The Healthy Everythingtarian

finding a better balance in exercise, food and life

Un dia en mi vida August 18, 2009

Filed under: breakfast,dinner,eating out,Indian,lunch — Holly @ 22:53
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This day was both long but uber-productive (minus the fact I did not make a budget or figure out which insurance to choose last night).  For your reading pleasure, here is a step-by-step guide to a day in the life of The Healthy Everythingtarian herself:


6am: My alarm goes off and seconds later, the snooze button is promptly hit.

6:10am: I finally crawl out of bed and haphazardly throw on mismatched running clothes.  I look like I’ve been hit by a bus.  When you have curly hair as I do, the morning is always a surprise as to what shape your hair has been molded into from the night before (this morning: a Medusa + Carrot Top mix)

6:20am: I walk reluctantly out the door and begin my 4-mile run.

7am: I arrive home, stretch a bit before deciding I’m too dang hungry.  I abandon stretching in favor of this:

Peanut Butter Puffins w/ skim milk + naner w/ AB

Peanut Butter Puffins w/ skim milk + naner w/ AB

7:15am: Since I eat mondo fast, it takes only mere minutes to shovel down breakfast before hopping in the shower.  I follow that up with getting dressed, taking my multi-vitamin and spritzing on perfume (Burberry London, in case anyone is wondering).

7:30am: To save myself time, I decide today is going to be a “no make-up day,” although I tell people it’s to let my skin breathe in the fresh air.  In reality, I’m lazy.

7:40am: Out the door to grab a coffee and walk the 1 mile to work.

7:47am: I decide I am not feeling hot coffee after a hot run and choose this instead:

gun powder green mint iced tea

gun powder green mint iced tea

8:05am: I arrive at work, talk to my boss (who is leaving for Paris today – super jealous) and turn on the comp.  I do the norm morning routine – check the e-mail(s), and my bank account.  I save the bank account for last because usually I try to put off knowing how poor I am for as long as I can. Then I work.

11am: My stomach is wildly grumbling.  Enter in new fave snack:


Banana Nut Cheerios (sweet) + sunflower seeds (salty)

12:30pm: I take a working lunch, knowing the Internet guy could call at any minute…

more sweet red jewels (a.k.a. grapes)

more sweet red jewels (a.k.a. grapes)


veggie tikka masala w/ a Morningstar spicy black bean burger thrown in

2:30pm: The ATT repairman calls!  My co-workers know how important this is to me, so one of them gives me the keys to her car to drive back to my apartment to meet him.  I spend the next hour laying on the floor while Jerry plays with the antique wires (I live in an old building – I like to say it has “character”).  I fiddle around wondering if it will ever get fixed….suddenly, all the lights turn green on the modem!


3:45pm: I head back to work in a jovial mood.  Then my dad calls to say he will be driving through Madison on his way back from a work event.  You know what that means?  Free dindin!  I munched on a serving (and 1/2) of these honey wheat pretzels on my way back to the office:

locally made goodness

locally made goodness

5pm: Daddio picks me up, and I show him the new apartment (ahem, flat).  Then we head to the cutest lil’ pizza joint around the corner from my place where we have some kick arse salad + ‘zza:


spinach salad with strawberries, cucumbers, tomaters, feta, candied pecans + raspberry vinaigrette (oh yeah, and a doughy breadstick!)

a slice of pineapple red onion pizza goes missing...

a slice of pineapple red onion pizza goes missing...


as a substitute, Daddy Everythingtarian graciously let me photograph his sausage, green pepper and 'shroom pizza

6:30pm: Daddio has to leave and drops me back off at work to meet with my co-workers to go grab some dranks and spend some quality work family time together.  I love them already.


A Wisconsin classic...Spotted Cow Beer

10pm: I arrive home after laughing my arse off all night.  Blogging time – now that I have Internet, I am happily blogging from the comfort of my bare living room.

11pm: (Which for the record, is in 12 minutes) I crawl into bed, lights out and do the dang thang again bright and early in the morn.  Minus the running.


Stay tuned for an extra special “This and That” post tomorrow…(insert witch cackle here)!


31 Responses to “Un dia en mi vida”

  1. Jerry’s the man! Glad you have internet again!! 🙂

  2. I wouldn’t mind a bare living room but a girl has got to have intarnetz! Woot woot for you!
    Now, I’ve got to try waking up earlier to fit in morning runs as its getting darker these days. What, summers almost over?!

