Hello and happy Monday! Even though I’m sure the words “happy Monday” are an oxymoron to a lot of you, we definitely started our week out on a good foot over here!
Our mornings used to always be so hectic and rushed and we’d be racing to get out of the door in order to get to work on time. A few months ago we finally both got fed up with starting our days out with such chaos, so we now have a morning routine set in place that’s made a world of difference in making our mornings and days as a whole more peaceful and relaxed.
We began our Monday with a little family walk around the neighborhood where we discussed the important things in life: politics, religion, what I dreamt about last night, what we want to eat for breakfast…you know, the big stuff.
After we got back from our walk, we each made coffee in the Keurig (stevia & whole milk in mine, coconut sugar & whole milk in his) and drank it on the porch while talking more and taking in the quiet morning hours.
Once we were both caffeinated and turned into fully functioning human beings again, we did this short 20 minute yoga session from Runner’s World in the living room to stretch out our sore muscles from our brick workout yesterday (3.1 mile run with the pup, followed by a 12 mile bike ride in search of iced coffee).
Of course, it’s nearly impossible to do yoga in the living room when you have an overly energetic pup who wants to play ALL THE TIME.
Not quite sure which yoga pose she’s doing here, but I think it’s supposed to be savasana.
Post-yoga session Ed began to get ready for work, while I made both of our breakfasts. On the menu was cereal plus eggs and bacon as per usual.
(The pineapple is upside down because Ed read somewhere that it helps it to ripen or something like that.)
Walk? Check. Coffee? Check. Yoga? Check. Breakfast? Check.
Even though we have to wake up earlier in order to fit in our morning routine, it’s definitely worth it in my book. It gives us some time to relax, catch up, and spend time with the dog and each other before we begin our busy days and it’s made a world of difference in both of our moods in the morning!
How did you start your Monday morning?
Do you have a morning routine?