My Life These Days

I thought it’d be fun to show y’all a breakdown of my life these days. My routine isn’t where I want it to be just yet, but this is a pretty good picture of my days with a 10 week old puppy and and an out of town husband.

5:30AM – Wake up call!

apple alarm clock

5:42AM – Take Theodore outside to go potty

Westie Puppy

6:05AM – Headed back inside and fed Theodore.

6:21AM – Took Theodore outside for walk number two post breakfast.

Rockville Maryland


7:12AM – Returned from walk… my puppy did NOT want to focus on going potty this morning.

7:22AM – Shower time!  I take pretty quick showers and follow it up with picking out an outfit, getting dressed, and doing my makeup.

Stress Relief Body Wash


7:40AM – Packed my lunch and made a smoothie for breakfast (frozen banana, cherry mix, coconut milk, vanilla protein powder, and coconut water).

Cherry Coconut Smoothie

Ashley Smoothie

7:58AM – Departed for the metro train

WMATA Platform

8:55AM – Arrived at work but made a quick pit stop at the bookstore to buy a new Vera Bradley day planner.

Vera Bradley Day Planner

9:05AM – Kick off the day with a cup of coffee at my desk.

K-State Coffee Mug

12:31PM – Began munching on my lunch in between meetings.  I had my sandwich (made with Ezekiel Bread and a spicy veggie patty) first and then had my yogurt and grapes around 4:00PM.

Ezekiel Bread Lunch

5:00PM – Left work and headed straight home to take care of Theodore.


5:52PM – Arrived at home and took Theodore right out.

Westie Puppy

6:20PM – Fed Theodore dinner and took him back out for a long walk.

Nutro Max Puppy

7:30PM – Arrived back home and began cooking dinner for myself.  On the menu for tonight, shredded brussels sprouts with mushrooms and bacon.

Trader Joe's Shaved Brussels Sprouts

*I began dinner by cooking 2 pieces of bacon.  Once the bacon was cooked, I removed it from the pan and drained the oil.  I then added 1 1/2 cups of sliced mushrooms to the pan and sauteed until well cooked.  To the pan I then added the bacon, chopped, and the full bag of brussels sprouts.  The brussels sprouts took about 10 minutes to cook.  I finished the dish off with some season salt and 1 tbsp of lemon juice.

Trader Joe's Shaved Brussels Sprouts

7:55PM – I sat down to eat dinner and watched this week’s episode of Master Chef.

9:15PM- I took Theodore out for his final walk of the day.

9:43PM – I finalized this post, snuggled up to a Joyce Meyers book, an iced cold beer, and watched the Nationals vs. Cubs game.  I will probably be headed to bed in about 30 minutes.  Starting it all over tomorrow… Can’t wait for Neal to get home.  I miss him and the gym.


  1. says

    I used to work at the Humane Society and we’d tell people that having a puppy was just as much work as having a baby. LOL!

    Those shaved brussels look yummy, I’ll have to pick some up!

  2. says

    I eat too many brussels sprouts as it is, but I have been tempted to buy those shaved ones!

    Theodore is too cute (although, yes, a lot of work)!Does he have to be home by himself all day long (on workdays) or does someone come see him at lunchtime?

    If you need a midday petsitter, I’m a willing volunteer! ;)

    • says

      Hey Kimmi! Welcome to Coffee Cake and Cardio. We got a pen for Theo to play in during the day until he’s able to roam on his own. Thankfully my hubby works from some some days so Theo isn’t home too many work days without us. I hope you’re enjoying every moment with your puppy!

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