A Day in the Life

by Holly on October 5, 2011

in breakfast,daily eats,dinner,life,lunch,rambling

6:00am: My alarm goes off.

6:05am: My second alarm goes off.

6:15am: My third alarm goes off.

7:55pm: Upon gazing at my iPhone and seeing it flash “7:55am,” I reluctantly yet immediately sprint out of bed and get in the shower. Five minutes later, I dry myself off, open my underwear drawer and find no clean pairs available. I resort to swimsuit bottoms. It’s not the first time.

8:12am: I pull on my favorite pair of peach-colored skinnies, tuck the ties of my yellow swimsuit underwear safely in the confines of my pants, throw on a chambray shirt and grab a hearty, protein-laden breakfast of plain 2% Greek yogurt, two vegan zucchini brownies, 1 banana + a pouch of sunflower seed butter to eat once I arrive at work.

8:42am: Breakfast time.

8:44am to 9:12am: Interruptions during breakfast time. And by interruptions, I mean I find out Kate Middleton’s wedding dress is no longer on public display (now what am I going to do when I arrive in London in 28 days?!?), listen to Megafaun’s “State/Meant” on repeat and read that Denmark has passed the first fat tax.

9:30am: I finally finish my breakfast and do work. Yes, I have a full-time job for a living.

9:41am: Coffee. I need more coffee.

12:15pm: My stomach begins audibly grumbling, meaning it’s time for one thing: lunch.

12:18pm: Channeling my inner Type A (it’s in there somewhere), I meticulously lay out my lunch so I can take pictures for the blog. It’s weird. I don’t document my daily eats anymore, and in that moment, I realize why: I am not patient enough to take pretty, well-laid out pictures of all the food I consume on a daily basis.

12:19pm: I happily devour a whole wheat naan wrap filled with feta, red onion, yellow pepper, arugula + Italian dressing alongside an apple and my favorite crack combination + spelt pretzels.

I also annoy my co-worker by taking iPhone pictures of him. He’s not happy with me.

12:47pm: Hearing my boss shriek in the next room, I jump out of my chair to check on her and in the process, trip over the bottom drawer on my desk sitting open and fall backwards on the ground, landing square on my right bony buttcheek. #truefact #classy

12:48am: I am still laying on the ground with tears forming in my eyes. I am laughing. I am in pain. Really, I would just like to take a nap on the floor.

12:50pm to 5:00pm: I Twitter. I Facebook. I do actual work. I Tumblr. I wish my college roomie a happy birthday. I Twitter. I read blogs. I do actual work. And then I repeat.

5:17pm: I get home from work and boil some water to make a box of Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese.

5:21pm: The faint scent of burning wood permeates the air. Hmmm…yes…that’s definitely smoke…oh shit! I lit the burner underneath my wood cutting board, not the mac n’ cheese pan! And no, I won’t tell you why the cutting board was on the oven in the first place.

5:22pm: Cutting board saved. Water is heating up. All is right with the Everythingtarian world.

I don’t know why I thought showing my ugly feet would be cute in this picture.

5:45pm: I drain my pasta, add the cheese packet, 3 T So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage, 2 T Earth Balance butter, 1 packet of salmon + two heaping cups of rainbow chard to the pan. Dinner is served alongside my new obsession, flavored sparkling water.

6:30pm: Sweat my arse off for a full 60 minutes of hot yoga. Of course, I unknowingly put my mat down to the extra muscly, extra cute + ONLY guy in the room. Suddenly eating 1/2 pan of those vegan zucchini brownies doesn’t seem like such a good idea from last night…

7:31pm: Leave yoga looking like I peed myself. Like all over myself.

8:00pm: Get home, clean the kitchen, talk to my friend Ilsa for an hour, answer emails, prep some freelance work, chat with Mama E, remember I forgot to send my sister a card for her birthday, eat a zucchini brownie slathered with sunflower seed butter in shame, shower and before I know it, it’s nearly 11:00pm.

10:45pm: Lay in bed, say a thank you prayer that I’m still alive after falling AND nearly setting my oven on fire and then, there’s only one thing left to do: lights out.


Lauren http://theclimbingchef.blogspot.com/ October 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm

You’re adorable and your food looks great… as usual. The hot cute guy at yoga was probably checking out your feet too :)

Mama Pea October 5, 2011 at 11:41 pm

You forgot, “Found out I was nominated for Best Voice Food Blog because clearly I deserve it, being the awesome writer I am.”

