The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Stonyfield.
A while back I asked for blog post suggestions and someone mentioned a timeline of a typical work day. Well, this one is pretty typical, with a few exceptions. I actually took a few pictures today, so it seemed like a good time to finally throw one of these bad boys together. Oh, and the times are totally guesstimates. I did my best to remember correctly, but I wasn’t watching the clock like I was on the hour-by-hour post. That will probably never happen again, because it might have been the hardest thing to remember ever.
Maddux has been waking up pretty early this week, so I tried to beat him at it for once. This morning I got up at 5, showered, got dressed, and made breakfast. All before he woke up! I feel like I won the mom lottery.
By the way, Merry Christmas everyone. It’s February 20th. I could have at least used my Valentine’s day mug. I really need to invest in some non-holiday specific dishware.
Maddux woke up just as I finished eating and I fed him a miniature version of my breakfast. Then we took selfies on the couch. It’s an important part of our daily routine.
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
I dropped Maddux off at his babysitter’s house and headed into work. The morning flew by, but I always start dragging during the kids’ rest time. I got a 25 cent coffee and pretended to organize my desk for a few minutes. I didn’t do a good job. I don’t know why there is a paperclip in my dirty keyboard.
I left work and met Ryne at the house. Here is the first not-typical part of the day. It was his last day of his old job so he got to leave early. I grabbed a snack and changed clothes. Before we hopped in the car to get Maddux, we called just to make sure he was awake. He wasn’t.
To kill a few minutes before driving to the babysitter’s, I started working on this blog post. I didn’t get far. Mainly I just sat in bed and stared at the screen. Productivity, y’all.
We decided to go to the playground since it was freaking 80-something degrees outside. The last time he wore those shorts they almost made it to his ankles. Excuse me while I go sob into my pillow.
This is the exact moment that I got an atomic wedgie. No wonder adults are not supposed to use the playground equipment. Also, I did not teach Maddux to run like that. I swear.
This is also a totally unusual weekday event: going out to eat. Especially since we grabbed takeout last night. It’s just been a busy week, I guess. I’m crossing my fingers that the produce in my fridge hangs tight for a little longer.
I know. Our meal of appetizers (the best way to eat, obviously) didn’t exactly photograph well. At least it was delicious.
When we got home, we did the whole bedtime routine. Which I have to admit, ours is not as involved as other people’s. We usually lounge around, throw some jammies on, and brush teeth. He went to bed tonight around 8, but didn’t fall asleep until 8:25.
Ryne and I snuck into the gym and tried our best to make up for all of our lost workouts. We kind of just randomly threw together different upper and lower body moves until we felt tired enough to call it a night.
It’s actually 9:30 right this minute and I’m trying to wrap this post up, but I didn’t want to end it without talking about the only Greek yogurt I’ve ever actually liked. True story. Allow me to introduce you to Stonyfield Greek. Unless you’ve already met. Then I’m just mad you didn’t tell me about it sooner.
There are three main reasons why this is my first real love when it comes to the Greek stuff:
1. The texture is on point. It was recently reformulated to be creamier, and you can definitely tell. I had no clue it was 0% Fat until I read the label. And, yes, I read the label after I ate it. I’m smart like that. Luckily for me, Stonyfield is a brand you can trust.
2. They have a latte flavored Greek yogurt. End of story. No, but seriously, all of the flavors I tried were great. The recently added the Café Latte and Black Cherry, so you should check them out. Total winners. I have big plans to buy the Caramel flavor and mix it with the Café Latte. Think it’ll work?
3. They believe in producing a product with clean labels. As far as I know, they are the only Greek yogurt that is certified organic and non-GMO. Maddux absolutely loves yogurt, so this is a huge plus for me. He’s been eating a baby Stonyfield yogurt but he’s graduated to the Greek now. You gotta let ‘em grow up sometime, I guess.
Oh, and you know I like these things because I went on a personal mission to save every last one of them during the ice storm. When we lost power, I packed them up and drove over treacherous terrain and dangerous ice to take them to the safety of my parents’ fridge. (Dramatic re-telling.) But I really did make sure to rescue them. That is love.
In addition to making the best Greek yogurt, Stonyfield is sharing “You Gotta Try This” tips for healthy fun and healthy living online through the hashtag #StonyfieldGreek. They want YOU to participate, too. All you have to do is share your “gotta try” suggestions and wishes using the hashtag. Some lucky fans will win cups or cases of yogurt!
I’m going to bed now, but I wish I could stay up a little later. Talking about food just made me hungry again.