Hey my Darlings!
Thanks so much for all of your comments on my candy bar nut butter. I swear, this is my FAVORITE nut I have EVER made! (No offense pecan and walnut butter; I still love you.)
Here’s a Day In The Life of Kat!
(The Insider’s Look on My Life)
5am – WAKEUP to my alarm screaming at me (jk! It doesn’t scream, but it does wake me up instantly.)
5:15am – eat a SNACK
Right now I have been loving my frozen bananas with my Almond Joy Almond Butter on top. It is the perfect way to start my morning. 🙂
Drive to my early morning scripture study class. It starts at 6am and goes for about 50 minutes.
After we get home I WORKOUT for about 40-60 minutes (depending on intensity and if I’m doing either cardio, weights, both, circuit training, yoga, or dance).
Clean up, get ready for the day, and head downstairs for…
BREAKFAST! Usually around 8:30-9am.
My staple: Oatmeal, and this time with soy nuts, cocoa powder, and cinnamon, topped with a big dollop of peanut butter and paired with a glass of almond milk on the side.
Insert emails for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Now: Schoolwork! From about 9:30am to 12:30pm.
AP Literature (my brain works better in the morning for this subject), AP Physics, or New Testament study (I’m taking two years of the scripture study class this year since I’m graduating early).
LUNCH: Usually around 12:30 to 1pm
An example: This day I had a box of spinach cooked and topped with some smart balance light buttery spread; a toasted whole wheat bun frosted with nut butter and raspberry preserves; and a lovely apple on the side (the apple was really bigger than it looks in the picture – it would probably be considered a one of those 2-per-pound apples).
Continue with my schoolwork if I’m not done yet.
But if I’m done, then I get to have some time getting messy in the kitchen!
Get ordered around by this cutie. Oh, yes, I know what you want, Chip.
I may have a snack in the afternoon, depending on how busy I am and how hungry I am; some afternoons I don’t really want a snack (because I’m simply not hungry), but I do have one if my body says it’s hungry. If I have one, it’s usually something like almonds with a piece of fruit or a green smoothie or a bar of some type (or even some dark chocolate!).
Chores (like dishes, laundry, grocery-coupon clipping)
DINNER: Usually around 5:30pm
An example: This night I made Wendy’s at home, with homemade potato wedges (cut them into slices, sprayed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper, and then baked in the oven for 20-25 minutes), Boca Chick’n Patty, and mixed vegetables on the side.
Catch Chip sticking his nose into everything.
Dessert/Snack: UNPICTURED. I’ll have it if I’m hungry that evening;
if I do it’s something like a couple cookies or a few squares of dark chocolate (before 7pm or it will keep me up) or banana ice cream or a big spoonful of nut butter (yes, you know me).
6-8:30pm – emails / blog / prepare lesson for my sunbeams on Sunday
8:30-9:30pm – read my scriptures / read a book / do my checklist for the next day / just unwind
9:30pm (latest 10pm) – BEDTIME
I have been getting better at getting to bed earlier; I want to get it to the point where I get to bed before 9pm every night. One step at a time.
And that’s it!
I want to start incorporating more college-friendly recipes that I will be using up in college (some of my ideas: lentil burgers, homemade pasta sauce, homemade Italian dressing, vegetarian lentil taco-meat filling substitute, healthier sloppy joes, etc.). What do you think?
Have I ever mentioned I’m homeschooled? Yep, I am – been homeschooled since the end of third grade, and I love every second of it! 😀
P.S. This “schedule” really varies by day, depending on what I have going on that day (like babysitting or family activity or something), so it’s just an average. For instance, I sometimes don’t do my workout in the morning and instead do it before lunch or in the afternoon, so my day gets thrown around a bit.