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When I leave my house in the morning, there are some days I don’t come home till 8 at night. In those over 12 hours, I wear a lot of hats. I pretty much have it down to a science how to get it all done in a day and I’m going to share a few of my tried and true tips with you.
Always Set Out Things the Night Before
The night before, usually right after dinner when I still have some energy left in me, I look at my planner and prepare for the next day. Work in the morning, teaching barre at night, and going to be in a satellite office with no access to outside food……that is pretty much the norm. So I pack my barre clothes (I’ve forgotten pants before, never a good thing to forget!) and put them in my workout bag. That way you aren’t running around like a crazy person the next morning. That bag goes right by the front door for an easy grab and go.
Wake up a Half Hour Earlier than Usual
I hate rushing out the door in the morning. I need time to have a cup of coffee, read a few emails/blogs and get ready for my day. That way I feel in control of my day instead of always running late to the next thing. I get the most done in my day in the morning before the day actually gets going. It’s like working out in the morning, before you have time to wake up, it’s already done.
Take the Screens Out of Your Sleep Space
Make your sleep space as free of distractions as possible. How many times have you gone to bed at a reasonable hour and then start scrolling on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook and before you know it, an hour has gone by of precious sleep? I keep my phone across the room which is two fold. When I head to bed it’s to pass out right away and maximize my sleep hours. Two, when my alarm goes off, I actually have to get out of the warm bed to turn it off. Seriously, try it. Then you get that extra 30 minutes of productivity instead of interrupted snooze sleep. Stop prolonging that morning, get up and take on the day.
Take At Least 10 Mins to Get Your Heart Rate Up
Even if it’s stretching, yoga or a quick HIIT workout, have a few minutes in the morning to get some type of exercise in. It really sets the tone for the whole day and forces you to make good choices throughout.
Make Sure You Have the Right Fuel
I always meal prep the night before. A lot of times I see patients out in satellite clinics and if I don’t bring food with me, I am at the mercy of delivery options which we all know are not healthy. The night before right after we are cleaning up dinner, I pack my lunch for the next day. The leftover chicken gets put over a salad, or the stir fry gets packed up and put over brown rice, it’s all about planning. I used to make overnight oats a lot but kept on forgetting to mix it all together for breakfast the next morning. I really like my greek yogurt with something in it. I stumbled upon the best of both worlds with Yoplait® Plenti™ Oatmeal Meets Greek Yogurt. They have combined two of my favorite foods in one ready to eat container that is a new part of my complete breakfast. This combines the whole grains from the oatmeal with the protein in Greek yogurt, and it’s under 200 calories per cup. Sometimes I even like having it around the 3pm mark as a snack where I’m hungry and just need something to give me that second wind before teaching class.
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I hope you try to incorporate some of these tips into your day to get you started on the right foot. Seriously, move you alarm clock. It really works! What’s your favorite fruit that you would pair with Yoplait® Plenti™ Yogurt to kick your morning off right? Check them out on their social media platforms and snag a coupon Plenti CouponPlenti FacebookPlenti Twitter.
I hope you try to incorporate some of these tips into your day to get you started on the right foot. Seriously, move you alarm clock. It really works!
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