A Day In The Life {and Nobody’s Perfect}

Hi Friends!

Time for another heartfelt post. It’s been a while, yes?  Here we go.

As a general rule, bloggers are busy people. Whether blogging is your hobby, a part-time job, or even if it’s a full-time job, it’s rarely the only thing you have going on in your life. More than likely, you’re being pulled in a million different directions, trying to do a million different things…just like me. Over the past few weeks, several people have said some version of the same thing to me. It’s been phrased in different ways, from different people- strangers, bloggers I respect, friends- but essentially what it boils down to is them telling me that “I’ve got everything figured out and I balance everything really well.”

While in a way that IS true- I have a great husband, I’m super close to finishing something I’ve been working towards for 3+ years, I have a blog that I love, etc…in another way it couldn’t be farther from the truth.

I’m writing this post to show you guys that even thought I may do a good job of making it seem like i have everything figured out all the time- I don’t. But  that’s ok. I do a lot. I’m a wife, an intern, a blogger, a daughter, a friend, a freelance writer, an athlete. I’m busy. And sometimes I take on more than I probably should. But my heart is in the right place. I’m doing everything I do because I love it. And i’m doing the best I can. And that’s all that matters.

Because nobody’s perfect.

Today I thought I’d give you guys a peek into a day in my life right now. Obviously every day is a little bit different but this should give you little glimpse into life lately:

(Mom, please don’t read this part…I promise I catch up on my sleep on the weekends!)

6:00am- wake up

6:00-7:00- feed the animals, eat breakfast, drink coffee, get dressed, read blogs, promote my blog post for the day, spread the love for some other people’s blog posts

7:00- out the door

7:00-7:30- drive to my internship. If i leave by 7, I can get there by 7:30. If i leave at 7:15, I won’t get there until closer to 8. I’m lucky that for this rotation, my preceptor is very flexible and I can pretty much come in whenever I want as long as I’m there by 9 and then work 8 hours. However, I’ve been choosing to work 7:30-3:30 to minimize the time I have to sit in rush hour traffic.

7:30-3:30- work

3:30-4:00- drive home. Sometimes I don’t leave work until 4 and then i get home around 4:40ish.

4:00-5:00- feed the dogs, unpack my lunch box, throw the ball for tucker, check my email, respond to emails

5:00-6:00- hubby comes home. I collapse on the bed and stare into space, occasionally take a  nap, chat with hubby, try to decompress from the day

6:00-8:00- answer foodie penpals emails, deal with foodie penpals problems, answer more emails, think about dinner

8:00-9:00- make dinner, eat dinner, take pictures of dinner

9:00-10:30- pack my lunch, respond to comments, work on internship assignments like case studies, modules, medical terminology, presentations, etc…, put the  finishing touches on tomorrow’s blog post

10:30-11:30- workout (lately running, or walking the dogs about 3 miles to get my steps in)

11:30-12:00- stretch, guzzle water, eat again

12:00-12:30am- shower, collapse into bed

6:00 am- get up and do it all over again


So there you have it. Like I said, every day is a little bit different. Some days I do get to bed before midnight. Most days I don’t.

As you can from the schedule above, I definitely don’t have things totally figured out.

Am I sleeping enough? No.
Am I eating enough? Usually, but not always…when I’m stressed, or I really don’t get enough sleep, I tend to spend some of the day feeling sick to my stomach.
Am I spending enough time with my hubby? Not always.
Do I call my family as often as I should? No.
Have I gotten so wrapped up in my own life that I’ve forgotten to celebrate important milestones with my friends, like birthdays and anniversaries? Yes.
Am I lifting weights as often as I should? No.

But I’m trying. And nobody’s perfect.

I knew going into this internship that it would be a HUGE learning experience. And it has been. Trying to readjust to working full-time AND keep up a blog has been a challenge. Trying to fit in everything that I need to do during the hours before and after work has been hard.

But each week I’m getting better.

So what am I doing right?

