Photos by Brandon Hill
A few months ago Austin and I read The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and it kinda changed my life. Not in a dramatic sort of way, but it has definitely helped us both have all around better, more productive days. Since it has been a decent amount of time since I read the book, I have a solid routine that I typically follow 6 days a week (unless something out of the ordinary is happening or if I am out of town). It’s been really beneficial to me so I thought I’d share it with you guys!
My alarm is usually set for 6:00 but I’ll be honest… Sometimes I end up pressing snooze until 6:10 or 6:15. After I wake up I use these wipes to gently clean my face and wake me up. Then I check my phone to see if I have any new emails or other notifications.
6:15 to 6:30ish
After I’m decently awake the first thing I do is plan my day. I always sit down on the couch with my planner and make a to-do list and strategize about best time management. Planning out my day like this has made a huge difference in the amount of things I am able to accomplish each day.
6:30 to 7:15ish
If I haven’t already, I fill up my water bottle and start sipping on some water. After that I get changed into my workout gear and tennis shoes and either head to the gym or pop in a workout dvd.
I am usually all finished with my workout at this point, so I’ll take my shower for the day and make breakfast. Lately I’ve been eating boiled eggs with some cold brew coffee. A little bit later in the morning I’ll whip up this yummy yogurt parfait for what I like to call breakfast number 2.
I just put a few spoonfuls of plain greek yogurt in a bowl with a little honey drizzled over the top. Then I add a few berries and I break up a Pure Organic bar for some texture. This really helps curb my sugar cravings throughout the day and it keeps me full until lunchtime.
7:30 to 8:00
Now that I’ve gotten my workout and shower in for the day, this is when I will sit down and get to work on emails and other administrative type things that I need to accomplish for the day. Waking up early and getting all of that other stuff that I do completed beforehand makes me feel much less stressed throughout the day and better able to tackle my to-do lists or other things that are thrown my way—which, spoiler alert, is the main premise of The Miracle Morning!
This post was sponsored by Pure Organic. All opinions are my own.
I love how you think it’s bad if you sleep in until 6:10 or 6:15. Most of us are lazy and aren’t up until 8ish lol
Kate || KATE KOUTURES
Wow, you are so productive in the AM! I’m so envious! I would love to be a morning workout type of person, but it just hasn’t happened yet. Ha – maybe I’ll try it out for a month 🙂
I’m so impressed that you get up early and get a work out in. I always end up working out in the evenings. It’s just so hard to convince myself to get up for a workout. Good for you! Keep it up
I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
Carly at A Modern Mom Blog
Wow, I should do this as well. I usually workout late in the afternoon or at night, but I’ve been wanting to wake up early and workout.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com