Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A Day In My Life...
Hey, hey...it's TUESDAY! Yeah, I just bypassed stupid Monday. Mine was all about putting out fires, which is no fun at all. You know that moment when you look at your bank account and realize that someone has stolen your card number and is also smart enough to know exactly how much to charge to keep it from being a felony and done it twice...yeah, that's a fun moment. UGH! Anyway, I took care of that and all is hopefully going to be fixed without too much hassle (I say too much since I've already invested too many hours into the ordeal, but my part is now done).

Anyway, I don't want to dwell on the bad today. I'm actually in a good mood and feeling like things are moving in the right direction! Tuesdays are always a crazy one for me. I'm normally running back and forth from the gym, back and forth from the schools and well...trying to get life done in between. I thought it would be fun to look at a day in the life...my life. Anna did this the other day and I love reading about how others make it work so I thought I would share. I'm gonna pick last Thursday since it was one of my usual crazy days.

4:30am wake up call

4:45am quit hitting the snooze and actually get out of bed

5:15am train a client

6:15am get back home and push the coffee button as fast as possible (mama needs her juice to get going!)

6:20am get Jay's lunch made

6:45am tell Jay he's making me nervous and he needs to get done fixing his hair! Get coffee ready and breakfast on the go for Jay (either a microwave peanut butter protein muffin, French toast in a mug, peanut butter toast or scrambled eggs)

Protein packed peanut butter muffin!
French toast in a mug!

6:50am (sometimes 6:55am on a bad hair day for Jay) leave to take Jay to school and enjoy this view

No joke, taking Jay to school is a highlight of my day. We get to talk and watch this view as I enjoy my coffee and he eats breakfast. Nothing short of amazing!

7:10am hopefully heading back home

7:30am get home and start round two of getting the youngest one out the door on time

7:32am get 2nd cup of mama juice!

7:50am prepare protein oats (who am I kidding, I try to want eggs in the morning, but that never happens - unless it's an off day and it just makes the day feel weird)

Oatmeal with vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, chia, stevia and ice! Yeah, I put the ice on it to cool it off a bit and give it a little extra moister for the protein powder...dual purpose ice there! 

8:05am eat oats! I check email, read blogs and generally prepare for my day here.

8:30am make Max's lunch and breakfast...same options as for Jay

8:45am tell Max to stop with the hair and pick up the wet towels (this happens everyday)

9:00am take Max to school

9:15am I workout!!! (side note: I normally train clients early and/or workout at this time - so, if I workout in the early morning then I train clients at this time.)

10:15am go home to shower

10:30am snack time (I'm like a 2 year old, I need my snacks)

Roasted eggplant with roasted peppers and nooch!

10:45am check email, respond to email

11:00am take a shower!!! Dang is it ever needed at that time!

11:45am plan client workouts, catch up on email and blog a little

12:30pm EAT! Lunchtime! Generally I work while I eat.

This is your usual day in the life lunch of leftovers...salad with romaine, lentil burgers, eggs, nooch and salsa with a side of flatbread!

1:00pm get my afternoon snack (I'm telling you I'm like a 2 year old) and my dinner ready since I work the desk at the gym Tuesday and Thursday nights

Snack of roasted kabocha squash with peanut butter sauce and chocolate sauce...nothing short of amazing!

Flatbread sandwich loaded with roasted eggplant, roasted asparagus, fresh tomato, nutritional yeast and mustard! YUM!

2:00pm go get Jay from school. This takes a good 50 minutes now and it's incredibly obnoxious that the school has not found a replacement for the cop.

3:00pm work at the gym

4:00pm Tony gets Max - just so no one thinks I leave him behind ;)

7:00pm done with desk job, train a client

7:45pm train a client

8:30pm go home

8:45 eat a snack!!! I told you...I'm 2! This is my relaxing time. Tony and I normally watch tv, a movie or read. I try to make it to 9:30pm...