1) I’ve gotten really good at going to bed early on the weekends. In fact, usually on Fridays I come home from work and face plant into bed for 2-3 hours, get up, eat dinner and then go back to bed by 9:30 or 10. Exciting life, eh? And then I repeat that early bedtime on Saturday night. Is that ideal? No. Do I know that I should be getting more than 5-6 hours of sleep during the week? Yes. Luckily I’ve never been one to require tons of sleep. I can function pretty darn well on about 6 hours. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be trying to get 8 hours.

2) I pretty much rock at being an intern. I love what I’m doing and that makes it easy to work hard while I’m there and do a good job.

3) I’ve also been doing a pretty good job at working out. Even though I’m tired. And most nights I don’t have time to get to it until 10 or 11pm, I’m still doing it. And i’ve had some pretty darn good late night runs! Have I been lifting weights as much as I should? No. But when I’m trying to get 10,000 steps in each day, and I sit at a desk for 8 hours so that when I come home I only have 2,000-3,000 of those steps done…something’s gotta give. I’ll choose running 3 miles over standing still and lifting weights. BUT, I know weight lifting is important. So i’m making an effort to lift at least one day on the weekend, when I have more time to get my steps in doing other things. And now that I’m getting more and more used to my schedule, I plan to try to fit in one more day of lifting during the week. 2 days/week is better than nothing.

Nobody’s perfect.

I also know that when I switch to a next rotation, that doesn’t involve sitting at a desk quite as much, I may come home with many more steps…and then i’ll adjust my routine again. Life is constantly changing.

As for spending more time just being?  Just doing nothing besides sitting and relaxing with my hubby? I’m working on it. Do I know it’s important? Yes. Do I have approximately one million other things that I feel like I could be doing at any given time? Yes. I’ve always struggled with that. But that’s just it. I COULD be doing them. I don’t always NEED to be. The world won’t end if I don’t get a blog post up the next day, or don’t respond to an email until tomorrow. I’m trying to remember that. And take a step back.

But nobody’s perfect.

I no longer have the time to physically write a  blog post every day. I’ve pretty much had to learn how to get ALL my blog posts for the week done ,or at least mostly done, on the weekends. It’s been an adjustment. But I’m getting better. I downloaded an editorial calendar widget (who knows why I didn’t do this earlier?!) It’s AMAZING! I can see the entire month, schedule posts out a couple of weeks and see where I need to fill in the blanks.

So, since I like to keep it real here on the blog, I wanted to share all of that to you guys…because I’m sure a lot of you can relate. And this post is a reminder to myself, as well as to all of you. Everyone has busy schedules. Just remember that it’s ok to not have everything figured out. And those people you’re comparing yourself to…the ones you think are totally perfect, when you sometimes feel like a hot mess who has no control over her life? Those people are struggling to get everything figured out too.

Just because they make it look easy, doesn’t mean it isn’t hard.

But just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean it’s not worth it. In fact, usually the hardest thigns are the the things worth working for. Because they’re worth it.

So stop comparing your life to other peoples. Your life is YOURS. You’re doing what YOU do. Not what other people are doing. Find a schedule that works for YOU. Figure out what you care about most and work those things into your schedule. Don’t feel like you have to run 10 miles before work just because there’s 45 other people out there doing it…if you really don’t like running. That’s not benefitting anyone.

And do the best you can…because that’s all anyone can ask of you…and that’s all you should ask of yourself.

I’m a work in progress. Imperfectly perfect. And that’s ok.


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Thanks Lindsay for being honest and keeping it real. I’m exhausted from reading your schedule :-)

    I do admit thinking maybe once or twice that you are amazing and incredibly organized and so on top of things. I know that it’s much easier to say that looking at it all from the outside. We all do a lot and we do the best we can although I too really need to work on the sleep issue!
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  2. i loved this post – keeping it real is always something that i LOVE to see in the blogs that i read! none of us are perfect and making sure people know that is always a good thing. :)
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  3. You’re doing awesome with so many things going on!
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  4. Im seriously impressed that after your busy day you still make time and muster up the energy to fit in a workout. I’m up throughout the night feeding the baby and a lot of the time I think to myself that now would be the perfect time to fit in a workout because the house is nice and quiet – and I’m already awake :) Glad you take the time to rest on the weekends!
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  5. Im amazed at all you cram it….and at how amazingLY you are living on 6 hours sleep.

    if only I didnt need sleep…
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  6. Love your honesty in this post. Sometimes it is hard to take an good look at your life and really see what is happening. No one is perfect.. for sure! I used to strive for perfection, butI know that isn’t realistic.

