a typical day.

If you have the chance, check out my guest post at Ashlei’s blog (aka, the Vegster.)  Ashlei was nice enough to ask me to write a guest post on anything that I wanted, so I decided to put up together little ‘photography post.’ 😀

Good Morning! 😀

Tea and oats were eaten in standard form this morning, while sitting in front of  the Christmas tree.  I had exactly 15 minutes to eat, but it still felt incredibly enjoyable with the dazzling drama and glitz of a few colorful lightbulbs. 😀

But I still think it would have been useful to have just a bit more than 15 minutes to clear away any early morning brain-fog.

Look how I almost walked out the door!!

Not that I didn’t mind spending more time in a warm pair of Uggs and striped fleece pants, but…

…phew.  That was a close one. 😉

I managed to get myself out the door in one piece—and wearing a work-appropriate outfit—with a fun, smart lunch packed away in my backpack.

Homemade Baked Beans!

And a raw kale salad!

  • a couple handfuls of raw kale, shredded with hands
  • 1/2 carrot, grated
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • a few splashes of fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Snacks included a red orange…

…honey roasted peanuts…

…and an apple, crackers and a cheesestick.

Plenty of snacks.  I’m finding this works best with my internship schedule, since I never quite know when I’ll have the chance for a “quick” bite.  Normally, I can’t go longer than 3 hrs without feeling tired and/or hungry, so having a little something to eat on hand is an absolute must.

Packed last night. 

Ready to-go this morning. 

Munched on throughout the day.

The 9 hrs. at work f-l-e-w by today!

This week’s internship rotation is going to be at a Long Term Care facility.  Today I visited a local nursing home, and I really, really liked it.  I grew up volunteering in nursing homes and working as a food service worker in an assisted living facility as a high school student, so I tend to feel at home in places like this.  And I love talking with the patients.  Their life stories are so fascinating!  Where else would you hear about living in Holland?  Or being born on a ship while having a father in the navy? 

I love it.

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Dinner; kept simple!

I’m on such a scrambled egg kick lately.  Usually I’ll opt for a veggie-styled omelet, but tonight I wanted straight up—pure and simple—fluffy eggs.  Nothing but a touch of salt and a splash of soymilk.

Crisp veggies were saved for the side, with a dollop of artichoke hummus.

And then I blasted the radio, flicked on the Christmas lights and s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d my way through tree poses, downward dogs and plenty of planks.  A delicious end to a typical day. 😀

Time to catch the final show of the Biggest Loser!!

Question:  What is the most enjoyable way that you stay active?  I change my opinion all the time.  Obviously, my true love is running.  But I also love a good long walk or a deep, energizing yoga session.  These days, I’m even enjoying strength training, which is competely new for me! 😀

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16 thoughts on “a typical day.

  1. I love love love going for walks, thats my thang! especially at this time of year and i especiallly love going in the evening after dinner. Crisp fresh air, ipod on, LOVE IT! its only 9am and i cant wait to go tonight! 🙂
    xx

  2. I love the Uggs 🙂 I don’t like to leave the house without mine when there is this much snow on the ground!

    Everything looks so delicious. Especially the eggs and toast – while i’m not a fan of scrambled eggs, I think eggs on toast is such an underrated meal. I could eat it every day!

  3. Your meals for school/work days remind me of mine! I feel like I take an entire pantry with me, but I have to have something every three hours or I just want to sleep!

    And have you ever tried mixing cottage cheese into your scrambled eggs? It makes them SUPER fluffy and just slightly cheesy 😀

  4. I am loving yoga and walks right now – with exams and stress and holidays, I just need a good relax session! Your eats look delish as always and that beautiful tree! Can I just come live with you?? Please!

  5. I don’t think anyone would complain if UGGs and fleece pants became work appropriate! I sure wouldn’t.

    My choice of exercise is running and strength training. I find that strength training gives me an extra boost of energy throughout the day, while running clears my mind and helps me relax. A perfect balance! Yoga is high on the list as well.

  6. The shoes are amazing. But…the main thing I noticed about your post is your food storage containers. My mom just bought me those and I love them! And honey roasted peanuts looks like the perfect thing to put in those tiny ones. 🙂

  7. I (unfortunately) usually eat my breakfast in the car…so 15 minutes in front of a christmas tree sounds like heaven!

    Glad you’re enjoying your internship – it sounds very rewarding!

    My favorite activity lately is strength training, too! I’ve been doing it every morning for almost 2 months now, and I’m not sick of it yet!

  8. Sarah,
    I just came across your blog – I love Love LOVE your philosophy about nutrition.

    I went to a retirement center every week this semester for my ethnography course, and I agree …the stories I heard from the residents were at once both heart-wrenching and amazing. There’s not much that’s greater in life than simply listening to what others have been through. I will definitely be returning to your site often!! 🙂

  9. I love yoga but haven’t done it in too long. I’m taking some time off while on vacation, but will get back to fitness when I get back home and can get to the gym. The homemade baked beans look delicious. I have yet to make my own. I’m going to grab some molasses soon so I can try my hand at it. 🙂

  10. Hi Sarah! Lately, I’m loving Crossfit. It’s a tough strength workout and I feel so…”Grrrr!” after. Running is and will always be my first love, but I have to keep strength training to keep this jacked up leg tracking its IT band right so it’s a question of which strength workout I’m loving.

    I need yoga in my life. They are starting a yoga class for us crossfit people who miss regular yoga due to schedules. It’s a very beginner class which will help some of the huge men who sling the heavy weights. They actually asked for the class to help their tight shoulders and legs. I’ll share details after I try a class. I’m excited about that!

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