Blame it on the TrumpBet. Don’t know what that is? Read about it here.
Blame it on healthy eating.
Blame it on being more active.
I’m going to give the credit to my new morning routine.
As of Thursday, March 30, 2017, I’ve lost 4.8 lbs. I’m just a little over halfway to my 4% weightloss goal by April 17.
I read this wonderful post over at This Tiny Blue House about how her morning routine has transformed her day. If you don’t follow Jenny’s blog, you need to. She writes great stuff. Anywho, I read her post and I thought, this is exactly what I need in my life. I’ve been missing having a more structured schedule to my day. So this week, I set out to make my mornings more purposeful.
Here’s is my typical morning:
7am: rise and shine. Fend off the cats that are eagerly awaiting their breakfast. Wash face. Weigh In. Get dressed.
7:30am: Feed cats before they lose their damn minds (based on their actions they’re clearly close to starvation.) Tidy kitchen. Eat a piece of fruit and drink 24 oz of water. Stretch
8am: Walk/jog whilst listening to music, reflecting, or talking on the phone to the brother. Shower.
9am: Breakfast of either turkey bacon & eggs or oatmeal. Drink 24 oz of water.
9:30am-afternoon: Get to work reading/writing, job hunting, and/or house hunting. Drink 24 oz of water.
Having a structured morning has helped me stay on track with making good food choices during the day, being productive with my work, and just having an overall more positive outlook throughout the day and at the end of the day.
Prior to setting a schedule for my morning I would wake up without much of a purpose, or just prior to the latest I possibly could, before having to be somewhere. I didn’t even realize how damaging I was being to myself by not being more intentional with my morning routine. I feel much better even after only a week of following my new routine. And I think taking some personal time in the morning during my walk to reflect, plan my day, and just get some activity and movement going has been the most beneficial. I may be getting less sleep to wake up a little earlier to fit this in, but it has made all the difference.
What is your morning routine like?