A A
RSS twitter youtube

First Person Friday: A day in the life.

Fri, Oct 16, 2009

MizFit Muzings

I’d say this is kind of a rehash—but so is my life.  And, if you skim read carefully, you’ll see it’s not a repost.

My life is simply Groundhog’s Day.

A Day in the Life of MizFit:

Immediately after waking I head here (yes it’s the crack of dawn. no I dont set an alarm. Im a firm believer in the notion if Im not up-at-crack & excited for the day I must need more sleep. Im always up-at-crack)

coffee

Once Ive grabbed that I head here and work for a couple of hours:

desk

Why YES! My desk *is* stunningly clutter-free (wink) & kind of blah but I have an amazing mural to my left which totally sparks my creativity:

mural

Next, when there’s about 30 minutes or so left before Ren Man departs for the day, I stop working & head over to the cardio center for a workout:

bike

After that things take a turn for the predictable.

We may hit the playground.

Or hula hoop.

Or do some carpet roller skating if it’s already hothot outside (Id like to blame the carpet on the Tornado- but sadly it’s my arse which tends to spontaneously slam to the ground. We started skating 2 weeks ago & before that it had been 18 years since I’d skated. FYI it’s NOT like riding a bike—-at least for me.)

Some days we’ll head here:

img01254

and do this until they yell at us:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nur4VFlbZ8c
(alas, Im not joking about the yellage. Im a great role model!)

Then it’s play time again:

glasses

And yes. These are oft worn OUTSIDE the domicile as well:

img01179_1

Some days we take photos merely as hints for Ren Man as to what we’re desiring:

img01201

And if it’s raining:

img01203

We’ll head back inside to play:

img00725_1

We’re happier when it’s sunny and we can take the PRINCESS (insert *eyeroll* here) ball outdoors:

img01219_1

Often I’ll let the Torndao practice her photography on a sweaty, messy me:
photo-21

Sometimes my day then begs calls for this:

img00750

Though I do try valiantly (if by ‘valiantly’ you mean 3 or so times per week—which I do) to opt for this (my beloved frozen MetRx shake):shake

Then, if it’s Shabbat like today, we’d head off to get flowers for the Ren Man:

img01175

Some days we terrorize the local Barnes & Noble for a  bit…

img00753_1

36145908
if only you could hear her screaming: DANCE MAMA DANCE as she took my picture…

Until it’s FINALLY time to start winding down for the day:

img00756

Then the nighttimeroutineGLAM ensues (dinner, TornadoRebelling, bath, TornadoRebelling, books read, TornadoRebelling) until she’s asleep.

Then it’s back to this:
desk

And usually some time spent with this (sans Tornado):

grill

Until this comes home (& we hang until bed):
chris-caricature

Pin It

Tags: , , , , ,

73 Responses to “First Person Friday: A day in the life.”

  1. dietgirl says:

    Love the B&N dancing :) Now that’s a rockin’ day…

  2. Fat[free]Me says:

    Love the photographing what you desire bit, hope it works!

  3. moonduster (Becky) says:

    Cute photos! My 3 year old son stood beside me as I scrolled down and commented on each one. Alas, he has a tendency to mumble so I’m not sure what he was saying. All I could make out was that he wants your daughter to come over to play, and he kept shouting, “Look! Look, Mommy!” while pointing at your tattooed leg. LOL!

  4. Donna says:

    So cute. Thanks for sharing your day with us. Man, is the Tiny Dictator adorable!

  5. Nan says:

    HEY I think I workout at your gym!!!

    Lifetime Fitness?

  6. Erica says:

    oh my gosh- this post is so cute. I want to spend a day with you and that adorable tornado

  7. Tammi says:

    I LOVE being able to see more about you and what you do all day.

    More of these Fridays please :)

  8. Helen says:

    Those glasses are hilarious, Miz.
    Thanks for letting us peek into your world.

  9. Miz says:


    WHY YES!
    It is Lifetime Fitness down south.
    is that where you workout, Nan?
    come find me ;)

  10. Evan says:

    Do people comment to you alot about your tattoo?

  11. Joanna says:

    Love, love, love seeing your spirit in action.

    I also love the coffee cup next to your computer…that’s so…YOU!

  12. Lisa says:

    That mural is fantastic!

  13. Diane Fit to the Finish says:

    Your little girl is just precious. And your day looks full of interesting adventures and coffee. Just like mine!

  14. Crabby McSlacker says:

    Love the photo tours of the Mizfit life! Still don’t see how you get SO much awesome blogging and social media outreach done without having all ALL the pictures be of the computer. You rock!

    (And could the Tornado be any more adorable???!!!)

