Every few months I try and write a “What I ate Wednesday post”. My food doesn’t change a lot. All of my dinners are simple and easy to prepare. I would prefer to spend time doing other things versus cooking for hours. I can guarantee that 90% of my dinners consist of meat, vegetables and starch.
So here is a typical day in the life from last Monday. I don’t normally photograph my food so I had to remember to take photos! Here is a day in LOLZ life!
I like to eat before I run. I know a lot of people don’t but I am someone who prefers to eat beforehand. My current breakfast is: home brewed coffee and a waffle with peanut butter and syrup.
Run: 7 am
I ran 10.75 miles locally. One thing I enjoy about where I live is the ability to run so many places around my area. I don’t get stopped by a lot of cars or traffic because I normally run around parks and neighborhoods. South Jersey is much different than most people think!
Shower, snack: 9am
Until this year I was not a smoothie person. With the heat this year, I’ve been enjoying smoothies. My favorite smoothie “recipe” right now is 1 cup of milk, spinach, 1 scoop of protein powder and trivia).
I buy all of my protein, most bars and other things like that from Netrition. I’ve been a loyal customer since college in 2010. We didn’t have access to decent protein powder because we were so far north. I don’t get payed to promote Netrition but I do receive 20% off if anyone purchases anything. It’s the cheapest place to buy protein and shipping normally takes less than 48 hours (that is my favorite part).
Eating at work is always tough for me. Since I work in retail, it’s impossible to tell when people will come in the store. We are normally busy around lunch hour and dinner because that is when people have breaks.
Personally, I cannot bank on having a “lunch break”. Before working at this job, I was never a snacker (I would always eat 3 square meals). During the work day, I normally snack throughout the shift. It keeps me from getting hangry, which is not good customer service.
I love my job but it’s taught me to be flexible of meals…sometimes my lunch is at 10 am…sometimes it’s at 3pm! Snacking keeps me from never getting too hungry!
12:00 pm Powerbar and coffee
I normally walk down the Starbucks and get a coffee. Right now it’s been iced and half the time it’s decaf as well. It’s always got whipped cream though. My coffee from Starbucks normally has about 200 calories (not an exaggeration) of cream.
2:00pm Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
As I mentioned yesterday, I won a lot of peanut butter from my last race. I forgot to photograph my boring sandwich!
I also had an apple and the Greek Gods yogurt…the yogurt was not my favorite because it was so tart. I’ve been enjoying all the NJ (the garden state!!) produce lately.
We got busy again! I was hungry around 4 but I can’t say “sorry customers, forget about you…it’s my food time”. I ended up eating 2 apples and a pear.
Looking back, I eat a lot of fruit, power bars and sandwiches at work. It’s easy, quick and fine for me. It’s hard to eat big meals because you never know when people will come. The worst is getting stuck mid bite and having to greet someone!
On days I don’t work, I normally eat dinner around 5. On days I do work, I eat between 7:30-8. It’s never a big deal but I don’t like to come home and cook. I will either heat up left overs (normally fish or chicken) or cook something that takes less than 15 minutes. I’m not spending an hour cooking after work (or ever LOLZ). I have experimented with the crock pot too but honestly I would rather heat up fish.
On Monday, I heated up leftover chicken and put it on a salad. My “salad” staple is greens, goat cheese, onions, banana peppers, red peppers and a local creamy balsamic dressing.
After dinner, I like to catch up on blogging and watch a little bit of TV. My job isn’t stressful but this allows me to decompress. Around 9-9:30pm, I shut down all of my technology.
I like to relax in bed with a good book or do a little bit of painting. I think shutting down the technology (and not sleeping with my phone in my room) has allowed me to sleep better at night.
So there you have it…a day in my life! I’m not that exciting on work days but I love my job!
Questions for you:
What are some fun snacks you eat at work?
Do you have any smoothie recipes to share?
What time do you normally go to bed?