the way to start a day

by Holly on April 22, 2011

in breakfast,life,randomness

Wake up…


…wash my face (first, my hands)…

…and moisturize.

Always moisturize.

Heat up water for French press coffee…

…fumble around in fridge for coffee…

…and accidentally grab a leftover pepperjack-stuffed cheeseburger.

Contemplate eating cheeseburger for breakfast…

…put cheeseburger back…

…grab coffee…

…stub toe on fridge door…


…and blend.

Blend baby blend.

One-half cup skim milk…

…one-half cup classic lime mar-GO-rita

(*note: an a.m. drink is sometimes necessary when you run out of milk)

…one cup frozen berries…

…half a banana…

…one tablespoon chia seeds…

…and one large handful spinach.

Pour smoothie into a bowl…

…top with cranberry orange Galaxy Granola

…a loving spoonful of peanut butter…

…sit down at the table…


…sip coffee…

and devour.


…take a lung-bursting breath…


…and check my teeth in the mirror.

Those chia seeds tend to get stuck.

How do YOU start your day? Sharing is caring!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 22, 2011 at 5:39 am

I havent been to bed yet, just clearing out my reader and your post popped up. So my day is far from starting. It’s about to end :)

TGIF baby! Happy Easter and hope you have a great weekend!

Lauren April 22, 2011 at 5:47 am

Not a bad way to start a day! :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes April 22, 2011 at 5:48 am

Due to jet lag, my mornings have been starting WAY too early and not very organized…. I just ate leftover barley soup for “breakfast” at 3:00 a.m… :)

Have a great weekend!

megan @ the oatmeal diaries April 22, 2011 at 6:05 am

I had practically the same breakfast today! Well, minus the marg mix and spinach. Twins!!

Amber April 22, 2011 at 6:12 am

Wake up
Take dogs outside to pee
Turn on coffee maker
Let dogs inside
Feed dogs
Make my coffee
Enjoy coffee and a piece of fruit
get ready for work
come home
enjoy weekend

Have a good Easter!

Katie April 22, 2011 at 6:28 am

My day always starts with a tall warm glass of water with lemon, then I make coffee, eat breakfast, make my lover fiance breakfast and son breakfast, ahhhhhhhh I love mornings!

Oh and I do pee before anything, forgot that! ha! TMI!

Happy Easter Weekend!!!! xoxo <3

Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport April 22, 2011 at 6:32 am

Wake – 5:45 – thank you jet lag – pee – wash – kitchen – fruit – french press – sit – enjoy!

Happy Easter!

Susan April 22, 2011 at 6:54 am

You know who first taught me the importance of moisturizing? Not my mom. It was Mr. Jay on the first cycle of America’s Next Top Model in middle school. I still remember.

Coffee is the most important start to my day. Although I’d be forced to choose bathroom over it if I could only pick one thing. Coffee with wet pants does not sound fun. Wow I am incredibly crude.

Happy Friday Holly!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans April 22, 2011 at 6:54 am

get jolted out of bed by colin’s alarm
groan and try to convince him he doesn’t need to go to work that day
brush teeth
make his bed
kiss him goodbye
bike home
go to work

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 22, 2011 at 7:04 am

I love morning routine posts. I wrote one a while ago. It incldues me running into drawers, yelling at my husband to get out of bed about 20 times, and eating oatmeal. Ahhh, what a life.

Jecka April 22, 2011 at 7:14 am

Wake up, groan a little while trying to remember last night’s dream, turn on the bathroom radio, potty, wash face, moisturize, dress, put on makeup, go online & tweet, pack my breakfast, lunch and snacks in my lunch bag, grab my keys, and head out the door!

mylittlecelebration April 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

i would’ve eaten the cheeseburger. that would’ve been a good friday breakfast choice (wink).

Chris April 22, 2011 at 7:43 am

4 a.m. wake-up, shower, shave, look out the window to decide on weather appropriate attire, make coffee, pack breakfast & lunch for the day, out the door by 4:45….. TGIF ;)

Meister @ The Nervous Cook April 22, 2011 at 8:01 am

Morning is my favorite time of day, and I love hearing how other people spend their early waking hours!

Mine start at 5am: Walk the dog; go for a run (10 miles today; I’m tentatively training for a half marathon!); come home & walk the dog again; shower while the coffee water is boiling; make coffee and toast, pull the fruit & muesli that soaked overnight in soy milk out of the fridge; eat breakfast while bouncing around the Internet until it’s time to hit the bricks.

Oh wow, even just writing this as it was happening made me so happy. Mornings, you are so wonderful!

brandi April 22, 2011 at 8:07 am

love this :) especially your smoothie ingredients!

wake up
get dressed
take maggie out to the bathroom
dry hair
pack lunch
make breakfast
eat breakfast…in the car on the way to work…

Evan Thomas April 22, 2011 at 8:25 am

Wake up in the morning feelin’ like P. Diddy
Grab my glasses, I’m out the door. I’m gonna hit this city.
Before I leave brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack
‘Cause when I leave for the night I ain’t comin’ back.

Alison April 22, 2011 at 9:11 am

I love this!!

Kacy April 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

Sounds glorious! My day starts with at least three rounds of snooze, peeing, much stumbling, finding my eyes (first glasses, then contacts), hitting button on coffee maker, struggling into the clothes i’ve laid out the night before so that I won’t be epically late, making the bed (always) and rushing out the door.

Lauren henderson April 22, 2011 at 9:45 am

I woke up in Vegas with a headache…. But your breakfast looks amazing!!

Stephanie R. April 22, 2011 at 10:18 am

how CUTE are you? :) let’s be roommates someday.

Sami April 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

B-E-A-utiful breakfast. although, i probably would’ve been lazy and eaten the cheeseburger.

xo.happy easter!

Megan (Braise the Roof) April 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

You put marg mix in your smoothie? You just officially became my hero. Expect a fan page and swooning teeny boppers to show up at your front door soon.

sofia April 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm

‘rita in the AM? we’re soul mates, obviously. we already knew that though.

i start my day with: coffee with half and half, computer time, shower, yogurt mess of goodness, sparkling water, blowdryer, jet out the door to the subway and into this mess of a real world. oy. no more morning talk… unless we’re talkin’ weekends. on that note, happy friday, miss holly :)

lora April 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm

i usually roll over and look at my phone for the time…then go back to sleep…Then I finally wake up, pee, brush or just shake my hair and go to the living room to turn on the Today Show so I can have my glass of wine with Kathie and Hoda (jk its usually water), then check email and go on facebook to stalk people. thats my morning exactly.


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