It’s time for another Day In the Life! We haven’t done one of these in a while and since I didn’ get a chance to photograph the recipe I had for you I figured I would share a Day In the Life! No two days are the same in the Day In the Life of a food blooger/RD/brand representative/adjunct professor/freelance writer…. did I get them all? If it has to do with food or nutrition I’m there!
5:00AM – Alarm goes off so I grab the basal temperature thermometer and take my temperature. I’ve been trying to figure out what’s going on with my cycle people (sorry if that’s TMI) and tracking temperature is a great way to do that! I take my temperature two times and record the lower temperature. Then I hit the snooze alarm twice.
5:17AM – I get up and half get dressed plus brush my teeth. I knew it would be an early morning so I slept in my workout tights and shirt. Bad plan, I was hot and uncomfortable all night.
5:23AM – I make coffee (with collagen, fairlife 2% milk and a splash of heavy cream) and drink approximately 8 sips of it while checking to make sure the pulled pork salad post went up okay. This adorable guy comes to you from Safeway, I walked past them for weeks waiting for them to drop the price but when there was only two left I bought it anyway. I couldn’t let him get away from me!
5:45AM – I eat half a cave man bar then head out the door and off to TI Fitness for the strength endurance workout.
- Set 1: 30-second hip thrust with mini band and 12 Single Leg Deadlifts
- Set 2: High Plank hold + 12 DB Chest Press
- Set 3: Band Row Hold + 12 TRX Rows (I was BURNING at this point)
- Set 4: Wall Sit 30 seconds (I worked my way up in holding weight bodyweight, 10lbs, 25lbs) + 12 front loaded squats (I used 25# bag)
- Set 5: forearm plan 30 seconds + 15 toe touches (I did reverse crunches to protect my back)
7:00AM – head to sprouts to pick up random food blogging and other needed ingredients such as bananas, sunflower seed butter, 5 cans of pumpkin (they were on sale), and almond flour (ugh I usually order it so I feel I overpaid).
I liked them but decided they would be even better with topping. I keep random stuff in the fridge all the time and one of those things is coconut milk mixed pb2.
Healthy fats plus peanut butter taste! So I used that to top the pancakes, I eat three and place the other two in a ziplock bag for later. I also feed Nala!
8:00AM I work on the computer for a couple hours. I create a long pin for the pulled pork post, answer emails, make an appointment with my naturopath, redesign the menu/heading for Hungry Hobby and start Hungry Hobby RD client follow ups.
10:10AM I didn’ t realize it was so late, I needed to be cooking! I head downstairs to make pizza stuffed peppers (recipe coming soon) and mini blueberry donuts! I eat one of the pancakes before I start.
10:50AM I wrap up making the donuts (while simultaneously eating like four of them.) I leave the peppers in the oven to photograph when I get done meeting with a client.
11:00AM I meet with a food sensitivity client on the phone, so happy to hear she is doing so well! No GI, Migraine, or Fibromyalgia symptoms for 30 days is a HUGE win!
11:35AM I head downstairs to photograph the peppers and donuts. I decide I want to make a glaze for the donuts out of coconut oil and pb2 (inspired by the pancakes) so I keep those in the fridge.
11:55AM I’m satisfied with my photos rather quickly, not sure if that is a good or bad thing but I’ll take it. I start cleaning up photography equipment and kitchen. Do a little extra cleaning since the family is coming in soon.
12:45PM Take Nala on walk while listening to the Accused (I actually skipped chapter 1 so had to go back to it). How do you skip chapter 1? I have no idea.
1:21PM get back, Nala takes a nap and I take a shower. I get dressed and put makeup on. I actually put real clothes for a meeting later.
2:00PM “Make lunch” I opt for the Paleo Spaghett which has zucchini noodles!
Since I had it for the peppers recipe, I add mozzarella cheese and red pepper flakes to it! It didn’t need it, but why not right?
Since I’m an OCD paranoid Dietitian I make sure I get all the frozen meals up to temp (165F), safety first!
2:23PM Decide I want something sweet so I eat a half of frozen banana from the fridge, grab another La Croix (I had one with lunch) and start this post.
2:37PM work on Hungry Hobby RD client follow ups
3:03PM finish one client follow-up finally after my computer decided to delete it a billion days in a row. This computer is brand new! Work on sending out supplement recommendations via Fullscript.
3:22PM I shut everything off and pack up to head to Starbucks. Since I have a meeting about 30 minutes away I figured I’d get there early instead of sitting in traffic forever!
3:45PM leave for Starbucks in Tempe after looking for my keys for 10 minutes, ugh they were in the door, don’t tell Mr. Hungry.
4:15PM arrive at Starbucks, order a tall latte, and get set up
4:30PM work on freelance writing for Just A Pinch (see my article on the history wishbone that was published today here)
5:55PM buy and eat a Siggi’s yogurt and eat 1/2 Larabar I found in my backpack (wish I would have found that before I bought the Siggi’s!)
6:05PM Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media and Communications Meeting
7:05PM head home, stop on the way to pick up my wedding ring from Jared. It had lost one of the band diamonds so they needed 4 days to fix it!
7:35PM arrive home, heat up lemon chicken from FitzeeFoods. I wasn’t that hungry so the portion was perfect!
7:46PM eat a spoonful of sunflower seed butter to keep up with my seed cycling. Watch the elections and it makes me really anxious so I decide to go bake. Baking is a terrible idea when I’m anxious, bad choice. I only licked the spoon seven thousand times?
8:05PM Make pumpkin bread with sunflower seed butter (recipe coming soon) so that I can photograph it today. Also, make chocolate chip pumpkin muffins since I have all the ingredients out. I had to sub egg whites for eggs since I ran out of eggs they weren’t quite as good but worked.
8:36PM clean up and make a natural calm drink
9:06PM work on this post while watching the election
10:24PM start falling asleep on the couch so I head upstairs to get ready for bed! I do my positive day reflection after I brush my teeth and I’m in bed by 10:35!