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A day in the life of a misfit.

Fri, Feb 4, 2011

MizFit Muzings

I’d say this is kind of a rehash—but so is my life.

While day-to-day life in Casa MizFit can be Groundhog’s Day-esque enough of you asked about it here I figured Id share.

I give you:

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)

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

you can find me sitting on this core-working/back-saving chair:

In my office I also have an amazing mural to the left of my desk.  It frequently serves to spark my morning-creativity:

Next, when there’s 30 minutes or so left before Ren Man departs for the day, I cease working & head over to the cardio center for some exercise:

If there’s still time left before he departs I do a fitness routine, too.

Maybe some core work.

Or a few circuits of resistance band training with this in between sets:

(it’s hard to tell but those are high knees)

Then it’s time to turn my entire focus to this:

Sometimes we will start our day with her (fingerquote) school work (unFQ):

Or perhaps a PLAYout at the park:

(that’s the slide. it’s another hard-to-tell photo.)

At some point after that I’ll demand some rest:

In preparation for Barbie yoga:

Following Barbie time yoga class I frequently have a snack of this**:

An act which, a few weeks ago, provided us with materials to construct Barbie & Ken a new home:

And then, as you stay-at-home/work-at-home mamas know, the days usually take a turn for the desperate.

Sometimes we swing by a local toy store & play until the stares of the saleswomen get to be too much:

Other times we drop by & visit Ren Man at the office and overstay our welcome until the stares of the aforementioned R-Man get to be too much.

Soon the day begins to slow down a bit.

We might color for a while (according to the Tornado this is our family as represented by flowers):

Or have some chit-chatt’y girl-time:

Or pester Ren Man a bit more:

All too quickly the nighttimeroutineGLAM ensues (dinner, TornadoRebelling, bath, TornadoRebelling, books read, TornadoRebelling, repeat. repeat.) until she’s asleep.

And then, for this MizFit, it’s back here for a bit:

Until this guy comes home:

and we hang until bed.

The end.

**obviously my beloved Met-Rx shake is not all I consume during a 24 hour period.  That info, as dry & boring as it is, can be found here.

56 Responses to “A day in the life of a misfit.”

  1. Andrew says:

    That little tornado of yours is seriously as cute as a button!

  2. Tina says:

    Do you take members at your cardio center?

  3. Nettie says:

    Good gosh you are up too early!
    I am looking to add in a protein shake, too.
    Do you think they are necessary?
    Do you make the Met Rx every day?

  4. Helen says:

    Do you do all of your cardio on the bike now?

    I LOVE the photograph of your legs and the Tornado’s.

    I want kids :)

  5. Laurie says:

    you linked to something when you said “work” is that your job job?

  6. Lara says:

    Everything is closed here this morning, MizFit.

    Thanks for the resistance band workout :)

  7. Lance says:

    Love the day in the life photos…

    Especially the legs shot…

  8. Joanna Sutter says:




    (and so am I for knowing you!).

  9. Coco says:

    If I don’t set my alarm, I don’t get up until the sun does!

  10. Advogirl says:

    I tried shakes years ago and gave up on them. Now, I love my shakes. I got a magic bullet blender and I put my vanilla shake mix in with water and some slices of frozen peaches. That makes it come out cold and thick. Now I am addicted. I did try other frozen fruit, but the combination of the vanilla and peach comes out tasting the richest, and least like a diet food.

  11. Stacie says:

    How did you train yourself to wake so early?

  12. Ron says:

    Looks like a great way to spend the day!

  13. Fitz says:

    Funny - looks familiar! ;)

  14. Amy says:

    Look at you doing the plank, Mizzy!

  15. Karen says:

    I had to smile at you and your daughter. I sort of, but only sort of, miss the days of my boys needing my attention and us spending our days together. I loved having a little hand to hold when I was walking into the grocery store. Miss that.

  16. Jana says:

    I imagine that’s how my days will be when my son is born.

    I worry I will blow off the cardio center though LOL.

  17. Erin says:

    You both are so gorgeous! You should let me draw you both some time! That’d be a beautiful drawing!

    Do you home school her?

    Barbie yoga! THAT IS AWESOME!

  18. Patrick says:

    Busy yet fulfilling day is what I see. Um, when do you find time to shovel snow?

  19. Kerri O says:

    Awwww. Love it. I get up early too, but by alarm, the day just goes so much better when I get my morning quiet time and workout in before everyone’s up, when I don’t get up, I feel like I’m playing catch up all day. I keep seeing you talk about the Met RX, going to have to try them. I’m always up for some good protein, lol.

  20. charlotte says:

    Is that the chickenbus is the mural?? Your day looks a lot like mine:)

  21. Bridget@PavementandPlants says:

    I too wake up without an alarm and super early! Once you get into the habit of doing it, it’s very easy. Plus, the jolt of an alarm clock buzzer as to be the worst way to get your body going.

  22. Joyce Cherrier says:

    I just adore every photo~ You are a master story teller & going back to look again! Love I now know what your day LOOKS like :) So funny i was just thinking of Met-Rx the other day and was thinking I needed to try some. Thanks! :)

  23. Helen DoingA180 says:

    Whatever will you do with yourself when she goes to school full time?

  24. Jen, a priorfatgirl says:

    I love your day - I love that it is a balance of you, work & family :)

  25. Michelle Smiles says:

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve hinted to Steve that I would LURVE a mural like that on our office wall.

