behind me

I yie yie.

Is it Friday yet?!

It was definitely a long Monday for me and I’m happy to have it behind me!

I was up before the sun this morning and did a quick 20-minutes of yoga to start my day off on the right foot (literally)!

Then I dug into a nice, warm breakfast -


This is my version of Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal using just whatever I had on hand.

Into the bowl went:

  • 1/2 cup Old Fashion Oats
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 cup water

Nuked for 3 minutes and then topped with:

  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar (which I think might have been a bit aggressive, I might do less next time)
  • Golden and regular raisins
  • Dried cherries
  • Sliced almonds

On the side was coffee + soymilk which quickly got transferred to my travel container as I flew out the door.

One Statistics class + the start of my homework later, I was ready for a mid-morning snack!


After this I had my first Orientation to Dietetics class today which I’m super excited for.  The class is basically a bunch of RDs coming in to tell us what they do for a living and allowing us to ask questions about it.  I’m hopeful that after this course I’ll have a clear idea of what I want to do with this degree (right now I have about 1 million + ideas!).

I dug into lunch after this class (there’s nothing like thinking to get your appetite going) which was just a simple turkey sandwich on a whole wheat baguette with lettuce, mustard, avocado and onions.  On the side I crunched on some baby carrots.


Two more classes followed and then I was done for the day!

I ran to the Bi-Lo near school to pick up a few essentials (fruit, brown rice, whole wheat bagels, etc.) and then came home and changed into my comfortable clothes as fast as possible!


I of course had to dig into some of my goods right away :)  Grapes + Luna bar held me over perfectly until dinner!

Which was super easy thanks to the last of our Easiest Ever Turkey Meatballs.


Served over whole wheat bow ties with a slice of bread.

We ended the evening with a nice walk


And now I’m calling it a night!

I have a loooooong day of Chemistry ahead tomorrow :(

  • Natalie @Will Jog For Food

    That’s exactly what my dinner is about to look like too!

    And I had a Luna bar and grapes… great minds think alike ;)

    • Cait

      Haha that’s too funny!! That they do :)

  • emily

    Yay, you’re officially a Dietetics student! I loved the class with the guest speakers (it’s a standardized part of all Dietetics programs) and I promise that Chem won’t be as bad as you think.

    • Cait

      Ah thank you for saying that! I really hope not!

  • Tiffany

    Hey Cait! So proud of you! Keep up the good work!

    I use the microwave from time to time too but I try not to often. I am into a healthy living lifestyle as well and My aunt once told me…if you care so much about what you eat and how you treat your body you should care just as much about the factors outside like using the microwave. I thought about what she said and I think she’s right so I try to limit my use of it. I just thought I would share the message :)

    Thank you for blogging even during your busy schedule xoxo

    • Cait

      Thanks for sharing! I think your aunt might be onto something!

      And of course – thanks for reading!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    I feel you on long Mondays. Today was my first day of law school and it was llloonnnggg. But at least it’s not chemistry ;)

    Love that you make your own Starbucks oatmeal! I should start doing that!

    • Cait

      Definitely do try it – it’s great! And uh, I think law school trumps general chem! Haha

  • Khushboo

    Love that last picture of the sky!! How do you like that flavor of Luna Bar? I normally go for the peanut butter or cookies ‘n’ cream variety but bought it to try!! Considering nuts & chocolate might be the best combo yet, I have high hopes :)!

  • Katie

    That dietetics class sounds like such a good resource to have! Good luck with chem today…sending some extra brain power your way.

    • Cait

      Thank you friend!

  • Jenny

    Ive had a thing for carrots this week – feels good to bring a massive crunch back to any meal :)

    • Cait

      Totally agree – the crunch is the majority of the reason why I love carrots :)

  • Rachel

    I looooved statistics when I took my Masters :D I used to space my “eating time” around my classes lol gives you something to look forward to ;)

    • Cait

      I’m really liking it so far too! And haha yeah, that’s what I do too!

  • MigraineMe

    Good luck with chemistry today! :)

    • Cait

      Thank you!

  • Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian

    So glad you are enjoying your class. I would have loved to learn more about RDs careers while in school. It wasn’t til my internship that I learned a lot more.

    • Cait

      It’s definitely going to be a valuable class for me – I’m really glad Winthrop offers it!

  • kristen @ verbs and vignettes

    sounds like an exhausting but good day! glad that you dump from regular mug to travel mug for, you know, your travels. I love my real mugs so much, I ended up just carrying them along in the car with me. several sloshes, and I think at least two full cups spilled all over my car. you would think I’d have learned at one! but my mug love runs deep… haha.

    • Cait

      Hahaha yup! That’s exactly what has happened to me and why I’ve forced myself to switch over! But I’m the exact same way – I love a mug of coffee. Travel mugs just don’t compare. If only they could make lids for them!!