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An Average Day in the Life of Liz

August 27, 2014


I have seen a few of these blog posts floating around and I thoroughly enjoyed reading them. I knew I definitely wanted to join in on the fun and write "a day in the life" blog post. 

That was until I realized how damn boring my life is Monday through Thursday. My weekends vary so much and I write about those every week, thus I wanted this post to be about my routine during the week. 

I have to preface by saying; control yourself. Do not get too jealous of my life. 

Varying between 6:15-7:00 AM, I wake up. I put in a positive message so every morning when my alarm goes off I will feel invigorated and ready to start the day. Except that never happens. I detest waking up early. When my alarm goes off every morning I hate my life and want to throw my phone across the room.
Once I am able to pull myself out of bed, I stumble over to the kitchen tripping over Marty approximately 4 times as he eagerly awaits his morning treats. I then take my Glutamine and slowly feel myself come back to life. 

I make up my bed (literally, I cannot function if I do not make up my bed. It will haunt me all day if I leave it unmade), wash my face, and then do my makeup and hair in the kitchen while watching the "Chelsea Lately" and "Watch What Happens Live" from the night before. (I am cynical today; "Chelsea Lately" ended last night and I am so heartbroken. For four years, my morning routine has been watching her show while getting ready for work).


After, I eat breakfast, get dressed, then I am out of the door. It takes me 5 minutes to drive to work -- my office is 2 miles from my home. Most mornings I dive right into work, but then some mornings I need a pick-me-up. I am not a coffee drinker at all, but some mornings I have been having some because I am so tired.



After I make my coffee and water, I check the mail, then get settled at my desk. I turn on my favorite station on Itunes radio for music, check my email, then make a list of important tasks and things to do for the day.




Next, I meet with my direct boss-- the president of the company. We go over his daily agenda, upcoming travel, events, and other related things. I then him what is going on with the office, employees, managers, and my current projects. Once he and I finish with our meeting, I am usually involved in other meetings. 


By late morning, I am back at my desk processing invoices, working on personnel files, creating company blog posts, and answering emails. We have visitors, clients, and lunch meetings on a regular basis so I run errands a lot. Whether I am depositing money in our different bank accounts, picking up lunch, purchasing a sympathy card, birthday gift cards, creamer, or a personal errand for my boss, I am out and about often. 


My afternoons are often spent away from my desk. Our office takes up 75% of the 4th floor of the corporate building so I run away all day delivering messages, getting pulled into impromptu meetings, putting up the endless supply of items our office always needs, telling someone where to find an extra pen, reminding people the sky is blue, listening to the daily problem of the coffee machines, fixing 1 of our 15 printers, etc.

At 4:15-30, I excitedly hop into the elevator down to the main lobby where I go to the bathroom and change into my gym clothes. Then I am off to the gym! I immediately train after work and my workouts are normally an hour and a half.


After the gym, I take the long 30 second drive home. Once I walk through the door, my appetite is hulk like so I immediately inhale my post workout meal. As I am refueling, I will sit down to check emails and write down thoughts, blog ideas, and things such as that.



Once I am sane again, I unpack my bags, feed my starving cat because I am a horrible mother, and pick out my work outfit and gym clothes for the next day.


I then shower. Once I am out of the shower, I start to get tired. That is when I settle down for a bit of TV to try and unwind and quiet down my mind.


Throughout the next hour or so I may go back to work on my computer some, make my last meal of the evening, play with Marty, and watch a movie.


Between 10:30-11 I get into bed and indulge in a little reading before I call it a night.


The end! 

35 comments

  1. This is great! It's fun seeing what the bloggers I like do during their daily lives not just what they write about! I've thought about doing "a day in the life" post but my days are either a) crazy hectic with lots of running around with a big black camera in front of my face or b) no less hectic, but I'm sitting at my desk all the live long day designing!

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    1. Do it please, I want to see.

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  2. I totally understand busy days - and during the week - it's like clockwork, isn't it?
    Jeez.

