Let’s be honest, nobody ever asks you to share your morning routine, but I’ll admit I’m fascinated by everyone else’s! I’m always looking to experiment in an attempt to organize the chaos in my life and increase my productivity, so today I’m sharing what’s been working for me lately. But again, it’s on ongoing experiment. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail, and if you don’t care, I give you permission to stop readying here.
Here we go:
• Get up (usually by the screaming baby), feed the kids. I have to feed them first or it’s just a bunch of whining to start my day off on a rotten note. This also gives me a few minutes to wake up, clear the kitchen of dishes and toys, and feel like I’ve got control of over my life (spoiler alert: I don’t).
• Manage to make myself a protein shake in the morning. I eat the same protein shake every morning. I love the taste, it accounts for 30% of my protein intake throughout the day, and at this point I feel weird if I don’t drink it. Like when I went to NYC. I actually had to leave my room in search of food, and that was just…weird.
• Work this butt out. I could go months without working out, if I’m being honest. It’s not something I super enjoy, although I’ve never regretted a workout. However, I actually force myself to workout every day now. For two reasons: depression and energy. If I go even two weeks without working out, I start getting murder-y. Also, I noticed I actually have more energy in the afternoons and evenings (now that I have to write at night) when I workout in the morning. [Read more…]