Good Monday morning, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. As per a reader request, I am going to share with you my typical morning routine over 60.
I have written often that I am a creature of habit and believe in routine, and consistency. I am healthier when I am true to the routine.
Therefore, my morning routine is the same unless we are traveling or experienced a late night.
Please let me add that this is the routine best for me, and anything I do that you might want to add should be discussed with your personal physician first….just to make sure it is good for you.
Most mornings I am up around 5-6 AM, but there are three days a week that I get up at 4:30 to make Mr. B coffee before he heads out for an early morning trail run with his group.
A cool night this time of year is better for me when I wear a SOMA COOL NIGHTS SLEEP SHIRT...I own four of them and wear one every night….they really are cooler to sleep in.
So, after the alarm goes off…here is how things go….
A TYPICAL MORNING ROUTINE: FIRST OFF AFTER THE ALARM
My typical morning routine begins the night before when I set about 10 oz of water in a glass in the refrigerator so it is cold first thing.
Right after I leave the bedroom, I grab that glass of water and drink it first. Right before the end of the water, I take a probiotic, and a dropper of Vitamin B 12, then finish it.
I have taken many varieties of the B-12, but this is the probiotic I like best at the moment….ENDOMUNE ADVANCED PROBIOTIC.
Water and these two supplements are the first things in my system during a typical morning routine.
A TYPICAL MORNING ROUTINE: MY FAVORITE PART
Next, I grind the coffee bean and get the coffee brewing. A typical morning is met with our favorite coffee which we both have liked for years…..STARBUCKS FRENCH ROAST WHOLE COFFEE BEANS.
I like to reach for my JOY cup when it is clean just to begin early that Joy is a Choice for the day.
In the bottom of my first cup, I place a scoop of COLLAGEN FOR HER PEPTIDE POWDER…dissolves completely and has not added taste.
I do have the travel packets in this collagen so that it goes with me when I travel.
Currently, I am experimenting with my second cup of coffee and adding a dash of EVOO. It adds to a richer taste and is said to be very healthy.
I have only done this for two weeks, and I am using an EVOO out of Africa.
Both cups of coffee are my favorite part a typical morning routine.
A TYPICAL MORNING ROUTINE: DURING COFFEE TIME
When I sit down with my first cup of coffee, I always check the blog to make sure that it posted on time and see if there are any issues to deal with.
Mr. B and I often turn on local news at this point, mostly for the weather…especially if it is a running day. He also likes to know if there are any traffic issues to be aware of.
By the end of the second cup, I begin my quite time and prayer time for the day….very important for a day full of joy.
A TYPICAL MORNING ROUTINE: THE REMAINDER OF THE EARLY ROUTINE
After prayer, I rise and boil my water for green tea.
I leave this steeping while I am at the gym.
My preference for green tea is BIGELOW BENEFITS REFRESH TUMERIC CHILI MATCHA GREEN TEA, and I always steep two bags.
I purchase it at my local grocery, HEB.
I try to eat a little something at this time. I find if I eat a little breakfast before the gym then I have more energy.
Lately, my favorites are different versions of avocado toast on sprouted grain bread.
I love to mix 1/2 small avocado with a teaspoon of huumus, or mix it with fresh mango pico de gallo.
Then I feed the dog and cat.
Next…hope you guys are not bored to tears…I brush my teeth, and cleanse my face. in a typical morning routine.
I have used the same products for about five years now and still believe they are my favorites….plant based, natural, Genucel….currently on sale.
The first thing on my face after cleansing is the DEEP FIRMING SERUM by Genucel.
I pat my eyes with the EYE BAGS & PUFFINESS TREATMENT.
A great package to start with is actually on sale and is the MOST POPULAR PACKAGE of products.
A really great deal for six products.
After this, I put on my workout clothing…walk Tux…and then go to the gym!
A typical morning routine includes a view of the neighborhood flowers…such a lovely way to begin summer mornings.
And, the crepe myrtles right now are glorious…even the young grandsons remarked about their beauty.
When I return from the gym, I might eat some fruit and then take my supplements of Zinc, C, D, and B complex.
That is my typical morning routine. The rest of the day depends on what the calendar holds.
A TYPICAL MORNING ROUTINE: BETTER NOW FOR MR. B
Often, when I am sent products to review, family members may “borrow” what they see.
Mr. B was in need of a new pillow experience, so when I was sent a pillow to review…it became his.
He has slept better with it for almost three weeks now.
This is the BLUE DOTT ULTRA BUTTON PILLOW by Zamat Home.
It conforms to your head and neck and molds to their shape, and he sleeps on it just like you see here…no pillow case.
He really likes the improved comfort in his neck with this pillow, so though it looks funky, he doesn’t mind as long as his sleep is improved.
If you order one, and use the code Over50 you receive 15%OFF, minimum purchase of $35.
Mr. B is very happy with his…I have got to keep an eye on these things…there is another product this week to share that he opened and began to use before me! Sheesh!
I am so sorry that I do not remember who asked me to share my typical morning routine…I so hope they see this post.
Please ask any questions you want….and have a day full of JOY…and make sure you….
By Pamela Lutrell
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