A Day in the Life

Quad stretch | happyfitmama.com

It’s been a very long time since I did A Day in the Life post. I’m super nosy interested in how other people spend their days – the schedules, the activities, and the boring day to day stuff. Even mundane tasks are interesting to me. My previous Day in the Life posts have showed a typical day as my job as Mama and my other as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. Today I’m showing you the Mama side just because I can share more pictures and details. The other one involves too much HIPPA and red tape!

Wake up! 4:xx

I wake up 5 minutes before my alarm goes off, quietly tip toe downstairs, where I do my usual morning routine and get dressed for a run. I opt for the treadmill rather than outside. The warm temps from Monday may have left the roads a skating rink.

Do a dynamic warm up and use The Stick on my calves before beginning my workout. 2 miles w/u, 3 miles @ 1/2 marathon pace (8:10, 8:00, 7:53), 2 miles c/d. Do my glute exercises and stretch as Ron heads out the door to work and the kids finish up breakfast. Yes my kids are already up and eating breakfast.

My kids motto – the early bird gets the worm. Wonder where they get that from?

day in the life treadmill run  happyfitmama.com

Help the kids clean up their breakfast dishes before I take a quick shower. Get dressed and immediately strip the sheets off everyone’s bed. Start a load of laundry.

FINALLY, I prep and eat my breakfast while checking social media and email. I could eat steel cut oats every single morning for breakfast. And I practically do.

day in the life breakfast  happyfitmama.com

Clean up breakfast dishes and then clean some more. Bathrooms, unload/load dishwasher, sweep, vacuum, dust and start another load of laundry.

Why is there always so much laundry?!

Another reason having twins is awesome? Built in playmates! It allows time for me to actually get something done most days. The kids play together fairly nicely with me only having to referee a handful of times. It’s a good day!

Around mid morning we hop in the car to run a couple of errands to the grocery store and the car wash. The car wash is always entertaining. Especially when the dryers turn on. Cover your ears!!!

day in the life carwash | happyfitmama.com

Back home, it’s time for lunch. The kids have a Purple Power Smoothie and almond butter toast while I have leftover salmon, roasted butternut squash and massaged kale. I think I had the better meal.

Salmon Butternut Squash Kale | happyfitmama.com

After lunch clean up, the kids want to play outside. It’s a warmer than it has been and the sun is shining. We all get dressed in our gear and head out for a bit. I think I’m becoming a wuss because I’m freezing within 10 minutes. I go back inside to fold more laundry and start dinner in the crockpot while the kids play on the patio for a little bit longer.

The kids come in and we immediately get ready for my Sports Chiropractor appointment. It always feels good to get realigned and have manual therapy on my calf/Achilles.

sports chiropractor  happyfitmama.com

We get back home, read a few books and then kids want to play outside again. This time I send them out alone while I cut up fresh veggies and prep for dinner.

The kids come back in after playing for about 30 minutes. They want hot cocoa to warm up (as always) as I finish dinner.

We start eating dinner and Ron soon comes home from work and the gym to join us. I think we’ve had different variations of Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili at least once a week since winter began. I could live off it.

Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili | happyfitmama.com

After dinner, it’s a flurry of dinner clean up, folding more laundry and getting the kids in bed. I then am able to sit down to type up this post. Afterwards, it’s to the living room with Ron where I’ll do more of my glute/core/PT exercises/The Stick/Foam Roll while watching TV before crashing into bed by 9 p.m.

THE END!

Join in the fun and be nosy! Katie is hosting A Day in the Life link up. I’m also linking up with WIAW.

37 comments on “A Day in the Life

  1. I really enjoy reading these! You pack in a day, that’s for sure. So great that your kids play together like that. Mine have a nearly 4-yr. age gap so they are on again/off again playmates. Good to see you dedicating so much time to the prehab work–I know that part of the day well! ; )
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    1. I don’t even really think waking up during the 4 a.m. hour that odd anymore. I just met a woman who wakes up at 3:45 – now that’s crazy!

  2. I might need to try that Purple Power Smoothie! I’m an early morning workout person too – gotta get it done when you can! And I totally agree on the laundry, and I only have one kid to deal with. It’s never ending!

  3. LOVE YOUR DAY! Remind me again how old your babies are? They are adorable! I’m getting more and more inspired by all the alarm clocks ringing at 4 or 5ish. It would be such a better day if I could do that!
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    1. Thanks Katie! My babes are 4 1/2. I wish I had the secret formula for working out early in the morning other than consistency. Your body definitely gets used to it. Thanks again for the link up!

    1. I’m part time (24 hours/week)at my other job. I work MWF and am home with the kids the other days. It’s really the perfect balance between the two.

  4. This is so fun! I can’t believe your kiddos get up so early – but I guess I know where they get it from πŸ˜‰ We LOVE steel cut oatmeal too and eat it 4-5 times/week. Yum! I’m also looking forward to when LJ can play by himself for a few minutes by himself, haha
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