    I do know that I could never survive on 6 hours of sleep though! I am ready to crash so early!
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  7. Goodness I can’t fathom eating dinner and working out so late! I think it’s a testament as to how much you do love your job. I think you are doing the best and making a temporary situation work for your life!
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  8. Thanks for keeping it real! Before I started blogging, I thought it was so easy. I could post 5x/week all while working outside of the home, take care of my kids, spend time with my hubs, workout, and have fun time. I had a wake up call! It’s not as easy as it looks. I’ve learned that I can’t do everything and prioritize my day. Oh, and planning is HUGE! The editorial calendar is a miracle!

    I’m amazed that you can workout at 10:30!
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  9. Love this post so much! Life is a balancing act and you are doing an AMAZING JOB!! You are such an inspiration to so many people girl! (me included for sure!!) Have a wonderful day and try to get more sleep 😉
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  10. I am SO in awe of you right now! Your day is so busy! I have no idea how I would have the energy to workout at 10:30 after a day like that. Even though you say you’re not perfect, I think you still deserve major kudos for dealing with this busy schedule! I guess I have that to look forward to for my internship next year haha. 😛
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  11. WOWZA, that’s a BUSY day! The good news is that for a couple days you are with me (which, I have no idea when those days will be, by the way…) you will have a 10-6 schedule, which means you can possibly (???) sleep-in!! I actually find that I feel better with 6-7 hours of sleep. I think 8 hours isn’t for everyone.
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  12. Awesome post!! Makes me feel like I’m not alone. I also have a very busy schedule, and sometimes I’m a bit hard on myself for not having a lot of time for certain things, but you are right and reading this helped me put things into perspective.

  13. hey woman, you got that right. Life is always changing. I hate to say it but routines will cause stress sometimes. We have to accept where were are in life, as long as we are working toward a goal. You are not perfect, but attitude it everything and your heart is in it. I totally get that. YOu can sleep when your 50. jk.

    big hug!
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  14. Great post! I like to think I’m imperfectly perfect too! No one really is perfect! I’m super impressed that you are able to workout past 10 o clock and are in bed at 12 and up at 6! I don’t think I could do it so props to you!
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  15. Hey Lindsay – Love this. :) I definitely read your blog (and many others) and think, “how can they figure this all out and I can’t?” I can’t seem to fit a proper cleaning and ANY workout routine into my schedule – but I CAN cook a healthy meal & lunches and get a full night’s sleep and relaxing time with hubby. It’d be nice if it was a little bit easier to do it all? I haven’t been blogging at all, but going along with a Facebook presence instead – which I find to be a bit easier for me for now.

    Thanks for the honesty. I’m often a comparer and that’s sooo bad!

  16. Oh, you’re human? And you’re still amazing?? Yes, I think so!! Frankly, I think itz darn impressive that you are still fitting in working out at all!!! Life is busy like you said and itz important to find the balance that YOU need and works for YOU. Thanks for this day in the life. You do rock!
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  17. As someone who writes for a blog named “Balance, Not Scale” finding balance in my own life is something that I clearly … not struggle with … but am still striving towards not having quite found it yet.
    It’s definitely a goal that I’m aiming for in all aspects of my life. I found this post incredibly encouraging — I can see that if I make time for what I love doing, minimize what I less enjoy (but eventually accomplishing those tasks too) the balance of happiness, work, life, and fitness will all come together.
    For me, it’s realizing that I can’t go in every direction, picking my “battles” and sticking to what I know is best for me. :)
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  18. You are SUPER WOMAN. You are doing your absolute best to find balance in a world of commitments. I am so proud to call you my friend. What a wonderfully written post and a great reminder to all of us. XOXO.
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  19. Wow. I mean damn girl, you jam SO MUCH into your days yet you seem to still be very very happy despite lack of sleep and things. And you know what? You are living your dream right now even if it’s a lot of work to get to that dream — and that’s the bottom line. You are chasing that dream and putting all the work in that’s needed to get there. Even if that means sacrifices here and there along the way. Because NOBODY is perfect, we’re not meant to live perfect lives (tho, wouldn’t that be nice?!) here on earth. I’m proud of you for being so honest friend. I DO, however, hope that you’ll cut yourself a wee bit more slack here and there. Even if it means missing a workout in favor of an extra hour of sleep (like I did this AM, it was just NEEDED). hang in there!
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  20. I’m so impressed that you manage to fit your workouts in so late at night! I get up at 5:40am and commute as well and could not imagine working out at 11:00pm!

