Hey everyone! Long time, no post! Life seems to have gotten in the way of my blogging hobby… Needless to say, I’m way overdue for a post!
I thought, since I’m so busy these days, I’d give you a glimpse into my day-to-day activities – a day in the life of Healthy Fit Mama!
When I accepted this new job, I worried about how I would fit everything into my day. I certainly didn’t want to give up my exercise, and I definitely didn’t want to fall into the convenience food trap. But I’ve since discovered that it is possible to fit everything in (well, except blogging, I guess :-(). It just take a bit of planning.
Here’s what a typical day looks like:
5:00am – Alarm goes off.
5:30am – I finally get out of bed, grab a cup of coffee (thank you coffee pot timer!) and start putting myself together – hair, makeup, etc.
6:00am – Make breakfast. I rotate through a few different breakfasts, but there is almost always eggs, a banana, and some nuts or nut butter involved.
6:15 or 6:30am – Baby wakes up. I change her, make her breakfast, and feed her.
7:45am – I leave for work. Luckily, I only live 4 miles from the office!
8:00am – Arrive at work and get down to business!
10:00am – Enjoy a morning snack. I always pack my snacks and lunch the night before. This keeps me from making unhealthy choices. It also keeps my wallet nice and healthy! 😀 Snack is usually a protein shake, a Z Bar, or a Larabar.
12:00pm – Eat my lunch. I always have an apple and a sandwich or a wrap of some sort, either turkey or almond butter and jelly.
3:00pm – Afternoon snack time! I usually pack some Greek yogurt – mixed with cocoa powder and stevia of course! Mmmm, chocolate mousse! I recently started making my own Greek yogurt too. So easy, and definitely a cost savings!
5:00pm – Pack up and head home.
5:15pm – Come home and greet my gorgeous baby girl and get to work on dinner. I’m a big fan of things that take very little prep time and can be thrown in the oven.
6:00pm – Eat dinner with the hubby and baby.
6:45pm – Start the evening wind-down/bedtime routine with baby. My husband and I altnerate nights putting her to bed, so sometimes I get to start my exercise around this time.
7:30pm – Put baby down for the night (she sleep allllll night long now!! :-D). Change into my workout gear and get my butt movin’! I alternate between doing a workout video in the kitchen (it’s the largest room in our new apartment!) and riding my Spinning bike, which is stashed in a tiny extra bedroom.
8:15pm – Watch a little TV and catch up with the hubby.
9:00pm – Make my lunch and set the coffee for the next day.
9:30pm – Shower.
10:00pm – Bed – finally!
In addition to my more structured exercise in the evening, I try to make sure I move as much as possible while I’m at work – using the restroom that upstairs instead of the one right outside my door, taking walks at lunchtime, walking across the building to talk to co-workers rather than e-mailing them (provided I have time, of course).
And there you have it!
To be perfectly honest, I had a couple breakdowns my first week of work, feeling so stressed about how to keep up with my marriage, motherhood, my job, my exercise… But I’ve quickly gotten into the groove and proved to myself that I can make it all work! It’s also been great for me though, because it’s made me realize that I am only human and if I honestly can’t fit in an organized sweat session one day, it’s ok. I’ll be back at it the next day. 🙂