A Day In My Life + Some Blog Announcements + A Thank You!

Today we are continuing with Joi’s Blog Challenge Party and one of the theme’s for today is A Day In the Life, so I am sharing what I do on a normal day! (Normal days do not include blog events, work events, etc. Just a regular day in the life of Nellie!)

A day in the life Of Nellie

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6:00am Wake up. Check my phone for any important emails and really to bring myself to full consciousness

6:15-6:45am shower and get fabulous. Nuff said! :)

6:45am grab my snacks from the fridge and lunch (if I made some for that week), kiss kids and hubby bye (hubby dresses and gets the kids to their destinations)

7:00 am – battle, fight and beg to get on an over crowded bus to get to my train

7:20pm get on my train, use 9 minutes above ground to read blogs and/or tweets

7:30am write a post, usually with my BEATS by DRE on blast with Zumba music that I am memorizing for class (it’s also the only way I can concentrate)

8:00am get off train transfer to second train

8:10am arrive, purchase breakfast across the street from deli

8:15am go to Duane Reade for lemons and little things

8:20am firmly plant myself in my seat for work, get water, glass of milk and settle in for the day

9am-12pm various meetings internally. (Some days I go offsite to do presentations–I LIKE those days :))

12pm time to workout!!

1:15 back in the office eat lunch

1:30-4 more meetings, phone calls etc

4:00pm leave the office to get back on the crazy train

4:15 settle into the second train and now I have 30-40 mins to write another post.

5:05 get on bus

5:15 walk in the door/start dinner (if my mom has the kids I go straight home if not, I go get them)

6:00pm dinner time

7:00-8:00 playtime

8:00pm oldest boy bedtime

TV time (DVR catch up!) I am able to pull out my phone at this time but the baby is usually on top of me at this point so very little gets done.

9:00 pm baby goes to bed!! Blog office is open for business!! Run around commenting on blogs I already read in the morning. Try to reply to my own blog comments.

10:30 (most nights–could be earlier or later)

11pm bedtime.

**I also comment on blogs during the day to take my mind off the crazy at work so don’t be surprised if you see comments from me during the day!**

First Blog Announcement

First, I am going to be talking more fashion on the blog — I talk about fashion here and there, but if you guys know me (which you do) you know that I have a serious love for fashion even though I over think my outfits sometimes. I am going to do some more fashion related things–I am no means an expert–but I do love it. This blog is about the things I love and nothing else is changing, just growing.

I have a couple of ideas that are still being flushed out but I will most like be going the corporate fashion route since most of my closet  is geared towards career clothing. Everything else remains the same, we are still driving in the same direction, just a different lane :)


Second Blog Announcement

I am SO happy to announce that I am now a Brand Ambassador for GotMilk and the Protein Fight Club! You will be seeing some pretty cool sponsored Milk related posts coming up from me in the next few weeks, so I appreciate your support in advance!! You know Milk and I are the perfect combo as we go back like crackerjack! I am so excited to share with you some of the great benefits of Milk and all the cool stuff in the new campaign.


Thank you

Just wanted to give a heartfelt thank you to all of you for being so awesome. Seriously. I LOVE all of you who comment, and I LOVE all of you that don’t–(I was a lurker for many many years and I was quite comfortable in it :)) Thank you for your emails, thank you for responding to MY emails and most of all thank you for being a friend. I started blogging to make connections and all of a sudden I have a family. *ends sappy moment* :)

Anything surprise you about my day? Do you mind me throwing a little fashion in the mix?



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. Wow so many cool things!!! First off, I love that it only takes you 30 min or less to get ready. I’m the same way and people are shocked by that. I love the fashion posts!!! I need all the help I can get so I’m looking forward to that. Finally, CONGRATS on being a new ambassador!!! I was like “wow, she drinks milk in the morning – that’s interesting!” now I know why. Good for you. They are LUCKY to have you represent them!
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    • I think I have gotten the getting ready thing down to a science finally :) Thank you so much for the support and encouragement Allie!

