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  • yirarayirara Member Posts: 5,134 Member Member Posts: 5,134 Member
    This morning: wake up at usual time, surf net for a moment on phone, go to loo, to scale, wash and dress up. Take utility readings. Get laptop to table and connect to monitor, log into citrix...




    Get error message that my office computer is not available. Contact IT. Curse. Sit about for 2.5 hours. Think I should develop an app that pings my office computer and switches my alarm off if there's no response.
  • callsitlikeiseeitcallsitlikeiseeit Member Posts: 6,620 Member Member Posts: 6,620 Member
    we have a farm so... mornings start around 4am.

    Wake up, coffee, animals, gym by 8 at latest.

    Home between 10 or 11, depending on how long I was at gym and what errands I had to run.

    My breakfast is usually closer to lunch for most people. My lunch usually around 2 or 3. Dinner after animals, usually 730.

    Bed at 8.

    Wash, rinse, repeat.
  • MeganD1704MeganD1704 Member Posts: 299 Member Member Posts: 299 Member
    Wake up at 5:15 to workout. I lay my gym clothes and pre workout bottle out the night before.
    Add water to preworkout, biological needs, scale, drink pre workout fast and get workout clothes on.
    Go downstairs to basement gym for 1-1.5 hrs workout.

    Shower, drink pre set coffee with collagen and cream (brews at 6:15), get ready while sipping coffee. Go to work for 8 (I also make my breakfast the night before and take it with me to workout).

    Sleep in till 7-8
    biological needs, sit on couch with coffee for as long as I want/till obligations take me away.
    My weekend workouts could be as late as ten am or not at all (prefer just walking on weekends vs strenuous workout).
  • irontree3irontree3 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Up at 4:15, out the door for 5 mile run with my dog Betty. Home, shower, sitting in front of my computer in home office by 7am. I am so a morning person! By 5pm I'm worthless!
  • Kerry_RKerry_R Member Posts: 24 Member Member Posts: 24 Member
    My routine used to be up at 5am, workout, shower, get ready (feed the cats, make sure hubby is up, daughter is getting ready for school, etc.) then I leave at 7am to get to work for 8am (I like to grab the free breakfast and cup of tea in the canteen before I start officially at 8.30am).

    At the moment, I'm up at 6am, workout, grab a cup of tea/protein shake (depending on the workout), have a few moments of quiet to myself before everyone else gets up. I'm still on the work laptop by 8am with my breakfast (I like to keep some routines the same).
  • hiparihipari Member, Premium Posts: 687 Member Member, Premium Posts: 687 Member
    Office days:
    Wake up 7-8, browse phone in bed, go to the bathroom, weigh in, maybe come back to bed and browse some more, get dressed, eat breakfast while playing games on iPad, do my makeup, pack my bag, leave for work.

    Working from home:
    Wake up 7-9, browse phone in bed, including work messages to see if there’s anything urgent, go to the bathroom, weigh in, put on pj’s, get breakfast and eat while opening laptop, planning the day and wasting time on social media, then switch to work.

    Days off:
    Wake up 7-10, browse phone/iPad in bed, go to the bathroom, come back to bed and continue browsing or take a nap, go to the bathroom again, repeat this until hungry, weigh in, put on pj’s, start round of laundry and the dishwasher, eat breakfast while playing games or on social media with iPad, lounge on the couch and possibly watch a movie.
  • asthesoapturnsasthesoapturns Member Posts: 223 Member Member Posts: 223 Member
    My routine is get up, do toiletries, get dressed, feed and water the dictators, shove muffin into mouth, and get out the door. I get up at 4:45a and am out the door by 5:15a. I have coffee at work. A leisurely morning would be lovely but with my sleep disorder even getting 6hrs of sleep is hit or miss.
  • ebrookes73ebrookes73 Member Posts: 12 Member Member Posts: 12 Member
    The four-legged variety? :D

    edited July 3
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 15,511 Member Member, Premium Posts: 15,511 Member
    In the time of corona?

    Wake up some time between 9:30 and noon**, look at email/FB updates on my phone for a few minutes.
    Get up, make bed, put 12oz water from filter pitcher in microwave to warm to body temp (I do not like challenges first thing in the morning), turn on NPR.
    Weigh in, log in Libra.
    Drink water with thyroid meds, chase with a 2nd 12oz water.
    Putter (maybe some stretching/yoga, or water houseplants, or put away dry/clean dishes . . . .)
    Make coffee with hot milk, oatmeal with fixins', 12oz cold matcha.
    Eat, drink, read MFP forums.

    Probably afternoon, by then. :smile:

    Retirement is kinda excellent.

    Submitted as a slacker view, for contrast with all the stories of energy and productivity: I'm not a morning person, never have been. Now I can indulge that.

    With respect to the OP implied question about morning workouts: Not my thing, mostly. During Concept 2 Holiday Challenge season, I'll sometime do 2 x 2K between meds and breakfast, but any even remotely intense workout is just miserable for me, when fasted. Even that short, I underperform, and it feels so much harder & more unpleasant. My heart rate doesn't come up with activity like it would later, after eating, so that's probably the source of feeling miserable. That 2 x 2K (around 10 minutes actual rowing) is about my practical maximum.

    When we're doing on water rowing (boathouse closed now), and the Y is open (closed now), I'd go to rowing at 8:30 or spin class at 9, after a light breakfast. That works OK.

    Other than that, afternoon or evening workout are much, much better for me. When I had one of those distracting job things, I did workouts in the evening.

    ** I was up until 3 or 4AM, OK? :lol: (I tend to get 11PM zoomies.) Night owl, big time.
  • MelanieCN77MelanieCN77 Member Posts: 4,009 Member Member Posts: 4,009 Member
    Up at 5:30, dress in run clothes
    Coffee and breakfast, feed cats, goats, chickens, put postage on any packages going out (home business)
    Catch up on Facebook and Reddit and junk
    Theoretically out the door by 8 for a run
    Pick up groceries or feed or whatever if needed, drop mail at PO
    Home to shower, check work email, snack, work until lunch about 12.30
  • tgillies003tgillies003 Member, Premium Posts: 84 Member Member, Premium Posts: 84 Member
    Wake up 7am (pre-Covid it was 6)
    Drink 16oz glass of water
    Take the dogs into the back yard
    By 7:30 I’m in the basement with BeachBody on demand and I’m exercising. Right now I’m doing 21 day fix extreme real time. Finished day 19 yesterday.
    30-60 minutes of exercise. Then additional stretching and/or foam rolling
    Then shower and get dressed
    Then breakfast

    I’ve tried eating before workout, but found I didn’t have enough time in the morning to digest somewhat before exercising.

    Occasionally, on the weekend, I’ll get up later, have breakfast and an hour later do my workout. I do find these workouts I have more stamina.
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