I have seen these types of posts all over blogland and Lauren reminded me I haven’t done one yet, so I decided to finally try and document at least one day in my life so you can see, what a normal day looks like for me. So here we go….
Wake Up: I was jolted up and didn’t realize it was on video so you get a screenshot from the video. My alarm is set for 4:45am. Seamus was running around to help wake me up earlier, because 2 minutes count.
6:00 a.m. – 6:15 or 6:20 a.m. – Breakfast and Lunch. I make my breakfast, which was a protein shake then I “make” my lunch. Normally this is just my salad since i like it fresh. I switched the Larabar for a Greek Yogurt.
6:30 – 6:45 a.m. – Read – See previous book picture
6:45 – 6:55 a.m. – Hair and Makeup.
8:00 – Work Time Begins. I set out all my daily needs out of my bag. Make a cup of tea. If I get in early I will try to read a few blogs.
8-8:45 a.m. Listen to Podcast. Call Your Girlfriend
9:30ish – Mid Afternoon Snack. Grapefruit
9:30-10:30 a.m. Listen to Dave Ramsey Podcast
11-11:30 – Work Sponsored – Decorate Your Own Mardi Gras Mask. I didn’t paint one but we got to vote for the top 3
Noon – Lunch time. Eat my lunch while reading blogs and responding to comments
3:30ish – Afternoon Snack. Greek Yogurt
5:30-5:45 p.m. Take Seamus for a Walk
5:45 pm – 6 p.m. Workout in my Basement – Normally this is from 5:45-7p.m. however after 15 minutes I realized my foot is worse than I thought and I hobbled upstairs in pain. Took no pictures
6:00 – 7 p.m. – Decided it was perfectly acceptable to make cupcakes since the mix was due to expire soon. Waste not want not.
With that you have a day in my life. Somethings vary from day to day, but it looks very typical.
What would a typical day look like for you?
Biana @ Blovedboston says
This was such a fun little peek into your world!! Girl you get up so early…way to go and I’m so jealous of your at home gym!! I just did a workout this morning and at home is less fun for me LOL! xo, Biana
Thanks! I feel my life is pretty boring most days. It really is just a room, with some weights, a TV and a treadmill but it works. I love home workouts when it’s cold and snowy, but I still hit the gym.
Linda sheridan says
Healing lights to your toe. You have an efficient schedule. I love my schedule now!! It was crazy for many years.
Love, SMD’s Momma
Thank you! I think it has to be, to juggle everything. Glad you have a more relaxing schedule now, it gives me hope!
kathy at realtalk says
a predictable schedule/routine is what keeps me sane – you have a good one! now i know that when i get (blog) emails from you, it’s after you’ve come back from walking seamus 😀
Yes, it totally keeps me sane! Haha! Yes, you are one of the ones I read first so I get to it in after his walk if I can. 🙂
chelsea jacobs says
Ooh girl, that’s an early wake-up call!
It feels like it too! 🙂
Wow you get up early! I can barely get up before 6:30 these days. It was a fun peek into your life. My clocks are always fast too so that I’m never late. I hate being late for anything.
I used to get up at 7 but that was years ago, I miss it. I loathe being late, my Dad drilled that into me as a kid.
The amount of stuff you get done before you even get to work is astounding! I can’t believe Seamus is already walked by 5 a.m. So glad you did one of these!
Thanks. He is the reason I get up so early. I am pretty boring during the week.
I love posts like these! What a busy woman you are, I give you tons of credit for waking up so early!
Thanks! Trust me it’s not by choice!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I’m not well if I consistently get under six hours of sleep. I can’t believe how much you get done in the morning! I dislike getting up in the dark.
It is brutal. It seemed to slowly get earlier and earlier. I started by wanting to walk Seamus because he was getting fat, then we kept encountering other dogs on the walk and he doesn’t like stranger dogs, so it got to be annoying so I woke up earlier to get away from them. It now is so early the birds aren’t even up!! I’d much rather sleep in.
I’m tired just reading this – I can’t believe you get so little sleep! I would cry.
Is that book good? Should I read it?
Seamus is adorable. I love his sad face.
I love my salad fresh as well – though I normally make a big one on sunday to have throughout the week, and it used to go bad but since i’ve been using spinach in lettuce’s place, it doesn’t go bad! i love it.
lol the cupcake mix wouldn’t have had the chance to get near the expiration date for me, i don’t let myself buy them to have them around the house, they don’t last!
