Let me first start by saying that I have never been a morning person. I like my bed and I love my sleep. That all changed, however, when I married Sam. Sam definitely is a morning person and he has rubbed off on me. It all started when we only had one car and I would have to drive him to school at 4:30am. Yes, 4:30AM. At first, it was tough, but after doing it for a week – it became easier! Mornings are the most productive time of the day for me now. I get up, make breakfast, do chores, work from home, workout, clean – all in two hours, I swear. I don’t know what it is, but two hours in the morning is equivalent to four hours in the afternoon (productivity-wise).
Now that I’ve become a morning person, I have my little routine. It always starts with coffee. Sometimes I make it bulletproof (coconut oil + cinnamon, blended). I then put my workout gear on, splash cold water on my face, and head out of the door for a workout. I am a mutt when it comes to workouts – HIIT, Pure Barre, weights, cardio, yoga, pilates… whatever I am feeling that day. My favorite way to sweat is boxing. Pow, pow!
Once my workout is finished, I rinse off and wash my face with the best stuff EVER! Evan Healy milk cleanser followed by their daily moisturizer. It smells like roses and is made from fresh, organic ingredients – free of harsh chemicals. I absolutely love this brand and it cleans my skin very well.
I then get dressed for my day (almost always in Lululemon, considering I am a manager there), hop on the couch, and start working on aehoward.com, catching up on emails, or work for Lulu. **Quick side note: the black leggings I am wearing in this post are called the align pants. Hands down the comfiest pants I have ever put on my body. They feel like butter. Do yourselves a favor and go to your nearest Lululemon just to try them on. You’ll probably leave with more than one pair!**
My 3 morning must-haves: coffee, a kick-a$$ workout, and Evan Healy milk cleanser.
P.S. No, I did not get a dog! Andrea’s fur baby, James, really wanted to be apart of the shoot 🙂
P.S.S. Stay tuned because I may become a fur-mama soon 🙂 I’ve been begging Sam for a Great Dane. Or black Lab. Or a Labradane?! Fingers crossed.
Photos by Andrea Kerbuski ♥
Beige Kimono: Urban Outfitters