How is your Morning Routine?
I really love to read “day in the life” posts. It just fascinates me to learn how other people spend their days! So, I decided to break up my current day in the life posts into My Morning Routine, My Afternoon Routine, and My Evening Routine in case you’re as curious as I am! My day naturally breaks up into those three chunks, but breaking it up also ensures that the posts won’t be too long and rambling (no promises, though!)!
It is, of course, impossible to write what I do every day…so I will write what I do on most days. (As well as what I strive to do every day, but sometimes fail to do!) Here we go!
4:00am | Alarm Goes Off
Every morning at 4:00am, my alarm sounds. I quickly shut my
alarm off, grab my glasses, roll out of bed and head downstairs. My first stop is the kitchen to pour myself a cup of coffee (thank you programmable pot) I then grab a banana from the freezer and the jar of homemade pecan/sunflower seed butter from the fridge. I scoop some nut butter from the jar and return it to the fridge. Taking my cup of coffee and banana I head to the office and open up my laptop. For the next thirty minutes I check my email, scroll through Facebook, balance our bank account via YNAB and plan out my day.
4:40am | Kitchen Tasks
Around 4:40am (or earlier, if I finish up sooner), I unload the dishwasher and put everything away and reload it with anything that was left from the night before still in the sink. Once I finish with the dishes I pull out the kids lunches (I make them the night before while I am cleaning up from dinner) and place them on the kitchen counter. I wait to pull together my husbands lunch until he gets up because sometimes he has business lunches and I don’t always know it the night before. Then I make the kids protein shakes and set them on the counter next to their lunch boxes. I also pull out a math practice sheet for Holden to complete when he wakes up.
4:50am | Get ready for the Gym
By 4:50am I am heading back upstairs to brush my teeth, wash my face and change into workout gear. I also give my Aline aligner a wash to make sure it doesn’t make my breath smell! It doesn’t take long because who am I trying to impress this early 🙂 The goal is to pull out of the drive way between 5:00-5:10am.
5:30am | LYFT class at Starting Line Health and Fitness
The gym is my happy place it offers me a chance to connect with friends and an opportunity to
get in 60 minutes of heart pumping cardiovascular drills, core conditioning exercises and unique strength conditioning drills that challenge my mind and body. When I leave the gym to head home I am rejuvenated and ready to start my day.
6:40am | Home
The kids are usually awake and lounging on the couch with their protein shakes when I walk in the door. Holden is about 50:50 on whether or not he has completed his math practice sheet by this time. If he hasn’t finished it up I ask him to start. Then by 7:00am Holden is getting himself dressed and ready for school. At this same time my hubby is showering and making his breakfast. While I pack up backpacks, make my own lunch and the hubbies if he needs it.
Depending on the day I also may prepare a social media post, write a workout for a class I am teaching later in the morning or fold a load of laundry. If I do broadcast a post it is on my Fit Family Coaching Facebook Page as well as on my Instagram. (Sometimes, I’ll wait until later in the day for Instagram.) My post automatically broadcasts to Twitter, and since I basically never use Twitter anymore, I just let the auto-broadcast do its thing. The time passes quickly in the morning and by 7:22 the boys are headed out the door to the bus stop.
7:30am | Shower Time
Now that the boys are gone, Nora and I head upstairs to get ready for the day. I shower, get dressed, dry my hair and put on makeup. I have it down to a science as to how much time I get to get everything done before I head downstairs again. Nora dresses herself, makes her bed and putzes around upstairs until I am done.
8:25am | Pre-K Drop Off
Nora and I walk out the door by 8:25am work bag and backpack in hand to pick up her girlfriend who lives in our neighborhood. The girls usually chit chat or draw a picture or two before we arrive at school a few minutes later.
8:50am | Clients – Classes
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday I work with privately with clients at Starting Line Health and Fitness.
That’s my morning routine! Of the three sections of my day (morning, afternoon, and evening), this routine is easily the most predictable and similar day-to-day. What does your morning look like?