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Day In the Life Wednesday

You guys always seem to love day in the life style posts so I made an effort to take more photos than usual to document my Wednesday. It was a good day. πŸ™‚

7:30 a.m. – wake up naturally but decide to close my eyes and snooze a bit longer. I am still feeling wiped out from last weekend’s travel and workshop + jumping back into full steam ahead this week. Zoey jumps into bed to try to tell us it’s “wiggle time” but resorts to snoozing with us when she realizes it ain’t happening.

8:15 a.m. – make my way out of bed. Tanner and I have made Wednesdays our little mid-week break where neither of us teaches at 6 a.m. and we can get a little extra sleep and a low-key morning together.

8:30 a.m. – Tanner feeds the pups while I make breakfast. Two scrambled eggs and a sweet potato breakfast bowl with almond butter.

8:45-10 a.m. – drink coffee, check email and news, respond to emails and make a playlist and class plan for Y2 Strength.

10-10:15 a.m. – get ready for class, pack a bag and leave.

10:30-11:15 a.m. – teach Y2 Strength. I am so, so excited that we’re getting such a great response to the class! πŸ™‚ It was an awesome workout today!

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – take hot class.

Day 3, DONE! 27 more to go! Quick shower and change after class.

12:35-1:30 p.m. – meeting to chat with someone who’s interested in signing up for our summer teacher training at Namastay Kitchen. I had a Hibiscus Updog Kombucha on draft. It was the perfect post-hot yoga refresher. We are loving Updog Kombucha over here!

1:30-2 p.m. – see a table with three of our teachers having lunch and sit and chat with them. Many laughs in a short amount of time.

2:15 p.m. – home and make lunch. I am starving! Salad with arugula, carrots, radishes, couscous, leftover panko crusted snapper, dried cranberries, pine nuts and balsamic. Our avocados were still hard as rocks and my salad felt so incomplete without it.

2:30 p.m. – hang out outside with the pups and throw the ball to Zoey…over and over again.

2:45-3:30 p.m. – headphones in and time to clean. Our dishwasher is broken so there has been a lot of hand washing going on over here. I tackled this mountain of dishes and also picked up around the house.

I am listening to Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s new book, Option B. I love listening to an audio book or podcast while doing chores. It makes them about 1,000x more enjoyable.

I also cut up some fresh fruit while I’m cleaning.

3:30-5:40 p.m. – computer time. I do emails, send out an email newsletter for the studio, answer blog comments and more.

4:45 p.m. – break for a snack. I couldn’t tell if I was hungry or dehydrated so I decided to tackle both. I drank a big glass of water and had half a piece of sourdough toast with cashew butter and salted honey.

5:45-7:30 p.m. – drive to the studio, teach hot yoga, clean the room and shower.

Pick up two new pairs of shorts on the way out. I do most of the ordering for the studio. We are a strategic partner for Lululemon so I usually order some things for myself. It’s getting to be that time of the year where I am shorts all day, every day so I got a new Hottie Hot and Speed Shorts.

7:50 p.m. – get home and head outside with Tanner for another ball throwing session. Zoey needs a couple every day! I haven’t walked the girls since I got home because Sullie has been limping a bit and I don’t want her to overdo it.

Sullie has no interest in balls and prefers to chew sticks while outside instead.

8:15 p.m. – snack on chips and hummus while I prep dinner. This is an every night thing around here. And if you can find Roots hummus where you are, buy it! It’s so good. While dinner is cooking I edit the photos for this post.

9 p.m. – eat dinner. Dinner tonight was apple balsamic glazed meatloaf, roasted root veggies and green beans with almonds. All courtesy of 80Fresh. We are loving these meals. Check out this post for more details on 80Fresh and a discount code for PBR readers.

9:15-9:45 p.m. – finish this post while Tanner does dinner dishes and we start evening TV. We’re watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix and I’m so torn about it. I like the show but my immediate reaction was that it glorifies teen suicide. I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts if you’re watching it. Two of my close friends with kids and teens have watched it and thought it was great/helpful/relevant for them as parents but my red flags are up. This was a good read from the New York Times.

We’ll head to bed around 10:30 p.m. I teach at 6 a.m. tomorrow so it will be an early morning.