  21. I love your honesty…and YOU ROCK girl! What great time management! What’s ultimately important is that you are enjoying what you are doing…period. Busy or not that’s all that matters!

    ~ Jillian
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  22. So true!!! I have many of the same struggles but I love that you said just because it is hard Doesn’t mean it’s not worth it!! :) thanks for a great post!!

  23. Girl! That is one busy schedule! Everyone who gets a snippet of your time in the day I’m sure appreciates it greatly :) Like you said, your heart’s in the right place. I’m excited for you to finish this internship and do a couple fist pumps…and sleep 😉
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  24. I SO glanyou posted this. I thought I was the only one struggling – everyone seems to have it “together” and I feel like I’m constantly scrambling. Thank you! And you totally rock. :)

    P.S. I’m onthe dreadmill while doing my morning blog reading so I can get my steps in. Lol!

  25. Thanks for your honesty, Lindsay. I think we could all use a little reminder sometimes that nobody has any idea how to handle all the stuff in their lives. :)
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  26. Love this post and love you! I often feel like I’m 10 steps behind on everything in my life and no time to get ahead. I think we all go through that! I think you are doing a fantastic job of handling a lot on your plate!

    PS – I can’t believe you work out at 10:30?!
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  27. I can so relate!! Being a mom to a 4 year old autistic little guy is work in it’s self! I am a work at home mom and most people think that means I just sit around and surf the interwebs…..um no LOL. I do pay roll, human resources and marketing for 3 different businesses on top of trying to keep girlgonehealthy going. KUDOS to you, sounds like you’re doing great and that you’re happy with where your life is headed. Kep up the great work!!
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  28. You are a rock star. And thank you for this post. I love it so much! It’s so true, NO one is perfect, and everyone has a bunch of stuff they do, and stuff they don’t. Props to you for working out at 10:30!! I’m usually in bed by then haha 😀
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  29. Wow, impressive to workout so late. I’m defintly snoozing at that time! I’m still working on my balance, and publishing more posts…. Just taking one day at a time for now ;).
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  30. What a great post! I second everything you have said, and feel it’s great that you have reminded us. “The rat race” lifestyle seems to dominate here in the US, and sometimes I am so tired from just thinking and planning that I can’t actually DO anything. Thanks for being honest and sincere. We all need these reminders. Congrats on the great internship too! Your devotion and commitment are obvious. :)

  31. THANK YOU for posting this! I feel the exact same way. When I look at other people’s blogs and they say they’ve got it all figured out, it makes me want to just break down and cry. I’ve got a million things going on (blogging, baking, fitness, work, wedding planning, traveling every weekend, cooking, doggies, etc…) and it is so hard to feel “all together” most days, so I just do the best I can. When I decided to re-dedicate myself to a new fitness plan, that meant adjusting my blogging schedule. It’s hard and it’s good to see other women admit that sometimes you just do everything you can, and that IS enough! Have a great day!

  32. Oh man. I so needed this today! Thanks for the post. Nobody is perfect. So true.
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  33. You know better than to tell your mom not to read something :) I don’t need to read this to worry that sometimes you are stretched too thin. And although we are always missing you, we don’t want you to feel pulled in yet another direction. You are always in our hearts and on our minds. Listen to your body.

