How to Simplify Your Pre-Morning Workout Routine ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Friday, November 13, 2015

How to Simplify Your Pre-Morning Workout Routine

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Happy Friday!  I have such a busy weekend starting today with four media tastings for The Episodic Eater, three Vintage Zest-related events, and two networking meetings, that I hardly have a minute to think of myself.  Just like all of you, I know I need to continue all of the daily habits that keep me healthy and going strong!

We know that daily small steps make a big difference, both literally and figuratively.  For me, every day starts with a consistent morning routine before I hit the gym.  It is so tempting to stay in bed and hit the snooze button, but with a few simple steps, I'm on my way to the gym before I even have the chance to come up with an excuse!


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I outlined three simple steps below that will help anyone streamline their pre-morning workout routine.  Before I even start with Step 1, I head to Walmart for all of the supplies I'll need!

Let's get to Step 1!


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Step 1: Freshen Up


Not all of these items may apply to you, but it's exactly what I need every morning!  To make things easy, I keep all these items on a tray on my bathroom counter within easy reach.
  • Contacts: A girl's gotta see!
  • Toothpaste: I use New Colgate Total® Daily Repair™ toothpaste because helps to fight bad breath and whitens teeth.
  • Mouthwash & Floss: More ways to take care of those teeth and gums!
  • Face Wash: Take care of that oil slick that accumulated all night, before sweating up a storm
  • Deodorant: Speaking of sweat, you'll want to swipe some on.  :)



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Step 2: Suit Up


I make sure that every night, my workout clothes are in a little bundle in my closet (like above) before I go to sleep.  That way, I can stumble out of bed and not think twice about what I'm going to wear.  Mom was right about setting your clothes out before bedtime!


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  • Top: When it gets chillier, I add a pullover to the clothing pile.
  • Bottoms: It's always basic black for me.  Time to go shopping? :)
  • Fitness Tracker: I love this thing.  I use it to check my heart rate, mid-workout, and use to track my steps, sleep, and other important info!
  • Hair Ties: One tie for the ponytail and a headband-sized tie to tame the flyaways.
  • Athletic Socks: I just recently found out that proper athletic socks make a difference.  Total lightbulb moment!
  • Training Shoes: Possibly the most important thing you'll wear!


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Step 3: Gear Up

I keep everything rolled up and ready to go in my car, so I don't risk forgetting anything.  A gym bag is perfect for this too!



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  • Yoga Mat: For my bootcamp classes, we bring yoga mats.  If I forget, I'm on the ground with every one else's sweat.  Ew.
  • Towel: Speaking of sweat...
  • Lifting gloves: I lift and I don't like calluses, so these come in handy, ESPECIALLY with the heavier weights.
  • Music: On cardio days, I need a little music to pump me up!
  • Water: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

When I wash my water bottle or switch out my towel, I just make sure to swap them as I remove the old one.  If an old one goes out, a new one goes in!


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And those are my three simple steps to make sure that I get to my morning workout ready to exercise!  I freshen up, suit up, and gear up, and the whole routine takes me a matter of minutes.

All of these small steps make a big difference in maintaining my health, like New Colgate Total® Daily Repair™ does for my oral health.  It helps reverse early tooth and gum damage for Better Oral Health, which you can find out more about on their Facebook and Twitter pages.


I would love to find out about your morning routines as well!  What steps do you take to stay healthy?



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