Hello friends! Someone recently recommended “A Day in the Life” post. This felt kind of ridiculous because I do not by any means lead an exciting life. However, like other things, this is just one of those things I love reading on others blogs! And I figure getting to know someone a little better is always kind of fun.
So for a little background, I’m a nurse in a pediatric ICU. So I work three, twelve hour shifts a week. I know this sounds glorious to many people, but never look at a nurse and say ‘you only work 3 days a week?!”; you may get your head bitten off. 😉 With that said, I DO still get some stretches of days off and for that I am grateful! But because I work this sort of schedule, my schedule is different weekly. Some weeks I work Mon/Tues/Wed day shifts and one week I work a Monday night, a Wednesday day and a Saturday day.
So some days off I’m literally VEGGING on the couch with limited brain function (#nightshift). Other days, I’m super busy!
This post may include affiliate links. See disclosure here. So this is my day from yesterday, Monday, 9/11/17.
Before I begin, I want to recognize all of the people who suffered and still suffer today from losses on 9/11. We will never forget. Also, keeping Florida and Texas in my prayers, especially after this storm passes through and people have to start over.
7 am: Alarm goes off. Some days when I’m off, I don’t set an alarm, I was pretty stinkin’ tired Sunday night but was passing out around 10 pm so I knew I’d be ok waking up by 7. I also don’t usually sleep much later than 7:30 anyway…I had set an alarm for 6:30 but I opted for that extra 30 min 😉
7:05: Set up coffee, brush teeth, make coffee, scroll the internet. (Email, Insta, fb). Trying to get better at going straight to scripture because if I start looking at these things I get super distracted and want to get started with other things.
7:30: Clearly got a tad distracted, but sitting down now for my quiet time and coffee. I used to hop right out of bed and go to the gym. My body likes the gym much better after 30 minutes of quiet time and caffeine :). I also eat my breakfast. I plan to do leg day today and like to eat beforehand! Overnight oats it is. Right out of the container.
8:00: School work. I’m leading a discussion this week for one of my courses and the module doesn’t open until Monday mornings, so I’m reading and trying to get ahead of everyone on the discussion! I also saw this little guy for a few minutes after hearing him outside my window!
A picture from a couple weeks ago 🙂
9:30: Gym time! I did a workout from Nathalie’s Instagram! Her workouts always kill me!
My face says it all.
10:15: Head back to my apartment, start updating this post and reading other blog posts! I love a workout that gets me warmed up, kills me, and gets me back in my apartment in under 45 minutes!
11:00: Eat! SO this is bad. But I pretty much ate oats/yogurt again. whoops. Sorry not sorry. Often on leg days, when I eat earlier (6:30-7) and workout, I need a bigger meal after, so I like to have my lunch when I’m done, but I’ll eat it in two parts. I’ve tried just eating a high protein bar and I feel like I’m catching up and starving the rest of the day. So I ate a HUGE bowl of oats topped with granola (hello carbs on leg day!). Usually I’d add protein powder post workout but I’m literally running out of food (on purpose so I don’t have to move it! lol). so I’m overeating yogurt. Again. I love it so I’m not mad. Later (maybe 1 pm) I’ll eat the veggie portion of my lunch and have a big salad or something! I figure my body absorbs all the carbs and protein better right after a workout so I save the veggies/fats for later!
11:15-1:30 pm: I steadily packed and moved things to my car. I have a method down to pack a few things, maybe do some school work, take a load down. So I’m not having to go up and down the stairs! haha. Also throwing random loads of laundry in. 1:30 pm-1:40 pm: Lunch part two: Quick salad with spinach/cabbage/pepitas/tortillas strips and toasted sesame dressing! It was NOT pretty so no pic. Also had some of these pumpkin spice almonds, a cheese stick, and a square of dark chocolate!
1:40-2:15 pm: 30 more minutes of packing. Clearly this is NOT what my day to day looks like. *eye roll emoji*
2:15-5 pm: Eat this bar because I was still hungry and head over to Starbucks next to my apartment. I needed to work on school work and could not focus in the chaos that is my apartment right now. At 5 pm my brain is FRIED so I’m taking a break.
Iced Flat white FTW. I rarely buy this drink because a tall is almost $5!!! What the! Courtesy of a gift card 😉 .
5pm-6pm: I basically made dinner sat on the couch, and read over my post a zillion more times before posting it (for school).
Fried eggs with roasted broccoli/cauliflower, turkey bacon and cheddar cheese. There’s a reason I don’t only post food!
6 pm: Went on a quick walk! I wanted to make sure I spent some time outside while the weather is so nice!
Still in denial, is beach season over?
7pm-9:30: More school work. Then I wrapped up this post and got in bed for some reading and netflixing. Don’t be fooled, I don’t spend every day off this busy with anti-social never ending to-do’s. But I feel pretty prepared as far as the week goes with school! Not a bad Monday! However, it may have not been my most exciting day to pick for a day in the life ;). But I enjoy reading other people’s regular day in the life posts!
What did you do on Monday? Any fun plans this weekend? What is your favorite Starbucks drink?