Day in the Life of a Fit Mom Blogger with Filtrete™ Air Filters from 3M {Indoor Air Quality Awareness}

Get an insider look into my life as a fit mom blogger who works from home; and since October is National Indoor Air Quality Month I’ve teamed up with my friends at 3M to share how you can be airware.  

this is a sponsored post in partnership with the Filtrete™ brand. all words and opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the brands that make nourish move love and all the content you see on this blog possible. 

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Truth: virus particles can hang in the air for up to 10 days…ha-chuuu, that means when you sneeze those particles can hang in the air for up to 10 days; icky right?! This is one of the many fun facts I recently learned about air quality when I met with the 3M Filtrete™ Brand team.

Second truth: I’ve gone an entire day without ever leaving my home {I mean, I had a baby 7 months ago, if you’ve ever been on maternity leave you know what I mean}. So when the Filtrete™ Team approached me about testing the air quality of my home as part of #projectairhug and National Indoor Air Quality Month, I was super interested.

I saw this as an opportunity to invite you, my readers, into my home. To expand on the follow up questions from my Q + A post regarding what a ‘day in the life of a fit mom blogger,’ looks like. And to find out if my home air quality was as good as I thought it was. 

Enter Mr. Airhug…

3M Air Filtrete™ Project Air Hug

It’s easy to assume the air in your home is clean if you can’t directly see anything wrong with it, like smoke or odors, but the reality is there is a mixture of solids and liquid droplets floating in your air {particulate matter also referenced as PM below}.

So Brody and I took Mr. Airhug, the adorable bear created by the Filtrete™ Brand team, through some of our daily activities to see what the PM readings in our home were. The Filtrete™ Brand team created this bear as part of ‘project airhug’, a campaign to create awareness around indoor air quality. Most people don’t realize indoor air can actually be 2-5 times worse than outside air.

Mr. Airhug’s little tummy is blue when air quality is good and it turns more red when air quality gets worse. Air quality and PM readings are affected by daily activities like cooking, cleaning, and opening a window in your home.

You can get the full scoop on the indoor air quality PM readings of my home, as well as, an insider look into what a day in the life of a fit mom blogger looks like below.

Day in the Life of a Fit Mom Blogger 

No, I don’t have perfectly curled hair and fresh muffins in the oven every morning. But I often make a mess in the kitchen, and I do have the cutest workout partner around.

It’s hard to give you an exact outline of a day in the life of me, a fit mom blogger, because everyday is a little different. That said, I did my best to outline ‘a typical weekday’ when I have care for Brody {about 3-4 days a week} and ‘a typical weekday’ when I’m on full-time mommy duty.

Day in the Life of a Fit Mom Blogger

Day in the Life with Daycare:

5:15 am – Alarm, I always have the best of intentions to get up and get my bearings before baby boy wakes up, but I usually hit snooze and wake up with baby boy around 5:30am {although recently he’s been sleeping later}!

5:30 am – up and outta bed, getting ready for the day or feeding Brody and putting him back to bed if he wakes early.

6-7 am – breakfast {typically egg muffins, pre-made egg bake, or avocado + egg toast as outlined in my daily eats from my Q+A post}, pumping if I have extra milk in the morning, devotional reading, prepping bottles and baby food for daycare, and getting ready for the day {aka putting on another pair of leggings}.

7-7:30 am – feed Brody if he slept in, get him ready for daycare, and get out the door.

8 am – daycare drop off

8-9 am – workout {if I’m not teaching class I’m typically doing a circuit workout at the gym, an at-home GHUTV workout, or if I’m lucky sneaking into a group class}.

9-10 am – quick shower, pump, and morning snack {see my daily eats from my Q+A post}.

10am-3:30 pm – work, work, work on the blog {see my daily eats from my Q+A post for typical lunch meals}.

3:30/4 pm – Daycare pick up and feed Brody.

4-6 pm – Family time, taking Brody on walks to the park and playing; prepping dinner, feeding Brody…typical mom stuff.

7 pm – put Brody down for the night.

7-8 pm – dinner with the hubs {see my daily eats from my Q+A post for go-to dinner meals}, house clean up, and prepping meals, workout clothes, and packing bags for the next day {I’m kind of OCD about this and my husband thinks I’m crazy, but this is how I stay organized and semi-on time the next day}.

8-9 pm – would love to say relaxing with the hubs, but usually working or prepping food/workout class plans or ect for the following day {we are working on this}

9 pm – Ideally crawling into bed

Day in the Life of a Fit Mom Blogger

Day in the Life as Full-Time Mommy:

5:15 am – Alarm, I always have the best of intentions to get up and get my bearings before baby boy wakes up, but I usually hit snooze and wake up with baby boy around 5:30am {although recently he’s been sleeping later}!