What did you eat for dinner on Wednesday night?

Are you watching/have you watched 13 Reasons Why? Thoughts?

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  • 1
    Amanda May 3, 2017, 11:00 pm

    Kind of mind blown here is a place you can order Kombucha on draft! (Coming from an area where we took years to get a single starbucks). Too cool! I made a bagel/bacon/cheese/siracha sandwhich for dinner! And I’m choosing not to watch it..

    • 2
      Jen May 4, 2017, 9:00 pm

      1) good choice I think

      2) RE: kombucha on draft and your starbucks…as someone who grew up in a small town in south georgia, I can relate!

  • 3
    Mindy May 4, 2017, 2:45 am

    A YouTuber named Melanie Murphy did a recent video talking about 13 Reasons Why and the issues she had with it (it was actually at the end of her April Favorites video, I think). She brought up a lot of good points. Severe depression and mental health in general is much more complicated that the show seems to suggest. As for my personal opinion… The idea that someone would hatch a revenge plot for after their suicide like that is ludicrous and a bit demeaning to many people who deal with suicidal thoughts. I have never been suicidal, though, so maybe I am wrong.

    • 4
      Jen May 4, 2017, 9:00 pm

      Hey Mindy – I appreciate your comment and feedback and I agree. I think that the “get back” angle of it is a little unbelievable and a bit too “Here’s how I can get attention” for those who are vulnerable and struggling. And yes, yes, yes on mental health and depression being so much more involved than this show (or most any tv show) can adequately express.

  • 5
    Juliette | Namastay Traveling May 4, 2017, 6:39 am

    I’ve been having mixed thoughts about it too! I know 13 Reasons Why is all over the places I know I’ll crack eventually..but I’m not sure it’s something I’ll be able to totally understand and be okay with. We’ll see. I like that it’s addressing mental health issues that are typically unnoticed so that’s a plus!

  • 6
    Carolyn May 4, 2017, 8:19 am

    How are you liking Option B? I have been considering taking the plunge on that one!

    • 7
      Jen May 4, 2017, 8:57 pm

      I’m not too far into it but so far my favorite takeaway is the point of saying something even when you don’t know what to say. It was the BIGGEST takeaway for me from my brother’s death.

  • 8
    acktive life May 4, 2017, 8:26 am

    Last night I had a steak salad with a everything bagel smothered in avocado! It was amazing…When I crave red meat, I feed my body and it tasted SO GOOD! Love that you wear headphones while cleaning dishes! πŸ™‚

    • 9
      Jen May 4, 2017, 8:57 pm

      Your dinner sounds FAB!

  • 10
    Linda May 4, 2017, 8:58 am

    Great seeing you yesterday! I am super excited!!!! On a book reading note, check out Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Just listened on Audible….loved it. Sounds crazy but I’m planning on reading it now as I really want to take all the words in one by one.
    Love Roots! When I was in Asheville last month I stopped at Dobra Tea. If you haven’t already been there you will love it! They also had light bites and I got a snack of Roots hummus with veggies. So good!

    • 11
      Jen May 4, 2017, 8:56 pm

      Thank you for the recommendation. I’m always looking for new reads and I don’t think your wanting to read it in print is crazy at all. So often when I listen to something on audible, I wish I had a hard copy to highlight, bookmark and read from.

  • 12
    Amanda May 4, 2017, 9:38 am

    Busy day! Sounds fun though. I have a lot of friends who work in mental health and I also had depression, sometimes suicidal depression, as a teenager. I’m not sure how I feel about 13 Reasons Why for an adult audience, but I really would not allow my teenager to watch this show. There are serious concerns that it could feed into suicidal ideation with the idea that other people will come to understand/regret their actions once someone had committed suicide. That thought process is one of the things that feeds into suicide among everyone with depression, but especially depressed teens. I’m all for frank discussions and depictions of depression but not glamorized depression, and from what I’ve heard the makers of the show kind of ignored expert advice cautioning them to avoid many of the things they ultimately did anyway, which is frustrating.