I love the blueberry protein cake with coconut cream!

This is a roasted kabocha snack with protein flatbread or microwave cake layered with vanilla protein powder and vanilla almond milk...so good! Yes, I am fully aware of the kabocha addiction. It's been 3 days since my last kabocha...I need to get to the Asian market soon!

9:30pm-10:00pm pass out!

This is just one day. Other days I develop recipes for clients and work with other clients for training and nutrition. I wish I didn't have to sleep...

Tell me, what is your day like. Any favorite fast treats or meals you want to share? I need ideas for quick throw together eats!

Happy Tuesday friends!

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 5:00 AM  
  • At March 12, 2013 at 7:42 AM, Blogger Cotter Crunch said…

    oh so similar, minus the children. Instead think one hungry triathlete. He needs his snacks like you do. I usually for 3 bigger meals and dessert. I'm grandma.
    Love you! Rest soon, yes?

  • At March 12, 2013 at 8:34 AM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    I have thought about doing this... there's just no typical day for me! My schedule is so weird. LOL! Excpet the food part. That happens like clockwork.

    Speaking of food, I want to shadow you one day so I can follow you around and eat. That all looks amazing!!

  • At March 12, 2013 at 8:50 AM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    Oh fun post! And for some reason, I didn't peg you as a coffee drinker. No idea why. And I'm with you - I have to have my snacks or I get really cranky! And now I need a protein mug cake thing. I still haven't tried to make one. I

  • At March 12, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Blogger Jessica said…

    I love reading day in the life posts like this -- gives such a neat picture into my friends lives that I'd never normally see or even know about. You seriously get a LOT done in your days, very similar to me -- but your food looks way better, LOL. Holy YUM on the kabocha/pb combo -- MUST try this as a snack! Finally got myself some kabocha this weekend, and yup, it's as amazing as you guys have been promising!!

  • At March 12, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Blogger Kristina @ spabettie said…

    such a fun peek into the daily goings on of a friend. and I'm with Laura - can I just follow you around and enjoy your snacks with you? I'll even let you train me! ;)

  • At March 12, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    Hahaha - I love all your snacks - you're the cutest!
    I wish I was the one taking Colin to school in the morning, but since I start work so early (7am), Jay gets to take him. I don't know why, but I just wish I had that time in the morning with him so bad.

  • At March 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM, Anonymous STUFT Mama said…

    Love this day in the life post Sarena. :) SO fun and holy smokes, I thought I was busy. I don't know how you fit it all in. HUGS!!!!

  • At March 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM, Anonymous purelytwins said…

    love seeing what your day is like! you are one busy lady :)

  • At March 13, 2013 at 4:41 PM, Blogger Jolene said…

    LOVE seeing your day! WHAT a busy busy one! but FULL of good, fueling, YUMMY eats!! Love this!

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  • At March 16, 2013 at 3:37 AM, Anonymous Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli said…

    Wow! I am amazed at how you keep it all together! And how you don't forget a kid in there somewhere! Lol Still laughing about the part with the boys and their "hair days"! And I thought I was bad! Oh and just let me know if you ever get tired of just having all boys...I'd be MORE than happy to move in, become your third child, and eat PLENTY of your on-the-go breakfasts, roasted kabocha, or...who am I kidding, ANY meal you prepare!

  • At March 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM, Anonymous Anna @ On Anna's Plate said…

    Dang, Sarena-- your day is no joke!!! I need to start building in some yummy snacks like you do-- I've been getting super hungry in the afternoon and reaching for, um, less than healthy options. :-)

  • At March 26, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Blogger elizabeth said…

    Ice for oatmeal, I'll have to try that! Do you put the protein powder on after cooking? Do you cook it in the micro, what are your proportions?

  • At April 8, 2013 at 9:28 AM, Blogger RunToTheFinish said…

    your day makes me extremely hungry for super healthy food!! love that

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