Having a full-time job (yay!) and an hour+ commute both ways (boo) has left me to figure out a whole different kind of time management than I’m used to. Instead of scheduling time for homework and lunch in between classes, meetings, and internships, I’m trying to schedule sleep and gym time in between commuting, working, eating, and seeing my friends. It’s definitely not easy and I’m nowhere near perfecting the art. And I won’t be until at least 6 hours are added to the day. Or they discover a (legal and safe) drug that allows you not to sleep. Until then, I have to find ways to not feel stressed out and rushed every hours of the day. One solution I’ve found (and I know Anne agrees) is to pre-pack meals. She has some great tips and recipes for lunches, but I’ve been preparing my breakfasts the night before too.
As tired as I am at night, it’s worth it take some extra time in the kitchen after a long day than rushing around it, running late in the morning. I’ve been alternating between driving to work and taking the train and either way, overnight oats have been my morning meal of choice.
Chobani, oats, blueberries, chopped almonds
Eaten on the train or less preferably, in the car when I miss the train … Of course, sometimes I just want some eggs and, however refreshing, a CFY won’t fill the need. Enter: the microwave omelet.
Step One: Crack desired amounts of egg/egg whites into a mug – here, two whole eggs + two egg whites:
Eaten on the train with Dr. Kracker Apple Crisps and a nectarine. Plus blueberry coffee.
Of course, on mornings off, time to make REAL omelets is a luxury I do not give up.
Alvarado St. Bakery Sprouted WW toast, peach with cinnamon, two egg + two egg white omelet with spinach and feta, topped with sea salt and pepper
Breakfast also continuously shows up in the form of snacks:
Barbara’s Peanut Butter Puffins, blueberries, almond milk
Peanut Butter Puffins? A bit overrated in the blogging community, but still pretty good! A lot bigger than I expected, which makes them kind of difficult to eat – but they are crunchy, peanut buttery, and don’t rip up the roof of your mouth!
Also, I can’t stop eating blueberries. If you hadn’t noticed.
And just for fun.
Blouse: Rosebud Belt: Forevs Shorts: Abercrombie & Fitch
Back tomorrow (promise!) with a lunch post! Until then, I’ll be on Lamebook .. I just can’t stop reading. Some of my other favorite time wasters that make me laugh are People of Walmart and Awkward Family Photos. Hilarious! What are some of your favorite websites?