A Day in the Life

Three kids, a husband on the road, manager of the family business and the home, and Chris’ partner in crime in the transformation world….how do I do all of this and manage to stay fit , you ask?!? HOWEVER and whenever I can!

I’ll be completely honest, NO TWO DAYS are EVER the same. In fact, each day throws a new twist, turn, challenge or wrench into my spokes. It’s all a big juggling act. Here’s a little peek into my life at home with the kids when Chris is on the road :-)

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Time to wake up and  get the kids ready for school! As Matix and Marley are showering and getting dressed, I decided to sneak in some wall calve-raises before I head out because I never know what my day will look like and when I’ll actually be able to sneak away for a full workout! And let’s face it – of all the muscles on my body, my calves are lacking and can use all the help they can get! I love how no matter what I’m doing, the kids join in! Go Cash!

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 I’m actually on time today to drive the kids to school – Yay for me! Load the family in the car with my breakfast on the go today. What is it you ask? A 100% whey protein shake (100 calories) and a couple HEART-y Blueberry Oatmeal muffins (75 calories each = 150 calories total). I made a bunch of these a couple days ago and keep them handy for easy breakfast and healthy snacking. Kids love them too! Ps – I usually start my day with a Powell Perfect shake, but I ran out early this month after I went on an experimental baking streak with the powder! Anxiously awaiting next weeks shipment!!!

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 Me time. After I drop the Matix and Marley off, I indulge in my daily guilty pleasure – Starbucks iced coffee with one pump of mocha (no sweetener).  Life just wouldn’t be the same without this green straw…my daily ‘hug’.

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 It’s go time for me and Cash. My little buddy tags along as I knock out some errands and return calls. I’ll never feel caught up, but I use this as my time to chip away – right now?  37 unopened texts, 28 voicemails, and 38 emails to get to. Not bad…it’s been much worse. Cashy chills in the back with his steamed sweet potato. Such a trooper that sweet little man is :-).

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Well, by the time we got home, Cash was one big mashed sweet potato. He had more smeared all over him and his carseat than made it in his mouth :-). After a second bath, it’s playtime with little man. Out to the back yard we go so he can play on the swing set while Mom lunges around him (again…getting it in when I can). Eventually, Cash joins me for some squats :-). He cracks me up – it’s so true though that the best way to teach is by example. KIDS WANT TO DO WHAT MOM AND DAD DO!! Next up – snack time! Berries and apples for Cash, and for Mama it’s berries and greek yogurt.

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Cash is finally down for a nap and time to crank away at more of my ever-growing list of things to do and people to call. At about one o’clock, I FORCE myself away from the computer for a much needed structured workout in the garage. I only have 30 minutes before my next conference call, so I get to it!!

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 Whoops! My workout took me right up to the call time, so I didn’t get my post-workout meal in. After the call, I quickly gather some leftovers before I leave to pick up the kids from school. One the menu today: grilled chicken (thank you, Alicia, for making this for us!) with leftover homemade gluten-free, cheese-less, veggie pizza. MMMMmmmm…best gluten free crust ever!

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 Time to pick up the kids from school and run them to their after school activities. Today, it’s gymnastics for both –  keeping our kids active!

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Home from gymnastics and it’s dinnertime – tonight, we’re having brown rice pasta with extra lean ground beef and sautéed bell peppers. One of my favorites, and luckily the kids love it too! I’m sure to make plenty to last us the next couple days (gotta prep in advance with such busy lifestyle!).

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Thank you to my wonderful friends and family, I get lots of help when I need it most. Uncle Denver stops by for some pasta and stays to tutor Matix while I help Marley with her homework and get Cash ready for bed. THANK YOU!!!!!

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Yes!! Dad has an unexpected break in production, so we get to iChat with him! Most of the iChat time is spent watching Cash run circles, make messes and draw on the chalkboard while his brother and sister egg him on and laugh :-). Best family time we can get with Daddy 1000 miles away!

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Cash goes to bed and Matix and Marley do ALL they can to push their bedtime ;). Marley tells me she wants to workout…how can I say no to that? We do a quick 4 minute family tabata workout with Mountain Climbers. They kill it and are so proud of their accomplishment  – Mom is too!

