Let me start out by saying that this was my day off and so the last thing I wanted to hear was an alarm blaring at 7 in the morning. And no, it wasn’t mine. Anyone else’s significant other set an alarm and then it doesn’t wake them up but you’re left glaring at the ceiling waiting for them to shut it off? Seriously… I repaid him though by starting off the day putting away all the laundry that was heaped up in our hampers. I didn’t do it on purpose, to be honest, I was just tired of staring at the clothes and I’ve been meaning to downsize my closet and dressers for quite some time. I was actually really proud of myself. I would always hold on to clothes before, either because someone else gifted them to me or I felt like I was getting rid of perfectly good clothes. However, I lost a lot of weight last year and so about half of my clothes didn’t fit me. I was tired of having to jam stuff into my dressers and I only was using a quarter of it.
I wanted to start order organizers and stuff but I want to completely remodel our bedroom this year so I didn’t want to waste money doing all this now and then have to redo it. So I stuck with just getting rid of some clothes and some shoes. Luckily, my stepdaughter is growing fast so she took quite a few of the things she’d been eying.
After I finished with all that, I cleaned up some odds and ends in my bedroom before gathering up some laundry and heading downstairs. My husband spent a good portion the day before doing a bunch of laundry and dishes to take a load off my shoulders. I started a different “treatment plan” for my endometriosis so I was experiencing some intense cramping that was a little out of the ordinary. Anyways, I got the laundry started and then jumped right in to meal prepping my food for the next two work days.
I wanted to keep up my productive streak and so I decided to push my normal morning workout and knock out some of my school work. This was one of my unsaid goals for this year, to stop procrastinating doing it until the last possible second. I definitely felt accomplished.
I decided to take a break from school work at noon to get something to eat and “relax”. One thing I found that helps me stay productive and keep out of slumps is to factor in little breaks throughout the day. Similar to when I’m at work, if I am constantly on the go and skip a break, then my productivity diminishes. That one hour was enough to boost my output so that I could continue on with my day.
After I finished eating, I went downstairs to hit my workout. I did a focus on chest/triceps with a few walking lunges and sumo db squats thrown in. The day before I went super hard and so I felt like I was drained and just not able to put my all in to it. I did feel a little better after jumping on the treadmill and started running.
After my workout I spent a good two hours working on content and watching YouTube in the background. I’ve been trying to stay motivated to continue working on everything so structuring my day almost like a typical work day has really helped. I’ve kind of touched on it on Instagram (if you aren’t already following me please do), but I start a new job soon so my hours and my days off (basically my entire life) is going to change. It’s going to be a lot of holding myself accountable and structuring my day based off of my daily job needs.
I haven’t mentioned it on here, but I’ll be sure to do an update sometime in the future. Probably after I’ve already started it.
I started winding down for the night at this time, even though it’s still early. I did switch out one last load of laundry and got a shower and did my normal skincare routine early. My morning workouts, which I’m not going to miss, have me waking up at 2 in the morning in order to get them in before work. Needless to say, I wanted to have everything set up and ready to go for the next day so that I could just relax.
This is the latest I allow myself to stay up. I will normally start wrapping up anything that I haven’t gotten done, fill up my water bottle one last time, and crawl in to bed.
That is it for me. Expect a big change coming with these little “days in my life” posts.
As always, thank you so much for reading and until next time…………….