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My Morning Routine January 08, 18

My Morning Routine

How does the old saying go? “Look who woke up on the wrong side of the bed!” Growing up I struggled with getting up and finding my energy in the morning. It was tough for me and as I learned more about my body and overall health, I understood that establishing a good, solid routine in the morning can be the trigger you need to stay on the right track for the rest of the day.

So for me, I try to follow a pretty consistent routine. My morning typically consists of four simple activities that get me ready for my day.  It’s nothing magical – it’s simply logical, and it helps me get  ready for a long day of intense physical work. 

Play my music.The first thing I do when I roll out of bed is find the music that fits the mood for me at that moment. It typically has a lot of energy and wakes me up. If you ask my wife, I probably play it a little too loudly, but it's my wakeup call and it gets me moving.

Immediately start drinking water.The body dehydrates overnight since you go eight hours without any liquids. So, I immediately start drinking water or tea to get my muscles hydrated and functioning. P.tip - I love adding lemon, ginger, cucumber or mint to my water if I need an extra boost.

Stretch. After the music has woken up my soul a bit and the water wakes up my muscles, I start to move. I don't do anything intense, but I stretch and keep moving for at least 20 minutes. It helps build up my energy.

Eat. It baffles me how many people I work with or train who don't give their body nutrients in the morning. I am extremely physical in my day job so I know I have to feed my body in order to keep my energy up all day and through my classes at night.

I am a big quinoa fan so one of my favorite recipes is something I call the P.volve Enhanced Quinoa Breakfast Bowl. It’s perfect for me because it’s light and filled with the nutrients my body is craving in the morning. Here's the recipe:

1. Prepare 3/4 cup of quinoa, cooking as directed on the packaging. 

2. Combine it with the following ingredients, mixing together in a single bowl:

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

4 oz of unsweetened coconut milk

1 cup of raw blackberries

1/2 oz of unsweetened dried coconut meat and mixed raw nuts of your choosing

What about you? What’s your favorite morning routine and how do you get ready for your day?  Reply in the comments or tag us in your breakfast photos and let’s start sharing ideas!

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Post by Stephen Pasterino

Hi, I'm P, founder of P.volve. I'm passionate about fitness, wellness, and all of the healthy lifestyle choices in between. Get more out of your workouts by staying up to date with our Blog, where I share all of my fitness secrets.

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