Last week, I shared a bit about how to work your way into becoming a morning person. It’s small, intentional steps that will eventually get you there. Now that you’re up early, what do you do? I touched upon it a bit but I truly believe that setting a morning routine will make you much more productive throughout the day!
My morning routine changes a bit depending on what day of the week it is. However, I make sure that it’s consistent and that works for me. My biggest tip is to have a plan! You don’t want to wake up in the morning trying to figure out what to do. Having structure helps to get you moving in the right direction.
Since my morning routine involves working out, I make sure to have everything ready the night before. If I’m driving somewhere, I make sure everything is set so I just have to head out the door. Be specific about your morning and plan ahead!
What makes you happy? Is there something you wish you could do every day? This could simply be five minutes of quiet time for yourself before you get started with your busy day. Include this into your morning routine. Brew a cup of coffee and just enjoy it in a cozy chair. Bonus points if you do it without a phone or tablet!
It seems like everything is connected to the internet now a days. It’s not necessarily a bad thing but I do believe that starting the day off without instantly picking up your phone is best. You wake up peacefully and enjoy yourself before catching up on emails and social media. This puts you in a better place mentally and you will begin to see a shift in your attitude.
Another great thing to add to your morning routine is meditation or prayer time. Starting my day on a positive note and with a heart full of gratitude has really changed my outlook. Having time to wake up and really be thankful for what I have helps me be mindful of others throughout the day. It might feel weird at first but start small and you’ll soon find that you can’t start your day without it.
My most important tip is to make your morning routine fulfilling. Carve this time out just for you. Do whatever you need to do so you can have a success day. Focus on what brings you joy. Whenever we fill our own cup, we are able to give to others.
I’ve been working on adding back the miles and getting my legs used to fatigue and recovery. My goal for this month is to build endurance and to get in a few days of spin AND run so my legs can get used to that “spent” feeling that I experience at the end of races. By being comfortable with the uncomfortable, progress gets easier!
Well, the chilly weather didn’t last too long in Houston. The sun came out over the weekend and we are back to highs in the 60s this week. As someone who LOVES the cold, I’m a bit sad. However, I’m glad those up in the north are thawing out!
It’s officially the last Friday of the year! 2017 has been such a good year to me. It wasn’t without some difficulties but I’ve made so many friends and have grown in ways I wouldn’t have expected. I’ve already signed up for some races in the next couple months and I’m ready to get started in this season of training. Here are a few goals I have for the new year:
We’re just a few weeks away from the dreaded New Year’s Resolutions. It’s easy to get a bit fluffy around the holidays because of all the parties and all the amazing food. I know that gym membership sales skyrocket in January. However, these can be very expensive and if you’re just starting out on your fitness journey, you may not want to drop so much money right off the bat.
I hope everyone had a fun Thanksgiving and spent it eating delicious food with loved ones! My break was lovely and I couldn’t be happier with it. It was definitely hard to get out of bed this morning and make my trek to work.
It’s been a little over a week since I’ve received my Peloton bike. I have to say that I love it! It’s been absolutely a time saver for me to have access to a great workout in my home. Here’s a bit of a breakdown of the bike, the system, and my experience with it.
In the sake of being completely honest, I am sharing with you today why I decided to quit BBG seven weeks into the program. Honestly, it was a mutual breakup and I can’t do anything but sing praises to the program.