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All In A Day’s Work

5:20 a.m. – alarm.

6 a.m. – arrive at Metro to participate in the CrossFit class to observe an instructor. Workout for the day done by 6:45 a.m. Crushed it.

7 a.m. – breakfast. Plain Greek yogurt, apple butter, granola, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, dried cranberries and almond butter.

8:10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – teach two classes at Y2.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – cancel a lunch meeting so I can come home to eat and shower. Tuna melt with white cheddar. Fruit and carrots on the side.

1 p.m. – sub yoga at the Y.

2 p.m. – meeting.

3 p.m. – refuel with a soy latte. Frantically try to answer a few emails on my phone while I enjoy warm sunshine outside for all of 10 minutes.

3:30 – 6 p.m. – shadow the front desk at Metro to start learning processes and introducing myself to members.

6:30 p.m. – it’s been 6 hours since I’ve last eaten. Rather than snack I decide to eat an early dinner and snack later. Leftover pad thai with tofu. Added some edamame and broccoli on the side for a dose of veggies.

7:15 p.m. – teach my last class of the day at Y2.

9 p.m. – relaxation…finally. Wine, chocolate, the works.

Bed is calling my name.

Stats for the day…

– # of yogis taught: 130
– # of biscoff cookies eaten: 3
– # of boys I beat in this morning’s CrossFit WOD: 3 (I got in the most reps…crazy, crazy! :))
– # of cups of coffee consumed: 3
– # of times I heard a remix of Whitney Houston’s “I Want To Dance With Somebody”: 4 (this is why I get sick of my playlists so quickly!)
– # of different gyms/studios visited: 3
– # of showers: 3 (3 appears to be the magic number!)
– # of times I smiled: too many to count!

Hope you had a great day!

{ 32 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Matt @ The Athlete's Plate February 15, 2012, 10:01 pm

    I bow down to you. I think I would crack if I was that busy!

  • 2
    kat February 15, 2012, 10:10 pm

    I’m amazed to be the first to comment ~ that never happens! Guess I just caught ya at the right time. I have to comment on the CrossFit stuff….while I’m sure it can be a great workout for those with extensive training backgrounds or those training with certified PT attention, it ranks high in danger for potential injuries and should be approached with caution for the solo fitness novice. I have read several articles in the industry that cite concerning injury stats and a friend of mine just went to the hospital *today* due to a recent CrossFit workout. I’d love to see some discussion of proper ways to access this program and some precautionary measures – it definitely doesn’t seem to be a “one size fits all program” and I’m afraid that’s how it’s being marketed. Thoughts?

  • 3
    Michelle February 15, 2012, 10:24 pm

    Wow, sounds like a great day! I’ve wanted to try CrossFit but never have. My gym offers it so I must try it soon… that is if I can peel myself away from BodyPump/Attack/Step etc!!!

    • 4
      Jen February 16, 2012, 11:23 am

      try it! it’s TOTALLY different than les mills programming but i think it’s fun to mix things up.

  • 5
    Bonnie February 15, 2012, 10:35 pm

    …what a day! Crazy and busy and fun. What are you thinking about CrossFit? Definitely different from the workouts I’ve seen you post in the past – do you like it? All CrossFit or mix it up? I love CrossFit-type workouts and I’d say besides long runs (which I do because I love!), the majority of my workouts are short(er), high intensity strength training. Would love to hear your thoughts as one PT to another. 😉

    Keep enjoying the moments and smiling lots! Loved the recap by numbers at the end. 🙂

    • 6
      Jen February 16, 2012, 11:22 am

      i’ve only done crossfit-type workouts a few times in the past but my new gym offers crossfit so i’m sure i’ll start doing the workouts frequently. i’m of the mindset that i cannot watch others do these type of short high-intensity workouts without wanting to jump in and try it! the aspect of pushing yourself to your limits while pacing yourself to make it through the short workout really appeals to me. i like it to switch things up and i think crossfit will be great for that but i don’t plan on becoming super hardcore about it. (i say that now…but it’s at my fingertips so we’ll see!)

  • 7
    Sana February 15, 2012, 10:47 pm

    I taught 3 classes today. 1) Walking 2) Abs 3) bootcamp. I am EXHAUSTED. You are a rockstar. And I have to remind myself to smile when I teach.

    • 8
      Jen February 16, 2012, 11:17 am

      i know – teaching is exhausting but so fulfilling! you have to give so much of yourself to students.

