Sunday, January 29, 2012

Morning Routines and a Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Giveaway

Sticking to a morning routine is essential for me. I've been out of college for ten years and one would think that I would have this morning thing down by now. When one wrench is thrown my way, I'm either late or probably forgot something and I'm for sure frazzled by the time I reach the office.

Here is my IDEAL morning routine:
  • 5:30 AM, Alarm goes off, I snooze for 10 minutes.
  • 5:40 AM, Jim calls from CA (it's 3:40 AM there and he's working a night shift).
  • 5:45 AM, Jim has talked me out of bed and my feet hit the floor.
  • 5:55 AM, I've managed to brush my teeth and put on workout clothes (yoga pants, t-shirt, sneakers, head band).
  • 6:00 AM, I'm out the door on my way to the gym (water bottle, protein bar, ipod, towel, chapstick).
  • 6:50 AM, Legs are tired, arms are exhausted, I'm sweaty and in need of a shower...bad!
  • 7:00 AM, Feed the dogs, (second) breakfast for me, shower, COFFEE, get ready for work.
  • 8:00 AM, *Out the door and headed to the office.

There are any number of things that can go wrong - starting with me turning my alarm OFF instead of snoozing and then ignoring the phone call from my husband, which never goes over very well.