I decided to document a day in the life yesterday and was surprised to find this morning in my TimeHop that I did a “Tuesday in the Life” exactly one year ago today! Guess it was meant to be.
5:35 a.m. – alarm goes off and I am awakened from a super deep sleep in which I was dreaming that I was embarking on a swim to Jamaica. Good thing my alarm went off! I do a quick scan of email and social channels to help me come to and feet hit the floor at 5:40 a.m.
5:55 a.m. – leave the house for the studio to teach and I’m all bundled up because it’s 17 degrees outside!
6 a.m. – teach hot yoga. We live one mile from the studio and it’s especially amazing for early mornings. I have 36 yogis in class who are up and ready to get their practice in before work. I LOVE the morning crowd. Hard workers and what a gift to help people start their days with yoga!
My sweet friend was in class rocking her baby bump. She’s due with baby #2 any day now and still rocking her practice. She’s been consistently coming to class throughout her pregnancy and is feeling good but ready (she asked me to take these pics and gave permission to post…FYI!).
7:30 a.m. – after cleaning the studio after class I head home for a shower and breakfast. I didn’t make chia pudding the night before so I got creative with a sweet potato and a sunflower seed butter jar. Good stuff. I eat breakfast, catch up on news and then get ready for the gym.
8:30 a.m. – train a client at the gym. Late 30’s, mom of two and super hard worker. She’s fun to train!
9:30 a.m. – wrap up client’s training session and get my own workout in. Treadmill intervals and upper body strength of dumbbell and TRX super sets.
11 a.m. – leave the gym and head to SouthPark Mall to visit The Track & Field Store.
I have a photo shoot this week for a local magazine story I’m involved in and the amazing manager at Track & Field had pulled four looks for me to try on.
I tried them all on and SnapChatted them as I went. I loved going back and forth with you guys on which looks you liked. I love SnapChat! (Follow me @ Jen DeCurtins)
Noon – I leave the mall and go to Whole Foods for a Whole30 staple restock. I nearly lost my marbles when I saw my book on display. I stopped dead in my tracks, stood in the middle of the store and said out loud, “oh my god, oh my god, that’s my book!” The sales associates looked at me and I said, “that’s my book. I wrote it. It’s my first time seeing it in a store!” I was SO HONORED and SHOCKED to see it for sale at Whole Foods. To say it made my day was an understatement.
I had another reader SnapChat me a pic of my book in Birmingham and another friend tell me she saw it in Tennessee. I am in disbelief! (Note: you can find The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions on Amazon.)
1 p.m. – arrive home and unpack groceries.
Canned pumpkin, lite coconut milk (<– WF is one of the only places that sells coconut milk that is Whole30 compliant and doesn’t include sulfites), chicken broth, kombucha, tomato sauce, green beans, tuscan kale, tahini, salsa, locally roasted coffee, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, organic chicken breasts, bananas, sweet potatoes, apples, WF roasted turkey, pears, parsnips, rutabagas, turnips, wasabi powder, red chili curry paste.
And four cases of La Croix. On sale 2 for $7 with an extra 10% discount for every case of 24 you bought.
1:30 p.m. – make and eat lunch quickly.
Soup and salad.
2-3 p.m. – meeting with my amazing therapist/life coach/guru. I have seen her once or twice a month for almost 5 years now. I talk about this from time-to-time because I think it’s important to take the stigma off of therapy. Seeing her consistently through both good and bad times has been an incredible way for me to grow personally and to learn more effective communication methods, thought processes and ways to deal with whatever it is that’s on my plate. We talk about everything from relationships to work to friends/family to stress management and much more. I firmly believe that emotional health is just as important (if not MORE SO!) than physical health.
3:15 p.m. get on the computer and start cranking out work. Most of my work yesterday was focused on stuff I needed to do for the studio.
4:30 p.m. – break for a snack and a cup of tea.
4:45-6:45 p.m. – computer work. I create flyers for upcoming workshops, update the website with upcoming workshops and work on menu design for the cafe.
During this time I had a text exchange with my BFF about whether or not I was practicing that night. She convinced me. 😉
7:15 p.m. – yoga class. So glad I decided to break and practice. I was a sweaty and happy mess after! I took my friend Rian’s class and he is seriously an amazing teacher and appeals to my love of all things upside down and getting playful on the mat. If you live in Charlotte, you must check him out.
8:45 p.m. – leave studio after showering and getting comfy clothes on and head home to make dinner. While I’m making dinner I also make a new batch of homemade almond milk and respond to texts and SnapChats.
9:30 p.m. – eat dinner. We are 50/50 with couch v. eating at the table and last night’s late dinner was a couch dinner while we watched Nurse Jackie. We just started watching it a few weeks ago and are totally sucked into this show. I think we’re on season 3 now. The characters are awesome and the writing is so witty and smart. I always crack up at least 3-4 times every episode.
The puppies cuddle while we watch TV. They always like to be close. I consider starting this post but I have been so good about not working on the computer at night and decide it can wait until the next morning!
10:45 p.m. – we decide it’s time to head to bed.
I prep our breakfast for the next day. Chia pudding with pumpkin for the first time! (Also note this gigantic bag of chia seeds that one of my students gave me. We are set!)
The last thing I do before bed is make coffee. I love having it ready to go the next morning.
11:15 p.m. – in bed to read. I’m reading Thanks for the Memories right now and it’s just okay at best.
11:30 p.m. – lights out, pass out. Excited that alarm isn’t set until 7 a.m. the next morning! 🙂
What’s your typical bedtime? Even though I get up early most mornings, I have a really hard time going to bed before 11. And I have to read for a few minutes to wind down and get sleepy.
Do you prep breakfast or coffee before bed?