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 4 minutes later…ON the DOT…not a minute after we finish Tabata, kids are (against their will) put to bed. What next? ME time….and no, this isn’t spent watching TV, reading magazines, or doing my nails (although I need a mani/pedi terribly). Nope, time to hop back on the computer and catch up on all of the work that I couldn’t get done throughout the day. PRAYING for a 10pm bedtime, but gosh…the texts, emails, and calls have all grown tremendously, as is my list of TO-DO’s. The inbox will never be empty, I’ve accepted that, but I’ll try to get as close as I can, one day at a time :-). One thing to sweeten the night? A coconut cashew Quest Bar! Mmmmm.

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Bedtime for me – missing my man, but proud of him for his huge sacrifice to make this world a better place :-).


14 Comments

  1. Mel - June 25, 2014

    When I saw you were pregnant this season I thought, oh man, their life is really going to change now. Then I figured out yesterday you have several kids! That’s amazing! Major props to you all! The Powell clan is amazing. Good job momma, you’re an inspiration to us all. Seriously!

  2. Monica - March 7, 2014

    Just wanted to say I loved this blog. I just adore the Powell Pack, you guys amaze me. Love that you all live in AZ, just like me. Keep doing what you do best, love you guys!!

  3. Dora Hand - September 22, 2013

    Thank you so much….like everyone else i find you and Chris inspiring….we now have three young ones in the house (as we are raising a grandbaby in additional our two
    youngest) and i found myself sacking a bit…this blog gave me some inspiration and a reminder to kick myself in gear and not skip a few minutes workout anywhere! Thank you.

  4. Sora - August 27, 2013

    Thank god for this post! I was sitting here wondering how the heck I’m going to fit my training after I give birth to my second child! One child wasn’t hard, he naps for a long time so I workouts in the garage but with TWO kids! I am having anxiety. Maybe workout super early in the morning before everyone is up

  5. Beth Smith - August 9, 2013

    I just wanted to say..I took a a little bit to watch some of the Powell Pack you tube videos and I really have respect for you and how hard you work Heidi. Kudo’s to y ou :) what an inspiration.

  6. Deana - August 8, 2013

    Probably one of the best blogs I’ve read. So many times I give myself the excuse that I’m too busy or I need to spend time with my son playing, I should include him in my workouts more and maximize the hours. Thanks for this… And a steamed sweet potato?!? Gotta try that!

  7. SilviaSVK - August 8, 2013

    This is just incredible, wonderful, amazing…etc :) I thought you have much much relaxing daily routine than this…:D strong woman you are :)

  8. Courtney - August 8, 2013

    While I am a teenager and therefore don’t have kids, your daily life sounds exactly like my family’s. I have a younger brother, and every single day, our schedules are packed to the max, whether it be baseball, basketball, school, meetings, etc. My dad works, and my mom is the lucky one who gets to chauffeur us around all day, all while trying to get her own stuff done. You guys, and of course all other moms, are truly amazing and I don’t know where I would be without her!

  9. Chelsea C - August 7, 2013

    Sooo sweet…Heidi you are amazing I am a mother of 3 little ones too and I KNOW how hard it is to keep them and myself healthy. You and Chris are an inspiration to me.

  10. Leah Holben - July 15, 2013

    I love this post! I always find it interesting what highly motivated “on the go” people do throughout their day. Too many little things interrupt me that prevent me from accomplishing what I really want to do. I HAVE the ability to stop those things, but it’s a constant battle.

  11. Jessica Steitzer - July 15, 2013

    I love so many of your posts Heidi, but I think this one is the one that I can relate to the most. I was so excited to see that all of us face the same crazy schedules of our children and have to break through those hurdles in trying to find time to workout. I too work in the fitness industry and remember thinking before I had my son, “How do Moms not find time to workout? Its crazy to me.” Now I am a mother of an almost 1-year old and I can COMPLETELY understand how difficult it is to try and find “Mom-time”, especially to workout. But your blog is so inspiring and real. It shows us that even if you’re watching your children play, you can be doing lunges, squats, a wall-sit, etc. If you want it bad enough, you will find time! Thank you for your inspiration!!

  12. Emily - July 15, 2013

    This post interests me the most because I love hearing about your family. I also am so inspired by you and Chris, so it is awesome to hear what a normal day is like for you.

  13. Lindsay - June 28, 2013

    Love reading your blog post and seeing what your daily life looks like! Yah for us busy mommas!

  14. Ashley - May 29, 2013

    You are truly amazing! I aspire to have the motivation and strength you do. You do so much for your family and those around you….are you Wonder Woman??

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