Happy Hump Day! I thought I would mix things up today by combining two posts that have been popular on the blog in the past.
Since it’s Wednesday, I will be covering an entire day of my eats for What I Ate Wednesday. Just for fun, I broke down my Tuesday with more detail than I usually do to also cover another “Day in the Life” type of post.
The last time I posted a DITL, I just started training clients at the gym, I was glued to the computer (running this blog) when I was at home, working out about five times a week (mostly at home because it was freezing out), volunteering at church, exploring the eats and activities in the Metro Detroit area with Scott, working on specialization certifications, and trying to find a balance on how much to take on outside of the home!
Currently, I have been working part-time at a gym as a personal trainer, blogging on my breaks, still exploring everything Detroit and the surrounding areas have to offer, traveling throughout the summer, (still) working on specialization certifications, and figuring out how to balance my day to day tasks without falling behind.
I enjoy putting these posts together every once in a while because I think it will be interesting to go back and revisit my days as they evolve and continually change throughout the years.
Plus, I enjoy reading other people’s DITLs. Call me nosy, but I know I’m not the only one!
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
*** Edited to add ***
I meant to include that I was also covering sessions for another trainer this day. I normally teach anywhere from 1-4 sessions/classes per day. Summer travels, however, call for covering several days like this. Also, I do not work out whatsoever during my sessions. I simply demonstrate exercises, set up stations, observe, and correct form during classes. I complete my own workouts earlier or later in the day!
5:00 a.m. alarm goes off… press snooze. Obviously.
5:20 a.m. finally get up. Where’s the coffee?
5:40 a.m. leave for my 6 a.m. class at the gym. I’m so grateful the drive is close!
6 a.m. teach a small group strength training class
6:50 a.m. finish class and get workout and notes ready for the next 1-on-1 client
7:00 a.m. COFFEE on the side of training
7:45 a.m. finish session, finish coffee, and make a quick bowl of yogurt and granola for breakfast #1
Fage Raspberry Greek yogurt topped in Quaker simply granola oats, honey, raisins & almonds and chia seeds with a side of coffee
8:40 a.m. finish and publish morning blog post
8:45 a.m. share post across social media channels and check emails until next class
9 a.m. teach small group circuit class (loved the ladies in class today!)
10 a.m. pack up and head home for a break
10:15 a.m. Scott returns home from physical therapy, so I whip up a big batch of scrambled eggs for us for breakfast #2
Scrambled eggs with tomato, spinach, cheese, and a drizzle of sriracha
Enjoy a brief morning at home with him until he has to go to work.
11:45 a.m. return to the gym to teach another small group circuit class
12:15 p.m. nobody showed for my Noon class, so I start drafting this post instead!
12:45 p.m. start writing afternoon blog post
1:45 p.m. leave for doctor’s appointment
2:00 p.m. (sorry to be vague)… just making sure everything is normal in this body of mine
2:45 p.m. everything seems fine (as far as I know…) and I grab lunch on the way back to the gym. (Bless you, Quiznos.)
Italian Salad with one dressing cup and chicken instead of the Italian meats
3:15 p.m. scroll social media and Bloglovin’… basically procrastinate
3:25 p.m. coffee (and water) round 2 while finishing my afternoon blog post
I don’t usually have coffee twice a day, but when I do, it’s when I have an on-and-off 14 hour day at the gym. #earnedit
4:30 p.m. get workout and paperwork together for a new client session
5:00 p.m. new personal training session!
6:00 p.m. teach small group circuit class
6:45 p.m. almond break
Blue Diamond Sriracha almonds
7:00 p.m. teach small group strength training class
8:00 p.m. teach small group circuit class (Phew!!)
8:45 p.m. I was going to work out… but… yeah. Tomorrow. Catch up on some emails instead.
9:15 p.m. get home from the gym and make dinner as quickly as possible. It looks horrid, but tastes awesome.
Amy’s Curry Lentil Soup over quinoa
9:45 p.m. shower and get ready for bed
10:15 p.m. cuddle up on the couch and watch Big Brother with Scott… and eat three hearty handfuls of animal crackers (unpictured) for dessert
10:45 p.m. accidentally fall asleep on the couch… goodnight!
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Question of the Day
• What is one effortless dinner you go to when you’re hungry and unmotivated to cook?
I turn to soup over rice, quinoa, or noodles quite often. My go to brand is Amy’s and I even have bags of seasoned quinoa ready to pull from the freezer when it’s late. No shame!
I would love to get a glimpse into a day in your life. If you are a blogger and have recently shared your own and DITL post, feel free to paste your link here in the comments section. <3