I am a Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant for a company called Diet-to-Go,
a Wife and a Mom of 2.
a Wife and a Mom of 2.
Here is what I do on a typical Wednesday.
4:25 AM: alarm A goes off on my phone, I hit snooze, at 4:30 AM alarm B goes off on my phone (yes, I need many alarms to get myself out of bed), I hit snooze again. At about 4:45 the alarm on my Fitbit goes off (told you!). Finally at about 4:50 AM I crawl out of bed, shh'ing the cats to be quiet as I walk my way to the closet to pick out my clothes.
5:15 AM: I am showered, dressed, makeup is on. Lately I have to give my 4 year old daughter a hug before I head down the stairs. I continue to shhs the cats as they are meowing for food like they are starving to death. I feed them. I blow dry my hair downstairs as to not interrupt my sleeping husband and kids.
5:30 AM: I am out the door. I almost always get a coffee at a Dunkin' Donuts drive through. Then I start my hour long commute to work. Depending on traffic it can take anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes to get to work. In that time you can find me jamming out to loud music and yelling at the radio people to stop talking and just keep playing music! I mean, seriously...
6:30 AM: I am at work. Throughout my day as a Graphic Designer I develop flyers, emails, event RSVP pages. I design daily forum banners, Gym coupon code graphics and a long list of other things. I also take random breaks to walk, racking up steps on my Fitbit. I liked to try and get 50% of my daily goal done before I leave work.
11 AM: I am starving for lunch, so I grab a Diet-to-Go meal, that's the great thing about working for a food place. The free meals (plus they are healthy, portion controlled meals). For the remainder of the day I continue to do RSVP event pages and emails and sending event and sales reps packages. Throw in a few random last minute mini projects like graphics for our DTG blog (like THIS inforgraphic about snacks under 100 calories).
2:45-3:00 PM: I am skipping out of work. Where I get back in my car, turn the music way up again and drive my 1 hour commute with the sunroof open. I usually get back into my town around 3:45-4:00. It's Wednesday, so I usually stop by and cruise around Target. Almost always just window shopping and racking up steps on my fitbit at the same time.
4:30 PM: Depending on what time my husband gets off work, I either pick up my kids from daycare or I just go home and clean before my Cycle class. If my husband gets off at 5:00 that day, I pick up the kids, take them home, make sure they eat dinner and then play with them until Daddy gets home. If my husband gets off after 5:30, then I just go home and clean up around the house before my Cycle class.
6:00 PM: My Wednesday Cycle class has become one of my favorite times of the week. Gives me that time to let go and sweat. Not thinking about anything but kicking butt and going faster than the cyclist next to me. I kind of get in a zone, and it makes me feel great after the class is over.
7:15 PM: I am on my way back home, music jamming because I feel amazing after my workout. Once I get home it is time for me to tuck Shelby into bed. We talk a little about her day, and she always tells me to make sure I give her a hug before I go to work the next morning. Then lights out and we "snuggle" for a few minutes. By 8 PM I am out of her room, where I finally get to see my husband who recently finished getting Nathan to bed.
8:00 PM: TV gets turned on, but it's really just background noise while I look at my phone chilling in my recliner and talking with my husband about our days.
9:00 PM: I start heading to bed. Hey, 4:25 AM comes early, and I have snooze buttons to hit. I actually don't fall asleep til about 10:00 PM. I almost always lay in bed from 9:30 til 10:00 playing on my phone, checking Facebook. OR if I didn't get all my steps in for the day I am pacing the bedroom til my Fitbit congratulates me on my goal met!
Hey, you made it til the end of my boring day! Congrats!
I promise on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays I get to see my kids so much more while Jim is busy teaching his evening classes and doing his Masonic duties. And of course Weekends are all about hanging out with the family in our pj's!