Hey friends! How are you today? I am on day three of my 40-day revolution and am enjoying taking the time for meditation each day. The amount of mediation increases each week though, so we shall see how I am doing with it when it is larger chunks of time. Today I thought I would share a day in the life post. I always love these posts and it had been a while since I shared one, so here we go. This is from Monday of this week.
4:00 am Pop out of bed. I was excited to start my 40-day revolution yoga practice, so I made sure to get up right on time.
4:05-4:30 Yoga and meditation. I’m not sure if it was because I had just gotten up, or all the sitting in the car the day before, but I woke up stiff! It was great to start the day with the stretching and quiet, meditation time. I felt a huge difference from how stiff I was at the beginning and how much better I felt at the end.
4:30-4:45 Coffee time, with the usual almond milk, collagen, and ashwagandha. I also took this 15 minutes or so to check in with the blog world and relax before really starting the day.
4:45-5:30. Hop in the shower and get ready for the day. I had washed my hair and laid out clothes the night before, so I was able to get ready pretty quickly. I try to get ready before the kids get up, especially on days I leave early to teach, so I can focus my attention on them when they get up.
5:30-6:00 Baby wake up and snuggle time, one of the best parts of the day. I also hung out with them while they started breakfast and then headed off to teach my class.
6:00-7:00 Had a great group for class today. I love my group of early morning folks. They have such a good energy and get me feeling pumped every time.
7:00 Headed to my office. One of the perks of being out and about early is pretty sunrises like this.
7:30 Had a quick breakfast at my desk while catching up on emails. Two savory breakfast muffins, a bunch of blueberries and some Whoppers someone left in the break room, breakfast of champs.
11:30-11:50 After a busy work morning, I decided it was time for lunch. I normally pack a fresh lunch, but had limited options and didn’t want to eat what I had planned for dinner for two meals in a row, so frozen meal to the rescue. This was pretty decent, though I think it would have been a lot better if I had been able to bake it rather than microwaving it. It did not look especially lovely after being microwaved though, so box picture it is.
I am really bad about working through lunch but decided to kind of follow Maureen’s suggestion and do a little reading at lunch. I say kind of because I was studying for my upcoming group instructor exam, not reading for fun, but still a nice little break.
3:30-4:30 My personal city tour to pick up my kiddos and get home. Traffic was mild and I got some good podcast time in on my way to pick up my little ones.
5:00 Dinner time! We had carnitas burrito bowls that came together in about 5 minutes because I had prepped the meat, rice and beans the night before. It was so nice to only have to make some quick guacamole (weeknight version = salsa and avocado) and chop some lettuce.
5:30-7:00 Baby hangout time! Baths and hanging out/unwinding before bed.
7:00-7:30 Quick at home workout using this little guy. My brother gave me a set of resistance bands not to long ago and I am loving them. Also, jackets with thumb holes are the greatest!
7:30-8:30 Catch up with the hubs and unload the dishwasher
8:30-9:15 More study time/reading before bed, plus a five-minute meditation.
9:15 Sweet, sweet bedtime
Well there you have it, my Monday! This was a fairly normal Monday for me. I like to end the day with a show or some fun reading, but am trying to study when I can right now.
What’s a typical day like for you? When do you normally get up during the week? 4:00-4:30 is pretty typical for me during the week so I try to get to bed by 9:00ish.
Hope you have a great day!