Day in the Life

These are fun posts to do from time to time and I recently had a friend tell me that sometimes it seems like I do so much and how I balance it all. So I thought it might be fun to share with you what a day in the life of Aparna looks like.

Each day is actually very different for me depending on a variety of things, but I still thought it might be fun to share a look into a “typical” week day. So here’s what Tuesday Feb 2 looked like for me…


My usual time to get is 5:51 a.m. (and I allow myself one snooze if necessary), and we get up, get ready for work, give the dog his food, meds and let him out. Then REB and I drive into work together (since we both work downtown) and we’re at work by 7:30.


Lots of alarms, I know!

However, Tuesday and Thursday is a different tune. I get up earlier so I can go to my 6 a.m. bootcamp class before work. I need enough time to 1). possibly hit snooze once 2). get up and change 3). Eat a pre-workout snack and 4). Get there on time.

6:00 – 7:00

Sweat it out for an hour in a circuit focused on glutes and hammies. Hurts so good.

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Photo by Sharon.

Usually I get to work by 7:30, but on these bootcamp mornings, I rush home just in time to see REB leaving for work. After a quick shower** and giving the dog whatever meds he still needs (REB usually leaves me a text letting me know), I drive myself into work and get in around 8.
**Tuesday and Thursdays are the days where my hair looks absolutely haggard and gross. My coworkers are incredibly genuine and nice to not point that out those days.


The first necessity upon getting to work is having second breakfast and my only cup of coffee of the day before diving into the day.

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Love our standing desks! They’re especially nice on days like this particular Tuesday where we worked on hamstrings and glutes so sitting down hurts like a mother.

Depending on the week, my team and I may have our usual scrum ceremonies of sprint planning, retrospectives, workshopping more stories, or just other general meetings. However we didn’t have any meetings scheduled so we were able to carry on board work as usual after our standup. I also fit in a mid-morning snack around 10:30 consisting of two hard boiled eggs and some black pepper.


Lunch, which I prepared the night before at home. Today I had some Jamaican Jerk tofu leftovers, broccoli and string cheese – proteinalicious!



After leaving work and taking nearly 25 minutes to get home (I only live three miles from work. Why is there disgusting traffic in this tiny city?), I realized REB and I got home at the same time. After-work “ceremonies” include feeding the dog, giving him his meds, letting him out, getting our mail and catching up with REB! Then it was time to change for yoga!

7:00 – 8:00

I’ve been practicing with Dominique as my instructor for about 3 years and just love her.


I call my Tuesdays and Thursdays my “two-a-days” because I do two workouts those days. I do bootcamps in the morning both days, and then on Tuesday night I head to heated yoga class, while on Thursdays there’s a weight/strengthening class at my gym.


Because I was gone over the weekend and didn’t get a chance to do my usual Sunday grocery shopping, I had to go to the store after yoga. I loathe going to the grocery store on week nights. I didn’t get a full list of things, but enough of our “staples” to hold us over for our lunches and some dinners!

When I got home, REB was in the basement working out so I had a quick dinner (brinner, actually) and ate it while catching up on my DVR shows. Before bed, I was able to get a few more pages in! I’m currently reading Wildflower by Drew Barrymore. It’s pretty good so far.

So there it is. A Tuesday in the life of moi. Ok, so maybe not the most exciting thing ever, but hey! Now you know. And knowing is half the battle. …or whatever.

What are you currently reading?








13 thoughts on “Day in the Life

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      I would actually love to see a look into your life as a RD! I don’t know how much you’d be allowed to disclose (since you work with patients) but it’d be very interesting to me! :) I hope you’re liking Bossypants. I found it hilarious!

  1. Amber

    5:51am is sooo early! Although, one of my 2016 goals is “Get to work on time” Technically I could wake up at 645am and still make it to Plymouth before 8am, but I’m trying to not be so INSANE in the morning and incorporate having a cup of tea, and not rushing my makeup, into my route so I’ve been getting up closer to 620am.

    I just started a new book “Me Before You.” When I was trying to think of what it was called, all I could think of was “You, Me, and Dupree.” There’s an insight into how MY mind works.

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      It is pretty early, I agree, but now it’s just routine and I like being able to leave work at 4 or 4:30! I could be your alarm-text to help get you awake if you need it! You know I’ve done that before haha.
      I read Me Before You! I liked it. I mostly read it because I heard it was being made into a movie and Danaerys is going to play Lou. Enjoy!

  2. Lisa @ Lisa Living Well

    Thanks for your comments on my blog lately–glad to find yours and add it to my feedly too!

    Love that you have a standing desk. I wish I had one. My desk setup isn’t the most conducive to having one.

    As you know, I’m reading the same book! I also read a very short book called “We Should All Be Feminists” this week.

    Your workout summaries and photos make me miss the gym. I need to decide whether I’m going to commit to working out at home or join a gym.

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      So nice to hear from you Lisa! YES! I think the hardest decision is figuring out where to work out let alone just doing it! I should look into that other book your mentioned. Thank you for stopping by! :)

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      It’s not as hard (for me) as it used to be. The hardest part is getting up that early, but I feel so much better afterward. And the night classes are almost 12 hours after the morning so it feels like a new day almost. I love Tuesdays though. Having the yoga at night after the workout in the morning is such a nice stretch!
      And yes! Standing desks are a must for me now. I find myself standing at various places around my house if I’m working at home haha. I hope you and the wee little one are doing well <3 xo

  3. Lakshmi

    Currently reading “Paris to the Moon” by Adam Gopnik and “Love, Again” by Doris Lessing.

    Neither book is easy reading, so it has been all about patience and forbearance… I hope I can read through both books.


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