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How We Start Our Day

Our Morning Routine | adoubledose.comWe just got back from an incredible family trip in Grand Cayman, so this definitely feel like a Monday more than ever. Since it is Monday, and we have gotten a few requests to share our morning routine, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share ours!Our Morning Routine | adoubledose.comBefore we get into our routine, we wanted to share this transitional fall look. We love pairing a cardigan with booties and shorts to transition into the cooler months. Especially in Texas, jeans are still not happening in the fall months, so these booties paired with this grey bag are a great way to style your favorite shorts. They are both super affordable and go with everything! We love Sole Society’s accessories because they have a wide range of styles for fall, and they have a TON of natural colors, which we always gravitate towards.
Our Morning Routine | adoubledose.comTo be honest, with our schedules and line of work, it can be hard to have a consistent morning routine or schedule. We are both definitely creatures of habit and crave routine, and we feel that the more of a routine we have, the more consistent we can be with staying organized and disciplined. With that being said, it is totally okay to go off that schedule sometimes, like if you’re on vacation, or if you’re with friends or family. We both can be pretty type-A, so we don’t like going off schedule, but we are totally fine with it sometimes!Our Morning Routine | adoubledose.comWe are both pretty similar with our routines and like to get up pretty early. We just feel like if we get our day started earlier, we are far more productive. Of course, that means you have to go to bed at a decent time, and with us, that doesn’t always happen. I know I tend to work late on my computer answering emails or finishing posts up, and then I do a major no-no, which is bringing my phone into the bed to finish up stuff on instagram (I know, so bad!) Anyways, if I do go to bed at a decent time (before 12), I will just wake up on my own around 6 or 7 AM. My body is just used to that now, so if I sleep past that, I feel like I slept so late, haha.
Our Morning Routine | adoubledose.comI will sometimes go straight to the gym after waking up if I am low on time (and when I say “I”, we are both the same with all of these). If I have a little more time, I will make some coffee and go to the gym, or I will make breakfast and sit down and actually enjoy it and have a slower morning. In college, I started doing that, and the morning is my FAVE time because the day has just started, and I truly love breakfast food. So, if I can, I love being able to get up, make some pancakes or a smoothie, and sit down and enjoy my breakfast while catching up on blog reading or news. I also drink hot water with lemon because I just love it and it has some great health benefits. FYI- I drink my coffee black, as in I use no sugar or milk. I know that is not tolerable for some people, so we shared our healthier recommendations in this post.
Our Morning Routine | adoubledose.comI also use this time to answer emails that need to be addressed (we are very good about staying on top of emails and try to answer within 24 hours) or finish up any blog posts or drafts due for that morning. I do find that if I don’t go to the gym first before having breakfast, I will tend to end up working too long (until like 10 or 11 AM).

We both workout pretty much every day. We will occasionally take a rest day, but since it is so much of our routine, we love being active. If we don’t go to the gym, we will take a class or go on a short run or walk outside. It just starts our day off on a great note, and we both just feel so much more productive and alert when we start our day off like that. Even when we worked our corporate jobs, we would wake up at 4:45 AM to workout before work.
Our Morning Routine | adoubledose.comEven when we are out of town, we have a similar routine. We will usually grab coffee before or after finding a gym or going on a run to start our day. We also ALWAYS eat breakfast. We wake up pretty hungry to start with, so we definitely have to grab breakfast somewhere to start our day. We do take some vitamins that we shared in this post.Our Morning Routine | adoubledose.comAs far as what we read in the mornings, we follow some blogs on Bloglovin, or we will watch the TODAY show (love Kathie Lee and Hoda!). We also have a few news apps on our phones.
Our Morning Routine | adoubledose.comWe hope that was helpful! We would love to hear about your morning routines. Comment below and share yours!Our Morning Routine | adoubledose.comSHOP THE OUTFIT{ Booties | Grey Handbag | Denim Shorts | Grey Tee | White CardiganSunglasses Nail Color | Lip Color BRACELETS: David Yurman Cable Bracelets herehere, and here and Cartier Love Bracelet | RINGS:  David Yurman Ring here and here | WATCH: Apple Watch Series 1 }

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