  2. WooHoo – congrats on your ambassador position!!
    Looking forward to fashion posts – you always look amazing!!!
    And, I love the day-in-the life posts – you are one busy lady!!
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  3. Loved hearing about your day and I do the same with checking in with blogging during the day when I can. It really does help take aways some of the craziness. And I love that you are going to be talking about more fashion, because same here that I decided to incorporate a bit of my love for fashion on my own blog. So, can’t wait to see what you share now. And sounds truly like all good things are coming and you totally deserve it and then some!! :)
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  4. Whew that’s a lot of train rides. Do you drive? I know most people in NY don’t have licenses. Fashion ….if I see pink I am clicking the upper right x on my computer.
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    • I don’t at all I am way too close to a train. Driving would get me to work in about 3 hours…so yeah I’ll take the train (s) LOL girrrrrrrl hot pink all day

  5. First of all, I am extremely impressed with your routine. – Not because you packed so much into a day, but because you actually have one. I’m still tryimg to come up with a daily routine that works and maximizes my productivity.
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  6. Oh the business of a young working mama! I used to say that I wish there were more hours in the day but I know I was just fill those up with things that would make me wish for more time.
    I’m excited about your new blog ventures.

  7. Oh your day looks so much like mine! I can relate 100%! Although 30 minutes to look fab!? I’m impressed! Congrats on becoming a Brand Ambassador. That is amazing news! Also, excited to see your fashion posts! :)
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  8. I’m so enamored with the idea of working outside the home and having kids and living or working in a city! I can’t believe you write blog posts on a train! I write mine overlooking a deep forest. There’s no right or wrong here. Both awesome.
    And aww..big family hug here! I love milk and I love fashion, and I’m tuning in either way!
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    • Its fun–hard work but fun most days. I want to see a deep forest. I haven’t seen one in person in just about forever.

  9. Woohoo! I love both of the announcements! Congrats, girlie!
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  10. Wow girl. My days are busy too, but I was almost tired reading your day…just the thought of riding trains, working out in a 1hr:15 minute break makes me anxious.lol. I think having a girl gives my hubs the excuse that he can’t get them dressed because he doesn’t know how to comb her hair. You might feel the same stepping into my day. Looking forward to the fashion post and congrats on being a brand ambassador. I’m not a milk drinker…do they do soy or almond?
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    • I did feel the same stepping into your day! Getting a child ready in the morning would probably be the straw the broke everything apart! I am not sire I will get back to you!

  11. You get more sleep than I thought, Nellie. Your day gave me some ideas to make mine more productive. It would be super helpful if my commute didn’t involve me driving. Ugh!

    I love fashion, just not great at it myself. Can’t wait to read more of that from you.

    Congrats on tje milk ambassadorship!
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  12. your day in the life, looks like mine (minus dealing with one child vs two).. i don’t know how we do it, but we do.. so happy for you on being a brand ambassador for GotMilk. I think you’re awesome and your blog is one of my faves. I am all for fashion, you know where i work so it’s in our blood LOL

  13. Congratulations!!! Yay! I’m do excited for you!!
    I’m looking forward to the posts on corporate wardrobe.
    You cram so much into your day! Do you write your posts in your phone? On paper? If I ride the train to work, that would give me do much more time! I need to try one day. Just to see.
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    • Thanks so much girl. I write my posts on my tablet (galaxy tab) or on my notepad app on my phone. I can’t write at home the kids are always in my face!!

  14. Busy days, girl! I can so relate. My blog office is usually open after hours too.

    Funny, I am planning to dive more into the fashion/style space on my blog too. It started that way and then I got distracted. LIFE.