5:30 am – up and outta bed, getting ready for the day or feeding Brody and putting him back to bed if he wakes early.

6-7 am – breakfast {typically egg muffins, pre-made egg bake, or avocado + egg toast as outlined in my daily eats from my Q+A post}, pumping if I have extra milk in the morning, devotional reading, prepping bottles and baby food for daycare, and getting ready for the day {aka putting on another pair of leggings}.

7-8 am – morning snuggles and playing with Brody.

8-9:30 am – feed Brody breakfast and take him for a stroller run/workout, or have him watch me do an at-home workout, or jumper time for Brody while I try and answer some emails.

9:30 am – nurse Brody and put down for his morning nap.

10-11 am – work, work, work till Brody wakes up.

11:30 am – feed Brody lunch.

12-1:30 pm – take Brody for a stroller run/workout, or have him watch me do an at-home workout, or jumper time for Brody while I try and answer some emails {pending how the morning went}.

1:30 pm – nurse Brody and put down for his afternoon nap.

1:30-2:30 pm – work, work, work till Brody wakes up

2:30-3:30 pm – play time with Brody.

3:30/4pm – nurse Brody.

4-6 pm – Family time, taking Brody on walks to the park and playing; prepping dinner, feeding Brody…typical mom stuff.

7 pm – put Brody down for the night.

7-8 pm – dinner with the hubs {see my daily eats from my Q+A post for go-to dinner meals}, house clean up, and prepping meals, workout clothes, and packing bags for the next day {I’m kind of OCD about this and my husband thinks I’m crazy, but this is how I stay organized and semi-on time the next day}.

8-9 pm – would love to say relaxing with the hubs, but usually working or prepping food/workout class plans or ect for the following day {we are working on this}

9 pm – Ideally crawling into bed

Filtrete™ Brand Project Airhug + Indoor Air Quality Awareness

Believe it or not, that adorable teddy bear you saw in the video above ‘breathes’ in every 5 seconds, testing the PM 2.5 and PM 10 counts in the air. As I mentioned above, PM is particle matter, including solids and liquid droplets floating in the air.

PM 2.5 are the small, microscopic particles {2.5 micrometers or smaller}. PM 10 are the larger particles, still not visible to the naked eye, 10 micrometers or greater.

The good news, Mr. Airhug reported that we have pretty good air quality in our home. What I didn’t know is that the PM 2.5 and PM 10 counts can be affected by daily activities like cooking, cleaning, opening a window, and home remodel projects. 

3M Air Filtrete™ Project Air Hug

The PM 2.5 and PM 10 counts were the highest in our basement where a contractor happen to be working. But the counts did drop pretty quickly once the contractor cleaned up and left for the day.

Which makes sense because dust and larger particles settle out of the air in seconds/minutes versus smaller particles like bacteria that can hang out in the air for days {remember virus particles, like a sneeze, can hang in the air for up to 10 days…ick}!

Although you might not have a Mr. Airhug to travel with you throughout your home, one of the ways you can help improve your indoor air quality is by replacing your air filter with a new Filtrete™ Air Filter at least every three months {and more frequently if you’re doing construction inside your home}.

As a new mom, I want to make our home a healthier environment for Brody to eat, play and sleep in. Now I know one little thing I can do is change my air filters more often.

When the Filtrete™ Team arrived at our house the first room I wanted to test was Brody’s. I thought for sure when we opened his diaper genie {the diaper trash can in his room} the PM 2.5 count would skyrocket. Good news, although dirty diapers can smell terrible, they don’t affect the PM count.

And if you’re looking to get rid of the dirty diaper smell, crack a widow. The PM readings in our home were actually best after I opened a window.

The moral of the story is, as a mother, and someone who often works from home, indoor air quality is an important part of maintaining a healthy home.

Change your filter today. Use Filtrete™ Air Filters from 3M to pull in and trap unwanted airborne particles, allowing cleaner air to flow throughout your home. Filtrete™ air filters help improve home indoor air quality. 

Day in the Life of a Mom Blogger Feature

this workout is a sponsored post in partnership with the Filtrete™ Brand. all words and opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the brands that make nourish move love and all the content you see on this blog possible. 

Day in the Life of a Fit Mom Blogger | www.nourishmovelove.com

Day in the Life of a Fit Mom Blogger | www.nourishmovelove.com

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