(Tues) Day in the Life

I love reading other blogger’s “day in the life” posts for a quick glimpse into, well, the life behind the blog. We’re all nosy, right?

Here is a typical Tuesday for me…including my meals of course. My Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s are the busiest days so next time I’ll switch it up.

*Check out Jenn’s blog for more food ideas*

6:52 a.m. (yes exactly)- Wake up without an alarm. This is the latest I’ve slept in without an alarm in a long time. Sad truth.

7 a.m. - Scroll through social media and watch the opening of the Today Show. I’m convinced I have an internal alarm clock that wakes me up right before the Today Show starts.

7:15 a.m. - Make and eat breakfast (the usual two bowls of oatmeal, peanut butter and fruit). Read some blogs while eating.

The day I don’t eat this for breakfast is the day the world ends.


8:00 a.m. - Finish up my sports law reading for class. As much as I love sports, I just can’t get into the “law” aspect.

8:30 a.m. – Pack lunch/snacks/bags and make myself look somewhat decent. Keyword: somewhat.

9:00 a.m. – Leave for campus

9:30 a.m.- 1:45 p.m. - Class. Fun stuff. First it’s sports law, then communication law, followed by a review-writing class. For that class our assignments are reviews of movies, books, TV shows, restaurants, plays, etc. Actually sitting in class is kind of pointless because all of our learning/work is done outside the classroom.

**12:15 – 12:30 p.m. (in between class)**- Eat lunch, finally. As you can see from my Target plastic bag lunchbox, I’m very fancy. Today I had a salad with walnuts, deli turkey, tomatoes and (hidden) avocado with balsamic vinegar. Carrots on the side.

2 – 4 p.m. – Work. While at work I ate a KIND bar and tried a new-to-me gluten-free cookie (unintentional rhyme). The cookies were stale/cardboard like but it could be because someone left the box open. I can’t fairly rate them yet.

KIND bar

Gluten free cookies

4 – 5 p.m. – I contemplated running but decided I’d rather walk while talking to my mom and sister. I caught up with them while walking around campus. My legs are so stiff after sitting all day so walking felt good.

5:15 p.m. – Arrive back to my apartment and start homework.

6:00 p.m. – Dinner! On Monday I made dinner to (hopefully) last me three meals. I had zucchini noodles with sautéed chicken, tomato sauce, spinach, broccoli and 1/2 avocado. Delicious… I went back for seconds.

6:20 p.m. – Quickly catch up with my dad on his way home from work. Today was the first time in a while I spoke to my entire family. Yes, I even said hi to my dog. I text them 24/7 but talking on the phone is so much better.

6: 30 p.m. – Begin typing this post.

6: 45 – 8: 15 p.m. – Homework, homework, homework. The usual.

8:15 p.m. – Eat an apple with peanut butter. I’ve been branching out with my nut butters and am currently loving plain ol’ Smucker’s. I actually bought two jars – one to refrigerate and one to keep in the pantry. Thank goodness because one will be gone tomorrow…lasted me less than a week.

8:30 p.m. – Read some blogs, answer some emails.

9:15 p.m. – Finish up this post and finalize my spin playlist for class.

9:45 p.m. – Hop in bed and watch last night’s Jimmy Fallon. I TiVo Fallon every night and watch it the following day.  11:30 is just way too late for me. I’m guessing I’ll fall asleep 30 minutes into the show, but I’ll be sure to update you in the morning….

How long does it take you to fall asleep? If I’m not watching TV, 5-10 minutes.


  1. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says

    Try Ginny Bakes’s bars! They bars are super yummy! I’ve never had the cookies, but the bars….very good ;)
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  2. Linda @ The Fitty says

    I’m so programmed to wake up early that my friends think I’m weird for waking up at 8am on weekdays.
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  3. pickyrunner says

    I love these day in the life posts too. I should probably do one one of these days… I miss walking around campus to stretch my legs out while talking on the phone with my family! That was one of my favorite things to do.
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    • Emily says

      The weather has been so nice here that I’ve really enjoyed just walking and talking. Would love to see how a day in your life now compares to college!

  4. Liv @ Healthy Liv says

    What type of job do you have? I love that you pack your lunch for college, too. I do that a lot since it saves so much money, even though it makes me feel like I’m back in middle school :)
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    • Emily says

      I have a few jobs :) Yesterday was at an organization on campus where I do graphic design and marketing. I’m also the campus ambassador for KIND bars and I teach spin. Sounds like a lot but I enjoy it!

  5. Lacey @ Runs and Roses says

    I’m the same with nut butters, I usually have a couple different kinds in the fridge to choose from, I’ve been loving the Trader Joes Flax & Chia Peanut Butter. So good!
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  6. May says

    I wake up without an alarm too – I always set one but never end up actually waking up to it, ha! Also, the Today show is totally part of my morning ritual…gotta have Al check on that weather for me!
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    • Emily says

      Same! I always set one just in case. Love meeting another Today show lover. And by the way, I LOVE your instagram/blog!

  7. Ana Valentin says

    OMG that dinner. I need to try zucchini noodles! I’d take out the chicken being semi vegan and all but gosh that looked great!
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  8. Jessie says

    How funny was Jimmy Fallons episode the other night with Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart. I died laughing @ the lip syncing battle!
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  9. Sam @ The Running Graduate says

    Your dinner looks so good!! This brought me back to my college days! My days are similar, but with much more time on campus and no dinner until 8.
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  10. Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says

    I love watching Jimmy Fallon before bed! I used to watch him all the time On Demand last year. I am drooling over your dinner right now! I really need to hop on the zucchini noodles train- yours always look so good!
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  11. Emily @ Sweets and Beets says

    Okay I love that you TiVo Jimmy Fallon and watch it the next day. I was just telling someone how much I love him but never get to see it! I don’t have TiVo but I can always watch online :0) and your dinner looks amazingggg, girl!
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