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A Day In The Life

Whoa Tuesday. The busiest day of the week.


4:45 a.m. – alarm goes off, shower #1, make coffee, get dressed

5:30 a.m. – leave house for gym

6 a.m. – private yoga session

7 a.m. – teach a vinyasa flow class

8:30 a.m. – breakfast…smoothie (blueberries, banana, spinach, milk, ice, ground flax) and pumpkin muffin

9 – 10:30 a.m. – computer work (blog, client emails)

10:45 a.m. – 3 mile run with Sullie

11:20 – noon – pack lunch, shower #2, get dressed

Noon – leave house for gym, eat lunch in car…peanut butter and jelly (mmmmmmm), pretzel sticks and carrots

12:30 p.m. – teach a vinyasa flow yoga class

2 p.m. – teach a yoga semi-private

3:45 p.m. – arrive at Y2 and enjoy some downtime and a snack before my next class…attempt to roll out my hip with a softball but read blogs on my iPhone instead

4:20 p.m. – teach a power mixed yoga class, clean the room and book it out of there to make my next class

6 p.m. – teach BodyPump…my very last class of the day with a surprising amount of energy and enthusiasm

7:15 p.m. – deem myself a gigantic mess that needs to get herself home to shower and eat

7:30 p.m. – grocery

8 p.m. – home for shower #3, cook dinner

8:30 p.m. – dinner…seared tuna marinated in soy sauce with sriracha/chili garlic aioli, steamed jasmine rice and mixed aisian veggies, clean up

9:15 p.m. – blog…edit photos and write post

10 p.m. – publish blog, plan for tomorrow’s AM yoga class…make playlist and write sequence

11 p.m. – BED

Loving life. 😀

{ 31 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Matt @ The Athlete's Plate October 18, 2011, 10:10 pm

    I totally need to do one of these 🙂

  • 2
    Joanna Bodie October 18, 2011, 10:43 pm

    You are a machine!! Right when I say there aren’t enough hours in a day, you post this…now I can’t complain I can’t get some stuff done 🙂

  • 3
    Holly @ Pink Runner October 18, 2011, 10:50 pm

    Whoah! I had to count… that is like 7 workouts in one day! I would be STARVING!

    • 4
      Jen October 18, 2011, 10:55 pm

      holly – when i teach yoga i do not practice with them. i don’t even unroll a mat. i walk around and assist the whole time. so really just the run + bp were workouts today. that said, i do find that i am MUCH more hungry now that i am on my feet all day! i’ve been eating a ridiculous amount of calories lately!

  • 5
    kim October 18, 2011, 11:33 pm

    I’m totally curious… I thought it was best to eat with in an hour of waking? I would be nauseous and dizzy if I had coffee and no food for three hours. Just wondering 🙂

    • 6
      Jen October 19, 2011, 7:13 am

      i think it just totally depends on the person. when i was working my 9-5, i packed my breakfast every day and ate it when i got to work after teaching or practicing. if for some reason i wake up extra hungry, i will eat half a banana with peanut butter or a piece of toast. my general rule of thumb is if i can eat before 9 a.m., i hold off. if i’m doing a later class (like today for example – i’m taking an 8:10 yoga class and teaching the 9:15), i eat before!

  • 7
    Emily@RunningPerspective October 18, 2011, 11:59 pm

    aah girl you are AMAZING and so so happy you are doing what you LOVE! You are seriously incredibleee<3

  • 8
    Kristy@RunTheLongRoad October 19, 2011, 6:41 am

    beats sitting at a desk all day!!!! 🙂

  • 10
    Whitney October 19, 2011, 8:21 am

    dream job! 🙂

  • 11
    Holly October 19, 2011, 9:01 am

    Nice recap of your day. You must function well on little sleep! I could not manage.

    Gosh at the risk of sounding lazy, with all the showering there is no way I would be washing my hair. Haha.

    • 12
      Jen October 19, 2011, 12:24 pm

      my husband and i talk about how different we are with sleep needs all the time. he needs a solid 8 hours but i’m good on 5-6…which is not necessarily a good thing! i should sleep a little more!

      • 13
        Jen October 19, 2011, 12:25 pm

        oh…and i don’t wash my hair every single shower! there’s no way!

  • 14
    Alaina October 19, 2011, 9:37 am

    Phew! What a crazy busy day!! I am in awe of your energy. I’m exhausted just reading all that…and surprisingly hungry. 😛

  • 15
    Jen October 19, 2011, 9:38 am

    Are your days just flying by now that you’re so busy? I’d imagine they are! I hope you’re enjoying your new life, Jen 🙂

    • 16
      Jen October 19, 2011, 12:24 pm

      they are flying by. i thought i would have a lot more downtime at first but so not the case! i am so happy and feel so grateful every day that i can do this.

  • 17
    Dana October 19, 2011, 10:56 am

    Wow, you are living your dream, huh?! I would love a schedule like that…I hate sitting behind a computer screen all day. I’ll admit though, I wouldn’t shower that many times 🙂 I’d make my husband and clients deal with stinkyness 🙂

    • 18
      Jen October 19, 2011, 12:23 pm

      haha, well…when you spend part of your day in a hot yoga studio you just have to. a lot of them are “rinses” and i don’t wash my hair every time!

  • 19
    Mickelle October 19, 2011, 11:46 am

    Can you please post your recipe for the sriracha/chili garlic aioli? We LOVE sriracha!

    • 20
      Jen October 19, 2011, 12:22 pm

      i just mixed together low-fat mayo, plain greek yogurt, sriarcha and some of that chili-garlic sauce (the same people that make the sriarcha). i just kind of tasted as i went to find the right spice level!

      • 21
        Mickelle October 19, 2011, 5:13 pm

        Awesome — thank you!

  • 22
    Rachael October 19, 2011, 11:48 am

    love the post! jealous of your life!!! you look GORGEOUS, not a sweaty mess. I am usually not a tea person, but made some yesterday and it was amazing!!!!

  • 23
    Amber from Girl with the Red Hair October 19, 2011, 12:20 pm

    This was fun to read! I’ve been meaning to do a day in the life on my blog for awhile now. That is a lot of showers for one day, but I guess you gotta when you teach so much yoga + fitness classes!!

  • 24
    Rachel October 19, 2011, 12:33 pm

    What a day! Just out of curiosity…why did you shower early in the morning before you went the gym?

    • 25
      Jen October 19, 2011, 3:51 pm

      two main reasons…

      1) i like to shower when i get up really early. helps me wake up.
      2) this is gross – i have really bad night sweats sometimes so sometimes i feel sticky/sweaty in the AM.

  • 26
    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 19, 2011, 12:37 pm

    WOW! It’s pretty amazing what you accomplish in one day!

  • 27
    Katie (Sweet Tater) October 19, 2011, 1:41 pm

    get it, girl. you are a superstar.

  • 28
    Jess @ Jess Go Bananas October 19, 2011, 2:50 pm

    Oh my god! I cannot believe how much you do in a day! You go girl! 😀

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