  15. Susan says:

    Bahaha, I love the signs! Those photos are too cute, especially the Barnes and Noble one :)

  16. the Bag Lady says:

    LOVED seeing how you spend your days! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Wanna come for a visit, bring the Tornado and hang with the cows for a change of pace?! Perchance you could make my desk look like yours while you’re here…..:)

  17. Ron says:

    Cool post, love the glasses!

  18. Sarah says:

    I am with Crabby.
    How do you juggle everything??

    (That’s not rhetorical. I need help LOL)

  19. Dana says:

    Seriously, sounds like you have a wonderful life! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Lather rinse repeat

  20. Gigi says:

    You sure do cram a lot of living in your day, lady. I don’t know how you do it.

  21. Bea says:

    Like Sarah I see a multitude of post ideas here if you need them ;)

    How can we elevate our heartrate in Barnes and Noble?

    Any tips for that?

    A how-to for the pipe cleaner glasses?

    Love this post, MizFit.

    Have a fun weekend.

  22. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    Great post! Loved spending the day with you! ;) Great pic of you and the Tornado at Barnes & Noble.

    Have a great day and a great weekend! :)

  23. Lori says:

    HeeHee! I loved this post!!! Love the pictures and love the tornado :D

  24. POD says:

    My most favorite picture (since you asked) is the one of both (one of both?) at BN sitting together. It’s beautiful.
    And then, how does that tiny little cartoon man help out again? Does he stop his feet like he is Rumplestiltskin?

  25. Diana says:

    This was awesome :) Love that you do this. I think we all need to do this a little more!

  26. nia says:

    Is that a cowboy boot pencil holder?!

  27. BigFatPie says:

    too lovely for words!!!! x

  28. Gena says:

    Sounds like a busy day! Have a great weekend, Miz!

  29. Holly L says:

    Hi Carla!

    Your day looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing

  30. Leah J. Utas says:

    Loved the post. And those glasses are the best.

  31. Linda says:

    What a day! The best part is you have a record of it. It will slip by in an instant!
    The play-doh glasses are a “must have” and a “must wear in public”!

  32. Ash says:

    From one mama to another I KNOW that day is tiring ;)

    Fun and tiring.

    Have a great weekend.

  33. Deanna - The Unnatural Mother says:

    Love it!!! Love every minute of it!!

  34. Hillary says:

    love it! My son (home sick today) loved seeing y’all. You’ve inspired me once again …..now where is my camera battery charger??

  35. Sagan says:

    Aww looks like your days are packed with happiness. And oh my goodness the travizzle storyline is ADORABLE!!

  36. MizFit says:

    fast thoughts as now you all know precisely what Im up to today :)

    big shoutout to number THIRTY FIVE as that’s the Amazing Miss Hillary whom the Tornado adores and whos holding the sign asking about YOU ALL working out!

  37. Annabel @ www.feedmeimcranky.com says:

    :D <- that’s what this post did to my face!

  38. Merry says:

    Dance and play and dance all day!
    Sounds like fun, please can I stay?
    Oh wait and dang it, frappity frup,
    I don’t think I could ever keep up!

  39. Quix says:

    You look like you’re having so much fun all day with the Tornado (at least, before the rebelling starts). Thank you for not being one of those moms I see in Costco yelling at their child for being silly. Kids ARE silly. Happy weekend!

  40. BeckStein says:

    Ah, CUTE…Thanks for hte share…nice to take a walk through a day in the life of MizFit! :)

  41. Ken says:

    Does the Tornado have her own cartoon yet?

  42. Cynthia says:

    I don’t set my alarm… I pretty much wake up after I’ve had my eight hours sleep. Usually that is by dawn. Dawn comes rather late right now! If I fail to wake up, I have Tablet, the alarm clock kitty to do the job.

    Then I grab a glass of water and head to my computer for a little bit. Not for long today though, the sun is out. Just waiting for it to warm up a tad.

  43. Jen, a priorfatgirl says:

    hhmm….is it sad that I read your post twice. I’m stalkerish like that and am just that interested in your life! Very interesting to get a day in the life of ya! Have a great weekend lady!

  44. Jody - Fit at 51 says:

    I got happy just reading this!!! I love the pics & I love posts like this because I feel like I am climbing in there & being a kid with you! I have trouble with that “being a kid thing” so thank you for my FUN FRIDAY! So cute.. both of you!

  45. BeckStein says:

    BTW…would love the recipe for your shake :D

  46. Meredith (Pursuing Balance) says:

    What time do you usually go to bed to get up at the crack of dawn?

