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It’s really no secret around here that my days are VERY full. I pretty much get asked on the regular, “seriously Amanda how do you pack it all in?“. Some days I look at my planner and shake my head. How did I do all of this and plan a wedding? I think the biggest secret to all of it is planning and prioritizing. Also, when I’m busy, I need to stay extremely task oriented. It’s like when you were in school. What classes do you have to focus on today? Then, what classes don’t have a test till next week? Those are the ones you can put on the back burner till next week. There is no assignment due for teaching until Monday, so I won’t have to grade papers till then. Now it’s about writing posts and preparing for my barre class tomorrow.
Tools For Getting It All Done
First things first. It’s about prepping the night before. I laugh when I leave most mornings. Let’s talk about what a bag lady I can be. When I leave in the morning, I am not home until most nights until 7. I have to plan for lunch, work, teaching barre and blogging. This consists of work bag, gym bag and lunch travelers. How much do I love this structured work bag? It looks extremely high end and it’s under $30. This bag looks like the Elizabeth and James Sling bag for the price of the tax of it. This workout bag is a perfect size.
Numero Uno of Importance
My planner is my lifeline. If it’s not written down in my planner, it’s not going to happen. I used to have an Erin Condren planner. I do love them but it does add a ton of weight to my work bag. I am a monthly over view kind of gal. I need a calendar that has wide monthly days to write into without being too big. If that makes any sense. This planner has been my hands down favorite. Thin, non bulky and just perfectly sized monthly overview. I feel like Goldilocks on this one.
Travel Lunch Bag
This is a loyal reader throwback item. From one of my original posts. What did I used to call this? I am happy to report that mine is still going strong. Pack it the night before, grab and go. Just remember to take it off the kitchen counter. That is a sad day when you leave a perfect lunch on the counter. This striped one is next on my list.
Favorite Energy Packing Snack
Speaking of what to pack in that lunch traveler. Y’all know one of my favorite go to breakfast meals was overnight oats. The only problem with that, it was adding to my list of prep work the night before. I found these new Yoplait® Plenti™ Greek Yogurt and that problem is now solved. This one has whole grains, flax and pumpkin seeds. The best part is that it is 140-150 calories and packs 12 grams of protein. Also, when it comes to yogurt and mixins, before you know it, the sugar content has skyrocketed. I was very impressed with the vanilla that the sugar content was at 12g for the entire container. I have seen some Greek yogurts with sugar content at almost 27 grams. Breakfast is so important because it gets your metabolism going. Under 300 calories is a good rule of thumb and something I tell my patients to shoot for. Plenti™ Greek Yogurt is under 140-150 and keeps you full with the grains and protein. I also have been eating one for a mid-afternoon snack when that bewitching 3pm hour comes. It gives me good energy to get to the second half of my jam packed day. I need good brain food before I teach my barre classes. I reach for. I reach for this and I’m good to go for class and it holds me over until dinner. I definitely recommend checking it out! What are your go to things you need to help you get through the day? Have you tried Plenti yet? What flavors would you like to try? Follow me on Bloglovin || Follow my looks along on Instagram || Get my latest blog posts daily to your email here || Pin along with me on Pinterest || Like Meet @ the Barre on Facebook || Check my latest tweet here