Guest Blog de Chef Katelyn
Before I leave you guys in obvious capable hands, I thought I would give you an update on my foot. Because who doesn’t love reading about feet? Grimey swimmer runner feet, always make me subscribe to a blog...anywho it’s still there and I have tried each of your suggestions. It’s about half the tintness of yesterday and for Chuck’s sake-I won’t post anymore photos.
Hi LolzThatSwim(and Run) readers, and happy Indulgence Friday! I’m Katelyn and I blog over at Chef Katelyn. Nice to meet you!
Okay let’s be real, that is not how I would normally greet anyone. I’m the energizer bunny and would probs give you a hug when I first meet you. Oh hey, let’s be best friends?!
Anywho. Today I am here to talk about well….me. One thing I have realized, is that we use social networking sites is because we really just like knowing things about other people. And when bloggers post their daily routine/diary of a day, I eat it right up. Seriously I think we all like to live vicariously through one another sometimes.
Included with the diary of my day will be my staple foods. Aka, things I cannot and WILL not ever live without.
Ready to dive into the life of Chef Katelyn? Wear your seatbelts chickadees, it’s about to get crazy.
A Day in the Life of Chef Katelyn
6:30 am: Wake up, smell the roses, pet the pups, and eat breakfast. Aka, the most yummy deliciousness in the world, the Cookie Dough Bowl. Read blogs and comment on the ones I am obsessed with/stalk. Then I look at the bottom of my bowl and wish there was more.
1. 1 serving quinoa (1/2 cup cooked)
2. 1 scoop Vega Sport Vanilla protein powder (or protein powder of choice)
3. 1 tbsp. chia seeds
4. 1 tbsp. ground flax seeds
5. 1 tsp. Navitas Naturals raw maca powder
6. 1 tsp. Navitas Naturals acai powder
7. 1 tbsp. roasted carob powder
8. Water, adding more as necessary to liquify just slightly (you still want it to be relatively thick)
9. Topped with: homemade raw almond butter, cacao nibs, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
1. Mix dry ingredients in your bowl.
2. Add liquid slowly, stopping just as the liquid is no longer absorbed into the dry ingredients. You still want the texture to be thick, but have some unabsorbed liquid that will allow the mixture to expand and thicken over night.
3. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for 1-2 hours, I checked on mine after a little over one hour and it was already all thickened)
4. Top to your liking and devour!
7:00 am: Wash my face, do my makeup, do my hurr, and finish making lunch if it’s not already done.
7:30 am: Think about leaving to go to my first class. I am late for everything, so the preparing-to-leave process starts early:)
8:00 am: Sit in psych, wish I was back in my warm bed, and dream about what to eat next (you think I am kidding).
Fast-forward to Lit…
9:30 am: Typically my first snack, unless I am super hungs that day. Typically this includes two Larabars, or a Larabar and a brown rice cake. Who knows, one day I might get crazy and bring a pancake to class. Bee tee dubs, I am obsessed with this class. Mama Hall is my idol. One day a photo of her will make it to the bloggy. One day. (p.s. she was the one who thought of Indulgence Friday!)
11:15 am: Go to the library and either a. do work, or b. read blogs (the better option).
12:00 pm: Eat LUNCH! Besides the fact that it is my least-favorite meal of the day (I hate packing food), it is always delicious. This is almost always a spinach salad with balsamic + salad booster, or a bunch of cut up red pepper, broc, and carrots. The bulk of the meal is always a protein (lentils) with quinoa, topped with either a. homemade dressing (recipes to come soon, why I never used to make my own is beyond me) or b. marinara sauce. Sunflower seeds and raisins are always mixed in. Not optional.
Bee tee dubs if you have ever visited the bloggy, you will know that I put raisins in/on EVERYTHING. Lee and I have organized a Raisins Anonymous…we are being California Raisins for Halloween. Jeal?
2:00 pm: Second snack:) Typically a Larabar or banana with almond butter. Or apple with a giant scoop of almonds. Can you tell I like almonds? Or if I’m not working out for awhile, I’ll do peanut flour paste with sea salt and mashed banana. Go try it.
2:35 pm: Praise the sweet baby Jesus for finally letting me out of class. I’m a senior, honestly senioritis and going out means more to me than anything else right now.
3:00 pm (ish): Work out. This is always some form of cardio (how some people can weight lift 24/7, I have no idea) and almost always some strength. I have a steamy love affair with running, so I usually do that 3-4 times a week, and spin or cross-train the other days of the week. When it comes to strength, I am in loooove with BodyPump, the Hoist weight machines at my gym (these are so cool..you would have to see to believe), KETTLEBELLS (if anyone wants to buy me pink ones for my birthday I am all for it ), and free weights. Don’t free weights make you feel so buff?!
Why those kinds of faces happen, I have no idea.
5:00 pm: By this time I have usually worked out. So I come straight home, and have my recovery smoothie:) Which by the way tastes AMAZING with two oranges in place of the banana.
1. 1 banana
2. 1/4 cup dried dates (I use medjool)
3. 1 tsp. dulse flakes
4. 1 tsp. xanthan gum (optional)
5. 1 tsp. EFA oil (or other oil of choice)
6. 1 (heaping) tbsp. protein powder (I roll with Vega Vanilla Sport)
7. 2 cups water
1. Blend, baby, blend! Enjoy in a bowl, with a spoon. Only way to go.
2. 1-2 hours after le Smoothie, have a high-protein meal. I usually roll with a Cookie Dough Bowl, my favoritest most delicious concoction of all time. It is a CK classic, not a week goes by where you won’t see one of these babies.
6:00 pm: Eat dinner:) This is the meal where I get “creative”. Aka I don’t eat the same thing EVERY single day. Usually. Sometimes. For example, some nights I have lentils, quinoa, sauce/dressing, raisins, and seeds (typical) but other nights I’ll get crazy and make pizza, socca, or even pancakes. If I’m really off my rocker, I’ll have a Bancake.That’s right, pancakes are NOT just for breakfast!
8:30 pm: More snackage. Anything I can find. Larabars, bananas with almond butter… do you see a pattern here?
Sometime late in the evening, I go to bed. And when I say late, I mean 10pm to 11pm late. I’m a granny. You see, I have this thing where I LOVE staying up late, but I also love waking up early! It’s kiiiiiind of a problem, but I consider it to be an advantage since I can stay up late and still watch the sun rise:)
Sleep, eat, repeat!
CK’s Random Lesson of the Day:
Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy! Otherwise life really isn’t all that fun. Did anyone else watch The Magic School Bus when they were kids?! The Frizz is my idol.
Thanks for reading, bloggy boos, and I hope to see you over at Chef Katelyn!
Are we Day in the Life twins?
What are your staple foods?
How are you celebrating Indulgence Friday?