May 30, 2012

morning routine

My morning routine is ridiculous. And I'm not even a morning person! 
Steve goes to school at around 6:45 am; normally Cole wakes up when he hears Steve get in the shower. Once Steve leaves, I put Cole back to bed because I know he's got to still be tired that early in the morning.
And he is because he sleeps for about another hour and then wakes me up at 8 am.
I get up and lay on the couch for a good half hour while I try to wake up and Cole plays in the living room.
Sometimes it takes me even longer to wake up. No matter when I go to bed at night, I am ALWAYS tired in the morning. It's so frustrating. So I made a resolution to eat a healthy breakfast every morning to wake me up.
I drink a big glass of water before I eat anything. Then I make myself a spinach smoothie which includes half a frozen banana, a handful of frozen berries, spinach leaves, almond milk and then 1/2 a teaspoon on chia seeds. Sometimes my smoothies turn out green and sometimes they don't depending on how many berries I add in there.
After I drink my smoothie, and give Cole some too, then I make myself almond butter toast with honey (organic bread and organic honey by the way).
By the time I've finished drinking my smoothie and eating my toast, an hour has gone by and I've gotten nothing done except eat a healthy breakfast. And to top it all off, I don't even feel less tired in the mornings!
So, what's the solution? I need to work out more? Go to bed earlier?
I feel like people who are morning people have an advantage in the world because keeping yourself awake at nights when you're already up can't be nearly as hard as being woken up in the morning from a deep sleep. Right?!

Anyway, thank goodness for days like today when I don't have to be anywhere at any time and I can take as long as I want to eat breakfast. (I just finished my toast and it's almost 12) Thank goodness we don't have church until 1 pm on Sundays because whenever it gets switched back to 8:30 am I'm pretty sure my "morning routine" will go out the window. Because there's no way I'd get up an extra hour early to eat a healthy breakfast. Like I said, I am not a morning person! But I wish I were!


  1. Oh my gosh! This is just what I needed to hear! Haha. I literally JUST gained enough energy to get off the couch. I do the exact same thing: lay on the couch and let Annabelle play until I feel awake enough to join her. And I wanna try your healthy breakfast routine. I even have that organic almond butter stuff. It's just kinda gross, isn't it? Maybe if I added honey... ;)
    You're cute, Lauren. As long as Cole's happy, you're just fine :)

  2. That not-a-morning-person trait must be hereditary!