  3. janetha Says:

    snooze for only 10 min? props to you, i take at least an hour. that is why the alarm goes of before 5 AM. mmm i had indian today too, i wish we could have had it together. YAY interwebs! and YAY strawberries in salad! YAY beer. and yay bed.. i need to go there soon. loves to you my lady!

  4. Thanks for taking us along on your day… This was fun! 😉

    So glad you have Internet again…

  5. Lizzy Says:

    Holly you are soo dang funny i love it! When i read the part about what curly hair may look like in the morning i literally laughed out loud! Love it girl! So glad you finally got your internet to work, i dunno how i would have lasted! get it girl! Hope tomorrow is equally as good as today was 🙂

  6. you know what’s weird? i used to be a snooze girl all through high school and college but not anymore. i pop right outa bed when the alarm goes off now.

  7. Anne K. Says:

    Hehe love the timeline! What a busy day. Your new fave snack looks delish, and so does that salad 🙂

  8. i love the descriptions of your day. you make even the mundane parts totally silly and enjoyable to read. A+!


    PS i want me some pizza now. and it’s 7:09AM. thanks a lot, geeeeeeze!

  9. Yay for internet!! Thanks for the time line! Twas fun!

  10. Katharina Says:

    PB Puffins and Honey Wheat pretzel sticks are where it’s at! I’ve been loving on pretzels since my trip to NY lol. I have so much blog catching up to do!!!

  11. Christina Says:

    creative post! i like i like! nothing beats a free din din 😉

  12. Wahoo!! The internet has at last returned! 😀

  13. Whit Says:

    PB Puffins and the internet again! What a fabby fab day!

  14. Those PB Puffins look fabulous! I still need to try those! Glad your internet returned…aren’t computers a pain in the you-know-what sometimes?

  15. jenngirl Says:

    Love the step by step, you definitely had quite a productive day! And bonus for dinner with dad!

  16. justine Says:

    Day in the life, love it! Love all of your foods. Miss me some Puffins big time! My dad loves spotted cow. Have a great hump day 🙂


  17. Internet at last! I’m so glad you are back! Kind of makes me want to give Jerry a big ‘ole hug! You fit quite a lot into one day! I love that you can get ready for work so fast! I really must be the slowest person in the world in the morning!

  18. april Says:

    Yay for the internet! You feel so lost without it don’t you?

    I’ve never been a cheerio fan but your making me crave them now! 🙂

  19. Angharad Says:

    Huzzah for internet at last! And super-huzzah for you saying ‘flat’ and ‘arse’. But not ‘flat arse’.

    What a spiffing day my dear. Yay for fun co-workers – that is officially the BEST. So happy for you for that.

    That veggie masala has my name on it and you know it!

  20. lowandbhold Says:

    Looks like a great day! I’m so happy for you that your work situation is so awesome.

    And um, yeah, that just prompted me to check my bank account. Sigh…

  21. Cindy Says:

    LOVED the Ride-A-Long
    you have a cool day!

    and LOVE Dinner Dates with Dad! they are the BEST!

  22. YEAH internet! Woop woop! So cool. Man we sound like junkies waiting to be hooked up… I love the “day in the life” posts- also guilty of using the “letting my skin breathe” excuse.

    Can’t beat dinner with dad- pizza sounds awesome…pineapple on pizza rocks my world, and LOVING that salad (and the British words 😀 )

  23. SHE-FIT Says:

    Honey wheat pretzels are the best! Hope you have a great wednesday!

  24. Jenna Says:

    hey! i just found your blog and i love it! your eats look delic! i just made my own food blog, check it outt!!

  25. hayleycepeda Says:

    You are one busy lady! I enjoyed this post…can’t wait to see what else is going on! 🙂

  26. Erica Says:

    Fabulous! I wish I taught more in the morning because I love going through my day with that “I’ve already worked out!!” feeling. Great dinner with Dad!

  27. ksgoodeats Says:

    Whenever I go au naturale with my curls, it’s always a surprise as to how it’s going to be the next day. Flat as a pancake, as big as Oprah’s clutch on the world?! Who knows!

    YAY for Internet connection and the use of the word Mondo!

  28. Jenny Says:

    oh how i would love to live a day in the life of my hollz.. especially if it includes that ‘za regularly ❤

  29. leianna Says:

    Those are some amazing eats, especially the dinner salad!

  30. Matt Says:

    That’s a day of tasty food if I’ve ever seen one. I like the Cheerios/sunflower seed combo. And the tikka masala looks awesome, again with the veggie burgers I’ll be buyin’ soon.

    Glad to hear you have internet. Oh yeah, and you’re so lucky you can walk a mile to work every day.

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