My Daily Morning Routine Checklist – Charming And Cheerful

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My Daily Morning Routine Checklist – Charming And Cheerful.

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You could say I would be classed as a morning person, not that I’m doing cartwheels down the street or anything (although I well could if i really wanted to), my philosophy is to make use of as much of the day as possible. What I mean with that is getting ahead with the day and ticking as many boxes as possible before the hen is crowing on his fence post!

Peeling Yourself Out Of Bed

This is something that lots of people find hard to do on a daily basis, we all love a warm comfy bed on cold, wet winters morning but… I feel this is productive time that could be spent exercising. This is exactly what I do. So, I’m going to be going over my daily morning routine checklist so you can maybe take some inspiration from it and force yourself out of bed just like me.

Daily morning routine checklist
To watch my morning routine click on image above

Daily Morning Routine – Start

My day begins with the soothing sounds of “Barbers Adagio for Strings” going off at 5.25am every morning, when this goes off, its not easy to get out of bed (the hardest part of the day), but I kinda force myself to sit up (like the Undertaker from WWE) and get up.

Once I’m out of bed its plain sailing (as they say) afterwards. I treat myself to a sit down wee and then I’m ready to attack the morning.

I get dressed into my gym gear and clumsily descend the staircase trying not to fall over or knock any pictures off the wall, I’d like to think of myself as a clumsy ninja (kind of a contradiction) where ill have a glass of water to “wet the whistle”.

I only really do fasted cardio and fitness, I know some would struggle with this as they are ready for breakfast straight away when they wake, however I’m not like that at the moment.

Workouts – Flexibility, Mobility and Functional Fitness

After downing the glass of water, i’ll proceed with my morning workout, on a Monday I will go for a 5km run, just to set me up nicely for the week and blow out the cobwebs from the weekend. Always making sure I stretch before I hit the tarmac (very important).

For the rest of the week I will do workouts which are a combination of flexibility, mobility and functional fitness. What this means is that I’m making use of alternative exercises and movements which will compliment the way my body moves and works, that also help increase my flexibility and range of motion. I do a lot of stretching and do lots of yoga techniques that flow to help the body move as it should.

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This normally lasts 30 minutes by either using resistance bands, kettlebells or my body weight. I do use dumbbells but not to the point of only doing isolation exercises, although you can’t help but do them from time to time. I always try to maintain my heart rate around an average of 130bpm if possible, sometimes lower, sometimes higher depending on the workout, but always try to maintain and keep it steady.

Workout – Check!

Post Workout Philosophy

After my 30 minute workout, I will do a little stretching then meditate for at least 10 minutes. This, for me is a massive help in relaxing my mind. It helps me control my heart rate after the exercise, while clearing my mind of any background chatter. The simplest way to do this would be to count my breathing in and out through the nose. If you wanted to try meditating, why not try one of out meditations here.

After the meditation I feel re-energized and ready for the day a head, this for me is the MOST important part of my day. Without it, I can sometimes not react to scenarios as well and it helps me remain calm and focused no matter what (cheesy I know).

Meditation – Check!

Post Workout Supplementation

Once the meditation is complete I will then begin to get some well-earned nutrients in my body.

Firstly, I’ll have a protein shake to feed the muscle tissue I have just worked, this normally has around 25gm of protein, with a helping of creatine and branch chain amino acids (BCAA).

Next I take my vitamins for the day which consists of 1000mg cod liver oil, a multi vitamin which has 24 different vitamins in one tablet, then I take two tablets of calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin D. I wash all the tablets down with a 1000mg vitamin C tablet.

I will then treat myself to an espresso to give me my caffeine fix for the morning using my Nespresso machine, then onto my breakfast!

Here I have a small bowl of porridge with either a small spoon of honey or a banana sliced on top. Finally, I will have a cup of lemon green tea to wash the porridge down with. By this time I am pretty full and won’t eat again till late morning, although I will continue to drink just water through the day.

After the lemon tea i’m ready to hit the shower and get my exfoliation on, then get ready for work and hit the ground running and smash the day out and get it done!