  34. I feel like getting more than 6 hours of sleep is a luxury – definitely got used to it during my internship days, but now I wake up at 5 and I’m rarely able to fall asleep before 11.
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  35. thank you thank you thank you! I have been going through scheduling woes all week and its really getting me down. Reading this post reminded me that I am doing what I love and I am pretty awesome at it, considering I’m not perfect. Thanks, Lindsay!
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  36. This is awesome Lindsay and so, so true. I find myself falling into this trap so often and you’re right — there always seems to be that one person who is just so ‘together’….and it’s never me LOL! As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found it easier to give myself a break. If the housework waits a few days or I can only do 3 blog posts one week because work is busy or I need to catch some extra ZZZs, then that’s okay. I want to live my life and enjoy what I do, not constantly be worried about what I’m not doing!!
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  37. You work out at 10:30?? Amazing. You deserve a #noexcuses hashtag. I went to bed at 11:15 last night and you’d think it was 2am by the way I was acting. What can I say, I need my sleep!
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  38. I think you are wonderful and I find inspiration in your blog each time I stop by.
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  39. I really appreciate your authenticity :). I especially appreciate your last paragraph on encouraging every one to do what works for them because I strongly believe that comparison robs us of so much joy. As a newbie blogger (long time reader of blogs, but recently made my debut on the other side of the screen), I love learning about new tools and resources. I have begun an editorial calendar using Google Calendars, but I would love to know which plugin you are using when you have the time ;).
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  40. I bow down to you my friend!! I am not sure how you fit it all in, but you do!! You are such an inspiration to all of your readers. I REALLY appreciate your honesty.
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  41. Your sleep schedule looks very similar to mine. Sometimes we have to make sacrifices (is there a better word for that? comprimises?) for things we enjoy. Whether it is fitness, blogging, social networking, watching TV, playing with dog/child/pet/toys — If it means an hour less of sleep and we get to enjoy something while we are awake, to me that can be worth it. (being healthy only exception)
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  42. I love this post. So real and true and honest. Nobody is perfect, nor should we be. Perfectly imperfect is how I like to put it! Truly. And you my dear, NEED more sleep. Wow that makes me sleepy! But I know you are adjusting to a huge life change right now, so you get a little leeway there (wink), and in time, you’ll get it all sorted out into a good jive (not that you don’t already, but I am sure there are tweaks you want to make too!). Glad you posted this and it makes me realize how much you do and how responsive you are to your readers and other bloggers and that is just simply amazing in itself. XO
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  43. Thank you for writing this post and sharing with us. I completely relare: I work full time in a corporate job and spend most of my free time blogging or working on my blog (cooking, taking photos of food, researching, using social media). I do it as a hobby and find it very rewarding but sometimes I feel like I should spend more time outdoors or working out!
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  44. I LOVE this Lindsay! It’s so refreshing to hear someone not pretending that their life is perfect. You’re amazing and the things you accomplish are amazing too! :)
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  45. So true that nobody is perfect!! Love that! Girl, you kill me with your exercise at 10:30 at night… I’m going to bed then!! It is so hard to work full time plus blog and do everything else!! However, I’m a girl that HAS to have her sleep!
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  46. Wow! Thanks for being honest and real. I’m so impressed you can fit all of that into one day!
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  47. Brittany van Schravendijk says:

    Great blog post! I don’t know how you do it all–impressive that you still manage to get your workouts in despite how busy you are. And the devotion you have to your blog and your readers is admirable. I can definitely relate to this so thank you for posting! :)

  48. The truth is revealed! How neat! Been wondering 😉
    You are in a good place, enjoy it!
    I like the part where you talk about making dinner then take pics of dinner. That’s what I do but with my craft work, and food.

  49. Dude, you weren’t kidding when you said you were tired, were you? lol

    That’s quite the day you have going there, and I commend you for doing your best with the time you’ve got. It’s tough. I know it is. It’s nice, though, knowing that your “I’m doing my best” is noticed by others, I’m sure.

