Sometimes I don’t practice drinking in moderation. I usually have a glass or two of wine on a Friday and/or Saturday, but every so often that second glass of wine turns into a shot of whiskey and then a vodka soda and then I’m like, “Well, that was overkill Robyn.” And then the next morning I remember why I don’t do that. And I realize I’m 26, not 22, and it takes me like 3 days to recover from a late night out.
I sometimes bring my laptop to bed and lay there for 30 minutes or so reading God knows what right before I go to bed. And then I tell my clients and others to not use electronics for at least an hour before bed. I know, I know….I know. But I’m human too and I’m working on this bad habit.
I don’t take vitamins. I think as a society, we are so over the top with vitamins. Save you’re money, buy nutritious food and let your body rest and sleep when it needs to.
Dinner sometimes means me standing up in my kitchen eating a baked potato with butter, a bowl of cereal with almond milk and carrots with hummus. Then some dark chocolate dipped straight into the PB jar. What?
Contrary to so much of what I write about, I have blah body image days. Maybe once a month, and much less than ever before, but I’m a woman in freaking America. Thank God for grace and truth and stretchy pants.
I snooze for like 30 minutes in the morning. I could definitely be getting 30 more minutes of solid sleep in the morning, but instead I keep pressing snooze and I still can’t figure out why.
She Rocks Fitness says
Yes to all of these…Happy Monday friend and thanks for always being REAL! XOXO
happy tuesday to you!
Jacklyn @ Jack's Balancing Act says
Nodded my way through every single one. I really want to work on the electronics one too. Thanks for the transparency as always and hope you had a great weekend!
Just found your blog and I’m lovinggggg it 🙂
ahhh so glad you’re here! thanks for reading and so glad you’re enjoying 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
The mindless scrolling social media while in bed…I really need to get that in check though!
Why a woman in “freaking America?” It seems a bit unnecessary (and a bit of the classic American exceptionalism) to imply that life in America is somehow harder on women’s self-esteem and body image than other places.
Megan King says
Maybe she means that this is America, where we are supposed to be free to be who we are. 🙂
I think she means that most women in America have body issues due to most of the women we see in magazines, movies, TV shows, etc. and the proclivity for Photoshopping women’s bodies to look much different from how they actually are in real life. So because she is a woman in America, she has body issues sometimes too.
(PS – love this post, Robyn!)
Stacey thank you for taking words right out of my mouth 🙂
Rochelle, sorry if that came off in an offensive way, but ultimately all I meant was women in America struggle with body image because of how the media portrays “beauty” and perpetuates thinness and therefore, I too am human and face those same struggles sometimes. Hope that helps clarify!
Dani @ Dani California Cooks says
Hello! I am so glad that I stumbled upon your blog today! This post made me laugh aloud. I turn 26 this year, and I definitely use the whole weekend to recover from a Friday night out. I used to NEVER get hangovers – I thought it was a super power! I certainly don’t practice what I preach all of the time, even though I know better too. Anyways, great to e-meet you!! I think we have a lot in common!
So glad you stumbled here!! Ahhh, I know girl- I can totally not hang! So glad to meet you too 🙂 xo
Miss Polkadot says
It’s these kind of facts that make you a REAL life RD. You’re having bad body image days. You don’t always have ‘proper’ meals. Yes, you know what’s best but it’s human to still not walk the talk. Given the choice between a ‘only healthy foods and in bed by nine every night’ and an RD with some ‘flaws’ I know I’d choose one like you. (:
Hopefully I always portray a real life image 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement! xo
#reallife friend. I’m so glad you are able to acknowledge and write about it but we all go through this.
so excited to see you this week at FNCE!
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I love this Robyn. Sometimes it is such a relief to read about the real person behind the blog. And a baked potato with butter is always a good idea, no matter where you eat it 😉
baked potato and butter alwayssss! 🙂
I just love your approach to balance! You inspire me so much. I go back and forth about staying on my current track in school to be a nurse or changing paths to be an RD, I enjoy following your journey from RD to nurse, you offer such a great perspective.
Ahhh that’s so tough! Always feel free to email me 🙂
Oh my god! You’re human?!?! Hahaha 😀
crazy right?! 🙂
Love this! Thanks for sharing x
Pragati // Simple Medicine says
Spoiler alert: it’s even harder at 30!
Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen says
Just stumbled upon your blog (thanks for making my brownies!). Loving all of your real life truths in this post too!