Since y’all love a good day in the life, Pi Day seems like a great occasion to do one! 🙂 It’s interesting that I’m choosing to recognize a math holiday given that math is LITERALLY the bane of my existence. I’ll tell you more about that at some point in time.
But for now…
6:15a – my alarm goes off but I snooze until 7a. I don’t have Finn on Thursday mornings but I do have to teach yoga so I need to get my booty out of bed.
7a – make coffee and breakfast, feed the dogs and pump. Breakfast is a smoothie bowl with peaches, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, dates, spinach, cauliflower rice, plain greek yogurt, peanut butter and almond milk. This has been my favorite combo for the last few weeks.
7:30a – head upstairs and get dressed to teach. Pack some coffee to go in my new HydroFlask. This thing keeps my coffee so hot that I can barely drink it two hours later!
7:50a – leave to teach. Even though I know how to get where I’m going, I always use WAZE to help me navigate rush hour traffic. Sometimes I think it’s a godsend, sometimes I think…was all of this weaving around really worth it?
8:10a – arrive at VIBE5 to teach my 8:15a hot yoga class.
9:22a – leave VIBE5 to head to Charlotte Yoga to teach another hot yoga class.
9:29a – arrive at Charlotte Yoga with ONE MINUTE to spare before class starts. Refill my water bottle, walk into the studio and immediately start class. NOTE: there is nothing about this turn time that is ideal but we are making it work. Both studio owners/managers have been so understanding.
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My classes this week have all been themed around twisting, using blocks and recognizing how much a little help can help! We’ve talked a lot about how surrendering to asking for or accepting help isn’t a sign of weakness, but a sign of a willingness to go deeper.
I am LOVING the flexibility that I have these days to teach from a more personal and intuitive space rather than having to follow a set formula/template. Don’t get me wrong, I am still teaching a challenging hot power flow but it feels more authentic to me.
10:55 a.m. – I arrive home and quickly shower, pick up in the kitchen and Finn’s nursery, make my bed, switch over laundry and wash dishes. I snack on some Wheat Thins while I’m doing all of this.
11:55 a.m. – Tanner drops Finn off after their weekly swim lesson. Finn is always wiped out after these lessons but they were the only ones in class today so he is EXTRA exhausted after all of the “work.”
Speaking of work, I need to nurse Finn and get him down for a nap but I have a conference call at noon for a project kickoff with Love The Wild. Luckily, pretty much all the ladies on the call are moms so they understand Finn joining me for the call. Once we got through introductions and into the presentation, I am able to nurse him and he starts getting drowsy and just relaxes while I hold him.
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12:45p – call ends and I take Finn upstairs for his nap. He goes right to sleep.
1p – I make lunch for myself.
SURPRISE! Turkey on Nature’s Own Honey Wheat with Duke’s Mayo, avocado, pepper jack and bread and butter pickles. Pineapple on the side.
Finn sleeps for 2 solid hours so I am able to get a ton done. I answer emails and work on invoicing and project tracking.
3p – Finn is up and ready for a snack/very late lunch. He was WAY too tired to eat when he got home from swimming.
Finn eats saltine crackers, avocado, cheese and pineapple. I just introduced pineapple a few days ago and he LOVES it. Made me smile since it was my #1 pregnancy food craving! 🙂
3:40p – leave for a walk with the girls.
It’s 70 degrees and gorgeous out so we walk the trails and make a pit stop at the park for some swinging. Finn loves the swings! 🙂
Over the course of our walk I talk to my mom, Dorie and my grandmother. Love walking dates, whether they are in person or on the phone! 🙂
4:45p – arrive home. Start mad dash to get ready for babysitter and to leave to teach my final class.
4:55p – babysitter arrives but I am not ready. Finish putting together Finn’s dinner, vacuuming up dog hair (daily occurrence) and then realize I still need to nurse Finn.
5:20p – finally leave home and use WAZE again to help me make it to teach on time.
5:45p – teach my final class of the week at Charlotte Yoga (until I sub some this weekend). Get gas afterwards and check in with babysitter. She says that Finn went down for the night.
*NOTE for new readers: when I teach yoga, I do not practice with my students! I walk around the room, instruct and assist. I don’t even roll a mat out. So teaching three classes in a day doesn’t mean that I do three classes. 🙂
7:30p – arrive home and find Finn wide awake. Spend the next 45 minutes or so nursing him and getting him settled back in bed.
8:15p – I made a homemade pizza on Tuesday so I was excited to dig into the leftovers. Perfect given that today is Pi Day. I preheat the oven while getting Finn down.
8:45p – finally sit down to eat dinner. I enjoy leftover pizza and a salad with arugula, balsamic, olive oil, sea salt, honey, pistachios, feta, dried cranberries and strawberries.
9p – start editing photos for this post and then write it.
10p – about to hit publish on this post and head to bed to read! 🙂
10:40p – edited to add…I am now eating ice cream. A mix of Ben + Jerry’s AmeriCone Dream and Talenti Raspberry Cheesecake. I REALLY love mixing ice cream flavors!
Did you celebrate Pi Day?
Do you like/enjoy math?
What is/was your babies favorite fruit? I cannot get Finn to eat bananas!