    Thanks for showing us your world! :)

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    1. Do you how much I adore you?

      Because it's a freaking a lot.

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  3. I love reading what other people's days look like! Sounds like you have some full ones for sure! Love the picture of Marty hanging out!

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  4. Love this! So fun to read! I need to get on that schedule of setting out my clothes the night before!

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  5. That picture of Marty is the cutest! Your day is very similar to mine for sure!

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  6. I have been meaning to pick that book up because I have their workout video (Skinny Bitch Boot camp) and I have to tell you, it is worth the commentary alone, those girls are hilarious! Seriously they have me working out, sweating and rolling with laughter. Love this! Your routine is great. I struggle with getting to the gym after work most days and always wondered how other people do it so flawlessly. I HATE mornings as well!

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  7. oh, i love posts like these because i'm so nosey!! marty is freaking adorable in his cat tower.

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  8. Great post! I might have to do one of these :) I would give anything to have and routine like that! Especially a 30 sec drive to work compared to my hour commute to work then hour drive home.

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  9. What a fun read! Its neat to see these! I love Marty! He's so cute!

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  10. Your jobs sounds fun. There is a lot going on, you have a ton of different responsibilities, and you get out of the office a lot. It sounds so much better than sitting at a desk all damn day the way I do. Also I need to get as organized as you, I can always gt myself together to pick out my outfits for all of a couple weeks before I start failing again and find myself standing in from of my closet for half an hour in the am. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. You are so productive. Way to go, girl!

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  12. I love seeing the ins and outs of everyone's days.

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  13. You're so organized throughout your day :)

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  14. I see you have a pretty busy day!!!!!! I love how you wake up with positive messages on the alarm. That is a very good idea!

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  15. You sound awesome!! I noticed we have the same home computer/lap top. Even though I don't consider myself a morning person I get my butt up and work out at 5:30 because by the time I get home I know it's not gonna happen!! Thanks for a peek into your day. I am a relatively new reader and have grown to really enjoy your blog. Take care!!

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  16. Ha! Ha! I LOVE this post!!!! It made me happy ha ha! Girl that gym selfie is smokin hot! You are beautifu

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  17. I love seeing the "real" days :) I also love the positive message on your alarm what a great idea!

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  18. You have quite the busy day! I laughed hysterically when you said you remind folks you work with that the sky is indeed blue. LOL! Happy Wednesday Liz!

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  19. Sounds like you are one busy lady!

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  20. I love these type of posts! It's so interesting getting a glimpse into someone else's day!!
    xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

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  21. I may just try doing a post like this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  22. I love the idea of a post like this!! Also - LOVE that you write inspirational messages on your alarm!! This is a much better idea than my "wake up NOW!" message. :)

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  23. That's not too bad of a day. I should do a post like this. You'll swear your life is jams packed with excitement after reading it.

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  24. I love seeing how people keep busy during their days. Mine always seems like a whirlwind and pretty boring.

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  26. Loved reading this! You and I have similar jobs, I work for a small (about 25 employees) company in the office. I do some HR stuff and run their safety program. And I love Marty....:)

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  27. I love posts like these. I also put an inspiration quote in for my alarm that goes of at 5am (at that time, any inspiration is much needed) I also have to have to make my bed.

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  28. 6:15A would be LUXURIOUS!! Instead, I am up at 5:30-5:45. I feel like such an old lady going to bed at 9P but it takes a little time to brush my teeth, unwind and then fall asleep so I guess it isn't that bad. I really like the quote on your phone!

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  29. You do your makeup in the kitchen? That is what hit me from this post. I need to get into the night before shower and clothing choice, since I have to leave for work at 6:30 AM this year. Yikes!

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  30. I really like these kinds of posts and I'm glad you shared about your day. I love the quote on your alarm clock. And I laughed at the bad mom part for remembering to feed Marty. I do the same thing with my kitties.

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  31. Love this! SO glad you shared your day!!

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  32. Is that Skinny Bitch book any good? I've always wondered, I've seen it around!

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