When I look back on my life a year ago and compare it to my life today, it's like apples and oranges.
My daily routine is not even remotely similar to what it once was, even a few months ago, actually.
I guess late-third trimester pregnancy will do that to a person!
So when I saw this link-up from Brittany and Rachel, which asks us to post about a 'typical' day, I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a little compare/contrast about my former routine vs my current routine.
A Day in the Life of Non-Pregnant Lisa
6am - Wake-up
6:30am - CrossFit workout (alternatively, sometimes I would do CrossFit class in the evenings)
8am - Shower
9am - Leave for work and enjoy a very crowded commute on the public transportation (train) system of Chicago. There's nothing like spending the morning up close and personal to lots of (sometimes smelly) strangers who all look miserable to be going to work, too.
9:30am-5:30pm - Work (which also included blogging, obviously). A year ago I was working for a start-up company as a Business Analyst/Project Manager type person.
5:30pm - Commute home, this time with slightly happier strangers.
6:15pm - Walk in the door and take Ozzie on a walk (sometimes with Tim). If Tim beats me home, I get the night off of dog-duty and can rest!
7pm-10:30pm - Eat dinner and talk about our days together. Alternatively, many days we'd go out to dinner with friends or to church groups or one of us would have happy hour so we wouldn't get home until 10:30ish. If we were already at home (rare occasion, actually) we watch TV or get lost in our own worlds of social media and work and catching up with long-distance friends.
10:30pm-1:30am - Read a good book and parts of the Bible and/or blog & social media stalk & all things internet. This really does seem like a large chunk of time, but from what my memory is telling me, it's accurate!
1:30am-2am - Get ready and go to bed! (Of course, I didn't always go to bed especially if I planned on working out in the morning. Some days I went to bed as early as 1am! You could say that sleeping is definitely not my thing.)
A Day in the Life of Third-Trimester-Pregnant Lisa
2am - Wake up to go to the bathroom
6am - Wake up to go to the bathroom
7:30am - Hit snooze on my alarm clock or wake up and immediately get distracted by everything in the world on my phone.
This little guy is willing to stay in bed with me until it's time for guard-duty
8am - Ask Tim to make me oatmeal and tea (which he does, because he is very, very nice to me) so that I can eat breakfast in bed. We let Oz out on the patio to bark at all things potentially dangerous. This includes: squirrels, birds, and our neighbors. We also spend time together watching and feeling Bumpy move around and commenting on whether it's a boy or girl that particular day (it changes a lot in our minds) and talking to the baby. It's not as sweet as it sounds, usually we're making fun of each other and our little Bumpy, but (s)he should probably get used to it since this won't be changing when (s)he is actually born.
8:30am - Get ready for work, which includes looking through my closet and realizing that there are 4 'outfits' that fit me and I've already worn them all to work in the past four days. I hate getting dressed for work now! Some days I shower, but usually I do not. My hair is put up in a ponytail almost every single day and I just don't have enough energy to care! Needless to say, getting ready for work is a quick but painful process!
About 2 months ago I looked like this going to work... now it's much more of a not-so-hot-mess situation
9am - Check the bus tracking app and when it alerts me that a bus is nearby, I head out the door to work. (If I'm being honest, sometimes this doesn't happen until closer to 9:30am) I always get a seat on the bus now, thanks to Bumpy!
9:30am-5:30pm - Work. I'm currently working as a contractor and do accounting/IT types of work. Of course by 'work' I mean that I try to avoid work by using Google Chat very liberally and also blogging. It's amazing how quickly most of the days go by... By about 2pm my ribs start to really ache and my back starts to hurt and I get pretty grumpy and vow to start working from home the next day. It isn't pleasant!
5:30pm - Leave work to head home. Once again, I always get a seat on the bus, which I'm starting to realllly need. I just get really tired standing now, and yes, this does make me feel like a weakling.
6pm - Walk in the door and say hello to Tim (who usually works from home) and our little Monster (Ozzie)
6:30pm - Eat dinner, which Tim cooks, together
7pm-10pm - Either go to church group or a labor and delivery class or decide on a TV show to watch or set-up baby things or clean the apartment or just relax...
10pm-11:30pm - Start relaxing by reading or journaling or listening to some self-hypnosis tracks or reading useless but entertaining information on baby boards. When Tim comes to bed we spend more time watching Bumpy.
11:30pm - Start getting ready for bed and take all of my vitamins (so, so many. I don't know how I've managed to survive thus far being deficient on so many things!). I also try to drink a cup of red raspberry leaf tea before bed.
12am - This is my new bed time and I really try to make sure I'm asleep by midnight! I'm more successful some nights than others. I no longer blog at night, so this helps me get into bed a bit earlier.
I recently finished this book and I think my pregnancy hormones have failed me, because I didn't cry once. Am I the only one?!
After writing this out, I have a few observations:
- I really could cut down on the amount of time I spend in bed by just putting down the darn phone. Being on that thing is such a bad habit at night and in the mornings.
- The biggest change between pre-pregnancy Lisa and (current) pregnant Lisa is the amount of working out that's incorporated into my daily schedule. Currently, I do no workouts at all. I did CrossFit until about 18 weeks and then I ran until my abs couldn't do it anymore, and then I did barre class until 34 weeks and I haven't really worked out since, except for prenatal yoga.
- My schedule hasn't changed as much as my mental state has. I still wake up and go to work every day (unless I'm working from home) but now it's just harder to do. (The same goes for pretty much everything in life.)
Does your life look the same as it did a year ago?!
Cheers to changes!
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