From time to time, I’m asked how I fit in exercise and balance it out with my family/work life.
Here is a brief synopsis of my day
- 4 a.m. Alarm rings. I say f*** it and go back to sleep. (Note – this does not always happen. Sometimes I actually wake up and train with Mel. But sometimes I sleep through that too, and then she makes me do heavy weighted low squats at the next session. It’s a nice reminder for me to set two alarms on training days.)
- 7 a.m. My husband, Henri, says, “Wake up! It’s 7!!!” Mass chaos ensues as I fling carrot sticks and chicken into lunchboxes. I eat grapefruit.
- 7:30 a.m. Henri takes our six-year-old daughter, Rylee, to school. I argue with our four-year-old son, Henry, about getting dressed. He is refusing to go to nursery school because he’s got a beef with another preschooler who won’t share his toys in the sandbox. I try to coax him into clothing. When it doesn’t work, I try to bribe him. When that doesn’t work I start putting his favorite toys in a bag telling him he has to earn them back. That works. He’s dressed.
- 8 a.m. I drop Henry at school. He doesn’t want to get out of the car. I remind him of the toys in the bag. Miraculously, the car door opens.
- 8:15 a.m. Go to gym. I do my 20 minutes of cardio and then do my V ups, stomach tucks, pikes, and stretching for splits. A trainer asks me if I am a gymnast. That is the highlight of my morning.
- 9:30 a.m. Go home. Clean up, dress, eat meal 1.
- 10 a.m. Pay bills. Do laundry. Clean up the disaster known as my living room. It looks like a giant sneezed toys everywhere.
- 11 a.m. Eat meal 2. Do more laundry. Clean dishes in sink from last night. Notice Halloween candy on counter…
- Noon. Eat meal 3. Print out tenant memos. (Hey tenants: Stop breaking the laundry machines!) Try to write blog post, but internet is down. Drive to work.
- 12:30 p.m. Destroy things. (We own an apartment building and I’m helping to renovate a unit this week. I got to knock out the shower tile. Another highlight.)
- 2:15 p.m. Drive home to pick up kids.
- 3:15 p.m. Let kids eat Halloween candy. Crash in bedroom for 15 minutes.
- 3:30 p.m. Hit snooze.
- 3:40 p.m. Heat up meal 4. Drive to Henry’s TaeKwonDo. Eat food while helping Rylee with her homework.
- 4:30 p.m. Drop off Rylee at Destination Imagination team meeting. Take Henry home. Do another load of laundry.
- 5:00 p.m. Take nap while Henry plays on pbskids.org
- 5:30 p.m. Big Henri comes home. I pick up Rylee and get bags of stuff from the team to assemble for the weekly group challenges.
- 6 p.m. It’s Family Science Night? Really?
- 6:30 p.m. *If you’re my trainer don’t read this* Split hot dog, chips and soda with my husband. Watch kids discover the wonderful world of science.
- 8:30 p.m. Put the kids to bed.
- 9 p.m. Text my clients to confirm schedules for the week. This week everyone has to be early, since I’m construction chick.
- 9:30 p.m. Eat meal 6 and blog. Go to bed after post goes up.
So there is a day in my life, complete with a few mess ups on my meal plan. How about you? What does a day in your life look like? When do you fit in exercise?
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