My Morning Routine
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I am sure you guys have heard the saying that “the secret of your success lies in your daily routine.” I fully believe that is true and when I don’t have good habits I don’t get as much done and notice a difference. Our daily routine at home is always a little different depending what projects we have going on but for the most part a lot of it always stays the same. One really consistent part of our day is our mornings. We always wake up with the kids in our bed (co sleeping fam over here) so the kids wake us up .. lately by saying “mama come play” or something haha. We eat breakfast as a fam – David makes acai bowls or protein pancakes or we have something easy like cereal. After we get the kids ready for the day (David has been doing Rosie’s hair the last month or so and is getting so good at braiding it! He is cute because he tries out new styles and watches tutorials which I think is so cute he is such a good dad) and David and I get ready for the gym. Before we leave for the gym I always have a glass of water and my prenatal vitamins. If I don’t have them first thing in the morning, I forget so even if I don’t have time to go to the gym I have it before I leave the house.
I love these New Chapter prenatals because they have vitamin B’s to help give you energy and there is no sugar or artificial flavors in them. And if you ever need to take them on an empty stomach it is really easy on your stomach and never makes me feel nauseous. I do have to cut mine in half because I am a wimp with swallowing pills. New Chapter also has an Every Woman’s One Daily Vitamin that contains nutrients for energy, stress and immune support. These multi-vitamins deliver all the superfood ingredients (made with organic veggies and herbs plus probiotics) that women need! New Chapter’s Bone Strength Take Care is another supplement that I have been trying for bone, joint and heart support… great for my everyday workouts. These supplements are derived from whole food calcium, they are 100% vegetarian, and plant sourced. I feel like it’s very important for women to take care of themselves, not only in pregnancy, but in the everyday. These vitamins help me do that!
After the gym and up to dinner time is where it is often different day to day. Some days I have to go to the office, some I am with the kids all day, just always different. We always eat dinner together as a family though and I love our night routine with the kids. Then of course David and I usually end the night by watching an episode or two of a show. 😉
What does your routine look like? Our morning routine is super simple but when we are out of town I always crave our morning routine and especially going to the gym in the morning I think its the best way to start the day.
What I have been doing at the gym:
I have been working out about 4-5 times a week (when we are home that is, I stink at working out consistently or at all on trips!) I usually start with a warm up like doing 3 rounds of 2 different work outs (an example would be 15 lunges then 15 jump squats – and repeating that 3 times) then I will do weights. I love to do legs and shoulders especially. I pick 3 work outs to do and I do 3 rounds of each, trying to increase my weight each time. (*I know everyone is different with weights and being pregnant but since I did weights before I was pregnant I feel totally fine continuing and I never push it too far and always do what feels comfortable!) In between each of those 3 sets I try to do 5 minutes on the row machine when I have time but often I don’t and just try to do a quick 40 min work out. If I have extra time though I row!