Hour by Hour

So… today. I’m owning the crap out of it. I never really know what to do with myself on Mondays. I don’t teach, so basically I feel like an utterly useless member of society.

I did a few loads of laundry, caught up with a high school friend over lunch, ran 7.5 miles with Lauren in the AM, watched more episodes of Pretty Little Liars than I care to admit on Netflix (the acting is borderline painful but the storyline is so damn addicting I can’t stop watching – seriously WHO IS A?!), had a DOH-mestic fail (Colleen I feel you) at twice-baked sweet potatoes that turned into mashed potatoes once I demolished/shredded the “shells” (not my fault they’re so “fragile”), and passed out on the couch at approximately 10:17pm last night.

Today I was determined to be more productive. (ie: Less Pretty Little Liars, more get off the couch and out from under the fluffy blanket and contribute to society.)

6am – Boyfriend has a conference call. Takes it from home. I sleep through it.

7:48am – Begrudgingly get out of bed. Prep French Press for coffee. Try out Newman’s Own Organic Almond Biscotti coffee with my morning yogurt bowl (0% Chobani – cheaper than Fage yesterday, raspberries, Cinnamon Roll Granola (replaced the oil with applesauce), 1T almond butter).

Look at all that delicious, crunchy, Peanut Buttery goodness!

(Far too hungry this morning to take a photo. Just replace the blueberries with raspberries and we’re in business.)

I’m not usually a huge fan of flavored coffees, but this one knocked it out of the park. (Although I may mix French Roast with the Almond Biscotti to get a milder flavor as an everyday thing.)

8:48am – Drop boyfriend at work. Spare him the perils and horrors of the MUNI system.

9:07am – Arrive at gym. Plan to run 7 miles. Get really, really into the latest Runner’s World and By Invitation Only. Run 10 miles. At an 8:25 average pace.

11am – Hit Safeway for baking supplies

12-2:30pm – Catch up on e-mails, make a massive green smoothie for post-run fuel (original almond milk, frozen mangos, lots of spinach, 1T chia seeds, 1T almond butter). Top with far too much Cinnamon Chex to admit on this blog (they taste eerily exactly like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and are GF!). Gag at the thought of store-bought almond butter. Not even close to the good stuff.

Bake the ish out of the afternoon. Brown Butter White Chocolate Pretzel Blondies (Cassie these were such a hit last time they were requested for this weekend’s travels!), Banana White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, (I’ve now made these somewhere around 87 times), and Toasted Cinnamon Agave Almond Butter.

Sample about 11 of each of the above. Lunch has never tasted so good. Balanced it out with a veggie burger and some leftover quinoa mixed with mushrooms, scallions and a soy sauce/olive oil/toasted sesame oil “dressing”.

Bathe. (You’re welcome.)

3:30pm – Head out to teach. 4 classes in 4 hours. Grande iced coffee becomes a necessary survival tactic.

4:15-8:15pm – Teach Pilates. Make them sweaty. Really sweaty. Sweat marks on the shirts sweaty.

8:48pm – Quick dinner of rotisserie chicken quinoa bowls (cooked it in chicken broth, added in fresh rosemary, red pepper flakes, shallot, salt/pepper, goat cheese, balsamic/olive oil). It’s occurred to me I ate too much quinoa today.

Oh. Does that sound too healthy?

Ben and Jerry’s Greek Fro Yo for dessert. Balance right?

10:39pm – Crash into bed before waking up far, far too early for teaching at 6 and 7 am tomorrow morning. (This hasn’t exactly happened yet, but being that it’s 9:44pm already, I really don’t foresee myself lasting more than another hour.)

Last great thing you baked/cooked/ate? Tell me tell me tell me. (I’m clearly still hungry.)

Hope your Tuesday went well! Enjoy your evening! 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Hour by Hour

    • It’s SO GOOD!! WHO IS A?! I’m on the episode where Rend (Rand?) drunkenly breaks into Spencer’s house, and the girls just saw the writing on the mirror (season 1). I’m so addicted!

    • It’s like I hate you a little bit for the delicious recipes because I end up eating at least a blondie at every meal but I adore you for them at the same time! Keep them coming! 🙂

  1. I love pretty little liars, seriously cannot get enough of that show!! I am not even embarrassed of the fact that I love it and parts in the show legit scare me! I NEED TO KNOW WHO A IS!!!!!

    • Oh I KNOW! I’m only on season 1, episode 6 (Fitz and Aria got in a fight after she left her phone at his apartment and A texted her threatening things), but I can’t figure out who it could be! I feel like Jenna is too obvious! Unless she’s not really blind? Ahhhhhhh!

      • oh girl just wait until you get further in!! I wont spill any secrets but it gets intense! I am in love with Fitz!! Why didn’t any teachers look like that when I was in high school!?!

  2. Okay, now I really want to bake but I can’t because the place where I’m currently living SUCKS. My apartment doesn’t have a working oven or stove so I have been literally eating random shit for all of my meals. Clearly, I need to move ASAP for the sake of those blondies!

    • THEY ARE SO GOOD! You must make them. Also – yes, please get a nicer apartment! I’m a little obsessed with the West Village. Jeffrey’s is so fun for a glass of wine and apps at happy hour!

  3. Oh man, I feel you on the PLL addiction! I’m slightly embarassed to admit that I love an ABC Family show so much and on the other hand, I can’t stop watching. Here’s a bombshell for you– you find out who A is in Season 2 but there’s more to the story then you think! And this looks like a few days of delicious eats! And yay for quinoa, it is seriously so versatile, easy and delicious!

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