For whatever reason, people have a hard time wrapping their head around my day. Particularly my mornings and how I’m able to wake up, get to the gym and get to work by 8am. Because of this, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share what a day in the life is like for me…
4:15am – first alarm goes off; hit snooze
4:30am – second alarm goes off; stumble out of bed and change into workout gear
4:45am – grab a water bottle + 1/2 banana with peanut butter and head out the door
5:00am – arrive at gym just as they’re opening; lift weights, perform cardio, or whatever is on the agenda for the day
5:45am – alarm goes off warning me to finish up my workout and head home
6:00am – get home from the gym, hit “brew” on the coffee machine and head upstairs to shower
6:15am – after shower, get dressed and do hair (it can’t wait or it will be a bad hair day!)
6:30am – eat breakfast (generally toast or oatmeal + coffee with
soy almond milk); check email, publish post and read blogs while eating
6:50am – put on makeup and finish getting ready
7:15am – alarm goes off warning me to hurry up; wash my breakfast dishes and head to work
8:00am – clock in, check email and prepare for the store to open and begin my day
10am – coffee break! I walk to Starbucks for my Grande Soy Misto while eating a small power or granola bar for a snack; then back to work
12pm or 1pm – lunch break (generally a salad, sandwich, or yogurt with granola and fruit); then back to work
3pm – time for another break! I’m usually getting hungry again so I have the second piece of fruit I packed or a small container of trail mix; back to work
5pm – time to clock out and sit in LA rush-hour traffic
5:45pm – upon getting home, I’m hungry and I snack on some carrots + roasted red pepper hummus (I’m pretty sure I could eat my weight in this stuff!) while starting to prepare dinner and make tomorrow’s lunch
6:30pm – eat dinner, check email, read blogs, write the next days post, and do whatever else happens to be on my to-do list
9/9:30pm – if I haven’t already, put on my pajamas, crawl into bed and read, watch a movie or do something else relaxing (maybe yoga?) until I pass out (generally 10:30 or so).
Yes I get in bed early. Yes I will get in bed before 9pm sometimes. Yes sometimes that leads to falling asleep super early. And no I don’t have a problem with this.
I’m clearly more of a morning person. I’d rather wake up and get to the gym before it’s crowded with people and I can’t get done what I need to get done. That doesn’t mean I don’t change it up on occasion. I do go to the gym after work sometimes (like a day where I have to work at 6 or 7am versus 8, 9 or even 10am) but I’d rather get there in the morning as it also sets the tone for my day and makes me feel like I’m being productive from the moment that I wake up. Literally.
Are you more of a morning or night person?
What does your day generally look like?
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My sister bought me that bowl from Anthropologie! I’ve been wanting to go and see what else they have but I’m afraid my bank account will cry upon my leaving… 😉
And morning workouts can be rough because you do have to pay attention to the time and sometimes you don’t feel like you get in all that you want or you’re rushing at the end. But when I think about my alternative (going after work when there are a million people around and I feel overwhelmed and like there isn’t a place I can do my training and really focus and zone out,) it suddenly doesn’t seem so bad.
I love that breakfast bowl.
I was thinking about a day-in-the-life post over the weekend but I thought it’d be too boring. And yet I found yours so enjoyable to read. I think it’s some of that whole can’t-stand-hearing-my-own-voice logic at play.
I was also laughing to myself when I got home at 8:30 last night and both my roommates were lights out already.
Your meals look so good.
Sixty minutes of workout and I’d slit my wrists. There’s nothing that stresses me out more than a hard stop to my sweat time. I think that’s why I’m happier on the weekends, it’s not that I hate work so much, it’s that I hate stopping workouts to make time for work.
I am such a morning person! Currently I have to be at work at 6:30 and I am off by 2:30 which makes the afternoon gym workout easier. But I am about to transition to working from home. I am a little nervous about starting a new schedule!
As someone who has done some freelance / work from home type of jobs, I would recommend making a new routine for yourself. If you like waking up early – stick with it! 🙂
Youre day is pack full pwey I thought I was Busy with my new Job and all.
But I think it’s a good job. you get up early. I’m still trying to do so.
Tommorrow a new change for me. and I wil think of you to push me to get out of bed!
Good luck with your new change and new job! 🙂