Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day in the Life: A Typical Tuesday

I am SO glad it’s Thursday! Only one more day until the weekend!

This week has been crazy…and it won’t be ending anytime soon. I have 4 weeks from yesterday (Wednesday) until my defense so I have lots of work and preparation to do in the next month. But bear with me, I’ll be posting as best I can, I promise!

I love reading Day in the Life posts so I decided to share a typical Tuesday in my life:

My alarm goes off at 7:00 am. I actually get up anywhere from 7:05-7:15…I’m the queen of the snooze button!

I take a shower, do my hair and makeup, get dressed, brush teeth, all that getting ready stuff, and go into the kitchen to make breakfast while Zach walks Zoe.

We have a protein shake every morning for breakfast. It’s usually unsweetened Silk vanilla almond milk, chocolate whey protein powder, a banana, spinach, and ice.

I honestly never get sick of having this for breakfast. I love chocolate!

Then we get in the car about 8:00 and head to campus. We get to our offices about 8:25-8:30, depending on traffic.

I spend the morning working and then eat a light snack at about 11:45 am while Zach eats lunch. I’m headed to lunchtime power yoga at 12:30 so I stick to something light before class.

Luna bars are one of my staple snacks. I LOVE them!

I leave the union at 12:15 and walk over to the gym for power yoga.

I absolutely love this class. It’s way challenging, especially since I’m so un-flexible as a runner, but I’m improving every class and feel so refreshed after!

After class at 1:30 I head back over to my office and eat lunch.

I usually have salad with spinach, cucumber, pecans or walnuts, and honey mustard dressing. I love adding tomatoes so when they are in season they will definitely be making an appearance!

After lunch, it’s back to work! Sometimes I continue working in my office. Other days, I head to the lab.

I keep on working until about 3:25, when I have to head downstairs for graduate seminar, which is the single most boring thing I do all week. I have no attention span to watch a presentation at this point in the day!

I keep myself awake by eating my afternoon snack, which is usually an apple with peanut butter or a Chobani.

After seminar ends at 5:00 pm, Zach and I pack up and head home. I can’t wait to see Zoe…I always miss her all day!

Zach, Zoe and I go for a walk for about 30-45 minutes, then we come home and cook dinner.

This Tuesday, we had cajun lime tilapia (recipe to come – SO GOOD!), green beans, and brown rice. It was so good!

After dinner, we usually watch TV, play with Zoe, and continue working. The work in grad school never ends!

I take Zoe out one last time around 11:00 pm and we head to bed between 11:30 and 12.

Not the most exciting Tuesday routine but that’s my typical Tuesday!

Tell me about your day! Do you have the same schedule every day or does your schedule switch up day to day?

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  1. Tilapia is the shizzz! So are Luna bars.
    Okay, everyone and their second mother is doing yoga. I totally should start. I want to be bennnndy :)

  2. I love that you can take the power yoga class. They do not offer anything like that here and I am super excited to move back to the states and start taking fun classes!

  3. Our schedule is pretty much the same. I must do a similar post soon. Would love that fish recipe!

  4. I sit in the basement and work on design. Exciting life of a senior chemical engineer. Good luck with your thesis.