Many of my teacher friends, yoga friends, mommy friends, and family friends have asked me what I do with all my free time now that I am not teaching full-time anymore. I thought I would post my schedule on various days to answer any questions you may have about my daily life! (spoiler alert: I don’t sit around and eat bonbons all day. )
Here is a look at yesterday:
5:00am: Alarm goes off, get out of bed, get dressed, drink coffee, check emails, feed and let Toby out, write yoga sequence. (I teach the same sequence for a week. I always switch it up on Thursdays!)
6:00am- Teach yoga class at Y2 Yoga.
7:30am- Back at home, shower, wake my kids up, drink a protein shake, straighten up, feed chickens, make lunches, walk them to the bus stop.
8:45am-walk back home, pack up for the day, and head over to teach my next class.
9:30am- teach yoga class at The Cornwell Center. I teach the most amazing group of women here. (I have only had one guy ever participate!) These women are always ready to try new and exciting poses- and they are so grateful.
10:45am- Make a quick stop at the library to drop off books, and grab a few more. My kids are big readers, so a library stop twice a week is the usual for me. Yes. That book on top is titled, We Give A Squid A Wedgie. Don’t judge me. They are reading.
11:00am- Head to Laughing Buddha to have my own practice. Dawn, the owner, teaches a special 75 minute power yoga class on Thursdays. This class is slower paced, with long holds in a heated room. She always brings unique challenges–either with inversions or variations of traditional poses. Yesterday, we did standing Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana (sundial) instead of Birds of Paradise. I did this pose for the Yes Yoga Has Curves photo shoot back in September of last year, and it has always been a favorite of mine. I loved the standing variation Dawn led us through.
1:00pm- I showered at the studio, ate lunch in the car on the way to run a few errands. (lunch was chicken breast and mashed avocado–Project 12 approved!) I deposited a few checks, got gas, then went to the nail salon to see Terry, my favorite!
2:30pm- Took this quick shot of my new short pink nails after my manicure. I love gel nails and how I can make a manicure last an amazing 3 weeks! I got a polish change for my toenails, and I drank a pick me up from Starbucks.
3:00pm- I teach a class on Thursday afternoon, so my husband is always in charge of dinner. He can cook, I promise, but he and Brody had plans, so we needed a quick dinner. The baked eight from Harris Teeter, with sautéed spinach, and watermelon I already prepped earlier this week.
3:20pm- Made a quick stop at my favorite store in Matthews! My chickens were low on laying feed and scratch.
3:40pm- Another quick stop for the chickens. Ah, the life of a chicken farmer never ends! I go to Whooli’s, a neighborhood bar and grill and few times a week to get vegetable scraps for my hens. Look at this lettuce–my chickens eat better than a lot of humans I know!
4:20pm- Teach yoga class at Y2 Yoga. I am so lucky to be able to have the opportunity to mentor Molly, a recent graduate of yoga teacher training. Y2 has an amazing mentor/mentee program that really helps new teachers feel comfortable assisting, sequencing, making playlists, and feeling comfortable receiving feedback.
6:00pm- Home to eat dinner! My absolute favorite time of the day with my family.
6:45pm- Husband and Brody head out to do Boy Scout stuff, and Kadyn and I finish up the dishes, bring the chickens in, and shower.
7:15pm- Kadyn and I watch So You Think You Can Dance from last week. We rewind Twitch’s wedding dance 3 times. I love him.
8:00pm- Brody gets home, kids brush teeth, get ready for bed. (They are allowed to read untill 9:00pm) I check email, facebook, and do laundry.
9:00pm- Bed. Yes. I am the biggest early bird. I love going to bed early. I seriously require 8-10 hours of sleep!