This morning has probably been one of the most productive mornings I’ve had in weeks.
Since the whole unemployed thing happened, my regular routine has been fairly nonexistent. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I’m sleeping the day away…I love mornings to much to do that. But whereas I used to be getting up anywhere between 5:15-6:00am, I’m now slowly coming to life around 7:30 while Jay is getting ready.
Once he leaves, I slowly meander on down to the treadmill, get my workout on, eat breakfast, blog, job search, and then finally end up showering somewhere around 11 or 12. Getting ready so late seriously bugs me, so last night I decided to make a change. It’s time to start a new routine again!
The alarm went blasting at 5:00am SHARP this morning, and I was up and out the door by 5:15 to head to the gym. I did an easy 1-mile walk on an incline of 5% on the treadmill before hitting up the 5:45am BodyPump class. I was amazed at how packed this class was, and I was lovin’ the amount of energy in the room for it being so early! After pump, I hopped on an elliptical and completed an easy 20 minutes while reading through a magazine.
By 9:00am, I already had my whole workout in, was showered, dressed, AND finished breakfast. It feels absolutely amazing to be back into a routine…I love it.
Breakfast was a little on the lighter side today. Surprisingly enough, I wasn’t all that hungry this morning, which I’m attributing to last night’s dinner. Not only was that stuffed spaghetti squash delicious, but apparently quite filing too.
Cottage cheese with pineapple (another freebie from mom & dad over the weekend!) topped with chia seeds.
Fresh strawberries & cantaloupe. The cantaloupe is soooo sweet & juicy right now!
And just to give ya’ll a little idea of what typically happens in the morning while I’m snapping away at my breakfast…
My little buddy is always right there to watch…or scrounge around for anything I might drop. And then once he’s done with that, his new favorite activity is to eat my daisies…
Little stinker I’ll tell ya…
I just finished snacking on a leftover mini Jelly-Filled Doughnut Cupcake,
whose recipe will be heading your way later today, I promise!
Question for the Morning:
Do you like routines?
What does a typical morning routine look like for you?