Wake up around 5:30am.
Do some form of yoga.
Blow dry hair.
Put makeup on.
Find something to wear.
Change multiple times only to put on the first outfit with satisfaction.
Gather laptop bag, purse and food bag.
Get Penny into her pouch.
Head to the kitchen to make breakfast.
Pack lunch and snacks while eggs cook.
Sit down and eat.
Kiss parents goodbye.
Grab everything and run out the door.
Interestingly enough, this only takes me 1-2 hours every day 😉 Haha! Taking my time and enjoying the morning is a favorite part of my day. I also like to be prepared for the day. With a 30 minute drive to work and about 45 on the way back, I spend a lot of time away from home and can’t be tempted by quick “food” options, like drive-thru’s and convenience stores. How do I stay prepared you ask? I just throw some of my favorite snacks in my food bag and I’m good to go for the day. If I’m hungry, I have something good to eat, and if not, I find comfort in knowing I have the option. You know, just in case I break down on the side of the road or get stranded, I wouldn’t want to starve.
Here’s a list of paleo snacks you can find at a normal store near you:
- Larabars. Holy moley, I don’t know how I lived 22 years without them! My favorites: apple pie, coconut cream pie & key lime pie
- Dark chocolate. (I mean real dark chocolate. Not Hersheys!) I like Green & Black’s 85%.
- Portable fruit and veggies that are good at room temp. I love muchin’ on sugar snap peas!
- Nuts. I like to pre-make little bags that are easy to grab and full of variety.
- GUILTY Pleasure: Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups.
- I also drink lots o’ hot tea, water and kombucha.
Remember, don’t rely on snack-age. You usually don’t need to hoard snacks if you’re eating a filling breakfast and lunch. Always plan ahead and you can remain satisfied with your little stock pile of paleo-yums hiding in your purse or desk drawer.