Let’s rewind a little bit here. Pre-Second Semester Senior Year, I had my daily routine down: wake up (6:00 am) –> work out –> breakfast –> shower –> class –> lunch –> work/internship –>dinner –> homework/blog –> bed (9:30 pm). I really didn’t have anyone to care about but myself and was pretty selfish with my “me-time”. Although I had a pretty bad@$$ routine, I lacked any sort of spontaneity or really any fun. No bueno. I had to do this before I could do this. Blogs had to be read, homework had to be done, etc. I didn’t make time to go out becuase I was very stingy how my time was spent.
Fast forwarding to my last semester I started to see life changing in a good way. School was ending, I was traveling a lot, and I met the guy of my dreams. All of this mixed together created a different day every day (tounge twister). There was a point in time when I looked at my calendar and had every single day planned for the next 3 weeks with not a single free day to just do nothing. It was exciting because every day was different. One day I’d be in Boulder, the next I’d be shooting videos for Anytime Health, and the next I’d be at an all-day Yoga Sculpt Certification class. I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone by not having complete control over how my day was going to go. However, this non-routine of doing something different every day of the week, took a toll on my body. I love doing a variety of things in life, but I need structure.
The things I like to have control over are my eating schedule and my workout schedule (my me time). As a working woman, I think that this is pretty do-able, as long as I have a plan. The alarm needs to be set, my lunch needs to be pre-packed, and I need to use my time efficiently in the gym. I am thinking that my M-F will all be pretty similar. Wake up (6am) –> breakfast –> gym by 7 –> shower at gym –> work (8:30) –> lunch (12:00) –> work –> dinner (5:30/6:00) –> spontaneous time –> bed (10:00 pm). My weekends will be more spontaneous and have more variety. Like randomly going fishing last night…
If this doesn’t work, I’ll just have to come back to the drawing board and reevaluate things. Possibly become a professional fisherwoman? For now, here is a fun summertime recipe, inspired by Edible Perspectives healthy milkshakes. If you don’t read Ashley’s blog, you really should. Amazing photgraphy, delicious healthy recipes, and she’s pretty fabulous in real life!
Berry Yogurt Pops
-nonfat plain yogurt
-vanilla almond milk
Hmph. I really didn’t measure anything out, but I can tell you how I did it! I whirled everything together in a small food processor. The consistancy was thinner than a milkshake, but thicker than water. Then I filled an ice cube tray with my concoction and placed it in the freezer for about an hour or until they froze.
Next time I make these, I’m going to add some popcicle sticks in so it’s easier to take out of the tray. I’m also going to try Ashley’s milkshake idea and just add more almond milk and give it another whirl!
Do you follow a routine? or are you a spontaneous free-bird?
What is your “me time?”