Talking ‘Bout Shift Work

Good morning 😀 Happy Saturday!

Some of you guys have some pretty darn nifty kitchen gadgets. And can I just say, I’m jealous of how many of you have Vitamixes?! I want! If you haven’t entered my giveaway, you have all weekend to do so :)

Yesterday was my first day back to working all day on Fridays, and let me tell ya – it wasn’t easy! I know, you’re thinking oh, get over it, everyone works all day on Fridays! But I’ve only worked until 10:30 on them for more than a year, and I recently changed my schedule to allow for more time to train clients while I’m not at my full time job, and that included going back to 8 by 5’s.

When I got home, I wanted nothing more than a glass of pinot:




One glass was all I needed! It took the edge off and I relaxed with the husband while sipping on it.


After a couple episodes of watching the Big Bang Theory, the topic of what plans for the night were, came up. We almost decided to drive across town for a night of bowling and dining out, but decided it’d be better economically to stay home and watch 24. hehe. See, the hubski and I are really watching our budget lately. We have some big plans coming up in the next year or so (for each one of us individually, and us as a couple) which involves taking several risks. And anyone knows it’s better to take risks when you’re financially sound, or at least have a nice cushion in the savings account 😉

So while Shane went to get a $5 pizza from Little Caesar’s for him down the street, I made a yummy salad:




Organic spinach, broccoli, meatless balls, goddess dressing. Delish.

When Shane got back with his pizza, he said, “I got some crazy bread for you, too!” He knows I’m a weakling around crazy bread.



Inhaled in 2.5 😀

Next we got wild and crazy and watched three episodes two and a half episodes, and fell asleep during the last half of the third epi of 24, and called it a night.

After eight delicious hours of sleep, woke up and had coffee on the brain:




After a cup or two, I made some pre-long run breakfast:





Love Ezekiel’s English muffins. One with Earth Balance, Maca, and organic strawberry jam, and the other with Barney Butter.



Oh, and a side of B-Complex and probiotics 😉

This was my pre-run fuelage. I was planning on attempting my 6 miles out on the open road after running outside on Thursday, but after the snow last night, and flurries coming down currently, looks like I’ll be pounding it out on the T-mill. Then it’s off to the grocery stores, and then the hubski and I are off to a friend’s house to play in a Euchre tournament!! 😀 The last tournament we went to there, I came out the winner! (and richer ;))

Hope everyone has a supah dupah Saturday!


What’s everyone’s work schedules like? Are you a day shifter, a night shifter, a work from home shifter, etc? I know work first shift 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, so pretty standard here! Plus I train on nights/early mornings/weekends.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. I’m a morning person so I actually put off going to work as long as possible so I can have it to myself. I work 9-6 with every other Friday off. The weeks I have to work the whole five days are tough!

    I love the Ezekiel muffins too.

  2. I remember when my schedule was as hectic as yours, and I don’t know how I did it! I’m glad now that I only work part time and usually get to exercise in the mornings. Evening work outs were challenging for me all of those years, but I always loved paydays:-)

  3. Mmmm crazy bread! I haven’t had that in a long time!!

  4. Hey Paige! I’m a 4X10 girl with Fridays off normally. This month though I’m having to put in a couple Fridays on top of my 4X10 schedule, but that’s how it goes I guess. Virtual hours is a privledge so sometimes I have to work Fridays. At least I’m not missing out on any pretty weather around here.


  5. I am a Nutrition Manager at a gym so I make my own hours…LOVE IT!!! :)

  6. that salad looks great! i love putting warm veggie burgers on top of spinach – i’m sure the balls are great too 😉

    i am a college student so my schedules so weird right now. especially as a senior. next year though i’ll be doing the 8-10 hr/day x 5 days a week in the corporate world – i’m so scared!!! lol

    have a great weekend! hope you have a great t-mill run

  7. yummm the pinot looks awesome, I love a glass of wine after a long week, its the perfect relaxing remedy :)

    awesome pre run fuel!! looks delish

  8. I work a different schedule EVERY day….sometimes really early, sometimes til really late- all depends! Sometimes the flexibility is nice, but sometimes not being able to have a routine is frustrating.

  9. I hate long days like that. I’m glad you had a relaxing evening!

  10. abbynormally says:

    I’d work at home…but I can’t! So I’ll stick with day shifts! I like my free evenings (but I do hate early mornings!)

  11. i need a french press. do you love yours or what girl? seriously, i think i should get one. thoughts?

  12. oh wow i haven’t had crazy bread in forever! i remember being pretty crazy about it too….

  13. Crazy Bread might be the best thing on the planet. And this looks delicious.

  14. If some one desires to be updated with latest technologies afterward he must be visit this
    web site and be up to date every day.
    Seo recently posted..SeoMy Profile


  1. […] happen when they’re full of plans:) At least our Friday night plans got cancelled and we got to stay in and be lame […]

  2. Anety says:

    Recommeneded websites…

    […]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[…]……

Leave a Comment


CommentLuv badge