    PS: I’d love to know about your editorial calendar…I could use one. LOL
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  50. I have SOOOOO been there and I appreciate you opening up and talking about it. You’re a dang strong woman and it’s even more strength to admit things aren’t perfect. Hugs!
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  51. You are an inspiration, that’s for sure! I like to think we have varying degrees of chaos. Your hard work will pay off.
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  52. love this post! no one is perfect!
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  53. so impressed you find time to work out!!! no body is perfect– but you’re doing as good as job as you can!
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  54. Oh heavens who ever says they have their life down is most likely lying (maybe even to themselves! HA!) Being and intern is so hard. I don’t miss those days for sure. I was 5 months pregnant at the beginning of mine (clinical that is) and darn near ready to deliver by the end. HA! Seriously I took the exam 6 weeks after finishing the internship and praying my water wouldn’t break in the process. So I feel ya!

    I do have a question that maybe you already addressed once upon a time. Why are you so insistent on getting in all your steps vs. just working out? (I mean that in the most respectable, honest way? Just curious?) Love your blog and all your food ideas! I have tried several!!

    • great questions! when i got my fitbit in april i challenged myself to see if i could get at least 10,000 steps every single day for 6 months! i’m coming up on 6 months October 8th, and then i think i’ll re-evaluate and switch my focus back to workouts and less on steps!

  55. I don’t know if I could do all that! I love, love my sleep. In fact, I woke up at 3am this morning and kept thinking and thinking, so I got up to work on my computer. I am dragging so bad this afternoon that I’m pretty much worthless! 😉
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  56. Yep, you hit it on the money. Nobody is perfect and nobody has it all figured out. I’m working on that everyday too.
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  57. This was an awesome post! WE all are never perfect and even myself I try to mask things but sometimes it’s good to let it all out. Your doing your best and that’s what matters. Don’t give up, you can do it :)
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  58. Lindsay,

    Thank you for sharing this. This is actually something I needed to hear. I haven’t touched my blog for weeks and it’s actually stressed me out to think about it. It’s been taking a toll on me in more ways than one, and right now I’ve been dealing with feeling like the blog is something I’m afraid of, something that makes me feel guilty, stressed, angry, etc. And then I get guilty for thinking that. But it’s true…no one has it all together. Maybe this is just the universe’s way of telling me to take a break, and it’s ok.

    Thanks for helping me realize that no one’s perfect. Life happens, and you just have to let it happen. I’m one of those people constantly comparing myself to other bloggers (like you) and thinking I’ve failed because I’m not like them. But it’s ok, because no one is. And we’re all a bigger mess than we let on!

    Time heals all wounds…when the inspiration strikes, I’ll get back to the blog. But in the meantime, I’ll think a little bit more that it’s ok if I’m not. Life happens to everyone, and we all handle it differently because, like you said, no one’s perfect.
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  59. I think the fact that you wrote this is amazing – thank you for sharing! I am adjunct faculty at 4 different colleges right now and trying to fit in all sorts of other things, and some things go better than others, but I feel like I’m doing my best and you definitely are too! I’m really impressed that you are working out at night too – I’d totally have given that up for sleeping if I were you! Keep up this new attitude – you are doing a fantastic job :)

    And really people don’t mind when you give them a birthday card two months late… Or so my friends tell me 😉
    Jane T. recently posted..motivation + good friends = the best :)

  60. Just going back and reading some of your older stuff.

    I think you are amazing…even more so since you aren’t perfect!

  61. This really is a day in the life of a dietetic intern! I’m about to start my next rotation (clinicals) and I am almost positive this is how my life will be for the next three months (maybe tacking on a little extra traffic time). I stumbled onto your blog through pinterest without realizing I had been following you on twitter for months (social media problems at it’s finest). I was wondering what widget you used to plan your posts out? I’m starting up my blog again and know that would come in handy! Great post, really gives insight to what interns really do.

    • i use coschedule! it costs money, but if you blog about it you get half off for the first year and if people use your referral link it gets even cheaper. it’s really awesome. you can schedule your posts, move them around and also schedule your social media posts.


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