Nutrition, Fluids & Supplements – Check!

Your Routine?

We all have our own little morning rituals and this has been mine for a while now. I will change it up from time to time with regard to my workouts and the times I do them. The mornings work for me at the moment, so I will continue to do them as I have been doing.

Has this post inspired you to maybe think about getting up any earlier in the week to get ahead? Or do you prefer to exercise later in the day?

If you have tried this daily morning checklist or you are thinking of doing so and found this review helpful, please leave a comment below, as I would love to hear them.

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6 thoughts on “My Daily Morning Routine Checklist – Charming And Cheerful

  1. Hi Lee

    This is impressive! No wonder you are in great shape! (Barber’s Adagio For Strings makes me cry unless it’s the William Orbit version which you have just made me listen to just now lol.)

    I’m good at some of this but not all of it. My routine is get up early, usually around 6am even when I’m not going out to work, have a cup of hot water and lemon, sometimes meditate, sometimes visualze, then some reading and write in my journal most days. I used to always do my dumbbells workout in the morning – now it might be later in the day – or not at all.

    What I really need to do is yoga (I am incredibly stiff) but I don’t like it. Any tips for a beginner to enjoy it?

    Followed by toast and peanut butter for my first breakfast then in a couple of hours I will have porrage too. (And I wonder why I’m putting on weight!)

    Looking forward to checking out more of your posts.

    Best,

    Jean

    1. Hi Jean,

      I hope you are well?
      I think what you do already is just fine…your productive in the morning, which is the main thing.

      With regards to yoga, I think the thing that may benefit you is something called “flow movement”. This is similar to yoga and will use similar techniques.
      However, the exercises flow as one movement through a range of mobility exercises that encourage your body to move the way its supposed to. I was thinking of doing a video on this myself.

      I think this could be of use to you.

      If you try any of it let me know. I kinda do this one morning a week myself…just to make sure the joints get a good workout, by stretching, pivoting and moving as one.

      Hope this helps?

      Speak soon.

  2. Your article left me saying WOW! I get it though. I got really sad when my son died and a lot of things just slowly slipped away, especially my morning routine. The result is that I felt like I was merely going through the motions.

    Now, it’s different and I thank God. I still miss him and always will, but, I owe it to myself to be happy again and so I am back with my morning routine, which starts with my cup of coffee.

    I am still working on the activity bit. It’s easier for me to clean the house and rake the yard than to mount the bicycle. I comfort myself that at least I am out of bed.

    Thanks for taking the time to write and share this article. Inspiring indeed.

    1. Hi Josephine,

      How are you?

      Sorry to hear the news regarding your son, things like that can take a long time to come to terms with.

      I have lost someone myself and it isn’t easy.

      The fact that you get up and get moving, whether it be cleaning or raking the garden, is a great way of burning calories, so not sitting on your bike isn’t a big deal in my eyes.

      Keep doing what your doing and stay positive. One thing that helps me if I have to do some chores round the house is music.

      Having a great album, playlist or mix on that really gets you going helps break the monotony of cleaning and pottering.

      Keep smiling and go get that rake!

      All the best and take care.

  3. Hi Lee,

    The inspirational article, true that a morning routine can really set the productivity tone for the rest of the day.

    I agree it’s quite difficult to get out of bed but an effective morning routine can help us stop procrastinating on important things in our life.

    Routine you shared in this article is super helpful for all and will surely guide people to set up for success also will help to live a more balanced, fulfilled life.

    Well in my opinion one should develop new habits by taking small, consistent steps which will eventually help us reflect and grow our inner self over time.

    Thanks for sharing it
    Cheers!

    1. Hello,

      I hope you are well? I do agree with you, that its tough to get up in the morning to start with but it gets easier and you feel the benefits of doing so. I know we are all different but I prefer to get my workout done in the morning as it sets me up nicely for the day.

      I find I have better days in general if I workout first thing, as the thought of working out after work fills me with dread!

      Great point too about taking steps in the direction you want to go, small consistent steps are definitely the key to getting where you want in time.

      Thanks for stopping by pal.

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