A Day in the Life
iPhone alarm rings to the sound of favourite song - Ludivico Einaudi, Fly.
Luxurious to stretch out and know I’ve been blessed with another day. But there’s lots on the agenda and I have to get moving.
Connect earphones to morning meditation. A beautiful 15 minutes of quiet meditation prepares me for the day ahead. Today it’s an Abraham Hicks gratitude meditation. Practicing gratitude is the best way to lift my energy to its highest. I just let the words floating into my ears, carry me away.
Feeling fabulous! I’m up. Fuelling for my workout with my trainer. I put the kettle on to make a French press coffee. While the kettle boils, I pull out the VitaMix. In it I place the ingredients to make my bulletproof coffee. When the coffee is ready, I whiz up the hot, frothiness that is my morning pre-fuel kick. I slice open two Medjool dates, and stuff them with coconut oil. I’ve also filled three, 1 litre bottles with water and start sipping.
I pull on my gym clothes. While I dress I keep sipping my water and bulletproof coffee.
Finally ready, I grab my keys and head out the door to my trainer’s gym. I need 25 minutes to get there. No worries, the sun is just popping out of the clouds along the 2nd concession where I’m driving. I’m enjoying the scenery. Deer are nibbling their breakfast in the farmer’s field alongside early spring calves and anxious mammas. The air smells divine.
At the gym, I am greeted by Sue, from Sue’s Ignite Fitness, who pops me on the elliptical for a 5 minute warm-up and a good old friend-to-friend catch up. She then guides me over to the stations and equipment she has set up for me and we begin. An hour later, I am dripping with sweat. This is no exaggeration. My hair is saturated. My clothes are wet. i’m a mess but I feel fabulous. What a workout!
Back at home, I’m ravenously hungry. Breakfast will be greens with Turmeric Eggs. I prepare my ingredients and then sit down to eat. This is my favourite breakfast - I try to eat greens at every meal.
Still in my gym clothes, with a warm blanket over my shoulders, I spend the next hour journalling and writing. Writing has always been the way I process things. I commit to the practice every day, as a discipline and because I love it.
After a quick rinse and a change of clothes, I’m back at my computer. I try to pull myself together for some coaching sessions, which I do via Skype. Skyping with someone means I have to look reasonably good. Sometimes I don’t. But I try. Then I go ahead and do some videos for my Membership Program. Keeping it fresh an authentic, is the best way to keep my audience happy. I spend a good deal of time at my computer creating content, writing to my audience members, preparing and planning content. Sometimes I’m just plain silly but I always have fun.
I realize I have a problem. For an upcoming Clean Living Experience Retreat, I need rebounders and equipment like bands, balls, mats and more. But they haven’t arrived and the retreat is in 2 days. I have to problem solve like crazy.
Several phone calls later Amazon Prime comes to the rescue and it looks like we will have all we need, in time!
I need to shake off my yayas after having been glued to my computer these past hours. I set up my rebounder and do a quick 15 minutes of rebounding to stir up my blood and stimulate my brain.
Time slipped by. Enjoyed the rebounding so much I kept on going. Yahoo!
Time for lunch. Greens - a big pile - loaded with pumpkin seeds, sliced purple onion, bitter greens, herbs, zucchini and anything else I can find in my fridge. That’s what’s for lunch. I top it all off with hemp seeds and a splash of avocado oil and ACV. I need to eat fast and shower because I have an interview downtown.
I’m on the road. Traffic in the GTA is crazy. While I’m on the road I call my mom. I make a point of calling her every day. She is 82 and lives independently and always puts me in great spirits. We chat and laugh. She tells me she has hung her bikini on the bed post in preparation for warm weather. I’m LOL’ing. In no time I arrive and head into meetings for new collaborations. My brand is evolving - I’m sure you’ve noticed. I’ve prepared myself for these meetings by asking myself how I can best serve my audience (that’s YOU) and be my authentic self. Wish me luck!
Exhilarated and exhausted, I have finished my meetings. I’m sipping a Kombucha at Balzac’s in Liberty Village and revelling in the day. I have no desire to face the drive home just yet as the rush hour is in full swing. I’m going to see my girls. Kiersten, Chelsea and Kelsey all live downtown. A spontaneous dinner might be nice. I continue writing while I wait to see them.
Kelsey made it to dinner. Kiersten had to work late and Chelsea is finishing night classes. We have a nice visit, eat a clean meal at Kupfert and Kim and talk about creative elements for my brand. Kelsey makes everything beautiful with her talent. It’s so nice to sit and enjoy her.
I say my goodbyes and start the drive north to the Caledon Hills. By 10:30 pm, I’m home and ready to fall into bed. Still I take 15 minutes to do a final evening meditation.
Thank you for this day. Thank you for the abundance in my life. Thank you.
PS. Tell me about your day. Do you meditate? Do you journal? How do you give thanks? I’d love to hear about it. Please post in the Comments Section below.