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Morning routines?

HavatarHavatar Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
Hello everyone, I am interested to see what everyone's morning routine is like?

Heres what I do:

I wake up in the morning around 6:30am, sit up in bed and practice gratitude and positive affirmations. I then make a cup of tea and watch BBC breakfast for 30 minutes before I start working on my personal projects. I tend to have late breakfast around 10am.

In the past I've tried to work-out in the mornings after waking up, but I could never seem to get into the flow, I always feel weaker working out in the morning than I do in the evenings. Anyone else experienced that?


  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Member Posts: 12,916 Member Member Posts: 12,916 Member
    I get up, make a cuppa and then get straight to my work out, once I have that done I feel ready to take on my day - been working out every day before work for 8 years so the habit has stuck :smile: I eat breakfast mid morning rather than first thing, unless I feel very hungry then I'll eat before I leave for work.
    I'm a morning person, always have been :smiley:
  • MithriditesMithridites Member Posts: 347 Member Member Posts: 347 Member
    I wake up at 4:45AM on weekdays, make coffee and a piece of bread with PB, take my vitamins, etc., check MFP then dress and walk the dog (at least 20 min). When we come back I pack my lunch, shower and get dressed for work and I’m out the door by 6:10AM. I am decidedly NOT a morning person, but this schedule has its upsides. Especially in Summer.
  • HavatarHavatar Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    I really wish i was a morning person but I'm not lol. I feel like its a genetic thing? If i woke up at 6 to workout, I would feel half-dead. @LivingtheLeanDream fair play for keeping at it for 8 years!

    Maybe it's because I weight-lift, hence why i dont have that much strength in the mornings. I've ordered an exercise bike, so lets see if i'll be able to do cardio in the mornings rather than weight-lifting.
  • donidailydonidaily Member Posts: 279 Member Member Posts: 279 Member
    I love summer because I don't have to set an alarm to wake up early 🤸‍♀️
    Wake up around 6:30, bathroom and weigh in, drink a glass or two of water.
    Check weather and news apps. Glance over messages received overnight (I live in a different country/timezone from my family.) Try to be disciplined and not fall back into bed messing around on my phone.
    7am movement! Head out to the terrace and do a Yoga with Adriene video. Or once a week live pilates class on zoom. Sometimes a bike ride in the morning cool followed by stretching. A little meditation if I am feeling it.
    Then I wander around outside and look at my plants, appreciate the morning, grab some fresh herbs for breakfast maybe.
    8ish shower and make tea.
    Breakfast, then a little housework (dishes, make the bed, put things away, whatever needs doing. This morning I started a loaf of sourdough.)
    Make coffee and fill water bottle.
    At my desk between 9-10am.

    On weekends though I drink my tea in bed while reading a book and the rest of it happens later. Luxury!

  • XiaolongbaoXiaolongbao Member Posts: 724 Member Member Posts: 724 Member
    Normal times up at 5am (but I've been in lockdown for months now so have shifted my schedule one hour later). Get dressed (because it's winter - in summer I'd leave this until later), put all dishes away, check messages, short pilates workout. Out the door by 6am (pitch black in winter, vaguely light in summer). Walk/run depending on day. Home. Shower. Off to work by 7:30am.

    Thanks to lockdown I can get up at 6am. Out for walk by 7am (pitch black right now). Home by 8am and sit straight down to start work... showers and eating can wait because I'm at home all day anyway.

    In summer I'm definitely a morning person but in winter not so much. I hate having to go out in the dark.
  • yirarayirara Member Posts: 5,180 Member Member Posts: 5,180 Member
    My typical morning routine is to wake up a) just before or b) after the alarm (this leaves me grumpy). Pee, scale, bathroom, dress, take gas and electricity meter readings (I'm a number girl), connect laptop to monitor, make tea, log into work computer via remote desktop, take utility readings again because I've likely forgotten them and put into spreadsheet, start working at a certain time.

    This morning it was: wake up at 5 and curse thoroughly about neighbour who thought it was a great idea to have a cheerful phone chat with someone at the open window. Go back to sleep. Oversleep. Be grumpy. Get little work done.
  • HavatarHavatar Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Really interesting to see the varying morning routines! Just goes to show we are all unique :) Has anyone heard of the IndexSpaces community? Seems like its solely a community for people who are into keeping active. Think they've just started out so its a bit quiet.

  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 23,117 Member Member Posts: 23,117 Member
    I wake up between 4:30-6 AM (depending on how long I want to run that day) and feed my dog.

    I take a quick look at news on my phone (terrible habit) while brushing my teeth, washing my face, and putting on sunscreen, drink an energy drink, and get dressed. Then I go for a run.

    When I get back, I'll shower, get dressed, and eat breakfast. In normal times, I'd walk to work. Now I just start working.

    I really like working out in the morning because I know that no matter what else happens, I've gotten in done for the day. I also feel like it helps my mood. I also like to run twice a day sometimes in my training cycles and that's harder to do if you don't get a run in. But it took me years to develop the habit. I realized that I spent years being someone who *wanted* to want to run in the morning, but I didn't genuinely want it. Once I really wanted it, everything clicked because I began rearranging my evenings to make sure I could make it happen (getting to bed at a certain time, etc).

  • juninjanjuninjan Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    WAKE UP ~ 8AM
    • Make coffee
    • Walk dog
    • Feed dog and myself
    • Shower
    • Get ready for work
    • Walk and play with dog (again :smile: )

    I have a hard time waking up early enough to do more because the sun is not up. Work is very exhausting also. Ideally, I'd run in the AM.
    edited June 26
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 5,372 Member Member Posts: 5,372 Member
    6-6:45ish: I pee, weigh myself, let dogs out, let dogs in, give treats, make them all lay down. Then I put my hair up, and get my workouts done(usually Sydney Cummings workout for the day plus some cardio). I'm usually done around 8:15/8:30 and then I feed the dogs and let them out. Then I make my coffee and put on a show(Netflix or YouTube). I also walk my dogs on leash at 10, 12, and 2:45. Sometimes I'll do a short cardio or stretch in the afternoon...just to not be a couch potato till dinner😉 Before we went into lock down, I did cardio before work and weights in the afternoon.
  • reversemigrationreversemigration Member Posts: 158 Member Member Posts: 158 Member
    On workdays I usually wake up about 3:30 - 4 p.m., bathroom, scale, make/drink coffee, and putter about for a couple of minutes. Then it's out to run for 30 minutes. Shower, breakfast, odds and ends, then off to work for 12. In pre-lockdown times I'd walk to work, but having to self-isolate from my family means a drive; because of that, I work in extra steps throughout the day. Huzzah for night-shift life.

    Days off are less structured, but the routine is about the same. Occasionally I'll run after work, or at dawn on my days off (especially if it looks like it'll rain in the evening), but I'm often too worn out to consider it then. I like getting it done and over.
  • donidailydonidaily Member Posts: 279 Member Member Posts: 279 Member
    This thread is delightful. It really highlights how important it is to find routines that work FOR YOU.

    Also, I want a dog now! 🐶
  • huntersvonneguthuntersvonnegut Member Posts: 1,168 Member Member Posts: 1,168 Member
    Up by 5
    Out the door for about an hour run
    Feed the cats if my wife hasn’t beat me to it
    Clean the cat boxes
    Shower and dress for work
    Hit DD for an iced coffee (in summer)
    Get to work around 7:30
    Rinse and repeat
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