Commuter Life

I wake up pretty early to catch an express train to get to work now, then I get home so late that I eat dinner and it is bed time before I know it. So my exercise during the week is now walking almost 3 miles per day going between work and the train station. I will do what I can to get in the most activity possible. Additional, how I eat throughout the day has changed up too.

At get up at 5 AM, I get dressed, wash my face and brush my teeth, then I am out the door to drive 10 min to the train station for the sunrise express train, a proper nickname since the sun comes up about 30 min into my ride. On the train I drink about 24 oz of water, take my probiotic and sleep as much as possible. When I arrive at the museum, I eat breakfast and get to work. I have lunch at the usual noon hour with my colleagues and leave with just enough time to catch the afternoon express train home. On the train, I continue to do work and have some fruit for a snack.

My first week commuting meals were:

  • Breakfast: Quinoa baked with whole milk, frozen cranberries and strawberries, cacao powder and cinnamon.
  • Lunch: Dal with brown rice at the beginning of the week and veganized summer corn chowder toward the end

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  • Afternoon snack: Fresh peaches and strawberries
  • Dinner: French onion soup on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Jack-O-Lentil burger from the Bob’s Burgers burger cookbook on Tuesday and Thursday.

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So far it is not a bad experience and I feel like I am getting more work completed. I feel like that has a lot to do with having the opportunity to be with my partner everyday and feeling like my personal life is whole again. Aw, how sickeningly sweet of me to say, but it is true. I say this change has been amazing for me. Of course, at the end of this month there will be the change of no job. I believe everything will work out though. 🙂

Please share any changes you have experienced or are experiencing in the comments below. It can be empowering to hear how others over came their challenges. Hope you have an amazing week!

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