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.
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.
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.
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.
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