Good-morning from quarantine day 29 over here.
We are doing gooooood. This morning we woke up, poured some coffee, snuggled back into bed for 30 minutes, and then moved our relaxing station outside to get some sunshine.
In my coffee: dark roast with hazelnut Nut Pods creamer.
It looks like it’s going to be another beautiful day here. I’m excited to be starting this day off with you, sharing our week and daily eats.
Before we dive in… I want to preface this post by saying that this post is NOT for comparison – to compare your eats to mine. Rather, these posts have always been and will always be about inspiration.
Inspiration surrounding: new ideas around food; freedom with food; and trusting that YOU can listen to YOUR body and what feels good for you, as I listen to mine and do what feels right for me.
If these posts are triggering for you in any way, please dive into these posts instead.
Tuesday morning started out like the rest of our mornings lately. Pour some coffee, sit outside and wake up with the sun, and then get into the office and start work. (Which on Tuesday, was blogging to you!)
My coffee carried me through the first chunk of my day. I do not intermittent fast, or have any sort of rules around my food – instead, I simply listen to my body. This morning, my hunger never came and I was feeling extra inspired with work, so I just kept going.
Around 11:00 I stopped working to shower, get dressed, and eat before my first client at noon. While I was doing my hair and makeup I munched on this simple wrap: a Siete tortilla (cassava flour), pesto, turkey, salami, avocado and arugula. So simple and tasty!
A few hours later I was hungry again, so I heated up this simple frozen Amy’s Mexican Casserole and topped it with avocado squares.
Yum! Hit the spot just right.
I keep this jar and metal straw, filled with water, with me all day long. It helps me to drink water (I take sips all day, anytime I feel thirsty). No need to count ounces or anything like that. Just keep water with you and drink it through the day. Keep refilling. Some days you’ll drink more, some days less. Your body will let you know.
After lunch I got back to work until about 5:00 pm. Then, Marco and I took Abby for a run together. You guys. Marco has been running with me! I shared on Instagram, but he hasn’t ran with me since 2012. Ha! This quarantine is doing things to that man…
When we got home from our run M pre-heated the oven, got the pizzas and ingredients out while I hosed Abby off. She loves to run through mud and puddles when we run, and honestly nothing could make me happier than a happy/muddy pup (especially when I can just hose her off when we get home).
For dinner we did frozen pizzas: Marco’s was Dijorno pepperoni (I added some salami to it for him); mine was Amy’s gluten free cheese – about 10 minutes into cooking I pulled it out and added salami, artichoke hearts, and arugula. Yum!
Why is my pizza gluten free? To be honest, Marco went grocery shopping and didn’t even know he bought gluten free. Ha! Pizza isn’t the most friendly food on my tummy, regardless of whether it’s GF or regular. So it’s not something we eat regularly, but that I fully enjoy when we do. Worth a little bit of tummy discomfort here and there!
Wednesday morning I accidentally slept in until 7:45. Thankfully, my day totally allowed for it. So I decided to be grateful for the sleep and didn’t force myself to start the day rushing. We wake up as usual with coffee, outside.
Since the sun was already out to greet us, it was extra bright and cheery.
I brought my phone out with me and used the Holy Bible app to read through Philippians, noise on. I loveee how the Bible app reads to me. I am such an audible learner, so I get so much more out of my quiet time using this app.
A couple of my friends and I are doing a Bible Study together on Friday mornings, virtually, through the rest of quarantine. We’re starting in Philippians. I am so excited. We start this Friday.
After my outdoor quiet time with Abber’s, I came back in the house, made a second cup of coffee, and sat down at my desk. To start this workday I:
- ✔ looked ahead at my day and wrote my morning to-do’s
- ✔ answered client emails
- ✔ added money to my IRA
- ✔ checked in with my TGV sisters
- ✔ posted on Instagram about my 10 Stimulus Coaching Spots (see here)
After I finished that chunk of work I made/enjoyed a Birch Benders pancake, showered, and got dressed for the day. The rest of the day was full of some really incredible client sessions.
I am truly honored to do this work. In a Discovery Session (book) yesterday one of the women I talked to said “You’re really good at this.” I told her that I just care. And that I love what I do. I told her that I am just excited about coaching clients today than I was when I started 8 years ago. It’s true.
Last night on Instagram I saw a friend, who is a coach, post that she does not take for granted someone trusting her to hold space for their current experiences and future aspirations. That’s exactly how I feel. It’s truly an honor to me, that my clients trust me to partner with them, to work toward where they want to be.
Instead of taking a break to make a full lunch and sit down, I chose to continue working. I had emails to answer, follow-up session notes to send, and new clients to set up. So, I grabbed a little plate full of yummies to snack on for lunch. Consider this a cheese board lunch – ha! Salami, goat cheddar cheese, and almonds (I mix plain roasted with roasted and salted so it’s ultimately just 50% salt – how I like it!).
I worked until about 6:45 and then added my last two to-do’s to today’s (Thursday’s) calendar. I could have kept working, but I felt the-tireds hit me and chose to add the to-do’s to the next day, so I could do them with a fresh mind.
Each night when I’m done with work (this is especially important for me when I am working from home) I do what I call “closing up shop.” Here’s how it goes:
- ✔ take a look at the following day in my calendar, make sure it’s planned right
- ✔ add any to-do’s that need to get done the next day, to my calendar
- ✔ look at what time I will wake up (set my alarm for this time)
- ✔ put everything away: close up my planner, clear off my desk, take any coffee mugs, etc. into the kitchen for washing, tidy up my space
- ✔ close the door
But before you close the door you must bring the sleepy pup who is ready for you to be off work with you 🙂
For dinner I made brown rice elbow pasta with ground beef and marinara sauce (I use Rao’s sensitive sauce). In my bowl, I added a handful of arugula, avocado, and parmesan cheese. Yummmm. I want more of this.
Good thing I made plenty, because I now have three more meals for either Marco or I. He’s not the biggest pasta fan SO I’m counting on getting to eat at least two of these ;-).
After work, I cleaned up, put away clean laundry that Marco had done (he’s laundry guy!) and relaxed in bed with Crest White Strips – you guys, I love having white teeth but haven’t whitened in so long. I ordered a box on Amazon and now have a purpose for quarantine – haha.
I’ll be back to share more eats with you on Monday (maybe beforehand!). These are fun. I’m feeling inspired to keep them going. Hope you’re enjoying them! If you have any questions, requests, or comments, plop them below!
Have a great day! See you soon!