I recently noticed some interesting conversations about healthy morning routines going on at ALOHA, so I thought I’d join.
Without further ado, here’s my routine. A-five, six… a-five, six, seven, eight!
5:00 AM: Alarm goes off. I wake up looking and feeling fantastic.
5:05 AM: I leap out of bed, needing only but a couple deep breaths of fresh oxygen to wake me up fully.
5:something AM: (A few more deep breaths)
Still-not-quite-6 AM: I then slip into my Bar Method clothes…
6:00 AM: … And prance on over to the studio where I begin class full of energy and awesomeness.
Over the course of the next hour, a transformation occurs. I go from grumpy beast to happy human. Light radiates from my fingertips accordingly.
7:00 AM: I leave class feeling stronger, happier and less sarcastic*.
(*That last one is debatable.)
Sometime after 7:00 AM: I return home for more nourishing recipes. While for most people this means a protein-packed smoothie or food you can actually chew, I simply prefer more caffeine and/or chocolate at this point in my day, like this cup of liquid witchcraft:
Why yes, ALOHA, your magic is welcome here.
8:14 AM: Realizing it’s 14 minutes later than I thought, I peel myself away from the Today show, frantically throw snacks into my purse and make myself presentable(ish) with a vim that was severely lacking an hour earlier.
8:16(ish) AM: Leave for work feeling good!
Moral: While we all like to think the perfect morning routine involves beautifully dawning sunlight, 72 degree weather, an ocean view and some outdoor exercise, that’s simply not reality when you live
beyond the wall in the Northeast in wintertime. (Note to self: relocate, Charlotte.) Maintaining a happy outlook and healthy habits takes work and, quite frankly, delicious things.
Disclaimer: As you all probably know, I accept brand incentives in the following forms:
- Merchandise that’s made of chocolate, caffeine and/or alcohol
ALOHA gave me none of the above.
What’s your morning routine?
Are you a breakfast person? (Once I get to my desk, I eat every hour on the hour til lunch)
If your routine is thrown off, does it affect the rest of your day? (YES!)