Day In The Life Thursday

by Jen on July 24, 2014

4:55 a.m. – alarm goes off. Check phone in bed until second alarm goes off at 5 a.m.


I get up to train clients at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. Sullie stays in bed. This is the regular for her. She never gets up until I get home from my morning gym sessions and then she’s ready to go out and eat breakfast. Girl loves her sleep.

5:30 a.m. – train client

6:30 a.m. – train client

7:30 a.m. – home with Sullie. Take her for a 30 minute walk

8:15 a.m. – shower, breakfast, get ready for work

8:45 a.m. – leave for work and stop at Not Just Coffee on the way in


Not Just Coffee serves pour over coffee and it’s delicious. I also picked up a green juice from Luna’s Living Kitchen.

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Run Charlotte Run work

10:10-10:30 a.m. – Call with my editor about my SECOND book! :)

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Run Charlotte Run work. I produced this post and video today. FUN!

1:15 p.m. – home to let Sullie out and eat lunch. Publish my Run Charlotte Run post while eating. Prep for rest of afternoon.

2:30 p.m. – Metro Management Team meeting

3:30 p.m. – train a PT client

4:45 p.m. –  time for my workout!


I’m all about the running lately. I hopped on the treadmill and did a five mile run. The first mile was an easy warm up, the next 10 minutes were heavy hill intervals, the next 10 minutes were speed intervals and the last mile and a half was an easy run. I am SO HAPPY that running 5-6 miles feels easy again.

6 p.m. – Teach yoga


This Danielle LaPorte quote was my message. I have been trying to redirect my focus lately on how I want my life to feel v. how I think it should look. Looking is all good but you have to live with the feeling 24/7.

7:30 p.m. – grocery for baking supplies

8-9:30 p.m. – baking projects


I made blueberry muffins.


And triple chocolate brownies for some friends! :)

9:30 p.m. – dinner


The fig and prosciutto flatbread has been my go-to dinner lately. It’s so good and so easy. And really all I’ve been craving is cheese and bread…so it’s perfect. I did add a little spinach tonight to make it a tiny bit more nutritionally sound.

10 p.m. – blog

A note on my work, life balance and schedule. I know…I’m busy. But for the record, I do not wish for life to be like this forever. I want to love my work and feel passionate about it…but I want to love my home life equally as much. One day, this kind of “day in the life” will not be my reality. I love it for now, but it’s not sustainable (or how I want to FEEL in the long run).

Now it’s time for bed. I have another 5:30 a.m. client in the morning. (I am currently on a waiting list for this time slot…I can’t believe people want to get up this early to workout…)

Hope it’s been a good day for y’all!


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