Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Day in the Life

Do people still like to read these types of posts? Because I really love reading about people's day to day lives and see how they spend their time so I've decided to finally share one of my own!

And excuse the pictures - I wanted to be as true to my day as possible. No staging/filtering/getting the light juuuuust right/etc. And it was raining Monday so there was no hope on the lighting. 

6:00 AM: Alarm goes off.

6:15 AM: After two snoozes, I'm finally up and stumbling to the bathroom to get ready for the gym.

6:15- 6:40 AM: Put in contacts, brush teeth, throw on workout clothes (thank the LORD I get everything ready at night), grab my gym bag, throw protein smoothie in the Ninja while I put my lunch in the lunch box and out the door!
Current smoothie recipe that I've been doing for weeks and still am not tired of: 
  • 1 scoop Shakeology (any chocolate protein powder will work but this is my current favorite)
  • Banana - usually frozen
  • Bunch of baby spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Ice 
6:55 AM: Arrive at the YMCA, throw stuff in the locker and head to the workout room. 

6:55 - 7:40 AM: 28 minute BBG workout - today was leg day and I'm still shaking - thanks, Kayla. I always make sure to stretch after every workout (hence this taking longer than 28 minutes), though, because it really makes such a difference in my soreness level.
7:45 - 8:20 AM: Shower and get ready at the Y. After 8 weeks of this, I swear the Y locker room feels like my own personal bathroom at this point. It's the same few ladies in there most mornings and we all have our little routines.
8:25 - 8:30 AM: Drive to work. Yes, it takes me literally 5 minutes to get to work and I don't even have to get on a main road so there's no traffic, no stopping, no excuses to not be at work on time at 8:30 AM.
8:30 - 10:00 AM: Somehow I have no meetings this morning. I'm not sure that's true and I may just be sitting at my desk missing a lot of important things? I'm using this time to book a flight to Chicago for the end of March (#priorities) and working with some managers on performance management.  

10:30 AM: Snack time! My favorite time of the morning.
Greek yogurt banana protein muffin
10:30 - Noon: Track our performance management process, follow up with managers on annual reviews and work on a curriculum. 

12:15 - 12:45 PM: Lunch time. Most of the time, a few girls from my team and I sit in the break room and chat about life while we eat and today was one of those days!
12:45 - 3:00 PM: Work, work, work. This afternoon I'm taking some training modules for some new e-learning software I received.

3:00 PM: Snack time again!
3:30 PM: A few of us on the team try to get up and take a walk in the afternoon to get the juices flowing after sitting most of the day and get those steps in!

3:45-5:00 PM: More of the same. My days are usually full of meetings so I take full advantage when they're not! 

5:07 - 5:25 PM: Charlotte traffic is the best... Honestly, some days it will take me 20 minutes to get home and other days it takes an hour. It's shocking. Thankfully, today was only 20ish minutes because we need to be home so Whitney can pick us up for trivia!
5:30 - 6:00 PM: Read. I have library books due tomorrow so I'm trying to finish this last one - DIY Rules for a WTF World written by the creator of the Pussyhat Project!
6:00 - 6:50 PM: I showered this morning so my hair was straight, so I curled my hair before trivia. Since curling my hair can take a little time,  I like to do it at night so I just have to touch it up in the morning. It cuts my morning routing by about 20 minutes which is great after a workout! I also packed my gym bag and got ready for Tuesday.
6:50 - 7:10 PM: Ride up to Catawba Brewing with Whitney and Nick!

7:30 - 9:30 PM: Trivia time! We won last week so we have a $30 gift card to spend tonight and then we won again this week... so basically we now drink for free at Catawba Brewing.
10:00 PM: Wash face and crawl into bed. .

10:30 PM: Asleep. 

I won't lie, most of my nights usually include reading or watching The Bachelor, doing a little yoga before bed and being in bed by 9:30 PM ( I talked more about my true nighttime routine earlier this week). But, it's always fun getting out with a few friends to kick the week off and my Sunday preparations really makes that possible. 


Lauren said...

I still like day in the life posts! I slept through my workout this morning and now I feel guilty - my gym is in my neighborhood and since I work from home, I can just come home and shower and get to it - no blowdrying required. I have no excuse! I love that you make walking during the day a priority, too.

Miranda said...

Your outfit on this day...super cute! I love how you really make the most of your day. You're productive while still making time to enjoy yourself.