Day In The Life 2017

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Good morning everyone!

My day typically starts with my alarm going off at 4.55am and then again at 5.05pm. And again at 5.10am. I'm a snooze button girl! Can never get up on the first alarm.

I'm up at this ridiculous hour for one important reason: CrossFit! The 5.30am class is the only time I can train due to my work hours, but I actually love starting my day this way. There's a group of us regulars that call ourselves the Sunrise Squad and they are so awesome to train with. 

We had a strength session this morning of front squats (5 sets of 3 reps). I only hit 60kg, which felt pretty heavy to me. But I fixed a few points in my technique for next time, so that's a win for me!

I have to head to work straight after class and the first thing I do is make myself a protein shake. My boyfriend works for a fitness store, so he can always score some awesome protein powders. We are trying out this SYNTHA6 one and it's honestly one of the best I have ever tasted. A shake is the best way to go for me, it keeps me full until my break later in the morning and keeps my tired muscles happy! I even add some instant coffee in there to get my caffeine fix at the same time too. 

Luckily we have pretty good showers at work, and I really need it after a sweaty morning session. Just wanted to share my absolute favorite body wash brand. I know a lot of other bloggers are a fan of Original Source too. Every scent I have tried smells incredible, the lime ones especially. And what makes it better is that they're a vegan/animal friendly brand so you know what you're buying is good for everyone. 

Break time! It's been a little hectic this morning at work. I help deal with dietary needs of people receiving meals and I had to make sure everything was in order. It comes as no surprise that oats are still my morning staple. I still add banana for the protein and I'm a little obsessed with apricots at the moment, especially the sour ones. It's taken me a while to work out a food plan for work (because I hate being hungry) but this satisfies every time. And yes, I sit outside by myself because I'm weird like that.

Home from work now (I do split shifts) which means it's lunch time! I had been having tuna and rice for months but got sick of it, so I'm in the middle of trying to find something new. Today I put together couscous, tuna, and poached eggs. I allow myself a serve of protein with lunch but only with a tonne of protein on top.

I don't want to get my hopes up, but Steve and I have started to consider adopting a dog. It might be too soon, but we found a dog adoption sanctuary that rescue and re-home the most gorgeous pups. There's a few I have fallen in love with and it's been a huge dream of mine have my own dog for as long as I can remember. It can't help to look into our options, especially if it will make us happy! 

Meal Prep Time!
It's not actually for me, but for Steve. He's 4 weeks into his 6 week challenge and is doing so flipping well. I've been making sure his food stays on track by having his meals ready to go in the fridge everyday. I  know, I'm gonna make a great wife someday!

I've made him protein pancakes for breakfast: 
2 egg whites
1/3 cup oats
1 scoop whey protein powder
1/3 cup water

And his dinners are all ready to go too. It's just beef mince patties with spices and stir-fry veggies. He still enjoys them so hopefully it keeps him on track.

Time for my second shift of the day, but not before another coffee hit to get me through. My Dad gave me these Keep Cups before I moved out and they're amazing for when I'm out and about.

Came out of work to the park looking oh so beautiful. This Spring weather is warming me up nicely and putting me in the best moods!

And now here's my meal prep for you guys. I feel like I need eggs at night for the protein to keep me full after a long day at work and taking care of the house. So I made this veggie pie that has sweet potato, peas, courgettes and a little cheese for flavor. It's so tasty and just what I need at the moment. This dish is going to last me the whole week, so I don't have to worry about making dinner. I think that's the best thing about meal prep.

And now a little healthy dessert because I can't resist. Yoplait yogurts are the best in the world to me, I've been having them since I was a kid. I also have some strawberries I need to use up, and some apricots too because why not. Yum!

Nights at our place are very chilled. We just flicked through our junk mail, finished watching Transformers and collapsed in bed. This was a very standard day for me: CrossFit, work, eat, blog, coffee, work, and chill. 

I've been wanting to do another one of these posts for a while now and I hope it wasn't too boring.
I always love seeing reading these posts myself to satisfy my curiosity, so I hope you liked it. 

Let me know if you would like any more posts like this :)
Steph x. 


  1. Oh my god - that veggie pie looks absolutely INCREDIBLE. I would love to steal the recipe for this and give it a go myself! I am so in awe at your meal prepping skills too. I always feel so on top of my game when I meal prep, so I'd like to start trying to do that again! xxx

    1. Aw thank you! I should make that a recipe post sometime. Meal prep saves so much time, it's the best habit I've ever made :)
      Steph x.