Good morning friends!
I have been contemplating writing a “day in the life post” for quite some time now, but every time I think to do it I either don’t have enough pictures to make it interesting OR I think “that was a really boring/busy day and not the usual…” Well, I decided after taking lots of pictures of my day yesterday that today was as good a time as any to share a “day in the life” with you.
Mondays are pretty late for me, probably my latest night of the week. That being said, every week is a little different and there are always fun little surprises that pop up!
Here is a day in MY life Monday:
4:30am – wake up (I know it’s early, but I am most productive in the morning and I LOVE getting up early…call me crazy..I know!)
4:30am-5:30am – shower, do my hair, makeup get ready for the day. This is the one day I actually don’t shower at the gym because I teach a double class at night so no need for me to workout in the morning.
5:30am – make myself a breakfast scramble with one egg, two egg whites, broccoli slaw and spinach. On the side I had frozen banana and blueberries with an almond milk iced coffee. Yum!
5:30am – while I was getting my breakfast together I also whipped up a frittata for my breakfast on the other mornings of the week. Monday’s are also the only day I eat breakfast at home (unless I take a midweek rest day) so it’s important for me to be prepared and have something that is easy, filling, and nutritious for me to throw in my lunch bag for the other days when I eat between the gym and work.
5:30am – AND because I LOVE multitasking, I also threw together the ingredients for my Vegetable Curry Crock Pot Shrimp Dinner but subbed organic, free range chicken for the shrimp because that is what we had on hand. I have late nights every night this week, so this will be Brian’s dinner for the majority of the evenings.
5:45am – eat breakfast, read blogs, review Bodypump and CXWORX choreography for the night and get ready for the day.
7:20am – Brush my teeth, scramble around trying to make sure I have everything I need as Brian stands by the door and tells me we have to go!!
7:30am – Get in the car with Brian and we head to work/school together. The gym I work at is on the same campus Brian goes to school at, so carpooling is super easy!
7:40am – Arrive at work, put my 5 billion bags away, say good morning to my coworkers and start the day!
8:00am-noonish – work, work, work
12:00ishpm-around 1:00pm – Lunch break! Sometimes I can wait until 1pm or 2pm for lunch, but recently I have been getting hungry early so I have been taking my break a little earlier.
Lunch today was a salad of spinach, romaine, cucumber, bell pepper, carrot, celery, tomato, baked sweet potato, salmon, dijon mustard and red wine vinegar. It was really yummy!
After I enjoyed my tasty salad, I wrote and published yesterday’s Weekend Recap blog post. This was actually unusual for me, as I try to write my weekend recap either on Sunday nights or Monday mornings but neither of those happened this week, so lunch time it was!
1:00pm-5:00pm – work, work, work
5:00pm – Stay at the gym, because I teach later in the evening, but take a moment to read an article about Hyponatremia that a coworker shared with me (because we are both obsessive water drinkers!) and eat a pre-workout snack.
My pre-workout snack was a hardboiled egg and some macadamia nuts.
5:45pm – change into workout gear, get in teaching mode.
6:35pm – Teach Bodypump with a surprising amount of energy. Every time I teach this class, I can’t help but think “how am I teaching this tonight!?” It has always been a struggle for me to workout/teach in the evenings because I just have so much energy earlier in the day I am completely worn out after 5pm…but I manage to do it!!
7:40pm – Teach CXWORX…again I literally think to myself “where is this energy coming from!?” I think my adrenaline is what carries me through both of these classes 🙂
8:20pm – Brian picks me up from the gym and I am more than ready to get home. In the car I eat another snack. Hardboiled egg and sweet potato this time!
8:30pm – Finally home for the night! I am a little hungry, so I had a couple of bites of the Curry Crock Pot Dinner but honestly didn’t eat much because I don’t like eating super late at night.
I still had a hankering for something and then I remembered I bought a bottle of Kevita Sparkling Probiotic Drink.
Honestly, I was pretty nervous to try it because when I first tried kombucha I desperately WANTED and TRIED to like it, but I just couldn’t do it…but this stuff? OMG! It was so good and like a little treat. I loved the bubbles!
I only had half of the bottle and saved the other half for later. I posted about this on facebook and apparently, you can make the sparkling stuff homemade!! I have to try it out…
9:00pm- Get my laundry out of the washing machine (oops, I let it sit in there all day…), pack my bag for tomorrow (which is today) and get ready for bed.
9:30pm – Brian and I get cozy in bed and read chapters 14, 15, and 16 of Insurgent, the second book in the Divergent series. We are at such an intense moment of the book, it was hard to put it down!!
10:15pm – my eyes started to shut as we were reading, which meant TIME FOR BED! Lights out and I was fast asleep.
There ya have it friends!! My first day in the life post 🙂