A Regular Day in the Life of Me!

Many of you have been curious about what is a regular day for me. This is how I do what I do and maintain it all.

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Many of you have been curious about what is a regular day for me. This is how I do what I do and maintain it all.

Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I say is “Thank you! Thank you for another day here to share with the world as much of my knowledge as I can, and thank you for my feet hitting the floor once again!”

Then I think of what a fabulous day lies ahead of me – rain or shine I think it’s going to be a good day, and it is. Positive thinking is so important!

A cup, and only 1 cup, of coffee, a bowl of steel cut oats and some fresh fruit and off to the gym I go for a good 2-3 hours every day. After the gym I usually have a piece of fruit for my snack.

You all know I love group fitness classes and I turned that passion into my job, by teaching Group Kick and soon to be teaching Group Power. I think it’s very important to make what you love to do your job, the risks are worth it.

After the gym, it’s time for a well deserved shower or bubble bath. I love to meditate in the bubble bath. It’s so relaxing it just gets you in the zone.

Lunch time usually consists of a veggie burger in a whole wheat wrap loaded with veggies, and a cup of low-sodium soup.

Then usually, I run some errands, clean the house, do some gardening, and write my blog or whatever else comes my way. The key here is that no matter what, I always keep busy so there is no time for the boredom and eating for no reason. Heck, if I ever run out of things to do, I can always take a walk! I also try to write in my daily journal, and always remember to live in the now!

My afternoon snack consists of some fruit, or a small salad, maybe a healthy snack bar – something light that will carry me through until dinner.

Dinner is usually chicken, sometimes fish, always fresh or frozen veggies and either a small baked potato, some brown rice, or whole grain pasta. I always eat on small plates. If I teach Kick at night, sometimes I have to cook in the afternoon so it’s all set before I leave for the gym.

By this time of the day, I’m cleaning up after dinner, maybe doing some laundry, or answering some emails. I also watch The Dr. Oz Show or Oprah that I’ve recorded. If I’m caught up on those shows then I’ll watch a sitcom or 2 and I’m usually in bed by 9:30pm and always up by 5:30am.

However I love to dance (and, yes, like no one is watching,) so if I choose to go out at night no matter how many hours I worked out at the gym and or taught Kick class, I can still dance the night away right up until the band stops playing!

Living this way gives me more energy than I could have ever dreamed of. I’m 41 years old but I feel and look better now than I did in my 20's. It is amazing and you can have it too! Life is good!

Blog written by Jennifer Szall
My name is Jennifer Reopell Szall and after giving birth to my first daughter in 1992, I began the weight loss yo-yo game and...