4:21 am – Alarm goes off. Roll over with a moan but tell myself that I’ve never regretted a work out.
4:40 am – Arrive at the gym. Wait in the warm car and check Instagram.
5:00 am – Work.it.out. My workout depends on the day. But today I took a Pedal and Pump class. This class is a mix of cardio and weight training using the bike and whatever else the instructor can come up with.
6:05 am – Now that I got that over with, it’s off to tackle the rest of the day.
6:25 am – Start brewing the pot-o-coffee.
6:37 am – Pour my post-shower cup of coffee.
6:40 am – 7:08 am – Primp. Dry my hair. Straighten my hair. Gulp coffee. Dress myself. (Friday’s are easy – dress down days!) More gulps of coffee. Put on my face paint (make-up).
7:10 am – Time to break the fast! This morning I had cereal. I realized it was National Eat Cereal Day and I get a kick out of celebrating those little “holidays”. Breakfast always includes healthy fats, protein and carbs.
7:25 am – Packing up my lunch to take to work. Salads are a popular lunch item for me. But lately I’ve been loving snack plates.
7:35 am – Out the door I go.
8 am – Time to check emails! And drink my favorite cup of coffee.
8:30 am – All out of coffee. Time to start drinking water.
8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Work flow. My work days vary a lot. Sometimes I’m in and out of meetings in-house all day. Other days I’m out of the office. Like yesterday when I got to spend the whole day at Marbles Children Museum in Raleigh for a symposium
12:00 pm – Lunch time! I typically eat lunch at my desk (or in a meeting). This is usually when I blog for the next day and browse my favorite blogs. I totally unplug from work.
1 pm – 4 pm – More work. A few laughs with coworkers. And a snack. Always a snack. I found this new-to-me KIND bar flavor and I loved it! Can’t wait to get my hands on more.
5 pm – Yesterday was a little different because I had an after-work date! Since I was in Raleigh I met up with a friend (newly engaged friend) so I could get my eyes on her sparkler. Oh, and I wanted to hear how amazingly romantic the proposal was. We met up at Sugarland and split a cupcake along with hot tea. So much fun catching up with her. It was literally and figuratively a treat.
I must say, though, typically I’m really lame in the afternoons. Most days I get home around 4:30 pm (unless I run and get a manicure or need to stop at Target) and do some chores around the house before settling in to watch a show or two.
6 pm – Dinner time. A lot of my dinners are eaten solo because of Big Guy’s work schedule. Last nights dinner was lame because of the above cupcake (totally worth it). But Wednesday nights dinner was amazing. Sriracha Salmon (simply top the salmon with sriracha and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes) with Asian Greens on the side (bok choy sauteed in grapeseed oil with a garlic and ginger sauce).
7 pm – 9pm – Total relaxation. Possibly some laundry.
9 pm – Lights out. Yep, I go to bed rather early but 4:21 am comes fast. Trust me.
Happy Friday, y’all!!!!
(p.s. I’m not totally lame. I do stay up a little later on Friday and Saturday nights.)