perfection… crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.
2:15 PM – I tried to get back into my school work.
2:45 PM – I gave up on trying to get back into my school work. I decided to pack my dinner for work that evening. I cooked up a cup of couscous (the food so nice they names it twice!), made a little curry dish, and put the leftovers in the fridge. I used couscous as my base then added chickpeas, tomatoes, raisins, and curry powder. It was actually so delicious.
3:30 PM – I hit up Starbucks (only to have an amazing friend drop my favourite Starbucks drink off for me at work! Double caffeinated!) on my way to work. I love my new vehicle, I just can’t get enough of it!
4:00 PM – I started my shift at work.
9:15 PM – I danced out of work because that shift just dragged. It was just over 5 hours but felt like 11. I cranked the radio on my way home and sang as loud as I could.
9:30 PM – I repacked my lunch bag with my meals for tomorrow at school. I hate rushing in the morning to get my stuff together for the day so getting it done at night is a priority for me. Yes, that is a 10lb. bag of carrots in our refrigerator.
10:03 PM – Crawled into bed.
That is definitely a typical Wednesday for me. When school started in September I was committed to going into my office everyday and working there. Once I realized that I could get most everything I need to do done at home and I didn’t have to commute 2 hours a day by bus when I did that, I decided Wednesdays were meant to be “work at home” days. I always work a shift at my part-time job on Wednesday evenings so it’s nice not to have to rush home from school to get to work on time! I more than love quiet and relaxing mornings at home with unlimited coffee and a comfy place to do my school work 🙂
How was your Wednesday?
What was the BEST thing you ate yesterday?
Do you have the luxury of working from home ever?