So thanks to Carmy I am sharing a picture diary of A day in the life of me, my Mama Journey.
Join me while I share the exciting
world (opps, day) of a working full-time mama who tries to balance it all while maintaining a smile on her face!
My plan is always to wake up earlier than 5:20am, but it’s rare unless I am meeting a friend for a morning run! So don’t let the picture fool you, I often press snooze
1-2, okay 3 times.
I run to work 4 times a week, but aim for 5 times on the nicer, warmer days! Sometimes I can’t escape my office at lunch so running to/from work is what clears my mind.
When my daughter wakes up, we usually play for a few minutes before breakfast (it is always FRESH oatmeal with blueberries, her favourite breakfast!).
If we wake up on time, we sometimes spend time colouring while she eats breakfast and I sip my espresso!
Once I get to work, I grab a coffee (yes, my second cup of the day from Starbucks or local coffee shop Bridgehead, check emails, read the news and plug away on my assignments.
Fast forward to lunch —- on Tuesday and Thursday I try to either get out for a lunch time bootcamp or go for a 5km run along the Gatineau River with some colleagues of mine. We all share a passion for running and it really does help with creating a stronger team morale. On the other days, I am either working on my group fitness instructor certification or at the YMCA doing a group fitness class.
Of course, my husband and I try to always pack our lunch the night before so it’s easy to eat at our desk and easy to grab in the morning (not shown, my daily smoothie!).
My favourite part of the day is when I get changed back into my running clothes (yes, I am one of those people who are always wearing running shoes now!) and pick up this sweetie pie! She keeps us busy. Unfortunately today it was rainy so no park time. Usually, after school pick up we go to the park for close to 1 hour just before dinner.
My husband usually prepares our dinner (in the summer BBQ- almost 30 and no IDEA how to turn on a BBQ) while I spend time with my daughter (she is a mama’s girl).
From the time I pick her up until bed time I really try to disconnect. She prefers this! She usually insist that I put my phone away and I try to respect that when I can.
Once the bedtime routine is finished, my husband and I usually spend that time cleaning up or eating dinner. (YES! I know it is late, 8:00pm but sometimes it is unavoidable).
Sometimes, we will also do a bit of gardening. It can be tough to manage it all in such a short period of time in the evening. We will also prepare the food for the next nights dinner. As I have said in the past, marinated meat is a MUST for my husband, which means being organized is a must in this household (while as organized as a small family of three, who live a VERY busy life can be).
The last piece of our day… a LARGE cup of tea. Yes, the night just isn’t the same without a warm comforting cup of tea before bed. It really sets the tone for our relaxing evening.
Oh yah, and then there is the laundry… the bottomless laundry basket.
Can anyone else relate?
That’s it! A day in the life of me.
I know you can’t wait to find out how my fellow CAnadian sweatpink’ers spend their days!
Check out their lives below, you won’t be disappointed!
Carmy @ www.carmyy.com
Angela @ www.cowgirlruns.com
Rebecca @ www.runningfoodbaby.com
Heather @ www.girlgoesrunning.com
Susan @ http://dothingsalways.blogspot.ca
Tina @ www.fabulosi-t.blogspot.ca
Kim @ www.twoyearstokona.com/
Kris @ www.canadiangirlruns.com/
Anna @ http://pipersrun.com