  • 9
    Amy February 16, 2012, 5:58 am

    Wow. Your schedule is insane! But, I love to be busy like that. It makes me feel so productive and accomplished at the end of the day 🙂 How long have you been doing CrossFit? Seeing a lot of that in the blog world, but we don’t have it in my area.

    • 10
      Jen February 16, 2012, 11:17 am

      i love being busy too! i am much more productive when i’m busy.

      i’ve only been doing crossfit for 2 days! the gym that i’m managing offers it so i’m sure i’ll start doing the workouts from time to time. i don’t plan on “drinking the kool aid” though! 🙂

  • 11
    Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) February 16, 2012, 6:10 am

    Don’t know HOW you do it all one day. Hats off to you! Your Pad Thai looks awesome. Making me crave it now and I have not even had breakfast yet. 🙂 Hope you get some down time in the near future!

    • 12
      Jen February 16, 2012, 11:16 am

      i know…i just keep moving and wonder how i’m going to make it through the next thing but then i love it all! pad thai is one of my favorite staple ethnic dishes and easy at home!

  • 13
    branny February 16, 2012, 6:44 am

    AND you got a blog post up!

    • 14
      Jen February 16, 2012, 11:15 am

      i’m getting very good at speed blogging! 😉

  • 15
    Brittany (healthy Slice of Life) February 16, 2012, 9:41 am

    Wine and chocolate is certainly in order after a day that crazy busy. Is the edamame you added in frozen or fresh? I like the idea of having it around to throw into dishes.

    • 16
      Jen February 16, 2012, 11:14 am

      frozen shelled edamame. i keep it in the freezer to throw into dishes like this and salads.

  • 17
    Rob Fiasco February 16, 2012, 9:52 am

    wow! so busy!! love it! i’d rather do that than sit at a desk for 8 hours.

    • 18
      Jen February 16, 2012, 11:14 am

      i know! i LOVE it! it’s a wonderful kind of exhaustion.

  • 19
    Amy February 16, 2012, 10:45 am

    What a day! I hope you have a relaxing weekend ahead of you. 🙂

    By the way, I just discovered your blog recently thanks to a search for yoga teacher training blogs — thanks for a great resource!

    • 20
      Jen February 16, 2012, 11:14 am

      so glad that you found my blog and are enjoying it!

  • 21
    Amy February 16, 2012, 11:02 am

    I’m exhausted from just reading that..wow! Where is Metro?

    • 22
      Jen February 16, 2012, 11:13 am

      on selwyn ave above mellow mushroom!

  • 23
    JennyV February 16, 2012, 12:59 pm

    One of my favorite quotes is this: When you find your calling God shines through you.
    While I’m not sure of your faith ties I hope that you see your own passion and love flowing through what you’re doing. (And by the total smiles count I think you’re on the right path!)

    • 24
      Jen February 18, 2012, 5:13 pm

      i love that quote. thank you for sharing! i do see my passion in what i’m doing. i feel inspired and happy doing the work i do every single day!

  • 25
    Kamaile February 16, 2012, 1:20 pm

    You forgot one!

    # of people you inspired: too many to count 🙂

    Love me a soy latte and sitting in the sun even for a short time!

    • 26
      Jen February 18, 2012, 5:12 pm

      love that!!! 🙂

  • 27
    Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles February 16, 2012, 1:30 pm

    3 is a great number, especially when it’s referring to the number of cups of coffee consumed in a day, haha!

    • 28
      Jen February 18, 2012, 5:11 pm

      agreed! love my java!

  • 29
    CTC February 16, 2012, 2:37 pm

    You’ve got me hooked on soy lattes! 🙂 Delish.

    • 30
      Jen February 18, 2012, 5:11 pm

      they’re so good! i love that starbucks uses vanilla soy milk. it sweetens it slightly without having to add sugar.

  • 31
    Courtney @ Fitness With A Fork February 16, 2012, 3:56 pm

    I heart soy lattes! I haven’t had one in forever though! We get free coffee in our building on campus, so even though I have never been a coffee person, I have definitely become one with all of these early morning classes! 🙂

  • 32
    brooke February 18, 2012, 2:24 am

    You motivate me to do yoga! We are very similar- i teach body pump and love running. im training for my 2nd marathon. how do u feel yoga effects your running? Im very inflexible at the moment, how long does it take to see a big change in clients like me you see in your yoga classeS?

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