DITL 9/24/18

It’s been a while since I’ve made a Day in the Life post! My daily routine is pretty different from what it was back in August, so I thought it was time for a refreshed edition!

I still wake up at about the same time (6AM) to feed Indy and take her for a quick walk first thing in the morning. Once Indy and I finished our morning loop (only about 1/3 mile) I put together my breakfast. I don’t really have a name for it so you can call it trail mix? Or something like that. Basically I just get a Tupperware container and fill it with the following: 1 serving of Life Cereal (plain, approx. 3/4 cup), 1/2 cup raw mixed nuts, and 1 serving of Purely Elizabeth granola (Blueberry hemp is my favorite right now). I mix it all together and snack on it as I get ready in the morning. If I don’t finish it by the time I leave the house I can always seal it with the lid and save it for later!

 I’ve really been loving cashews lately!

I’ve really been loving cashews lately!

I left the house by 7:15AM, with Indy. I drop her off at Doggie Daycare most days of the week so she can play all day and I don’t feel as guilty about working most of the day :)

SO: as soon as I tell people I am a studio owner they automatically say “you must be so busy!” but I feel like people probably have no idea what it is that makes a studio owner so busy. Like.. what do we do all day? We aren’t teaching classes all day so what are we doing exactly? Good question! Here’s what I did that morning: 1) I logged into my quickbooks account to enter in a couple of receipts from the day before 2) I e-mailed our contact person for the Scout Guide in Asheville about setting up a photoshoot in November (Yay! We are going to be in the Scout Guide Asheville!) 3) I spent some time working on the November class teaching schedule (looking at everyone’s availability and one by one plugging people into each class time on our software program 4) I e-mailed one of our instructors a question about her availability for November. By then it 9:30AM. I needed a little snack before teaching my class so I tried a blended shake. It’s called Apres. I honestly didn’t like this flavor but I’m going to try the mint cacao one tomorrow.

 Have you tried these before?

Have you tried these before?

After my class I met with one of our PB clients for a quick coffee. She is on the PTA committee for her son’s school and I am hoping to plan a special event/class for the school’s parents and teachers! After our meeting I was really hungry for lunch, but needed to stay at the desk for our noon class. I walked to Ingles (grocery store that is basically 3 doors down from us) and picked out what I wanted from their salad bar. I just chose all of my favorite vegetables with some nuts and raisins + a kombucha!

 Lunch at the desk: basically a kitchen sink salad with lettuce, spinach, chickpeas, pickled okra, mushrooms, nuts, three bean salad, raisins, baby corn, carrots, cucumbers, red peppers and peas!

Lunch at the desk: basically a kitchen sink salad with lettuce, spinach, chickpeas, pickled okra, mushrooms, nuts, three bean salad, raisins, baby corn, carrots, cucumbers, red peppers and peas!

During and after our noon class I worked on our October playlists (for classes) before cleaning up around the studio space and leaving by 4PM for the gym. There is a Gold’s gym, just a shopping center over from the Pure Barre studio, and it’s become my usual place for weight lifting.

Pre-workout snack: 2 more hand fulls of raw mixed nuts. My workout included the following exercises: barbell split squats, dumbbell bench press, straight leg barbell deadlifts, close grip lat pulldown, dumbbell bicep curls, skull crushers, box jumps, loop band kick backs, and cable kneeling crunches. Message me if you’d like to know resistance and reps :)

After finishing up at Gold’s I picked Indy up from doggie daycare on my way home. I took her on a mini walk before meeting a friend of mine (also named Hannah) for dinner at one of my new favorite spots in West Asheville called Bim Beri Bon. This place is completely gluten free but you’d never know it! They don’t even have it written on their menu. I only found this information out accidentally when I asked them why they only serve wine and cider (and not beer)! If you live in Asheville, I really recommend you try this place! They have everything from sandwiches to Pad Thai and it’s all amazing! I’ll have a separate blog post highlighting them soon.

 I had their Thai Larb Salad with sticky rice <3

I had their Thai Larb Salad with sticky rice <3

After dinner I spent some time on my laptop placing a new retail order for the studio, before walking Indy one last loop around the neighborhood with Alex. It was a full day, but I got so much done and I feel fulfilled and ready for bed :)

I hope you have a great night! Unrelated: I’m looking for a new show to get into.. All of my favorites are out of season. Any suggestions?