    Congrats on the brand ambassadorship!!!! So happy for you. You have REALLY come into your own with this blog and I have enjoyed watching you grow! *ends sappy moment* :)
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  15. First, your pics are gorgeous! I’m amazed that you read and write blog posts while on the train! You are a busy lady! I need to practice my time management, so I can get like you. I’m looking forward to your fashion posts! Congrats on your Brand Ambassador gig with GotMilk! That should be fun! Thank you for your inspiring and fun posts! We love you back lady!
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  16. How weird is it that I totally love reading the minute by minute of your day! I do the comparison : yup, i do that too! And then see the differences (good for you for working out at lunch!) You are one busy, and accomplished lady!
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  17. Your day made me tired and I hated your commute for you, just in case you don’t.
    Congrats on the ambassadorships!!
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  18. Congrats on the new blog additions and changes! Looking forward to see your fashion sense. I think I’ve said it before, I envy people who can ride and read/write/type. My equilibrium is a real you know what. I can’t even text in the car or it makes me sick. You are very productive during your day, utilizing that time to get your post done.
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    • yes, I don’t have any other time to do it! I don’t have very good writing mojo at home which is weird. I think its the chirrens.

  19. Looking forward to seeing more fashion posts! Loving the mint pants btw.
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  20. Congrats to you on the brand ambassadorship…you will be fabulous! Of course I will look forward to anything you send our way! I am impressed with how fast you write blog posts!!
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    • Thanks Michelle, I appreciate the encouragement. I write like how I talk, I should probably take more care, but I just do a brain dump!

  21. You & I rise at the same time!!! 😀 Early birds get the worms, NO? 😀

    Congrats on your BA position!!!
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  22. Congrats on your GotMilk Ambassadorship!

  23. I can not write anything worth anything while I am moving. I know weird so I find that amazing that you can write posts while on the train. I’ve tried to write in the car, it will be basic stuff but a full out post I can’t for some reason!

    I thought I was the only one where the older child goes to bed before the younger one!!

    I say bring on the fashion. I love seeing different facets of peoples lives and I think that would be a great addition. Maybe even throw in some of the cute work out clothing I’m sure you wear!
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    • Thanks Mimi! The writing while riding thing is almost necessary. I have been doing it since I was a kid writing my homework on the train. Maybe its an acquired talent??

  24. Your post made me out of breath. And there is no way I could write and listen to music. So cool you can do all of that on the go. Congrats on being a brand ambassador!
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  25. i’m so glad about your ambassadorship. i have so many questions about milk. people say it’s either good or bad. and considering my fertility issues, there are a lot of experts who say it’s not good to drink milk. mainly because milk is filled with a lot of hormones that can negatively affect your fertility. looking forward to hearing your thoughts about this.
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    • Thanks Catherine! I have never heard about the fertility issues before! Quite honestly I drank tons of milk before during and after both my pregnancies. This will be something I have to look into.

  26. Congratulations on being a Milk Brand Ambassador! Look forward to the posts. I’m so happy you are diving into fashion. Could always use some tips for career clothes. I love your dedication to your family & self. Thanks for the tips about writing posts on the train.
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  27. Blogging on the train? Girl you are gooood! I know I wouldn’t be able to concentrate long enough to do that! Besides…I like to people watch! I wish I could get more workouts in during the middle of the day, because during the evening I feel like I’m always rushing to get to the gym and when I leave, I am always rushing to get my family in line for dinner and bed!
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    • lol I totally have to do that to block out the crazies!! The evening workouts are tough too because it is like THE busiest time of the day!!

  28. Go ahead and do your fashion thang! I’ve been doing a little here and there as well. It’s something I love doing am can’t wait to see and do more of.
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  29. Pretty cool things that are happening around here. I’m looking forward to it for sure! I can sure use some practical fashion tips for sure. I love how you mention same direction different lane. Either way, I love where this is going.
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  30. Congrats! So excited to see fellow bloggers succeed especially those I know IRL 😉
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  31. Congrats to you girl! On your ambassadorship and also the fashion segments we will be seeing. I love your look so I know I’m gonna love these posts! Great to read about your day in the life!
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  32. Congrats on your Got Milk ambassadorship! You deserve it. Sounds like you jampack every minute of your day!
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  33. Big Ups! for your new BFF with Got Milk and the Protein Fight Club :)
    Looking forward to the addition of fashion to the blog…. nothing like a little style :)
    And one more thing. I think that I’m jealous…. I wish that I could my workout in at noon :)

    Keep up the good work. I’m luv’ing your blog

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