A Day in the Life

Some of my most popular posts over on TLSM were “a day in the life” posts. I love writing them and documenting my day and then hearing how everyone else’s days go in comparison. We all have our own unique routines and I always find there’s something new to learn or take away from someone’s habits. Here’s my day…

4:15am – Alarm goes off,  up and out of bed immediately. After waking up exhausted and sore the last 2 days, it was great to wake up with energy and ready to start my day. I scroll through my phone for a few (I know! Bad habit!), change for the gym and take a swig of iced coffee from the fridge.

4:30am – Light a candle and sit down to meditate. When the timer went off to get up, I just wanted to stay. I went through my mantra a few more times then got up.

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4:50am – Workout! I was planning to run and do a strength workout but with plans to go to yoga and a rough couple days physically, I decided to not overdue it and stuck to my planned 2 ½ mile run. It was tough but it felt really good. After finishing my run I walk a bit to finish the episode of my podcast and post to social…don’t judge! 😉

5:45am  – Back home and time to get ready. This particular day was International Women’s Day and A Day Without A Woman. While I did go to work (I realized it would impact me and my work week more to skip…which is probably part of the point) but I made sure to wear red to stand unified with my soul sisters.

6:15am – Time for coffee, packing my bag for the day, and breakfast. I made an avocado chocolate smoothie with a coconut-fat-filled coffee. Yum!

7:00am – Time to do the final jog around the apartment to get ready and actually get my booty out the door. While driving to work, I listened to Brene Brown’s ‘Rising Strong.’

7:45am – I’ve arrived to work. I get clocked in and settled to work for awhile. I have a quick convo with a coworker about The People vs. OJ Simpson mini series which I finished watching the night before. While I work, I listen to podcasts.

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12:45pm – Time for a break! I shut my office door, turn off the lights and cozy up in a chair for a 10 minute meditation. This is my favorite way to reset the day, regardless of how it’s going.

1:00pm – Lunch! I have a horrible habit of eating at my desk so I grab my lunch and bring it back to my desk to eat and work. Today’s lunch is hard boiled eggs, steamed broccoli, smashed sweet potatoes, and 1 Tbsp chipotle like mayo.

4:00pm – Time to go! I have an appointment with the chiropractor today so I head to GR for that appointment. Since I get there a bit early, I take the opportunity to eat part of my packed dinner while I wait in my car until it’s a better time to head inside.

5:00pm – Chiro. This was a much needed adjustment.

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5:30pm – I arrive at my yoga studio. I’m a bit early, but head inside, lay down my mat and rest in supported fish pose until class starts.

7:15pm – Class is over, time to head home.

7:50pm – Finally home for the day. I make a snack of full fat coconut milk, almond butter, cinnamon and pecans, make a mug of Natural Calm, watch 2 episodes of The Office and catch up on my email.

9:00pm – Time to shut down for the evening. I brush my teeth, journal for a few and shut out the lights. Some nights I take a few minutes to read but tonight, I’m just ready to sleep. I listen to a super short guided meditation while I lay in bed.

8 thoughts on “A Day in the Life”

    1. They say that we’re more productive when we meditate, so I’m sure you’ll hardly miss it if you find that extra 2-3 minutes. I do 10 in the morning, 10 before lunch and 2-3 as I’m laying in bed, if that helps give you any ideas. 🙂

  1. I have a similar post coming in a few months. I LOVE day in the life posts. props to you for mediating I need to!

    1. Girl, you MUST start! I seriously feel like it’s life changing and since you have your hands full with a new baby, I’m sure it will be even more beneficial for you!

  2. Very productive! Do you find it challenging to run outside in the winter where you live? I think you mentioned you live in a cold place like I do. I love taking some time to myself in the mornings during breakfast to soak in some quiet alone time before heading to work.

    1. Yes! I live in Michigan, so definitely a cold place, but truthfully being a girl born and raised in Illinois, I had the hardest time at first with the (unexpected) hills in Michigan; totally wasn’t expecting it. I started running on the treadmill at the fitness center in my old apartment and was lucky enough that my new apartment has a fitness center too. I’ve hardly run outside at all but my new neighborhood is beautiful with great trails so I’m hoping to brave those hills more as the weather warms up!

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