Sparkles and Sunshine: My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

For the past eight weeks I've been in a steady workout routine created by Savanna(follow her here to get your workout) that in turn affects how I plan my morning routine. It really is true that it takes time to form a habit and a routine. Today I wanted to share every step of my morning routine in hopes that it can possibly give ideas to anyone who's struggling with finding/creating one!

5:00am - First of about five alarms go off. I have to put my alarm in the bathroom in order for me to get up. Funny thing is, I actually get up 4-5 times just to turn it off and get back in bed, but then on that last one I'm up. All of my alarms are 5 minutes a part so that I'm not getting too comfy. I lay out my workout outfits for the entire week Sunday night and I put my keys with my resistance bands on the table so that I'm ready to go.

5:15am - Eat half a banana. Most of my workouts are at least an hour and I personally can't not eat before I work out. It's also better for you if you do. The only time I don't is if I'm doing my 15 minute HIIT workout. Mainly because I'm jumping like nonstop and I don't want to feel like what I just ate is flying up and down in my belly haha. 

5:30am-6:30am - At the gym doing work. Of course some days I'm there a little later or earlier, but either way I'm there at least an hour and I try to be done by 6:30am. 

6:40am - Shower, feed the cats, give Felix his insulin shot.

7:10am - Start making breakfast, morning protein smoothie snack, and pack lunch. On Sundays I try to meal prep as much as possible, including what I'm making for breakfast (if it requires it) and lunch. For instance, my favorite breakfast meal is this Mediterranean Eggs recipe that I make pretty much every week day!

7:30-7:50am - Take Diesel out one more time before I start getting ready and leave for the day. Sometimes this happens before I get to start making my breakfast but either way the timing is still usually around the same.

7:50-8:00/8:10am - Get dressed, brush teeth, make sure everything is ready to go in the house while I'm gone (a.k.a. close doors to rooms that I don't want Diesel going in, put up the gate so that the cats can have their peace all day). 

8:15am - Headed to work! 

Now, I'm always trying to get to work earlier, because the earlier I get there, the earlier in the evening I can come home and relax with Diesel, the kitties and of course Chandler when he gets home. I've been trying really hard to leave my evenings for relaxing time so that I can actually go to bed at a decent hour. 

***8 hours of sleep is KEY to get up as early as I do***

Getting enough sleep isn't always easy, especially if you're someone like me who always thinks there's something that can be done. However, it is important and is a necessity for our health. 

That is essentially my morning routine. If you have any questions about it or like any part of it, please let me know. I would love to hear from you!

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  1. Loved this, Caitlin! I admire people who have committed to waking up so early with a routine - even working out before going to work! The part where you mention getting 8 hours of sleep was a huge for me because I need to work on that if I want a healthy morning routine.
    Also, I really loved these photos of you! :)

    1. Aww thanks Michiella!! It's super hard and I'm seriously still working on the 8 hours of sleep too! It's never easy but it's much needed. I'm so happy you loved these photos too! :)


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