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Day in the Life: A Holiday Week

4:50 a.m. – alarm goes off. I didn’t fall asleep until midnight (with the help of a guided meditation) so this felt very early after three weeks straight of 5:30 a.m. clients and lack of quality sleep.


5:30 a.m. – gym to train a client who is in her third trimester and a close friend of mine. The combo of friendship + her amazing motivation makes for an awesome session. (Note, clearly the client in the forefront of this pic is not pregnant!)

6:40 a.m. – back home. I typically have 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 clients on Thursday but thanks to the holiday, some are traveling. I do something very unlike me and crawl back in bed and sleep until 9 a.m. It was the most glorious, needed thing ever and I regretted it none.


9-10 a.m. – make breakfast, drink coffee, clean up around the house (make bed, run dishwasher, laundry) and catch up on email

10:10 a.m.- shower and dress

10:30 a.m. – dentist appointment to take care of some things I’ll blog about later. Ugh, dental work.

Noon – yoga private


1:20 p.m. – arrive home from yoga private and make a light lunch of PB & J and fruit since my mouth was still numb and feeling icky.

1:45 p.m. – conference call about an exciting project kicking off next week. It all happened over the course of the last 24 hours and I can’t wait to share it with you!

2 p.m. – pack bag for the rest of the day and leave for meeting

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


3:30 p.m. – Walk over to Edible Arts to order a cake for a friend’s baby shower and pick up a cake pop for myself while I’m there!

4 p.m. – training client at Metro

5 p.m. – fit in a quick CrossFit WOD. It’s been a heavy (and super strong) CrossFit week for me.

5:40 p.m. – leave to teach yoga


6 p.m. – teach hot yoga at Y2 yoga. One of my friends is apprenticing with me and co-taught a portion of tonight’s class. This is my crazy scribble of feedback and notes on his sequence.

7 p.m. – class is over. Clean the room, spend time talking with a student in the locker room, shower and get dressed.


8 p.m. – leave the studio and head to a friend’s house for wine. I pretty much made my dinner out of cheese and crackers.

9:45 p.m. – arrive home and chat with another friend on the phone to catch up on life

10 p.m. – start this blog post

Once I hit publish I will make some tea and read in bed until lights out. Praise the lord, I have no early clients on Friday thanks to the holiday. I am teaching two yoga classes but one is at 9:15 and the other is at noon so not too bad. I’m heading to a friend’s pool for the afternoon for some rest and relaxation. No other weekend plans! 🙂

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  • 1
    Jodie July 4, 2014, 6:02 am

    Busy busy week. That smoothie looks so good, actually your smoothies always look good.

  • 2
    She Rocks Fitness July 4, 2014, 7:55 am

    REST woman and enjoy the weekend! 🙂

  • 3
    Anne July 4, 2014, 11:15 am

    I’ve been reading your blog since I started graduate school in January. Your enthusiasm for fitness and for life are very inspiring! You give me the motivation I need to study in the summer (boo!). Enjoy your holiday! 🙂

  • 4
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen July 4, 2014, 11:16 am

    Yay for getting some rest in! I am not a napper, but I have had a couple of days in the past where I just needed to lie down again and it is amazing! Good job at listening to your body 🙂 Sorry about the dental work, but I hope the rest of your holiday weekend is amazing! Can’t wait to hear about the project!

  • 5
    Linda July 4, 2014, 11:41 am

    Thanks again for another delicious recipe Jen. I’ve been living on tomato, avocado, and basil sandwiches. Something so simple but I never would’ve thought to put it together. It’s been so delightful especially at lunch where I’m not a fan of deli meats. Happy 4th!

  • 6
    Kara July 4, 2014, 11:24 pm

    I am a student and you’re blog is definitely inspiring! I love to bake and healthy living is so important to me! Your recipes are great (and I love that they are realistic -no obscure “health” ingredients!). Your blog is one of my favourite daily reads. I recently tried hot yoga (thanks to your inspiration!) and I loved it! Know that your blog is uplifting to so many

  • 7
    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run July 7, 2014, 4:36 pm


  • 8
    erin July 10, 2014, 8:46 pm

    loved your day! loved that you took up every minute and even had time to squeeze in a cake pop!

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