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Day in the Life Tuesday: August 2015

Day in the life Tuesday for you today. For whatever reason I seem to always do these posts on Tuesdays and it’s fun to look back at past years and compare.

– Here’s a day in the life from 2011 in my first month of a full-time career in fitness.
– Here’s a day in the life Tuesday from 2013 when I was still managing a gym.
– Here’s a day in the life from January 2014 and February 2014.
– And a Tuesday in the life from January of 2015 (and puppy Zoey!)

Here’s your day in the life for Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

5:25 a.m. – alarm goes off and I awake from a deep, restful sleep

5:30 a.m. – feet on the floor and yoga clothes on. Pack a bag with a change of clothes.

5:45 a.m. – leave for studio

6 a.m. – teach double shot at Y2 Yoga. I love the 6 a.m. crowd. They mean business!

7:45 a.m. – leave for Metro after cleaning the room, showering and getting dressed for the day. I grab a large black coffee from the cafe on the way out.

8 a.m. – train client at Metro

9 a.m. – train client at Metro


10 a.m. – so happy to be home to finally eat breakfast! I do NOT like to wait this late to eat breakfast but I don’t have an option on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It does not work for me to eat before my 6 a.m. class and there’s just no time between teaching and having to be at the gym to train.

I made a smoothie bowl with strawberries, figs, bananas, greek yogurt, cashew milk, spinach, Premier Protein Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder and peanut butter. I topped it with my favorite homemade peanut butter granola.

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – a vortex of computer work. This has been an ultra-stressful week when it comes to “computer work” responsibilities. So much to do for the yoga studio, my blog and my book.


I do take some breaks to Snapchat pictures of Zoey (follow me @jendecurtins) because she’s so freaking cute.


2:15 p.m. – lunch. My routine is to snack on some sort of salty chips while I prepare lunch. Today it was pita chips. I have been loving this salad combo this week of spinach/chard/baby kale, cucumbers, roasted golden beets, goat cheese, avocado, lentils and quinoa, almonds and dried cranberries with sesame ginger dressing.


2:30 p.m. – snack on watermelon while I clean up lunch. I got a watermelon at Costco on Sunday and it’s the best one I’ve had all year. Insanely sweet!

2:45 p.m. – back to work on the computer. I mostly worked on things for the studio today and blog emails. I also put together this Instagram Giveaway that I’m partnering with Erin McDermott Jewelry to offer y’all!


Go to Instagram to enter!

4 p.m. – dentist appointment where I receive sad news that 1) I have to get a cavity filled and 2) I have to get a night guard.

5 p.m. – workout at Metro. Run three miles and then a ladder of 10-1 deadlifts and pullups.

6 p.m. – train client at Metro.

7:15 p.m. – home and prep dinner.

7:30 p.m. – walk with Zoey while I chat with my grandmother and my mom.

8 p.m. – home and Google hangout to discuss a cooking competition I’m competing in this weekend.


8:45 p.m. – take chicken out of the oven. Shower.


9 p.m. – dinner and catching up on our days together. Roasted chicken, sauteed spinach, brown rice and sliced tomatoes.

9:30 p.m. – my fiance cleans up dinner while I start blog. We have the whole “I cook, you clean” thing down pat!

10 p.m. – he brings me chocolate on the couch while I blog and watch Orange is the New Black season 3.

10:30 pm. – publish blog.

11 p.m. – I will be in bed! I might read for 15-20 minutes before lights out.

Tell me about your “Tuesday in the life.”

{ 19 comments… add one }
  • Jenn@Mark My Miles! August 26, 2015, 6:32 am

    Love these day in the life posts. Busy day!!!

  • Jodie August 26, 2015, 6:41 am

    Love these posts and I love all your food. I already have your plank book do looking forward to another one.:)

    Have a great day.

    • Jen August 26, 2015, 10:54 am

      Thank you!! So happy to hear you like the book!

  • Emily @ My Healthyish Life August 26, 2015, 7:33 am

    The “I cook you clean” is the best deal! My Tuesday/Thursdays are my busiest days of the week but luckily I can sleep until 6 and am done with responsibilities at 5:30.