Trust me I am a walking zombie most days!! Ha! It is really good. It is in my opinion a better 50 Shades. He looked so pathetic like I was so mean for going to work!
I bought it to practice cake making/decorating but I normally make cake from scratch so they tend to stick around. I was glad to get rid of it. My co-workers will get to eat them! 😉
Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis says
You have some early and productive mornings! I can’t say mine are productive at all except getting dressed and letting Lola out before flying out the door. I think I just love sleep too much!
Haha! I would love to get up later, it just doesn’t work right now. I used to require 8 hours a night. Now not so much. The things we do for our dogs.
Ummm how do you make it past 9 PM with a wake up time of 4:45?!?
I think my body just got used to it. Some days are a struggle though.
Oh man you get up early! I like seeing these types of posts. So fun! Yum cupcakes 🙂
Very early! 🙁 I swear I don’t make cupcakes everyday! 😉
Jana @ Jana Says says
That is ridiculously early. I can’t even think about getting up that early. Actually, we’re supposed to get up that early on Sunday to drive to a cheer competition but we’re getting a hotel near the venue instead because 4:00 is too early to get up ever.
I’d have a hard time leaving Seamus’s little face, too. One of the perks of being home is not having to leave my dogs too often. They even come with me to and from the school pickup/drop off.
I also listen to Dave Ramsey. Mostly for entertainment value but there’s a kernel of good info in there occasionally, too.
It feels early! 😉 I even get up that early on the weekends because Seamus doesn’t let me sleep in. I mean seriously how sad was that face! Such guilt. I need to find a way to work from home!
I feel like a lot of it, is the same but you do get a lot of good advice and examples of what to do.
Amy @ The Crazy Wise Woman says
I so wish I could be disciplined enough to get up early and do things before my day technically starts! It has gotten easier since I cut out weeknight drinking though lol. Girl, all that snow…
Haha!! That would help! I would much rather sleep in. So much snow!
I love reading these posts! I keep meaning to do one, I need to get around to that!
Your day is similar to mine except I wake up at 4:35 am and work out first. And I dont have to walk the dogs since we have a fenced in back yard (#lazy) and I go to bed usually around 9:45pm. 🙂
Yes, it’s so fun to see how people spend their days. I don’t know how you workout so early, I am totally not awake enough for moving around. I really need to go to bed earlier.
Louann Kristy says
Oh my gosh this is so great !! It was nice to see how you day was 🙂 I def think this has peaked an interest in a future post of mine perhaps. 🙂
Thanks for sharing.
You should, it’s fun to see how everyone’s life compares and how they spend their day!
Bri @ My Life As... says
I love these posts! I planned on having one for tomorrow but the day that I was keeping track of was such a shit show that I forgot to take some pictures & accidentally deleted some of what I did have…some day again I’ll try. Those cupcakes look delicious!
Oh no! You should try again. It’s fun. Thanks, my co-workers devoured them!
Kay R. says
I LOVE THIS. Can I say how impressed I am by how much you get done before you actually leave for work. Its always a mad dash for me. My lunch has to be prepped the night before or its a shit show! I also drink protein shakes in morning (and night sometimes). I cant even believe that after all that you made cupcakes .. and you found time to read all during the day! Man you rock!
Haha! Thanks! It is productive just REALLY early! I am all about fitting reading into my day, it is a must! Cupcakes don’t gt made often, but since I couldn’t workout it was a good distraction! 😉
girl, what a day!! there’s no way i could get up that early!
It is brutal on the best day! Totally why i have bags under my eyes most days!
These posts are always so fun! Is listening to podcasts part of your job or just the background you have going on while you work?
No, I just like to have background noise since it’s an open concept office space. I can’t take the constant loud talkers, couching, and other noises so I block it out so I can concentrate.
I love this! I will have to do one! 🙂 … Man I wish I could get up earlier than what I do and get as much done as you. I’m just not a morning person AT. ALL.
Thanks! Trust me I am not a morning person at all but Seamus makes me one. Soon enough you will have a little one that wakes you up early, you just adjust. 😉
4:45 is not the morning… it’s the middle of the night. Boyyyy am I glad Johnny Cakes is scared of the outdoors and goes potty on a pad! lololol
Your Target looks fancy!
Haha! It is not fun waking up that early. It is fairly big though I have seen bigger Target stores.