October 17, 2011

This is the first day of my second series of a “week-in-the-life.”                


Monday, October 17, 2011

Went to bed around midnight – not a great start to the week. One of our children woke at 2 a.m. from bad dreams, so we snuggled until 3:45 a.m. (when I was certain that I could leave the room). Got back to sleep around 4 a.m.  Alarm went off at 6 a.m. Could not budge but finally was able wake up enough to do some stretches in bed:

  • both knees to chest
  • single leg hip flexor stretch, alternating legs
  • very slow bicycle legs up to ceiling under duvet for resistance and balance.
6:45 am – Did 4 Minute Morning (Week 3 – Day 7) – Made bed, washed up, dressed

7:00 am – Feed kids

A boiled egg

7:20 am – MY BREAKFAST:


-In a bowl: 1.5 Cup frozen Spinach (steamed), 1 hard boiled egg + 1/4 tsp. Kelp Granules w/Cayenne

-1/4 Cup Cooked Parsnips
-8 oz. Water – 1 Cup Japanese Green Tea

7:50 am – Leave house to start the drive to drop kids to school.

8:45 am – Round trip complete.
8:50 am – 9:20 am – Work on computer, plan workout and refuel accordingly.

9:30 am – Input log + SNACK: 1/2 Cup Parsnips – 4 Prunes – 4 Walnut Halves – 1 TBSP. organic Hemp Hearts – 12 oz. Water

Tidy Kitchen from breakfast – Clean Kitchen Appliances

10:45 am – SNACK: 1/4 Cup Brown Rice with 1/8 Cup leftover Vij’s Mild Chicken Curry. 1 Medium raw Red Pepper.

Prepare chicken drumsticks (in a marinade of fresh garlic, ground dried rosemary, paprika and olive oil). Bake chicken in oven while vacuuming, did laundry.

11:30 am – WORKOUT – Time Challenge workout @BodyRockTv Completed in 14 minutes 43 seconds + 30 minutes of Ashtanga Yoga.           –6oz. Water.

12:45 pm – MY LUNCH: Small Gala Apple – Sample piece of cooked chicken drumstick – 1 TBSP. Hemp Hearts. 1 1/4 Cup Lamb Stew – 8 oz. Water – 1 square Chocolate.

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Wash Floors (main) and most of the Windows on main floor. 12 oz. Water
2:30 pm – 12 oz. Water.
2:35 pm – Prepare 4 Cups of vegetables to take with me for later (baby carrots/ broccoli/ snap peas/ cherry tomatoes).
2:45 pm – Shower
3:15 pm – Leave house to pick up son from school. (Daughter went to a friends after school, so one less pick up).
3:25 pm – Arrive at son’s school parking lot.  250 steps up a steep hill. Either I sprint up the hill or walk briskly (walking briskly takes 2 minutes- I timed myself with my Gymboss just so I could tell you! I have never timed myself before nor ever counted the number of steps).
3:35 pm – Walking briskly back down hill to lot.

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Son’s tennis lesson. While I watch, I eat my 4 cups of vegetables and write.

5:15 pm – Pick up daughter from her friends’ house.

5:30 pm – Arrive home. 12oz. Water. Make dinner. Kids do homework.

cooked red quinoa

6:30 pm -MY DINNER: Romaine Salad with Red Peppers, spanish onion, celery, cherry tomatoes and 1/2 Cup red Quinoa. Lemon & Oil dressing.

3 Chicken drumsticks – 1 Cup Yams & Sweet Potatoes w/butter.
1/4 Cup Red Wine – 1 Square Chocolate – 6 oz. Water

7:30 pm – 6 oz. Water. Clean kitchen. Kids to bed routine (showers, teeth, trim nails etc.)

8:00 – 8:30 pm – Kids to bed, lights out.
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Take seeds out of Pomegranate for tomorrow.

9:30 pm Finish cleaning kitchen, take dishes out of dishwasher, work on computer.

10:15 pm – Shut down computer, stretches.
10:30 pm – Lights out.
Aim for 8 hours sleep.

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