    • Jen August 26, 2015, 10:55 am

      I agree! I would take cooking over cleaning any day! It’s my favorite way to end a busy day.

  • Jenn August 26, 2015, 8:39 am

    That breakfast looks like it was worth waiting for! Yum!

  • kristin | W [H] A T C H August 26, 2015, 10:00 am

    that is quite the day! i never think to add lentils to my lunch salad, but love that idea. going to try that for work lunches next week.

  • elizabeth August 26, 2015, 10:21 am

    The premier protein powder tastes so good, but it doesn’t agree with me. I’ve never tried a whey protein and it just caused too much gas for me, do you have any problems with it? I ate less than a serving per day. I switched to plant based Orgain, which you can buy at Costco, and it tastes great and no digestion problems

  • elizabeth August 26, 2015, 10:24 am

    Out Costco watermelon, purchased Friday, is the best also! Wish I could go back for another, but Costco is over 2hrs away.

  • Brittany @ brittanyholtz.com August 26, 2015, 10:45 am

    I LOVE that necklace!!! I wish i could stay up later and still function the next day. I’m one of those people who NEEDS 8 hours of sleep…..I’m usually in bed by 9!

    • Jen August 26, 2015, 11:10 pm

      I aim for 8 hours but it so rarely happens. I’ve been improving!!

  • Sara @ Oats & Rows August 26, 2015, 11:05 am

    Such a busy day..it’s awesome! I gotta get on your salad level …they look amazing. I can’t wait to hear about the cooking competition!

  • Cassie Tran August 26, 2015, 11:06 am

    At the moment, I’m in school, so life is soooooo uninteresting! Pretty much the food and workouts I have are the best parts! However, I do have some memorable events and conversations that make me smile 🙂

  • Nicki August 26, 2015, 12:31 pm

    What a busy day! Love the pic of Zoey! (I can’t figure out SnapChat for the life of me, even though I’m the prime demographic at age 29, haha!)

    My Tuesday: 6:30am alarm, 8:15am at work, 2:30pm walk around Bryant Park for a break in the sunshine, 5:45pm CrossFit (10# snatch PR!), 7:30pm home cooked dinner at a girlfriend’s place, 9:30pm started packing for Machu Picchu (I leave Sunday at the ungodly hour of 2am for my 1st of 3 flights but SO stoked!), 11pm bed.

    • Jen August 26, 2015, 11:08 pm

      That’s so exciting!! I would love to go there one day.

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt August 26, 2015, 12:54 pm

    My Tuesday was not quite as hectic… but did involve a great yoga class, lunch outside at Laughing Seed and going to the Friends and Family party for a big new restaurant in town. And oh yeah… in the the middle of all that tried to get my computer stuff done too.

    • Jen August 26, 2015, 11:04 pm

      I LOVE Laughing Seed! One of my favorites in Asheville.

  • tara August 27, 2015, 1:23 pm

    my days are a lot like this at least time wise. i cannot fathom how people can work all day, workout, and get dinner done before 8 ! this tuesday i got up at 6, was at work by 730, worked till 545, stopped at store real quick to get an item, went to boot camp class. got home at 730. showered and unpacked. ate dinner my boyfriend made at about 8. cleaned kitchen. repacked for next day. stretched. looked up reviews of our hotel for our next vaca (ugh bad idea). did some cleaning, chatting with him and finally laid down for some tv and bed at 1030. he teaches a college class on tuesdays and next week is the first week so our dinner will get pushed to 830 and i will hear all about how bad the kids are and how lazy they are for at least 20 mins 🙂 i’m glad to see there are other couples out there that have a similar schedule ! i feel like im surrounded by people who think im weird !

  • tara August 27, 2015, 1:24 pm

    and about the mouth guard…assuming its for grinding teeth ? ive worn one for years and love it. no more headaches or jaw pain. you will get used to it but it takes a while. keep going back and asking for adjustments until it feels comfy. that is the key ! my BF calls it my mouthpiece….like a boxer 🙂
    anymore he cant even tell im wearing it my speech isnt even affected. i seriously dont go 1 night without it

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