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Getting to work at 6:45am isn’t as easy as I thought it would be…although utilizing our families Keurig coffee makes the commute much more tolerable.

Working 7am-3pm wasn’t supposed to make me feel like a zombie, but I suppose it’s worth it, since I’ve been able to attend all of my basketball practices.  I can’t believe our first game is in a few weeks! 

[whole wheat cinnamon raisin sandwich thin + peanut flour paste + mashed naner]

When I do finally arrive at my building after walking under the creepiest bridge ever from the lot I pay to park in downtown, I set up my own little breakfast making station at my desk.  Not many people in the office work the shift I do, so it’s nice and peaceful.

A delicious, healthy breakfast is necessary on days like these…like a consolation prize for my pulling myself out of bed at 5am….NOT for a workout.  Somehow, it was easier when I knew I’d be sweating and revving up my body at that time back in the booty camp days.

Mid-morning snack (aka, breakfast #2) = Lemon 0% Chobani + 1 of Katie’s Coconut Almond Macaroons crumbled in.

Before I know it, my lunchtime arrives.

This picture doesn’t do justice to how large my salad truly is.   A huge bed of chopped green leaf lettuce, broken asparagus spears, baby bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and english cucumbers. The large and in charge bottle to the left is a new product which I LOVE and found at Wegman’s.


Mango Vinegar Spritzer

Ingredients: Mango Juice, White Wine Vinegar, Natural Mango Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sulphide Dioxide; 1 tbsp = 15 calories

HUGE fan…although it did cost me about $6.

Before practice, I usually have some type of candy fuel.  These bars are my favorite…Elise’s recommendation.  120 calories, made from brown rice syrup, dates, and other wholesome ingredients.  What you’re not seeing is ziplock baggie of frozen grapes that I ate, too.  Nature’s sugar at it’s best.

After a two hour practice, I’m pretty beat, but it’s a good kind of beat, you know?  On days I don’t have class, I go straight home to get a shower…and then, when I’m out, I devour dinner (hence, no photos).  Usually, it’s something effortless like steamed vegetables (broccoli slaw, peas, snap peas, green beans – whatever is in my freezer), protein (whether it’s ff cottage cheese, grilled chicken, or deli turkey), and carb (brown rice, ww bread, oat cake). 

Then, for dessert before bed, I always have a shake.  I have been using 1/2 scoop Vega chocolate & 1/2 scoop chocolate whey together and it is delish.  Helps me sleep, too!

If you’re counting, that’s two cheeseball “thumbs up” pictures in one post.  I guess I’m a little awkward on camera.  Haha.  Sidenote: Jarid also likes to point out that when I’m alone in a photo, I always tilt my head to the left a little bit.  It’s too funny, now that I look back on all the pics he has of me.

Do you have a signature picture pose?



11 responses »

  1. I’m a head tilter! I have a full face and it can look chubby so tilting it helps a bit 🙂

  2. Haha you are too cute! I’m NOT a fan of waking up early! Thankfully, I don’t usually have to get to work until 9 or so, so I don’t normally wake up until 7 or 7:30! haha

  3. Hello there! thanks so much for visiting my blog! I look forward to reading yours…you are gorgeous! 🙂
    I need one of those Keurig’s! I am hoping my thrifty mom in law ( expert garage sale deal finder) comes through soon. 😉

  4. “A delicious, healthy breakfast is necessary on days like these . . . like a consolation prize for my pulling myself out of bed at 5am….NOT for a workout.”

    you are a girl who speaks my language!

    your coconut almond macaroon contraption looks delish! i don’t do dairy, but i most definitely will try that atop SoDelicious coconut yogurt! double the coconut, yum! 🙂

  5. idk how you do it. I am NOT a morning person.

  6. LOVE your daily routine, so busy!

  7. I need to make shakes more!! I am always too lazy to clean the blender!! (dumb, poor excuse!!)

    yuck for creepy bridges, but yay for quiet, peaceful offices! sounds like a job i would like! 😀

    basketball sounds so fun!!

    happy Tuesday, pretty! 😀

    • ummm…not a dumb/poor excuse…i am, too lol. i use a blender that doubles as a cup, so i just rinse it and put it in the dishwasher…haha. (: if that’s wrong, i don’t want to be right. happy tuesday, love! ❤

  8. I love that you love basketball so much! 😀

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