Sunday, January 22, 2006


Thank God It’s Friday!

Nothing too heavy today. I thought I’d just journal my day.

5:00 am - alarm – followed by 2 cycles of snooze (Bret hate’s that!)
5:35 am - Log onto (where were you?)
6:00 - 7:00 am - Taught Turbo Jam
7:00 – 7:15 am - A fellow fitness friend, Enrique Morlett, who I had not seen in months surprised me in the lobby of the club. He was in the OC for a meeting and thought he'd stop by to say hello. He’s a sweet guy and trying to break into the spanish speaking fitness videos. Why do people love to "surprise" ya when you're really don't feel like having a surpirse? Whatever. So, as usual post Turbo Jam, I look like someone dumped a bucket of water over my head, mascara running, clothes dripping. I kinda stink. But what I look and smell like is not my issue. Here’s my problem…as I stand there chatting, my body is quickly cooling down and so cold it hurts. My goose bumps feel like they’re ripping holes in my skin. I'm ABSOLUTELY FREEZING! I'm always cold. I detest being cold. It’s torturous. I have no idea how I was able to survive most of my life in Michigan. Now I'm convulsing from the post-workout chills and desperately wishing I was in a scalding hot shower. I can’t even focus on his words. I keep waiting for the briefest of pause so I can politely explain I have to get in a shower before I die of hypothermia. What was probably minutes, felt like hours. Still no break. All of the sudden (as if I had Terrets) I blurted out, “I HAVE TO GO. I HAVE TO GET WARM,” and I just started sprinting like a crazed lunatic for the heated seats (yum) of my car. (I digress).
7:45 am - Get kids up and ready for school
8:35 am – Bret and I drive the kids to school and we head to the office.
9:15 am - 1:30 Office – Meetings with Lana, Holly, Ellie, Bret. Tel conference, work on choreography for new PiYo videos…blah, blah, blah..
2:00 – 2:45 - Turbo Jam with Kindergartners at my daughters school. So much fun. They are sooooo cute. They say the funniest things and they are getting so good. I love them. Every one of them. When I grow up I’d love to be a teacher
3:30 – 4:30 – Hip Hop class for Cierra (totally funny!) Bret takes Brock to basketball practice about the same time.
4:30 pm Pick up our 7 year old cousin for a “play date” with Cierra (she’s soon to be 6). Bret picks up Brock from school.
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Rehearsal for 2 PiYo videos I film Sunday.
9:00 – 10:00 pm – Grocery shopping. Again freezing. Wondering if everyone else finds grocery stores unbearably cold.
10:00 – 10:30 pm – Coax Bret into helping me carry in the groceries if I put them away (Team work at it’s finest…plus now I can get warm).
10:30 – 11:15 pm – Chilled out with Bret on the couch.
11:15 – 1:00 am - Bret falls asleep on the couch. I try get caught up on e-mails and music editing for new videos. I wanted to go to be earlier, but “Show Time at the Apollo” was playing in the background and I just had to see won. I usually try to be in bed by 11:30, (up for my 6:00 am workout) but we installed a new sound system that plays the sound of ocean waves through the house at night while we sleep. It’s a beautiful thing. You fall instantly asleep and I plan to stay that way until noon on Saturday! Ahh... the weekend!

5:30 a.m. – Monica (Triplet Mom/Sergeant Monica/You Want More? Monica) calls my cell phone to see if I’m up for an early morning workout. With friends like these, who needs enemies. So much for sleeping in. We DID have a great workout together.


Northern Orchid said...

I can't imagine grocery shopping without a warm coat. I was just thinking how the dairy isle and the meat section are the worst!!

KellyC_bb said...

I'm tired just READING this.

irish_robbie said...

Heated Seats in California?

I have to agree with Kelly too. When you were sprinting to your car to get warm I was out of breath! :)

AZTLGRL said...

Ocean waves throughout the house? WOW...When you can't buy on the ocean bring the ocean to you! Hmmmm I want that in my house!
And you need more sleep....

