breakfast

how to be a morning person…

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We all struggle at some point to get up in the morning. As we age sometimes our habits change too. I used to be more of a morning person but now it’s a little bit of a struggle. How or what can we do to be more of a morning person. Wake up refreshed and ready to go.

Ideas

  1. Go to bed on time the night before.
    1. Get the best sleep you can each night.
    2. Use aromatherapy to help, like a pillow spray or diffuser and essential oils.
    3. No blue light before bed.
    4. Use a sound machine, fan or ear plugs to help you stay asleep.
    5. Try Magnesium Spray or Magnesium drink before bed to help you relax and keep leg cramps at bay.
    6. Plan your schedule for the next day, or review your next days schedule.
  2. Actually waking up at a early time, use an alarm, start slowly and move it back over time. 15 minute increments.
    1. I use a Lumi Light to help wake me up naturally.
    2. Use an alarm if necessary.
  3. Do what you want to wake up, a shower, reading social media, or meditation are good choices.
    1. Drink 8-10oz. of water right when you do wake up, it does the body good.
  4. Breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
    1. Make yourself a wonderful feast, eat what you like, change it up.
    2. My favorites are: Cereal, Oatmeal, or Quinoa flakes.
    3. 30 Minutes before I eat breakfast I have a glass of green juice with collagen protein. A real energy boost and so good for you. See my earlier post about this.
    4. Tea instead of coffee right away, I love a spicy black chai tea, with raw honey and splash of unsweetened almond milk.
  5. Get ready to go.
    1. Exercise time; do it early, get it out of the way.
    2. Shower & Hair
    3. Face care & Body care
    4. Makeup (optional)
    5. Get dressed for the day – get out of your pj’s!
    6. Now, after all this, get that cup of java/coffee/latte if you need it.
  6. Aromatherapy
    1. Diffuse a bright light eye opening blend of essential oils like Cheer from Dottera.
  7. Get your to – do list done before noon! How awesome is that to get most everything done before noon?
    1. Run errands early as possible, less traffic and less people out and about.
    2. Clean house, get it done and enjoy it for the day.
    3. Shopping, again less people, less traffic to deal with it.
    4. Guess what, your afternoon is more free to relax and do what you want to do.
    5. Get that inbox to zero!

I just love ViviannadDoesMakeup on YouTube and she has some wonderful videos to enjoy. This post was inspired by her video below.

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what’s for breakfast…

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My breakfast routine…

Each morning when I wake up I drink my Metagenics Glutagenics Supplement. This supplement helps heal my leaky gut.

After 20 minutes I take a combination of two things in water my Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides & Organifi – Green Juice Super Food Supplement

These two supplements give me a green juice energy boost without all the mess juicing produce gives you and protein and collagen to help with inflammation.

After waiting another 30 minutes for the green juice drink to digest it’s time for some Gluten, Soy, Sugar, and Dairy free breakfast. I many times choose GF Oatmeal or Quinoa with added plain flavored whey protein. Or a GF cereal that is low in sugar with unsweetened almond milk. Breakfast is an important meal of the day to get you off to a healthy start. During breakfast I also have a cup of Organic Chia tea with 1t raw honey. I also take my vitamin supplements after eating breakfast, like Fish Oil, B-Complex, Multivitamin, Osteo Bi-Flex, and Sam-E.

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I am finding a healthy way to start my day is important.

Makes me feel so much better.

After my breakfast is also when I workout, for at least 30 minutes on the treadmill or elliptical. This exercise gives me a wonderful energy boost to start my day too.

Start your day off right.

Oh yes, there are days I enjoy one latte made with coconut milk too. If I need a little extra energy/caffeine boost. You will see a lot of latte posts on my social media.

Let me know what you do to start the day off right?

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