Happy Friday! Happy Friday! Happy Friday!
I’ve got two big reasons to be happy today.
1) I turned in the FINAL draft of my book yesterday!
2) I’m celebrating with a trip to the beach to visit my parents. Flying out at 6 a.m. Saturday and can’t wait!
So I thought I would do a little “Day in the life Thursday” post for you because yesterday was all over the board and a good example of what things can be like working in the fitness industry.
5 a.m. – alarm goes off and I roll out of bed and head to the bathroom where I realize that I accidentally set my alarm for 5 out of habit because I usually have a 5:30 a.m. client on Thursday. He is out of town and my first client isn’t until 6:30 a.m. I go back to bed but it takes me 20 minutes or so to fall asleep.
5:55 a.m. – alarm goes off again and I am so sleepy. I will myself out of bed and back to the bathroom where I check my phone and see that my 6:30 a.m. client sent a text around midnight to cancel because she came down with a stomach bug. At this point even though I’m sleepy I decide to stay up and start working.
I spent the next hour starting on the dumbbell superset workout post. In that hour I got all of the photos edited and the workout graphic done. During this time I get a text from my 8:30 a.m. yoga private letting me know that he needs to push our session until later in the day. We text back and forth about times but end up never meeting because we couldn’t coordinate schedules.
7:20 a.m. – head to the gym to train my 7:30 a.m. client. We have a great session!
8:45 a.m. – back home for breakfast and finishing the dumbbell superset post.
It’s the first day after the end of Green Smoothie April so I celebrate with some overnight oats. Honestly, I was craving a smoothie more than anything else but these were good. I worked on the blog post while I ate and it took me another 45 minutes or so to actually write the post and get it published.
10 a.m. – head back to the gym to meet a friend for a run
I don’t remember the last time that I ran with a friend and it was so enjoyable to have someone to chat with. It was a beautiful day for a run and we knocked out 5 miles.
11:30 a.m. – Hallmark for a little Mother’s Day card shopping
12 p.m. – home to shower and make lunch
Lunch was a kale salad with avocado, tomatoes, almonds, queso fresco, dried cranberries and a Hilary’s Eat Well Adzuki Bean Burger. I made a tahini dressing for it. I bought this huge bag of kale salad mix at the farmers market so I’ve been eating it every day for lunch. I feel like kale salad is pretty intense and it takes me a while to get through it. I stay full all afternoon after eating it….a lot for the digestive system to work through! I like kale but I can’t say it’s my favorite salad green ever. I like it better as part of a mix of greens if I’m going to eat it raw.
1 p.m. – hit the computer to catch up on Metro work in prep for our weekly management team meeting and to work on putting the final touches on my book manuscript.
2:15 p.m. – third trip of the day to the gym for our management team meeting. We have this every Thursday afternoon.
3:45 p.m. – back home to finish up my book and send it off to my editor. I eat an apple while I work on it.
4:30 p.m. – FINAL DRAFT SENT!!!
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. – spend 45 minutes cleaning around the house. I do laundry, vacuum and change the sheets. A very productive quick cleaning spree. I try to do this daily to stay on top of things…otherwise it’s an overwhelming weekend task.
5:35 p.m. – head to the yoga studio to teach. I have to leave extra early on Thursdays because of rush hour traffic.
6-7 p.m. – teach a power mixed yoga class at Y2 Yoga. I have 40 yogis in class!
7:15 p.m. – after I clean the room I stay to make a quick Instagram video to support my friends who are doing a May #defygravityyogi Challenge. The pose for the first day was Warrior III and I need to straighten my leg a bit more in my WIII. Lazy yogi. 😉
7:45 p.m. – home to shower and make dinner.
After I get showered and into comfy clothes I enjoy a glass of prosecco to celebrate the book being DONE! I work on dinner and snack on cheese and crackers while I cook.
8:45 p.m. – eat dinner.
9 p.m. – start a movie. All I want to do is decompress on the couch and not think about any other work or blog stuff.
I watch the movie Gimme Shelter with Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser and James Earl Jones. It’s based on a true story but the movie is just okay. It’s heavy and hard to watch at times. I cry my eyes out for the last 10 minutes of the movie through the credits. Has anyone else seen it?
10:45 p.m. BED!