Anonymous said...

I so hear you on the post workout chill. I can't stand being cold either. But I still manage to wait to long to get out of my wet clothes.

Amanda said...

Busy woman!

When you said "taping new PiYo videos", does that mean for BB or for a new PiYo round? Do you even know how happy that would make me and I'm sure a bunch of other BBers if they are for BB!!

I think I would pee to bed if I listened to the ocean waves ;) j/k--that acutally sounds very peaceful!

I feel for you with the post workout goosebumps! Those suck bad! And until you get in the shower, you just can't fully warm up. Well that's how it works for me anyway.

Anonymous said...

Your energy amazes me. I am exhausted just reading your blog. I love falling asleep to those kinds of sounds -- we listen to classical music to help us relax and fall asleep. Awesome! Thanks for sharing your busy day with us!


stephanie said...

So Chalene you hate being cold too huh? I hate those post workout chills....I HAVE to have a hot shower right after working out. Your days are very busy lady! Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your day.

steph aka stufawen

Alyse Chapel said...

Can I come live with you Chalene...I'll do all your grocery shopping in the cold and put away all your groceries for you...please?!!

Anonymous said...

LOL never fails does it? You plan to sleep in and someone else has other plans for you. Dang you stay busy! I'll swap problems with you...I never get post workout chill, I am always burning up after a workout! My post workout shower is a cool one.


laura52 said...

Now I know I am not a weird woman. I am just as normal as Chalene. Hmmmm. That is a good thing right? Maybe it is the being small and 5' 2" thing?

Even in our extreme heat during the summer 2005 I had to have my sweatshirt ready to put on after working out.

I would have the fan going so I could breathe from the heat, yet had to wrap up like a baby in a blanket until I got into the warm shower.

Chalene, I absolutely refuse to go anywhere near a grocery store in the summer because they think air conditioning means to have icicles forming from your mouth. Never mind the freezer/dairy/meat sections.

I hope that the filming PiYo is for yourdedicated
TJ/BB/Wowyers! :-)

Thanks for being YOU.


Mandi said...

Chalene! I've lived in Michigan most of my life and I hate the cold! Hate it! And right now, it's sunny one day, snowing the next, raining the next, and then sunny and pretty again. Wash, rinse, repeat! I got a taste of Vegas weather when I lived there for just about a year, but had to come back here to a real friend/family-support system. It's just more important.

You need a few extra hours in your day for sleep! You make me tired!

Anonymous said...

Where does all your energy come from???????????????

happy2bhome said...

Glad to see there's another mom who keeps my hours! I work from home, so I often work after bedtime and am up before the birds to get things done. In addition, I homeschool my Kindergartener.

So when are you going to do a children's turbo jam? My daughter does a 2 mile walk each morning and loves to workout each day.


Stacey Chatman said...

I totally understand...the may find this a little crazy....I feel alive and focused when I'm that busy; however, we all need a day to RandR....You're energy is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chalene, I worked with you at 24 hour fitness, trained as a group X turbo kick intructor way back in the Round one and two days. I miss seeing you, you inspired me and made me feel really special. I sold calenders to as many people as I could to go to the IDEA convention in 1999 where I joined you in teaching round two to people You are amazing, glad to see you are doing so well.

Anonymous said...

Ok I thought it was just me that had to bribe their significant other to help them carry in the groceries :) And he also hates when I do the alarm clock snooze--although I do snooze at least 5-6 times (or more)

abby said...

chalene! hey! i just met you yesterday at the alpena turbo class. we took a picture together. it was really awesome getting to meet you, you're in SUCH good shape (obviously) and SO much fun to work out with. i am definately looking forward to tomorrows turbo! :)


CrickettJ said...

Hey! I am totally new to the blog thing but.. I had to take a chance to reach you Chalene. This whole Turbo Jam thing has changed my life!! I wanted you to know how incredible this makes me feel (and look) and how often I love to do it. Many many blessings to you and your family(and friends)each day. I dream someday to meet you and jam out! Much love!! Crikett