(That’s me pretending to be you, by the way.)


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 6, 2011 at 12:28 am

Congrats on your nomination, Holly. I was so happy when I saw your name in that category today!

Amy B @ Second City Randomness October 6, 2011 at 6:11 am

I’ve got a similar routine. No idea how everything gets fit in every day, but it’s managed.

I saw those brownies you made. Fabulous. I’m not one to put anything healthy in my desserts, but zucchini bread and desserts of that nature are stupidly good. It blows my mind.

Katie October 6, 2011 at 6:11 am

Congrats on the nomination Holly! I was very excited to see that!

Sounds like a fun Holly Filled Day! You are amazing, and I need to hang out with you, I am sure I would be cracking up all day! xo

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 6, 2011 at 6:25 am

Congrats on your nomination!

Your day sounds crazy but wonderful. :)

Madeline - Greens and Jeans October 6, 2011 at 6:28 am

I think my favorite part of your day is that I could picture your outfit exactly.

Molly October 6, 2011 at 6:44 am

Sometimes I go for a quick run, then 15 minutes later walk over to my gym to do another kind of workout. Did this yesterday only to walk in front of the gym’s giant mirror-wall and discover that it truly appeared that I had peed myself. It was charming.

Lauren October 6, 2011 at 6:58 am

Your life is so fascinating! I want to come spend a day with you and eat vegan zucchini brownies all day long.

Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 6, 2011 at 7:07 am

haha love it. and that dinner looks AMAZING.

Pure2raw twins October 6, 2011 at 7:32 am

congrats on the nomination!!! you deserve it :)

Kailey (SnackFace) October 6, 2011 at 8:07 am

I second Mama Pea! I was actually going to comment the exact same thing as she did, but it would end, “because I’m clearly a boss who deserves this!” Or something equally as gracious.

I LOVE your day-in-the-life posts. Isn’t it funny that those of us who have been blogging forever started out with this format and now have strayed… but when we return to it it’s so refreshing?! I love that! And you! :)

Clair October 6, 2011 at 8:12 am

This is hilarious. And so relate-able.

Courtney October 6, 2011 at 8:16 am

holly! I am voting for you for the Best Voice! Keep rockin :) you put a smile on people’s faces w. your writing and that means a.lot!

Megan (Braise the Roof) October 6, 2011 at 11:06 am

Oh man, I’m glad to see that you’re just about as clumsy as me. I almost fell down opening the fridge door at my office this morning. How that even happens is beyond me. My muscles must’ve been too fatigued from my workout this morning. ;)

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List October 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Dude…can we switch places?? I’d much rather stumble over my open desk then scrape poo off of Clara’s butt right now!

Mackenzie October 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

ummmmmm, currently in rotation= my bandeau swimsuit top as my bra. CAN WE PLEASE GET MATCHING DECODER WONDER TWIN RINGS ALREADY!?

Kim October 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I have to applaud you for being able to do yoga so soon after eating. If I eat so much as a banana before yoga I am nauseated. And hot yoga? You must be superwoman.

Patrice @ Moment To Memory October 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm

i don’t know why, but this post makes me smile. I love your Everythingtarian life!

Brittany October 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Congrats on your nomination. You got my vote already! :D I LOVE that “crack combination” by the way. I died when I tried it.

Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

12:47, really? Hope your tailbone doesn’t hurt.

Hillary October 6, 2011 at 5:21 pm

That whole wheat naan wrap made me drool. Talk about classy.

Congrats on your nomination, lady. You very much deserve it!

Matt @ The Athlete's Plate October 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Congrats on the nomination :)

sofia October 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm

are you one of those dinner before yoga people? please explain to me how you do this. ’cause i usually just go hungry. but i’d like some insight. kthanks.

Sara October 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I love finding out that there are other people who need three alarms to wake up in the morning!

Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 6, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Twitter. Facebook. Actual work. Twitter. Blogs. Actual work……..yup, sounds familiar. :)

sara October 7, 2011 at 8:25 am

Love your blog so much! congrats on the nomination! Your blog always a) improves my day b) makes me hungry c) makes me browse airplane ticket prices d) smile.

Ariffa October 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

careful with your feet pics, I talked about my pedicure on one of my posts and put up a picture of my toes, and now a man with a foot fetish frequently comments about how he’d like to eat my toes on kabobs. Not even kidding.

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