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Tuesday in the Life

Here’s a random day in the life for ya!

4:55 a.m. – alarm goes off

5 a.m. – second alarm goes off. Get up and let Zoey out of her crate and take her outside. Make a cup of tea and eat some banana with peanut butter. Get dressed for the gym with Zoey’s help. She’s being unusually calm.

5:25 a.m. – Zoey and I load up and head to the gym to train clients.


5:30 a.m. – train client #1, male in late 30s that’s been training with me for 18 months

6:30 a.m. – train client #2, female in early 30s that’s been with me for nearly 2 years. Pregnant with second baby.

7:15 a.m. – home for breakfast. I make banana egg white oatmeal.

banana egg white oatmeal

7:30 a.m. – eat breakfast and write a Super Bowl healthier snack idea post that’s due today.

8:45 a.m. – send in post and get ready to go teach yoga

9:05 a.m. – Starbucks for coffee. Over four hours into the day and just getting my first caffeine fix!

9:15 a.m. – teach a 75 minute hot vinyasa class

10:45 a.m. – leave studio and head home for a run. It’s in the 50s and sunny! I run a little over 4 miles but pace is a little slow at 8:45 today because I was feeling a little sore and stiff from yesterday’s workout. Still felt great! Shower quickly after run, throw hair in a wet braid and get dressed.

Noon – yoga studio management team meeting

lunch salad and soup

1 p.m. – home for lunch. Salad with arugula, spinach, edamame, strawberries, avocado, almonds, goat cheese, cucumbers, mushrooms and a honey dijon balsamic vinaigrette along with some tomato and roasted red pepper soup. I ate hummus and crackers while I was prepping lunch and a piece of dark chocolate with sea salt after.

1:30 p.m. – dry hair and get dressed for the day

2-3 p.m. – everything from cleaning the kitchen to playing with Zoey to answering emails and more…

3-6 p.m. – trip to IKEA


While there, I succumb to my first IKEA cinnamon roll and I’m not sorry. It was everything I dreamed it would be after smelling them for years…and more.

6 p.m. – home from IKEA and uncharacteristically exhausted. Lie down on the couch, close my eyes and doze for 20 minutes.

6:20 p.m. – wake up feeling a million times better (cinnamon roll hangover?)

6:45-9 p.m. – studio freelance marketing work…lots of follow ups from today’s management team meeting including website updates, design work, emails and more. I don’t usually work this late but since I spent the afternoon at IKEA and randomly had no evening commitments, it happened this way.

9 p.m. start dinner – this is way late even for me. And in all fairness, I had leftovers that I could have eaten but I just love to cook and had it in my mind that I was going to make stuffed peppers.

stuffed peppers

9:45 p.m. – stuffed peppers come out of the oven. Sauteed ground beef, sauteed onions, leftover brown rice, black beans, salsa, cilantro, cheese and chili powder and cumin for the filling.

stuffed pepper

Top the peppers with sour cream and guac and eat dinner while starting a new episode of Suits. I am OBSESSED with this show.

10:10 p.m. – edit photos and start this post.

10:40 p.m. – publish post. I’ll finish this episode of Suits and head to bed.

A good day! Night! 🙂

{ 18 comments… add one }
  • Carrie (This Fit Chick) January 20, 2015, 11:34 pm

    looks like a productive and busy day!! love the stuffed peppers!

  • Liv @ Healthy Liv January 21, 2015, 12:20 am

    Would you believe that I’ve never had stuffed peppers? Yours sound incredible, though, so I think I’ll have to give them a try! And that cinnamon roll looks incredible!

    As a college student, my days are kind of the opposite of yours– I stay up later, and I’m definitely not waking up at 5 am! But I love waking up early (early for a college student, at least) to run! It’s so peaceful outside before everyone else is up, and I love being productive in the mornings!

  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles January 21, 2015, 6:05 am

    I wonder what would happen if I waited 4 hours in the morning to have coffee. I don’t think I want to try to find out!

  • Roberta Whittiker January 21, 2015, 7:35 am

    Where was sweet Sullie all day?! 🙁 Does she get to go with you and Zoey girl to the gym?

    • Jen January 21, 2015, 9:07 am

      sullie is with her dad this week! she does not get left behind. i tell her all the time she’s my #1 girl! 🙂

  • Emily @ My Healthyish Life January 21, 2015, 7:45 am

    Every time I go to Ikea I end up spending more time there than I anticipated. I just wander forever! I love getting up early (which is weird for a college student) but I eat dinner very early…and then a huge snack at night 🙂

  • sarah January 21, 2015, 9:06 am

    I don’t know how you function on 5 hours of sleep! I need a solid 7 or 8 but maybe it’s because you’re ten times more active than I am, LOL! 🙂

  • Anne Marie | Grass Fed Salsa January 21, 2015, 9:29 am

    Cinnamon roll hangover… love it!

  • She Rocks Fitness January 21, 2015, 12:03 pm

    SUITS is my favorite show! It helps that I have a HUGE crush on Harvey…He’s just so flipping gorgeous! Cannot wait for the next season to start…also cannot believe that you didn’t get your coffee fix until 9…GASP!

  • Beth January 21, 2015, 2:53 pm

    Those peppers look so yummy! Please tell me the amount of spices u used!!

  • Alexis January 21, 2015, 9:30 pm

    I made stuffed peppers tonight too! Delicious!

  • Marla-Deen January 22, 2015, 7:54 am

    Did stuffed Poblano Peppers last night and it was a big hit! I always forget about stuffed peppers!

    • Jen January 22, 2015, 7:49 pm

      oh thanks for the poblano inspiration! i need to mix up my pepppers!

  • nickee January 22, 2015, 6:41 pm

    Do you live really close to the gym? Saw the 5:25am leaving for gym to train a client at 5:30am. That’s so awesome!! 🙂

    • Jen January 22, 2015, 7:46 pm

      yep! 🙂 like 1.7 miles and at 5:30 in the morning it takes me 2 minutes to get there!

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