  26. JourneyBeyondSurvival says:

    It’s funny that we have the same schedule so much! Most specifically the blog time and the mooooving time.

  27. Quix says:

    Love the routine, thanks for the post. I still don’t know how you get up so early… :)

    Was just discussing with Zliten that we’ve gotten into a nice weekday routine with lots of things we look forward to (ab class on Monday, reading night Tuesday, pho Friday, etc). I’m always trying to be more spontaneous and change things up, but sometimes… you gotta stick with what works…

  28. Aubry says:

    I wonder if having such a routine has helped you with your weight loss maintaining (yesterday’s post)?

    My life is really unscheduled.
    I like it that way, but maybe more of a plan would help?

    I love your coffee mug :)

  29. Quix says:

    Love the routine, I still don’t know how you wake up so early…

    Zliten and I were just discussing this very thing this week - we have a definite weekly routine and we look forward to it (ab class monday, reading night tuesday, pho lunch friday, etc). I always try to be more spontaneous but sometimes you gotta go with what works…

  30. Shelley B says:

    I’m ready for a nap after reading about your day!

  31. angela says:

    My stay at home days resemble yours quite a bit, or at least used to. Now that my girl goes to school all day, it’s really condensed, and I have a ton to pack into evenings and weekends. In some ways it gives me more time for the things I want and need to do all day, but it really can wear on me to try and get everything done like homework, karate class, practicing for her karate class and family time to just hang. I’m tired at the end of my day, but I think about 5 more hours to make sure we spend enough time enjoying each other would be just right.

  32. tricia says:

    Awwww….we miss yall. BUT we get to see you tomorrow yipppeeeee!!!!!

  33. Liz says:

    Thanks for the post, I really enjoyed it!

  34. Ana says:

    I loved this post.
    Does that make me weird and stalkery?
    I’ve wondered what you do when you don’t blog :)

  35. Marisa @ Loser for Life says:

    Aaaah, I remember the days of Barbie play! Good times…good times;)

    You’re a GREAT mom :)

  36. Cynthia (It All Changes) says:

    Aw your sweet little girl. I love the Barbie Yoga. I’m sure the Tornado and Barbie are much more flexible than I am. :-)

  37. Irene says:

    She has gotten so bit. Her hair is so long. The tornado looks like lloads of fun. she’s almost always smiling.

  38. Nitmos says:

    Your desk is better than mine. So is your coffee pot. I don’t have a cartoon guy that comes home so…I guess I lose that one too.

  39. Cammy@TippyToeDiet says:

    What an interesting look at your day! I’m doing a really good job of squelching my ball-chair envy. Mostly. :)

  40. Jody - Fit at 53 says:

    Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I might have to try your version of yoga!!! :-) Loved this post!!! Love the pics!! It says it all!

    I am late.. I thought I read you earlier but obviously I did not.. can I blame this memory stuff on age???

    I read before I ever get my reminder of your posts by email because they comes so late for me & I am usually off the computer by then!

  41. Marcie says:

    I have to tell you that tonight I made Penne, Spinach and Walnuts from the Ready Set site and loved it! Healthy, quick and yummy. If I were to add chicken or garbanzo beans it would be even better. Thanks for introducing me to the site.

  42. Heather Eats Almond Butter says:

    The Tornado is getting so big. She’s beautiful Miz. :)

    Cracking up at the Barbie yoga. Hehe.

  43. Alex says:

    This is why I adore you.
    You make me believe I can fit being healthy into my life after we have children.

  44. Sagan says:

    I like seeing how you spend your day - it’s always interesting to see what other people do during the day and how they handle things (such as having a toddler around).

    Now, Miz, I’ve gotta ask… just what are you going to do with yourself when the Toddler goes to school? You’ll have so many hours in the day but no play buddy! Hehe.

    I love how early you wake up. And how you set aside time for fun. SO important :)

  45. MizFit says:

    Im so ready and planned for the arrival of kindergarten.
    I shall simultaneously mourn the loss of my sidekick whilst celebrating the fact I no longer have to get up at 4a to work since the arrival of 7a means Im off the WorkClock :)

    ahhh bittersweet.

  46. Hannah says:

    I am convinced that you don’t ever stop. This kinda proves it :)

  47. Alissa says:

    Love this post! I want to be a stay at home mom someday! :)

  48. Pretty Pauline says:

    I’m not sure how I got to a different front page, so please forgive my comments inspired ny your daughter and the puple jump rope at an entirely different time! I have been so blessed to watch my 4yod catch right on and join mr in choosing healthy foods and exercise beside me. The jump rope remided me of punkrope.com. MAN! I wanna get strong enough to do THAT!

  49. Kirsten (results not typical girl) says:

    reading this made me ache for the times when tictac was tiny and i was blessed with being a sahm. those were some fabutastic times.

    congrats on having such an awesomesauce-covered life.

    smooches, kirsten

  50. Wifey says:

    Love that chair! Oh, and thankful that barbie is not only naked in my house.

    Winks & Smiles,

  51. Yum Yucky says:

    squeeeee! I love the high knees pic! But what of those Barbies? You sure they didn’t crack the wine case?

  52. michelle@mythunderthighs says:

    and to say that being a stay at home mom is boring…


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