    • 13
      Jen May 4, 2017, 8:55 pm

      Hey Amanda, I so appreciate your feedback on this post and topic. I agree that I think this show glamorizes depression and the “getting people back” piece of it after the suicide is so worrisome to me in that others would want that level of attention/importance. Trust me, I know how hard it is to be a teenager and I totally think that more attention needs to be drawn to many of the issues that this show faces, especially in the era of the internet, social media and smart phones but this show is feeling a little bit too much.

  • 14
    holly May 4, 2017, 9:48 am

    I think with 13 Reasons Why, you really have to to watch the entire show before you make any decisions about it. πŸ™‚

    I do see how it could be seen as glorifying suicide but the message is so much bigger than that.

    • 15
      Jen May 4, 2017, 8:51 pm

      I am trying to keep watching but from what I’ve heard about the final scenes, I’m not sure if I can make it. I’ll report back.

  • 16
    Molly May 4, 2017, 10:12 am

    My fiancΓ© and I just finished 13 reasons why! I am still conflicted about the message that it sends. I will say (on a completely personal level) the show was incredibly disturbing towards the end. The final scenes, in particular, really upset me and I had trouble sleeping for a few days and just felt overall sad. I am fortunate to have never suffered from depression or any other mental illness, so I cannot imagine how this show can affect people who are already struggling. Just my two cents πŸ™‚

    • 17
      Jen May 4, 2017, 8:48 pm

      I am honestly not even sure if I want to finish it. And I worry so much about the triggers that it might have for those who are struggling. We all know what it was like to be a teen, whether you did or didn’t struggle with depression or mental illness, it’s a TOUGH phase of life.

  • 18
    TJ Pettit May 4, 2017, 10:34 am

    I haven’t watched it yet, but several of my coworkers have. They say there’s actually a behind the scenes episode at the end that covers talks about how they’re not trying to glorify suicide. It might help put your mind at ease

    • 19
      Jen May 4, 2017, 8:47 pm

      I’ve heard that but I just don’t think it’s enough to counter what a troubled teen might feel while watching the rest of the show. πŸ™

  • 20
    Teri || a foodie stays fit May 4, 2017, 1:32 pm

    I love that you have Updog at Namastay! I was so happy when I saw it there last week. The girls that started Updog are seriously so lovely, and their stuff is delicious!

    • 21
      Jen May 4, 2017, 8:46 pm

      Yes! We are selling it draft and growlers and people are loving it! πŸ™‚

  • 22
    tara May 4, 2017, 1:47 pm

    i have never head of the show. i will have to check it out ! last night i had pork tenderloin with shallot mustard cream sauce and mashed potatoes.

    • 23
      Jen May 4, 2017, 8:45 pm

      Dinner sounds DELISH!

  • 24
    Katie May 4, 2017, 5:33 pm

    Hey Jen! LOVE your daily recap posts. Not living in Charlotte anymore, it gives me such an awesome sense of the fun happenings of the city. I miss taking your yoga classes SO much, and I love seeing Y2 growing/adding a strength class!

    As for 13 Reasons Why, I did watch it and I have to say it was definitely interesting. I watched it alone which I do regret- it’s pretty heavy and I wish my fiance hadn’t had to work when I decided to begin watching the show. After the final episode, I thought it was cool/helpful for viewers that they had the cast/producers discuss a lot of the heavy scenes and why they decided to make the show so graphic and disturbing in some ways. I thought it was an interesting show, but definitely can understand why some are choosing not to watch.

    Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and weekend!

    • 25
      Jen May 4, 2017, 8:44 pm

      So happy to hear that I can bring a little piece of Charlotte to you! πŸ™‚ Gosh, things at the studio are changing and growing so much, it’s amazing.

      I can’t imagine watching this show alone and not having someone to dialogue with about it. I’m sure that was heavy.

  • 26
    Karen May 4, 2017, 8:20 pm

    I’m reading Option B too. I think it’s a great book for many reasons, but for me I think it’s a good reminder to live each day to the fullest!

    • 27
      Jen May 4, 2017, 8:43 pm

      I’m not too far into it yet but I’m love the messaging about being vulnerable and talking to people and asking questions when they are in pain/grief/having a hard time instead of ignoring it or hiding behind not knowing what to say. I felt this so much as I moved through my own grief. My biggest takeaway was honestly that I’d never again not say anything because I didn’t know what to say.

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