Hi Friends! How is your Monday going so far? Mine is FLYING by! I started the day one of my favorite ways with a nut butter quesadilla followed by a trip to see Dr. K at functional biomechanics (if your new here read my story of working with him here), ya my back has decided to forgive me and now I get to reincorporate squats woot woot!
I did a quick photo shoot of some broccoli slaw
and right before working on this post I gobbled down some paleo cauliflower rice frittata (recipe coming tomorrow)
Let’s back track a little bit though…
Running with No Music
Mr. Hungry went to Vegas for the week for his annual boys trip so it was just me the pup and the kitty (who mostly stays upstairs so puppy during the day kitty at night) hanging out together. Some things I did? On Friday I joined snapchat, at first I was like um, what is this?!?! I. Don’t. Get. It. Then I realized how great it was! It’s basically IG without the ability to upload photos. That means everybody on it is sharing real life moments without all the photo editing. A social media channel that actually makes it easier to share? Count me in! I mostly share workouts, food, selfies and my furry babies aka my life. I stuck with my same IG name – hungryhobbyrd, yes Nala is part of my moving profile picture!
Friday night I took advantage of the nice weather and went for a run around 4pm. Lately I’ve been into running without music on, have you every tried it? There is actually something really really peaceful about it.
Since angering my back a few weeks ago, I’m running on the slower side for me, between 9:30-10:30 miles so running without music helps me tune into my body instead of the beat of the music. I run about a mile take a minute or two break and go again, in total I’ve been walk running 2-3 miles about 2-3 times a week. The pup is on the mend too as she seems to have finally recovered from her dreaded kennel cough she picked up in December (knock on a thousand pieces of wood) so it helps me stay tuned in to her needs too. I also talk to her a lot while we run mostly saying things like:
“leave it” when bunnies or birds appear
“wait” or “eh, eh, eh” when she picks up the pace too fast
“come on” in the happiest over exaggerated voice ever when she lags behind looking at whatever has distracted her ,usually horses, birds, smells etc…
I used to kind of hate running with her because I felt like I was screaming over my music to get her to listen to me which made me frustrated, now I just calmly tell her what I want her to do and she listens, it’s glorious. I’ve kind of grown to crave our peaceful runs and think I’ll keep ditching my music for a while.
After our run I made this dinner that I shared on IG and ate a chocolate banana I shared on snapchat. Is it illegal to take screenshots of your snapchats? I feel like they would disbar that if they could!
I fully intended to take the night to myself to get some extra work done but instead I ended up binge watching the first FOUR episodes of “call the midwife” so now I have a new TV show obsession.
Saturday and Sunday were all about working, cooking, and tv the usual weekend stuff… I had some friends over Saturday afternoon which was a nice little break.
Life Organization Time
Today has gone so quick already! This week I’m going to try out a new schedule to help me get a bit more organized between the blog, teaching, and my clients. You might notice that I’m taking my foot slightly off the gas in order to “play catch up” a little bit. Then again, I’m so random you might not notice at all!
Here is what I’ve got planned:
Mondays- I’m focusing on my promoting my nutrition practice locally, I’ve got the virtual thing down but I’d love to be seen as the go to functional and integrative/sports nutrition expert in Arizona, wouldn’t that be awesome? I’ve got a couple of group presentations lined up with local business and organizations so I want to keep that momentum rolling! (I also need to actually create the presentations so I’m not doing that last minute.)
Tuesdays- Blog promotion day (usually I post a new recipe on Tuesdays so that takes a great deal of time) + Blog project day (newsletters, ebooks #allthefunstuff)
Wednesdays- I teach at the community college pretty much all day so by the time I get home I’ve got just enough time to do the normal daily social media stuff.
Thursdays- Grade labs and freelance writing projects (I’m going to start regularly contributing to Formulx again so I’m super excited about that!)
Fridays- finish any client summaries that didn’t go out then photo and video (yes I said video) day for the following week!
Saturday and Sunday- content writing- I’m planning to use the weekend to pre write most of my posts for the week. I feel this will make it less scrambly feeling and better content for you awesome readers
I do my recipe development as I go throughout the week, most of the recipes I share are literally things I came up with on the fly, or had an idea about and planned them into our meal plan. I hardly ever “cook for the blog,” I usually cook for us and then realize I should share it!
I also see Hungry Hobby clients virtually and locally randomly throughout the day Monday – Friday 7am to 9pm.
I’m hoping that schedule will help me feel less scrambly throughout the week, I feel like I’m trying to be a private practice dietitian, blogger, trainer, and professor all the time every day. I think focusing on one aspect at a time will help out!
Summer Bod Check In
Totally forgot to do this last week but no worries I’m still on it. I can’t say I’ve been perfect, there was some margarita drinking paired with chips and salsa this past weekend. Lucky for me I don’t have to be perfect, just consistent.
- Continue with water in AM and during day as well as supplements. yes
- Continue with avoiding late night snacking. yes, this has calmed down a lot!
- Get 10,000 steps most days yep
- Get in a 4 workouts. most days yep
Since I feel like I’ve got most of things down pretty well I’m going to add in:
1. Drink UCAN 1-2x/day (this really helps me control cravings and prevent weird blood sugar fluctuations, plus I tend to eat on the low carb side of things so it helps me keep my carbs up)
2. At least 7 Hours Of Sleep
3. Join a gym. ha ha It’s time, I haven’t joined one sinceI left the one I was working at. First because I was running so much I didn’t need and the last couple months I’ve been injured so now its time to step my game up.
Are you setting goals for the first time or need some ideas? Don’t forget to check out my 52 weeks to 52 healthy habits series!
I started getting fit 2 months ago (male 46 UK) and jogging about 7-8 km every other day now.
I just wanted to tell your readers that if they are a little older or a little overweight (like me) that they should start SLOWLY!
I started with short walks, building up to long walks before I started jogging.
Keep up the great work!