It feels sooooo good to be back here writing in this space. HIIIII TO MY PEOPLE!
So I have a honeymoon recap post planned for tomorrow and that’s when I planned on getting back to posting, but I’ve been excited to write and connect more and so I’m going to shift to posting 4x a week and see how that goes. If it’s too much, I’ll step back, but if it feels good I’m going to roll with it. So yay for more posts that I hope you guys will enjoy!
When people ask me what my days look like…literally not one is the same. This week I’m working the weekend (annoying, but life) so I’ve had most of the week free for Nutshell/blog work. Some days are spent on the phone with nutrition clients and on the computer, some days I’m working a 12 hour shift, and some days I’m meeting with people and running all over the city.
Yesterday was a run all over the city kind of day. But super fun! I’d been working from home Monday and Tuesday so it felt great to see people all day – my extrovert was happy. These are my favorite kind of days.
Nick is super structured and disciplined with sleep and routines so now that we live together, he’s been the healthiest thing for my sleep. When he gets home from work at 7, the computer shuts down, work is over, and we eat dinner and spend time together and then literally get ready for bed by 9:30 and I’m passed out by 10. It’s awesome. I’ve had zero sleep anxiety lately now that I don’t work late (I don’t always practice what I preach…I’m human) and my body is loving it. We were up around 6ish and we usually eat breakfast together before he leaves for work at 7:15.
Hot oatmeal with banana and PB for him, eggs and toast with jam + butter plus the other part of his banana and AB for me.
Then I had a quick 15 minute call with a potential Nutshell client and headed to an event with other RDs at La Colombe in the West Village. Since I work for myself (Cody is in Atlanta) I don’t get to connect with other like minded RDs everyday so when I do, I feel reinvigorated…it’s the best.
A few things 1) their new draft latte is insanely good 2) the integrity behind the brand impressed me 3) I was heavily caffeinated when I left.
Plus one of my RD pals, Alyssa, was there so it was fun to see her!
After that, I walked over into Soho to meet the owners at the Better Bean for a quick tasting. I don’t usually do this much brand stuff in one day, but the timing and location worked out so I said I’d stop by and hear about their stuff. The father/daughter team behind the company was super sweet and I was excited about their mission. We chatted for 30 minutes before I had to leave for a lunch date. The milk in the lattes held me over quite well, but I was super ready for food by this point.
Thankfully all this was in the same area of the city so I was able to walk/bike everywhere in 10-15 minutes. I met my friend and mentor, Carrie, for lunch at Ellary’s Greens.
I went with the beet salad with salmon since it was almost 90 degrees and all I wanted was cold things. I thought this came with quinoa or some sort of carby thing so was a little bummed when it didn’t but overall it was really good. Lots of fats that kept me full. Love Carrie, she was awesome and I felt refreshed after 2 hours chatting with her.
We wrapped up around 3 and I headed back home to drop off my bags before meeting Kylie for a walk. This made yesterday super fun! She was in the city for a quick trip and texted me the window of time she would be free and it happened that I was flexible yesterday afternoon and she was staying about a mile from my apartment, yay! We met along the west side highway for a walk along the water. Gahhh, so good to see this girl in person and hug her and talk about everything. The BEST. I love the internet.
I headed back home and walked some more while talking with my friend Jess on the phone.
The salad from lunch left me bloated (not an awesome feeling, but sometimes bloating just happens and it’s normal. and that’s okay) but by the time I got home around 5:30 I was craving a smoothie.
Frozen banana, blueberries, spinach and peanut butter went into the blender with almond milk and I drank it while stretching on the floor.
Then I ate a pb chocolate chip cookie from the Oh She Glows cookbook. You guys, these cookies are insane. Even better out of the freezer in my opinion. They’re like a cross between a traditional cookie and a snack like cookie. So sweet, but not like dessert-y sweet. I love them anytime of day.
I FaceTimed my mom and brother and then Nick got home and I cooked while he unpacked packages. Burgers with sautéed onions and mushrooms over some spinach, roasted green beans and roasted sweet potatoes. Plus some chardonnay. Our plates look hella green because I went overboard on the green bean roasting.
Then we ate frozen yogurt because it was on sale at Whole Foods for $2.99 and my favorite Larry and Luna’s was $7 (hi, budgeting) and went to bed by 10pm.