10:45AM – I close up the gym for mid day and head home to handle administrative tasks and eat lunch.
11:30AM – Once I get back home I will usually head to my home office to start working on the weekly check-ins from you fine folks on the If It Fits Me – Coaching Program. I will also take care of any additional administrative tasks on my plate such as: blog writing, responding to emails, reading about the latest in health and nutrition, programming for the gym, returning phone calls, and working on any open projects I may have.
1:00PM – Lunch Time! After an awesomely productive morning of coaching and training, my body is ready to feed. As a creature of habit, I find myself eating pretty close to the same thing for lunch everyday. It usually consists of:
– 7 ounces of lean meat (seasoned chicken or turkey)
– 120 grams of organic sweet potatoes
– 130 grams of apple (Granny Smith or Pink Lady)
– 120 grams of red bell peppers
– 2 Dove Dark Chocolate pieces
My lunch time is usually my time to decompress on the couch for 30-90 minutes depending on what daily administrative tasks I still have to do. I spend this time catching up on one of my favourite shows, mindlessly browsing the webs, reading comic books, or playing a video game (Yes, I am a gamer nerd).
These are activities that allow me to turn off all of the obligations in my life for a short period of time to sort “reset” and prepare for the rest of the day. I think this is a highly underrated relaxation practice that most people don’t do daily because of our hectic lives. But making the time for yourself can be very rewarding and will lead to a better overall balance and quality of life.
2:30PM – By this time, I am usually done unwinding and I head back to my home office to work on additional administrative tasks.
3:30PM – Afternoon snack time. My afternoon snack will very from day to day but I usually pick from a small collection of my favorite snack foods that I know can be juggled to fit my macros. Here is a list of my favorite snack items:
– Snyder’s Of Hanover Fat Free Pretzels
– Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie (These are all natural and vegan and they taste AMAZING!)
– Kirkland Signature Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels (I am a peanut butter fiend)
– Organic Perfect Bar (many flavors to choose from, all delicious)
Come back tomorrow to read the conclusion of “A Day In The Life Of Your Coach”