Crowding Out Step 5: Morning activity + routines

Crowding Out Step 5: Morning activity + routines
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Crowding Out Step 5:

Morning activity + routines

How are you feeling this morning?

One of the best ways to shift energy, if you need it, is to get your body moving first thing in the morning.

This video is one I filmed for my vegan runners’ nutrition workshop, it’s my post-run exercise flow that combines stretching with strengthening moves.

This short version is only 5-7 minutes, and can totally change the trajectory of your day.

Give it a try!

Morning energy-boosting strength/stretch workout:

  • 10 pushups + 3 seconds plank hold
  • 30 seconds lunging quad stretch to calf/hamstring stretch
  • 10 pike presses
  • 30 seconds lunging quad stretch to calf/hamstring stretch
  • 10-15 leg lifts (optional butt lift)
  • 20 seconds figure 4 stretch (on one side)
  • 20-30 bicycle crunches
  • 20 seconds figure 4 stretch (on other side)
  • 15-20 fire hydrants (on each side)
  • 30 seconds+ child’s pose

Also worth thinking through your morning routine. Because the less you have to think about what to do to get you in the zone for your day the better, am I right?

My routine looks something like this:

  • snuggles
  • hydrate
  • move and/or meditate
  • nourish (food + supplements)

And I often read a part of a book while I eat breakfast, I find it boosts my creative juices for the day.

Check in with private Facebook group to let us know what you’re doing to get active today.

Next up, we’re going to talk about motivation… because willpower can only take you so far. In fact, they say that we only have 2-3 willpower choices per day. So we need to tap into something bigger. We’ll talk about that tomorrow…

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