Ahhhhh Monday you always come too soon, too soon! Morning routines….got one? Here’s mine!
My Blackberry Zen chimes every weekday morning at 5:30. After a couple of (well-deserved) snoozes, I arise….
First things first-WATER and a big glass of it (usually with lemon). One of the best tips ever from Joyous Health. Great way to get the digestive system moving after a long night of laying around!
Then of course comes the caffeine. Another GREAT tip from Greg Carver (of strengthbox fame)…if you MUST add cream, try coconut milk. It’s a better choice than “dairy cream” and very tasty. Why yes sir, I will!
After settling in with my coffee, I snuggle up with my netbook for some spiritual goodness. I have a 30 minute program I tune into every morning. Most of the time I take notes-I function a lot better when I hear about how great life is and how my life has a purpose!
Next is stretching and core exercises from Dr. Jane Weber! If you don’t know how to abdominal brace, go and see her! I am in my ‘final stages’ of recovery after a nasty lower back injury. I work on these twice a day in addition to some core/balancing exercises (notice the ball in the picture).
This is my dog, Lola on her couch (yes she has her own couch and it’s a long story) while I am doing all of this:
Phew, feeling refreshed….now onto breakfast (usually a smoothie with power greens-recipe to follow) and then a quick shower, packing of the ‘lunch’ and I hit the ground running!
What a way to start the day!
How do you start your day?