We all start our mornings differently. They start at different times, for different reasons and our routines are all individual. I’m currently in a place where I think I’ve got mine pretty much nailed, so I thought I’d share it with you.
What I do.
Due to literally getting out of bed, somehow getting dressed, rolling down the stairs and then heading straight out the door after a toilet and sip of water, I leave having breakfast till I’m back from my exercise. This means I’m exercising fasted. Now, I’m aware this is a very debatable topic throughout the fitness industry and I’m sure there’s many pros and cons on both sides, but this is my choice.
I aim to run once, up to four times a week, Monday to Friday. I don’t find running easy by any means, but it is a great way of burning the calories, clearing my mind ready for the day ahead and getting it over and done with, as i really struggle to motivate myself on an evening.
One day a week I’ll do a quick HITT session, on my driveway of all the glamorous places. This workout is one of The Body Coach’s from his Lean In 15 book. It’s a great little circuit of just three exercises, five times, lasting 15 minutes.
Food & Drink.
Breakfast normally consists of bacon and scrambled eggs. Recently, I have been adding some chilli powder to my eggs to give them a bit more taste and to help kick start the metabolism. It’s a great protein based meal, setting you up well for the day ahead.
I rehydrate with plenty of water. Try to drink the recommended 2 litres a day, but admittedly, I am quite poor at reaching that target. I’ve also recently been trying the For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water*, which is designed to rehydrate and also aid recovery. It’s perfect to drink with my breakfast or later in the morning. I will also have a glass of orange juice or preferably pineapple juice. at some point throughout the morning. Pineapple juice is widely recognised as being more favourable for it’s health benefits. It’s also quite sweet, so satisfies my sweet tooth.
What’s your morning routine? –