Whew! I just got back from The Marketing Dangerously Social Media Challenge Meetup hosted by Jonathan Christian and let me tell you I’m exhausted! From the 1.45 hour (2 buses and 1 skytrain) trek from my place downtown to Langley + the information overload + meeting LOTS of wonderful people and contacts, I’m shocked I’m not passed out in my bed! But – it was totally worth it. I am so glad I went and met all the great contacts and kind people who are more than willing to help me with my job search I was blown away with kindness. Not to mention the lovely Dr. Mélanie DesChâtelets who drove me all the way home! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
Aside from all that excitement today was Day 1 of Operation Slim Down (OSD for short), and it went very well!
Breakfast consisted of my favourite breakfast of all time – OATMEAL :) If you haven’t already, please check out one of my favourite blogs Kath Eats Real Food (KERF) and check out her dedication to oatmeal. Her posts got me hooked, I foresee that you will too!
My oatmeal mix consists of:
- 1/2 raw oats
- 1/2 cup of almond milk + 1/2 water
- 1/2 banana mixed in while cooking
- Garnished with a few blueberries, the other half of the banana and a few scoops of plain non-fat organic yogurt!
After breakfast it was off in search of some coffee. Upon arriving at one of my usual coffee shop spots – I job searched a bit and came across the job I’ve literally been looking for since the idea of moving to Vancouver entered my mind – a social media job with Lululemon! It’s a digital storyteller position for someone who basically is looking to eat, sleep, breathe their brand and HELLO THAT’S ME!
So after rushing to get a cover letter together I realized that I can’t submit it right away… I need to strategize how I’m going to actually apply – and soon! I need to set myself apart from other applicants If you have any ideas PLEASE let me know – I can use all the ideas and help I can get.
I had a snack of three Ryvita crackers with organic PB and strawberry fruit spread while working on the cover letter to prep myself for Fit Test #1!
It was tough – but here’s fit test #1’s results:
Not bad considering the first round’s numbers were way lower and these numbers are close to my last round’s final numbers. :)
I made myself a spinach, goat cheese, blueberry and avocado salad while rushing to get ready. And off I went!
I had a lovely skim latte at the coffee shop where the meet-up was held to tide me over until I got home… which didn’t end up being until 10pm! I was starved and too tired to cook anything (not to mention it was so late to be eating!) so I threw together 1/2 cup of yogurt, a few sliced strawberries topped with a few chia seeds (more info to come on these nutritious puppies soon enough!) and an Ezekiel english muffin with my trusty PB & J. Whew – eating healthy and balanced is hard work! I will try to do better tomorrow.
On that note it’s late and I’m exhausted. The to-do list tomorrow consists of
1. Following up with some contacts I met this evening.
2. Figuring out a creative way to apply to Lululemon.
3. Insanity – Day #2 Plyometric Cardio Circuit + either a run or hot yoga.
4. Prepare good meals!
(I just wanted to mention that I know these posts are content heavy – and I promise I will start toning it down and keeping it simple… as soon as my photographer gets here!)