Pie for breakfast – it’s possible! Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats are creamy and decadent, yet guilt-free.

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I slept 10 hours last night! It was amazing and left me feeling like this:

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aka bright eyed and bushy tailed. Also kind of feeling like a sailor in my blue & white stripes and red scarf…or is that Frenchman…either way I feel good. :)

After blogging last night, I laid down to watch a show on English castles (I know) and feel asleep until 8:00. I got up and went straight to bed. Glorious! I didn’t even realize I was that tired until my body literally shut down on the couch – I was asleep in two minutes. It just goes to show you that your body will always tell you what you need – you just have to listen! :D

In breakfast news – I had Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats!

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On a placemat that is reminding me of our Spring Break destination…and it’s not the Caribbean. :)

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In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats (uncooked)
  • 1 fat-free French Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 sliced banana
  • sliced almonds

Mix, refrigerate, dine in the a.m.

Seriously – this bowl is HUGE!! It took me almost 30 minutes to eat last time. I am a total volume eater, so this breakfast is just great for me. Tons of food, not a ridiculous amount of calories and hardly any fat (except good fat from the almonds.) Nice!

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Lunch is perhaps my craziest Kitchen Sink Salad combo…mmm, ever!

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In the mix:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Baby carrots
  • Roasted asparagus
  • Pickles
  • Colby jack cheese

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Sorry pickle haters – I just can’t get enough of them! So much so, that I have to include them in my salads.

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Drizzled with this EVOO Italian Vinaigrette salad dressing – which, on its own, is not that fantastic but when mixed with a splash of balsamic vinegar, is really good! Takes away that “bottled” dressing taste.

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Oh, and a Pink Lady Apple that has definitely seen smoother days! ;)

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So, a couple of people have asked me recently about my schedule. What time I go to bed, wake up, blog, workout, etc. Well, let me just take you through a typical day in the life of IGE!

Night before: Get lunch ready, pre-make breakfast (if applicable), put gym bag in the car.

Day of:

5:30: Alarm goes off – snooze for 10

5:40 – 6:30: Shower, hair, makeup, dress

6:30 – 7:15: Eat breakfast and blog

7:15 – 7:30: Drive to and arrive at work

12:00: LUNCH! :D

2:00: SNACK! :D (it’s the little things that get you through the day!)

4:05: Head to the gym (I use the one at work) and get changed

4:15 – 5:00: Workout

5:30: Arrive home and shower

5:50 – 6:30: Make dinner and eat with Ben

6:30 – 7:00: Blog while Ben cleans up

7:00: Free time!

8:00 7:45: Snack ;)

9:45: BED

Time Management tips:

  • Take an hour or two on Sundays to start preparing dinners for the week by:
    • Chopping veggies
    • Roasting chicken
    • Cooking quinoa/couscous/brown rice type foods
    • Making chili/soups
    • Getting things out of the freezer to thaw in the fridge
  • Multi task! I marinade stuff or roast my veggies/chicken in the oven while I’m taking a shower after working out.
  • Do what you can to prepare things ahead of time, like:
    • Packing your lunch and pre-making breakfast before bed
    • Putting your gym bag in the car the night before
    • Picking out your outfit the night before
    • Putting your shoes by the door so you don’t have to dig for them in the morning
  • Ask for help. If I’m feeling rushed or have all burners going on the stove at once, I have Ben stir one pot while I watch another, etc. Plus, it’s fun to have your mate/kids/friends in the kitchen!
  • Go to bed at a reasonable time. You can’t expect to get up early if you don’t go to bed early!

So there you have it – that’s a typical day in the life of IGE. :D What do you think?

Does your schedule look anything like mine?

Where are the biggest differences?

What are some of your favorite time management tips?

TGIAF!

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