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My Morning Routine

Posted May 07 2009 9:05pm

Meghann’s post about her morning routine inspired me to write my own. I also get quite a few questions and comments about my morning schedule, which typically includes exercise, breakfast, and blogging. So, here’s how I pack it all in:

AM Workout at Healthworks

5:05 - Alarm goes off, get out of bed, check email, drink water (I’m always parched in the morning!)

5:10 - Get dressed, pack for gym, sometimes I will have a small snack if my stomach is grumbling

5:15 - Head out the door, walk to T station, wait for T

5:25 - Take T across the city to Healthworks

6:05 - Arrive at Healthworks

6:15 - Exercise

7:20 - Shower

7:25 - Towel off, get dressed

7:30 - Partially blow-dry hair, put on make-up and jewelry

7:40 - Take the T work

7:50 - Arrive at Starbucks, order coffee

7:55 - Eat breakfast, check email, blog

8:25 - Walk to work

8:30 - Start work day

My Bedtime

If you’re curious about what time I go to bed, I start “thinking” about bed around 8:30/9:00 PM. I’m almost always in bed by 9:30 and asleep by 10:00. If for some reason, I don’t get my act together by 10:00 (or I can’t fall asleep), I will skip my HW workout and exercise at home or in the evening. Exercising at home is fine and dandy, but I get a much better workout at Healthworks. 

My Tips for Getting Your Butt Outta Bed

Breakfast and Workout

I was up late last night booking plane tickets and blogging, so a super early morning workout at HW wasn’t happening. I did, however, managed to squeeze in 30 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of strength training at the gym in my apartment building. I find that if I don’t have a lot of time to exercise, I often end up pushing myself harder to squeeze more into the short workout. I also turn up the intensity, which usually results in a challenging and sweaty workout for me! 

Breakfast this morning was a bowl of oats with banana, wheat bran, ground flaxseed, and Barney Butter. The BB got all melty and delicious from the heat of the oats. Holy yum! 

With ice water and iced coffee to go… 

Question of the Day

Are you a morning person? What is your morning routine like?

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