A Day in the Life

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Garmin vívofit 2 through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Garmin vívofit 2, all opinions are my own.

Two minutes before my alarm goes off, my eyes fly open. Time to wake up!

I tiptoe quietly downstairs. I do my usual morning routine and get dressed for a short run and weights workout before the rest of the family is awake and Ron has to leave for work. 7000+ steps registered on my Garmin vívofit 2, before most people are awake. Nice!

Once I get home, everyone is up and Ron is about ready to head out the door to work. We say good bye and then the kids eat breakfast and I can get started on mine. Today it’s a smoothie bowl.

Smoothie Bowl  happyfitmama.com

I gobble it all down before I hop in the shower and get dressed. I quickly clean up and wrangle the kids to shake a leg in getting themselves ready for school.

Kids dressed, lunches and backpacks packed, shoes and jackets on – it’s time to walk to school.

I deposit the kids at school and head home. Another 3000+ steps done.

Post runwalk step counter Garmin vivofit 2

I scurry around the house – stripping the sheets off the beds, starting a load of laundry and cleaning the bathroom – before heading to yoga class. Nathan, our teacher, reminds us to set our intention for our practice today. Mine is to stay present in the pose rather than thinking of my to-do list. For the most part, I’m successful except for the time when I’m staring at the arm of the girl on the yoga mat next to me. Is that a fly or mosquito tattoo?

I walk out of class lighter and happier. A run and now yoga – my day is complete! Of course, I have to stop for an iced coffee afterwards. Why are all yoga studios strategically placed next to coffee shops?


I hop back in my car and make a stop at the bank before heading home where I throw laundry in the dryer and another load in the washer. Then it’s time to do some writing. First it’s a freelance article. I’m the queen of procrastination so first I peruse Instagram, Facebook and pull up a podcast. OK – time to let the fingers fly!

I work for an hour before I hear a beep from my Garmin vívofit 2. Time to get up and move! It doesn’t care that I’ve already reached my personal goal of 12,000 steps/day. We all know that prolonged periods of sitting decreases your body’s production of fat-burning enzymes. By taking frequent, short walk breaks throughout your day, you can reverse that effect.

Garmin vivofit 2 - take a walk

On the days that I am home and not at my job as an Exercise Physiologist, I tend to park myself in front of the computer. It’s my time to get a ton of work done. I love that the Garmin vívofit 2 reminds me to GET UP! when I’ve been sitting too long. Another thing that I love? The battery lasts for one year – no need to charge it at all!

I scurry around doing more laundry, putting fresh sheets on everyone’s bed, start dinner in the crock pot and then make my own lunch. I throw together whatever I can find of leftovers. Everything but the kitchen sink lunches are my fav!

Lunch  happyfitmama.com

After lunch, it’s back to the computer to finish up another freelance article and to start a blog post. Before I know it, it’s time to pick the kids up from school. A brisk walk there and back gives me at least another 3,000 steps.

We come home, the kids eat a quick snack and then we leave to take Cooper for a short walk in the woods to burn off some extra energy. It’s a gorgeous day!

fall walk with the kids  happyfitmama.com

Once we get home it’s a flurry of homework, play and final dinner prep before sitting down to eat as a family.

Crock Pot Black Bean Quinoa Soup

I tackle the dinner dishes and school lunches for the next day while Ron tackles baths for the kids. We meet up for a bedtime story. Afterwards, I head to the computer to finish up some writing before shutting down my computer. Ron and I catch up on some TV for an hour or so before heading to bed. I check out my stats on the Garmin Connect App to see my sleep quality from last night – only 6 1/2 hours. Must get more sleep tonight!

Garmin vivofit2

I set my alarm and crash hard. Gotta get my sleep to do it all over again tomorrow!

What’s a day in the life like for you?

16 comments on “A Day in the Life

  1. Love it!! I really love that you can walk to your kids school. Mine is close by but on a very busy road with no sidewalk and barely room to walk. Not good for two crazy boys!!
    I’ve heard all great things about the vivofit but you know I love my vivoactive 🙂 Go Garmin!
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