    • MizFit says:

      Im SOUND asleep by 10 (insert mockery here) and the shake pic should have a link below—does that work for you? it’s working here (now anyway :) )

  47. Kiki says:

    I love, love love this blog! You are very inspiring and fun!

    I’m new here in the Bloggermania World and so happy to have found you! I will for sure be back!

    Aloha,
    Kiki

  48. charlotte says:

    This post just made my whole day! Loved seeing pics of you and the Tornado! Oh how I wish I lived by you. We would totally be dancing with you in B&N and wearing pipe cleaner glasses on the town. And the GLAM nighttime routine? Hahahahh!

  49. Geosomin says:

    I love that you take photos in your day…
    You remind me that I am not crazy at all (*ahem*) and remind me to keep having fun.
    :)

  50. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says:

    I loved reading about a day in your life, and have I told you that you inspired me to switch to decaf? I realized it wasn’t so much the coffee I loved, but that morning ritual of having a hot beverage - just me and my coffee. Don’t miss the caffeine at all.

    Hope you have a great weekend Miz!

  51. MackAttack says:

    I love those glasses :) hilarious!

  52. Ashley says:

    Love it. You and your daughter are amazing together-it makes me realize how lucky I was as a kid.

    And since the princess phase is clearly not ending anytime soon, have you seen this shirt? http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/kids/bad7/

    Pretty fabulous.

  53. Kel says:

    Oh what fun!!

  54. Kendra says:

    Damn you do a lot in one day.
    And damn I am strangely jealous.

    Have a good weekend!

  55. Fatinah says:

    can I please spend a day with you????

  56. Holly says:

    Ok you MUST do thse posts more often as it make me GRIN.

    Can you do a video of you making the shake?

    Thanks!

  57. Nikki says:

    Looks like fun.
    I miss those days of easy laughter and goofiness…they go so fast so enjoy!
    We’re trying to keep the “laughter” and “play” in our home although it’s a wee bit challenging with the “TEEN-ITIS” that has hit us!

    Have a GREAT weekend
    Nikki - from Canada

  58. Cynthia (It All Changes) says:

    Hanging out a B&N makes some of the best afternoons. Hunni and I did that yesterday :-)

    Thanks for sharing your day…its fun to see how others live.

  59. Kat says:

    Loved reading a day in the life. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful! Hope you are having a nice weekend.

  60. Lance says:

    Awesome “a day in the life” photos! Especially those funky new-fangled glasses you have! Miz…these pictures speak volumes to the message of how you live your life - and it’s so filled with goodness and fun! Woohoo!!

  61. The Crazy Woman Inside Me says:

    These were such joyful, wonderful pictures, Carla! Your daughter is adorable and I think she’s very lucky to have a mom who’s not afraid to dance inside Barnes & Noble. ;-)

  62. Mary :: A Merry Life says:

    I love, love, love the peek at your daily schedule. I kinda already knew it a bit (oh twitter!) but it was so nice to see pics of activities. Such fun you guys have! ;)

  63. Rebeca says:

    Sounds fab… all that TT time :) SOOOO freakin fun!

  64. Foodie McBody says:

    Can I just say…….. I wish you lived in my neighborhood.

  65. Hanlie says:

    I’d love to hang out with you! Fun finds you!

  66. BeckStein says:

    Duh…yeah, it’s working :) Thanks Doll!

  67. Shannon Fab Fattie says:

    I can’t believe we both refer to Groundhog Day I swear I was no trying to hijack your wit and humor ;) Although it is more than worthy of hi-jacking!
    I love your pictures and it looks like fun. Love the princess stuff. Around here there is NONE -NONE it is all boy.
    If you have to re-live each day at least it is a wonderful replay over and over.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Tweets that mention MizFit -- Topsy.com - October 16, 2009

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by carla birnberg, fitnessexperts. fitnessexperts said: Expert Update: First Person Friday: A day in the life. http://snipurl.com/sjmcn [...]

  2. MizFit - December 29, 2009

    [...] As we have discussed ad-nauseum I HEART the Met Rx. [...]

  3. Live Well 360 Interview with MizFit: Be Your Own Superhero Today | Live Well 360 - May 14, 2010

    [...] I laugh that there never seems to be a “typical” day (I’m a full-time free-lance writer and a full-time stay-at-home mom). That said, I’m pretty [...]

  4. Protein shakes: MizFit’s fave. | MizFitOnline - February 24, 2012

    [...] As we have discussed ad-nauseum I HEART the Met Rx. [...]

Leave a Reply

FREE MIZFIT UPDATES

Enter your Email

SEE ME IN ACTION!

As Seen on Hungry Girl
Austin Fit Magazine
Follow Me on Twitter